What Is Hydration?
The cells in the human body are comprised mostly of water, it is said that from 60% to 80% of a person’s weight is water. Therefore, a person who weighs 60kg contains from 36kg to 48 kg of water, in order to survive, a human being needs this much water.
Hydration is simply the percentage of intracellular water held and utilised. The amount of water recycled daily by an adult person’s kidneys is approximately 190 litres. The water that is discharged daily through urine and sweat is around 2.5 litres and must be replaced.
- At only 1% dehydration our ability to think clearly and cope with stress begins to diminish.
- At around 3% thirst and discomfort is experienced and our ability to perform both physically (Up to 30%) and mentally is significantly impaired.
- From +7% dehydration this condition becomes chronic and our genes do not function properly starting to break down.
- In excess of 10% dehydration the person can go into a coma, as the body does not have sufficient intracellular fluid to function.
- Should our intracellular hydration continue to decrease to between 15% & 20% the effects are likely to be fatal.
Extended periods of dehydration can have a significant effect on our health & our ability to fight off infection & disease. Many studies show that a significant percentage of society are constantly dehydrated, there is no substitute for drinking water! Coffee, tea & most soft drinks can act as diuretics, which all contribute to further dehydration. Is it any wonder that we can feel tired & stressed for no apparent reason?
Water and DNA
Water is the matrix of life, but it is also a crucial medium by which the most important life-supporting information is transferred. The core impact that water has on life, DNA and our genes is significant. Water allows the gene to express itself and the proteins thus activated perform their functions in water. By storing information from various genes and hormones, water preserves a great deal of information about its surrounding environment, information that sustains and ensures the normal sustenance of the organs in the human body. As you can see, water, ubiquitous in nature, is ubiquitous as well in human existence.
Cells have cytoplasms and karyoplasms, the basic ingredient for cytoplasm and karyoplasm is water, the aqueous solution. This water acts as a buffer with a variety of solutes. Protein and genes do not react without water. Water becomes a playground for the enzymes and the proteins to act, so it effectively acts as a catalyst for metabolic reaction.
Water can affect the skeletal structure of DNA, affect the enzymes that express the genes in the DNA and actually express the genes effectively. Also, without water, the two strands of DNA do not uncoil and therefore the expression of genes does not occur. As discussed, water is ubiquitous throughout the molecular activities of a living body and helps life forms to continue living. If bad ingredients are present in water, this may affect the proteins, the enzymes and the DNA, causing a malfunction of the enzymes and serious problems in the metabolism. It is for these reasons that it is vitally important to drink good water. The conclusion is that you must drink what your genes want.
Alkaline mineral water is able to generate hydrogen when various mineral ingredients are mixed and dissolved in water. Mineral alkaline reduced water has a negative value for oxidation reduction potential (ORP). The smaller the negative value for ORP, the better the functionality. This means that it is particularly effective in the reduction of harmful active oxygen.
Professor H.W Kim of Yonsei University has done a lot of research on mineral alkaline reduced water. His research has shown various positive effects in regards to the existence of hexagonal water, including anti-cancerous effects and immune system strengthening ability. (Refer to Water of Life). According to the results of many researchers, in summary, the following effects of mineral alkaline reduced water can be.
- Turns the acidic blood condition of the body to alkaline state.
- Removes & eliminates lactic acid build up in muscles and cell tissue
- Effective for regulation of bowel movement.
- Reduces acidic wastes in the blood.
- Reduces fat content in the body.
- Promotes blood circulation.
- Improves the immune system.
- It was observed that interferon, interleukin and other bodily fluids, which are indicator substances for the immune system all increased with the consumption of mineral alkaline water.
- Has an anti-cancerous effect and prevents the spread of cancerous cells.
- This theory was vindicated by experiments using rats (Due to common cell tissues to humans). Rats were injected with skin cancer cells and when fed with alkaline water the spread of the cancer cells was significantly lower than the rats were fed with normal water.
- Homeostasis effect and removal of active oxygen.
- Slightly alkaline pH7.4~pH 8.2 contains the restorative force to reduce active oxygen. Active oxygen is the source for so many diseases and has a vast influence on ageing. If simply drinking water removes active oxygen, there can be no better medication!
- It was reported that rats injected with cancer cells showed excessive amounts of active oxygen. It was discovered that the group that was fed with alkaline water had their amount of active oxygen greatly reduced. Good water is water with abundant hydrogen.
Organic and Inorganic Minerals
In nature, there exist inorganic and organic minerals. The term “inorganic minerals” refers to minerals dissolved in nature. The term “organic minerals” refers to the minerals that had been absorbed by plants or animals and combined with other inorganic minerals. Certain Inorganic minerals can be very harmful to human body. However, organic minerals are not harmful, because they were generated through chemical reactions with other inorganic minerals in a living body.
Role of Minerals in Our Body
Minerals are extremely small elements that are absolutely necessary for vitality of life. Minerals play an important role in maximising the functionality of the enzymes in every stage of the body’s metabolism. Every enzyme needs different minerals.
If minerals are deficient, the catalyst reaction of the enzymes slows down and the metabolism process undergoes seriously adverse effects. The DNA polymerases that synthesize the DNA use Mg++ as the cofactor. The absence of Mg++ affects DNA synthesis adversely.
Calcium is an important element for bone formation, and although they are only needed in extremely small quantities, various minerals such as copper, zinc, cobalt, lithium, boron, selenium, germanium and others are required.
Many of these essential minerals were thought to be harmful to human health in case until not so long ago. However, these metals, in extremely small quantities, are vitally necessary for the body’s metabolism and the maintenance of good health.