The amazing Tywon Hubbard’s latest video on further benefits of molecular hydrogen (H2).
Tywon has a whole series of excellent videos – all solidly based in science – on molecular hydrogen.
Understanding Free Radicals and Antioxidants… are they really the key to Longevity?
For the last 17 years I’ve been getting emails every single day promising me freedom from ageing. I’m 71 this year and in my own opinion and that of my beloved, I’m doing good.
How did I escape premature aging, mental decline, and/or a life of chronic illness? Well, I can only speak from experience, and it says WATER. That’s the one factor in my life that seems different to all of my crusty old friends I see hobbling around at the local Farmers’ Market.
Now I’m in a situation where some people, at least, listen to me. They listen to me because they see that I look good. Yes, I know some stuff, but frankly, I’ve learned that most people don’t make scientific decisions. Indeed, the web has made it easier for people to NOT believe in scientific investigation. So I can only help people within the limits of how they choose to be helped.
So.. what I have to share is simple and straightforward. That’s because I believe if you hear what I say, YOU will do the work to fill in the gaps preventing you from taken real action towards better health and longevity.
To understand why we develop certain illnesses and how to prevent them, there is one big concept to understand. It’s the balance between two forces in the body… free radicals and antioxidants.
We are always seeking balance within. I sought in for many years to achieve a balance between alkalis and acids in my body.
There are many balance systems at play all the time. Water vs. dehydration, hot vs. cold.. and our familiar symptoms of imbalance -coughing, fevers, runny noses, etc. are simply telling us we are not balanced.
The 24/7 conflict between free radicals and antioxidants may be the most important balance mechanism we have. It could mean the difference between energy, resiliency, and long-term vibrant health…vs. a life of chronic fatigue, sickness and pain.
What are they and what do they do?
A free radical is an atom or group of atoms with an unpaired electron. It is therefore unstable, seeking something it can react with. To stabilize themselves (specifically, their outer valence shells), free radicals will try to steal an electron from a neighbouring, stable molecule. If a free radical does manage to ‘steal’ another electron from a nearby molecule, it leaves the target short an electron. It has made the former healthy molecule into a new free radical. This new free radical will in turn attempt to try and steal another electron. You’ve heard of nuclear chain reactions.. few of us realise we have them going on all the time within our own bodies!
A more familiar term relating to this effect is oxidative stress. To oxidate is to ‘burn up’. So you are burning up your own body as a result of free radical chain reactions. Inflammation may be a more familiar term. That’s the effect of oxidative stress.
How are free radicals formed?
Free radicals are formed as a result of our normal metabolism, or as a result of environmental factors (unhealthy dietary choices, stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, inflammation, drugs, and exposure to radiation and air pollutants).
Even the air we breathe today can be a cytotoxic free radical. There are about 3-5 free radicals in every 100 molecules in the air.
But.. contrary to what all the antioxidant sellers try to tell us, not all free radicals are bad.
Many are simply generated to act as janitors to our normal metabolic waste.
However.. the most common and destructive of the bunch are oxygen free radicals is the reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS can damage DNA, RNA, cell membranes, and proteins, and ultimately contribute to the onset of almost all health conditions and premature aging.
I, and you.. consist of approximately 30 trillion cells, consisting of even smaller structures called molecules. We all have a huge array of molecules within us, but some molecules, including fats, DNA, RNA, cellular membranes, proteins, and vitamins are more vulnerable to free radical formation.
Antioxidants are stable molecules. They have a critical role in our body’s ability to neutralise toxic free radicals, because they can donate extra electrons without losing stability. Often called “free radical scavengers,” antioxidants’ capacity to neutralize free radicals prevents the radicals from destroying our body’s healthy cells.
Where do we get them?
Our body naturally generates some of the antioxidants we require, but the majority are acquired through our diet. Dietary antioxidants are generally obtained through fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and nutrient-dense, plant-based foods. Some dietary antioxidants are taken orally in the form of vitamin supplements and include beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A, C, and E, (to name a few).
But.. Houston, there is a problem. And it’s called ‘Lifestyle’!
Our bodies can effectively combat some free radicals with the antioxidants we naturally produce or get via diet, but the stressors and toxins of the modern world generate more free radicals than our bodies are equipped to handle. Eeven a small amount of excess free radicals in our system can cause tremendous damage over time.
Free radicals are seen as something we should get to fix.. eventually. And yet the damage is happening daily and it is non-reversible, so the sooner the better we take a step towards rebalancing.. the sooner we see the benefits.. and the longer we live to enjoy the benefits!
Molecular Hydrogen (H2): A Unique Form of Antioxidant
As the most powerful antioxidant in existence, molecular hydrogen (H2) is unique. It’s unlike any other antioxidant.
First, it is unique in that it is a SELECTIVE antioxidant, which means that it will ONLY scavenge the most toxic free radical. The Hy7droxyl radical. That’s the DNA-chomping radical. In its journey through our inner landscape, it sails past the free radicals our body requires to carry out various normal cellular processes.
If we look at most antioxidants recommended to us by the scientific community we see scathing reports of their potentially damaging effects. Other antioxidants unable to differentiate between the “good” and the “bad” oxidants, suppress ALL oxidants. This might even cause even MORE damage as they rid our body of the oxidants essential for functions like cell signaling and gene expression.
Let’s, however, not get heavy handed here, for there are notable exceptions. There have been cases demonstrating that high doses of vitamin C, for example, may show benefits.
However, the majority of the literature reveals that these antioxidants at normal doses do not offer the benefits we hope for. They either do not scavenge enough of the cytotoxic free radicals to make a significant impact.. or they can’t reach and penetrate areas of the cell where they need to be (i.e. mitochondria, nucleus, etc.).
This ‘elite’ ability of H2 to penetrate anywhere, even into the mitochondria, and then identify only the enemy sounds a bit like the team that found Osama Bin Laden.
To follow through with this er.. clumsy analogy, supplemental antioxidants are like a cluster bomb… they still get rid of the destructive free radicals, but they also damage the entire surrounding area and can even harm innocent cells. Their incapacity to distinguish the target can ultimately end up causing greater harm than good.
I just mentioned its ability to ‘go anywhere’. Molecular hydrogen has the capacity to dissolve into and move across cell membranes, the blood brain barrier of the central nervous system, and ultimately ANY compartment of our bodies.
Comparatively speaking, H2 is far, far more bioavailable. It allows my body to easily absorb its benefits. No other antioxidant can reach the powerhouse of our cells – the mitochondria, right to its nucleus, and all compartments of our body.
No other antioxidant has the ability to penetrate these biological membranes as efficiently (and with absolutely zero negative side effect or residuals…the only byproduct of a successful mission is H2O). Its magic is in its size and its simplicity.
