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Hydrogen Water Fights Diseases

Molecular Hydrogen: H2 Antioxidants

Hydrogen Water Fights Diseases

Hydrogen water is made when very tiny, powerful, hydrogen antioxidants are virtually pumped into the water with a water ionizer; literally pumped into it with a hydrogen machine or filtered into it with an ionizing filter. Scientists call these antioxidants "molecular hydrogen", as a way of labeling it. 

The molecular hydrogen antioxidants in hydrogen water have been seen to positively influence, ameliorate, or even reverse over 150 diseases to date, including those mentioned in the above video. Here is only a partial list of diseases molecular hydrogen has been shown to help. Please note that we are not making medical claims by reporting this data. A simple search of the internet will verify that research studies are in fact there to be found. I also have posted many links to research on the lower half of this page. 

  • Alexander disease
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's foot
  • Atopic dermetitis
  • Autoimune disorders
  • Bed sores
  • Bone Loss
  • Cancer
  • Cardio renal symptoms
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Chemo: It is also known to relieve the oxidative stress that causes negative side effects with chemo-therapy and helps to maintain normal ATP levels.
  • Chrones disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cirrhosis
  • Collagen disease
  • Colon diseases
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic necrosis
  • Frontotemporal lobar degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart disease or coronary artery disease,
  • HGC disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Huntington's disease
  • Hypersensitive disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Ischemic brain injuries
  • Kawasaki's disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lupus
  • Malaise
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Muscle fatigue of athletes
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Neurological disorders
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pre-eclamptic toxemia
  • Prion disease
  • Radiation damage
  • Respiratory infections
  • Retinitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Sperm concentration disorders
  • Sperm motility disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tauopathies
  • Testicular oxidative stress
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uticaria

Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen (One-Hour Video) With Dr. Mercola and Tyler LeBaron

Therapeutic Hydrogen is such a new subject, is so unique, and has such wide implications in treating and preventing disease, it deserves spending some time studying it to catch up on this important science. The is a one-hour video, with Dr. Mercola and Tyler LeBaron and explains what hydrogen gas is and exactly how important molecular hydrogen (diatomic hydrogen/hydrogen gas) is to the future health of people, animals and plants. It has no side effects; is completely safe to consume in any amounts; and over a thousands articles have been written so far showing its therapeutic value in both preventing and eradicating diseases.

Molecular Hydrogen Research in Medicine

Molecular Hydrogen is truly the King of Antioxidants. In the simplest terms, molecular hydrogen is two Hydrogens, bonded together to make a molecule. The health benefits of this tiny molecule are just touching the surface of public awareness right now. Molecular Hydrogen research has been going on for about 30 years, but really took off about 10 years ago with a ground-breaking article about molecular hydrogen. This article peaked medical interest, because: 1) the researcher showed that the potential health benefits of molecular hydrogen are unlimited, and apply to almost every disease that plagues man; and 2) he also showed that the properties of molecular hydrogen are harmless to human consumption. Many recent research reports are looking upon molecular hydrogen as the most powerful antioxidant found to date -- with no harmful effects whatsoever. Here is a video where Dr. Ohta of Japan is being interviewed by Tyler Lebaron of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute about his dozen years of research into the medical uses of molecular hydrogen and its safety.

Notes From the Interview: Molecular hydrogen, also known as hydrogen gas, H2 or H2-, can be consumed most conveniently when dissolved in water, but one is also able to inhale it with a cannula. 

  • Molecular Hydrogen can penetrate the cell membrane barrier; blood-brain-barrier and placenta barrier; get right into the cell (where mutations occur) and heal the cell damage that is caused by oxidative stress. NO other antioxidant is capable of doing this.
  • It appears that molecular hydrogen protects the mitochondria and that is one theory as to why it positively affects so many organs and diseases. Mitochondria is where cell-mutation is known to initiate, and the cause is theorized as oxidation.
  • Molecular hydrogen has no known disadvantages to health or warnings. Where is is not needed, it does nothing. Where it is needed it is seen to have a powerful and significant beneficial influence.

Molecular Hydrogen's Ability to Scavenge Free Radicals

Molecular Hydrogen is now known by prominent researchers world wide for its ability to truly penetrate through cell membranes (even the blood-brain barrier) and scavenge free radicals. 

