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.

science

Mucinex Does Not Dehydrate You—But These Medications Can

Congestion relief meds like Mucinex do not cause dehydration—but it may feel like they do. Here's why some medicines have this effect, and what to do.

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science

Myth or Fact: Does Seltzer Water Dehydrate You?

No scientific evidence has ever shown sparkling water is not hydrating, or that it will hydrate you any less than regular water. However, some claim that people will consume less carbonated water due to bloating, and therefore fall short of their hydration needs.

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science

Dehydration Effects: 13 Reasons Why Dehydration is Worse Than You Think

Drinking enough fluids throughout the day can be hard for some of us, but it can have serious health risks. We dove into the science for you!

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science

10 Reasons to Hydrate

Small amounts of water will keep you going, but you’re not going to be in optimal shape. For that, proper hydration is necessary. Below, we take a look at ten reasons to hydrate.

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science, tips

Always thirsty? 10 ways to prevent thirst

Why am I always thirsty? Hunger is a relatively straightforward bodily mechanism, with this sensation being dictated by the amount of food filling your stomach. As you digest the food you’ve already eaten, your tummy will slowly empty and ready itself for further consumption, and this will be reflected by the way you feel.

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body, science

The Most Common Causes of Thirst

We all experience being thirsty every day. Working and exercising can cause thirst and would explain why you feel thirsty every day, but there are more causes to being thirsty.

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