You might be surprised to know that the substance that has been found to help reduce brain fog, joint pain and metabolic issues mentioned in the above headline has also been found to prevent headaches; prevent crankiness, make skin glow, improve “executive function” like planning and strategy development, is not some brand new high tech discovery, or supplement… it’s water.
Regarding metabolic issues... studies found drinking 16 oz of water can raise your metabolic rate by as much as 30%.
Regarding the impact on brain function, it's been found that when you’re not sufficiently hydrated your brain shrinks in volume. This shrinking is what causes “dehydration headache”. Even mild dehydration can alter brain function and mood. But within 20 minutes of drinking water, those effects were reversed. Cold water hydrates faster than warm or room temperature water., so for fastest results, drink ice cold water, unless there is some medical reason not to drink it cold.
Your entire body suffers when you’re dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can produce an imbalance in the body’s equilibrium.
Long-term or more severe dehydration can lead to:
- increased cholesterol levels,
- rapid heart rate and/or breathing,
- low blood pressure,
- signs of premature aging, such as dry “parched” skin.
Other signs/ symptoms of dehydration include:
- Fatigue or dizziness
- Foggy thinking
- poor concentration
- Muscle cramps
- Back or Joint Pain
- Dry or Sticky Mouth
- Mood Swings
- Increased tension or anxiety
- Sugar Cravings
- Infrequent urination & dark urine
And dehydration is not just an "adult problem"... a Harvard study found more than half of American children are dehydrated. About a quarter of American children don’t drink water on a daily basis. It’s said a good part of the reason children are dehydrated is due to their being more likely to drink sweet drinks like soda or fruit juice than water. Here's a tip… kids tend to love Willard’s Water and even kids who would never drink water have come asking for more Willard’s Water. And adults who “never drank water” find a love for it too.