High Potency Hemp strains have specific flavors, aroma, and potency when they are cultivated. A.M.S or Anti-Mold Strain as it’s also called is an short photoperiod plant/long photoperiod plant variety that is a cross between Swiss Fragolina and Swiss Gran Flora. It is produced by Green House Seed Company in The Netherlands. A.M.S is just one of numerous strains available. While the large variety is welcome, it can also become overwhelming. This is why we have compiled an in-depth profile of the A.M.S. strain. We have information about its growth and harvest as well as its effects on the endocannabinoid system.
|Outdoor Yield (g): 800 per Plant|
|Indoor Yield (g): 500 – 700 M2|
|Flowering Time (days): 56 and 63|
|Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: end of September|
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|Short Photoperiod Plant %: 60|
|Long Photoperiod Plant %: 40|
|Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant|
A.M.S. is an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain (60/40) that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. A.M.S. produces tall plants with slender leaves, especially when it is grown outdoors. It is generally ready in late September when grown outdoors and between 56 and 63 days when grown indoors. It is known to produce very high yields between 500 and 700 gr/sqm. Outdoor growth typically produces the highest yields. A.M.S. is known to be mold resistant as well as being resistant to disease and pests.
As a feminized grass seed, A.M.S. only produces female plants. Male plants can often over pollinate the females’ flowers which can impact the quality of any output. Also, the female grass l. Short Photoperiod Plant plants produce buds that can be smoked or turned into edibles.
The Potency content of A.M.S. is 19% which is considered on the high side. We’ll take a closer look at what this means for the endocannabinoid system later on.
Flavinoid and Aroma Profile of A.M.S.
Scent and flavor profiles are determined by chemical compounds called terpenes. Terpenes produce strong scents and also affect the endocannabinoid system.
A.M.S. contains three major terpenes, Myrcene, Humulene, and Pinene.
Myrcene – This is commonly found in hops plants, lemongrass, and thyme. The flowers of the grass plant also contain myrcene.
Humulene – This is the key component of the hop plant. Clove and ginger also contain it.
Pinene – This is naturally abundant and provides a fresh scent of pine needles. It’s also found in rosemary and basil.
The top reported aromas of A.M.S. are grapefruit and sweet. The smell has also been described as musky, sharp, and even peppery. Users say it has an extreme sweet citrus taste with a sour finish.
How A.M.S. Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System
When you’re considering A.M.S., it’s important to understand how the terpenes affect the endocannabinoid system. But first, we must look at what the endocannabinoid system does for the body.
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is a cell-signaling system in the nervous system that regulates a variety of immediate functions in the body (Zou, Kumar 2018). These include:
- Immune response
- Inflammatory response
- Pain response
- Nausea and vomiting response
The endocannabinoid system contains three parts:
- Endocannabinoids or endogenous cannabinoids are produced by the body to keep things running smoothly.
- Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind to the receptors, to tell the endocannabinoid system that it needs to take action. There are CB1 and CB2 receptors. When endocannabinoids bind to them, it can result in less stress, a greater appetite, and better sleep. CB2 receptors are mostly found in the peripheral nervous system and immune cells. When endocannabinoids bind to these receptors, they can boost immune response and reduce pain and inflammation.
The effect each strain will have on the body will depend on which endocannabinoid it binds to and where the receptor is located.
- Enzymes break down endocannabinoids after they complete their functions.
The endocannabinoid system is important because it keeps the body healthy and allows it to maintain homeostasis.
The Effects of A.M.S. on the Endocannabinoid System
Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) and terpenes determine the impact A.M.S. will have on the endocannabinoid system. Terpenes in grass l. Short Photoperiod Plant is absorbed by the body and can also act on the endocannabinoid system (Pamplona, da Silva, Coan, 2018.) to support the effects of Potency and CBD.
Research shows the terpenes in A.M.S. may have the following effects:
- Myrcene – This terpene is known to be a powerful antioxidant. One study found that it could protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Another study found that it has similar effects when it comes to protecting heart tissue.
- Humulene – One study showed that humulene may be able to prevent allergic reactions and asthma. Another study showed promise when it comes to protecting cells. Researchers are looking into whether it can help protect cells from cancer.
- Pinene – Researchers have found that pinene may have therapeutic effects such as being restorative. Pinene can act as a bronchodilator which helps to allow more air into the lungs. It can also have an anti-inflammatory effect and may help to fight off germs when inhaled.
The Potency level also helps to determine the impact A.M.S. has on the endocannabinoid system. Potency is a cannabinoid that is present in strains of grass l. Short Photoperiod Plant. It is responsible for generating that “high” feeling that many people encounter as well as triggering a psychoactive response.
A.M.S. has a Potency level of 19% which is considered to be on the high side. It is often recommended for moderate to experienced users, not for beginners.
The Psychoactive Effects of A.M.S.
Users describe A.M.S. as producing a strong high with a clear side and a more introspective one. People have also reported feeling motivated and energetic.
Since A.M.S. is a more Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain it causes a more physiological response with more relaxing qualities versus those that are long photoperiod plant-dominant giving more mentally invigorating effects.
Some people who have used A.M.S. say it has helped with their aches and pains. Others say it has helped them deal with chronic stress. Flowers of the A.M.S. strain also contain small amounts of the cannabinoid CBN which is associated with pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-stimulating effects.
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