Healthy Hydrogen

Astounding Antioxidant-HRW

Antioxidant’s Appeal

Antioxidant fights potentially damaging oxidizing agents (Eg. ROS) in a living organism and protect cells from damage and subsequent death. Examples of antioxidants include vitamin C,vitamin E and Hydrogen.

Hydrogen… Huh?

Hydrogen (H) is the smallest and lightest element in the periodic table accounting for 90% of the entire universe. When 2 hydrogen atoms (H.)  bind together, it forms hydrogen molecule (H2) – an inert gas that is odorless, tasteless and is the smallest molecule of all.

When ingested, hydrogen molecule (H2) travels throughout the bloodstream and—according to a 2013 review published in the journal Medical Gas Research— into the mitochondria, the energy centers of a cell, and penetrates the nucleus, where the majority of DNA is stored.

Molecular hydrogen neutralize hydroxyl radicals (OH.) which is the most reactive and damaging ROS .

H2 + OH.→ H2O + H.
H. + OH.→ H2O

How about HRW?

Hydrogen-rich water(HRW), a.k.a. “hydrogen-dissolved water”,refers to a type of water rich in hydrogen (H2).
Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen (H2O), but that doesn’t mean you can get benefits of H2 from water alone.
When atoms are bonded differently, they display different characteristics.
That is why you can’t get oxygen (O2) when you inhale carbon dioxide (CO2).

Water Type Concentration of H2
Conventional water
(e.g. tap, bottled, filtered, etc.)
Maximum saturation of hydrogen gas calculated using Henry’s law 1.57ppm

Helping Habits- HRW

Ways to consume hydrogen include gas inhaling, drinking HRW, taking a bath, saline injection , eye drops, and increasing the production of intestinal hydrogen by bacteria.
However, drinking remains the most conventional way and it can help develop a healthy habit of consuming enough fluids in a day.

Set apart- 3S

Sharply Selective

H2 selectively targets and reduces the hydroxyl radical, the most cytotoxic of reactive oxygen species (ROS) without disturbing other ROS, which possess physiological roles.

Strikingly Small

Being the smallest molecule, it can reach into areas in the body other antioxidants cannot. Hydrogen can effectively cross the blood-brain barrier, cell membrane, mitochondria and even the nucleus!

Surprisingly Safe

Hydrogen gas has been shown to be very safe at concentrations hundreds of times higher than what is being used for therapy(HRW).

Here are a few examples:

Eg 1: Hydrogen used as medical gas in 1888 by Pilcher, infused as a gas into patients rectums to locate gunshot wounds in the intestines. The reports showed that there were never any toxic effects or irritation to even the most sensitive tissues.

Eg 2:  Used as deep diving gas since 1943 to prevent decompression sickness. Studies have shown no toxic effects from hydrogen when at very high levels and pressures of 98.87% H2 and 1.26% O2 at 19.1 atm.

Eg 3: Furthermore, hydrogen gas is natural to the body because after a fiber-rich meal, our gut bacteria can produce liters of hydrogen on a daily basis (which is yet another benefit from eating fruits and vegetables).

In short, hydrogen gas is very natural to our bodies, not like a foreign or alien substance that can only be synthesized in a chemistry lab.