Ten Wonders of Water

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What’s so interesting about water?  This is fair question considering it is one of the most basic and yet fundamental substances on the planet.  We could write books about the fascinating secrets behind H2O, but let’s just focus on how incredible water is when it comes to the human body.  Take a look at these 10 surprising facts about something you ingest every single day.

  1. So must of us know that the human body is 60-70% water, but did you know that when you feel thirsty, you’ve already lost 1%?  In neutral environments, the body can only live 3-5 days without water.  In harsh environments, that number drops to two!
  2. Without exertion or high temperatures, the body expels about 600 ml of water per day in urine, 400 ml through our skin and 200 ml when we breathe!  That’s a little more than 5 cups a day on basic survival in comfortable surroundings!
  3. We’ve all heard the recommendation of drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, around two liters. The truth is it depends on your size, weight, health, climate and level of activity. To know how much water is right for you, you need to pay attention to your body.  Your urine should always be colorless to a very light yellow.  If you were to measure the amount of urine you produce in a day, it should be around 1.5 liters. The easiest observation is to rarely or never feel thirsty!
  4. Water boosts your workout by giving energy to your muscles.  Water hydrates cells keeping them from fatigue and increasing performance. Our muscles are about 75% water, and when they become dehydrated, they feel weak, tired and have an electrolyte imbalance which can cause cramping.
  5. Water is the primary lubricant in our joints which helps to cushion our bones.  If you are experiencing joint pain, but do not have arthritis or any other diseases of the bones or tissue, you may be dehydrated.Avitae-Website-Stores 01
  6. Blood is 92% water, and it carries nutrients to every part of the body.  Your stomach and intestines make food water-soluble so the nutrients can be circulated through the blood.  This is why proper hydration is vital and affects how much energy your body receives from food.
  7. To prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke, your body sweats.  The sweat cools the skin which cools the body.  Your body cannot sweat if it does not have enough water.
  8. Sure you can buy fancy detox systems for your body, or you can just increase your water intake.  Water is the most powerful detoxifier you can ingest because it hydrates the kidneys allowing them to get rid of more toxins.
  9. If you are even slightly dehydrated, your digestive system cannot do its work efficiently causing a buildup of waste throughout your bowels, kidneys and liver.  This will flood the body with too many toxins.  Water will get everything moving again.
  10. One of the best kept secrets of water is it truly is a fountain of youth!  Even slight dehydration will cause your skin to appear wrinkled, dry and dull.  By giving your body enough water your skin will protect itself from losing excess water and appear smoother and brighter!

Now you have ten new reasons to grab another bottle of Avitae!  Your welcome.

Energy for the New School Year

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The lazy days of summer have come to an end, and the full swing of bus schedules, sporting events, extra curriculars and PTA meetings have begun.  It’s times like these we look at all the children running around, following their dreams, playing with their friends, learning and growing, and we think if only we could be young again! Then you remember it’s your turn to run the carpool, make the soccer team snacks, host the slumber party or organize the fundraiser.  Your big deadline is coming up in the office.  You really need to go grocery shopping, clean the house, put gas in the car, run to the bank and pull out the kid’s winter clothes.

Where will you find the energy to get it all done?

You don’t allow soda in the house.  Good for you!  If you have one more cup of coffee, your stomach acid is going to revolt.  You can’t justify drinking energy drinks all day, even if you really need the stamina, and potions and pills are too unhealthy and unpredictable to be in your home or around your kids.

If you want to get everything done and still have the mental capacity to ask how their day was over dinner, you need Avitae.  On the surface, we look like another bottle of water on the market, but we’ve got a little something extra to help you feel like you’re in your 20s again, caffeine.  And at different levels too.  We have a 45 mg bottle of caffeinated water that is about the same as half a cup of coffee.  This is for those little moments where you want to ward of the fatigue before your little one scores the winning goal.  The 90 mg bottle gives you the same boost as one cup of coffee, making it the perfect afternoon perk to finish that to-do list.  Finally, the 125 mg bottle will make you feel like you just drank a grande and will power you through that long day of cranky bosses and temper tantrums.

