By Lisa Breitenwischer CHHC, AADP, ERY-T 500
The elemental name for water is H20. It consists of 2 hydrogen atoms, bound to 1 oxygen atom. Even though hydrogen is part of the water molecule, it is always bound to oxygen, except in rare locations where water bubbles up through magnesium rock. Hydrogen Infused Water is H2O infused with free hydrogen. Hydrogen enriched water helps increase the amount of water in ones cells and tissues and is purported to do everything from energize you, decrease inflammation, and produce youthful skin. (The Japanese have been consuming it and bathing in it for years.) I couldn’t wait to try it! I gulped down the 11oz, eco conscious packet within seconds after taking a power yoga class to see if it would help with muscle recovery.
Before I share my experience with Hydrogen Infused water, I want to share some info on hydrogen and how it can improve our health. Then you can decide if hydrogen water is something you want to experiment with or not.
What are Hydrogen’s Mechanisms of Action For Improving Health?
Hydrogen atoms are the tiniest of all antioxidants. Because they’re so small they can go everywhere, in the body, helping to reduce damage from free radicals in all parts of the body. By reducing free radical damage they help reduce inflammatory, aging and chronic disease processes that would otherwise continue to occur. Food is a primary source of hydrogen, providing you’re eating the right kinds of food.
Stress, poor diet, age and pollution, deplete the pools of hydrogen in our bodies. In our modern society, most people don’t drink enough water, leaving most people hydrogen depleted. Increasing the amount of hydrogen we get every day and by replenishing the hydrogen pools in our organs, we can relieve many symptoms—and improve our level of energy.
Hydrogen, literally, can fuel the ATP engine that powers every cell in the body. More fuel means more work can be done, less food needs to be eaten, and less food further reduces the oxidative load the body has to deal with. Having hydrogen rich water literally means your mitochondria energy production can be higher, giving “greater energy and living capacity” for everything your body does.
Hydrogen Rich Water Health Benefits
Drinking water supplemented with hydrogen is one of the easier ways to consume hydrogen gas for medical purposes. It’s anti-inflammatory properties are already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most prominent and debilitating conditions caused by high levels of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the root to many chronic conditions, from type 2 diabetes to heart problems and brain disorders. Studies show that consuming hydrogen-rich water for a few weeks at a time can result in a reduction in oxidative stress and inflammation, which effectively reduces cell damage and leads to an improved quality of life.
Some might even say, at least in theory, that hydrogen water could help to reduce everything from diabetes to hardening of the heart vessels to Alzheimer’s and cancer. Let it be known, the studies to prove whether that’s the case, however, haven’t been conducted.
Another study showed, patients with Parkinson’s disease who drank hydrogen water in a placebo-controlled clinical trial that had significant improvements in their symptoms, while the placebo group got worse.
Finally, HFactor Hydrogen Infused Water cites scientific journals and studies that reinforce the value of hydrogen. Here are some of the benefits claimed by the makers of HFactor:
• Health, wellness, and fitness advantages
• Improved athletic performance and recovery
• Better energy levels
• Reduced symptoms of jet lag
• Reduced hangover symptoms
• Improved recovery from invasive medical treatments and other body stressors
• Reduced allergy symptoms
• Improved circulation throughout the body
I’ve been drinking an HFactor hydro-pack daily and can honestly say it does increase my physical energy and mental sharpness, and reduces muscle soreness. Here are some reviews from students and teachers that tried HFactor Infused water: “ I felt good”, “Clear headed”, “It’s helping with inflammation and pain”, “ I felt energized w/o feeling jittery”, “Like the taste and that it’s sugar free”.
I’m going to experiment with drinking a pouch a day of the hydrogen water for the next few weeks and I’ll post an update.
Note: Though I like the product, I’m also a firm believer in drinking purified water daily (1/2 your body weight in ounces) and eating whole foods and clean proteins that contain hydrogen!
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