Efficient hydration is an urgent need in our modern environments. And structured water hydrates more efficiently than tap or bottled water. Here are five key differences between the structured phase and the regular or bulk phase of water:
The structured phase of water:
hydrates with less liquid, perhaps up to 1 to 2/3rds less;¹
matches water found inside cell membranes of all living things …that’s us, microbiome, mitochondria, plants, animals, microbes in soils and seas;²
conducts electricity more profoundly, for example, it’s used to create sonograms and cardiograms;³
light (sunshine and Infrared, Pollack 2013) and sound waves (frequencies and vibrations) make more structured water. Frequency and vibration can be understood as simple movement, exercise, dance, or any form of percussion;4
Fruits, veggies, plant leaves, roots and seeds are rich with it.5
These ever more dehydrating modern environments, especially with high electronic device use, means we need more hydration that we did even 5 years ago. 8 glasses a day doesn’t cut it since most of the water we guzzle is in the liquid phase and is more difficult for our bodies to absorb. Instead we share the many modes of supporting structured hydration. Many may seem surprising approaches to hydrate, but they are time-tested and revered among many cultures.
Examples are eating plant-rich diets, drinking teas and broths, the use of fats and minerals, essential oil use – both topical applications and inhalation, all forms of bathing, soaking, mud baths, play, dance and joyful movement, indeed all movement, and peaceful and reflective time spent in our original habitat: nature.
The Hydration Foundation’s job is to spread many new/old approaches to hydration as quickly as possible, for our vulnerable elderly, our children, our own capacities to solve our ecologies, the ecology inside of us and the precious ecology outside of us.
1 Souza R., et al, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2018, 13(4); Montenegro-Bethancourt G.,et al., Contribution of fruit and vegetable intake to hydration status in schoolchildren. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Oct;98(4)
2 Pollack, re: discussion of proximity of water molecule to hydrophilic surfaces 2013; Del Guidice, E., et al., Water Dynamics at the Root of Metamorphosis in Living Organisms, Water 2 2010; Ho, M. Living Rainbow H2O, 2008);
3 Casarotto, R. et al., Coupling agents in therapeutic ultrasound: acoustic and thermal behavior, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Jan. 2004, Vol 85
4 Xu, Y., Havenith, M., Perspective: Watching low-frequency vibrations of water in biomolecular recognition, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 170901 (2015)
5 Sharma, A., Effect of Health-Promoting Agents on Exclusion-Zone Size, Dose Response, September 3, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1177/1559325818796937