Hydrogen is not like any other antioxidant, due to its tiny size and its lipid solubility. Hydrogen (unlike all other antioxidants) can get into every living part of the body. All other antioxidants are incapable of this feat. Another thing that makes it different from all other free-radical scavengers is that it simply evaporates or turns into water when it's "used up", so it creates no danger of becoming a free-radical itself as other antioxidants do.

Hydrogen at the Root of Life

School children know that the combination of H2 and Oxygen makes water, which is at the source of all life. Oxygen also brings life, but unfortunately complications arise when there is too much oxidation within the body and there is not enough balance of hydrogen. This condition is called Oxidative Stress is thought to be at the root of almost all disease. Oxygen can actually become a dangerous free radical within the body when it has lost its electron balance. When it's in this state it's called Active Oxygen. While Active Oxygen is capable of causing a terrific amount of damage to cells, tiny little molecular hydrogen can calm it down completely; neutralize it; turn it into harmless water or gas and safely escort it out of the body. This is done with no harmful waste or byproducts produced. 

Recent research has shown (see links to articles at the bottom of this page) that hydrogen is the only antioxidant that can completely neutralize active oxygen and render it utterly harmless. At the same time molecular hydrogen doesn't attack good radicals in the body. It will never act as a poison to the body, and any excess of it will simply evaporate harmlessly and combine with oxygen in the air to hydrate or moisturize it. 

Other types of antioxidants have been found to become free-radicals, themselves, once they have donated their electron to neutralize another molecule. This doesn't happen with molecular hydrogen. As a matter of fact molecular hydrogen is able to refresh the antioxidant abilities of various other antioxidants to keep them from becoming free-radicals. After much testing and scrutinizing no negative effects whatsoever have been found to be caused by molecular hydrogen.

In this video Tyler LeBaron explains the current knowledge to date, along with full theory of molecular hydrogen in a concise, one-hour, video.

Molecular Hydrogen Machines & Filters

You can consume molecular hydrogen safely in a variety of ways. My favorite way is with a high-end water ionizer which has been specifically upgraded to produce the maximum amount possible of molecular hydrogen (for this I particularly advise you get a machine that uses "continuous cleaning" of the plates. To find these water ionizers that continuously clean the plates go to the Water Ionizer Comparisons page and look for the 13th column (Cleaning Type & Quality). The ionizers that have "continuous-cleaning" are the best ones for molecular hydrogen.

Hydrogen machines and ionizing water filters are also quite good. Another way to very efficiently consume molecular hydrogen in great quantity is by using a Hydrogen Gas Inhaler. I personally use a combination of all these types of molecular hydrogen producing devices, but for the most part I just drink ionized water. 

How Much Molecular Hydrogen Do We Want In Water and How is it Measured?

Scientists studying molecular hydrogen's positive effects on health suggest that a range of .5 ppm (parts per million) to 1.6 ppm are desirable. Most medical studies have used these levels. In scientific literature, the concentration of 1.6 ppm is considered the concentration of "complete saturation", because it is the concentration that would exist if only hydrogen gas were present in that glass, at the pressure of sea-level.

The way most researchers have tested hydrogen concentration levels in water is with a Trustlex Hydrogen meter. The H2Blue Drops are a new thing, and are do not give the same data as the Trustlex. To help users know if the machine they are using is producting hydrogen levels that match the existing studies, I suggest only using the Trustlex meter. I don't know of any studies that use the drops to measure their hydrogen levels, which is why we stopped offering them.

Does Hydrogen Gas Actually Dissolve Into the Water?

Yes. When you test the water for hydrogen levels, you are measuring exactly that: how much hydrogen gas is dissolved into the water. If you lower the temperature or increase the air pressure, this can effect the amount of hydrogen that can be initially dissolved into the water. But after initially dissolving in water, the hydrogen will start to dissipate out of solution at about the rate of half of the concentration every 2 hours (called a half-life of 2 hours). You can extend the half-life by using a better container for storage, such as my vacuum sealed stainless bottles. The best practices are: 1) drink molecular hydrogen enriched water fairly quickly after making it, 2) store it in the right container, especially if you aren't going to drink it right away, and 3) drink lots of it all day long.

