Our body contains water – a lot of water. About two-thirds of the water is inside cells and one third outside cells.
Another interesting fact about our body is how we are all electrical. Each cell in our body uses electricity to move substances into or out of the cell. Think of electrocardiograms that measure the electrical activity of heart muscle, or electroencephalogram that measures the electrical activity in our brain, and these are only two examples.
Now we come to structured water: this is a combination of water with an electrical charge, in other words, how it’s found in nature. Structured water forms on any surface that is hydrophilic, meaning “liking water”, as it is exposed to sunlight. Once exposed to light and especially the whole spectrum, including ultraviolet light, it become H3O2, instead of H20, with a negative charge. All our cells are negatively charged. For example, spring water is structured when it is fresh; once bottled it becomes regular water after a few weeks.
How does structured water help our body if we drink it? It increases our energy, helps our digestion, increases muscle contraction, aids the brain with improved concentration, enhances our endurance and our sleep.
There are 3 types of dehydration: hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic. All 3 are based on sodium.
Hypertonic is when you lose more water than salt, commonly due to diminished water intake. Physical exertion without adequate fluid intake causes hypertonic dehydration.
Hypotonic is when you lose more salt than water and water moves into cells as inside cells there is more salt. This condition applies to drinking too much water.
Isotonic is when you lose both salt and water, as in diarrhea and vomiting.
All cells have an electrical charge, therefore necessary elements like salt (Na+Cl-), Calcium (Ca+) potassium chloride (K+Cl-), etc. move in or out of cells according to the electrical gradients. The inside of cells is kept in a steady state known as homeostasis that way and basically controls what comes in or out.
The most common 32-ounce bottle of Gatorade contains 56 grams of sugar, or 14 teaspoons, not very healthy. The other negative is the artificial chemical colorings that Gatorade adds to make it blue, red, yellow, etc. These are derived from petroleum and has been linked to cancer and hyperactivity in children. So, drinking Gatorade is not great and structured water is much better.
Unlike most energy or sports drinks that target dehydration and the replacement of lost electrolytes, Oral I.V. is designed to increase the uptake and utilization of water by rapidly activating your body’s potential to hydrate on a cellular level. That means Oral I.V. prepares you for hydration before, during, and after any activity.
Don’t be intimidated by all that scientific terminology though. Oral I.V. is an all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free hydration product designed to work alongside existing hydration methods and improve their efficiency. Oral IV does not contain any additives, artificial ingredients, caffeine, preservatives, sugar, and other stimulants. Oh, did we mention it’s zero calorie too? All you need to do is drink Oral IV with water daily to optimize its hydration benefits! That’s why we call it Water’s Wingman!
Apart from athletes, Oral I.V. also services the military, law enforcement, first responders, and related government agencies. And if it’s good for them, you can bet it’s good for you too, shielding you from heat exhaustion and the other harmful effects of dehydration.
According to Bob Jones, CEO of Oral IV, 75% of Americans are Chronically Dehydrated.
He explains the following:
For the average person that doesn't have a medical issue or lose an extreme amount of fluids through their exercise or any other activity, maintaining your hydration can be as simple as the appropriate water intake for your body's daily adventures and activities. Our bodies are cleverly designed to hydrate naturally and efficiently, it's that simple. Our life depends upon it.
However, we don't live in the sanctuary of a bubble. The modern day body is experiencing barriers to optimal hydration health caused by invasive toxins in most everything our body ingests, including the air we breath. For a first world country, the fact that the majority of us in the U.S. are chronically dehydrated is unacceptable. Something is wrong, and something has to shift.
At ORAL I.V., we believe in simplicity. Understanding how the body's hydration process works on a cellular level has given us the insight to shift our thinking. Knowing that if we simply drink enough water AND give our bodies the ideal amount of trace minerals and electrolytes required to trigger the hydration process with structured water as the conduit, we can achieve healthy hydration. Simply and naturally.
Dr. Anthony G. Beck formulated Oral I.V. for his patients and saw for himself how it benefitted them in terms of energy, fitness, and overall health. This led him to launch Oral I.V. Inc. in 2014. Dr. Beck remains committed to empowering individuals with knowledge that identifies and addresses the root causes of illness through a groundbreaking whole-system medicine approach called Balance Protocol which allows you to understand how your own unique biochemistry holds the keys to moving you to ultimate well-being. Dr. Beck holds National Board Certifications in the areas of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Naturopathy, and Oriental Medicine.
“ In my world, health, movement and performance are paramount, since being introduced to ORAL I.V. the game has been changed both for myself and the long client list of elite athletes that I take care of. I am honored to be a part of a company that has a product that stands alone, and revolutionizes life for everyone from everyday office workers to world champions. ” – Adam Ster, Body Engineer | Master Bodyworker
“ Anytime I’m feeling drained from a workout and need some H20 and fast rehydration I grab my ORAL IV to put me back into a hydrated state and improve my performance. ORAL IV delivers what I need to be a World Title Holder and stay in #beastmode! ” – Anthony Birchak, MMA Fighter
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“ ORAL IV has been and will be my choice for hydration in the Spartan World Championship. I don't race without it. ” – Sarah Pozdol, OCR Athlete