Vanilla Frosting Strain

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A true hybrid known for its happy and relaxing effects that activate the mind while relaxing the body.

Possible Uses:

People often say they feel a sense of happy creativity and focus that enables them to accomplish many tasks.

Terpene Profile

  • Myrcene
  • Pinene
  • Caryophyllene

Scent + Flavor

  • Creamy
  • Smooth
  • Vanilla
  • Gas
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If you’ve been on the hunt for a cannabis type that delivers a winning mix of euphoria and bodily ease, the Vanilla Frosting strain is one you’ll want to learn more about. Whether you’re looking to reduce the symptoms of anxiety or stress, you just may find yourself licking the spoon for another taste of this sweet and vanilla-scented strain.

Vanilla Frosting’s Genetics, Effects and Cannabinoids

When assessing a cannabis strain, the first question most people want to know is: Is it an indica or a sativa strain? While classic indica strains are associated with a powerful “body high,” sativas tend to be associated with mental stimulation and uplift (you can refresh your knowledge here).

As it turns out, the Vanilla Frosting strain is a hybrid, balancing key aspects of both major types fairly evenly. That means that in addition to indica-like relaxing effects, it provides a strong burst sativa-style euphoria and uplift.

As with any strain, Vanilla Frosting—sometimes known as “Vanilla Frost strain”—derives these qualities from its “parent strains.” According to the original cultivator, Humboldt Seed Company, the Vanilla Frosting strain is descended from:

  • Humboldt Gelato: An even indica-sativa split hybrid, Humboldt Gelato is noted for its vibrant and long-lasting effects, including a happy energetic lift with non-sedative relaxation. Flavorwise, look for a sweet and sour creamy citrus notes with light touches of spice and fruit.
  • Humboldt Frost: Another evenly balanced hybrid strain, the effects of Humboldt Frost are fairly consistent with those of Humboldt Gelato. Fans often report feeling “super calm” and “at peace with the world” after sampling this potent strain.

What about Vanilla Frosting strain effects? Knowing what we do about the strain’s parents, it’s no surprise that people report Vanilla Frosting is often used to mitigate feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. As we’ve shared before, a number of studies support the notion that cannabis can tame the symptoms of anxiety and related disorders such as PTSD.

Like all cannabis strains, the secret to these effects comes largely through Vanilla Frosting’s cannabinoid profile. Cannabinoids, of course, are a family of natural compounds that includes THC and CBD. In addition to imparting most of the intoxicating “high,” THC has been shown to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Speaking of THC, the Vanilla Frosting strain contains roughly 20%+ THC, making it a fairly potent one. Especially if you’re using it to tame anxiety, you may have better results using less than more. As clinical studies suggest, an excess of THC tends to stimulate anxiety instead of diminishing it.

The Vanilla Frost strain doesn’t contain CBD. That said, it does contain a fair percentage of CBG. As some studies suggest, this minor but medically impactful cannabinoid may help treat neurodegenerative and gut diseases.

Terpenes, Aromas, Flavors

While Vanilla Frosting is beloved for its cerebral effects, it’s also noted for its sweet and vanilla-scented aromatics. These characteristics are largely due to the strain’s terpene profile, which includes:

  • Myrcene: As the dominant terpene in mangoes, myrcene brings fruity and earthy notes to Vanilla Frosting’s scent and flavor
  • Pinene: This terpene brings a fresh and woodsy element to the mix, reminiscent of a pine forest
  • Caryophyllene: Most often associated with the signature smell of black pepper, caryophyllene brings a spicy kick

As some of the most impactful compounds found in cannabis, terpenes are worthy of a deep dive in their own right. As the “essential oils” found in cannabis as well as countless other natural products, they lend flavors aromas, and—as a growing body of clinical research suggests—important medical benefits as well.

Myrcene has been shown to have potential analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic (or anxiety-reducing) effects. And pinene, as well as lending a characteristic resinous scent, may neuroprotective and analgesic effects, among others.

Growing the Vanilla Frosting Strain

According to many cultivators, Vanilla Frosting strain is reasonably easy to grow, thriving both indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouse grow spaces. Especially notable is the beautiful display of long, heavy, and resin-dusted flower. Whether grown indoors, outside, or in a greenhouse, the flowering time is roughly 60 to 65 days. Provided they follow good growing practices, cultivators can expect bountiful yields from forgiving and fun plant to grow.

Explore Vanilla Frosting and More With Vireo

We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this Vanilla Frosting strain review! Here at Vireo Health, we’re thrilled to be able to offer this very special cannabis variety. If you’re interested in learning more about this or any of the other strains of cannabis we feature, visit our Cannabis Library to explore our database of other sativa, indica, and hybrid varieties.

Or, visit our online menu to browse the strains we currently have in stock for cannabis delivery in New York. We hope to see you soon!

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