H2 can also activate the NrF2 pathway, our most powerful self-defense system against free radicals. It even has the ability to prevent the actual formation of Hydroxyl radicals. Finally, molecular hydrogen has incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory properties, in turn addressing the root cause of all diseases.
How to access H2?
We are the inventors of the UltraStream, the world’s first natural water ionizer, filter and hydrogen infusion system. Given that the majority of the 700 scientific studies on the therapeutic effects of H2 are based in H2-infused water, we are very happy with the results our 6000+ users report.
We were also involved in the original discussions with the inventor of I LOVE H2, a dissolvable tablet that creates high levels of H2 infused water.
Both products have shown themselves to be very successful. To check user stories, go here.
This report received today tops up an already overflowing inbox of reports on the efficacy of molecular hydrogen. I love H2.. and that’s why we called our hydrogen supplement ‘I LOVE H2’!
J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2017 Apr 26. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.06883-9. [Epub ahead of print]
Effects of hydrogen rich water on prolonged intermittent exercise.
DA Ponte A1,2, Giovanelli N3,4, Nigris D5, Lazzer S3,4.
Recent studies showed a positive effect of Hydrogen Rich Water (HRW) intake on acid-basic homeostasis at rest. We investigated 2-weeks of HRW intake on repeated sprint performance and acid-base status during prolonged intermittent cycling exercise.
In a cross over single-blind protocol, eight trained male cyclists (age [mean ± SD] 41±7 years, body mass 72.3±4.4 kg, height 1.77±0.04 m, maximal oxygen uptake [V̇ O2max] 52.6±4.4 ml·kg-1·min-1) were provided daily with 2 liters of placebo normal water (PLA, pH 7.6, oxidation/reduction potential [ORP] +230 mV, free hydrogen content 0 ppb) or HRW (pH 9.8, ORP -180 mV, free Hydrogen 450 ppb). Tests were performed at baseline and after each period of two weeks of treatment. The treatments were counter-balanced and the sequence randomized. The 30-min intermittent cycling trial consisted in ten 3-min blocks, each one composed by 90 sec at 40% V̇ O2max, 60 sec at 60% V̇ O2max, 16 sec all out sprint, and 14 sec active recovery. Oxygen uptake (V̇ O2), heart rate and power output were measured during the whole test, while mean and peak power output (PPO), time to peak power and fatigue index (FI) were determined during all the 16 sec sprints. Lactate, pH and bicarbonate [HCO3-] concentrations were determined at rest and after each sprint on blood obtained by an antecubital vein indwelling catheter.
In the PLA group, PPO in absolute values decreased significantly at the 8th and 9th of 10 sprints and in relative values, ΔPPO, decrease significantly at 6th, 8th and 9th of 10 sprints (by mean: -12±5%, p<0.006), while it remained unchanged in HRW group. Mean power, FI, time to peak power and total work showed no differences between groups. In both conditions lactate levels increased while pH and [HCO3-] decreased progressively as a function of the number of sprints.
Two weeks of HRW intake may help to maintain PPO in repetitive sprints to exhaustion over 30 minutes.
Ian: I’ve now seen many people, both athletes and non-athletes benefit from daily drinking of hydrogen rich water. Personally I use water from my hydrogen infusing UltraStream water ionizer, plus a I LOVE H2 tablet in a sealed bottle to maximise H2 concentration.
For first time visitors, we make the UltraStream, a hydrogen-infusing water filter. We don’t sell molecular hydrogen.. just a simple device to infuse it into superbly filtered alkaline water – right at your home sink.
But.. we love to receive these new scientific report on the effects of using molecular hydrogen, and the total is now around 700. These two reports received today are impressive – to say the least!
Here’s a quote from the first report:
“Hydrogenized water increased dose-dependent SIRT1 gene expression. Hydrogenized water also increased telomerase activity (an anti-aging biomarker in HUVEC cells) up to 148% when cells were treated with media containing 25% hydrogenized water formula. Increased
telomerase activity caused by hydrogenized water may be able to protect telomeres from degradation, suggesting the possible use of hydrogenized water in therapeutic interventions of age-related diseases.”
And the second report, which talks about inhales molecular hydrogen is equally impressive as a method of allaying the effects of the return of blood after resuscitation from a stroke.
“Inhalation treatment with hydrogen gas protects against neurological damage in a rat model of cardiac arrest, increasing the likelihood of survival and recovery, find researchers at Keio University and Nippon Medical School in Japan.
Many patients who survive cardiac arrest remain at increased risk of death. “Neurological dysfunction, cardiac damage and systemic inflammation can contribute to their ultimate demise,” explains Motoaki Sano, a cardiologist at Keio University. The stress from the one-two punch of oxygen deprivation and subsequent sudden restoration of blood stimulates the production of damaging molecules known as reactive oxygen species. These trigger inflammation and create regions of damaged tissue known as infarcts in the brain and other organs.”
All I can say is THANK YOU Big Kahuna for bringing molecular hydrogen into my life.
Inflammation, inflammation, inflammation: it’s everywhere on the net and used to sell millions of dollars worth of supplements. We are proud of the anti-inflammation properties of I LOVE H2, our molecular hydrogen supplement, but are ready to admit that diet always come first as our preferred health strategy. So we were excited to read that real science rather than marketing has narrowed down our food choices to the best anti inflammation foods on the planet.
A menu against inflammation
A few common foods may help rein in the chronic inflammation that contributes to so many diseases. A new study by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease found that the polyphenols in onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea and acai berries may be key to fighting the swelling.
To hone in on which foods might be most helpful in halting inflammation, scientists tested 31 polyphenols and six polyphenol combinations to see how they affected T-cells in the blood.
T cells are a type of white blood cell that circulates throughout our bodies, scanning for cellular abnormalities. Through cell-signaling molecules called cytokines, they call in the troops—other cells—when they find a problem that needs help. Prior to the study, little was known about the relative potency of different polyphenols in modulating cytokine release, according to a University of Liverpool release about the research.
University of Liverpool’s Sian Richardson, a co-author of the study, said: “The results of our study suggest that (poly)phenols derived from onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea and açai berries may help reduce the release of pro-inflammatory mediators in people at risk of chronic inflammation. Older people are more susceptible to chronic inflammation and as such they may benefit from supplementing their diets with isorhamnetin, resveratrol, curcumin and vanillic acid or with food sources that yield these bioactive molecules.”
Ian: I agree with everything this study concludes. personally, however, I use I LOVE H2 for its anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anti allergenic, anti apoptotic and cell signalling support properties. All in one effervescent tablet.
The results were published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Recent research has also suggested that vitamin D may be a part of a powerful strategy to reduce chronic inflammation and the related risk of disease.
Let’s talk about high blood pressure..and why chronic dehydration is seen by many experts the root of high blood pressure.
