How Does Hydrogen Fight Free Radicals?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe; nearly 75% of the mass of the Universe is Hydrogen. On Earth, Hydrogen does not occur in its singular form; instead, it exists as water and other organic and inorganic compounds. Hydrogen is the smallest, simplest and most fundamental element, and molecular hydrogen is the smallest molecule. Water, the elixir of life, is a potent combination of Oxygen (a powerful oxidizer) and Hydrogen (a powerful reducer).

It is the world’s oldest and most efficient anti-oxidant. It stops the chain reaction of oxidation in the human body. By eliminating nearly 75% of active oxygen in the body, it fights disease and aging. It negates the toxicity of oxygen. As a potential anti oxidant, Hydrogen has a number of advantages:

  1. It is rapidly absorbed by the body’s tissues and cells
  2. It is mild, so it does not interfere with the body’s functioning
  3. It can be ingested in a large number of ways- inhaling Hydrogen gas, drinking Hydrogen infused water, injecting dissolved Hydrogen saline etc.

Molecular Hydrogen, as a constituent element of Izumio drinking water, is as powerful a cleanser. The premise of using Hydrogen as an anti-oxidant, as opposed to conventional anti-oxidant supplements, is that there is no damaging by-product of its combination with oxidised molecules. The combination simply produces water, which does not harm the body in and of itself. Many other anti-oxidants have been found to have their own side-effects on the body. On the contrary, Hydrogen hydrates the cells, rejuvenating them, and partially making up for any deficiency in water intake.

Owing to its small molecular size, Hydrogen can alleviate conditions of oxidation even in the mitochondria, a feat not many anti-oxidants can achieve. It protects mitochondria exposed to oxidation. It selectively reduces the hydroxyl radical, the main culprit behind cancer progression at a cellular level. It can cross the blood brain barrier, reach the mitochondria, and even the nucleus in certain conditions. From there, it acts as an anti-oxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective agent. Each dose of hydrogen flushes the body with trillions of Hydrogen molecules. These molecules safely pair up with unstable molecules and thereby protect the body. The best part? Hydrogen therapy is safe as there is no harmful side effects, or overdosage of Hydogen. Any amount is safe. It is therefore being researched into more and more to find greater number of uses for human use.