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Unlocking the Hidden Dangers: How Dehydration Affects Your Health

Published : Jul 20, 2019 2 mins read Updated On : Mar 20, 2024

Water makes up approximately 75% of our body mass and about 80% of our brain. Even slight dehydration can have a significant impact on our daily lives.

What is dehydration?

The fluid you sweat is composed mainly of electrolytes, other nutrients, and water. Excessive sweating can cause dehydration since you lose a large amount of water. Dehydration occurs when more water is being lost by your body through urine and sweat, and through respiration. We’re constantly using and losing water. Even while we are asleep water passes out of our system with every breath we exhale. While mild dehydration is a loss of 1.5 percent of a body’s normal water volume, a level of hydration just one percent below optimal can affect mood, make it more difficult to concentrate. Our hearts and our brains consist of more water than any other organs of our body. It’s pretty important stuff if we want to function at our best, physically and mentally.
Impact Of Dehydration On Health And Well-being

What’s the impact of dehydration?

The human brain is made up of about 75 percent water, the first way that dehydration affects the brain and alters how we think and feel is by slowing the circulation of the fluids. This lowers blood flow, which means less oxygen traveling to all parts of the body, including the brain.
Sometimes mild dehydration can quickly affect mood in a person. It’s one of the human body’s many warning systems that something is not as it should be and should be dealt with. As dehydration worsens, cognitive function is further impaired, leading to delirium, etc. Severe dehydration condition can cause unconsciousness and even coma, finally leading to death.

Impact Of Dehydration On Health And Well-being

Tips to increase your water intake:

1. Have a big bottle filled with water at your desk or wherever you go. It’s a good way to keep track.
2. Remind yourself to drink some water after each visit to the toilet to replenish your system.
3. Try herbal teas or adding fresh lemon or lime juice to your water if you struggle with drinking plain water.
4. Drink some water when you wake up in the morning. A great kick start.
5. At meetings with clients or suppliers, always say yes to a glass of water (and a refill).

Hypotonic hydration drinks contain particles that are less concentrated than body fluid which means they are more quickly absorbed by the body. They help ensure quick hydration without any muscle cramps or dryness in the mouth. They speed up the rehydration process. This is just what your body needs to hydrate itself. With the right combination of Electrolytes, Antioxidants, and Carbohydrates in the hypotonic formula, Fast & Up Reload is the perfect hydration choice during any time of the day, especially during the physical activity or workout.


Fast & Up Reload hydration drink contains a unique combination of Electrolytes, Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidant and Carbohydrates for instant hydration and replenishment of nutrients essential for hydration. Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Chlorides are the major electrolytes lost during training and traveling.

Sayali Naik
Sayali Naik
Fast&Up Nutrition Consultant

Sayali works with a tons of people and players across the globe and across the sports disciplines, from grassroot to professional Cricketers, Football players, Badminton. Sayali is extremely passio... Read More

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