A well hydrated brain
Did you know that humans’ brain is made up of 73% of water? Adequate amount of water is needed in the brain to maintain its functions. When properly hydrated, you’ll expect normal cognitive functions.
Marathon runners are often treated for confusion and disorientation. This is as a result of loss of sodium and electrolytes during strenuous, vigorous exercise and through substantial sweating. When dehydrated, the volume of the brain tissue decreases. This affects cell functions in an adverse manner causing mental impairment.
“Cognitive performance and dehydration,” an article published by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) shows that being dehydrated by just 2% impairs performance in tasks that require attention, psychomotor, and immediate memory skills, as well as assessment of the subjective state. Also, Findings by BSX technologies reveals that dehydration has negative effects on the mood, it reduces cognitive and motor skills, it increases sensitivity to pain and could promote poor memory.
A well hydrated brain enhances mental capacity. In order words, mental energy significantly improves when it’s well hydrated. It helps you refocus and make you become more vigilant.
This is our take: Rehydrate your brain more often.