Water Retention

You’ll usually notice signs of water retention in the abdomen, ankles, feet and hands. It often causes uncomfortable bloating and an increase in ‘water weight’.

Normally, the body cleverly balances fluid levels through a complex system involving hormones, the circulatory and lymphatic systems – as well as the kidney, liver and urinary systems all playing a part.

But if any one of these stops working properly, fluid retention, also known as oedema, can occur.

Symptoms are more likely in the hot summer months; during prolonged periods of inactivity, such as a long hall flight, or around your period. And it’s the last thing you need when you are about to hit the beach in your bikini!

HRI Water Balance is a unique formulation of Dandelion root, Buchu and Uva-Ursi herbs which work in synergy to expel excess fluid from the body. The tablets can start working within 2-4 hours, helping to reduce the uncomfortable bloat and excess water weight. It is however important to stay hydrated when taking these tablets by drinking around 2 litres of water daily.

Here are some useful articles to help you deal with water retention.