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Best Sativa For Energy.

football061
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Hey guys, I’m a noob on here, and I’ve used the search function multiple times, but, I’m trying to get a better perspective here.

I’m currently growing Afghan Kush Ryder Autoflower, heading into week 6 and looking beautiful, but I’ve mainly began to learn that I really love a high energy buzz and that Sativas are the best strain for this.

I’m assuming the Afghan Kush will be a little more couch lock high, not a leaf raking, wood chopping energy high (and I have a SHIT LOAD of leaves to rake haha).

I do currently have attitude’s Northern Lights x Big Bud on reserve but I know Northern Lights is an Indica.

What would be the best for me to grow for my wants? I hear Jack Herer is a great Sativa, but is it a high energy buzz? I’m a perfectionist so I like to go for the best of the best of everything, and this is all for personal use so if it’s a strain that takes a little more time or TLC, I’m ok with that. Quality over quantity.

I grow indoors with soil, 400W MH/HPS

Randm
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I’ve found that C99 ( or Cinderella 99 ) is a great daytime, get it done, smoke. Finishes fast ( 45 days in flower ) compared to other sativas.
I grow it for my personal daytime smoke, and have done so for over 2 years.
I too grow indoors, in soil, under 400 watt HPS and have found it to be a good indoor plant. I have averaged around 2.5 to 3 ounces per plant, grown to around 2 ft. in veg stage befor flipping to flower.

Just my opinion, hope it helps

titycaca
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football061
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Thanks for the feedback! I’ve seen C99 posted about on other threads, nice to see a consistent positive review on a particular strain.

I’m hoping to buy some seeds soon, just trying to narrow down to a few select strains.

football061
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hazey grapes
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yeah.. i’d hardly expect ANYTHING with kush in it’s name to exactly be “energetic”.

if you’re looking for fast strains, C99 is famous for it’s racy energy, though i’ve seen some reports on mosca phenos that can be stony and one grower has phenos that are downright skunky. i’ve only grown joey weed C99 & thought it’s buzz was a lot like kali mist, but maybe not quite so energetic.

if you want guaranteed energy, just TRY sitting still on kali mist! i guess it’s so speedy because it takes 17 weeks to get to harvest & wants to make up for lost time. i loved it when i was gifted a gram of original KM. it tasted just like smoking crushed red pepper. the 2.0 version only tastes spicy with some fruity going on, but the report i just read recently sounds like the buzz is still intact.

i was kind of disappointed that i couldn’t kick back & trip out on tunes like i used to on columbian gold as the buzz is just too racy to be able to relax & concentrate and isn’t really trippy, but more clear headed. instead of relaxing, i ended up cleaning my apartment including my fishtanks which i never liked doing all the while grinning from ear to ear and probably humming don’t worry, be happy at some point. the buzz was kind of like shrooms with 10 cups of coffee, but no jitters. you want energy, you want kali mist. C99 is way more practical though and cheaper at that.

afghan kush is going to be knock you on your ass stony as both are pure indicas. NL#5 & big bud are both stony too.

even jack herer can be stony & skunky from what i’ve read, but not as much as it’s twin sibling super silver haze which used NL#5 as the mother instead of in the father. if you’re out to try a jack herer, i’ve seen plenty of great feedback on sannies’ & sensi seeds’ versions of that along with TGA subcools’ trippy jack the ripper which finishes in just 9 weeks. i’ve also just read a review of jack’s cleaner x querkle that desribes it’s buzz as speedy & euphoric, so i bet jack’s cleaner 2 (cleaner x JTR) is going to be pretty energetic too as querkle is more of a mid or indica than JTR>

my favorite strain that i’ve tried 1st hand, so far, is high quality seeds’ haze x skunk. i wouldn’t exactly call it’s buzz racy & it does have just a little bit of lead eye left over from the skunk #1, but it’s DEFINITELY motivational! the buzz is medium strength trippy with nice amounts of creativity and euphoria, but it’s so motivational that it got me to quit drinking a 6 pack of 16 ounce beers a night cold turkey AND started me on an unplanned diet by just ignoring my hunger pangs and sticking to whatever i was doing that was more fun & keeping busy. i already loved the buzz the 1st time i blazed it, but made it my favorite once i realized that i lost something like 5 pounds in just a couple weeks of wake & baking on it and then lost even more weight by switching to an all carbs diet.

