Super Silver Haze from Amsterdam Genetics

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Super Silver Haze from Amsterdam Genetics is a legendary strain with an impressive genetic lineage. Originally cultivated in the late 1990s from Haze, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights, this award winner continues to be in high demand. 

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 400 M2
Indoor Yield (g): 550 to 600 M2
Flowering Time (days): 10 to 11 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month:
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Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plant
Climate: High Temperatures

Growing Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze is a hardy plant that is resistant to powdery mildew, mold, and pest infestations. However, this tall, branchy plant requires high temperatures, plenty of space, and ample sunlight to reach its full potential, making it a better option for growers with a bit of experience. 

Super Silver Haze will begin flowering large buds in around 10 to 11 weeks. Unlike most varieties, it actually produces a bit more when grown in optimal conditions indoors rather than outdoors. Indoor harvests average around 550 to 600 grams per square meter while outdoor growers harvest around 400 grams per square meter.  

How Does Super Silver Haze Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

The benefits of cannabis L. long photoperiod plant and cannabis L. short photoperiod plant, including pain relief, increased appetite, and even the feelings of euphoria, are all caused by how it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS),  a cell-signaling network within the nervous system, acts as the bridge between the brain and body (Lu, Mackie; 2016) with the goal of keeping the body in optimal balance. The ECS is responsible for regulating a variety of bodily responses (Zou, Kumar; 2018), including:   

  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immune response
  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain response
  • Nausea and vomiting response
  • Memory 

Three components make up the ECS: 

  1. Endocannabinoids: These are neurotransmitters that carry messages to the nerve cells to stimulate or assist with bodily functions. 
  2. Endocannabinoid receptors: Endocannabinoids attach to receptors located on cell surfaces in order to transmit the signal or message and stimulate a response. There are two primary endocannabinoid receptors:  
    1. CB1 receptors are mainly expressed in the brain and central nervous system, thus, endocannabinoids targeting these receptors may relieve pain, stimulate the appetite, or elevate the mood. 
    2. CB2 receptors are expressed in the immune system, so endocannabinoids will bind to these to calm inflammation in the body. 
  3. Enzymes synthesize and break down cannabinoids after they complete their function. 

Phytocannabinoids and Super Silver Haze

Phytocannabinoids are the active ingredients in cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. These are chemical compounds that have a similar structure to the endocannabinoids the body produces, allowing them to interact with the endocannabinoid system when introduced. Specifically, there are two phytocannabinoids that interact with the ECS:  

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) binds to CB1 receptors and is also the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. This chemical is what causes the increased euphoria, increased appetite, and sleepy feelings. 
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) does not bind to the receptors like Potency does (Laprairie, Bagher, et al. 2015), nor does it cause psychoactive effects. Instead, CBD works to extend the lifespan of endocannabinoids created by the body, increasing the pain relief, relaxation, and other benefits they offer. 

Strains with higher concentrations of Potency cause stronger psychoactive effects, while strains high in CBD won’t shift your mental state, but can provide better relief from symptoms of chronic pain, stress, and depression. Super Silver Haze from  Amsterdam Genetics contains 25 percent Potency and minimal CBD. 

The Terpene Profile of Super Silver Haze

Terpenes are the chemical compounds inside plants that create their aroma profile. Each strain of cannabis can have up to 150 terpenes present, which is why there are so many varieties of aroma and flavor, from earthy and herbal to sweet or citrusy. 

Terpenes don’t just affect the aroma, though. Recent studies show that terpenes can cross the blood-brain barrier and work in synergy with endocannabinoids as well as phytocannabinoids to provide added pain relieving benefits, decrease anxiety, or reduce inflammation in the body. The three dominant terpenes in Super Silver Haze are: 

  • Myrcene: Found in basil, hops, and lemoncannabis, this terpene has an earthy, herbal scent. It also offers anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties (Surendran, Qassadi, Lilley, 2021). 
  • Limonene: Found in citrus peels, this terpene has a fruity, lemony aroma. Studies suggest that limonene has uplifting properties and can boost serotonin (Eddin et al. 2021).
  • Caryophyllene: This is a spicy aroma compound that is also found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. From a wellness perspective, it is best known for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation in the body (Scandiffio, Geddo, Cottone, et al. 2020). 

The aroma of Super Silver Haze is much more earthy and herbal with notes of familiar skunk and lightened by bright citrus to create a complex profile. 

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant

The two types of cannabis used for wellness are cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. Both interact with the ECS to stimulate the appetite, create feelings of euphoria and happiness, and reduce pain and stress, they do have different effects. Long Photoperiod Plants offer a cerebral experience, boosting energy and motivation, increasing creativity, and helps the user focus. Short Photoperiod Plants tend to create a “body buzz” that leads to deep physical relaxation and sleepiness as well as mental relaxation. Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plants tend to be dominant in one or the other, but providing a more balanced overall experience.

Super Silver Haze is a 70 percent long photoperiod plant combination between short and long photoperiod plant, so it hits quickly, helping the user feel pleasantly alert and focused without jittery feelings. The short photoperiod plant presence helps take the edge off to create a focused mind and relaxed body. 

The Physical and Psychoactive Effects of Super Silver Haze

By taking into consideration that Super Silver Haze is a long photoperiod plant dominant strain with a high Potency potency and a unique terpene profile, you can better predict what kind of effects and benefits you will experience. We also listened to user feedback to get a “real world” look at what you can expect: 

  • Boosted energy
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved focus
  • Feelings of happiness and euphoria
  • Relief from malaise and depression
  • Stress relief
  • Relieves pain caused by inflammation
  • Relieves muscle and joint pain

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