Avitae isn’t just about the caffeine though.  We are about water!  Everyone knows water is good for you.  We all know we need water to survive, but did you know that water can give you more energy?  Not directly of course, but the body’s use of water creates energy.  You see, water is used in many processes throughout the body, and one of them is converting what we eat and stored fat into energy.

They’ve proven that 2% dehydration or more actually causes you to feel sluggish and fatigued.  By keeping your body hydrated, you allow yourself to operate at maximum energy levels.

In order to keep up with this school year, you need to be fully hydrated and moderately caffeinated.  Your best option at maintaining both is Avitae.  All natural caffeine with pure, clean water is a powerhouse that cannot be ignored.  Find a bottle or a case at select local supermarkets!

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Caffeine on Trial

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There are many stories about caffeine which is why it is difficult to know if it’s good for you or bad for you.  We often hear it called American’s drug of choice, but that’s working under the assumption that it’s addictive. We’ve also heard that it dehydrates you, causes insomnia and is generally bad for your health.  These are not conspiracy theories at work, but cautions developed over time through observation without actual studies or evidence.  Luckily caffeine is innocent until proven guilty!

Caffeine has been accused of being an addiction and therefore wrongfully titled a drug.  There is nothing in caffeine that makes you crave more of it.  If you regularly consume caffeine and abruptly stop, you may have a headache or feel tired for a day or two, but even this can be avoided if you lower your caffeine levels over a few days. The body will fully expel all caffeine within 14 hours.  So it is not a drug nor an addiction.

Caffeine has been wrongfully accused of dehydrating the body.  Caffeine is a natural, mild diuretic, but studies have proven that natural caffeine is consumed with liquid, which more than covers the extra urge to use the bathroom in the mornings.  If diuretics were on trial, we would have to accuse lemons, pineapples, asparagus, beets, spinach, kale, onions, garlic and many other fruits and vegetables.  Drink Avitae to get the most water with your caffeine. So it does not dehydrate your body.

Caffeine has been accused of causing insomnia.  Well it’s been proven that is impossible long term.  Caffeine is processed through your liver, which is the strongest detoxifying organ in the body.  It only takes 5-7 hours to get rid of half of your caffeine intake.  In 10-14 hours, all the caffeine is out of your system completely.  If your sleep cycles are sensitive to caffeine, make sure to not consume any past that morning bottle of Avitae! So it does not cause insomnia.

Caffeine has also been wrongfully accused of being bad for your health.  According to the American Heart Association, moderate caffeine levels have not been proven harmful.  In depth studies have also shown that caffeine does not raise cholesterol and only raises blood pressure within normal levels of basic activity, and only in those very sensitive to caffeine. It also does not cause cancer!  More than 20,000 participants were studied, and not one correlation was made between caffeine and cancer.  In fact, caffeine helped against liver cancer!  So it is not bad for your health.

In closing statements, we would like to point out that caffeine has regularly proven to aid in cognitive functioning, improving work output, memory, and office moral.  It has also been shown to help protect against Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, liver disease and helps lessen the effects of asthma.  It improves alertness and combats drowsiness which is useful for any individual with a high stress job like truck drivers, doctors or parents!  Finally, caffeine is widely loved and cherished by the people.

We find the defendant not guilty.  You may drink your caffeine!  Check out our site to find Avitae at your local market.

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The 21 Day Soda Challenge

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First we need to understand what addiction really means.  It means to be physically or mentally dependent on something and not have the power to stop consuming or continuing it without bringing adverse effects onto yourself.  So basically you keep doing something that is most likely hurting you already to avoid a negative reaction that you don’t want to deal with.  Like calling in sick to work while playing 22 hours of Halo for the third time this month.  It may feel good at the time, but when the boss calls you in, it’s going to sting.

Soda is kind of like that, only worse.  It tastes really good when going down, and the cold, zingy, sugary rush of syrup hits your gut with a bang to pump you up for about an hour.  Then there is that hard reality, the come down.  The sugar spikes your insulin which then plummets leaving you feeling empty and in need of a fix.  The caffeine boosts your adrenal glands, giving you the momentum you need to continue your work, but it doesn’t last forever.  Now you need another one, so you hit the vending machine.

