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Water a key element for our body

How much water in our organs?

Water is the largest constituent of the human body: Total body water averages at 60% of body weight.¹
The water content of various organs ranges from 83% in blood to only 10% in adipose tissue.²

Water content of different organs and tissue²

Daily water intake recommendations
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About two thirds of this water is located in the intracellular compartment, and one third in the extracellular compartment (plasma and interstitial fluids).¹

Water is essential to our main physiological functions:

  • Water acts as a medium to support numerous metabolic reactions
  • Water, as the main component of blood, carries:
    - nutrients, hormones, and other compounds to the cells
    - metabolic waste products away from the cells, for excretion from the body³
  • Water is the solvent that assists the elimination of the soluble metabolic wastes by the kidneys, through the production of urine
  • Water ensures body temperature regulation. It is the major constituent of sweat, and through its evaporation from the surface of the skin, it helps dissipate excess body heat
Learn more about water balance regulation

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