That very same hydrogen gas half-life, mentioned in the last paragraph, applies to the amount of time you can expect molecular hydrogen to continue working for you (to fight free-radicals - preventing disease and to reverse free-radical damage -- alieviating disease). Many scientists have notices the benefits from drinking hydrogen rich water extending to days after the test subjects actually drank the water. This data and much more can be found by reading the articles in the following section.

The Following are Scientific Articles: Molecular Hydrogen Research Articles from US National Library of Medicine National Instutes of Health Website

This is a general review of Molecular Hydrogen research in the areas of: post-cardiac syndrome, Parkinson's disease, metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral ischemia and hemodylisis. It covers the biological benefits of Molecular Hydrogen as well as clinical applications. They state, "Overall, the impact of molecular hydrogen in medicine is extraordinary. The non-toxic and rapid intracelluar diffusion ..."

Japanese study found that long-term ingestion of alkaline ionized water (AIW) reduces caecal fermentation in rats that were given highly fermentable commercial diet.

Healthy patients had a higher intestinal pH than patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Researchers conclude that alkaline pH water (8.8) "has good acid-buffering capacity. Thus, the consumption of alkaline water may have therapeutic benefits for patients with reflux disease."

Researchers have shown that Molecular Hydrogen reduces oxidative stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. It helps to control systemic inflammation and benefits the state of health generally.

Researchers discovered: "administration of H2 water seems to decrease serum TC and LDL-C levels and improve HDL functions in patients with potential metabolic syndrome."

Researchers discuss the relation of oxidative stress to mental disorders and clinical uses for Molecular Hydrogen in treating bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders.

Researchers state that Molecular Hydrogen is effective for: diabetes mellitus type II, metabolic syndrome, hemodialysis, inflammatory and mitochondrial myopathies, brain stem infarction and radiation-induced liver tumors. They also point out no adverse effects were documented in the human diseases they have researched.

Researchers discuss how oxidative stress is a major cause of most lifestyle-related diseases, including cancer and aging. They explain the scavenging effect of Molecular Hydrogen as its many advantages over other anti-oxidants.

"Statistical analysis revealed that alkaline water provides higher longevity in terms of “deceleration aging factor” as it increases the survival functions when compared with control group."

Review of research, finding "Hydrogen is extremely unique since it has the capability to act at the cellular level." and "hydrogen exerts antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective properties that are beneficial to the cell. "

Explains how "Oxidative stress and neuroinflammation cause many neurological disorders." And, they discuss how H2, molecular hydrogen, by targeting and eliminating Oxygen radicals, can potentially relieve this condition.

Researchers state, "Persistent oxidative stress is one of the major causes of most lifestyle-related diseases, cancer and the aging process," and cite several clinical trials. 

This is a review, summarizing the research findings regarding using molecular hydrogen in the field of sports medicine. They say, "In the past 2 decades, molecular hydrogen emerged as a novel therapeutic agent, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects demonstrated in plethora of animal disease models and human studies."

This was an animal study using molecular hydrogen in gas to test the anti-inflammatory effects of molecular hydrogen. They said, "the treatment had significant protective effects toward the liver." 

This research used mdx mice to test the effects of hydrogen water on muscular dystrophy. They found that it prevented abnormal body mass gain, improved running ability, and decreased the number of central nuclei of muscle fibers.

Researchers found "Inhalation of molecular hydrogen (H2) gas ameliorates oxidative stress-induced acute injuries in the brain." They determined the beneficial effects of molecular hydrogen inhalation by studying neuroblastoma (a certain type of cancer) cells of infected rats' after death.

 Research showed benefits in ameliorating cardio-renal injury after drinking hydrogen water for 6 weeks of the induced injury.

Researchers found "Hydrogen gas (H2) exerts a therapeutic antioxidative effect by selectively reducing ROS (reactive oxygen species)."

