There has been a lot of controversy around Rip Trippers recent video promoting a new product that can help with some of the minimal side effects that come with vaping. We all know that vaping can cause some minor side effects such as dehydration, which leads to some other issues, such as what Rip Trippers mentioned in his video about his hands cramping.
Many different things we intake in our daily lives can cause minor side effects, but they don’t get scrutinized like vaping, due to vaping being the big talk now days. We don’t agree with how Rip Trippers came off in his video, but we do feel he was still trying to promote safety in the vaping community. Either way, this post is to help prevent dehydration when vaping. It can happen, so lets help prevent it!
Below you will find 5 symptoms, and 5 ways to prevent dehydration.
Symptoms of Dehydration
There are a few signs you can watch for to know if your body is dehydrated, here is a list of a few:
1) Oh No… Oh No…. WHY IS MY URINE BROWN?
If you notice that your urine is yellow or even brown, this is a big sign that your body is dehydrated. The darker your urine, the more dehydrated your body is.
2) Where Did All My Saliva Go?
Another sign of dehydration is a dry mouth. The Propylene Glycol (PG) in your E-Liquid can cause your mouth to dry out very quickly. PG molecules are hygroscopic, which bond with water molecules. When you are vaping water is being drawn out of your saliva due to the PG in your E-Liquid. Not only is water being drawn out of your saliva, but also the surrounding tissue in your throat, mouth, and nose, which causes dry mouth.
3) I’m Not Going To Make It……
Are you feeling tired all the time? If you are this is another sign that your body may be dehydrated. Dehydration causes the body to become lethargic, which leads to you feeling tired.
4) Where The Heck Is My Eye Drops??
Dry eyes is another symptom for dehydration. If you notice that you eyes are dry and itchy all the time, you most likely are a victim of dehydration.
5) The Thirst Is So REAL!
Thirst is one of the main signs of being dehydrated. If you notice that your body is constantly thirsty, then you should know that this is the body’s way of telling you that you are most likely dehydrated. Your body has lost a lot of water and is needing to be replenished.
How To Prevent Vaping Dehydration
Great so now you know what signs to look out for when you are dehydrated… But what’s the solution to preventing everything above? Well you didn’t think we would just leave you with the issues of dehydration and no way to prevent it, did you? Here’s what you need to do to keep your body from being dehydrated!
1) Hopefully You Aren’t Allergic To Water…..
Water is the main solution to fixing dehydration. A lot of people know about the “eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day” rule when it comes to drinking water. BUT if you are vaping, we recommend you drink more than just 8 glasses of water per day, since vaping can cause dehydration. If you are wanting to keep hydrated we recommend you drink about half your body weight in ounces of water. For example… If you weigh 150lbs, you should drink about 75oz of water. Every human body is different, so be sure to listen to what your body is telling you.
Don’t like water plain? No problem, add some fresh lemons, limes or cucumbers to spice it up a little! There’s also tons of calorie-free water flavor enhancers out there, such as Mio.
2) Slow It Down You Little Party Animal!
Alcohol decreases the production of anti-diuretic hormones, which is used to reabsorb water in our bodies. With less of this hormone available, your body loses more fluid than normal through increased urination. Mixing alcohol and vaping will lead to dehydration real quick, so slow down on the alcoholic beverages if you are looking to prevent dehydration. One fun tip to prevent both hydration and hangovers it have to have one glass of water after each alcoholic beverage.
3) Stay Caffeinated My Friends…. NOT!
Stay away from caffeinated beverages such as teas, colas, and coffee. These beverages are not recommended for optimal hydration. These types of fluids pull water from the body and promote dehydration.
4) Watery Foods?
Yes – you can find foods out there that are high in water such as vegetables and fruits. You can find high levels of water in fruits such as Watermelon and Strawberries, which contain about 92% water per volume. A few other fruits high in water content are Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Pineapples, Cranberries, Raspberries, and Oranges. There are plenty of other fruits, but these are some that contain the most amount of water per volume.
Don’t like fruit? Well you are in luck here are some vegetables that contain water:
- Cucumber and Lettuce: 96% Water
- Zucchini, Radish, and Celery: 95% Water
- Tomato: 94% Water
- Green Cabbage: 93% Water
Above is a list of just a few vegetables that are rich in water. Some others that aren’t as rich, but still have water are eggplants, cauliflower, peppers, and spinach.
Don’t like fruit or vegetables? Well I guess you are going to have to stick to pure water!
5) It May Be Time To Pull Back On The FULL Blast Of Flavory GOODNESS!
Once again the PG in your E-Liquid is your main cause for dehydration. Another solution in preventing dehydration is to play around with your PG/VG ratios. If you are noticing that you are becoming dehydrated, you may want to pull back a little on the PG and do a higher blend of VG. It will definitely dilute the flavor a bit, but it will help prevent your body from becoming dehydrated. We know this isn’t everyone’s FAVORITE choice, but this article is all about preventing dehydration.
Many things in our world today causes minor side effects. These side effects are nothing to be severely worried about, but should still be taken care of. Rip Trippers has always been a big name and face for the vaping industry, and his recent video definitely hit some vapers directly in the heart. BUT he didn’t mention anything new that we all didn’t know, but he could have definitely worded the video differently to make it sound like an attack on vaping.
Just make sure to watch what you consume while vaping, and make sure that you are consuming as much water as possible! Water is and always will be your key to preventing dehydration. Hopefully this article was helpful, and you can continue to vape the way you always have, while avoiding dehydration.
Have questions or notice that we are missing out on another way to prevent dehydration from vaping? Any tips that have helped you? Comment below and let us know, we always love to hear from fellow vapers!