How does Molecular Hydrogen on human body?
Molecular hydrogen (H2) is the smallest element and lightest molecule in the Universe. There are some properties that explain hydrogen’s therapeutic effects.
1. Molecular hydrogen instantaneously converts the toxic hydroxyl radicals in your body to water. H2 can easily diffuse into the sub cellular compartments and scavenge cytotoxic oxygen radicals, thus protecting the DNA, RNA and proteins from oxidative stress.
2. Molecular hydrogen maintains the homeostatic levels of our body’s own antioxidants. It triggers the activation or up regulation of additional antioxidant enzymes (e.g. glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc.) and/or cytoprotective proteins of the body.
3. Molecular hydrogen is a novel-signaling molecule that can alter cell signaling, cell metabolism and gene expression which gives the anti-inflammatory effects, anti-allergic effects, and anti-apoptotic (or anti-cell death) effects.
4. Molecular hydrogen due to smaller water cluster size, changes the electrical charge in the water which causes water molecules to form smaller groups and allows for easier hydration and transport of vitamins and minerals.
Hydrogen is the smallest antioxidant, so it can reach inside of brain and deep organ tissues, even when blood vessels are blocked. Only hydrogen can pass through cell membranes to eliminate toxic free radicals converting them into the water.
Since hydrogen acts as the antioxidant for your body, it helps ease the burden of the immune system. Damage reduction is a beneficial function that keeps your body intact and able to recover quickly. While in a better physical state, you can also enjoy a better quality of life for the years to come.
Each cell in a human body must be powered up to sustain functions, and hydrogen takes on this role. With empowered cells, you can depend less on food for energy day in, day out. An acceptable decrease in consumption also means that there is less toxin buildup in the body.
To be very clear about this, H2 molecular hydrogen gas is NOT a foreign substance.
It doesn’t function like a drug or pharmaceutical that are foreign and alien to your body. In fact, after a fiber-rich meal our gut bacteria produces a large amount of this hydrogen gas which diffuses into the blood and exerts many beneficial effects which is another reason why your Mom was right and told you to, “Eat your vegetables because they are good for you.”
According to the research, drinking water that contains dissolved hydrogen gas is often the most effective way the deliver hydrogen to the body, and interestingly enough it is also the oldest method — It is nature’s way.
What’s more, recent investigations of healing springs in places like Japan, Mexico and India show that these waters are therapeutic because they contain dissolved hydrogen gas.
Molecular hydrogen is the smallest and the most powerful antioxidant. The fact is privilege of H2 comparing other well known antioxidants as vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, catechin, glutathione is due to its size which allows deeply penetrate into cells and mitochondria (the engine of cells) where it can eliminate toxic free radicals. Molecular hydrogen selectively target only harmful free radicals such Hydroxyl radical and neutralizes them into the water.