What is the common why to treat high blood pressure? Medication! For many people it does help drop their blood. But WHY do we have HBP? Have we addressed the root of the problem (chronic dehydration) or only masked it?
Over time there’s a high possibility that side effects of blood pressure medication may affect other organs.
People with high blood pressure on any form of blood pressure medication need to understand how dangerous high blood pressure is and what it will do to your body over time.
You don’t need to be a doctor to find out the root of your problem. It’s water. Or rather, the lack of it. To take it a little further. GOOD water.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and blood Institute high blood pressure (HBP) can lead to coronary heart disease,heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and more health problems.
“Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways.
If you are a victim of this, you’re in a very big club. About 1 in 3 adults in the United States has HBP. The condition itself has few signs or symptoms. You may have it for years without knowing it. During this time HBP my be quietly degenerating your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of your body.
Blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time. It lowers as you sleep and rises when you wake up. Blood pressure also rises when you’re excited, nervous, or active. If your numbers stay above normal most of the time, you may be at risk. Risk grows as blood pressure numbers rise. “Prehypertension” means you may end up with HBP.
If you’re being treated for HBP and have repeat readings in the normal range, your blood pressure is under control, but you still have the condition. You should see your doctor and follow your treatment plan to keep your blood pressure under control.
Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Following a healthy lifestyle helps some people delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure.
People who have HBP can take steps to control it and reduce their risk for related health problems. Key steps include following a healthy lifestyle, having ongoing medical care, and following your treatment plan.
But.. we mentioned water. What does that have to do with it?
CAN INSUFFICIENT WATER CAUSE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?
Absolutely. Think of cooking Porridge.
You have ample water in the pot. Once the oatmeal is cooked, you can turn the pot upside down and the oatmeal will run out of the pot. Why? Because gravity is strong enough to pull the oatmeal from the pot.
Put too little water in the pot when cooking the oatmeal, the oatmeal will not run out of the pot when you turn it upside down.
Why? Because gravity is not strong enough to pull the thick oatmeal from the pot.
This is what happens when you don’t drink enough water and end up dehydrated. When you don’t drink enough water, you don’t have enough water in your blood – causing your blood to become too thick.
When the heart squeezes and pushes the thick blood up into the aorta, the blood has to fall down out of the aorta where the aorta bends. This is the equivalent of turning the pot of oatmeal upside down.
There is an intrinsic link between chronic hypertension, renal (kidney) failure, dehydration and a deficiency of alkjaline minerals. The real irony is that pharmaceutical medications to treat high blood pressure may further exacerbate dehydration and mineral loss in the body, which contributes to and in many cases causes renal dysfunction and sets up pictures for heart disease and congestive heart failure.
Water and alkaline electrolytes are absolutely two of the most critical components of normal, physiological function. Without a correct balance of fluid and electrolytes, the cells of our body lack the essential electrical conductivity necessary for cellular energy production. When fluid retention (A.K.A. oedema) accompanies hypertension, it is a primary indicator of intracellular fluid loss, and an accumulation of extracellular tissue fluids.
Oedema has very damaging effects upon cellular function because it damages and impedes the electronegative colloidal properties of body fluids.
Blood pressure medications, such as thiazide are diuretics. Diuretics deplete the body of alkaline potassium and magnesium, two critical electrolytes which maintain normal blood pressure and cellular function.
So what can you do?
1. Ensure you drink sufficient water.
2. Ensure you are getting sufficient alkaline electrolytes.
There is growing evidence that molecular hydrogen, the smallest, most common element in the world may assist blood pressure problems. This study is one of over 700 studies into the effects of H2, covering over 150 disease conditions.
This story highlights the crossover diagnosis that I am hearing about more often. And it’s exacerbated by the prevailing attitude of the established medical fraternity to Lyme disease. The US is ahead of us here in Australia where it’s not even considered a ‘real’ disease. So I was not surprised at this article about Kris Kristofferson.
Six years ago I was suffering all of the symptoms of early onset Alzheimers. I won’t detail my experience, but if anyone is interested it’s all in the video below.
I have a closer friend whose partner suffered as much through the misdiagnosis of her Lyme’s disease as she did from the disease. Spending over $100,000 with various practitioners, but traditional and alternative, she went through a living hell not only of disease but also of the feeling of complete loss of control as diagnosis after diagnosis failed her.
We eventually gave her a bottle of I LOVE H2. She was a fitness fanatic, but of course in her state she was not even capable of her reputation as ‘The runner” that she had earned at the gym with her marathon treadmill sessions.
She’s back and running today. We can’t claim to be a part of her healing because I LOV E H2 is simple a sports supplement, but what we can say was that when she came in to see us, we just didn’t recognise this beautiful, glowing new woman.
Here’s a comment I just received from my friend, her partner on this article.
“Thanks for that Ian. Until my partner was clinically diagnosed as having Lyme Disease she simply thought she was “losing it” emotionally, mentally and physically. It’s so easy to classify a person with all these weird symptoms and expressions as simply hyperchondriac, especially because of the amount of anxiety, depression and endless fatigue that come with such a shut down of the endocrine system.”
Things more incredibly fast in scientific circles today.
In 2007 only one report on the benefits of molecular hydrogen was published in the Western scientific press.
Today over 700 studies and reports on molecular hydrogen have been published.
Studies are in three forms; in vitro (test tube based) animal and human. Human studies are of course far more costly to do, and so only products with large scale commercial potential attract the funding for this form of study.
For a non-scientific person looking for help with a health condition, the internet has opened up a huge opportunity – and a challenge. We can now delve into any study to our hearts’ content. But we have no understanding of how to assess what studies are relevant or important to our health condition. So we ‘do our best’ – aware (or not) that whatever we take notice of, is subject to our own lack of education.
This also applies to the many studies of the therapeutic properties of H2. A perfect example is a study performed on rats to test the effeI always look to the last few lines of the abstract, and in this case it showed a clear result:
“Thus, continuous consumption of hydrogen water reduces oxidative stress in the brain, and prevents the stress-induced decline in learning and memory caused by chronic physical restraint. Hydrogen water may be applicable for preventive use in cognitive or other neuronal disorders.”
Now.. what can we do with a conclusion like that if we are not scientists? Imagine for a moment your closed relation suffering early onset Alzheimers’. Like cancer, people will look at any alternative. It’s a rat study, not a human study, so what is its relevance? And if it seems relevant what would it take for you to decide on trying H2?
For instance, would this extract from the study persuade you?
“We examined learning and memory ability using the passive avoidance test. Mice instinctively prefer a dark compartment; however, if an electric shock is given in the dark compartment, the mice are normally reluctant to reenter it.
At 1 or 2 weeks after restraint stress, the memory of the electric shock tended to be lost in mice provided with control degassed water.
On the other hand, mice that were provided with hydrogen water ad libitum showed a trend toward improved learning and memory .
