Patient Education

Daily Water Intake:
How Much is Right for Me?

What should my daily water intake be? If you pose this question to five people, you’ll likely get five different answers. Half your body weight in ounces? Eight 8-oz. glasses? Only when you’re thirsty? Only during a meal? Never during a meal? Which guideline is correct?

The answer is that there is no perfect answer that works for everyone.

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The SHAPE ReClaimed program is designed to be tailored to you. This is why we set a foundation and advise practitioners to make adjustments as needed, based on the results of your urinalysis and your unique health situation. What is healthy and right for you may not be healthy and right for another. This is true even when it comes to daily water intake.

Too little water will lead to dehydration, but too much water can also cause problems. Your kidneys are your body’s main water distributors. They have a big job, and if they’re not functioning optimally, you’ll experience symptoms like low back pain, nighttime urination, swelling, joint pain, arthritis, excess or diminished libido, prostate difficulties or menstrual problems. The more excess weight you carry, the more work your kidneys have to do. If you’re overweight, drinking too much water could put a huge strain on your already tired kidneys.

For this reason, we advise our patients to have a daily water intake of 48-60 oz. This amount generally keeps you hydrated and your kidneys healthy. Your daily water intake may be increased by your practitioner based on your urinalysis results and overall health. Celtic Sea Salt and pH ReClaimed can help your kidneys with water distribution. In addition, our SHAPE Nanomolecular Dietary Supplement contains ingredients that help maintain fluid balance.

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August 6, 2018