How Best to Hydrate


Benefits of Proper Hydration - Hydrate for Health!

Proper Hydration Helps You Maintain Mental Clarity, Regulate Blood Sugar and Reduce Fatigue.

"About 75% of all Americans are probably dehydrated". Cornell Medical Center, Nutrition Information Center study.

Are you drinking enough H2O? Proper hydration is critical for you to enjoy good health. You cannot be healthy and fit, unless you stay properly hydrated. Every day. We believe that hydration must take its place alongside nutrition and exercise as a foundational stone of holistic health, wellness creation and anti-aging medicine.

Explore the healthy hydration sections below. You’ll find them informative and fun. And, then drink up. Every time you drink a glass of great-tasting and healthy UltraWater you will be on the road to good health. Your body will thank you.

What Does Dry Feel Like?

In addition to feeling thirsty, there are a number of symptoms associated with being mildly dehydrated and some serious ones associated with acute dehydration.

Mild symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Low Energy
  • Low Mental Acuity
  • Low Back Pain
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Weight Issues
  • Dry Skin and Hair
  • Irritability

Acute symptoms include:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Hypertension / Arrhythmia
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
dehydration headache

A Journal of Applied Physiology study1 found that dehydration by 2.5% to 5.0% of body mass strongly increased cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, the primary stress hormones. So dehydration is a cause of stress and stress often leads to dehydration. Are you feeling stressed out? The symptoms above are enough to cause stress in anyone. The best way to break this vicious cycle, avoid the symptoms above, and reap the benefits of hydration is to simply relax and drink up!

1) Judelson AD. et al. “Effect of hydration state on resistance exercise-induced endocrine markers of anabolism, catabolism, and metabolism.” Journal of Applied Physiology September 2008 vol. 105 no. 3 816-824.

dry skin pinch test

The Dehydration Skin Test

Dehydration reduces skin elasticity. Hydration-aware health practitioners will often do this easy skin test—and so can you—to quickly check your hydration.

Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and pull it upwards until it is tight. Your skin should snap back rapidly within a second or so. If your skin maintains peaked and in its pinched shape for a few seconds and drops slowly, you are almost certainly dehydrated.

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hydration pyramid

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