Molecular Hydrogen Inhalers: All You’ll Need to Know

Here at AlkaWay we've been into molecular hydrogen infused water for over 4 years.

We designed the UltraStream water filter to not only filter virtually all modern problem contaminants, but to also alkalize and infuse h2 into the final purified water.

We also worked to introduce the world's first dissolvable molecular hydrogen tablet. Cassie and I use these- and our UltraStream every day without fail.
We simply KNOW when we're down on hydrogen!

Recently, we've also been supplementing our H2 intake with a new method.
Inhaling molecular hydrogen is another way to access the benefits of H2 without the need to have it in water. Pundits may argue about which method is most effective, but in our view, there's a simple rule about molecular hydrogen.

More is Better!

You see, H2 is the smallest molecule in the known universe. It's difficult for us to envision what that really means, but try thinking of a Bumble Bee in the Grand Canyon and you'll get some idea of how H2 passes through the body.

It exists in a world of 99.999% space, only actually 'working' when it encounters another molecule it can unite with. If it finds no molecule in distress, it passes straight out our body.

You can't 'build up' hydrogen in the body like almost all other forms of health supplement. So it follows that higher input of H2 gives us more opportunity of a hydrogen molecule finding and uniting with (for instance) a nasty hydroxyl radical.. the ones that chews on our DNA.

Inhaling H2, therefore, is our way of increasing the amount of H2 we can have doing its good work in our body, our organs and our brain.

But it's useful to compare the amount we can get from an inhaler to, say, an electronic water ionizer, which gives around .8 ml per litre. (There's a thousand ml in a litre so it's eight tenths of a thousandth of a litre. meaning, if you drink 2 litres a day from your electric ionizer (assuming it has been recently cleaned) you'll be ingesting 1.6mg!

Sooo little, and still our bodies love it.
If you have one of our UltraStreams that produces around 1.1 mg/l, and you drink 8 glasses today (2L) you'll have ingested 2.2 mg.

So what about a Molecular Hydrogen Inhaler?

Well, they all output different amounts, and you get what you pay for in terms of H2 output.

I'm going to quote my friend in Mexico, Bernhard, who has been inhaling H2 for years. He'is also something of a pioneer, and you'll see his early experimental models on his website here.

Here's how Bernhard calculates output for his inhaler.

Firstly, let's state that the FDA, which has probably never even considered that molecular hydrogen may be anything but an explosive gas, says we shouldn't inhale at a rate of more than 4% of all gases we inhale. ( I suspect that they are worried someone may inhale so much that when they light a cigarette they may end up splattered on the wall! It won't happen because of the instant diffusion of H2 in inhalers )

OK? Back to Bernhard's calculations.

The normal inhalation volume of an adult is 5-8 Liters per minute,. This increases up to 12 liters when exercising.

Bernhard's hydroxy inhaler generates about 600ml of gas per minute. Hydroxy is a mixed gas. It's 2/3 hydrogen, 1/3 oxygen. AKA H2O!

In a worst case (least efficient) scenario, we can assume that we are exhaling half of the time. In most cases it's more like 1/3 inhalation and 2/3 exhalation.

Thus, in a worst case scenario the gas volumes inhaled are halved to 200 ml hydrogen and 100 ml oxygen. Now what does that mean in actual inhaled molecular hydrogen?
(Lets leave discussing the oxygen we're also getting until later.)

So what will a minute of inhalation of Bernhard's inhaler give us?

  • Normal at rest inhalation minimum: (0.2L / 5L )* 100 = 4 % hydrogen concentration (or, put another way, 4% of 5000 ml.)
  • Normal at rest inhalation maximum: (0.2L / 8L )* 100 = 2.5 % hydrogen concentration.
  • Athletic inhalation: (0.2L / 12L )* 100 = 1.6 % hydrogen concentration

Regardless of the volume inhaled, everyone gets 200 ml per minute. For adults, the limit to stay below the FDA's 4% is to use any hydrogen source with less than 600 ml of hydrogen gas per minute.

Now here's our comparison:

Electronic water ionizer supplying 8 glasses of 250ml a day (normal rate of water consumption for an adult)'will give you a maximum of 1.6mg H2.

One minute of an inhaler will deliver (at rest) 200 ml.
1 ml = 0.09 mg,
200 ml = 18 mg per minute.

One hour of sitting watching TV with an inhaler like Bernhard's will give you 60 x 200 ml = 12,000 ml.
That's 12 liters = 1,080 mg ingested!

And that. dear readers, is why I am using an inhaler. As I said earlier. The more the better!

Yes, yes, I know you want to know. What does it cost?

We've been doing quite a large scale product evaluation.

As usual, many newcomer entrepreneurs are snapping up every product they see just to be the first, but after 18 years and some er… less than good product experiences we just don't do that anymore.

It's too painful when we realize the product isn't going to deliver what we were promised.

