Your body is 50% to 70% water. Even your bones are 31% water.

Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water for optimal health.

The quality and quantity of the water you use are essential for:

  • Maintaining body temperature
  • Eliminating waste
  • Lubricating joints
  • Protecting organs and sensitive tissue
  • Flushing waste from kidneys and liver
  • Dissolving minerals and nutrients for use in the body
  • Cognitive function

How to Determine the Quantity of Your Daily Water Intake

Without enough daily water, you risk dehydration. Severe dehydration limits normal body functions. Even mild dehydration drains your energy.

According to the National Institute of Health, children are at a greater risk for dehydration. Children are dependent upon caregivers for food and fluid. They also have a higher surface-to-mass ratio, thus dehydrating more quickly.

Research in children and young adults shows that mild dehydration, only 1% to 2% of body weight, can lead to impairment in cognitive function, irritability, and lethargy.

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, more than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not drinking enough water. Their lack of adequate hydration leads to declined cognitive and emotional functioning.

~75% of Americans are Dehydrated

Consider consuming at least one-half of your body weight in ounces of pure water daily.

If you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water daily. Drink additional water when exercising or stressed.

You may have been advised to alkalize drinking water with several drops of lemon or lime juice, apple cider vinegar, chemically, or through countertop equipment (ionized alkaline water). It is important to note that alkalized drinking water should be avoided around mealtimes so that your stomach and digestive tract can sustain the acidic pH it requires to digest food.

How to Source Quality Water

Pure or filtered water, versus tap water, is best. Pure water can be sourced from artesian wells or springs without added ingredients, outside of antimicrobial agents.

While our Colorado mountain-supplied tap water is chlorinated to purify and kill microbes, some municipalities in the United States recycle water.

What about all the industrial chemicals and prescription drugs flushed into the water system?

According to Harvard Health, sewage treatment plants and water treatment facilities are not currently designed to remove pharmaceuticals from water.

Chemicals in your drinking water can lead to:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Nervous system conditions
  • Organ damage
  • Developmental delays
  • Negative reproductive effects

Consider using tap water only for cleaning.

What water is safest for you and your pets to drink?

  • Reverse osmosis is very effective for filtering heavy metals, uranium, chlorine, and fluoride. Reverse osmosis effectively filters dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts), heavy metals, uranium, chlorine, and fluoride. But it also eliminates healthy minerals and electrolytes.
  • Steam distilled water is pure, but like reverse osmosis water, it should not be consumed for prolonged periods since it leaches minerals from the bones and body, contributing to reduced bone density among many other mineral-deficient disease states.
  • Active charcoal carbon filters remove chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste, and water odor. They are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds.
  • Multi-stage home water filtration systems can be expensive and difficult to relocate when their owners move. Consider Enviro Products for Shower Filter Cartridges to remove chlorine and purify tap water before it hits your skin in the shower. After all, our skin is the body’s largest organ. Consider their 10-stage water filter under the kitchen sink to purify tap water.
  • And remember, water storage is also an important health consideration. Excess sun and heat can cause harmful chemicals in plastic water bottles’ walls to migrate into the water. While the thicker and harder plastic bottles reduce this risk, using sterilized ceramic, glass or stainless steel containers eliminates this risk. However, metal attracts EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) and may alter the molecular integrity of the water. Consider silicone-coated glass bottles that are common in the marketplace, i.e. Origins at Amazon.

Colorado’s Purest Drinking Water

In Colorado, Eldorado Springs water is the best source for drinking and cooking.

Colorado’s Eldorado Springs has some of the purest waters in the world. In addition, Eldorado water is tested for purity and ranks as one of the best tasting spring waters in the U.S.

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