Water Organization

Water.org is an amazing organization that is co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon. This organization has created access to safe water and sanitation for hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. BeerFit collects funds for Water.org in a number of ways inclusively performance bonuses for faster runners.

Water is a unique, odorless and colorless substance. When a person breathes, he loses about two liters of water per day, which is about 2% of body weight. With a loss of 10% moisture, the human body begins to feel irreversible changes. A shortage of 7 or 8 liters can be fatal. This easily explains the global importance of water for humans. If there is not enough water in the human body, pain in the muscles, constipation or headaches may occur.

It is much easier to prevent the problem than treat it. To do this, you need to remember the importance of water and drink up to 2.5 liters of water per day. Get into the habit of carrying a bottle of clean water with, drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach in the morning, and drinking the last time 2 hours before bedtime.

Despite the fact that water has no energy value (it does not contain proteins, fats and carbohydrates), it is necessary to dissolve vitamins necessary for normal human life, including:

  • Vitamin C- participates in redox reactions, the functioning of the immune system, promotes the absorption of iron. Deficiency leads to loose and bleeding gums, nosebleeds due to increased permeability and fragility of the blood capillaries.
  • B1 (thiamine) is a part of the most important enzymes of carbohydrate and energy metabolism, providing the body with energy and plastic substances, as well as the metabolism of branched-chain amino acids. Lack of this vitamin leads to severe disorders of the nervous, digestive and cardiovascular systems.
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – in the form of coenzymes, it participates in redox reactions, increases the color sensitivity of the visual analyzer and dark adaptation. Insufficient intake of vitamin B2 is accompanied by a violation of the state of the skin, mucous membranes, impaired light and twilight vision.
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – in the form of its coenzymes, it participates in the conversion of amino acids, the metabolism of tryptophan, lipids and nucleic acids, participates in the maintenance of the immune response, participates in the processes of inhibition and excitation in the central nervous system, contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells, maintenance of a normal level of homocysteine in blood. Insufficient intake of vitamin B6 is accompanied by a decrease in appetite, a violation of the state of the skin, the development of homocysteinemia, anemia.
  • Niacin as a coenzyme is involved in the redox reactions of energy metabolism. Insufficient vitamin intake is accompanied by disruption of the normal state of the skin, gastrointestinal tract and nervous system.
  • B12 plays an important role in the metabolism and conversion of amino acids. Folate and vitamin B12 are interrelated vitamins and are involved in blood formation. Lack of vitamin B12 leads to the development of partial or secondary folate deficiency, as well as anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.
  • Folate – as a coenzyme involved in the metabolism of nucleic acids and amino acids. Folate deficiency leads to impaired synthesis of nucleic acids and protein, which results in inhibition of cell growth and division, especially in rapidly proliferating tissues: bone marrow, intestinal epithelium, etc. Insufficient consumption of folate during pregnancy is one of the causes of prematurity, malnutrition, congenital malformations and developmental disorders of the child. A strong association has been shown between folate and homocysteine levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Pantothenic acid – participates in protein, fat, carbohydrate metabolism, cholesterol metabolism, the synthesis of a number of hormones, hemoglobin, promotes the absorption of amino acids and sugars in the intestine, supports the function of the adrenal cortex. Lack of pantothenic acid can lead to damage to the skin and mucous membranes.
  • Biotin is involved in the synthesis of fats, glycogen, and amino acid metabolism. Insufficient intake of this vitamin can lead to disruption of the normal skin state.