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Warning: The 500mL cap is a small part and poses a CHOKING HAZARD, particularly for children.

Starting in 2011, we will be using the smaller cap on our 16 ounce, 20 ounce, 1 Liter, and 1.5 Liter bottle sizes and as these products are produced, you'll see a similar label statement on these products as well.

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Balancing Water In With Water Out

Why 1.5 liters* of water a day? Just one small calculation and you have the answer!
On average, water represents about 60% of an adult’s body weight and is important for all around vital body functions. Everyday our body loses 2.5 liters* of water though urine, breathing, sweat and feces! For our body to function properly, we must compensate for this water loss with a 2.5 liter* intake of water in order to maintain the water balance**.

People should drink about 1.5 liters* of water each day to maintain proper water balance**. Good hydration goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle!

The Consequences of Inadequate Hydration
If the amount of water one eliminates is not compensated by an appropriate amount of water intake, signs of dehydration may occur:
  • Thirst sensation
  • Decreases in the amount of urine
  • Darker urine color
  • Inexplicable tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Decrease in mental awareness

In certain circumstances you should drink more water:
  • Physical activity
  • Heat

To learn more about hydration, select any of our informative articles listed on the left.

* For a sedentary adult living in temperate climates

 ** Jéquier E and Constant F. Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique (2009 in press): Pourquoi faut-il boire de l’eau? Pour maintenir la balance hydrique (Why should we drink water? To maintain the water balance)

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