What Are The Health Benefits Of Molecular Hydrogen?

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When most of us think of hydrogen, we probably think of a potentially flammable gas that’s best given a wide berth. You might be surprised to learn that elemental hydrogen — H2 — is the latest superstar dietary supplement to take the world by storm. So, what are the health benefits of molecular hydrogen?

Mounting evidence shows that hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe — may be highly beneficial for a wide range of health concerns. From limiting inflammation in the body to combatting the oxidative stress that is believed to promote aging to fighting the cell damage associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration and metabolic syndrome, supplemental hydrogen has shown great promise.

Oxidative Stress and ROS

To be clear, oxidative stress is a process that occurs naturally in the body on the cellular level. It’s a side effect of the metabolic processes that use oxygen to “burn” the fuel we need for energy. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are unstable molecules that can damage the molecules that make up our cells and tissues. Ordinarily, our bodies keep ROS in check through the activity of naturally occurring antioxidant molecules.

But sometimes — during periods of environmental stress, as a result of aging or due to poor diet — the production of ROS may outstrip the body’s capacity to neutralize them, resulting in oxidative stress. Research indicates that molecular hydrogen may serve as a powerful supplemental antioxidant that can help keep ROS in check.

A Small, but Mighty, Molecule

The same element that fuels the fusion reaction that powers our sun is also uniquely suited to serving multiple beneficial roles in the human body. Research shows that molecular hydrogen’s health benefits may include powerful antioxidant activity. Animal studies suggest it’s also an exceptionally effective anti-inflammatory substance, which the body uses to combat potentially damaging inflammation. At present, it remains unclear exactly how molecular hydrogen’s many health benefits are manifested in the body. But it appears to function as a potent antioxidant and, possibly, as a signaling molecule.

These discoveries are relatively recent. Pioneering research has been conducted primarily in Asia, where H2-enriched drinking water and hydrogen inhalation therapy are rapidly gaining in popularity.

Multiple Potential Benefits

There’s intriguing evidence to suggest, for instance, that inhaled molecular hydrogen may protect the brain and nervous system from neurological disorders linked to inflammation. Examples include cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke, neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and neonatal brain disorders.

Animal research indicates that drinking hydrogen-enriched water can significantly curtail the development of arteriosclerosis among mice specifically bred to model human atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is an underlying cause of heart disease, which remains the No. 1 killer of men and women in the U.S. There’s also emerging evidence that ingestion of H2 may help thwart cancer. Such research is preliminary, but promising.

Available Now for Home Use

You don’t have to enter a clinical trial at a major hospital to begin reaping the benefits of inhaled or ingested molecular hydrogen. Vital Reaction offers several high-quality products that allow you to take advantage of this exciting new discovery right here, right now, in the privacy of your own home — or wherever you happen to be — with our convenient molecular hydrogen tablets.

These handy supplements dissolve quickly in ordinary water to produce a hydrogen-enriched beverage you can drink to obtain a quick molecular hydrogen boost. Vital Reaction also offers hydrogen inhalation machines capable of generating specific concentrations of molecular hydrogen for inhalation on demand.

Call (720) 464-5733 or contact us here to learn more about our products or to order your molecular hydrogen tablets or inhalation machine today.  


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