What is Hydrogen water

Hydrogen water is simply pure water with extra hydrogen molecules added to it. Hydrogen (H2) is the most abundant molecule in the universe. It’s an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas. But only in 2007 did a team in Japan discover that inhaled hydrogen gas could act as an antioxidant and protect the brain from free radicals. This sparked the interest in its potential health benefits worldwide and led to some breakthrough research.

Why is Hydrogen water beneficial to the body

Water molecules consist of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. However, there isn’t any free hydrogen molecules that can be used by the body as it is bound to oxygen. Therefore, infuse water with additional hydrogen produces benefits that plain water cannot deliver.

Hydrogen is the smallest existent gas molecule. Because of this unique property, molecular hydrogen could penetrate into virtually every organ and cell in the body (including the brain) where it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, weight-loss, and anti-allergy activity.

There are a number of double blind studies done on the usefulness and benefits of hydrogen water. For example, a study done on the effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on the quality of life of patients treated with radiotherapy for liver tumors concluded: "daily consumption of hydrogen-rich water is a potentially novel, therapeutic strategy for improving QOL after radiation exposure. Consumption of hydrogen-rich water reduces the biological reaction to radiation-induced oxidative stress without compromising anti-tumor effects." Find out more at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3231938/

Another recent study, Hydrogen-rich water reduces inflammatory responses and prevents apoptosis of peripheral blood cells in healthy adults: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial concluded: "hydrogen Water increases antioxidant capacity thereby reducing inflammatory responses in healthy adults". Find out more at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-68930-2

There is a significant body of research available on the effects and effectiveness of hydrogen. The following are great primers to understand this domain a bit better.

By no means it is a conclusive domain. There are many proponents as well as sceptics labelling hydrogen water as either a great invention or a completely useless fad.

Personally, Kush (Peak Play co-founder) uses hydrogen tablets when he is travelling. Kush also uses a hydrogen water generator to produce concentrated hydrogen water, and drinks this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

If hydrogen water is something that you find intriguing, Peak Play has relevant solutions that might assist you in your hydrogen water start-up process. Please check out our solutions hub for more details.

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