The brain runs on hydroelectric power. Our cells are designed to be full of and surrounded by water. They have turbines that regulate the flow of water coming in and going out. When water brings energy to the cell, its energy can be stored with adenosine triphosphate (ATP), guanosine triphosphate (GTP), and the endoplasmic reticulum. Some of this energy is used to pump out unwanted particles by cation pumps. These same pumps also bring in useful particles.
Dr. Batmanghelidj goes on: “It is my understanding that the microtubules in the waterways of all cells, including the long nerves, are made of cation pumps that are stuck together.” The cation pumps create energy on their own, which is also stored for future use. The brain will use this extra energy for its own functions. If there is dehydration of the cell, it is not able to store energy because it has used up that energy for survival. Water flowing in through the pumps is what creates that energy. Cation pumps are not only used in nerve cells. They are used in every cell in the body. The only thing more important to the brain than water is oxygen. In order for oxygen to reach the brain, there needs to be plenty of hydration first.
Reference: “Water for Health, for Healing, for Life” by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.