Hydration Institute

Everything you’ll ever need to know

Thoroughly researched articles and advice about hydration and health, curated by a team of Oxford scientists.

Lifestyle, Science

Ingredients: B Vitamins and Immune Support

A strong immune system is necessary to keep the human body healthy. Without a strong immune system in place, the body is vulnerable to harmful microbes, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeast, and even self-created cancer cells. Vitamins, either taken as supplements or obtained naturally from food, can help boost our immune systems, and strengthen our defenses against these unwanted microbes.

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Lifestyle, Science

Ingredients: Ginger and Immune Support

More than ever, people want to build and maintain strong immune systems as part of their daily wellness goals and routine. Without a strong immune system, a person faces a greater risk of potentially contracting infections from bacteria and viruses, as well as possibly developing other immune-related disorders. Are you wondering what you can do to support your immune system? 

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Lifestyle, Science

What is Sweat?

The truth is, sweating is a natural, normal, and necessary bodily function. Sweating keeps our body temperature regulated and even helps us attract romantic partners. Humans are almost constantly sweating at least a little bit. Sweat also plays a major role in how hydrated (or dehydrated) our bodies are at any given moment. But before we get into sweat's role in hydration, let's start with the basics. What is sweat, anyway? And where does it come from?

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Science, Tips

The Science Behind Habit Breaking

At some point in our lives, we’ve all tried to get rid of a habit, usually, because the habit is unwanted or something we know isn’t good for us. And habits, even the good ones, can turn into obsessions. As humans, we tend not to notice the pattern of all subconscious activities that we do on a daily basis. Let’s uncover all there is to know and answer the million-dollar question: ”How can I break a habit?”

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Lifestyle, Science

Gardening and Dehydration: How to Stay Hydrated

It's easy to see why gardeners love what they do. Growing flowers, food, and other plants present plenty of satisfaction and is an excellent source of physical exercise. But there's one topic that people can overlook when it comes to gardening: hydration. Maintaining proper hydration allows gardeners to spend more time doing what they love efficiently.

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Lifestyle, Science, Tips

Dehydration and Sunburns: How Hydration Can Help

What’s not to love about summer? The warm weather, beach trips, and the longer days are just some of the great joys of the season. While we can protect ourselves from the sun’s ultraviolet light by wearing sunscreen, clothes, and finding shade, we still may get burned during these sunnier months. So it’s helpful to understand the important relationship between hydration and sunburns. 

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