i love kali mist, but i like haze skunk even more because you CAN sit down on it & it’s trippier buzz makes music & movies funner than clearheaded kali m and like any good sativa, at the very worst doesn’t interfere with activities at all and even encourages them. it’s just a better 24/7 buzz to me where kali mist is ONLY for nonstop activity.

if you want a nicely balanced buzz that’s energy neutral, mandala’s 8 miles high is super fun. it’s buzz is mellower than haze skunk, but there’s no stone or raciness in it, but plenty of happy playful motivation that loves music & dancing with less of the “don’t smoke too much or it’ll bit you on the ass!” edge of haze skunk.

really, almost ANY sativa is going to give you what you want with different degrees of clearheadedness, raciness & trippiness. like me, you’re probably not looking as much for “the speediest sativa” as looking to stay the fuck as far away from couchlock as possible which MOST mids have and pretty much all indicas do too. even 75% sativa skunk #1 is too stoney for my tastes, but better than ANY crap i’ve bought on the street since the mid 80s in NY.

if you want to blaze something you can shovel shit all day happily on, kali mist is your best bet followed by C99, but if you want something that you can also relax on when that’s what you want to do, haze skunk & 8 miles high will make you plenty happy and you should like TGA’s gear too.

titycaca
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If you want energy and motivation pick a real true pure sativa rather than the sativa dominant sativa-indica crosses that most people call sativas and that have mainly been suggested.

Most so-called sativas of today are nothing more than sativa dominant sativa-indica hybrids and there is a real difference between even the best of them and a quality real true 100% sativa.

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hazey grapes
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what? i thought everything i say is a lie!

well. that’s what everyone SAYS anyways. even when they contradict themselves.

as to best C99, according to the mosca thread, it looks like they’re on top of things with a LOT of controversy surrounding dr greenthumb’s version. it’s also looking like bodhi is a legit breeder from response i’ve seen to his gear and that his A11 geniuses are to be trusted too. i’ll try to test BOTH of those next fall as one of the two are likely to be permanent fixtures in my grows for breeding some speedy flowering into sativa doms without stinking or stoning them out. i really like JWs grapey C99s though even if it isn’t trippy and leans towards a little too energetic.

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You can fine tune by harvesting at different times, as in slightly earlier or slightly later, but you cannot totally alter something. You cannot fully remove an indica influence and you cannot fully remove a sativa influence. Because of a strains genetics some will always remain, but you can lessen it to a degree, but only to a degree before you end up throwing away some or much of what is important.

The best thing to do is find and then grow a strain or strains that will give you precisely what you want and or need when harvested at it’s optimal harvest time rather than to try to bend a strains genetic composition according to someone’s likes and dislikes by harvesting earlier or later.

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A number of energizing medicinal strains can be found here. Most are hybrids, but a few ‘pure’ strains can be found among them.

hazey grapes
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see, i was never able to get anyone to say anything about C99 psychoactivity years ago and found it really wasn’t there in joey weed’s C99 unless you count raciness & euphoria as psychoactivity. i always think of that in terms of heightening of senses to flat out trippy visuals.

i don’t think JWs was “too racy” as i didn’t end up cleaning house on it like i did kali mist, but it definitely wasn’t stoney either. the general consensus i got was that C99 was grimm’s racy strain (though paranoia was mentioned a lot. i never got that off JW’s) and apollo 11 was the trippy one. it and super silver haze were what everyone tried to steer me to in my search for “indoor thai” but i just didn’t want to hear anything about couchlock. considering how energetic cindy is, i’m inclined to think apollo is more energy neutral than stoney as i’d call 8 miles high a “mellow” buzz, but totally fun.

whatever the specifics of any grimm knockoffs are, it’s still nice to be able to get superior buzzes like that in less time than skunk #1 which isn’t a favorite of mine by any stretch. they’re breeding gold in my book.