Meanwhile, the vile combination of ingredients is eating away at your teeth causing early onset dentures!  Toothless is only cute when he’s a cartoon character.  Then it slides down your throat and turns into liver fat, skeletal fat, triglyceride blood fats and various other organ fats. Delightful.  You say you only drink diet sodas. We hate to inform you, but aspartame causes just as much weight gain over time as regular soda.  It raises glucose levels, giving your liver too much to deal with, so it converts the extra into fat.

Did you know soda contains meth?  Perhaps not the illegal kind, but 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole are both used in sodas to give them their caramel coloring. Both have been directly linked to cancer in a big way.  California is even propositioning the cola companies to remove it, as it serves no purpose but color. Several sodas and sports drinks also use brominated vegetable oil, or BVO to help integrate the flavor into the drink. It is the same chemical used in plastics and foam to make them flame retardant. Bad news is it has been shown to cause memory loss, behavioral problems, infertility and eventually lesions on heart muscles.  Good news is you may become flame retardant too!

We could actually tell you many more harmful things about soda, but you get the point.  Now you’re down to two valid rebuttals, one you need the boost soda provides and two, it’s just not the right time to fight the withdrawals.  We’ve got the solution for you.  Avitae can give you the pick-me-up you need and help curb those addict symptoms!

How?  By taking our 21 day soda challenge!

We have exactly what your body needs minus the part that’s not good for you.  Avitae is pure, clean water with natural caffeine added from green coffee beans.  Your body will stay hydrated, your mind will stay stimulated and all those harmful side effects will be eliminated. If you don’t care for plain water, we also have four awesome flavors to entertain your mouth!  If you really need your fizz, don’t worry we’re working on that too!

They say it takes 21 days to break a habit, so try Avitae instead of soda for 21 days, and see just how much you love us.  You’re welcome!

Clean and Simple Workout Endurance

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If you work out regularly, or ever, it is very important to be aware of the benefits and dangers of hydration and how it can directly impact your exercise and endurance.  Keeping the body properly hydrated is not only a matter of life and death, it’s also a matter of billions of dollars!  That’s right.  The sport’s drink industry is a $6.9 billion dollar consumer business, and it continues to get bigger.  Really, what health conscious person wouldn’t want to chug back 427 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of sugar, 56 grams of carbohydrates and 214 calories in their workout!  Not to mention all that great ADHD stimulating Blue No. 1, Red No. 40 and Yellow No. 5.

Here’s a novel idea, try hydrating with water.  The American Council on Exercise conducted several research studies on the ideal intake of water for the active person, and this is what they found:

  • Drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before you start exercising.
  • Drink 8 ounces of water 20 to 30 minutes before you start exercising or during your warm-up.
  • Drink 7 to 10 ounces of water every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise.
  • Drink 8 ounces of water no more than 30 minutes after you exercise. (Staff, 2015)

Since your body is nearly 2/3s water, it reacts when you don’t have enough. By drinking enough water, you can avoid muscle cramps, being lightheaded or dizzy, feeling nauseous or worse vomiting, heat exhaustion or heatstroke.  These are things you definitely want to avoid while burning off those extra calories!

Those are the benefits of regular water, but your time in the gym is valuable, and you want to make every minute count.  Did you know caffeine causes the body to create adrenaline?  Adrenaline is not just the body’s fight or flight chemical; it also enhances your muscle contractions and helps fatty acids convert to energy.  With this extra adrenaline coursing through you, your body fends off muscle fatigue and increases your ability for speed and endurance. Sounds like something you want for a long workout, right?  We think so.  So we had an idea to give athletes water that will help them chase the proverbial carrot around the track, stay ahead of all others and keep their bodies hydrated.

Avitae, the new water for people who care about their health.  There are no calories, no sugar, no sodium and no rainbow colors.  There is water, and there is caffeine.  In fact, there are three levels of caffeine. If you only want a little extra, then grab the 45 mg.  If the workout is your daily afternoon run, pick up the 90 mg bottle.  For those who are going the extra mile, literally, then take the 125 mg water with you.

If you just can’t get away from that iceberg blue drink, we understand.  So we came up with four lightly flavored choices that offer you the great taste you’ve come to love without the artificial chemicals. The next time you sweat, you have no reason not to grab Avitae!

