Hydrogen-Rich Water as a Powerful Antioxidant
Hydrogen-rich water has been popular in the Far East for decades, though its visibility in the western world has certainly increased of late. Research published in recent years has shown that drinking hydrogen-rich water could have significant therapeutic benefits.
In addition to the alkalising effect on the water, the active hydrogen in hydrogen-rich water acts as a powerful antioxidant, helping to neutralise harmful oxygen free radicals introduced to your body via pollution or the excessive consumption of unhealthy foods. Free radicals are harmful molecules that have been implicated in the development of several degenerative diseases, as well as in the aging process.
Free radicals are believed to expedite the progress of conditions like osteoarthritis, and they've even been shown to increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
How Does Hydrogen-Rich Water Neutralise 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, there are fewer 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 neutralise 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 construct ATP, which supplies energy to every cell. The body typically gets hydrogen from the breakdown of carbohydrates into CO2 and hydrogen. Incomplete breakdown of carbohydrates, however, can lead to the production of increased acids.
If the body can receive hydrogen from water, so much the better. 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.
Helpfully, the minerals can be found in many of our alkaline water products, though we would particularly recommend the alkaline mineral stick to anyone interested in making hydrogen-rich water for themselves.
Manufactured by Biocera, this handy device consists of several bioceramic mineral beads in a food-standard metal tube. Able to create hydrogen-rich water in a matter of moments, it's quick, convenient and hassle-free.
Of course, there are other options available, so do take the time to familiarise yourself with the alkaline products page of our site. Alternatively, call us on +44 (0) 1764 662111 for a friendly chat about providing your body with healthy, hydrogen-rich water.