Hydrogen for human consumption, primarily in the form of hydrogen-enriched water is becoming a hot topic in recent years, and for good reason! It’s rare that something has so much research, independent, peer-reviewed, controlled, clinically tested, all the important values in research.
This miracle molecule has the ability to positively affect everyone, from those battling chronic or acute illness to high-performing athletes, to those who want to live more vibrantly, to children and pets!
In this article, we are going to touch on 5 aspects of health that everyone can relate to and understand.
Let’s dive in!
What is Molecular Hydrogen Water?
I know, I know, you’re thinking water is H2O, all water has hydrogen.
Yes. All water contains hydrogen and oxygen.
And it’s because of our need for hydrogen that we drink water.
To put it simply, this water contains extra hydrogen gas, H2.
Hydrogen therapy is also available by inhaling hydrogen gas, however, that is more in clinical settings.
How Is It Made?
- Electrolysis: One of the most common methods to produce molecular hydrogen water is through a process called electrolysis. In this method, two electrodes, typically made of platinum or titanium, are placed in water. When an electric current is passed through the water, it causes the water molecules (H2O) to split into their constituent parts: hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). The hydrogen gas is then dissolved into the water, creating molecular hydrogen water.
- Hydrogen Tablets or Powders: Another method involves using specially designed tablets or powders that, when added to water, release molecular hydrogen gas. These tablets or powders typically contain a reactive metal, such as magnesium, which reacts with water to generate hydrogen gas. Once added to water, these products release hydrogen gas into the water, making it hydrogen-rich.
It’s important to note that the concentration of molecular hydrogen in the water can vary depending on the method used and the duration of the process. Most hydrogen tablets produce very small amounts of actually bioavailable hydrogen gas.
There are pros and cons to electrolysis too, which is why it is very important to know about the company and manufacturer of the bottle you are purchasing.
- Antioxidant Properties:
Molecular hydrogen acts as a potent antioxidant by selectively targeting and neutralizing the most harmful free radicals and reactive oxygen species in the body. This is HUGE. The molecule is selective, meaning it will only go after the harmful free radicals and not healthy components. We don’t know how, but it does.
It reduces oxidative stress by restoring the balance between free radical production and the body’s ability to counteract their harmful effects.
Oxidative stress is the underlying issue behind most diseases and illnesses today.
Molecular hydrogen can actually penetrate the cell membrane to protect cellular components and mitigate inflammation, preserving cellular function and integrity.
There is continuous research done on its unique antioxidant properties making it a subject of growing interest in the scientific and medical communities.
Not all antioxidants are created equal, sorry, that XXX Vitamin Water is not what you need.
2. Inflammation Reduction:
What do you think of when you think of inflammation? Unfortunately, we have almost been desensitized to this word, and may not fully grasp how imperative it is to our health.
Our body needs this process, it’s very important when we have an injury or disease.
On the other hand, it is the chronic inflammation, at a cellular level, that creates a whole host of problems, that we know as cancer, cardiovascular disease, COPD, Chrons disease, asthma, and even depression!
This is an incredible article Hydrogen, a Novel Therapeutic Molecule, Regulates Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Apoptosis by PubMed, that goes into detail on these processes.
In short, because of hydrogen’s ability to penetrate cell membranes and be selective, this anti-inflammatory action can result in a decrease in the production of pro-inflammatory molecules or an increase in the production of anti-inflammatory molecules, ultimately leading to reduced inflammation!
3. Improved Athletic Performance:
Whether you are a seasoned athlete, work out regularly, or are just starting your fitness routine, hydrogen is going to be your new best friend!
Exercise that exceeds the body’s accustomed load can lead to oxidative stress and increased fatigue during intense training or competition, resulting in decreased athletic performance and an increased risk of injury.
And who do we know that is proven to battle oxidative stress?!
A 2021 study done in the Czech Republic revealed that hydrogen-rich water consumption positively affects muscle performance, and lactate response, as well as alleviates delayed onset of muscle soreness after resistance training.
Your muscles are 75% water…show them that extra flex with extra hydrogen!
4. Brain Health:
Molecular hydrogen can penetrate cells and mitochondria, which are crucial for maintaining cellular energy and function in the brain. By preserving cellular integrity and functionality, it may help safeguard against the cellular damage seen in neurodegenerative diseases.
Some studies suggest that molecular hydrogen may exert neuroprotective effects, preventing neuronal death and supporting neuronal health. This effect could play a vital role in preventing or slowing the progression of conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Worldwide, at least 55 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. It’s crazy to think that by changing one aspect of our life, our water, could benefit this large amount of people.
And if you don’t have any cognitive decline, think of how this can improve your current memory and concentration!
There was a powerful study done in China with a child who was in a Persistent vegetative state, which I will link here. After receiving H2 therapy via inhalation, the patient’s orientation, consciousness, ability to speak, facial expressions, and locomotor function were significantly restored, along with improvements in essential general health status!
5. Skin Health And Anti-Aging Effects:
Damn this is powerful stuff! We could write a whole article on this topic alone, but I’m tryinggg to keep it simple, yet comprehensive.
Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, molecular hydrogen water is believed to have potential anti-aging effects by preventing or reducing skin damage, such as wrinkles and age spots.
Because you are actually hydrating your cells, with living water (if you get the right product) your skin will immediately start to look and feel better!
Instead of spending money on products and creams every month, this water alone will promote the production of collagen, a protein crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines!
Taking all these points together molecular hydrogen as been shown to support skin’s natural healing processes, helping wounds, cuts, and minor skin irritations recover more quickly. First aid kit in a bottle!
Choosing A Quality Product
I won’t go into this much because I wrote another article, Don’t Drink Hydrogen Water Without Reading This!, on exactly this topic.
There are less than a handful of good products out there.
If it’s under a few hundred dollars, it’s not worth the investment.
The electrolysis aspect of the bottles is very important, and the effects can be harmful if the incorrect materials, voltage, or membranes are not used.
There is a lot of hype in the market for good reason, however, there are always those looking to make a quick buck of a trend, not actually delivering on the product they are selling.
Do not buy on Amazon. Period. Read the article above.
I know that was a bit of information, however it is such a rich and exciting topic! Obviously if you are reading this your interest in this miracle molecule has been piqued, and it’s great you are doing your research!
The potential benefits of molecular hydrogen, particularly in the form of hydrogen-rich water, are multifaceted and show promise in various aspects of health and well-being.
Its selective antioxidant properties, combined with its anti-inflammatory effects, suggest that molecular hydrogen can play a role in reducing oxidative stress, inflammation, and related health conditions. Whether it’s supporting cognitive function, protecting against neurodegenerative diseases, enhancing physical performance, reducing skin issues, or addressing other health concerns, the research surrounding molecular hydrogen continues to expand.
Molecular hydrogen should be considered as a complementary approach to overall health and well-being, and individuals should consult with healthcare professionals to incorporate it into their wellness routines safely and effectively. As research progresses, we may gain a more comprehensive understanding of the true potential of molecular hydrogen in various health contexts.
You can check out HydrogenStudies.com for a database of 1250 hydrogen studies!
If you are interested in the highest quality hydrogen producing bottle on the market, be sure to check out the LumiVitae page.
This incredible product is brand new to the market, however has been personally developed by a genius and pioneer, with clinical research of 15 years and over 70,000 patients seen in clinics around the world.
Combining his love for hydrogen, frequency medicine, and the study of gravity, this vessel is an more like an eco-system than just another bottle.
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