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How it Works?

The Science Behind Hydrogen Therapy

The Free Radical Theory of Aging

The Free Radical Theory of Aging holds that the damage free radicals do to our cells, particularly the oxidative stress that free radicals cause, is what causes our bodies to age. As we age, our internal defense system declines, allowing oxidative stress to accumulate and resulting in cell damage, disease and death.

Free Radicals & Oxidative Stress

Free radicals are missing an electron and attack healthy cells in order to stabilize. Whether it is through essential metabolic processes within the body (mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, etc.) or from external sources (pollution, alcohol, heavy metals, pesticides, etc.), we’re constantly exposed to free radicals. The more this occurs, the more oxidative stress builds and harms our health.

Most Harmful Free Radicals: Hydroxyl Radical & Peroxynitrite

The hydroxyl radical and peroxynitrite are the most dangerous free radicals. Their need to steal an electron is so powerful they attack healthy DNA, protein and lipids. This causes irreversible damage to cells and an increase in health challenges and disease.

Molecular Hydrogen

An Emerging Therapeutic Medical Gas

Hydrogen is the simplest, smallest and most abundant element in the universe. It is one of only four elements present in every living organism, along with carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen.  Hydrogen is made up of one electron and one proton.

Molecular hydrogen (H₂) consists of two hydrogen atoms bonded together as H-H. Molecular hydrogen is the primary form in which hydrogen is found. H₂ is a tasteless, odorless gas that is neutrally charged and highly bioavailable. When taken in gas form via a hydrogen therapy machine, benefits of the therapeutic properties of H2 are gained, including its actions as an antioxidant mediator, anti-inflammatory, and cell-signaling molecule.

Molecular Hydrogen

“Molecular hydrogen acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals”

Nature Medicine, 2007

Since 1975, over 800 peer-reviewed articles have been written demonstrating molecular hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 170 different disease models. More studies are being conducted every day and we are learning about the endless ways we can benefit from this miracle molecule through molecular hydrogen therapy.

How H₂ Therapy Works

Size

Molecular hydrogen is the smallest molecule and the only antioxidant that can access the mitochondria and cell nucleus under certain conditions. Unlike conventional, larger antioxidants, H₂ passes the cell membrane, so molecular hydrogen benefits are exerted immediately.

Selectivity

H₂ selectively targets only the most harmful free radicals without affecting useful free radicals that help maintain homeostasis. At times, common, non-selective antioxidants (Vitamin A, C, E, folic acid, etc.) can diminish the good free radicals that the body needs, thereby causing a potentially negative effect. H₂ does not.

Safe, Non-Toxic

Because its only byproduct is water, molecular hydrogen is 100% safe. As a result, molecular hydrogen tablets’ benefits include zero exposure to toxins and no chance of overdose.

Homeostasis

H₂ supports the body’s ability to maintain a condition of balance by neutralizing harmful free radicals and boosting the internal antioxidant system. This keeps oxidative stress low, supports homeostasis and decreases chance of disease.

Hydrogen Therapy Benefits

Speed. Endurance. Recovery.

Studies show that molecular hydrogen supplementation with hydrogen-rich water improves sports performance, recovery, and health.

MUSCLE FATIGUE

Hydrogen-rich water pre-exercise reduces blood lactate levels and improves exercise-induced decline of muscle function

Pilot study: Effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on muscle fatigue caused by acute exercise in elite athletes

OXIDATIVE STRESS

Hydrogen has many advantages for therapeutic and preventive applications, and shows not only anti-oxidative stress effects; but also has various anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. Clinical trials show that drinking hydrogen-dissolved water improves the pathology of mitochondrial disorders.

Molecular hydrogen is a novel antioxidant to efficiently reduce oxidative stress with potential for the improvement of mitochondrial diseases

SPORTS MEDICINE

Hydrogen therapy may be an effective and specific innovative treatment for exercise-induced oxidative stress and sports injury, with potential for the improvement of exercise performance.

Molecular hydrogen in sports medicine: new therapeutic perspectives.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Molecular hydrogen passes the blood-brain barrier, reverses the changes induced by controlled cortical impact (CCI), and is a highly effective treatment for TBI.

Molecular hydrogen in drinking water protects against neurodegenerative changes induced by traumatic brain injury.

The benefits of molecular hydrogen gas therapy include:

  • Improve cognitive function and focus
  • Reduce inflammation and pain
  • Promote cellular health
  • Increase energy levels
  • Have better skin health and tone
  • Improve sleeping patterns
  • Boost internal antioxidant levels
  • Enhance athletic performance and decrease recovery time
  • Support healthy weight management
  • Hydrate at the cellular level