Staying Hydrated Is Essential When Using Kratom
Kratom is a diuretic. Diuretics cause the body to release water, sodium, and nutrients by producing more urine which can cause dehydration. There are a lot of known diuretics, including caffeine, alcohol, ginger, and parsley. When consuming diuretics, water intake should be increased accordingly. And since kratom is a diuretic and can cause dehydration, it’s no different.
Why Hydration is Important
Staying hydrated is vital for good health. Water is essential for regulating body temperature, aiding digestion, and transporting nutrients. It also supports organ function, lubricates joints, and boosts mental clarity. Whether active or not, staying hydrated helps maintain energy levels and prevents fatigue, promoting overall well-being. There are many tips and tricks to help you figure out if you’re dehydrated and how to keep your hydration levels up, especially when using kratom.
The Signs of Dehydration
There are many signs of dehydration. Paying attention to the body and its needs can improve your kratom experience.
1- Feeling Thirsty: As simple as it sounds, feeling thirsty is the most obvious sign of dehydration. Reaching for water instead of soda or tea will really help raise hydration levels.
2- Dark or Strong Smelling Pee: Paying attention to the color of your urine can tell a lot about hydration levels. Really dark urine is a sign of severe dehydration.
3- Feeling Dizzy or Lightheaded: Feeling dizzy or lightheaded, especially when exercising, is a strong indicator of dehydration. Making sure to consume enough water while exerting a lot of energy is a great way to avoid this feeling.
4- Feeling Tired: The body will often feel more tired and lack energy when dehydrated. In order to be present and at peak levels, make sure to drink enough water, especially when inexplicably tired.
5- Dry Mouth, Lips, and Eyes: Having chapped and dry lips, itchy eyes, or a really dry mouth is an easy way to determine how hydrated your body is.
6- Peeing Less: Paying attention to how much and how often the body releases urine can show how hydrated it is.
7- Constipation: A lot of times, constipation can be solved by consuming more water. It can be one of the first signs that there isn’t enough water in the body.
Tips For Staying Hydrated
A general rule of thumb is to try to consume 8 glasses with 8 ounces of water in them throughout the day. Consuming sports drinks is only recommended during workouts or exercise sessions. Water should be the first choice to keep you hydrated. If drinking enough water is a struggle, here are some helpful tips to make it easier.
1- Make a Water Drinking Schedule: Using an alarm on your phone or setting a reminder is a great way to meet hydration goals.
2- Spice it Up: If the bland taste of water is an issue, add some flavor by doing fruit infusions, cucumber infusions, or adding caffeine-free water flavoring like Mio.
3- Eat Your Water: Eating fruits like watermelon, apples, berries, mangoes, and more can help your hydration levels throughout the day and improve digestion by increasing fiber levels.
4- Water Breaks: Take a water break every time a task is completed throughout the day. Making it a natural part of any routine is another way to keep your hydration levels up.
Drinking an appropriate amount of water is really important in order to be as healthy as possible. It’s even more important when consuming kratom and other diuretics. Replacing the water that’s expelled not only makes the body work better but also makes the functionality of kratom better. The human body needs water, so find ways to keep your body hydrated when using kratom!
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.**