CATEGORY: Flower / Hybrid
TYPE: Sativa Dominant Hybrid 80% Sativa / 20% Indica
THC CONTENT: 25%
CBD CONTENT: < 1%
EFFECTS: Energizing, Euphoria, Focus, Sociable
FLAVORS: Herbal, Menthol, Pine, Sweet
AROMAS: Earthy, Herbal, Pine, Sage
RECOMMENDED USE: Afternoon
MEDICAL USES: Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Loss of Appetite, Nausea
DESCRIPTION: Beyond the Brain is a proprietary strain of cannabis from Mandala Seeds. Mandala Seeds is a leading grower in the cannabis field, as many of their growing and seed production methods have been adopted across the globe. It is an incredibly Sativa-dominant hybrid strain, genetically engineered to give users a haze-free mental high. The strain debuted in 2010 to mass appeal, despite being a limited edition grow. Since then, Mandala Seeds has brought the strain out of their seed bank and started selling its seeds to growers.
Expect variations in the bud sizes for Beyond the Brain, as it has a few different phenotypes when it comes to height, which can affect bud size. Most Beyond the Brain buds are small, fluffy, and bright green in color. These colors are accentuated by furry amber pistils and a thick coating of off-white trichomes. Expect this bud to smell of mint, pine, and herbs. It’s not too pungent, but definitely noticeable to non-smokers. When burned, these scents become a vibrant wave of flavor that washes over your palate. Many users report a slight flavor of menthol on exhale.
Beyond the Brain is still hard to come by, as it is a pretty specific strain of cannabis, not nearly as popular as Sour Diesel or Blue Dream. Despite this, it remains an incredibly potent strain (with THC levels reaching as high as 25%) that is great for medicinal use. Its potent high has been used by many for a range of ailments from stress and anxiety to nausea and inflammation.
Beyond the Brain is a cross between a female landrace Colombian Sativa, a Haze hybrid, and a Satori male. It can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse, but it requires a good light source. For an indoor grow, Mandala Seeds recommend 400 to 600 watts per square meter. The strain has two very different phenotypes: one is shorter and the other, larger. Depending on the phenotype, the yield ranges between 250 to 600 grams per square meter when grown indoors, and 500 to 1000 grams per plant when grown outdoors. Requiring 70 days to flower, Beyond the Brain carries up to 25% THC.