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White Gold is an indica-dominant hybrid, with a 60% indica / 40% sativa split. It was originally created by Sensi Seeds, who crossed the famous White Widow strain with Himalayan Gold, hence the name White Gold. This is a powerful strain with an extremely high THC content, and it is recommended that novice smokers enjoy White Gold with caution. More experienced users will be able to appreciate the strength of this strain and its well-rounded effects.
Aroma and Flavour
White Gold has a pungent aroma that is a shock to the system at first, but one that you quickly adjust to and might even enjoy after a while. White Gold buds give off a strong skunk smell even before being broken apart, grabbing your attention immediately. Grinding only makes for a stronger smell and one which is impossible not to notice.
The more complex aroma of White Gold is only released when burned, with an unusual mix of fruity, tropical notes and an almost chemical smell. When smoked within a confined space, it might remind you of walking into a room where too many cleaning products have been used at once, and the room is overcome with citrus-smelling chemicals.
The initial flavor profile of White Gold is rather confusing, with no specific flavors grabbing your attention, there are gentle notes of fruit and earth but nothing that really stands out on its own. As White Gold’s smoke travels down your throat, the taste starts to develop and you are able to pick apart the different flavors that are swirling around your mouth.
As the flavors develop on your tongue, the initially basic fruity taste becomes much sweeter, and you are able to distinguish between the different tropical fruits that make up the flavor which first hits your taste buds. It is a similar experience to drinking a tropical drink without actually knowing what fruits have gone into it, wondering whether that note you just got was a hint of pineapple or one of mango.
As you breathe out, the tropical flavor leaves an almost cloying taste in your mouth, which is mixed with an earthy, somewhat muddy undertone. As the flavors settle down, you are left with a slightly bitter fruity flavor; some people really enjoy this taste, while others find themselves reaching for a glass of water to wash their mouth out.
White Gold is a versatile strain that can be enjoyed both during the day and of an evening, depending on the effects that you are seeking and the amount that you smoke. White Gold stands out from the crowd, as it is a uniquely adaptive strain with effects that very much alter to suit what you are currently doing. Smoking White Gold while enjoying a chilled out evening indoors, you are much more likely to notice the indica driven effects that leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Try White Gold during the middle of the day, however, while in an active and motivated mood, and it has more of an uplifting effect that helps to keep you alert and focused throughout the day.
Regardless of where and when you decide to smoke White Gold, you are guaranteed to experience its euphoric mind high, which sweeps through your brain only a few short minutes after your first puff. Your mind is almost instantly cleared of negative and stressful downers, leaving behind positive, happy thoughts. What is nice about White Gold is that while it does clear your mind, you are still able to stay focused and to concentrate on more complex tasks. It is this unique blend of peace and focus that makes White Gold an ideal strain to enjoy during the day, even when you have a long list of tasks ahead of you that have to be completed.
The mental effects slowly start to settle, and this is where your current surroundings and mood really start to determine your overall experience of White Gold’s high. The euphoric mind buzz can feel extremely motivating, as though anything is possible and lead to a productive and energetic day. Equally, if you are feeling lazy and are in a comfortable setting with very little to do, the calm-headed feeling allows you to entirely relax and make the most of being able to work through deep and complex thoughts.
It is not until much later in the high that the physical and more indica driven effects of White Gold take hold. When smoked in large doses, White Gold can cause you to feel lethargic and sleepy and this is something to be aware of if you are planning on enjoying this as a daytime strain. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a calming strain to help you wind down after a long day, the more intense physical effects of White Gold might be just what you are looking for.
When smoked in smaller doses, White Gold causes your body to feel slightly numb and lazy but without actually causing you to feel sedated and unable to move. This is ideal for those times when your body feels tense and almost painful, and you are in need of something to take away the pain but do not want to be left feeling lazy and unable to leave the sofa.
The most popular reason that people turn to White Gold for medicinal purposes is as a form of stress management, thanks to its uplifting, euphoric mind high. With just a few puffs of White Gold, it is almost impossible to feel negative, and your body becomes much less susceptible to reacting to stress caused by your surroundings. This is the ideal strain for those days when you know that you have a challenge ahead and just need a little help staying calm and positive throughout the day. For similar reasons, White Gold is often recommended for those who suffer from depression and need a cheerful boost to get the day off to a positive start and give you the motivation to keep going.
The majority of the health benefits that are experienced with White Gold come from the mental effects that are felt throughout the high; however, White Gold can also be used as a form of pain management. The full body effects that you experience when smoking White Gold numb your body and make it ideal for even the most persistent of pains. The energizing effects that are commonly experienced act in much the same way as any over the counter pain killer that has added caffeine, giving you a much-needed energy boost to fight the pain and continue with your day.
White Gold has been proven to suppress the feeling of nausea and to increase appetite, making it the perfect strain to counter medications such as chemotherapy and allow you to go about your normal life without a constant sickening feeling in the back of your throat.
It might seem a bit strange with them being almost polar opposites, but White Gold can be used to treat both Insomnia and Fatigue. Being a very adaptable strain means that when taken during the day and in smaller doses, White Gold can give you an almost instant energy boost that fights off fatigue and makes it much easier to stay motivated. But, when smoked during the evening in larger doses, the calming effects of White Widow can make you feel sleepy and actually help your body to shut down for the night.
White Gold takes the best from both of its parent strains and combines them to create a versatile strain that can be enjoyed throughout the day. If you are someone who doesn’t like to switch between different strains and prefers to have one or two well-balanced strains that you can return to time and time again, then White Gold is the perfect solution for you. With a wide mix of effects, White Gold is able to adapt to you in the moment, whether you have a chore-filled day or a lazy night in front of the TV planned. This is definitely one of those strains that you will always want to have on hand; just like your favourite chocolate bar or your go-to brand of coffee, it is there to pick you up whenever you need a familiar face… or a familiar bud.