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5th Element

A cross between Blackberry and All Spark OG, the 5th Element strain (cultivar) is an indica-dominant hybrid containing 70% indica and 30% sativa genetics. The strain’s THC tests at around 15%-22%, while its CBD level tests below 1%. The 5th Element strain is medium-sized with dense, moss-green buds covered in orange hairs and sticky trichomes. 5th Element has been reported to help manage stress, chronic pain, and anxiety.

The 5th Element strain has an initial aroma of diesel, which quickly morphs into an earthy, citrus, berry flavor and smell. Like its parent strains, 5th Element can cause cerebral effects that are felt as a light pressure in the head that relaxes both the body and mind to induce a calming and long-lasting high. 5th Element is both challenging to grow and difficult to find.

The 5th Element strain is indica dominant and was created from a cross between Blackberry and All Spark OG strains. This combination creates 5th Element’s aromas of earth, berries, and citrus, and when smoked, it can result in a highly calming and relaxing high. Due to its calming and relaxing effect and terpene content, 5th Element can be used for various medicinal applications, such as treating stress, anxiety, or insomnia.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

15%-22%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.34%-1.06%

Strain types

  • 70%Indica
  • 30%Sativa

Aromas

  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Earthy

Flavors

  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Earthy

Terpenes

Terpenes make up 1% of 5th Element’s active chemicals, with the primary terpene being myrcene, which helps THC enter the brain to cause a cerebral high.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

Flavonoids

Effects

5th Elements has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Euphoria
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Red Eyes

5th Element strain effects begin within a few minutes and send the user into a state of relaxation with slight pressure around the temples and forehead.

Without the energy of other strains, 5th Element is made for people looking to relax and unwind, with its main reported effects being euphoria, calm, and sleepiness.

Medical Applications

The 5th Element strain has many therapeutic uses. Its therapeutic relaxation and euphoric effects may help manage many mental and physical health conditions.
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Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

THC can blunt the effects of cortisol on stress receptors over time, reducing stress, anxiety, and insomnia associated with PTSD.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

5th Element can dull physical pain and act as an anti-inflammatory, making it useful for short-term pain such as menstrual cramps.

Organ Systems

  • Reproductive

Dosing

Growing

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5th Element plants are small- to medium-sized and can be grown indoors or outdoors. Depending on the conditions the strain is grown in and the technique used, such as the “sea of green (SOG),” yields can be improved. However, 5th Element is known to produce below-average yields. The strain should be grown in an ideal environment to thrive, making it a somewhat tricky plant to grow, especially for beginners.

Height

5th Element is a small- to medium-sized plant that rarely exceeds 50 cm in height. Due to the structure of the plant and the density of the leaves and buds, pruning is an essential technique for optimal growth of the strain.

Humidity and Temperature

The 5th Element strain can withstand unpredictable growing factors such as low temperatures. Because of this, it performs well when cultivated outdoors on a farm or garden in the Northern Hemisphere. However, the strain still does best in hot, humid climates.

Flowering

The 5th Element strain can be grown indoors and outdoors; however, indoor operations can result in higher yields when trained with the “sea of green (SOG)” technique. The 5th Element strain flowers quickly in 49 to 56 days indoors and mid-October when grown outside. Even in ideal conditions, the strain generally produces a below-average yield.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Fifth Element strain?

The 5th Element weed strain is an indica-dominant hybrid known for its sedative effects. Created by Elemental Seeds, 5th Element is a hybrid made from the combination of Blackberry and All Spark OG strains.

What is the best strain ever?

Super Silver Haze is a sativa-dominant strain made from the cross of Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze strains. Bred by Green House Seeds, Super Silver Haze became the first and only strain to win back-to-back first-place prizes at the High Times Cannabis Cup in ‘97, ‘98, and ‘99. This strain is known to create an energetic, uplifting body high that lasts for hours, which not only relaxes but creates a mind-blowing euphoria.

However, what type of cannabis is "best" depends very much on personal preference. Some people may enjoy Super Silver Haze, while others prefer a variety like Blueberry.

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