Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects that specifically target the most harmful free radicals. It works primarily by improving and optimizing the redox status of the cell when needed.
As a result, one sees improvements in superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione levels.
Not only does hydrogen selectively reduce the most toxic radicals, but it can help prevent an excess which becomes toxic of the free radicals from being produced in the 1st place. This is a very powerful prevention mechanism.
H2 also activates the Nrf2 pathway when needed.
Nrf2 is a transcription factor that, when activated, goes into the cell’s nucleus and binds to the antioxidant response element in the DNA. It then induces the transcription of further cytoprotective enzymes such as glutathione and several others.
A landmark paper on molecular hydrogen came out in Nature Medicine in Y 2007, showing 2% hydrogen gas was effective at preventing brain damage from ischemia reperfusion and, as an antioxidant, has powerful therapeutic applications.
Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, and is neutral and nonpolar, which is why its bio-availability is so great. It does not dissociate into its electrons and protons when dissolved in water, so it will not alter the pH of water or your body and has nothing to do with the alkaline water concept.
To learn more about the details of how molecular hydrogen works check this Video:
According to the expert in the science, bio-chemist Tyler LeBaron, more than 1,400 peer-reviewed scientific publications have collectively demonstrated that H2 has therapeutic potential in over 170 different human and animal disease models.
In fact, hydrogen is shown to benefit virtually every organ of the human body, and the reason for this is because hydrogen actually targets and mitigates the root causes of inflammation and oxidation.
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