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Are you drinking enough water?

Approximately 70% of the human body is water and none of the essential physical functions, such as breathing, digestion, or muscle movement could take place without water and more than likely you are not drinking enough of it.

What are the FACTS about not drinking enough water?

1.)   Not enough water or dehydration can cause a crisis in the brain, which requires more energy than any other organ. Low water levels trigger the brain to signal the nervous system to send out a request for more insulin from the pancreas, which in turn causes the release of more glucose. The brain needs this glucose to function, but there can be an excess amount created which can cause a diabetic situation. 2.)   Water is one of the major sources of energy for our cells. Energy is made when glucose is converted to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is held in reserve until it is needed. These two molecules need water in order for the stored energy to be released in a process called hydrolysis. The ATP by itself contains 600 units of energy, but when combined with water it can increase to over 6,000 units, to ten times the original amount. Feeling tired or fatigued, you may need more water. 3.)   Lack of water can even cause an increase in cholesterol. Low cellular water levels impede the entry of nutrients and the removal of waste from our cells. To compensate for the lack of water our liver sends cholesterol to the cells to fill the space where water was supposed to be, in order to allow the cell to function. This can cause an excess of cholesterol in the blood stream leading to plaque. 4.)   For every 10 ounces of a caffeinated drink that you consume you can lose up to 12 ounces of water due to caffeine’s impact on your biochemistry. This includes coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks. 5.)   Based upon several studies and in office evaluations by Doctors, it has been determined that low levels of water can lead to a wide range of mental challenges including mental fatigue, depression and even more serious issues including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Low levels can be as small as 1 to 2 percent less than the brains optimal needs. 6.)   Other organs depend on water just as much as the brain does and low levels can cause chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Here are the percentages of water that comprise some of our major organs; Brains 75%   Spleen 76%   Liver 72%   Lungs 80%   Kidneys 83% Without sufficient water (8-10 glasses per day, 1 glass = 8 ounces) our bodies are more vulnerable to all of the above mentioned diseases and more including cancer. No other fluids are a good substitute for water and it should be good clean spring water that has been tested for purity. Try a few more glasses of water every day and see how much more energy you have. office-drinking-water For premium quality drinking water for bottleless coolers and drinking fountains in your office Filter Pure recommends the Pentair/Everpure OW, (Office Water) Family of water filters. Their unique filter blend uses activated carbon to reduce chlorine taste and odor and offensive contaminants down to ½ micron in size even taking out water borne cysts such as cryptosporidium and giardia. All the OW replacement water filter cartridges are NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53, the OW200L (P/N EV9619-01) , OW2-PLUS (P/N EV9634-01) , and OW4-PLUS (P/N EV9635-01). We also carry the 4C cartridge (EV9600-00) and new line of Everpure (Fibredyne II)  FC-L cartridges. FC_L For more information about the Pentair/Everpure line of premium drinking water filter cartridges, contact us at 1-800-942-7873 or click on the “Live Help ONLINE” link on the left of your screen.