Six-week restraint stress significantly impaired learning and memory in mice consuming no hydrogen water, whereas consuming hydrogen water ad libitum significantly ameliorated or prevented the cognitive impairment induced by restraint stress . In particular, more mice (fourfold) stayed in the light section for more than 300 s than control group without hydrogen . On the other hand, consumption of hydrogen water did not improve the cognitive ability when no stress was provided .”
Or how about this?
“When restraint stress was applied for 6 weeks, consuming hydrogen water ad libitum significantly prevented or restored the decline in recognition and memory.”
“Thus, it is possible that during the exposure to physical restraint stress continuous consumption of hydrogen water reduced oxidative stress in the brain, resulting in the improvement of adult neurogenesis or the stimulation of neural proliferation, leading to the prevention of the decline in learning and memory. This is the first report showing a benefit of drinking hydrogen water. Thus, we propose that hydrogen water is applicable as preventive treatment by reducing oxidative stress.’
Is there more? Yes, but not enough. On the Molecular hydrogen Foundation’s website, Dr Jiangang Long, PhD, reports:
‘We are engaged in exploring mitochondrial metabolism under physiological and pathological conditions, and pursuing the mitochondrion-targeted molecules to improve mitochondrial function and maintain mitochondrial homeostasis damaged during neurodegeneration and nutritional imbalance.
Since the discovery of the antioxidant effect of H2 in 2007, we recently identified the beneficial effects of H2 on mitochondrial respiratory capacity and phase 2 enzymes activation. Therefore, we considered that H2 acts as a “mitochondrial nutrient”, which will be very promising molecule in preventing and treating age-related disease and metabolic syndromes.”
So.. my question is whether this would be enough for you to try molecular hydrogen?
No study has yet identified any side effects, so it would appear to be relatively safe. But I am sure we will never see it on the shelf of a Walgreen’s.
In the fitness world, inflammation often gets bad press. It is perceived as an enemy of the body simply because when we are inflamed we’ve usually experienced some form of injuries and chronic pain. It’s certainly true that inflammation can be associated with almost about every major health problem we have in medicine today.
So… when people talk of inflammation that they immediately think of it as the bad guy..
This really isn’t the case.
We actually need a healthy amount of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is evidence of an active response to injury or illness by your immune system. Its function is to remove cellular debris from the site of damage and facilitate repair.
Like everyone, you’ve been injured, so your truth is that the injured area becomes stiff and sore. Your body can’t actually speak, so its way of telling you to be gentle on yourself is to limit range of motion in the affected area to prevent further damage. The body is applying its own version of a “splint” to allow it time to heal. Increased inflammation isn’t bad – it’s a part of your healing process.
It’s important not to upset this process by the body so that it can do the job properly.
Right now there’s quite a debate about the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method. It’s been around in sports therapy for a long time simply because there have been a tremendous amount of studies that show that chilling an area after injury can help it by slowing up the ‘healing process’. Ice slows blood flow, and also slows down inflammation response.
We end up taking on seemingly ‘logical’ methods that, while look good on paper, aren’t really ideal for what we are trying to accomplish. When we are injured, we need inflammation to do its job to heal that area, assist in getting the area mobile again, increasing blood flow, so that the healing process is sped up. But.. we don’t consult our own body about the strategy, do we? If we did it’d most likely:
Go Away and let me get on with my time-proven healing system!
Inflammation is not ‘bad’. It has many positive benefits. The real issue with inflammation is preventing it becoming chronic. This is when inflammation starts creating problems in our lives.
Much exercise creates what is terms by sports scientists as ‘micro trauma’ at the cellular level. We mortals call it muscular damage.
When this happens there’s a repair process that does involve an inflammatory response. Its purpose is a positive one that we should try to accept. It helps to promote healing and it is a part of the process of helping your muscles get stronger, and more ready for future training sessions. Actually, it’s often a stated goal of training regimens. This is the mild form of inflammation, and many of us feel it after exercise. It’s a component that helps us avoid more soreness from future training sessions. Most of us understand the process. It’s a part of the adaptation principle to stresses or demands on our body. In this way we can see the healthy inflammation response as something we can welcome in order to get stronger, faster, and more prepared for future training sessions.
This is a good thing… but chronic inflammation is something very different.
Chronic inflammation occurs when we managed to cause either too much damage at the cellular level, or we have created repetitive stress in a particular joint or soft tissue. Go crazy in the gym and do four times as much work as you usually do and can’t walk right for days and days after. That’s a good way to get chronic inflammation.
Excessive muscle soreness can seriously compromise our performance – just because we can’t actually stand the pain. One study of runners experiencing severe delayed onset muscle soreness showed running performance was reduced by as much as three percent. It may not look like a lot, but when over the entire lifetime of a runner’s performance lifespan their economy is only reduced on average by about 10 percent, that’s a significant amount.
So.. a bit of soreness isn’t much to worry about. It’s part of our natural adaptation to a new body stressor. However, a significant degree of soreness that changes movement patterns means that the joints will end up moving in ways to protect the injured area and create an environment for more injuries or problems.
Ok. So where does that leave us? For me, at age 69, my running days are over and I can amass enough pain and stiffness from a day in the garden. I have found two things to be very, very helpful, to the point that s long as I remember them, I am up bright and early the next day ready for another round of weed pulling.
I have two golden rules” Drink enough water – obviously my alkaline hydrogen rich water.. and I boost that with a small bottle of the same water plus two I LOVE H2 tablets dissolved in the same water, so I am getting a real ‘hit’ of H2.
And why am I so confident of this strategy? Well it works for me, but if you care to take a closer look at the amazing science of molecular hydrogen you’ll see that just one of its many health supporting properties is support for our natural inflammation cycle. In short, it supercharges my perfectly normal and healthy inflammation response and so shortens the time it takes to do the job I’ve set it with my previous day’s exertions.
More on my water here
More on I LOVE H2 here
All the science here
Alzheimer’s disease may cause us to forget faces, where we left familiar objects… even where we are… because our brains cannot find where we put those memories!
At least that’s what a new study suggests.
The study, reported in Nature1, challenges the assumption that Alzheimer’s prevents the brain from making new memories. It also suggests that brain stimulation may temporarily improve memories in early stages of the disease.
This new research enhances earlier work by lead author Susumu Tonegawa, a neuroscientist, and his colleagues at MIT in Cambridge. Last year, they showed that in certain types of amnesia, memories were stored but could not be retrieved2.
It’s hard to detect what is a stored and what is a retrieved memory . The only way to test a memory is to ask a patient to recall it.
Memories can be manipulated in mice, so Tonegawa and colleagues tested their theory using two strains of mice with mutations in genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
These mice develop amyloid protein clusters, or plaques, in their brains and eventually lose their memories — just like humans. The team were able to demonstrate this memory loss by placing the mice in a box in which they received an electric shock. (Ouch) Normal mice learned to fear the box, but the mutant mice did n’t. They had no memory of being shocked.
