Water for renewal
It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of water to the sustenance human life. Our bodies – 70% water – are fed and nourished by it, our cells renewed by it, our metabolism driven by it.
The benefits from drinking natural mineral water for our health and well-being are well documented. It’s no secret that water is essential for an efficient and strong body. However, taking in insufficient amounts of water can lead to all manner of physical problems: malaise, headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath. It can also interfere with the proper functioning of our systems and organs. We end up pursuing aggressive and otherwise avoidable treatments for illnesses and injuries that would often be preventable or reversible just by drinking the water our bodies crave.
Water’s benefits are not limited to what’s “inside” us, but also to what’s “outside”. Well-watered skin retains its smoothness, elasticity, and tone, even inhibiting the formation of wrinkles as we grow older. Improvements in health and appearance go hand in hand with the regular consumption of mineral water, since water promotes the body’s renewal from the inside, filling each cell with life-giving moisture.
The well-attested anti-aging and regenerative effect of water is best enjoyed through regular use of natural mineral water. Natural waters like Georgia’s mountain fresh Bakuriani or Ukraine’s Morshinska mineral water are generated from springs deep in the earth, and produced in environmentally-friendly, protected mountain resort areas. These are bottled with no alterations to their natural structure; nature itself has selected their unique mineral compositions. What’s more, their low mineralization levels render them ideal for daily use in large quantities – waters that are quickly and efficiently absorbed by your body, keeping you well-hydrated.
How much water does the body need each day?
A person’s body type, constitution, heredity, physical activity, and general health all factor into the answer to this question. Even the weather matters! For example, our consumption of water is affected by hot weather, when we need to drink more water than usual. Finally, there is nothing so directly connected to our healthy physical lives as keeping ourselves in a well-balanced state of hydration.
What is a well–balanced state of hydration?
Simply, it is the ratio of the amount of water consumed each day to that of the amount lost each day. For humans, it is imperative that the daily amount of water consumed covers completely the daily amount lost. These are the conditions guaranteeing that all the systems of a healthy human body will function properly. On average, an adult woman needs to drink around 1.5 liters of natural mineral water a day to make up for the natural loss in body fluids. For men, the figure is slightly higher, around 2 liters of water a day. The amounts necessary may fluctuate depending on body mass and other individual needs. The optimal amount of water to be consumed daily can be calculated with the following internationally accepted formula:
N = W *0,03
”N” = the required amount of water (in liters)
”W” = a person’s weight (in kilograms)
0.03 = the required volume of water (30 ml) per 1 kg of body weight.
When watching our weight, our figure, or our general health, it is particularly important to also monitor our water balance. Too little water leads to a slowing of the metabolism, resulting in an increase in body weight. Dehydration can also contribute to excessive eating. The brain perceives food and water as a source of energy – that is, if the body is dehydrated, the brain interprets this as an energy shortage and sends signals that we interpret as hunger or thirst. Too often, we perceive these signals as a desire to have a snack rather than a drink.
The less we drink, the faster we age. What’s more, with each passing year the quantity of water held in our cells declines. The body of a newborn is about 75% water, and with advanced age that figure gradually reduces to around 50%. Age also affects our perceived thirst and our need for hydration. The less we drink, the less thirsty we feel, which can lead to serious dehydration. Aging is, basically, the loss of body moisture.