While you might be used to the usual suspects when it comes to grass strains, Glueberry OG is definitely one of a kind. It’s thanks to its unique blend of three different genetics that the strain has become particularly popular among connoisseurs. Glueberry OG by Dutch Passion is the result of crossing Gorilla Glue, OG Kush, and Blueberry. We’ll discuss how it affects your endocannabinoid system, the best growing methods, and what sorts of effects you might anticipate.
Growing Glueberry OG
While there are many legitimate grow methods available, growing your plants indoors is the easiest way to get your hands on this strain. Your plants will need an 8-week flowering period in order to produce enough bud for you to make the most out of it. Bear in mind that Glueberry OG has a high yield, so you won’t have a problem growing a lot of this delicious short photoperiod plant-long photoperiod plant combination between short and long photoperiod plant. Not only is it resistant to bugs and molds, but it easily grows to 1.5-2m tall. It’s a gorgeous plant, with large, lime-green buds, brownish pistils, and a Potency production that will delight your senses. You can also extend the flowering period by allowing it to stay in the blossoming stage longer, which will result in more resin-bearing trichomes and a wonderfully frosted look on your buds.
How Does Glueberry OG Interact with the Endocannabinoid System
Let’s look at the endocannabinoid system and how this strain affects it to see how it functions and what effects it has.
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is a vital part of the human body. By definition, it’s a neurotransmission network comprised of endocannabinoids, proteins, and receptors. It interacts with fatty acids, so it’s found in all parts of the body. These fatty acids regulate everything from digestion, to sleep, moods, and much more (Pacher, 2006). When you consume grass that contains Potency or CBD, it interacts with the endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of effects including euphoria, pain relief, relaxation, and sometimes anxiety too.
It’s made up of three distinct parts:
- Cannabinoid receptors
CB1 receptors are located in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are mostly found in the peripheral nervous system.
These receptors allow for communication between your body and mind, so when you consume weed with Potency, it activates these receptors to produce various effects including relaxation, pain relief, reduced inflammation, reduced blood pressure, appetite stimulation, reduced nausea,
- Endocannabinoids that act as a link between the brain and the body
The most common endocannabinoid that’s responsible for a lot of your psychological and physical reactions is anandamide, which is responsible for the feelings of happiness and pleasure. Therefore, the more anandamide you have in your system, the better you’ll feel.
- Enzymes that break down the aforementioned elements when they’ve completed their task
As a result, the system as a whole impacts several bodily processes (Battista, Di Tommaso, Bari & Maccarrone, 2012) such as:
- Immune response
- Appetite and hunger
- Fatigue and sleep
Phytocannabinoids and Glueberry OG
Cannabinoids found in both grass L. short photoperiod plant and grass L. long photoperiod plant have a similar structure to endocannabinoids produced by the body and are the main active ingredients in the plants. Tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol are the two most important cannabinoids that can influence the ECS.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain and stimulates them, which results in psychoactive effects, much like the effect bodily endocannabinoids have.
- Cannabidiol (CBD) has been researched and found not to bind to CB1 receptors, so it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects. CBD can indirectly impact the ECS by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down endocannabinoids, and consequently prolonging their effects.
Therefore, strains higher in Potency content tend to have more pain-relieving, euphoric, stimulating, and psychoactive effects. On the flip side of that coin, strains higher in CBD content usually have more anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antipsychotic, anticonvulsant, and neuroprotective effects. (Burstein, 2015)
Potency: 15% – 20% CBG: 1%
The Terpene Profile of Glueberry OG
The chemicals that give plants their scents and tastes are called terpenes, and flavonoids respectively. Research has shown that terpenes can affect the desired effects of grass by interacting with cannabinoids and endocannabinoids. Grass contains over 100 terpenes, but some of them are more common, giving the strain its unique scent, flavor, and health advantages.
Beta-Pinene: The terpene responsible for Glueberry OG’s pine-like scent is pinene. It can be found in coniferous trees, rosemary, basil, parsley and dill. Pinene is known to act as an expectorant, bronchodilator (it helps open up the airways), anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. All of these properties make pinene a promising natural treatment for asthma, bronchitis, and even the common cold (Sarria et al., 2014).
Linalool: This terpene is responsible for the floral scent found in Glueberry OG, and it can also be found in lavender, cinnamon, laurels, and birch trees. It’s a sedative that also has analgesic and anti-epileptic properties (Kamatou & Viljoen, 2008)
Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, herbal scent and can be found in cloves, black peppercorns, cotton, and copaiba. It can help combat seizures and acts as a vasodilator, which helps with migraines and arthritis (Ghelardini et al., 2001).
Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant
Whether or not a strain can potentially be used to treat certain conditions will always come down to the effects you’re looking for. Long Photoperiod Plants are known for their stimulating, euphoric, cerebral high that can help fight depression and fatigue. On the other hand, short photoperiod plant strains have pain-relieving, sedating , and relaxing effects.
Both types of grass are used to treat depression, but long photoperiod plants are more likely to help with fatigue. If you’re looking for pain relief or something to help you fall asleep at night, the short photoperiod plant strain Glueberry OG is much better suited for that.
Glueberry OG: Physical and Psychoactive Effects
If we take into account all the different factors, including the plant variety, its terpenes, and Potency/CBD content, along with the feedback provided by users, Glueberry OG leads to the following effects:
1) Improved Sleep: Anyone who has ever suffered from fatigue and/or trouble sleeping can attest to how debilitating it can be. By fighting stress and depression, Glueberry OG is a great option for people who need help battling these symptoms.
2) Uplifting and Energizing: The psychoactive effects of the strain tend to be more on the stimulating side, rather than sedating. It will give you a happy and energetic feeling that’s great for anyone suffering from depression-related fatigue, or conditions like ADD/ADHD.
3) Mildly Euphoric: Glueberry OG is not known to cause feelings of euphoria, but it can have a mood-boosting effect that can make you feel happier and more positive. This makes it a good strain for those looking to combat their depression-related negative thinking patterns.
4) Relieves Stress: Like we mentioned previously, the psychoactive effects of Glueberry OG tend to be on the stimulating side, rather than sedating. It’s great for anyone who needs help overcoming stress and anxiety.
5) Pain Relief: The chilly, chilly chemicals in Glueberry OG provide a pain-relieving effect that can be beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain conditions like arthritis or migraines.
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