Mineral buildup can lead to gallstones, kidney stones, or other problems.
A Swallow is Not Enough
The average person should drink about 8 cups of water per day—more if excessive fluids are lost through perspiration or diuretics. This averages to about a cup of water every 2 hours that you are awake. There is a more specific formula for calculating how much water is recommended according to your individual body size. All this water keeps blood flowing and other bodily cells moving. It also allows you to dilute minerals and move wastes from your body.
Recommended Daily Water Intake By Body Weight
|Body Weight||130 lbs|
|Daily Water||65 fl. oz.|
|75 fl. oz.|
|90 fl. oz.|
|100 fl. oz.|
There is a tendency to sip just enough water to swallow a vitamin. Sublingual vitamins like B12 dissolve beneath the tongue. We should still drink water before or afterwards. Vitamin and mineral supplements are dense nutrients. They require water for hydration to achieve solubility and to dilute their concentration. High-potency vitamins need even more dilution. Imagine removing all the water from a cup of dishwashing liquid so it is concentrated into a dry tablet the size of vitamin. How much water do you need to dilute that tablet?