Staff, F. D. (2015, March). Athletes: The Importance of Good Hydration. Retrieved from Family Doctor.org: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/exercise-fitness/exercise-basics/athletes-the-importance-of-good-hydration.html

Avitae is Dietitian Approved

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The world of advertising and marketing spends nearly $600 billion dollars every year to show you what products to buy and not to buy.  With this kind of media coming at you every day, from every direction it can become tricky to really know what is good for you and your family and what is nothing more than clever presentation.  As a rule of thumb, we say the simpler, the better. 

You don’t have to take our word for it though! Instead of advertising the great things about Avitae, we thought we would share with you the top six healthy foods chosen by Harmon’s registered dietitian, Kayla Womeldorff.  There are certain things most people understand, like less sugar is better, preservatives should be avoided, high calorie intake is not healthy and natural ingredients are best. These were the fundamentals that Kayla searched for, but then she required great flavor, simplicity in the kitchen and all in the aisles of her local Harmons.

Halfpops_New_Flavors_900x550Every health conscious individual is always looking for that perfect snack that satisfies the sweet, crunchy or salty craving but doesn’t add too much to the waist line.  Unfortunately, most “lite” snack foods either taste like cardboard or are not lite at all.  Until you’ve had Half Pops!  This whole grain snack is half-popped popcorn that delivers a punch of flavor on the outside and a mighty crunch on the inside! Sometimes you need more of the sweet and creamy, like ice cream, but what diet ice cream actually delivers that smooth, milky texture and rich, sweet flavor?  According to Kayla, Halo Top Ice Cream!  It has 1/3 the calories of Ben & Jerry’s with a super, simple list of ingredients!

Healthy choices should not just be made with our snacks.  How about a homemade hummus to spread on toast, layer between cucumber slices or use in place of mayonnaise for a chicken salad!  Usually hummus is very time consuming, but Kayla found Bush’s Hummus Made Easy.  Once more a simple ingredient list in a convenient package, and all you have to do is add chickpeas!  Another option to whip up a quick and savory dinner are simmer sauces.  Seasoning packets span the culinary globe from curries to Korean BBQs to Cajun spice.  This is a busy night timesaver if you toss the sauce with a bag of mixed frozen veggies and layer it all on a bed of precooked brown rice!

So you see the theme here? Foods that are convenient for life on the go, nutritious for the healthy minded and have a simple ingredient list that doesn’t leave you confused.  That’s why Kayla promoted Avitae as well.  Natural caffeine blended with pure water gives you your energy boost with your daily hydration. It has no sugar, no calories and no preservatives, so it won’t be adding anything to your system that you don’t want, and there is a label with ingredients you understand. We don’t need fancy advertising to let you know Avitae is where it’s at!

Hear what Kayla has to say here.

 

Like Your Caffeine Without Cream and Sugar?

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We know for some of you this may be hard to believe, but everyone in the world is not obsessed with coffee! … We paused for your shock. There are actually times a steaming cup of joe really doesn’t fit the bill like an August morning in the south when it’s 102 degrees with 65% humidity or while running a marathon in Florida. There are also the moments when even the most die-hard coffee drinker really doesn’t want another cup, but right now we’re talking to those who are taking a stand and demanding the same caffeine buzz as their coffee colleagues without the cream and sugar!

It seems the industry of caffeine and energy is a bit abysmal for those who aren’t into java beans.  There’s soda, but let’s face it; that is not really a viable option for the long term.  One here and there won’t rock the health boat, but if you drink it every day, you’re bound to end up with a bulging gut and no teeth. Hmm, that kind of sounds like a relative or two.

You could chug a few energy drinks, but that’s not really caffeine as much as a kryptonite concoction of herbal and chemical energy. They may work in a pinch, but they also cause you to swing from the rafters.  And we don’t know about you, but there isn’t one aluminum canned energy bomb out there that doesn’t make our taste buds pucker up from a sweet or sour overload.

At this point you may be giving up.  Perhaps you should just learn to drink the piping hot, black sludge that turned your dad’s teeth yellow. Didn’t he always say it would put hair on your chest?

STOP!

kick sub photoWe have a solution to your problem. Avitae.  As long as you’re good with drinking pure, clean water, Pomegranate Acai, Tangerine, Blackberry or Strawberry Guava subtly flavored, waters or even some bubbly water, then we have your answer.

