Anandamide: Getting the Most Out of the Euphoria Molecule

Anandamide is a cannabinoid your body naturally creates. This is named after the sanskrit word ananda, meaning “bliss.”



What Is Anandamide?


What if we told you there was one special molecule that can actually make you feel bathed in bliss?


Well, it’s true. Turns out, humans make their own version of cannabis’ THC.


Scientifically known as N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and a cannabinoid your body naturally produces (this makes it an endocannabinoid).


It also has a molecular structure that just so happens to be strikingly similar to the molecular structure of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which — obviously — is the main psychoactive compound that’s found in cannabis.


Anandamide is  produced within your body’s cell membranes and tissue. However, with a comparatively short half-life and high fat solubility, anandamide is what’s known as a “fragile” molecule.


It’s effects are also short-lived, which is in total contrast to THC, which can stay in your body’s fatty tissues for several weeks.


The Importance of Anandamide


Anandamide is a hugely important molecule that helps regulate appetite, pleasure and positive-reward, and elevated levels may increase the bliss experienced while consuming certain foods.


Such as chocolate.


In fact, anandamide is likely to be part of the cause of the euphoric or blissful experience associated with eating chocolate.

Chocolate and Anandamide



Anandamide, the “bliss molecule,” is basically your body’s unique version of the chemicals found in cannabis (like THC), which also make people happy.




Anandamide has numerous benefits for both your physical and mental health, so you should probably eat as much chocolate as possible. But, this is NOT a medical professional. Still. Chocolate is the way to go.

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Chocolate is full of anandamide, the “bliss molecule.” No wonder everyone loves chocolate so much!



Why Does Chocolate Make Us Happy?


Millions of people seriously LOVE eating chocolate. In fact, Americans eat around 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate per year, which is more than 11 pounds per person.


Yeah. That’s a lot.


New research shows this deep love of chocolate may be a result of the chocolate temporarily increasing your brain’s anandamide levels.


That happens because of theobromine, a primary chemical in chocolate (it’s what hurts your pets). It’s structurally similar to caffeine, but rather than acting as a stimulant, it serves as a relaxant.


Essentially, theobromine boosts anandamide production in your brain, while temporarily slowing its degradation.



Chocolate + Cannabis = Pure Bliss


Anandamide and THC
These chocolate-covered almonds offer the best of both worlds: Anandamide and THC!



So. . . If you take ONE great thing, and add a SECOND great things. . . What is that?


THAT is what happens when chocolate and weed are consumed together.


You’ve got THC, anandamide, theobromine, and CBD all combining into one moment of consumption. So, you get that uplifted, buzzed, and elevated feeling, as all of those cannabinoids engage with one another.


In addition, cannabis makes things taste and have better “mouth feel”, which is why it’s easy to see why cannabis-infused, artisan chocolates would enhance the entire experience. Not to mention elevating your mood!



Chocolate and Cannabis



Alright. Let’s get to the chocolate and cannabis pairings.


Pick out three different types of chocolate or chocolate-covered cannabis product (such as Chocolate Malt Balls, Almonds, and Hazelnuts). You’ve got three unique types of chocolate products, and three flavor profiles of very different origins.





Take a hit before taking a bite of the cannabis-infused chocolate, or just place some of the silky chocolate on your tongue . Let it melt there for a moment before taking another hit as you savor all of the distinct flavors the chocolates have to offer. Try it with each of the chocolate types.


Which one is your favorite?



anandamide and chocolate
It’s likely that anandamide is the reason chocolate is the number one food craving. Add some THC to some artisan chocolates, you’ve got the perfect treat. And, it’s waiting just for you.




Swifts Cannabis Chocolates

To help you find the right Chocolate Covered option, take a look at these three chocolate types:


Malt Balls

This one is every bit of a delectable treat as you would think. The crunch of the toasty, malted center melts into divinely rich coating of fair-sourced, 54% dark chocolate. It’s easy to see why the Swifts malt balls are an overwhelming favorite with unrivaled value.


At 5mg per malt ball, it’s easy for you to indulge in the luxurious bliss of the convenience these edibles offer. This is your moment.



The sweet, buttery crunch of the hazelnuts adds a surprising degree of complexity to the thick coating of rich, fair-trade sourced dark chocolate couverture that’s 54% cacao.


Another highly popular Swifts favorite with unbeatable value, these Hazelnuts are nearly impossible to resist. At 10 mg THC per Hazelnuts pair, you’ll be able to bathe in the bliss of convenience. This is your moment. Isn’t it time to take it?



Savor the smooth, luxurious coating of fair-trade sourced, 54% cacao dark chocolate as it melts over your tongue. Bite into the buttery-soft almond with a crunch. Feel it snap apart into a classic savory, sweet sensation. Relax. Breathe.


Enjoy your moment.




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Chocolate and cannabis: Where anandamide meets THC!




This Is Your Moment.

We’ll help you take it.


With our Swifts chocolates, you can expect to feel the full effects of the edibles to reach its peak within 1 to 2 hours after you’ve enjoyed it. Then, you get to stay in that moment of bliss for a couple more hours after that. Plus, unlike blunts, joints, or pipes, these Swifts Chocolates will stay with you throughout your day, or for a night out on the town. You can just pop one in you mouth and enjoy, without having to change your plans and schedule to fit in a chance to smoke.


Next time you’re at one of our retail locations, make sure to pick up some of Swifts’ delectable chocolate-covered offerings. Free yourself from a world of bills, rent, jobs, housework, and everything else – – and bite into a moment of pure bliss. A moment that’s all your own, as everything else just melts away.


We currently have three enticing chocolate-covered delicacies: Malt Balls, Hazelnuts, and Almonds. Swifts has a moment of bliss to suit every palate.


Anandamide is a cannabinoid your body naturally creates. This is named after the sanskrit word ananda, meaning “bliss.”





What are your favorite chocolate and cannabis pairings — Malt balls, hazelnuts, or almonds?

Share them in the comments section below!

About the author: Alexia Bullard