Brains Damage Strain Review – Bonza Blog
Brains Damage can be quite an intimidating strain. After all, at 18% to 23%, its THC levels are higher than most of the products in the industry. Going beyond one’s own tolerance level will definitely turn into an overwhelming experience. The senses are heightened with its uncharacteristic but intense head high while a couch lock looms.
In moderation, however, it is quite pleasant. It attracts Sativa-lovers with its quick-acting cerebral effects while its tranquilizing body buzz continues to entice Indica enthusiasts. Not only that, it is quite long-lasting too.
|Brains Damage Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Acapulco x Hawaii 1993 x Mango 2001 x K.C. 636|
|THC %||18% to 23%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Climate||Cool and dry climate|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Late September to late October|
|Average Yield||140 g/sqm / 900 g/plant|
In creating the strain, KC Brain took two landrace Sativas – Mexican and Hawaiian. From the two, Brains Damage gained its head-slamming quality and famous moniker. The Indica-dominant Mango, as well as the elusive KC 636, was later added to balance out the cerebral focused effects. At the same time, it also added to its strong medicinal potential and stress-crushing high.
It should come as no surprise that Brains Damage is ripe with therapeutic potential in spite of its low CBD. In fact, it is one of the best strains to use against spasticity and seizures. Although, treading through this path requires the approval of a health professional.
Odor and Flavors
Brains Damage is not as repulsive as its name may suggest. In fact, it conjures a calming scenery with its pungent overtones of wet soil. Enhancing it are the tangy notes of grapefruit which turn into a sour undertone as the buds are combusted and the smoke is inhaled. On the exhale, it leaves a diesel aftertaste in the mouth.
Brains Damage has a relatively quick onset. Although an atypical quality of an Indica-leaning strain, its fast-acting effects remains to be one of the reasons why enthusiasts prefer it. Within minutes after the first two to three puffs, a rush of euphoria swarms the mind. Resulting from it is a mental clarity that creates a path for thoughts and ideas to flourish.
Although subtle, the mental stimulation renews perspectives and interest. It allows casual users to focus on a task or project with heightened motivation. An openness to opinion and constructive criticism is visible too, as one completely takes into account suggestions that can propel a concept forward.
Staying concentrated for a few hours can be quite draining. For this reason, having snacks prepared ahead of time will help users replenish the lost energy. Of course, it is best to wrap up the brainstorming session early. The strain, albeit its stimulating head high, is still a heavy-hitter.
After about an hour or two, a light pressure from the temples travels through the muscles. It unties knots and soothes tension in its wake. In the limbs, it plants a heaviness that gradually intensifies until users eventually fall asleep.
While its initial cerebral onset is impressive, Brains Damage should still be reserved for late afternoons at home or early evenings. Right before dinner, preferably. Otherwise, its hard-hitting buzz will interfere with the day’s plans.
Although the sudden feeling of anxiety is mostly associated with Sativa-leaning strains, Brains Damage can still induce the same effect with its high levels of THC. This is precisely why users should refrain from using too much of it and should, instead, use small doses before gradually building it up.
A more common experience with the strain is dryness, which present itself in the eyes and the mouth. At times, it may be accompanied by dizziness too. Both are temporary though and can be easily relieved by downing a few glasses of water.
Medical Use and Benefits
Brains Damage is ripe with medicinal potential. Its high levels of THC do not only serve to brighten the day with its recreational and uplifting head high. It also provides patients with a relaxing buzz that is filled with painkilling properties. Hence, it is an effective analgesic to soothe the various aches and pains the body.
Among its best uses, in fact, is soothing the muscles and preventing it from contracting uncontrollably. It is a source of comfort to patients dealing with seizures as it has antispasmodic qualities. The same psychoactive compound also reduces spasticity or the tightening of the muscles.
Replacing the tension and tightness is a light buzzing pressure that reinvigorates users from the physical exhaustion that accompanies being plagued by disease. It supports the mental faculties too. Through its happy high, it relieves the mind of negativity and hopelessness while enhancing moods.
Falling asleep right after is not uncommon. Freed of mental and physical inhibitions, users are lulled softly to sleep as happy thoughts fill the mind and the body is gently released from the shackles of pain. Not only that, the strain also improves the quality and quantity of rest.
Growing Brains Damage
Brains Damage is not a difficult strain to grow. Its landrace and Indica heritage influenced its growth profile greatly. This is evident in the low-maintenance of its stalks and the hardiness of its branches. And so, it is among the easiest strains to grow.
Cultivated indoors, it need not be topped as its heights peaks at 90 centimeters. However, it will need to be pruned. A naturally bushy plant, its wide leaves can interfere with light and air circulation in the lower nodes. Not only that, cutting away dead parts improves nutrient distribution by redirecting it to healthier budding sites.
An added benefit of growing Brain Damage in controlled environments is that growers can adjust temperatures, humidity levels, and light intensity accordingly. Moreover, breeders can also choose mediums. Soil will undoubtedly bring out fuller flavors but a hydroponics setup hastens the growing process and can even double the yield. Regardless, supplementing the plant’s growth with the Sea of Green is recommended. After flowering for 8 to 10 weeks, each square meter will produce at least 140 grams of buds depending on the grower’s skill.
In its natural habitat, which is a cool and dry climate, it produces more than triple of its indoor yield so long as growers provide it with adequate nutrients and strategically locate it in area where sunlight can easily be absorbed. Between the last week of September to the middle of October, it produces at least 900 grams of buds per plant.
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