Drinking more water is on most people's to-do list. And no wonder: water is, after all, wholly necessary for survival and cellular homeostasis. It also aids in weight loss, digestive support and healthy skin. But some water may actually be doing you more harm than good.
Most tap water is full of toxins such as arsenic, fluoride and chlorine. There are more than 80 regulated contaminants in our tap water and some that are not regulated, including perchlorate, otherwise known as rocket fuel. A 2003 article published in Environmental Health Perspectives found that tap water may also be contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs.
You should be picky about the water you drink. Drinking properly filtered water is a great way to reduce the amount of toxins you are ingesting, while favouring mineral-rich alkaline water will increase your intake of alkaline minerals that promote natural detoxification.
Hydrogen-rich water, meanwhile, is becoming known as the 21st-century's "wellness water". Rich in antioxidants and the subject of numerous studies, hydrogen water is no craze – as we aim to outline.
Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen
As a relatively new discovery, molecular hydrogen has been examined in over 500 peer-reviewed studies since 2007. Molecular hydrogen is the smallest element and lightest molecule.
It was discovered in the healing waters of Nordenau, Germany; Tlacote, Mexico; and Hita Tenryousi, Japan.
Hydrogen molecular gas exists in these springs as a result of water reacting with the alkali-earth metals or from bacteria and algae in the water that produce molecular hydrogen gas.
Molecular hydrogen is a tasteless and odourless gas that has potential therapeutic actions in essentially every organ in the human body. Indeed, it may be able to protect against 150 different diseases.
When added to water, hydrogen gas is able to modulate cell-signalling activity to provide anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy benefits.
It also works as a powerful antioxidant to reduce toxins in the body.
A 2014 study published in Pharmacology & Therapeutics found that molecular hydrogen has preventative and therapeutic actions against many diseases.
Active hydrogen is rapidly diffused into cells and tissues where it disturbs gene expressions that cause chronic diseases. Yet it is mild enough not to cause side effects.
Along with being an anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory, molecular hydrogen stimulates energy metabolism, which can aid in weight loss.
Drinking hydrogen-infused water can protect your heart and improve digestive health. According to a 2009 study, hydrogen’s potent antioxidant ability also prevents against cardiovascular disease.
Molecular hydrogen works to reduce inflammation in the gut and protect against oxidative stress in the colon much like a high-fibre diet.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, molecular hydrogen may also be able to defend against inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis.
Although more research is needed, there seems a promising future for molecular hydrogen in the prevention of chronic diseases and the appearance of skin aging, which are caused by persistent oxidative stress, or a build-up of toxins.
Molecular hydrogen is a powerful antioxidant that combats oxidative stress more efficiently than many other antioxidants.
To learn more about the benefits of hydrogen-rich water, please see our article here.
How Does It Work?
The therapeutic actions in molecular hydrogen can be explained thus.
First, since molecular hydrogen is easily diffused into tissues and cells, it protects RNA, DNA and proteins from toxins and dangerous reactions.
Next, H2 triggers antioxidant enzymes to protect against damaging proteins in the body.
Lastly, molecular hydrogen has the ability to alter cell signalling, cell metabolism and gene expression. This means that it has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic abilities. It also prevents healthy cells from dying.
How To Make Your Own Molecular Hydrogen
The Biocera AHA Water Bottle is an easy way to turn any water into molecular hydrogen-infused water. It features alkaline minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are needed for the maintenance of healthy tissue cells as well as in many co-enzyme support processes.
Add filtered or bottled water to your Biocera AHA Water Bottle and shake to activate the molecular hydrogen process. Thus, you’ll have the power of molecular hydrogen to carry around with you wherever you go.
The Biocera AHA Water Bottle is made of BPA-free titan plastic and is NSF certified to ensure the highest safety standard. The bottle is notable for its sleek capsule style design, weighs 250 grams when empty and can hold 500ml of water.
You need only change the bioceramic filter once per year if you drink 1.5 litres per day.
HydroTabs offer the highest concentration of molecular hydrogen on the market, at 10 Parts per Million.
Of course, the AHA bottle is not the only way of proffering hydrogen-rich water; several manufacturers are moving into the market, buoyed by both the popularity of the beverage throughout Asia and the promising research behind it.
The former also contains a number of filter media to further enrich the water by removing contaminants such as heavy metals and bacteria; it also gets rid of fluoride and chlorine, and adds beneficial minerals to the water.
Want to make your own hydrogen water? It’s never been easier.
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There seems a promising future for molecular hydrogen in the prevention of chronic diseases and the appearance of skin aging, which are caused by persistent oxidative stress.