Omega-3 is the source for human's two most vital fats. It's known to help ease a range of ailments from rheumatoid arthritis to depression and potentially even Alzheimer's. But does it affect your marijuana tolerance?
No scientific research could be found regarding omega-3 and cannabis tolerance. However, recent findings out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign answered questions we’ve sought for since the early 90s.
In 1992, endocannabinoids were first discovered in the human body. Since then, researchers have found many other natural endocannabinoids. They act as natural sustainers in our body for various functions. However, many of their functions and processes remain in question, including just how they convert from acids into cannabis-like relievers.
The Illinois study revealed a mass of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into our bodies’ natural cannabinoids.
However, they do provide valuable anti-inflammatory relief. Professor Aditi Das, a University of Illinois professor of comparative biosciences and biochemistry and the study’s leader, and her team discovered a pathway that provides answers.
Their findings of an enzymatic pathway confirmed how omega-3 binds to our receptors for a natural soothing effect. This authenticated the process to how our body creates a CBD-like effect.
Humans can generate this effect by eating foods such as meat, eggs, fish and nuts. These foods contain omega-3 and 6, both of which convert into endocannabinoids. Professor Das noted that marijuana and endocannabinoids both act as supports for our body's immune system. This makes both attractive subjects to develop anti-inflammation solutions.
Your marijuana tolerance is essentially your endurance to the cannabinoids. Over time, many of us, regardless of ingestion method, will hit a stoner wall of sorts.
Many factors play into this including:
Frequency of consumption
Body mass index
Potency of the product
While no real scientific evidence exists for how Omega-3 will interact with cannabis, some have said that their personal experience is that the supplement does in fact lower tolerance, which means a higher high.