Water keeps us alive. Yet we drink soda, sugary juices, and more drinks full of preservatives than ever before. Those liquids are horrible substitutes for life-giving H2O, and our health is suffering considerably from it. So precisely how essential is water? To answer that we must examine what the lack of water does to our bodies because ridiculous humans such as us respond more to horror than common sense.
Your body is made up mostly of water, as such think of yourself as a great hydro-machine. Rather than gasoline, it takes water to make your machine run properly. Water is your bodies largest energy source, and dehydration causes the enzymatic activity to stall in your body, the manner in which your body converts water to energy, causing lethargy and fatigue.
Let's take a look at each of your body’s everyday functions, first, your blood. Your blood is about 92% water when you are properly hydrated, flowing steady and constant, but when it isn’t properly hydrated, your blood becomes viscous, increasing your blood pressure. Which, if left unchecked, can lead to heart disease and strokes.
Breathing is a rather essential part of life, and allergies are a typical side effect of dehydration. Your air pathways close up to conserve moisture when you’re dehydrated and increases histamine production. It may be that dehydration is causing your stuffy nose.
Ever heard of cholesterol? Dehydration increases cholesterol production to inhibit water from leaving your bodies cells; Medications can only do so much to bring it back down if you aren’t suitably hydrated.
Dehydration also weakens your body's abilities to discharge toxins from your system and cells. All systems, however, we'll focus on your skin. Those toxins back up in your skin when dehydration sets in and can lead to premature aging, acne, sebaceous cysts, wrinkles, and discoloration. Dehydration also leads to the buildup of toxins and acid in your kidney’s and bladder, often resulting in bladder and kidney infections.
Another side effect of the buildup of toxins. When your body can’t expel those toxins, to protect your system, it will store them in fat cells. Thus weight gain is rampant.
Dehydration is not only lack of H2O, but it’s the reduction of minerals that you get from water. Alkaline minerals help with your digestive tract and the lack thereof can lead to ulcers, gastritis, and acid reflux.
Another noticeable symptom of dehydration is constipation. Think of water as lubrication, and your tubes need lubrication for byproducts to pass through your system.
That is a lot that dehydration causes right? But wait, there's more!
Dehydration can cause cartilage in your joints to break down and dry out which causes pain and swelling.
Brain tissue is greatly affected by dehydration. It can cause headaches, confusion, inability to focus, and irritation. Ever forgot an obvious word? Dehydration may be the culprit.
An average adult body loses 10 cups of water a day, just breathing, natural sweat, urination and waste elimination. So you can imagine the number is much higher when you add movement, walking, exercise, even talking. Your blood is 92% water, your bones are 22% water, and your muscles are 75% water. Your body CANNOT function properly without water.
And slightly less horrible, dehydration can cause bad breath, body odor, cramps, and sugar cravings.
So I'm sure you're now properly quelled, now we switch gears and look at what proper dehydration will do for you. First off, your entire body begins to work efficiently. Your mental acuity goes up, your mood levels out, and it alleviates inflammation. Your body can also expel toxins quickly and efficiently.
So pain relief, clearer mind, better skin, better digestion, improved mood, and weight loss. Mix it with Hydra Energy or K-Boost and you get hydration and nutrients in one shot. Ready to feel amazing? Go drink some water.