How to Drink Legal LeanSeptember 16, 2021 10:21 pm Categorised in: Product Guides Leave your thoughts
Lean, known colloquially as ‘Purple Drank’, ‘Barre’, ‘Syrup’ or ‘Sizzurp’ is one of those substances that everyone assumed will continue to remain banned. Traditionally (and illegally), you make lean by mixing cough syrup (promethazine and codeine) with any fizzy drink. Sometimes adding a sweet/candy to make the purplish liquid.
Lean has come a long way since its beginnings which is heavily rooted in hip-hop culture. Artists like Lil Wayne, DJ Screw rose to fame by their lean enabled rap form which was rapping over slowed down beans which mirrored lean’s effects. Thanks to advances in the medical field, lean no longer holds the stigma it once did a few years ago.
Today, the emergence of legal lean has led to an increase in search terms like ‘how to drink legal lean’ and ‘how to use legal lean. In this article, we are going to be covering some of our favorite ways to drink legal lean.
Legal Lean: How did we get here
Traditionally, you make lean or purple drank or purp by mixing cough syrup (which contains codeine) prescribed by a doctor and any soft drink or candy. Each one of these materials is completely legal. They can be purchased from most departmental stores and pharmacies without the need for any form of identification.
But what made lean illegal and dangerous was the presence of a few harmful ingredients, one of which is codeine. Codeine, an opiate that induces feelings of euphoria in its users, may cause health issues in its users after use over a long time. Because of the classification of codeine, it is legally in the same category as morphine and other opioids like Vicodin, oxycontin, and heroin. The substance is also addictive and users who have continued to use it for a prolonged period could suffer from withdrawal symptoms if not managed carefully.
What’s in Legal Lean?
Lean contains many botanical ingredients that are popular for being calming, soothing, and potentially beneficial for sleep. These ingredients include St. John’s wort, valerian root, skullcap, and kava kava, among others.
In addition to these natural ingredients, legal lean also contains the essential vitamins your body requires daily. Legal Lean is available in Grape (Act) flavor containing four B-vitamins; B3, B5, B6, and B12, which all help with the metabolic processes taking place in the gastrointestinal tract.
B3 (niacin), a cholesterol and triglyceride absorbing agent, works in tandem with B5 (pantothenic acid), to metabolize and synthesize fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Furthermore, B5 produces coenzyme A, which helps combat chronic fatigue. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is integral in the breakdown and production of glycogen. That’s the storage form of the body’s fuel source, glucose. Glycogen stored in the liver is broken down and released at points when the body’s sugar levels are critically low. B6 also has been connected to many other enzymes in the body that play a part in metabolism. The final vitamin, B12 (cobalamin) is to ensure the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system.
Our favorite lean recipes:
- Traditional lean:
This is the most common and effective way of drinking lean. You start with a cup, toss in a few blocks of ice, and pour in your lean. Subsequently, you pour your sprite inside and it is ready to drink!
- Did someone say sweet?
Let’s face it, cough syrup does not have the best taste. That’s why any ‘how to drink legal lean’ or ‘how to use legal lean’ article mentions attempts to fix it. To combat this, we like to add a bit of sweetener to our mix to mask that cough aftertaste.
- Malt anyone?
A bit of an unpopular opinion here. Swapping out the traditional sprite for a malt-based drink as a mixer gives lean a whole different perspective. To begin, it loses its purplish color and that aftertaste isn’t as pronounced as it is with Sprite! We recommend! When using lean, it is important to begin with a low dose and work your way up to your ideal quantity. Avoid manning any equipment or machinery and most importantly driving. For people looking to improve their mood and quality of sleep, Legal Lean is one of the best ways to do it. Shop now on our store here.