Why do we need to stay hydrated?
Water is a key ‘ingredient’ in many parts of the human body. Water:
•Makes up 75% of muscles
•Makes up 75% of the brain
•Makes up 22% of bone
•Makes up 92% of blood
Without enough water, all of these body-parts start to fail. Our muscles become weak, our brain stops being able to carry out various processes, our blood can start to coagulate, and our bones can become brittle…
and this is just looking at four different parts of the human body: water affects everything.
What are the symptoms of dehydration?
Occasionally, you will need to take a rehydration supplement, such as Megahydrate. This happens when you start to show signs of dehydration. Sings of dehydration include:
•Gastrointestinal symptoms – especially constipation and trapped wind
•Weight gain – this happens because your body starts to hoard water, which results in oedema.
•Aches and pains
•Dry skin, brittle hair, and brittle nails
So, what can you do about it?
It’s important that you drink enough liquid to stay hydrated. We say liquid, because it does not have to be pure water. You can get this water from other drinks, and from some of the food you eat, e.g. from vegetables like cucumber.
Occasionally, you might consider takin a hydration supplement, such as Megahydrate. These often contain vitamins and minerals that promote hydration. Some also contain electrolytes, which are important to replenish if you lost water through exercise or fever, as here, you are likely to have lost important salts too (i.e. electrolytes).