Hydrogen rich water has been drunk by people in the Far East for several decades. New research is showing that drinking hydrogen rich water has got significant potential therapeutic benefit. In addition to the alkalizing effect on the water the active hydrogen in hydrogen rich water acts as a powerful antioxidant; helping to neutralize harmful oxygen free radicals introduced to your body via pollution, or the excessive consumption of unhealthy foods.
What are Oxygen Free Radicals?
Free radicals are harmful molecules that have been implicated in the development of several degenerative diseases, as well as the aging process. They are thought to speed up the progress of conditions like osteoarthritis, and have even been shown to increase the risks of developing certain types of cancer. The following links will give you information on some of the recent research on hydrogen rich water, and its ability to neutralize oxygen free radicals in your blood and tissues.
- Hydrogen Water as an Antioxidant - An Open Label Pilot Study
- Hydrogen Rich Water for Radiotherapy Patients - A Study
How Does Hydrogen-Rich Water Neutralize Oxygen Free radicals?
Numerous scientific surveys conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center show that when there are high levels of hydrogen present in the body then there are fewer levels of free radicals and less acid production. According to research conducted by the university of Pittsburgh in 2010, this is because hydrogen rich water helps to neutralize oxygen free radicals by encouraging the growth of Superoxide dismutases and other antioxidant enzymes, as well as selectively reducing cytotoxic reactive oxygen species found in the tissues.
Hydrogen is also used in the body to form ATP, which supplies energy to every cell in the body. The body typically gets hydrogen from the breakdown of carbohydrates into CO2 and hydrogen. Incomplete breakdown of carbohydrates can lead to the production of increased acids in the body. If the body can get hydrogen from water this is much better for the body. Hydrogen rich water can help to supply hydrogen for energy in the body. Just as hydrogen burning cars are cleaner than carbon based fuels, so hydrogen rich water is cleaner than energy from carbohydrates and fats.
How Can I Make Hydrogen Rich Water?
Hydrogen rich water is actually surprisingly easy to make; particularly if you have access to the natural bioceramic minerals needed to produce it. These minerals react with tap, bottled or pre-filtered water, releasing activated hydrogen as they do so, and significantly raising its pH
They can be found in many of our alkaline water products, but we would particularly recommend the alkaline mineral stick to anyone interested in making hydrogen-rich water for themselves.
Manufactured by Biocera, this handy and convenient device consists of several bioceramic mineral beads in a food-standard metal tube. It creates hydrogen rich water in a matter of moments, and can be used while on the road or at the gym.
Of course, there are other options available though, so take time to browse through the alkaline products page of our website, or give us a call on +44 (0) 1764 662111 for a friendly chat about providing your body with healthy, hydrogen-rich water.