TIME REPORTS – A new, small study of 25 women suggests that being mildly dehydrated can take a toll on women’s mood and cognitive function.
In the study, published in the latest issue of The Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that dehydration was a prime factor in causing headaches, loss of focus, fatigue, and low mood while both exercising and resting.
US magazine TIME reported last week that the women in the study experienced the bad effects from only mild dehydration — about one percent lower than optimal hydration levels.
The Huffington Post also cites a 2009 study conducted by Tufts University researchers in the US that found “that dehydration leads to fatigue, confusion, and a negative mood among young female athletes.”
TIME reports that while men weren’t included in the research, the results likely apply to them as well.
To stay hydrated, opt for plain water or other non-alcoholic and caffeine-free drinks.
H2O International SA further recommends that you purify the water before you drink it. There are many benefits to this:
1) You are drinking water free from impurities like chemicals and contaminants that leak into the water system
2) With H2O’s unique media bed design (purification substance inside the water purifier), the water tastes better as the contaminants are removed and the media bed adds a very subtle sweetness to the water. This helps you to drink more.
Why are H2O Purifiers the best in the world!
Media Bed – How it Works
Unique 6 Stage Water Purification System
A. 5 Micron filter pad
B. Silver impregnated Granular Activated Carbon- A thin layer of silver impregnated activated carbon protects the filtration media from back contamination of bacteria. Silver has long been used as a disinfectant in water purification.
C. Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) – provides protection for home drinking water from chemical compounds manufactured or widely used after World War 2. These include the chlorinated hydrocarbons in various pesticides, herbicides and industrial solvents. Misuse of these materials has allowed water supplies to become a problem. GAC has proved to be an effective media for the removal of such contaminants, absorbing chlorine, other chemical compounds and gasses. GAC is a preferred method of protecting water from trihalomethanes (THM’s), PCE’s, EDB’s, PCB’s, DBCP’s, chlorine, trichloroethylene, nitrobenzene’s, radon, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, iodine, silver, ethylene chloride, detergents and numerous other chemical compounds in existence. GAC also traps organic material thereby removing bad tastes, colour and odours.
D. Riolyte – is a unique H2O formula added to H2O countertop & undercounter models. It contains specially formulated mineral components that are mixed into the media bed.
Riolyte gently releases these minerals into the water making it more palatable, as well as improving the PH of the water, making it more alkaline.
E. KDF - Even though GAC is sufficient to correct the problems of 85% of today’s household water, to make the process more complete, we have added the patented KDF to our systems. KDF significantly removes iron, aluminium, sulphur, as well as heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic & many others) and kills bacteria, fungus and algae. KDF makes our units completely bacteriostatic; no bacteria will grow in the unit and the life of the cartridge is prolonged.
KDF & Riolyte are registered trademarks of H2O International.
Over the last two decades many scientific institutions have successfully tested the contaminant removal capabilities of the H2O range of products with outstanding results.
While exactly how much water you need to drink daily varies and isn’t well defined (some experts say eight glasses a day is too much), one good measure is to check the colour of your urine: “if it’s darker rather than nearly clear, you need more water,” writes TIME.