Keep your children well hydrated

The temperatures are rising and kids are gearing up for summer activities. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for children to stay properly hydrated, whether they’re going to day camp, visiting the zoo or are active in sports.

Because our bodies are 70% water, it’s imperative that we all replenish with water. Water regulates body temperature, helps with digestion and supports the removal of waste. All of us lose water when we sweat, urinate … even breathe! Signs of dehydration include fatigue, headaches, lack of concentration, reduced mental performance, even dry skin.2

Children’s daily water needs vary depending on their age, gender, physical activity level, the temperature outside and their health. Parents should make sure kids drink water before, during and after each activity; 4-6 glasses of water a day for children up to 8 years old and 6-8 glasses for children 8 years and older.1

Quench their thirst with products by PURE

PURE has three products that will ensure children are happy and well hydrated.

ENERGY drink mix (all flavors) is safe for children ages 12 and older. They can have one ½ serving, being careful not to exceed 1 serving per day because of the caffeine content (120mg per serving). Make ice cubes with ENERGY and add them to water bottles for a little flavor. Or make refreshing popsicles.

GPS Hydrate is safe for children ages 12 and older. GPS Hydrate, a product in the sports performance line, helps replenish vital fluids, electrolytes and nutrients lost during exercise. It quenches thirst while supplying a blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and B vitamins. Make ice cubes or popsicles. The kids will love the fruit punch flavor.

Goyin balancing blend tastes delicious and is safe for kids 6 years old and older. Kids ages 6 to 12 should take half a serving, whereas kids ages 12 and older can enjoy the recommended daily dosage. These GoYin Pops make a tasty treat.

GoYin Pops

Ingredients: GoYin, crushed fruit (optional) and toothpicks or popsicle sticks.

Directions:

  1. Pour GoYin into ice cube trays.
  2. Add a small amount of fresh fruit (optional)
  3. Place a toothpick or popsicle stick into each cube.
  4. Place in the freezer until frozen.

Smart and fun ways to hydrate:

  • Give them small amounts of fluid throughout the day, rather than large amounts at one time.
  • Use colorful glasses and curly straws.
  • Add flavor to water with a lemon wedge or fresh watermelon. Let your kids experiment with recipes for infused water by adding cucumbers, strawberries, and citrus fruits.
  • Create a hydration station in your home. Put together a water dispenser and cups and encourage your family to drink regularly whenever they pass by.
  • Have an ENERGY stand, the PURE equivalent to the lemonade stand. While they serve delicious lemon-flavored ENERGY, they can enjoy it themselves, and make some summer spending money.

Always remember that the nutritional needs of children during growth and maturation are different from those of adults. Please consult your healthcare provider about appropriate supplements for children.

 

1 https://healthy-kids.com.au/parents/children-hydration/

2 http://www.naturalhydrationcouncil.org.uk/hydration-facts/hydration-and-water-facts-for-kids-2/

Change your water, change your life

March 22 is World Water Day! Water is our most precious natural resource. We’re drawn to it as infants. Poets write about it. Photographers take pictures of it and it’s a popular theme for artists. It helps cool us off during the summer months and warms us up during the winter. We need water, period.

Our bodies cannot survive without water. Sixty percent of our bodies are made of water; that’s about ½ to 2/3 of an average person’s weight.1 It helps with chemical reactions of living cells, it transports nutrients and waste products and it helps regulate body temperature. We constantly need to replenish the water in our bodies, no matter the environment. A dehydrated body does not perform or think as well as when it’s properly hydrated.

Since drinking water is something so vital to us, we want to make sure it’s safe. For example, chlorine helps purify water but it also produces free radicals that can damage healthy cells. So, what can we do to make sure our water id drinkable?

PURE has three high-quality products that work to enhance our drinking water. Alkaline Water Concentrate, Cell Water and the H20 Filtration System. The first two are often misunderstood, so let’s clear up some of this confusion now.

Alkaline Water Concentrate

Alkaline Water Concentrate helps reduce the oxidative potential of the water you drink using a Revolutionary E2 technology. It’s easy to use and convenient to take with you wherever you travel.

  • Contains no sugars or preservatives
  • Vegan, soy-free and gluten-free

Combine Alkaline Water Concentrate with GPS Hydrate to help support fluid intake and electrolyte balance as part of your workout regimen.

Cell Water

Cell Water is intended to replace minerals lost during reverse osmosis, filtration or distillation to help your body receive the nutrients it needs. Proprietary Trace Mineral Blend found in Cell Water provides a wide spectrum of trace elements needed by the body every day to help maintain optimum health.*

The H2O Filtration System

The H2O Filtration System is the answer to clean, great-tasting drinking water at home or on-the-go. It is ideal for the daily commute, while running errands or at home. The 28-oz. bottle is portable and BPA free. The Daily pH Plus filter removes harmful contaminants and pollutants from water to support your health. Can also be used with the Outdoor pH Plus filter, sold separately.

  • Increases pH of tap water up to 9.5 (water is typically 7.0)
  • Removes radon-222, a radiation element
  • Removes up to 90% fluoride, 99.99% contaminants and pollutants
  • Removes heavy metals and harmful chemicals
  • Retains body-beneficial trace minerals
  • Filters up to 100 gallons
  • Replaceable

Ensure you drinking water is the cleanest and safest it can be. Then drink up the natural goodness of water.

1http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/water-balance/about-body-water