The main building blocks of cells, tissues, and organs in the human body require water to ensure a healthy metabolic cycle.

We all know that we must stay hydrated. If we accidentally forget, there’s no panic, the brain function controlling our “thirst” kicks in to remind us. But do we really know how to identify the symptoms leading up to dehydration, as well as the dangers?


When an adult’s water deficit exceeds 8% of their body weight, vital prognosis is engaged. But before reaching this extreme state, dehydration is accompanied by other harmful alterations.


  • Impairment of physical performance, starting from a water loss of even 1% of one’s total weight.


When dehydrated, the volume of water in blood plasma decreases, making blood thicker, and requiring the heart to work harder to propel it into vessels. As blood circulation in the small capillaries are reduced (because of the thicker blood), muscles are affected as oxygen and nutrient levels are reduced, as well as our body’s capacity to eliminate toxins.


  • Alterations in cognitive performance and mood exist with water deficits starting from 1.4-2% (relative to our body weight).


Beyond simply allowing many vital bodily functions, good hydration also optimizes brain functionality. Not only does the brain function at the highest level when well hydrated, but the intellectual, emotional, and sensory elements of our body can also reach its maximum capacity. Our brain is immersed in cerebrospinal fluid. This liquid has a very high water content, provides nutrients and eliminates toxins produced by cellular neurons, and is the area of the brain that tells us that “we’re thirsty”, according to researchers. When our body lacks water, the amount of cerebrospinal fluid also decreases, which results in the deterioration in cognitive abilities (including confusion, decreased concentration and alertness), as well as our mood in general (tiredness, decreased serenity and happiness). A well hydrated body (and brain) therefore allows for a broader and larger capacity for comprehension, memorization, physical performance, as well as overall wellbeing and happiness.


When children drink 200-650ml of water, there is an immediate decrease in thirst, and improvement in happiness, memory, and motor skills. Also, recently, a study carried out by 447 undergraduate students saw better exam results amongst the students who brought water to the exam.


  • Alteration of cardiovascular functions, including an increase in heart rate and decrease in blood pressure, starting from a water deficit of 2% (relative to body weight)


When one is dehydrated, the volume of overall blood is decreased, forcing the heart to beat faster in order to maintain regular blood pressure.


  • Significant probability for a headache, starting from a water deficit of 4% (relative to body weight)



According to several studies, those who are dehydrated are very prone to headaches. In addition, an increase in water consumption (by at least 0.8 liters per day) has reduced headaches and increased overall quality of life for patients who have recurrent migraines.

Adequate hydration reduces a variety of common diseases such as constipation, urinary tract infections, exercise-induced asthma, chronic kidney disease, etc.


That’s not all! During intense exercise, hydration cools the body; if the body isn’t cooled, thermal shocks (heat strokes) can occur. One must continue to consume lots of water, hours after physical activity, as our bodies will be working hard to recover.


If we are thirsty or if our bodies are dehydrated, even moderately, deteriorations in health, and cognitive and physical functions will be instantaneous and evident. This is why it is best to drink water before you are even thirsty.


Despite water’s crucial roles, it isn’t prioritized, nor judiciously mentioned in many nutritional articles and recommendations. However, the importance of what, and how much we drink, is just as important of what, and how much we eat. At Bello, we recognize water to be a vital nutrient, and we are committed to developing an innovative water purifier that is capable of providing the best water for your body. We don’t mess with health!


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“Without water, a human would not survive more than three days.”

That is a statistic, held true from the earliest ages. Water — or the H2O molecule, in scientific terms — is essential to all life on Earth, though, many of us drink it everyday without fully understanding all the vital reasons. Regardless of whomever we are, water never ceases to humble and surprise us. Water is the main constituent of the human body. Up to 60% of an adult man’s body is composed of water, in contrast to 55% for women, who have a great proportion of adipose tissues, which lacks in water when compared to muscles. The amount of water in the human body varies over the course of one’s life. As an infant, water can make up 75% of your body, but as you gradually age, the percentage of water composition in your body decreases. Water composition is also different within distinct parts of our body. High water composition is found in blood (79%), the lungs and heart (78%), the brain (76%), muscles (75%), and skin (70%). Parts of the anatomy holding a lower water composition include bones (22.5%) and adipose tissues (10%). Water is distributed in a 65%-35% ratio amongst the intra-cellular (water in the cells) and extra-cellar (water in plasma, interstitial fluids, digestive fluids, cerebrospinal fluid) sectors of the body, respectively.



Our bodies contain so much water in order to carry out physiological functions. Water is a solvent for biochemical reactions within the body, crucial for the kidneys to break down organic waste, which is then eliminated through urine. Water also holds heat from our body’s natural metabolism, contributing to our temperature regulation. Finally, water is essential for maintaining vascular volume, and serves as a medium to transport nutrients to organs. To understand, in detail, the dangers of inadequate hydration, we need to zoom in closer onto our bodies and cells. Our bodies wish to maintain the 65-35 ratio of water distribution between the intracellular and extracellular sectors. If there is a water deficit in the extracellular sector, equilibrium will eventually be restored, but at the cost of water transfer from the intra to the extracellular sector, thereby dehydrating the cells. Conversely, if the extracellular sector has an excess of water, equilibrium will also eventually be restored, but at the cost of transfer of water from the extra to the intracellular sector, which causes hyperhydration of cells. These variations in volume may be catastrophic for cell functionality.


To avoid such accidents, we must regulate our water balances by controlling the amount of water that enters and leaves our bodies. Each day, adults eliminate, on average, 2.5 liters of water through breathing, tears and sweat, urine, and feces. To avoid dehydration and achieve a healthy water balance, it is necessary to constantly replace lost water volume. Water is added to our bodies in the following ways:


  • Around 0.2 to 0.5 liters of water is produced naturally by humans’ oxidative metabolism, daily.

  • Foods, especially those rich in water content, such as fruits and vegetables, are composed of up to 40-80% water.

  • Regular consumption of water (and other liquids with high water content) is the simplest and most practical way to hydrate — pure water doesn’t even contain any calories!


Recommendations for one’s daily water intake, in North America, are established under the direction of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) — an independent American NGO — and organized via age and sex (though one’s need for water also depends on activity and climate).



Our kidneys control the bodily outlets that allow water entry, and maintains an optimal state of hydration, which ultimately regulates our water balance. Severe dehydration can have dramatic consequences, particularly for children and the elderly. Acute dehydration is one of the largest causes of infant mortality (20-30% of deaths) in the world. It is often caused by the supreme loss of water and electrolytes after acute diarrhea. The need for water, relative to body weight, is greater during childhood, which suggests that children are more sensitive to water loss and risk of dehydration, compared to adults. Dehydration is also common for people over the age of 65, as aging is accompanied by physiological changes affecting the regulation of one’s water balance. This includes decreased feelings of thirst, deterioration of the kidney’s ability to concentrate urine and retain water, as well as a decrease in muscle mass (due to a loss in bodily water reserves).


Our cells, tissues, and organs demand that water is an imperative and irreplaceable asset to our bodies. This is why the Bello team has been working, for several years now, on a new solution for purer, healthier, and even more environmentally friendly, water. — we plan to deliver it in the form of a breakthrough water purifier that is inspired by nature, and also allows you to customize the nutrients and minerals inside your water. We consider it our duty to create the best water for your health, and provide you with accessibility to it. The truth is, the body has needs that mustn't be ignored: water is arguably the greatest one.



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