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What is Molecular Hydrogen?

“The most potent & powerful anti-aging / wellness antioxidant in the world is molecular hydrogen” Dr. Perricone, New York Dermatologist

The Existence of Hydrogen in Nature

Hydrogen fills the stars and planets, and is an integral part of the human body and is produced in the human body, mainly when consuming raw vegetables and fruits.

Hydrogen does not fulfill the function of drugs or pharmaceuticals that are foreign to your body. In fact, after a fiber-rich diet, our intestinal bacteria produce a large amount of hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas penetrates into the blood and has many beneficial effects.

The Use Of Molecular Hydrogen For Health Care

The simplest and most accessible ways of delivering molecular hydrogen (H2) to the human body are the use of hydrogen water, hydrogen gas / inhalation and hydrogen baths. However, Hydrogen gas / inhalation is the most effective method of consumption due to its rapid positive cumulative effects.

A Distinctive Feature of Molecular Hydrogen 

Hydrogen differs in its permeability. Being the smallest and lightest molecule in the universe, hydrogen can diffuse for a short time throughout the body and directly penetrate the cell membrane in the mitochondria.

The Main Properties of Molecular Hydrogen

  • Antioxidative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiapoptotic
  • Cell repairing
  • Collagen synthesis

The Positive Effects of Molecular Hydrogen 

Molecular hydrogen is the best antioxidant, as it is aimed only at removing toxic free radicals and does not harm healthy ones. The unique antioxidant properties of H2 were officially discovered by Japanese scientists in 2007. After that, more than 500 studies were conducted, the results of which confirm that molecular hydrogen has a therapeutic effect on the human body. Molecular hydrogen eliminates free radicals and reduces oxidative stress (the process of cell damage due to oxidation) in diseases of various body systems, including the digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It also slows down the aging process, increases energy levels, and strengthens the immune system. Today there are hospitals in Japan and Korea that have Hydrogen treatments which are based on the use of hydrogen water and hydrogen inhalations on patients.

Advantages Of Molecular Hydrogen

1. Antioxidant properties

After numerous studies, scientists have proved that molecular hydrogen is a strong antioxidant. In addition, it maintains a high level of our own antioxidants in the body, triggers the activation and regulation of additional antioxidant enzymes, such as glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, as well as body-protecting proteins.

By activating the internal, endogenous antioxidant system in our body, molecular hydrogen reduces the amount of toxic substances in the body. Accumulation of toxic substances in the body is one of the causes of an imbalance in the regulation of homeostasis, leading to serious metabolic disorders, changes in the immune status, hormonal changes and profound disturbances in the detoxification system.

2. High bioavailability

H2 is the smallest and lightest molecule on Earth. Through the use of hydrogen inhalations and water saturated with hydrogen gas, hydrogen is able to enter the blood and inside all cells and the mitochondria of a person. Molecular hydrogen has a unique ability to easily overcome the physiological barrier between the circulatory system and the central nervous system, which is not available to other antioxidants. Only molecular hydrogen is able to penetrate through cell membranes and eliminate toxic radicals inside cells, thereby improving our body at the cellular level. The protective functions of other antioxidants are severely limited because of their large size, since it is difficult and often impossible for them to penetrate the cells of the body.

3. Selective action

Hydrogen is a “smart” molecule that selectively eliminates only harmful free radicals, such as hydroxyl radical, without affecting those that perform vital functions in the human body.

4. High efficiency

Studies of the Japanese professor Khatana Gyazuki from the University of Shitama (Japan) showed that consuming 1.5 liters of hydrogen water per day has the same antioxidant effect as the consumption of 516 pcs. of apple, 756 pcs. of banana, 38 pcs. of carrots, 45 spinach leaves or 3.7 pcs. of pumpkin.

5. Safety and absence of side effects

As a result of the interaction of molecular hydrogen with free radicals, chemical reactions do not occur with the formation of by-products. Only water is formed, which only improves the hydration of cells and the body as a whole. It is easily excreted through the excretory systems of the body, and an excessive amount of hydrogen is excreted through the lungs, on exhalation in the process of breathing.

 

Why Breathing Hydrogen Gas Rules Supreme 

Many fans of healthy lifestyles are already familiar with hydrogen water, H2 inhalation is the next evolution in health, beauty and overall wellness. HIT has spread relatively fast, which is associated with long-term adaptation of this technology for home use. In Japan and South Korea, hydrogen inhalation is the most popular way of hydrogen consumption due to the immediate results over a shorter period of time.

Due to its small size, molecular hydrogen can easily and quickly reach all the cells of our body, inside the brain and deep organ tissues, even when blood vessels are blocked. Only molecular hydrogen can pass through cell membranes to eliminate free radicals created within the cells.

Molecular hydrogen does reconstruction work in places where other antioxidants cannot reach due to their larger size.

Scientists proved and reported great improvement in symptoms of the following diseases after an intake of molecular hydrogen:

Digestive Diseases – 91 %                           

Allergy – 99 %

Skin Diseases – 96 %

Respiratory Organic Diseases – 89 %

Diabetes – 88 %

Osteoarthritis – 87 %

Neurological System – 59%   

Here are some of the well-known benefits of Molecular Hydrogen Inhalation                  
  • Purification of cells and the whole organism;
  • Prevention and alleviation of skin and allergic problems;
  • Slowing of aging and restoration of youth;
  • Help in the fight against cellulite and wrinkles;
  • healing of wounds and sores;
  • strengthening of hair;
  • improving memory in the elderly
  • Maintenance of healthy blood pressure;
  • Prevention of myocardial infarction;
  • Maintaining the general tone of the body;
  • Help with autoimmune diseases;
  • Fight against malignant liver tumors;
  • Prevention of osteoporosis and maintenance of healthy bone density;
  • Protection of the fetus during pregnancy which ensures its healthy growth and development;
  • Improvement of peripheral circulation in diabetic gangrene;
  • Improvement of liver function in liver cirrhosis, hepatitis;
  • Treatment of atopic dermatitis, asthma, urticaria;
  • Facilitation of specific diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Behcet’s Syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Kawasaki’s disease;
  • Prevention and treatment of intestinal disorders (chronic diarrhea, indigestion, constipation);
  • Decreased level of saturated fats;
  • Preserving the skin of the face and neck, reducing the number of clogged pores and acne;
  • Improved blood circulation and metabolism;
  • Gets rid of fatigue;
  • Quicker exit from depressive states;

References

Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI)

Molecular Hydrogen Studies