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football061
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yeah.. i’d hardly expect ANYTHING with kush in it’s name to exactly be “energetic”.

if you’re looking for fast strains, C99 is famous for it’s racy energy, though i’ve seen some reports on mosca phenos that can be stony and one grower has phenos that are downright skunky. i’ve only grown joey weed C99 & thought it’s buzz was a lot like kali mist, but maybe not quite so energetic.

if you want guaranteed energy, just TRY sitting still on kali mist! i guess it’s so speedy because it takes 17 weeks to get to harvest & wants to make up for lost time. i loved it when i was gifted a gram of original KM. it tasted just like smoking crushed red pepper. the 2.0 version only tastes spicy with some fruity going on, but the report i just read recently sounds like the buzz is still intact.

i was kind of disappointed that i couldn’t kick back & trip out on tunes like i used to on columbian gold as the buzz is just too racy to be able to relax & concentrate and isn’t really trippy, but more clear headed. instead of relaxing, i ended up cleaning my apartment including my fishtanks which i never liked doing all the while grinning from ear to ear and probably humming don’t worry, be happy at some point. the buzz was kind of like shrooms with 10 cups of coffee, but no jitters. you want energy, you want kali mist. C99 is way more practical though and cheaper at that.

afghan kush is going to be knock you on your ass stony as both are pure indicas. NL#5 & big bud are both stony too.

even jack herer can be stony & skunky from what i’ve read, but not as much as it’s twin sibling super silver haze which used NL#5 as the mother instead of in the father. if you’re out to try a jack herer, i’ve seen plenty of great feedback on sannies’ & sensi seeds’ versions of that along with TGA subcools’ trippy jack the ripper which finishes in just 9 weeks. i’ve also just read a review of jack’s cleaner x querkle that desribes it’s buzz as speedy & euphoric, so i bet jack’s cleaner 2 (cleaner x JTR) is going to be pretty energetic too as querkle is more of a mid or indica than JTR>

my favorite strain that i’ve tried 1st hand, so far, is high quality seeds’ haze x skunk. i wouldn’t exactly call it’s buzz racy & it does have just a little bit of lead eye left over from the skunk #1, but it’s DEFINITELY motivational! the buzz is medium strength trippy with nice amounts of creativity and euphoria, but it’s so motivational that it got me to quit drinking a 6 pack of 16 ounce beers a night cold turkey AND started me on an unplanned diet by just ignoring my hunger pangs and sticking to whatever i was doing that was more fun & keeping busy. i already loved the buzz the 1st time i blazed it, but made it my favorite once i realized that i lost something like 5 pounds in just a couple weeks of wake & baking on it and then lost even more weight by switching to an all carbs diet.

i love kali mist, but i like haze skunk even more because you CAN sit down on it & it’s trippier buzz makes music & movies funner than clearheaded kali m and like any good sativa, at the very worst doesn’t interfere with activities at all and even encourages them. it’s just a better 24/7 buzz to me where kali mist is ONLY for nonstop activity.

if you want a nicely balanced buzz that’s energy neutral, mandala’s 8 miles high is super fun. it’s buzz is mellower than haze skunk, but there’s no stone or raciness in it, but plenty of happy playful motivation that loves music & dancing with less of the “don’t smoke too much or it’ll bit you on the ass!” edge of haze skunk.

really, almost ANY sativa is going to give you what you want with different degrees of clearheadedness, raciness & trippiness. like me, you’re probably not looking as much for “the speediest sativa” as looking to stay the fuck as far away from couchlock as possible which MOST mids have and pretty much all indicas do too. even 75% sativa skunk #1 is too stoney for my tastes, but better than ANY crap i’ve bought on the street since the mid 80s in NY.

if you want to blaze something you can shovel shit all day happily on, kali mist is your best bet followed by C99, but if you want something that you can also relax on when that’s what you want to do, haze skunk & 8 miles high will make you plenty happy and you should like TGA’s gear too.

