The most ESSENTIAL nutrient
to all living organisms on Earth.
Why is water so vital to life?
We are Three-Fourths Water
Safest, Most Reliable Detox on Earth
Water is the most efficient and effective means of flushing toxins out of your body. Though water cannot neutralize toxins, it is a requirement for your kidneys and liver to properly flush toxins and waste out of your body!
Water Plays a Key Role in Early Childhood Development
Proper hydration is imperative to healthy physical and neurological development in infants and children. Studies have shown that dehydration impairs physical growth and cognitive development in infants and children (Merhej, 2018).
Water Helps Regulate Body Temperature
“Water has a relatively high heat capacity, meaning it can absorb a lot of heat before its temperature rises. This trait helps it to stabilize temperature in its surroundings. The water in every cell of the human body acts as a buffer against sudden temperature changes. Blood is largely composed of water, and it moves toward vital organs when the body needs to conserve heat, and toward the extremities and skin when the body is in danger of overheating. Water evaporates from the skin and lungs to cool the body” (Silbajoris, 2018).
Water Influences Our DNA
Water molecules surround our genetic material known as DNA in a very specific way. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have discovered the quality of the hydration shell, which our DNA is encapsulated inside of, depends on the water content and influences the structure of the DNA itself (Khesbak et al., 2011). Our DNA is housed inside of water molecules in a systematic order to support DNA’s characteristic double-helix structure and conformation. Without the support of the structure, cells would be unable to follow the careful instructions encoded by DNA or to pass the instructions onto future cells, making human growth, reproduction, and survival impossible (Sargen, 2019).
Water is Vital to Every Cell in the Human Body
“Cellular water content plays a major role in the mechanical properties and physiological functions of all cells” (Cells, 2018). Every cell on Earth is housed by a membrane. Water contributes to the formation of the membranes surrounding each cell (Sargen, 2019). “Water allows everything inside cells to have the right shape at the molecular level. As shape is critical for biochemical processes, this is also one of water’s most important roles” (Sargen, 2019).
Lack of Proper Hydration Leads to Decline in Cognitive Function
“The brain, compared to the rest of the body contains more water mass, approximately 75% of all brain mass is water. Water is required to provide metabolic and structural support for cells and tissues, as well as being involved in the transport of essential nutrients and compounds, which are essential for proper neuronal function.
Water is a Lubricant and Shock Absorber
According to LibreTexts (2020), water is the main constituent of the following bodily fluids that protect and lubricate tissues:
Water is a Transport Vehicle
Water is scientifically known as the “Universal Solvent”, which means it allows important bodily substances to dissolve. The dissolving of substances plays a key role in transportation and absorption in the the human body.