Water Alone Is Not Enough

Why Water Alone Is Not Enough

We’ve all heard the standard advice that drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day can boost hydration. But drinking water alone is not going to solve your body’s dehydration issues.

Your hydration needs depend on your age, body weight, medical conditions, medications, activity levels, diet, alcohol intake and environmental conditions. In addition, travel and altitude can cause dehydration. And just boosting your intake of water doesn’t ensure that the electrolytes and nutrients are adequately absorbed into the bloodstream, interstitial cavities and cells.

Drinking water alone does not replace all the electrolytes your body needs to properly absorb and balance water levels inside your organs and cells.

A recent Hydrus user, Shari Nelson, says that while she drank plenty of water, she found little relief from dryness symptoms.

“I experience a lot of dryness and symptoms such as dry mouth, fatigue and joint pain. It wasn’t until I started using Hydrus that I found relief,” Shari said.

Shari says that using Hydrus and adopting a proper daily hydration routine has helped her manage her dehydration and boosted her physical and mental health.


Hydrus user Shari Nelson with her husband at Passover Seder


It’s All About Balancing Water And Electrolytes Throughout The Day

Drinking water alone isn’t the most effective weapon against dehydration because “proper hydration” is not about how much water you drink. Instead, it’s about how much water your body absorbs.

And electrolytes play a crucial role in how your body absorbs water and nutrients. Electrolytes, sodium and potassium play essential roles in absorption and balancing water levels in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids.

They perform critical roles by helping your cells absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. Electrolytes’ primary function is to balance the amount of water available in your body’s cells and they are contained in fluids throughout the body. They are chemicals that get their name because when they dissolve in water and produce charged ions. These ions enable the flow of electrical signals through the body.

When your body becomes depleted of essential electrolytes, your cells and organs are unable to function properly. That’s why drinking water alone isn’t the only weapon against fighting symptoms of dehydration. Your body often needs a balance of both water and electrolytes throughout the day to be “properly hydrated.”

You may need to increase the amount of electrolytes you consume, especially if you suffer from symptoms such as:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth, Throat & Esophagus
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Skin
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Cramps
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Sore Muscles & Aches
  • Poor Sleep
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue


Experiment With Your Hydration Needs

When you start a daily hydration routine, it’s essential to experiment with your body to learn about your body’s hydration needs. Depending on your age, body weight, medical conditions, medications, activity levels, diet, alcohol intake and environmental conditions, your body’s water and electrolyte needs—your hydration levels—will indeed vary.

Accordingly, it’s essential to experiment with your hydration needs as the inputs change and understand how your body responds. What is more, it is critical to know how much water and electrolytes you need and when you need them during the day. This will help you gain a more nuanced understanding of your hydration needs that most people fail to recognize.

It’s critical to your health and wellness to experiment with your individual water and electrolyte balance needs as key inputs change. For example, if you take medications or suffer from medical conditions such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Eczema, Short Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer Treatment, Radiation Treatment and POTS, then it’s possible you will require greater whole-body hydration to feel and function at your best.

After drinking Hydrus twice-a-day or three times a day for several days to raise their whole-body hydration level, many people experience fast relief from dry eyes, dry mouth, headaches, and fatigue, and gain a more nuanced understanding of their whole-body hydration needs.

For instance, Shari who is diagnosed with multiple medical conditions—Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome and Behcet’s Disease—says she initially started with Hydrus twice-a-day (16.9 oz. each) and didn’t feel much of a difference. But when she increased Hydrus to three times a day, everything changed.

“The difference was like night and day. I immediately felt a difference and so much better. I saw a huge decrease in all five of my symptoms, especially my joint plan,” Shari said.

Hydrus is formulated to deliver the electrolytes your body needs more effectively than drinking water alone.

Unlike other hydration products, Hydrus contains Nanosomes™ or tiny nano-scale hollow sphere-shaped molecules made of phospholipids that encapsulate electrolytes and water. The phospholipids are similar to those naturally found in your cells’ membranes.

Compared to other hydration drinks, studies show that the science in Hydrus delivers about 50% greater water and electrolyte absorption than traditional sugar-electrolyte drinks.

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