Water: vital chemical element for humans
Water is the main element for the functioning of living organisms. Life arose in water and without it there is no life. In the body of human beings it performs functions of the utmost importance. It is worth mentioning that about 70% of an adult human body is made up of water.
The main functions of water in the human organism:
- Acts as a solvent for human body fluids;
- Performs the regulation of body temperature, especially in the process of perspiration;
- Acts as an important lubricant in various organs and other parts of the body;
- Acts as a means of transport of ions and molecules, mainly in the processes of intracellular and extracellular transport.