Hydrogen for Health and its amazing potential....
Hydrogen is one of the most fascinating elements with a wide range of uses and chemical properties. It powers the sun in fusion, it is a key to ATP production within the mitochondria, and it is the father of all other elements. Many people get confused when they hear that hydrogen, and hydrogen water is healthy for you. This is because many times the first thing they think of is the Hydrogen Bomb, or the Hindenburg Disaster. They also remember that hydrogen has reference to pH (i.e. potential of hydrogen ions) which makes it sounds like it is acidic water. But hydrogen water isn't acidic, and can be completely safe and very therapeutic when used in the right ways.
The Science of Molecular Hydrogen Therapy
Hydrogen Discussion with Dr. Shigeo Ohta and Tyler LeBaron
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Basic Chemistry Terminology : Tyler LeBaron
Here is the PDF file from 2007 Nature Medicine publication article that Tyler mentions in his presentation with Dr.S.Ohta
When it comes to healthcare, hydrogen can do some amazing and remarkable things. Molecular Hydrogen (i.e. H2 gas) is gaining significant attention from academic researchers, medical doctors, scientists, and physicians around the world for its recently reported therapeutic potential. One of the earliest publications on hydrogen as a medical gas was in 1975, by Dole and colleagues from Baylor University and Texas A&M. They reported in the journal of Science that hyperbaric (8atm) hydrogen therapy was effective at reducing melanoma tumors in mice. However, the interest in hydrogen therapy only recently began after 2007, when it was demonstrated that administration of hydrogen gas via inhalation (at levels below the flammability limit of 4.6%) or ingestion of an aqueous-solutions containing dissolved hydrogen, could also exert therapeutic biological effects. These findings suggest hydrogen has immediate medical and clinical applications.
Electrolyzed or Hydrogen Water Common Questions and Answers.
Hydrogen Water.....A Brief History and Overview.
The half-life of hydrogen-rich water is shorter than other gaseous drinks (e.g.. carbonated or oxygenated water), but therapeutic levels can remain for a sufficiently long enough time for easy consumption. Ingestion of hydrogen-rich water results in a peak rise in plasma and breath concentration in 5-15min in a dose-dependent manner. The rise in breath hydrogen is an indication that hydrogen diffuses through the submucosa and enters systemic circulation where it is expelled out the lungs. This increase in blood and breath concentration returns to baseline in 45-90 min depending on the ingested dosage.
For inhalation of hydrogen, a 2-4.6% hydrogen gas mixture is common because it is below the flammability level; however, some studies use 66.7% H2 and 33.3% O2, which is non-toxic and effective, but flammable. Inhalation of hydrogen reaches a peak plasma level (i.e. equilibrium based on Henry's Law) in about 30 min, and upon cessation of inhalation the return to baseline occurs in about 60 min. The concentration/solubility of hydrogen in water at standard ambient temperature and pressure (SATP) is 0.8mM or 1.6ppm (parts per million) (1.6mg/L) For reference, conventional water (e.g.. tap, filtered, bottled water, etc.) contains less than 0.0000002ppm (parts per million) of H2, which is well below the therapeutic level. The concentration of 1.6ppm is easily achieved by many methods, such as simply bubbling hydrogen gas into water. Because of molecular hydrogen's low molar mass (i.e. 2.02 g/mol H2 vs. 176.12 g/mol vitamin C), there are more hydrogen molecules in a 1.6mg dose of H2 than there are vitamin C molecules in a 100mg dose of pure vitamin C (i.e. 1.6mg H2 has 0.8 millimoles of H2 vs 100mg vitamin C has 0.57 millimoles of vitamin C).