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Drink More Water When You Smoke Cannabis

420 Motoco

Member of the Month: October 2014 - Member of the Year: 2014
Same applies if your use cannabis concentrated oil. Especially a sativa strain you really have to pay attention and drink water, even if your not thirsty. Your metabolism is raised even sitting and doing nothing you lose water at a more rapid pace. You know your thirsty, but if you don't pay attention you get side tracked and you put it off. Most folks think if you don't work out or sweat you don't need water...you have to stay hydrated ... no doubt. Great thread to read !


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Hilarious. Uh...that's my question too, had I NOT known the answer.:peace:
Anyway, wow....great article. The Body's Many Cries for Water....great book. I'd better go read it again.

Thank you.


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Drinking three litres of water a day took TEN YEARS off my face:
Sarah, 42, was hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion... just look what else happened
One in five women drinks less than the recommended daily intake of water
Every system and function in our body depends on water...
Especially because the liquid flushes toxins from vital organs

You might think I'd have little in common with a camel, but we do share one useful skill: both of us can go for a very long time without water.
Usually I start my day with a cup of tea, then I might have a glass of water with my lunch and one with dinner - that's about a litre of liquid in 24 hours. It feels like plenty, but apparently it's not nearly enough.
After years of suffering headaches and poor digestion I spoke to a neurologist about my regular headaches and a nutritionist about my poor digestion, and both told me I should be drinking up to three litres of liquid a day for my body to function at its best.

Then, when I read a recent survey suggesting that at least one in five women in the UK consumes less than the recommended daily intake of water, I decided to conduct an experiment. What would happen if I drank the recommended amount every day for a month?
The photograph of me taken the day I started this trial demonstrates perfectly - and rather frighteningly - what a lack of hydration does to a face.
I am 42, but have to admit I look more like 52 in this picture, which is shocking. There are dark shadows under and around my eyes, which make me look exhausted, a profusion of wrinkles and strange reddish blotches, and my skin lacks any lustre. It looks dead.

My daughters, Alice, eight, and Betty, four, tell me I look 'about 100 years old' in this photograph and I have to agree.
Even my lips look shrivelled. This is all classic evidence of poor hydration, apparently. Every system and function in our body depends on water.

It flushes toxins from the vital organs, carries nutrients to cells, provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues, and eliminates waste.

Not drinking enough means all these functions become impaired. So I decided to see how I would look and feel if I drank three litres of water every day for 28 days. The results were astonishing . . .

Three litres of water is just over five pints, which sounds like an awful lot. I visit my local GP in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, to be sure there can be no adverse health implications to upping my water intake so dramatically.
He is very encouraging. 'I suggest you have a big jug of water in the morning, then another in the afternoon and another in the evening,' he says. 'Your kidneys, which filter waste products from the blood before turning it to urine, will quickly feel the benefit, as they will be getting a good flush through.'

I usually have a wee three times a day: when I get up, before I go to bed and at some point in the afternoon. By the end of my first day of drinking more water, I have had six and my usually sluggish bowels are much more lively.

I exfoliate my face every day to try to get rid of dry patches before I apply moisturiser, but suddenly I seem to be breaking out in spots. Maybe it's all the toxins coming out of my skin. A few days into the experiment I'm still urinating five or six times a day but it's clear now, rather than dark yellow.

I'm enjoying lots of cups of tea. My husband says that's cheating, but I tell him the British Nutritional Foundation says 'moderate amounts of caffeine do not cause dehydration, so they do count towards your fluid intake'.

I meet friends for a drink one night, remembering that alcohol is a diuretic (a substance which promotes the production of urine), acting on the kidneys. For every one alcoholic drink, your body can eliminate up to four times as much liquid.

I assume a white wine spritzer is a good option because the alcohol is diluted with soda water, and I sip water between alcoholic drinks throughout the evening.

Hangover headaches result from dehydration: the body's organs try to make up for a lack of water by stealing it from the brain, as a result of which it actually shrinks.

Headaches result from the pulling on the membranes that connect your brain to your skull. Ouch. Luckily, I escape all this and wake up hangover-free.

For years I've been doing ten minutes of yoga every morning straight after I get up, but I've been feeling stiffer over the past six months. Yet since I started drinking more water my flexibility has improved. Gemma Critchley, from the British Dietetic Association, confirms that water helps lubricate the joints.

My complexion is improving and my skin tone is more even. I still have wrinkles under my eyes, but they look less crepey and shadowy than before.

