"Hydrogen Gas Is What I believe is the most exciting and profoundly effective antioxidant" Dr.Mercola
What is Molecular Hydrogen
Molecular Hydrogen is simply two hydrogen atoms that are bonded together. It is the prime antioxidant in the body and the smallest know element in our universe and is able to easily access every cell in the body even when it has no blood supply. It is also a source of fuel having no toxic by product and has 3 times more energy than gasoline, so not only it is an antioxidant in the body it gives us energy.
Approximately 62% of all the molecules in your body are hydrogen and the air we breath contains only 0.0005%. In contrast, 24 % of our body’s molecules are oxygen and the air we breath is 21% oxygen.
Our main source of Hydrogen are fresh fruits and vegetables, animal proteins, and fats that store hydrogen and through digestion our intestines absorbs the hydrogen.
How Does H2 Target Free Radicals
Hydrogen acts a selective antioxidant and only targets the harmful free radicals in the body and the hydroxyl radical is the most harmful to attack our vital structures as our DNA, lipids, and proteins. As expected the hydroxyl radical plays a major destructive role in more than 70 diseases including cancer, blood vessel diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc.
When Hydrogen bond with the hydroxyl radical it is transformed into healthy structured water to re-hydrate your body, the formula looks like this (—OH + H2 = H20)
H2 Is Super Small
Hydrogen is so small you could fit 200,000 molecules of hydrogen across the width of one strand of hair.
Hydrogen has a molecular weight of 2. The molecular weight of Vitamin C is 176, vitamin E is 431, and coenzyme Q10 is 873. Because H2 is so small and so light, it can be easily transported to every cell and mitochondria in your body. It can even cross the blood brain barrier to the brain where most of the other antioxidants are just bystanders.
Hydrogen is a selective antioxidant meaning it only reacts with the harmful free radicals, like ▪OH, but the beneficial free radicals as hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide are spared. The other antioxidants as Vitamin C, cannot distinguish between the good and the bad free radicals.
H2 Scientific Studies
Although the research is early, most of the research has been done 2007 the 700+ scientific articles suggest that have been done show that H2 has therapeutic potential in helping with over 170 different human and animal disease models.
Also Hydrogen Gas brings a Homeostasis balance between free radicals and antioxidants. It is not just about getting rid of all oxidisation or free radicals because there needs to be a balance between the two. But almost all other antioxidants do not have this homeostasis is balancing effect. This is why many Doctors including Dr.Mercola are saying that medical hydrogen gas this the best antioxidant.
We know for a fact that inflammation and oxidative stress are the two most fundamental elements that destroy health, and hydrogen can help bring balance to these two factors.
So What You Can Expect From Breathing In H2?
Hydrogen can help you improve your health and improve your fitness. Some of the common benefits from inhaling hydrogen are.
- It boosts your energy level.
- It can help flush heavy metals from your body.
- It will feed your mitochondria so expect more steady energy, less body fatigue, faster recovery.
- It can reduce cellulite and wrinkles.
- It helps sooth inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
- It reduces high blood pressure.
- It Improves blood glucose, diminishing the need for insulin.
- It improves allergies and asthma conditions.
- It eases autoimmune disease affecting your joints or skin.
- It boosts brain power.
- It can make you feel more alert.
- It can reduce feelings of depression.
- It can ease stiffening of your major joints hip, knees, ankles, and your spine.
- It can reduce the need for painkillers.
Breathing H2 At 701 Meters
What's interesting is that Marine scientist proved that only Hydrogen can sustain human life at 701 meters beneath the sea. Hydrogen allows the body to function and breathe under stress!
The Mavrostomos divers in 1990 used a decompression chamber breathing hydroxy which is 96% Hydrogen and 4% oxygen) “the deepest diver in the world”.
At the deepest depths, Hydrogen is life. The deeper the divers go the more stress/pressure they are under. The deeper they go the more Hydrogen they need in their tanks and, interestingly enough, the less oxygen.
H2 Helps Other Antioxidants
Molecular Hydrogen not only works as an antioxidant in its own right but along the way increases the body’s endogenous production of other antioxidants (e.g. glutathione melatonin, glutathione, dietary antioxidants such as mannitol and vitamin E) if they are at lower than optimal level.
There are 3 main ways you can increase your Hydrogen levels which are…
- Hydrogen Supplement capsule
- Hydrogen Water Machine which you can drink
- Hydrogen Inhalation Generator which you can breathe in
At the Ozone Spa we offer a one hour session of Hydrogen Inhalation and some hydrogen rich water for £15
Can You Get Your Own H2 Machine?
Over the years we have had so much interest in the Hydrogen Therapy , clients kept asking us, if we could get them a Hydrogen machine for their home use.
From this we have dedicated a whole website just to the hydrogen machines, if you would like to find out more this is the link to www.H2Epod.com