The researchers engineered the mutant mice to make a light-sensitive protein in neurons in the part of the brain that encodes short-term memories. Then they placed the mice back into the box, shining a light onto the animals’ brains to force the modified neurons to fire. This caused the mice to recall the memory of being shocked, and the animals froze — suggesting that the memory had been encoded in the first place. And yet… the next day, the mice had again forgotten their fear of the box.
Next, the scientists pulsed the light, mimicking a process that occurs naturally as a memory is accessed repeatedly over time. This strengthened the connections between the hippocampus and another brain region called the entorhinal cortex, a connection that serves as long-term memory storage. With the memories now firmly embedded, the mice remembered to be afraid of the box, even when the light was off.
Can you get what this means? It means that the memories seemingly obliterated by Alzheimers may not be.
When the team dissected the mouses’ brains, they found that the pulsing stimulation had created new connections between the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex — connections that are lost as Alzheimer’s disease progresses. Don’t get too excited yet.. the researchers expect that the technique may only work for a few months in mice, or two to three years in humans, before the disease erases any gains.
This theory about how Alzheimer’s affects the brain agrees with symptoms seen in patients. Our hippocampus appears to be particularly vulnerable to the ravages of Alzheimer’s, so a person with the disease first forgets new memories, like where he left his car. As Alz worsens, more of the brain is destroyed, causing us to forget long-term information such as family members’ names.
“It’s a beautifully executed study,” says Itzhak Fried, a neurosurgeon at the University of California Los Angeles. But he cautions that the findings may not translate to human brains, because mice do not develop amyloid plaques in the same way as humans do. And… it’s impossible to test whether the memory-retrieval hypothesis holds true in humans, because researchers haven’t worked out how to stimulate human brains using light.
Yet another study that tells us that care of the brain is perhaps our most important self-health regimen. My own experience with what looked starkly like early onset Alzheimers came unbidden and -I have to admit – not because I was in any way abusing my brain. I wasn’t taking drugs, drank very moderately.. I was (at that time) vegetarian, so the only possible culprit I can think of is carbs and sugar.
I have learned a great deal since I posted our Coconut Oil Video almost a million views ago. I’ve learned that I am still susceptible. If I go ‘off the rails’ and indulge in either sugar or carbs, it takes only a couple of days before words seem to disappear from my vocabulary and I get ‘foggy’. We use coconut oil in all our cooking so I am still getting plenty, but the carb/sugar effect is clear. I’m also taking H2 every day in water in the form of our I LOVE H2 tablets, mainly because of another study using H2 on Alzheimers.
It appears from the study that H2 that “It is also suggested that the major findings of this study is that hydrogen rich saline was able to improve long-term potentiation, learning, and memory most likely by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.”
Here’s a video of a discussion between myself and an old friend comparing notes on memory loss, coconut oil and H2. The studies are only mouse studies, but for me, with the constant reminder of memory loss – and possible worse – always close at hand, I’m happy to use everything I can to avert Alzheimers even when it’s only shown to be beneficial in some poor mousies.
We’ve been getting some amazing tales from people who’ve been using I LOVE H2 for training.
Better results, less post workout pain, faster, better, higher. But when this guy sent us his video of performance increase I wonder …
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Matt Gordon called us last week. He’s from Bunnan, NSW.
Matt’s 40 and prior to ordering his UltraStream, was constantly stiff and in pain, had a bloated belly and had, in his words, ‘one foot in the grave’.
He told us that he was on water from a plastic tank. In our experience plastic tanks greatly acidify collected rain water.
Although we know they are ‘approved’ for healthy drinking water, one cannot help but ask what it is that the plastic tank is giving off that is entering and acidifying his water.
Matt decided that he’s going ‘all out’ to change his health and is not only drinking UltraStream water but also using it to dissolve I LOVE H2 tablets.
Matt tell us he’s lost 20 kilo already without changing his diet, his stiffness and pain has gone. His energy levels have ‘gone through the roof’.
And.. his old dog was constantly in pain. Now he feeds him H2 water, he’s acting like his puppyhood has returned.
Now.. we have to point out that we are not suggesting that you will have the same effect. We also are legally bound to advise that if you are looking at any change to your health regimen that you should consult your health professional first. And.. I LOVE H2 tablets, which are a special pure form of magnesium that, when dissolved, infuse molecular hydrogen into the water, are imported as a sports supplement.
What single biological function has been essential to every living organism’s growth, health and advancement – and is more important than any other?
It’s called cell signalling; the ability for one cell in the body to ‘talk’ to another.
Now here’s another question for you. What biological process does one in every three pharmaceutical drugs attempt to assist?
Now there’s a link between today and our lifeforms all the way back to ‘slime’.
University of British Columbia researchers have identified a common ancestral gene. This gene’s function – cell signalling – enabled the evolution of advanced life over a billion years ago.
Found in all complex organisms, including plants and animals, it ‘encodes’ for a large group of enzymes known as protein kinases that enable cells to rapidly transfer information from one cell to another.
“If the duplications and subsequent mutations of this gene during evolution didn’t happen, then life would be completely different today,” said Steven Pelech, a professor in Division of Neurology in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. “The most advanced life on our planet would probably still be bacterial slime.”
Plants, animals, mushrooms and more all exist because they are made up of eukaryotic cells that are larger and far more complex than bacteria. Within these eukaryotic cells are hundreds of organelles that perform billions of diverse functions to keep them living, just as different organs do for the human body.
The new research, published this week in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, identified the gene that gave rise to protein kinases. On a cellular scale, these highly interactive signaling proteins play a role similar to the neurons in the brain by transferring information throughout the cell by a process known as protein phosphorylation.
This ability to transmit signals from one part of the cell to another not only enabled cells to become more complex internally, but also allowed cells to come together to form systems, paving the way for the evolution of intelligent life.
Research into these enzymes is obviously very important to medicine. There are more than 400 human diseases like cancer and diabetes linked to problems with cell signaling.
Disease occurs when a cell gets misinformed or confused.
Today about one-third of all pharmaceutical drug development is targeted at protein kinases. For more than 30 years, researchers have known that most protein kinases came from a common ancestor because their genes are so similar.
“From sequencing the genomes of humans, we knew that about 500 genes for different protein kinases all had similar blueprints,” said Pelech. “Our new research revealed that the gene probably originated from bacteria for facilitating the synthesis of proteins and then mutated to acquire completely new functions.”
Cell signalling has another ally which is most unlike any pharmaceutical drug. Molecular hydrogen is the subject of 700 scientific studies, over a 150+ range of disease conditions, and as well as been identified as a potential selective antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic, it has also been studies for its ability to assist cell signalling.