The blotches on my face are diminishing, and the shadows around my eyes are less pronounced.

I feel pleased when my sister-in-law tells me my skin looks clearer than it did a week ago. I have a busy week with lots of time away from home, so I stock up on half-litre bottles of mineral water I can carry around in my bag. A week's worth costs just over £8. If I spread my water intake over the day, that's half a litre when I wake up, another with breakfast, one with lunch, one in the afternoon, one with my evening meal then another before bed. It sounds like a lot, but I'm finding it manageable.

Today, I've noticed my breath smells less 'breathy', maybe because I've ditched tea - I decided water was better for me. I'm certainly not missing the sweet, milky taste it left in my mouth.

Gemma Critchley says: 'Water is obviously the best choice since it has no calories and will hydrate you efficiently.' I say I might try juice instead of water sometimes, just for the taste and variety, but she warns me not to.

'If you drink a large glass of juice, you could be consuming more energy than you need,' she says, which would mean weight gain.
I haven't had a headache for over a week now, which is unusual for me, and I'm delighted that my bowels are working so much better. Result!
I went shopping this afternoon in Leeds, but having to find a lavatory three times in five hours was irritating - they always seem to be in the most hidden corner of every shop.

I'd expected my stomach to feel bloated with all the extra water but it's actually flatter than usual. And my husband says the cellulite on my bottom and thighs has vanished.

Surely this is too good to be true?

The dark rings and wrinkles under my eyes have virtually disappeared, and my skin looks plumper and more nourished. My friend, who is a beauty therapist, says this is because the water is helping my skin cells regenerate more efficiently.

I've noticed I've stopped rubbing my eyes when I wake up in the morning. They used to be dry and full of sleep, but not now. All this extra water must be keeping them moist.

I'm feeling guilty about all the plastic bottles I've been using so I'm back on Yorkshire tap water, which I carry around in a re-usable water bottle.

I have to take a long train journey and I realise afterwards how productive I felt and how easy I found it to concentrate, rather than having my customary snooze.

Dr Emma Derbyshire, senior lecturer in nutritional physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University and adviser to the Natural Hydration Council, says: 'Our brain is 73 per cent water, so poor hydration can affect how it functions. Dehydration can reduce our ability to concentrate as well as our cognitive performance.'

The downside was having to use train toilets. Dreadful.

I'm eating less because drinking water with meals makes me feel fuller quicker. I used to snack, but I was reaching for food when I was actually thirsty. Studies show 37 per cent of people mistake thirst for hunger.

When I put on eye make-up, my eyes seem less wrinkled. When I rubbed an eye-shadow applicator over my eyelid, it used to drag the skin with it, too, but now my skin seems to have more elasticity.

I genuinely can't believe the difference in my face. I look like a different woman. The dark shadows around my eyes have all but disappeared and the blotches have gone. My skin is almost as dewy as it was when I was a child. The transformation is nothing short of remarkable.
I'm feeling leaner and fitter, too, which is amazing, since the only thing I've changed is the amount of water I drink. My best friend says she's worried about how much water I'm consuming - she's heard rumours about Nigella Lawson being an 'aquaholic' who drinks three litres before bed.

But I am following safe guidelines under the supervision of my GP, so I am able to reassure her.

I even enjoy another boozy night out but drink lots of water along the way and wake up feeling fresh as a daisy. Whatever happens, I am going to keep on drinking three litres of water a day - and would advise every woman to do the same (after checking with her doctor, of course).

I feel fitter, leaner and healthier, and my husband and friends tell me I look ten years younger. Who in their right mind would not want to try something which gets such incredible results?

Source: How drinking three litres of water a day took ten years off my face | Mail Online

420 Motoco

Member of the Month: October 2014 - Member of the Year: 2014
Great post 420! It amazes me that people do not hydrate enough. So many negatives happen when you don't. I honestly believe people do not know when they dehydrate. Then you have the peeps that don't like water. For me it is the only liquid that quenches my thirst. It is certainly an ongoing problem with people using concentrated cannabis oil. While it does so many things medically speaking, it doesn't make you drink water. Dehydration side effects snowball so fast you don't know exactly what is going on. Anxiety rears its ugly head and untreated turns into panic attacks. Constipation gets into the mix, then diarrhea to throwing up. Not to mention headaches, digestive system problems and much worse. Severe dehydration leads to death. I don't drink 3 liters a day (on hot days more likely), but I'm going to start to see what difference it makes. I could use 10 years off the face, lol.


