Tasks

The elemental tasks of water in the body

Water regulates the metabolism. Water binds the nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals…) of food and transports them via the blood circulation into billions of bodily cells. Nutrients are ‘metabolised‘ there, i.e. converted to energy and continual cell proliferation is ensured. Numerous metabolic products of the cells, such as uric acid, are transported away dissolved in water for excretion via the kidneys.

Transporting food to the cell and the evacuation of metabolic products from the organism are the main tasks of water in the body. A water supply as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is the basis of healthy metabolic regulation. Healthy metabolic regulation is the basis of our health.

Drinking water means becoming and remaining healthy.

Water regulates the body temperature. Water helps the body maintain its temperature of about 37° centigrade. When we physically exert ourselves, or the outside temperature is higher, sweat forms which evaporates on this skin.

This creates a cold film on the skin surface which affects the body temperature. Without water evaporation the body would easily overheat and go beyond 41°C. A fatal heat stroke would be the consequence.