The average adult requires 2 litres or 8 glasses per day
The average adult loses 2.5litres of water through Natural losses including breathing, sweating, urination and metabolic functions.
2 litres per day only replenishes this natural loss of water. Water from food contributes 0.5litres of water.
Any form of exercise, stress or activity beyond maintenance of body functions will increase our body's demand for water.
Water carries nutrients and oxygen throughout our bodies and is involved in homeostatic mechanisms such as regulating body temperature, lubricating joint tissues and cleansing toxins and waste from our bodies.
Water is an essential nutrient involved in every function of the body, from respiratory and circulatory systems to excretory and homeostatic control such as body temperature.
Many foods and beverages are dehydrating, commonly tea, coffee and soft drinks are consumed all contributing to dehydration.
- Mental alertness
- Skin hydration
- Weight control (most hunger pains are signs of dehydration)
- Pain relief (dehydration decreases pain tolerance)
- Enhanced immunity
- Ionized water restores pH balance and has antioxidant effect on the body
- Reduces inflammation
- Physical performance
- Flushes waste and toxins from our cells
- Water carries oxygen around our bodies
Dehydration – a 2% drop in optimal hydration can cause
- Lethargy, yawning and muscle aches
- Reduced mental alertness
- Dark coloured urine
- Sagging skin
- Low blood pressure
- Kidney function impairment and gall stones
- Heart disease
- Pressure ulcers