Hey guys, I'm a noob on here, and I've used the search function multiple times, but, I'm trying to get a better perspective here. I'm currently growing…

Best Sativa Strains for Energy: Top 7 Picks

Energy-deficient? Every day feels like Monday morning? A proper dose of Sativa can fix that.

Of course, everyone’s metabolism is different. Some people will react better to one strain than others.

But if you need an energy boost, as a general rule, you should start with Sativa. Unlike Indica, which has a sedative effect, Sativa will more likely have that glorious-sip-of–morning-coffee effect.

Arm yourself with patience. You will have to experiment a lot, but once you find what suits you most, you will be rewarded with the best mood lifter ever.

To help you with your search, we prepared a list of best Sativa strains for energy. It can be an excellent starting point and, for the lucky ones among you, the search will end with one of our top seven suggestions.

Important Things to Remember

Before you begin this journey, there are certain things you need to have in mind. The main difference between the strains is the amount of THC and CBD. We have three possible options:

  • THC-dominant strain
  • CBD-dominant strain
  • THC/CBD-balanced strain

The ideal ratio between THC and CBD can be from 1:1 up to 20:1, depending on our metabolism. Anything above that can cause a feeling of anxiety, therefore you should avoid it.

THC-dominant Sativa can make you feel sleepy and give you a foggy head.

Balanced strains contain lower levels of THC, which means they can make you slightly high, stress-relieved, and provide you with much-needed energy.

Now, let’s see which Sativa strains are good for energy-boosting.

Top 7 Sativa Strains for Energy

Although they are generally known for their energy-lifting effect, not all Sativas will put you in a good mood. Cannabis components that have the main impact on your feelings are aromatic compounds, terpenes, and specific cannabinoids in each plant.

List of Major Terpenes and Their Health Benefits (Chart)

Super Lemon Haze

We will start with one with a zesty taste, able to keep you awake when you need it. This is an extremely popular plant that won many prizes. It is a cross between Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk, with up to 20% of THC.

As its name says, this is a citrusy plant and if you are a fan of that scent, don’t miss a chance to try it. Super Lemon Haze is a great energizer that will provide you with the right amount of euphoria and possibly spark some creativity, too.

  • Primary terpenes: Beta-caryophyllene, terpinolene, humulene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 15 to 20% of THC
  • Taste: Fruity, minty, and peppery
  • Most common effects: Happy, creative, energetic

Green Crack Sativa

When you see the word “crack” in the name of the plant, you may assume it can get you pretty high. But you have no reason to worry if you use the right amount. It won’t cause a panic attack or anxiety. Instead, it will give you energy and put you in a better mood.

Our main advice for consuming this Sativa is to avoid it late at night. It can affect your sleep negatively, and you surely don’t want that. Keep in mind that little goes a long way, so use it carefully and get ready to be recharged.

  • Primary terpenes: Myrcene, alpha pinene, beta-caryophyllene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 15 to 18% of THC
  • Taste: Herbal, sweet and a little bit citrusy
  • Most common effects: Extremely energetic, sleepless, creative

Sour Diesel Sativa

This plant is famous for its pleasant effect on the mind. It will relax you completely and fill you with energy. That feeling usually lasts for about two to three hours, and after that, you can be sure there won’t be any side effects.

This is an excellent choice for everyone who’s looking for some mood-lifting, since it can increase creativity and positively engage the mind. If you don’t have much experience with cannabis but you are determined to try Sour Diesel Sativa, start with the lowest amount; it can create an overwhelming feeling if you take too much.

