We all know that water is very important. In fact, it’s arguably the most important thing in the whole world. As far as you and I go, we are pretty much entirely made up of water. That means that, at least for us, nothing really matters more than making sure that we’re drinking high-quality water.
What’s So Special About Water?
Water performs a lot of functions in the human body. It is both a transporter and a catalyst, a solvent, and a necessary component for just about every reaction, action, process, and function that takes place in the human body. It’s the single most important nutrient for a human to consume.
So, as long as you’re stocked up with enough water, you should be good to go, right? Well, not exactly. First, you have to make sure that you are getting quality water. And unfortunately, most of us city-dwelling, tap-water drinking fools aren’t.
Think about it. If you put low quality gasoline in your vehicle, then it’s bound to create a whole number of problems. But is your vehicle made of gasoline? Absolutely not. But imagine if it were. Putting in low quality gasoline will immediately start to wreak havoc. And the same goes for the human body. Putting in low quality fuel – in the form of water – can immediately and detrimentally affect our entire body.
What Happens When We Don’t Get Enough Water?
Everybody is probably familiar with the term dehydration. When we don’t consume enough water, our body becomes dehydrated. In order to keep yourself safe, your body redirects water from less vital organs and sends it towards those that are more important for our vital functions. And this ensures that your brain doesn’t immediately become dehydrated and kill you if you’re stuck outside on a hot sunny day.
But what exactly is going on when you’re dehydrated? There are a lot of complications that could occur as a result. Specific issues may be related to specific organs becoming dehydrated whereas issues like fatigue or motor coordination problems can result from general dehydration.
To describe, generally, why dehydration has such a profound effect on the body, you must recognize that water is the fluid through which the electrical signals produced by our brain and nervous system travel. If there isn’t enough water in our body then there’s no fluid medium for these signals to travel through. The slowing of signals means that your organs won’t be able to receive or transmit the communication necessary for them to function properly.
Dehydration is often first detected because of some symptom that occurs in the head. Headaches, brain fog, slow thinking, dizziness, and confusion are all very common symptoms of dehydration. Because the brain is constantly transmitting thousands, if not millions of signals at each moment, even the slightest change in water concentration can be detected fairly easily. The brain is also one of the most important organs in the body, so water will often be directed away from other organs towards the brain. In this case, symptoms can emerge elsewhere in the body.
Importance of Quality Water
It would be nice if water was simply water, and that we could drink any type of water and enjoy the same benefits. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, far from it. The reality is that very few of us are drinking purified water.
Tap Water from just about any city in the world will be rich with contaminants that could range from pharmaceuticals to heavy metals to human waste products. Bottled water is not much better, if not much worse.
People are often surprised to learn that bottled water is usually just tap water that has been encased in a bottle. So not only does it contain the same impurities that you would expect from city water, you also have to contend with the plastic particles that have leached into the water from the bottle.
The result of tap water and bottled water is that the water contains a significant number of particles that inhibit the transmission of electrical signals in the human body. These signals are what transport the necessary information for us to perform any sort of function at all. Whether we are taking a breath, telling our fingers to move, or sitting and thinking, we are utilizing water to send electrical signals.
Whereas pure water provides a fluid conduit for electrical signals to travel through, particle dense water does not. Legible signals will struggle to pass through the contaminated water and thereby slow down the functioning of your body.
These blockages of communication can have pretty drastic effects on your health. Over time, the constant bombardment of improper signaling can lead to various diseases and disorders. Mood instability, difficulty with thinking, and even Alzheimer’s can develop if the brain’s communication lines are jammed for too long.
Not to mention that in the short-term this can impair both motor and mental functioning. Most likely, however, you wouldn’t notice these issues as they would become associated with your regular state of being since you’re drinking the same water day in, day out. This results in the perceived benefits of switching to purified water, which are really just a return to the way that your mind and body should be functioning:
- Improved motor function
- Enhanced mental clarity
- Increased overall cognition
- Improved mood or increased emotional stability
- Improved immunity
- Enhanced energy levels
- Reduced anxiety
The impact of high-quality water cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, most of us are living in an area where our primary source of water is far from pure. Taking steps to ensure that you’re getting access to clean, quality water can improve your quality of life and that of your family’s.