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I can't seem to start my day without a good strong cup of coffee, sometimes two, but after that it's water and sometimes juice for a treat. I know from personal experience that I feel much better now then when all I drank was coffee. We never let our children drink pop of any sort when they were growing up... all that refined sugar, chemicals and caffeine... yuk!


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Dunno about anyone else but when I'm blitzed i find it easier to drink water than not to; there's nothing more irritating when you're stoned than cottonmouth.

edit: except babies crying; i don't mean the normal cry either, i mean the highly distressed droning wail they do when they've shit to the eyeballs at 2am and it's so hot it's burnt their ass. The third most irritating thing then would be cleaning it up, at 2am lol


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I smoke and drink water all the time. I used to drink beer and smoke cigarettes, now I do neither. Cannabis is the gateway to better health. SMOKE WEED EVERY DAY :cheer:

Heather De Ath

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Thank You 420, I didn't know drinking 8 glasses of water a day was so
critical. I drink at most 5 glasses a day excluding a cup of tea. But your
right, sometimes I feel fatiqed, especially when its hot outside. My buddy
Pinch always greets me with a bottle of water, & I think he has a case in
the car. Good Point:smokin3:

When Pinch gets you a sack is it a hooter short? :laugh2:


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Hmm.... does the water used to make my coffee count?

Great tips and good info though! Thanks!

No, caffeine is a diuretic, which means that it makes you shed water (pissing).

I'd say you get a net loss of water when you drink a cup of coffee, that is you need more than a cup of water to make up for it, but I am not a doctor.


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My understanding is that the diuretic effect lasts longer than it takes to shed the water in the coffee consumed. I am not a medical doctor. If anyone has a good link on this aspect of the subject I'd love to read it.


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Thank you so very much for taking this time to do this.I do not drink water much...Probably one glass a day.I HAVE EVERY SINGLE SYMPTOM YOU HAVE LISTED. I never even realized this about water.one of the worst things is the numerous kidney stones.I will be following this advice for the rest of my life.If you knew the issues I have you would understand that writing this has utterly helped more than any doctor's advice I have been given.Gain thank you so very much for all your time you take giving us so much knowledge on so many topics.I am now going to get a glass of water ...and a super silver haze.✌


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Seriously? That's too many. Such a solvable problem.
Can you tell us...I know this is last march, but what do you see as the symptoms of dehydration??
One of the symptoms I was told was grouchiness. And, I get leg cramps. It's amazing. Whether its true or not, I take one large sip of water and they go away. I try NOT to test it often. Leg cramps hurt bad.



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No, caffeine is a diuretic, which means that it makes you shed water (pissing).

I'd say you get a net loss of water when you drink a cup of coffee, that is you need more than a cup of water to make up for it, but I am not a doctor.

Not true. Water is drank, goes to stomach for passage/absorption</extraction/passage>enters kidneys for purification, goes to bladder for storage and elimination. What stimulates the bladder may be caffein but that also stimulates intestinal elimination where water is also absorbed thru large intestine before "pooh" is excreted. So if your bladder is full and/or intestines full, you will likely have an elimination of one sort or another fairly soon. However, the water in the coffee is still making its way through your digestive, absorption, purification, excretion process. Translation: you piss what you piss until the bladder is comfortable. If you continue to drink, you piss some more, be it coffee, beer, water or whatever until you have no more water in your stomach or water containing food. No net loss, just a loss but all the same...drink lots of water...it's good for you! AND it flushes metabolites from your system too. Re: to articles on detox.


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I didn't know drinking 8 glasses of water a day was so discriminating. I drink at most 5 glasses a day barring some tea. At the same time, your right, at times I feel fatiqed, particularly when its hot outside. My amigo Squeeze dependably welcomes me with a container of water, & I think he has a case in the auto.


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ReanDori5:// You just take it a hit at a time. If you feel good after 2 or 3, fine. Stop smoking. If someone says take another hit just say you feel fine and relax. If they insist, just say "No really, I feel fine. This is enough for me". If they ask you to take another hit again, just get up and say, "I can't, Ive got to go", and get out of there. Don't let people push you into anything you don't want.

On another point, I live in the tropics. I drink at least 3 liters of water a day, and 1 1/2 liters of juice concentrated, Tropical, or Mango. Does the juice count?
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