Why should we care? We have our cupboard full of pills and potions. Why should we try molecular hydrogen?
The secret lies in its nature. H2 – molecular hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, made up of two of the smallest atoms in the universe. This gives it unique properties that place it in a class of its own. Firstly, its size means the once in the body it has the ability to pass through nay part of the body, including bone, muscle, even into the mitochondria within a single cell. Secondly, it is a simple molecule. What it does – it’s shouldn’t do. Pharma giants are shaking their heads in disbelief at the results users are claiming – results normally reserved for expensive and complex formulated drugs. In truth, at this stage of research, no-one knows why it has so many therapeutic effects, but the results are certainly obvious in the studies.
Want to learn more? Check this slide show prepared by Erica Whisson, Alkaway’s inhouse naturopath.
And.. if you’d like to try molecular hydrogen for yourself, here’s two ways.
The UltraStream I LOVE H2
Feel free to Download this new Molecular hydrogen scientific report.
It’s an overall summary of how molecular hydrogen rich water is helping humans and animals. If you’ve been wondering if molecular hydrogen was ‘just another wonder supplement’, here today and gone tomorrow, it’s well worth a read.
And if you haven’t get seen the video of Molecular Hydrogen Foundation Founder, Tyler Lebaron talking up a storm about it, check it here.
This excellent blog post by Dr Sircus confirms our observation that molecular hydrogen is THE biggest advance in accessible health this century.
Yes, we know that sounds like aggrandizement but we say it because we’ve seen enough of the benefits from the use of the humble H2.
He says (and we agree)
“It is very revealing that it is not the high pH alkaline water that provides health benefits but the molecular hydrogen – but only if the ionizer electrodes are brand new or perfectly free of scale and you drink the water right away. Otherwise, the H2 will outgas quite quickly. In other words, the hydroxide ion (OH-) is NOT responsible for most of the positive effects observed when drinking alkaline ionized water. The active antioxidant is dissolved molecular hydrogen (H2). The highest quality lower cost ionizer from a reputable company offers a sizable discount if you mention who referred you.
Not all ionizers make sufficient H2 to be considered even “low level,” in terms of hydrogen concentration, as the electrolytic plates become scaled or fouled, they stop make H2 completely. Importantly, the ionizer above is one of the few that reverses the electrodes for cleaning whenever the unit has not been used for 6 hours to make sure the hydrogen concentration is constantly as high as possible. Unless ionizers have a self-cleaning feature to prevent scale and impurities from coating the electrolysis plates, the H2 concentration drastically reduces in a short time. If one is in doubt, it is good to measure the amount of hydrogen with a test kit available from www.h2bluetestkit.com
The Molecular Hydrogen Foundation says, “The hydrogen gas concentration from water ionizers various significantly from less than 0.05 ppm to over 2.5 ppm depending on source water, flow rate, design, and cleanliness of the electrodes. Importantly alkaline water ionizers were developed decades before it was known of the therapeutic importance of molecular hydrogen, thus these units were optimized for alkaline pH not high dissolved hydrogen concentration. Typically, at normal flow and normal source water the concentration of H2 from an alkaline water ionizer is around 0.1 ppm to 0.7 ppm. By running the water very slowly, these machines may increase the molecular hydrogen concentration.”
This quite amazing video from a doctor is worth looking at. He talks of a product called H2BEV which is a premixed hydrogen enriched water in a bottle. Technology has moved on somewhat from this with both our UltraStream and our I LOVE H2 effervescent tabs. And yes, we will look after you if you mention this article!
Scientists have discovered a new way information may be traveling throughout the brain. The team has identified slow-moving brainwaves it says could be carried only by the brain’s gentle electrical field, a mechanism previously thought to be incapable of spreading neural signals altogether. (I’ll tell you why I think this is important at the end of this article.)
Dominique Durand, professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University says “Researchers have thought that the brain’s endogenous electrical fields are too weak to propagate wave transmission, But it appears the brain may be using the fields to communicate without synaptic transmissions, gap junctions or diffusion.”
What led Durand and her team of researchers to this conclusion was the recording of neural spikes traveling too slowly to be carried by conventional means, indicating something else was at play. They claim that the only possible explanation for the passage of information in this way was the presence of a weak electrical field.
The team tested its theory both by way of computer modeling and observing activity in the hippocampus of a mouse brain, the central region associated with memory and spatial navigation. While the electrical field was weak, with an amplitude of around 2.6 mV/mm, the team found that beginning with one cell or a group of cells, the field was able to stimulate neighboring neurons which in turn stimulated their neighboring neurons. This resulted in a spread of signals throughout the brain at a rate of around 10 cm per second.
By blocking the electrical field and increasing the distance between the cells in the computer model, the team found they could slow down the speed of the wave. This furthered their belief that the mild electrical field is in fact behind the propagation of these type of brain signals.
“Others have been working on this phenomena for decades, but no one has ever made these connections,” says Steven J. Schiff, director of the Center for Neural Engineering at Penn State University, who was not involved in the study. “The implications are that such directed fields can be used to modulate both pathological activities, such as seizures, and to interact with cognitive rhythms that help regulate a variety of processes in the brain.”
The research team says that the newly unearthed mechanism could be behind the spread of neural signals such as sleep and theta waves (those associated with memory formation during sleep), along with epileptic seizure waves, all of which travel at around 1 m per second. They are now exploring what part, if any, they play in epilepsy and regular brain function. If a role is established, they will seek to uncover what information the fields are carrying and where exactly they begin.
The research was published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Ian: I have become very interested in cell signalling since I realised that perhaps the most valuable benefit of molecular hydrogen is in its ability to support cell signalling. For those of us not yet aware, cell signalling is what happens millions of times a minute in the supercomputer we call the body. It’s the process where one element of the body wants to ‘tell’ another part of the body something, e.g. ‘Move my left leg’. Contemplating this will soon lead you to a realisation of the massive number of messages our body processes along with the infinite complexity of organising this process of cell signalling.
I recently turned 69 and I drink my Ultrastream hydrogen infused water every day, but to ‘up’ the H2 concentration, I first pour it from my UltraStream into a 350ml bottle, to the top, ad 2 x I LOVE H2 tablets that dissolve and release more hydrogen, so I have what some may call a ‘megadose’ of infused H2. I know from study and experience that the higher the concentration of H2 in my water, the more effect it has on my body.
How do I feel? Sharp as a tack. I work hard here at the AlkaWay office every day, and I do attribute that (at my age) to the effect molecular hydrogen has on my internal super computer.
This report came in just yesterday on the possible danger of taking Warfarin.
