5 Energy-Boosting Strains to Get You Outside and Active

With the right types of terpenes and cannabinoids, these energy-boosting strains will make you want to pack a day bag and head outside in to the sunshine.

It’s no secret that cannabis can impact your mood, focus and health—but the right weed strain can also help to boost your energy and help you feel more attuned to nature.

First things first: Let’s go over how consuming certain marijuana strains can impact energy levels, then we’ll get into which energy-boosting strains to purchase to make your outdoor experiences better than ever.

Understanding Cannabis Strains

Each strain of cannabis is going to have a different effect on whoever consumes it. This is caused by two main components: cannabinoids and terpenes.

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found naturally in the human body and within cannabis plants. The most common cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Terpenes are also found in cannabis plants and are associated with the distinct smells that various strains often have. Common terpenes are limonene, pinene and linalool. These terpenes also interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, just like cannabinoids.

Certain cannabinoids and terpenes can be associated with specific physical and mental reactions in the human body. Here are some examples of these distinctions that can help to boost energy and activity:

  • CBD can help to reduce anxiety as well as physical aches and pains.
  • Pinene may help improve memory, increase alertness and reduce anxiety.
  • Limonene is especially effective for boosting energy and reducing stress, along with the many other health benefits of cannabis in general.
  • THC, in the right doses, can promote energizing focus and a sense of jubilation.

5 Energy-Boosting Strains to Get You Outside and Active

Spending time outdoors already comes with a host of benefits, such as boosted serotonin from sunlight. What’s great about cannabis is that it can enhance your time spent outside, creating an even more impactful experience. Pick up one of these energy-boosting strains to accompany a trip to the park, a hike, a fishing trip or any other summer fun that takes place outdoors.

1. Maui Wowie

This sativa-dominant, pineapple-scented strain comes from the shores of Hawaii and leaves consumers feeling like they’re vacationing on the beach. Maui Wowie’s THC content ranges from 20 to 28 percent with less than one percent CBD. This energy-boosting strain is high in the terpenes myrcene, limonene and linalool which give it a delicious tropical flavor. Maui Wowie provides high energy, boosted mood and a general sense of calmness.

2. Durban Poison

Known as “the espresso of cannabis,” Durban Poison offers a clear-headed, pure sativa high. The strain contains the terpenes terpinolene, ocimene, limonene, myrcene and others. With 13 to 25 percent THC and no CBD, Durban Poison is known to lift mood and provide a jolt of energy that is sure to get you out of the house and enjoying a sunny day.

3. Super Silver Haze

Considered one of the all-time best cannabis strains, Super Silver Haze is sativa-dominant. The consumer experience of this flower is euphoric and energetic but also relatively calm. Super Silver Haze contains 16 to 23 percent THC and more than one percent CBD with primary terpenes of limonene, linalool, carene and valencene.

4. Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is perfect for daytime activities. With 15 to 26 percent THC and about one percent CBD, you’ll find this hybrid to provide a manageable body high with some cerebral effects as well. While you may know it from its pop-culture notoriety, Pineapple Express is a treat that will have you running to the top of your hike to spark up at the top.

5. Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel isn’t just one of the most popular cannabis strains—it’s one of the best additions to any outdoor activity. With 19 to 25 percent THC and low CBD, Sour Diesel’s strong, distinct smell is better released outdoors. Its effects promote a feeling of euphoric calmness that pairs nicely with a picnic, game of soccer or just hanging out with friends in the backyard.

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