Xerostomia AKA dehydration can be a severe issue for cannabis consumers if not focused on. An all too common phrase with those who smoke weed is “I’ve got cotton face or cottonmouth.” This is when your mouth becomes dry, and all the saliva and spit is gone. This doesn’t happen because the inside of your mouth is hot and all of the moisture evaporates though. It happens because you are dehydrated. If you tell yourself you’re thirsty, you’re already suffering from dehydration.
Hydration is Essential for Health
This applies to everyday life, not just after cannabis consumption. Most people push themselves to the point of dehydration before going after some form of a thirst-quencher. Even sadder is when people are at the point of dehydration and turn to beverages such as soda that contain excessive amounts of sugar, carbonation, and other additives that are inherently bad for you.
Saliva plays a significant role in our body. It does more than keep our mouths moist so that we can talk and feel comfortable. It’s a vital part of the digestion process as well as extremely important for good hygiene. Smokers who experience dry mouth can also experience problems with tooth decay due to a lack of moisture from saliva and its ability to destroy bacteria. Don’t fear though because staying hydrated and keeping clear of cottonmouth is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Open a bottle of water, tip it back to your mouth, and drink it.
Pure H20 Helps You Make the Most of Your Weed
The way to go is pure clean H2O when it comes to your body’s hydration. If you love weed and love the way it makes you feel, then you better love staying hydrated too. Get yourself a bottle of Smart Water, Gatorade, or other beverage infused with electrolytes and vitamins. Not only will you avoid cottonmouth by staying hydrated, but you’ll also be doing your body a world of good when it comes to getting the most out of your cannabis consumption.
Dr. Uma is a Harvard graduate who promotes medical cannabis, health, hygiene, and hydration. She will be the first one to tell you if you’re not staying hydrated when you’re getting medicated, you’re doing it all wrong. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after you consume to help avoid catching cottonmouth and to get the most out of your herb.