Decades of studies have shown how appropriately administered hydrogen therapies dramatically improve cell communication, lower the risk of cancer, regulate blood glucose levels, and increase energy, endurance, and recovery. Many can argue that hydrogen therapy may be one of the most obvious healing and prevention breakthroughs of our generation.
Hydrogen is one of the most abundant chemical elements and contributes to 75% of our entire universe. On Earth, it is mostly found in the form of water which makes up 71% of our planet. Hydrogen has always had a role in our lives. However, within health care and disease prevention, hydrogen is only beginning to shine.
What does hydrogen do within the body?
Hydrogen is the body’s “Jack of All Trades”. Hydrogen helps your cells stay hydrated, minimizes inflammation, ensures joint health, helps transport nutrients throughout the body, fights pathogens, eliminates toxins and cell waste, as well as, minimizes the stress response of the body. Though hydrogen’s effects are still being studied heavily, the International Journal of Biological Sciences has performed multiple studies showing hydrogen’s main biological effect is its incredibly effective free-radical scavenging capabilities (Qiu, Liu & Zhang, 2019). Whether hydrogen molecules were inhaled, injected, or consumed, they protected the participants’ vascular, epithelial, and organ cells from damaging free radicals with such vigor that hydrogen therapy proved to be an immensely effective treatment against the damage of sepsis. To bring perspective, sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency that without immediate treatment can lead to permanent organ damage and death. While hydrogen’s anti-oxidant properties directly impact the body, hydrogen molecules also indirectly affect nutrient absorption, cell signaling, energy production, and glucose intolerance.
You may now be wondering, “How does hydrogen do all that?”
With less cell damage from free radicals, hydrogen therapy indirectly enhances cell communication. Improved cell communication and signaling are important for tumor recognition. Many times, poor cell signaling results in tumor formation for cells are unable to express or acknowledge their proper time for cell death or division, or a strong enough signal is not sent to the immune system to notify the body of the formation of the cell cluster (Li, Liao, et al., 2019).
Glucose tolerance also relies on proper cell communication. Toxins and free radicals can cause signal disruptions between calcium and B-cells, which both play very important roles in glucose-stimulated insulin production and reception (Sargis, 2014). For this reason, scientists have observed that hydrogen therapy can indirectly benefit individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose intolerance.
Hydrogen therapy has also proven to preserve muscle mass in older individuals, and increase energy production and endurance in all ages while improving cellular recovery in athletes. Much of this is due to hydrogen’s alkalizing effects on the body. A more alkaline pH within the bloodstream and throughout the body minimizes protein and bone waste through the renal system, which preserves muscle and bone mass. The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance gathered data from athletes that drank hydrogen-rich water and athletes that drank regular bottled water before exercise. The measured and observed results showed hydrogen supplementation before exercise improved athletes’ endurance, strength, performance, mitochondrial function, and ATP production, yet on a minimal scale. The main difference was the anti-fatigue effect and improved lactate threshold observed in the group of athletes that drank hydrogen water. The study’s results showed hydrogen water’s significant improvement in cellular recovery after a performance (Botek, Krej?í, et al., 2020).
So, how can the average individual utilize the amazing properties of hydrogen?
As shown to be very effective, drinking hydrogen water is the most common form of hydrogen therapy. By adding hydrogen, the water becomes more alkaline and enhances its antioxidant properties. Another technique is hydrogen inhalation therapy. Hydrogen inhalation therapy involves administering hydrogen through a breathing device, such as the Moleculizer 810. Hydrogen inhalation therapy increases the alkalinity of blood more rapidly than oral consumption. Both forms of hydrogen therapy have shown to be anti-apoptosis, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-fatigue, and improve recovery, immune support, and blood glucose levels.
Hydrogen Water and Hydrogen Inhalation Therapy are offered at OMNI Balanced Life Center via the Moleculizer 810 and the Lourdes Hydrofix.
Botek, M., Krej?í, J., McKune, A. J., & Sláde?ková, B. (2020). Hydrogen-Rich Water Supplementation and Up-Hill Running Performance: Effect of Athlete Performance Level, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 15(8), 1193-1196. Retrieved Apr 15, 2022, from: https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/ijspp/15/8/article-p1193.xml#:~:text=Supplementation%20with%20hydrogen%2Drich%20water,and%20re peated%2Dsprint%20ability%20performance.
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