26 Aug When Topical Treatments Don’t Work, You Might Need Whole Body Hydration
If you suffer from symptoms such as dry eyes, dry mouth, dry skin/ eczema and have found that topical treatments such as eye drops, mouthwashes, lotions don’t work in relieving your symptoms- the reason may be a lack of whole-body hydration.
What Is Whole-Body Hydration?
Whole-body hydration is a new paradigm and different way of thinking about dehydration or the way our body absorbs and maintains water levels and electrolytes. So far, the prevailing approach has been to treat symptoms of dehydration with topical treatments, but that’s not the most effective method of alleviating symptoms – and relief is often only temporary. However, whole-body hydration alleviates common symptoms associated with dehydration such as:
- Dry Eyes
- Trouble concentrating
- Fatigue/ Sleepiness
- Muscle Aches
- Joint Pain
- Brain Fog
Experts in integrative medicine and wellness are now starting to recognize the effect of whole-body hydration in alleviating dry eyes and dry mouth symptoms. Studies have found that dry eyes may be caused by a lack of “whole-body hydration” or providing your body with the proper “balance” of electrolytes and water. Researchers have found that people with dry eyes had a suboptimal whole-body hydration compared to people who did not suffer from dry eyes. The study found a significantly large difference in the plasma osmolarity (Posm) – a measure of your body’s electrolyte-water balance) between the participants who had dry eyes compared to non-dry eye participants. The higher a person’s osmolality, the more dehydrated they are. See the chart below. The research team concluded that these findings support the idea that improving whole-body hydration can result in helping patients suffering from dry eyes.
Similarly, a study conducted by the University College in London found that changes in saliva protein concentration and saliva osmolality are strongly associated with dehydration. Study participants who were asked not to consume food or beverages for a 24 hour period had significantly lower saliva. But as soon as participants were given a rehydration solution, their saliva concentration and osmolality decreased back to pre-exercise levels. Researchers concluded that changes in saliva concentration were directly related to a participant’s whole-body hydration status.
Not Getting Relief By Drinking Water Alone? Here’s Why
If you are drinking ample amounts of water and eating foods high in water content and still experience symptoms of dryness, it’s possible that your body isn’t maintaining that right balance of electrolytes and water. That’s because drinking water alone isn’t the most effective weapon against dehydration.
Proper hydration is not about how much water you drink; 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.”
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. Your body’s water and electrolyte needs will indeed vary depending on your age, body weight, medical conditions, medications, activity levels, diet, alcohol intake, and environmental conditions. 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 water and electrolyte balance as these inputs change. 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, POTS and Dysautonomia you may 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, 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. Hydrus drinker Shari Nelson, 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.
Daily Whole-Body Hydration with Hydrus Is The Solution
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.
Compared to other hydration drinks, studies show that the science in Hydrus delivers about 50% greater water and electrolyte absorption than traditional sugar-electrolyte drink If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, then adopting a proper hydration routine may help you feel better and alleviate symptoms.