Molecular hydrogen continues to be the subject of intense interest in the health world. To suggest, just a few years ago, that the smallest, most prevalent molecule in existence could be a possible solution to many of our health challenges might have seemed outlandish – but in fact, the medical evidence has been mounting in Asia for decades.

Molecular hydrogen – or H2 – is a medical gas which has a profound beneficial effect on several markers of health such as oxidative stress, lipid metabolism, inflammation, signalling pathways and apoptosis.

Although it has been used in clinical settings for many decades, particularly in Japan, only relatively recently have commercially-available products given us the opportunity to test its therapeutic potential for ourselves. In this blog, we intend to discuss ways and means of making molecular hydrogen and briefly summarise some of the literature on this topic.