  • Primary terpenes: Beta-caryophyllene, limonene, myrcene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 16 to 20% of THC
  • Taste: Herbal and citrusy
  • Most common effects: Joyful, energized, relaxed

Durban Poison Sativa

This Sativa originated from Africa. So, if you are in a mood for an exotic plant, Durban Poison is a perfect choice.

When it comes to its structure, Durban is more like Indica. But no worries, it has a Sativa nature. You will feel energized and ready to seize the day in no time, without any negative effects.

If you are looking for something that will have an impact on your productivity, your search ends right here.

It has the power to affect your mood immediately and after two or three hours you will be back to “normal”, even able to take a nap (if it’s time for that), since it doesn’t affect sleep.

There is one drawback when it comes to Durban Poison, though. If you are a complete newbie, you might get over-enthusiastic which can lead to slightly paranoid feelings. But as long as you know your boundaries, there is nothing to worry about.

  • Primary terpenes: Beta-caryophyllene, terpinolene, ocimene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 14 to 19% of THC
  • Taste: Herbal, fruity, minty
  • Most common effects: Energized, uplifted, cheerful

Harlequin Sativa

If you already know that you cannot tolerate higher percentages of THC, Harlequin Sativa is a safe choice for you. This plant will give you an interesting sensation, and still keep you firmly on the ground.

You will certainly feel energized and the feelings of dizziness, anxiety, and paranoia will be completely out of the picture. Many people use it on a daily basis, to help them with workouts, for example. It will keep you focused on your task and that feeling will last throughout the day.

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  • Primary terpenes: Myrcene, alpha pinene, beta-caryophyllene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 3 to 6% of THC
  • Taste: Herbal, pine, peppery
  • Most common effects: Soothing, energized, focused

Ghost Train Haze

This one is an excellent choice for experienced cannabis users. If you want to give Ghost Train Haze a try, you should be familiar with your metabolism and the way you react to different strains.

It is a THC-dominant plant that will not only energize you but also put you in the “speed” mood. You will have a feeling that you can do everything, right then and there. You can count on this euphoric feeling to last you during the day. So, if you are ready to experience new adventures while feeling carefree, you are invited to try the Ghost Train Haze.

  • Primary terpenes: Myrcene, terpinolene, limonene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 14 to 19% of THC
  • Taste: Herbal, fruity, citrusy
  • Most common effects: Focused, energized, uplifted

XJ-13 is a Sativa with the most amazing citrusy taste. Here’s what pops to my mind when I talk about it: lemon, lime, tropical fruit, divine scent, amazing taste.

The flavor of this plant will make you experience stress differently. It will encircle you with positivity and fill you with energy.

XJ-13 came out as a result of the perfect combination. Combining Jack Herrer and G13 Haze we got this aromatic plant that causes us to feel happy, slightly euphoric and energized.

Even if you are just starting to use cannabis in your life, you can give this Sativa a try. The negative effects it may cause are not dangerous; the most common side effects people experience are dry mouth and eyes.

  • Primary terpenes: Beta-caryophyllene, terpinolene, humulene
  • Cannabinoid profile: 15 to 18% of THC
  • Taste: Citrusy, pine, fruity
  • Most common effects: Energized, cheerful, slightly euphoric

What Is the Best Sativa for You?

As you can see, some strains can make you feel like you are having the best time of your life, while others won’t have a big effect on you at all. It all depends on your metabolism and your organism’s overall condition.

We can consider ourselves lucky to live in a time when so many options are available to us. Some of these amazing strains can boost energy in no time. Therefore, don’t be afraid to experiment and try different flowers to see which one is your best match. As long as you respect your limits, you have nothing to worry about.

Sativa strains can fill you with energy and lift your mood. You should find the one that soothes your organism, and indulge in its effects.