Cannabis in the Summer: Staying Hydrated and Healthy ☀️

Cannabis in the Summer: Staying Hydrated and Healthy ☀️

Hi Bellas ☀️

As we dive into the beautiful summer sunshine, it's super important to think about how we can enjoy cannabis while staying healthy and hydrated.

Today, let’s chat about how cannabis intersects with hydration 💧, your menstrual cycle 🌙, managing diabetes , and staying safe during long days and events outside in these sunny months. We’ll cover all the common factors that play a role in making your summer cannabis experience a delightful one.

Ready to dive in? Let’s go!

Hydration and Cannabis: The Perfect Summer Balance

We love the endless possibilities of summer – beach days, pool parties, hiking trips, and more, but let’s not forget hydration essentials. Did you know that our bodies are about 60% water?

Here’s what can happen when we’re low on hydration:

  • Fatigue and Weakness: 🥱 Dehydration can lead to feelings of tiredness and low energy, affecting your overall mood and physical performance.
  • Headaches and Dizziness: 💆‍♀️ Lack of water can cause headaches and make you feel dizzy, disrupting your day and causing discomfort.
  • Dry Skin and Eyes: 👁️ Dehydration can affect skin health, making it dry and flaky. It can also cause dry eyes, adding to discomfort.
  • Cognitive Impairment: 🧠 Even mild dehydration can affect cognitive functions, leading to difficulty concentrating and making decisions.

The Effects of Cannabis Use

Cannabis has its own set of effects, which can vary greatly depending on the strain, dosage, and individual tolerance. Here’s a look at some common effects:

  • Dry Mouth (Cottonmouth): One of the most common effects of cannabis is dry mouth, which can be exacerbated by dehydration.
  • Increased Thirst: 💦 Cannabis can make you feel thirsty, prompting you to drink more – which is good if it encourages hydration!
  • Changes in Blood Pressure: 🩸 Cannabis can temporarily lower blood pressure, which, combined with dehydration, might make you feel lightheaded.
  • Relaxation and Euphoria: Cannabis can help you feel relaxed and euphoric, which is wonderful – but combined with dehydration, it might also lead to a laissez-faire attitude towards hydration.

Here's our top tips for keeping hydrated when you use cannabis:

  • Keep Water Handy: 🍶 Cannabis can cause pesky dry mouth. Always have a chic water bottle with you and sip often.
  • Thirst on High: 🚰 Keep refilling that glass and maybe enjoy some infused mocktails for fun. Skip the caffeine and coffee! 
  • Electrolyte Love: 🍉 Water is fab, but adding in electrolytes? Absolute magic. Think coconut water, hydrating sports drinks (sans too much sugar), and delicious watery fruits like watermelon.

Cannabis and Your Monthly Flow: Summer Style

Ladies, we all know those menstrual days can be a rollercoaster, but we’ve got cannabis in our corner 🌹. Here’s how to blaze through your cycle like a summer goddess:

  • Ease the Cramps: 🌿 Cannabis, especially CBD, can be a gem for those cramps. Stay extra mindful to stay hydrated, as your body demands more fluids around this time.
  • Mood Magic: 🧘‍♀️ Cannabis can help tame mood swings. Pair it with a cool, serene setting to keep any heat-induced irritability at bay. I personally pair with some VPR, cold water, and a cool room with cozy blanket.
  • Energy Boost: 🌞 Feeling drained? Light, uplifting strains with limonene can give you the perfect pick-me-up without overwhelming in the summer heat.

Navigating Diabetes with Cannabis and Sunshine

Managing diabetes? Summer calls for even more attention to balance ⚖️, especially when using cannabis. Here's how to stay mindful:

  • Track Levels: 🩸 Stay on top of your blood sugar. Cannabis can play with insulin sensitivity, so regular checks are a must.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: 💧 Dehydration is a no-go, especially here. Keep the water flowing and snack on hydrating goodies like cucumbers and watermelon 🍉 
  • Healthy Edible Choices: 🥗 If edibles are your thing, opt for low-sugar, hydrating options like a fresh fruit salad with a hint of CBD-infused dressing – total summer bliss.

Safe Cannabis Consumption Outdoors and at Events

Summer brings outdoor events, festivals, and long days spent in the sun. It’s absolutely vital to enjoy cannabis responsibly during these times. Here’s how to do it:

  • Start Slow, Go Slow: 🐢 When consuming cannabis outdoors or at events, start with a small dose and wait to see how you feel before taking more. The summer heat can intensify the effects of cannabis.
  • Hydrate Like It’s Your Job: 🚰 We are gonna keep hyping up hydration, so hydrate! 
  • Pack Smart: 🎒 Always bring water, snacks, sun protection, and even a portable chair to events. Staying comfortable and nourished helps you enjoy the day without the risk of overdoing it.
  • Find Shade: 🌳 Look for shaded areas to rest in, which helps prevent overheating and keeps you cool.
  • Buddy System: 👯‍♀️ Having a friend with you makes the experience safer and more enjoyable. You can look out for each other and ensure no one’s feeling overwhelmed.
  • Choose the Right Strains: 🍃 Pick energetic and uplifting strains for daytime activities and more calming strains for winding down. Knowing what works for you helps tailor your experience.

Quick Tips for a Breezy Summer

  1. Hydration Nation: 💦 Aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
  2. Sun Protection: 🧴 Never skip the sunscreen and sun hats.
  3. Health Monitoring: 📝 Pay attention to your menstrual cycle and blood sugar levels, adjusting cannabis use carefully.
  4. Tune Into Your Body: 🧠 Notice how cannabis affects you in the heat and adjust as needed.
  5. Be Prepared: 🎒 For long days outside, bring essentials like water, snacks, sun protection, and something comfortable to sit on.

Bella-brate Summer

Summer is all about soaking up the sun, embracing the joy, and yes, enjoying our beloved cannabis. By staying hydrated, protecting that glowing skin, and being super mindful of our health, we’re setting ourselves up for a radiant, balanced summer.

Remember, your health and happiness are paramount. By integrating these tips into your summer routine, you’re not just ensuring a safe and enjoyable cannabis experience—you’re championing a lifestyle of well-being and balance. Let's make this summer unforgettable for all the right reasons.

Stay fabulous, stay informed, and enjoy every moment! 🌿

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