Researchers tested the benefits of drinking hydrogen water to type 2 diabetes. They found, "Drinking H(2)-water reduced hepatic oxidative stress, and significantly alleviated fatty liver in db/db mice as well as high fat-diet-induced fatty liver in wild-type mice. Long-term drinking H(2)-water significantly controlled fat and body weights, despite no increase in consumption of diet and water. Moreover, drinking H(2)-water decreased levels of plasma glucose, insulin, and triglyceride, the effect of which on hyperglycemia was similar to diet restriction. "

Researchers show how H2 inhalation is beneficial (with or without commencing other treatments) after a patient has received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). They say, "it significantly improves brain and cardiac function in a rat model of cardiac arrest (CA)"

Traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for Alheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. These researchers examined the ability of molecular hydrogen water to benefit the condition. They found: "These results show that molecular hydrogen given in drinking water reverses many of the sequelae of CCI and suggests that it could be an easily administered, highly effective treatment for TBI."

Research shows that "QOL (quality of life) scores during radiotherapy were significantly improved in patients treated with hydrogen-rich water compared to patients receiving placebo water."

After treatment, the oxidative stress remained unchanged in routine treatment group, but markedly improved in hydrogen treatment group. 

Researchers concluded: "An improvement in acute erythemtous skin diseases followed the administration of H2 enriched fluid without compromising the safety."

Researchers concluded that hydrogen water can serve as a daily skin care (preventative to UVA-induced skin damage from reactive oxygen free radicals), and it promotes type-1 collagen synthesis in dermis.

Researchers concluded that hydrogen water helps to reduce wound sizes in elderly patients and promote natural healing.

Researchers concluded, "H2 water could ameliorate bladder dysfunction."

Researchers suggest that molecular hydrogen could be used as a natural countermeasure for diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Researchers conclude that using hydrogen (H2) loaded eye drops has no toxic effects on the human body, and "is highly useful as a neuroprotective and antioxidative therapeutic treatment for acute retinal I/R injury."

Researchers conclude that "Immediate antioxidant therapy with H2-enriched irrigation solution is a new potent treatment of angiogenesis in cornea to prevent blindness caused by alkali burn."

The researchers' findings "show the potential of hydrogen to protect auditory hair cells from ROS-induced damage." In other words acts as a prevention to hearing loss in the elderly.

Researchers state that Molecular Hydrogen's benefit for medicine is no longer theoretical. It summarizes the data from clinical trials of H2 and states that molecular hydrogen is clinically effective.

This is another review of molecular hydrogen research. "H2 seems to differ from conventional pharmaceutical drugs. Owing to its great efficacy and lack of adverse effects, H2 has promising potential for clinical use against many diseases."

Researchers conclude: "can be easily consumed in daily life and may be a promising antioxidant for the prevention and improved treatment of cancers."

Ionized water in aerosol may have "a long-lasting beneficial effect on asthma symptoms, lung function, and airway inflammation."

Our study demonstrates that H2 exerts metabolic effects similar to those of insulin and may be a novel therapeutic alternative to insulin in type 1 diabetes mellitus that can be administered orally.

"The present data suggest that ERW (ionized water) may function as an orally effective anti-diabetic agent."

"Consumption of HW is a promising strategy to alleviate renal injury as a supplement for anti-hypertensive therapy."

Is "an effective therapeutic strategy for TBI (traumatic brain injury) patients."

"Intake of hydrogen-rich water normalized the oral glucose tolerance test."

"Continuous consumption of hydrogen water reduces oxidative stress in the brain, and prevents the stress-induced decline in learning and memory caused by chronic physical restraint. Hydrogen water may be applicable for preventive use in cognitive or other neuronal disorders."

"Accumulating evidence has shown that reduced waters are health beneficial and they suppress oxidative stress-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, arteriosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, and the side effects of hemodialysis."

The results were that dogs which drank alkaline ionized water showed significant improvement over the ones that drank just the tap water. After completing the animal studies using ionized alkaline water and discovering that there was significant improvement in dogs that were afflicted with renal failure researchers stated: “Alkaline ionized water can be considered as a major safe strategy in the management of metabolic acidosis

Results suggest that long term consumption of this water slows the effects of aging and may improve the peripheral circulation; serve as an adjunct therapy for diabetes and kidney disorders; and help prevent cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.

The present data suggest that ERW may function as an orally effective anti-diabetic agent 

After exercise-induced dehydration, consumption of the electrolyzed, high-pH water reduced high-shear viscosity by an average of 6.30% compared to 3.36% with standard purified water (p = 0.03).