So far we've looked at around a dozen inhalers, and actually tested five.
So what I tell you here is the result of that investigation and hands-on use of those five. We're also very lucky because after all that time in the 'biz' we have contacts and friends around the globe who have equal or better hands-on experience, so I maintain contact with these great people.

There are two technologies in use.

1. Alkaline Electrolyzer AE (hydroxy gas output)

Using electrolysis, (which the electric ionizers also use, but in a far less efficient way) these units output a mix of molecular hydrogen and pure oxygen.
They've been around for years and were originally conceived as an alternative to arc welders. The technology has been refined to simplicity, works perfectly and has easy maintenance. You add sodium hydroxide (a form of salt) only once. It stays in the reactor. It acts as a catalyst that permits a high current flow.
In normal operation, just add steam distilled de-ionized water, available at most hardware stores.

2. Proton Exchange Membrane PEM (hydrogen gas output)

Proton Exchange Membrane is a relatively new technology, firstly created in Korea and quickly copied in China. It outputs pure H2 only but in lesser volume than the hydroxy gas systems. It's also a quite new technology so it has had some teething problems.
It's the same technology you may have seen in the portable H2 water bottles.


Operation of both systems is similar. As long as you keep them supplied with pure water, they will happily output H2. To operate them you just turn them on. That's all. A cannula connected to the unit passes the H2 or H2/oxygen mix to your nose or a simple hose to a bottle or glass will infuse H2 into the water, ready to drink.
Simple. Effective. Painless.

How to Choose.

if you want proven technology, go for the hydroxy gas. If you're a bit of an adventurer and satisfied with lesser rates of H2, you may like to go for the PEM unit, in the awareness that it hasn't yet got the longevity history.
But if you're still concerned perhaps my notes on each device we've tested may assist.

1. Chinese PEM unit.

About the size of a desktop computer. Add water and turn on. I gave this to my dear sister who has lung cancer a year ago. She's still with us.I assisted a friend in South Australia to import the same one and he has had technical problems. The remoteness of China has made it hard for him to get support.
Cost about $2500

2. Chinese PEM unit 2.
I was given this one by an importer. It worked for about a month. The last time I used it, highly alkaline water came up the hose and burned my nose. I emptied the water tank and the water was dirty brown. After I filled it to test, it refused to work. Now resides in the shed awaiting a trip to the dump.
Cost about AU$650.

3. Australian Hydroxy Gas unit.

The Big and Beautiful

You've probably seen me talking to Jim, the maker of this unit. It's built with hospitals in mind. It's stainless throughout and I guess over designed in terms of home use. It's big and it;s heavy, but I think it will outlast me! It's also expensive, but I use it every night. I actually sleep with a cannula and I love it. The output is high, and I'm fiddling with the cannula hoses to see if we can both use it as we sleep.
Here's a link to a video of Jim and I discussing inhalers
Cost about AU$6500.
4. Taiwanese mini PEM unit.

This small fry punches above its weight in design and performance. You can only run it for an hour from a cold start, but I like it. It would be a good choice for a single person. Obviously, the output is far less that the big Australian, but it still outperforms a six thousand dollar water ionizer. The manufacturer isn't a big outfit and so like the Australian model low production runs means higher costs.
Costs about AU$2200

5. USA Hydroxy Gas Model

Coming soon to AlkaWay

There's one more that is in transit as I write. It's the same hydroxy gas unit my friend Bernhard uses and recommends. It's made in the USA and has a strong track record of success, reliability and recommendations. It's also about the size of a desktop computer, and from what Bernhard has said about his experience of it, promises to be a good option. Simply works. Cost around AU$2700.

Water |Inhale | Topical Applications
One of the reasons I was attracted to an inhaler was that I already have superb filtered water from our UltraStream. I wasn't trying to buy high level H2 and high level water filtration, and it has to be said that many vendors make the claim that you can have both, but when you look únder the hood', or delve into their test results, or ask for guarantees of performance, you'll find that they either give pretty poor H2 levels or pretty poor filtration capability – or both.

So if you were persuaded to invest in a $6000 water ionizer, well.. I'm sorry, but this is a far better way to get what we regard as the raison détre for investing in the first place: the best possible access to molecular hydrogen!

With a gas generator you have access to a lot of hydrogen. You can do more than make gallons of water and inhale the gas. Application of the gas topically may remove muscle pains, skin diseases and heal wounds. Spray the hydrogen water in your face for a lucid skin appearance – or for that matter everywhere on your body. Bathe your hands and feet in the water.

Splurge. Experiment. Enjoy.

Where are we at with it all?

You can order any of the units we like from us now.
We have not yet imported them in volume so there will be a wait of up to a month for the manufacturers to despatch our orders. They aren't listed on the website yet.
To learn more, email Michael, our Help Desk Genie here.

And if you're overseas, click into to your local AlkaWay website and ask for help. Tell them I send you!
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