“Emergency physicians might want to check to see if patients with diabetes who come into the hospital after falls or other events are taking warfarin. People who take this common drug for type 2 diabetes may be at risk for serious drug interactions if they add the blood thinner to the mix. Researchers report that patients who take a class of diabetes drug called sulfonylureas experienced a higher incidence of hospitalizations and emergency department visits for falls, confusion, hypoglycemia, and insulin shock.”
Here’s that link again.
It interested me because I remembered Sang Whang, author of Reverse Aging discovering alkaline ionized water after being prescribed warfarin. He subsequently gave up all medications (Not that we are recommending this, mind!)
“A team from the University of California in Los Angeles found that warfarin intensifies the effects of the sulfonylureas and cause blood sugar levels to plummet. The effect is that patients seem drunk, light-headed, and confused – and at risk for falls and injuries as well as insulin shock.”
And only now, after 14 years on the water ourselves, have we learned that what was most likely to be supporting Sang Whang’s successful move away from his prescribed medications was the molecular hydrogen in the water.
Erica Whisson, our inhouse naturopath, collaborated with biochemist Tyler LeBaron, principal of the Molecular Hydration Foundation to produce this condensed introduction to the benefits of H2. In it you’ll find reference and links to scientific studies on the effects of molecular hydrogen on diabetes.
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A new scientific study of oral H2 shows that it may be a good way to alleviate opioid-induced pain and also a little-known pain caused by light touch, called mechanical allodynia.
It is just one more of the more than 500 studies (and growing fast) on the effects of molecular hydrogen as a therapy.
For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics.
Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics, but now scientists have also found it “lurking” in the world of physics, when using quantum mechanics to compare the energy levels of a hydrogen atom.
Why is that exciting? Well, it reveals an incredibly special and previously unknown connection between quantum physics and maths.
“I find it fascinating that a purely mathematical formula from the 17th century characterises a physical system that was discovered 300 years later,” said one of the lead researchers, Tamar Friedmann, a mathematician at the University of Rochester in the US.
Hey, me Too. Freaky!
The discovery was made when Carl Hagen, a particle physicist at the University of Rochester, was teaching a class on quantum mechanics and explaining to his students how to use a quantum mechanical technique known as the ‘variation principle’ to approximate the energy states of a hydrogen atom.
While comparing these values to conventional calculations, he noticed an unusual trend in the ratios. He asked Friedmann to help him work out this trend, and they quickly realised that it was actually a manifestation of the Wallis formula for pi – the first time it had even been derived from physics.
“We weren’t looking for the Wallis formula for pi. It just fell into our laps,” said Hagen. “It was a complete surprise,” added Friedmann. “I jumped up and down when we got the Wallis formula out of equations for the hydrogen atom.”
Since 1655 there have been plenty of proofs of Wallis’s formula, but all have come from the world of mathematics, and the new results have people freaking out. The results have been published in the Journal of Mathematical Physics.
“This almost seems like magic,” writes maths contributor Kevin Knudson for Forbes. “That a formula for π is hidden inside the quantum mechanics of the hydrogen atom is surprising and delightful.”
“Nature had kept this secret for the last 80 years,” said Friedmann. “I’m glad we revealed it.”
We just can’t help but wonder what other secret connections are lurking between quantum mechanics and pure mathematics.
Ian: And when we find out, what the hell we are going to do with it?
For years now I’ve had a piece of ‘knowledge in my head that has made me prey to all sorts of woo woo cures.
It’s the idea that our telomeres in our DNA ‘shorten’ as we get older, and that this is the reason for ageing and decline. The ‘woo-woo’ cures were always using some new ‘technology’ or ‘technique’ either from Russia or Tibet that claimed to use quantum physics to restore telomere health. Of course it’s a complete load of BS but I always looked at the adverts because fixed in my mind was a picture of my trillions of little telomeres randomly dropping bits off their strings.
So today’s news is very good news to me. The big news is that there is a reason that bits drop off them and that reason is something I personally can address. You see, news from a team of experts from Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo is that INFLAMMATION is the cause of telomere destruction.
Why is that making me happy?
Because molecular hydrogen – the same H2 that our UltraStream adds to its pure water oputput, and according to published scientific studies, it’s a super efficient inflammation fighter. We are getting some great reports from users already (see our testimonials page).
In tablet form it’s classified as a sports supplement and Steve, our inhouse trainer swears by it. he plays two games of soccer each weekend and at age 45, he says he was never able to achieve this so easily.
There are some many books, studies and reports on the problem of inflammation. It’s already been linked as a precursor to many of our 5 star diseases – the ones that keep the Big Pharma industry so happy. It’s acknowledged as the big cause that no-one really takes much notice of, but just think; if the scientists are right, then H2 is the fabled ‘elixir of youth’.
When you’ve watched this, you’ll probably be eager to get more ‘HOW TO’ facts about the best way to use molecular hydrogen from Cassie and Ian here.
Gavin Dickinson is an old mate, even though he works for one of our competitors.
His Facebook page on H2 is a great resource, and this post of his prevented me from having to write our own. I have added our observations in his article in red.
Why is it so important to fill my container all the way leaving no space when I make H2 Tablets?
H2 Tablets create molecular hydrogen, which is a gas, so it wants to escape. When making H2 Tablets, we want the hydrogen gas driven into the water, so when we drink it, the H2 can do its magic in your body. So, if you leave air, guess where it goes? It goes into the headspace and the not the water. It is not a bad idea to actually fill it so that it very slightly overflows the top. So if you want maximum benefit, fill ‘er up! All the way!
What size / Type of container is best for making H2 Tablets?
There are definitely some things to look for when selecting a bottle to use for making your H2 Tablets.
Container Size: It is best to make H2 Tablets in a 16 ounce (475ml in metric. We actually use a Schweppes glass 300ml bottle with plastic cap) bottle. You can go larger, but you’ll just have to drink more!
Type: First and foremost, the bottle needs to be airtight. Any bottle that is made to hold carbonation is best; Glass Kombucha, Perrier or other sparkling water bottles work well. Screw-top aluminum also works. We have heard that due to its chemistry, aluminum optimizes the reaction somehow. (Aluminium is used in some Japanese hydrogen producing formulations) The higher grades of stainless are fine, as is glass. Plastic works but will not provide optimum results and have all the same concerns associated with plastics. Of all considerations, being airtight is most important.
Is there a difference between waiting 5 minutes and 20 minutes?
Assuming you have done everything else properly, typically the longer you wait, the more H2 is produced. So you will get more benefit!
Can I let H2 Tablets process for more than 20 minutes?
Again, assuming you have done everything else properly, typically the longer you wait, the more H2 is produced. So it is perfectly fine to allow H2 Tablets, to process for more than 20 minutes. Many people like to prepare the bottle the night before and then drink it in the morning. All things being equal, the concentration of hydrogen is likely higher; although if you are using a cheap single-use PET plastic bottle, it…will leak H2 the longer it’s in the bottle.
