Hydration: Water you made of?
Your brain and muscles are three-quarters water. Your blood and lungs are more than 80 percent water. Even your bones are one-quarter water. Anyway you look at it, you are mostly water! Yet most people take water for granted. Many health researchers and medical experts now believe that water-not just fluid-is essential to our health and well-being, and is one of the keys to slowing down the aging process and helping us lose excess body fat. Next to oxygen, water is unquestionably the most important nutrient for sustaining life.
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, MD-best-selling author of Your Body’s Many cries for Water-the following symptoms are your body’s main indicators of dehydration:
- Feeling tired when it is not the result of strenuous work (in its extreme form, chronic fatigue)
- Excessive hunger and cravings
- Feeling flushed
- Feeling irritable and easily angered
- Feeling anxious without a justified cause
- Feeling depressed
Intensive exercise can cause a person to lose 5 to 8 pounds of fluid through perspiration, evaporation, and exhalation. Studies show that for every pound of fluid lost, there is a significant drop in the efficiency with which the body produces energy. Most energy is produced in tiny little power plants within our cells called mitochondria. Our cells are completely dependent upon mitochondria to sustain life by generating energy. The fact remains that water is imperative in the creation of energy. In fact, ATP has to be broken down by water in order to generate energy. So, as you can see, a low water environment means inadequate energy production.
Water may also be an important way to control hunger pangs. In other words, when you feel hungry, you may actually be thirsty. Thus, by keeping yourself properly hydrated, you can avoid false cravings for food.
The great thing about Xtreme X2O is that it actually makes the water “wetter” by lowering the surface tension of water molecules, which dramatically increases your water’s ability to hydrate your body at a cellular level. When pure minerals are added to purified or distilled water in a sachet (“tea bag”) form like Xtreme X2O, the minerals can be ionized efficiently and made available to your body. (This means the mineral oxides are released in the water to form hydroxide ions (OH-), which increases the pH of the water.)