Got a Question? Call Us: 01764 662111
Free UK & EU Delivery

Water for Health Blog: Promoting health through hydration, nutrition, detoxification and a positive lifestyle

We want to help you attain great health through sensible, research-backed lifestyle interventions. In this section you’ll find diet advice, news about emerging disease-prevention studies, product reviews, topical content and lots more.

Tap Water in the UK: What's in Your Water?

We have criticised British tap water more than once in the past. While some may think we were unduly harsh, the facts speak for themselves.

Fluoride. Hormones. Pesticides. Chlorine. Nitrates. Heavy metals. Microplastics. When we drink tap water, we are not simply swallowing clean, health-giving H2O; we are very possibly ingesting compounds which can have a harmful effect, particularly over the course of a lifetime. Continue reading

Magnesium Oil for Arthritis: Can It Soothe Joint Pain, Rheumatism?

Magnesium is a highly important mineral involved in well over 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

Although increasingly appreciated for its role in the production of ATP, and therefore its effect on energy levels, the specific benefits of magnesium for arthritis have only recently come to light.

If you already suffer with arthritis, or are at risk of the inflammatory disease, read on to learn how magnesium oil could help. Continue reading

Fulvic Acid: Why Is It So Important to Your Health and Wellbeing?

If you want to re-energise, boost immunity, improve gut health, protect against Alzheimer's, detoxify, lower inflammation, reduce joint and nerve pain or improve skin quality, fulvic acid could be the supplement for you.

As you'll learn, there's not much this compound can't do. Little wonder it's been dubbed the Miracle Molecule.

Read on to find out more about this highly absorbable, restorative and antioxidant-rich nutrient enhancer. Continue reading

The Most Nutritionally Complete Powdered Food Supplement 2018

In the modern world, everyone craves convenience. From super-fast fibre optic broadband to apps that streamline our daily and weekly chores, we’re always demanding a quick fix.

Nutrition is entirely different, as we require a vast array of macro and micronutrients in order to fuel our bodies correctly. No one supplement contains everything we need.

Continue reading

How Lifelong Exercise Routines Impact Performance Later On

There are many reasons why millions of people of all ages engage in a regular workout program.

Some do it to be healthy, others to look better or recover from injury. Some do it simply to test the limits of their bodies. The point is, exercise is a solution for many different goals.

Not only does physical activity accomplish short-term objectives, it also makes certain long-term goals achievable as well. Oftentimes, the ones who are the healthiest and fittest are the ones who've been sticking to a solid regimen for an extended period.

Continue reading

What to Do When Your Child Refuses to Eat Fruit and Vegetables

Getting kids to eat fruit and vegetables isn’t easy, and it’s not hard to see why.

After all, how can earthy green vegetables compete with toothsome snacks wrapped in gaudy paper and relentlessly advertised on TV?

Just the other day, a shocking survey found that 40% of parents have no idea exactly how much sugar their kids consume on a daily basis.

In this blog, we discuss how compel youngsters to do what’s good for them – and replace empty calories with nutritious fruit and vegetables. Continue reading

Coenzyme Q10 200mg: A Perfect Dose for the Heart, Longevity?

Coenzyme Q10 is undoubtedly one of the most popular natural compounds recommended for cardiovascular health.

Although suggested daily dosages for CoQ10 vary, the results of a new Swedish study suggest that 200mg might just be the optimal amount.

In this blog, we’ll outline why the study was important, suggest ways and means of upping your coenzyme Q10 intake and debate the perfect coenzyme Q10 dose.

Let’s get to it. Continue reading

Probiotics Branded ‘Useless’: But What’s the Truth?

In a widely-shared news story published on 6 September, a group of Israeli scientists found no long-term benefit to probiotic consumption.

Researchers had studied samples surgically extracted from multiple sites in volunteers’ stomach and intestines. These samples were taken after the volunteers consumed a probiotic cocktail containing 11 strains of ‘good bacteria’.

Continue reading

Sports Nutrition for Athletes: Top Foods to Fuel Performance

Food is fuel. What we put into our bodies necessarily impacts our physical performance: how fast we can run, how responsive our muscles are, the strength of our bones.

Athletes, by definition, must perform at a level beyond that which mere mortals can attain. As such, their nutrition is tailored for increased energy expenditure and a greater need for rest and recovery.

We’ve been thinking about optimal nutrition for athletes, and even if you don’t expect to be on the Olympic podium any time soon, there’s lessons to be learned for all of us. Continue reading

Top Tips for Restorative Sleep (Plus Infographic!)

Sleep is an integral part of our wellbeing. Without enough rest, we will not only become sluggish and moody; we’ll also put ourselves at a much greater risk of multiple debilitating conditions.

To emphasise the importance of sleep to both body and mind, we have chosen to republish this nifty infographic created by the Virginia Spine Institute. Covering tips for restorative sleep, as well as risks associated with sub-optimal shuteye, it will certainly get you thinking.
Continue reading

Free, Super Simple and Science-Backed Ways to Better Sleep

Millions of people around the world spend a fortune each year on sleeping pills, bed accessories and gadgets with the hope of getting a good amount of sleep every night.

After all, with insufficient sleep, your body and brain won’t function optimally. If you continue to sleep badly or be sleep-deprived, your health will begin to deteriorate as well.

If you don’t always get the right amount of good quality sleep, it’s high time you start turning things around by following these free, simple and effective ways to get better shuteye every night. Continue reading

10 Practical Lifestyle Tips for a Healthier, Happier You

There is no secret pill or magic trick: getting healthy requires a joined-up approach.

We’ve put together this in-depth article to help you better understand the various elements of good health, from nutrition and hydration to exercise, mindfulness and more.

By focusing on self-care, you can look forward to increased energy, improved immunity and sharper mental function; you’re also likely to be happier, better able to focus on the positives, with the spectrum of health benefits such a mindset engenders. Continue reading

The Best Foods to Eat to Prevent Bowel Cancer

It is an established fact: the food we eat can have a major influence on the development or progression of disease.

Only last year we learned that eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day correlated with a 28% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, not to mention a 31% reduction in the risk of premature death.

The reduction in cancer risk, meanwhile, was 13%.

In this article, we look at the best foods to prevent and fight bowel cancer – the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Continue reading

What's the Strongest Probiotic on the Market?

Questions abound about probiotics: which source is best? Which species provide the most benefit? Are synbiotics more important? How much good bacteria is enough?

One of the most common queries made by people searching for a probiotic supplement is, what’s the strongest on the market?

Perhaps these people appreciate that a high-strength product is needed to exert the desired effects.

In any case, this article provides information about the strongest probiotic supplement currently available. Continue reading

Are Vitamin D Supplement Side Effects Grossly Overstated?

At Water for Health, we’re big advocates of vitamin D supplementation. We’re also the first to tell you that, if you get enough natural sunlight throughout the year, you probably don't need to bother with them.

One subject we haven’t focused on too much is the side effects of vitamin D supplements.

However, since there’s so much misinformation out there about the potential harms of taking a daily vitamin D tablet, it seems necessary to set the record straight.

If you’ve ever wondered whether your supplement is causing you harm, read on. Continue reading