Can I add flavor to H2 Tablets?
Yes! In fact we recommend it! Lemon or essential oils like citrus or cinnamon are wonderful ways to add some pizazz. However, DO NOT add any flavoring agent at the beginning when making your hydrogen water, use only the water and the tablet per the instructions. Anything else will upset the delicate chemistry that takes place. Once the hydrogen reaction is complete (15-20 mins) and your water is at full saturation, you can add flavoring and enjoy! I add lime juice BEFORE adding the tablet. It acidifies the water which in turn makes for a better H2 conversion.
What is the black residue at the bottom of my container?
The black residue is simply magnesium that was not used up during the processing. It adheres like scaling calcium in hard water. It is harmless. It can be easily cleaned. It is easiest to clean after you have consumed your H2Viva by simply scrubbing it with a good brush. If you allow it to build up it becomes more difficult and we recommend softening it with some vinegar or something acidic and then scrubbing. If you add lemon or lime juice you will notice that there is much less residue.
Are the minerals in H2 Tablets organic or inorganic?
To address this question in the detail would require a few pages, but here is as brief as we can make it.
The fact is, all minerals are inorganic. The very definition of organic means that it contains carbon. Magnesium, Carbon, Oxygen and Hydrogen are all elements. Their respective chemical formulae are Mg, C, O and H. These elements can combine together to form molecules, such as sugar, with the chemical formula C6H12O6. Because this molecule of sugar has carbon, it is organic. Carbon is the building block of life. All living things are made out of carbon. Carbon is what makes up amino acids, and fats. Notice that water is H2O, so water itself is inorganic. Minerals found in food are often associated (chelated) with organic compounds like acids (e.g. citric acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, etc.), fats, and amino acids. Depending on the type of mineral (alkaline minerals, or transition metals), the interaction with these organic compounds may increase or decrease the bioavailability and absorption. They may alter the transport binding affinity, redox state of the metal, and interactions with other biomolecules.
Generally minerals (not metals where absorption is protein/redox-dependent) are best, and in many cases only, absorbed in their free cation state. In other words it is the inorganic form (magnesium ions) that are absorbed.Rest assured, the magnesium found in the water after it reacted is bioavailable, and easily absorbed and utilized by the cells. It is only a fraction of the DRI, and so there is no significant risk of using a few – or even more – tablets per day.
Are there any contraindications from ingesting H2?
No. I have noticed more free bowel movements.
Can you overdose on H2?
No. In fact some studies regarding specific disease models indicated that with H2, more is actually better. Any excess H2 simply escapes as a gas.
So if the H2 Tablets produce high levels of H2, then is “more better”?
There are studies of some specific disease models that indicate that with H2, more is actually better.
What is the cost per dose and the suggested dose per day?
H2 Tablets cost $1 per dose and the recommended daily dose is 2 tablets per day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon/early evening. The bottle is 60 tablets or a one-month supply. We have manyn people, myself included, using one tablet. I think that the better conversion facilitated by the lime juice means I’m getting more H2 than I’d have in plain water.
Can I get the same benefit from food grade hydrogen peroxide?
While popular in some health circles for many things from sterilizing drinking water to reputed therapeutic benefits for specific ailments, food grade hydrogen peroxide [H2O2] has no similarity to dissolved molecular hydrogen [H2]. Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizer and is used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant. Molecular hydrogen [H2] is a reducing agent/anti-oxidant.
Can H2 Tablets make you feel nausea?
If people are feeling sick in conjunction with H2 Tablets, it is much more likely to be a correlation and not causation. Regardless, there is no risk of toxicity by ingesting the small amount of magnesium. In fact it is good. Hydrogen gas is void of toxicity at levels significantly higher than what the tablet provides. Hydrogen doesn’t build up in the body, and any excess is just breathed out by the lungs. In some people, hydrogen gas appears to help alleviate constipation and may even promote loose stools, which can be considered a cleansing effect, which can produce symptoms including nausea.
Are H2 Tablets explosive or combustible?
No. Well. just don’t let water get into the bottle. Things will start happening. the tablets will begin to combust and heat will be the result.
Do H2 Tablets micro-cluster the water?
What are the ingredients in H2 Tablets?
A proprietary patent pending hydrogen formula. Other ingredients are magnesium, magnesium malate, magnesium fumarate 50mg. 10%.Mannitol, magnesium malate, magnesium, magnesium fumarate, malic acid, fumaric acid.
We talk a lot about the antioxidant capability of molecular hydrogen on this page.
Not only is it unique in selectively targeting the ‘baddie’ free radicals and leaving the ‘goodies’ alone, it also supports our natural antioxidant, glutathione. However.. I remind myself and anyone else interested in living longer that glutathione, our internal super-antioxidant needs one special mineral to be produced by our body. This mineral is selenium. and here’s where you get it.
That’s why I use molecular hydrogen every day. It powers up my glutathione ability, but I also make sure I’m eating selenium-rich foods.
Click each heading for more info…
|#1: Brazil Nuts||1917µg (2739% DV) per 100 grams||536.8µg (767% DV) per ounce (28 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Brazil Nuts|
|#2: Liver (Lambs)||116.1µg (166% DV) per 100 grams (Cooked)||98.7µg (141% DV) per 3 oz (Cooked – 85 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Liver|
|#3: Seafood (Oysters)||154µg (220% DV) per 100 grams (Cooked)||130.9µg (187% DV) per 3 oz (Cooked – 85 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Oysters|
|#4: Fish (Tuna)||108.2µg (155% DV) per 100 grams (Cooked)||92.0µg (131% DV) per 3 oz (Cooked – 85 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Fish|
|#5: Wheat Germ||79.2µg (113% DV) per 100 grams||91.1µg (130% DV) per cup (115 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Wheat Germ|
|#6: Sunflower Seeds||79.3µg (113% DV) per 100 grams||22.2µg (32% DV) per ounce (28 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Sunflower Seeds|
|#7: Bacon||65.1µg (93% DV) per 100 grams (Cooked)||5.9µg (8% DV) per rasher (9 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Bacon|
|#8: Chia Seeds||55.2µg (79% DV) per 100 grams||15.5µg (22% DV) per ounce (28 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Chia Seeds|
|#9: Oat Bran||45.2µg (65% DV) per 100 grams||42.5µg (61% DV) per cup (94 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Oat Bran|
|#10: Sesame Seeds||34.4µg (49% DV) per 100 grams||9.6µg (14% DV) per ounce (28 grams)||Click to see complete nutrition facts for Sesame Seeds|
(With thanks to http://www.healthaliciousness.com/)
Nathan recently ordered his own UltraStream, the water filter that purifies water plus alkalizes, plus adds molecular hydrogen. Learn much more here.
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And Nathan, we’re sending you a congratulatory bottle of I LOVE H2. It’s obviously working for you.