No we’re not delusional.  We know we were talking about boosting your energy.  See, Avitae isn’t your ordinary bottle of water.  It looks like it.  It tastes like it.  It won’t feel like it.  This water has been fused with caffeine from green coffee beans!  Now you get the same benefits as the cream and sugar crowd without that full brew process.  We’ve even broken it down on the bottle for you. Avitae offers the coffee equivalent of a half a cup, one cup or a cup and a half.  Check out the label to choose the caffeine level that is right for you.

Now you can join the coffee break crew with your water bottle, enjoy every sip and walk away with the same energy as everyone else. Bonus, you’ll be better hydrated than everyone else too!

Avitae featured on Fox 13 News in Salt Lake City

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An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

There is nothing like a super productive morning! You’ve answered the emails, made the phone calls, set the appointments, sneaked a peek at your Twitter account and now it’s 2 o’clock. You’ve gotten so much done it feels like a nap is in order, but is that really exhaustion from a busy morning? Did you know your Circadian rhythm, or sleep cycle, kicks in at night and around midday? Craving a nap is actually your body’s way of keeping a balanced energy throughout the day. It’s also why we need that afternoon pick me up!

You already clocked out for a lunch break, so it’s not really feasible to leave again for the double shot latte. Besides after all the coffee from the morning, your body could really use some good ole water. But how is that going to help with this yawn fest you got going on? Did you know that water also gives you energy? Not directly, but proper hydration helps the body convert food and body fat into energy.

Hopefully this is a good incentive to drink your H2O, but if it’s not enough, maybe we can give you another reason.

What if we could offer you pure, clean water that has been naturally caffeinated? NowDSC_0501 that’s a midday option that should be on everyone’s desk! Avitae can hydrate you and energize you all at the same time. And unlike most bottled caffeine options, you get to choose your level of caffeine, half a cup, a whole cup or a cup and a half! You also get to choose your flavor. Unflavored water is an option but so is Pomegranate Açai, Tangerine, Blackberry and Strawberry Guava. We all have different tastes and your caffeinated water should too. Keep an eye out for our carbonated water line coming to you very soon!

This is an afternoon pick me up that takes care of your health and your energy levels. Every ingredient in these bottles can be read by a fourth grader, making it a smart choice. There’s also no sugar, no calories and no chemicals. That makes it a healthy choice. You don’t need to add cream and sugar, you don’t need to stir and you don’t have to drink it right away. That makes it an easy choice. Grab a bottle and throw it in your gym bag, in your car, in your desk or clipped to your bicycle.

Have we given you enough reasons to perk up your afternoon with Avitae?

How about one more! It won’t stain your teeth. Smile.

Do You Know What You’re Drinking?

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They say knowledge is power. We say knowledge is health. So does that mean smart people are richer and live longer? That’s a question for your guru. We don’t actually have all the answers, but we can give you less questions.

Here are some things you should be asking. But for a simple explanation, we recommend avoiding them all.

What is caramel E150d and 4-methylimidazole?

What is glucose, sucrose and fructose?

Should I drink phosphoric acid?

What is aspartame?

How does soda dissolve battery acid?

Can energy drinks really cause heart attacks?

Why does coffee turn my teeth yellow?

What beverages are actually diuretics?

Does coffee raise my cholesterol?

Don’t worry, we’re not here to waste your time, so keep reading to see how we can simplify things.

How would you like to open a bottle, drink it, get a burst of energy and not have any of these questions? We may not have the answers to the world’s mysteries, but we can give you pure, clean energy without any confusion. Avitae.  Water and caffeine.

BottlesYep, it’s that simple. Water hydrates. Caffeine energizes. There are no artificial ingredients, chemicals, sugars or colorings. This is a healthy energy choice without any side effects or secrets.

Seriously, take a look at the label! Purified water, that’s a simple one. Natural caffeine, that’s pretty easy too!  It is extracted from green coffee beans. Citric acid and natural flavors vary on what Avitae you choose!

We’re not Gandhi or Einstein, but we do know that your body needs pure, clean water to survive and your brain needs pure, clean caffeine to thrive. Now you can have both with no questions, no mystery and no calories.

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