Are you looking to lead a healthier life? The journey towards wellness starts with how you hydrate: hydrogen is key to faster and long lasting hydration. With countless benefits for health and wellbeing, Tyent is at the forefront of a hydrogen water revolution. Molecular hydrogen (H2) is known to protect cells and tissues from oxidative damage. Unlike other molecules, hydrogen can cross cell membranes and target subcellular structures, including the mitochondria of each cell. Drinking hydrogen-rich water has numerous fantastic benefits. Keep reading to learn more!
What is Hydrogen?
The first element on the periodic table is also the most abundant in the universe. Hydrogen is composed of a single proton and a single electron. Researchers estimate that at least 90 percent of the known universe is composed of hydrogen. Without being bound to any other element, this tiny molecule is freely available to be absorbed, incorporated, or dissolved.
Let’s look at the relationship between ionized alkaline water and hydrogen water. Ionized alkaline water is produced by electrolysis, enabling the “free” and available hydrogen gas to dissolve into water. The presence of hydrogen gas gives alkaline water many of its benefits and it’s no wonder that so many people are excited about it. Natural springs in countries such as Japan, Mexico, India, and France contain dissolved hydrogen gas. It is these springs to which people flock, to discover the therapeutic properties of the water for themselves. Our ancient forefathers knew that water with hydrogen was beneficial to long-term health!
Hydrogen – Where It All Begins
Water (H20) is comprised of two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom. Hydrogen gas is the chemical formula H2. It’s also the smallest molecule and can diffuse quickly in the body at the cellular level.
A 2010 article on molecular hydrogen, published in Free Radical Research stated:
“It is not an overstatement to say that hydrogen’s impact on therapeutic and preventive medicine could be enormous in the future.”
Hydrogen water is worth getting excited about. As well as the many benefits of drinking hydrogen water, studies show that ‘healing springs’ around the world - in Japan, Mexico, India and famously, Lourdes in France - are genuinely therapeutic as they contain dissolved hydrogen gas. These previously mythical ‘fountains of youth’ have emerged as being relevant to modern-day science and the constant quest for ways to improve our health.
It’s amazing to think that our forefathers knew about hydrogen water and its benefits, before science caught up and gave us the tools to understand why ‘taking the waters’ really does work.
Here’s more science. Water is H2O – literally two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom. ‘Ordinary’ water has an equal number of OH- ions (hydroxyl ions) and H+ ions (hydrogen ions). Alkaline water is water with more OH- ions than H+ ions. In other words, alkaline water has far more oxygen atoms than regular water!
Source water contains an equal number of hydroxyl (OH) ions and hydrogen (H+) ions. Alkaline water contains more OH-ions than H+ ions, providing far more oxygen atoms than regular water.
Antioxidant Properties of Hydrogen
We all breathe oxygen to survive, but did you know that we don’t utilize all the oxygen that we breathe? Unused oxygen converts to free radicals, which can attach to other cells in the body. Once attached, oxidation starts. This kind of decay can damage cell proteins, lipids, and even your DNA. But don’t panic. If you drink hydrogen-rich alkaline water, you can battle those pesky free radicals by delivering a slew of hydrogen molecules to stop them in their tracks. Alkaline water effectively neutralizes free radicals.
Dr. Nancy McClellan DC Dipl. Ac. tells us:
"Tyent Water, along with all of its other benefits, neutralizes free radicals in a very effective manner."
7 Fast Facts about Hydrogen Water
You Can Drink Hydrogen
Ionized alkaline water contains molecular hydrogen. Drinking hydrogen water is one of the very best ways of reaping the benefits of this amazing little molecule.
Alkaline Hydrogen Water Might Help to Prevent the Loss of Cognitive Ability
A recent study demonstrated that molecular hydrogen can have a positive effect on some symptoms of neurodegeneration.
In another study, subjects at risk of developing metabolic syndrome were studied for the effects of treatment with hydrogen. The results concluded that hydrogen-rich water represents a potentially novel therapeutic and preventative strategy for metabolic syndrome.
Hydrogen Water Boosts Your Energy!
Hydration is key to feeling energetic. Knowing that hydrogen in ionized alkaline water is boosting your energy at a cellular level will give your workout or competitive sport the edge you need!
Hydrogen has beauty benefits
The mythical idea of improving your health by bathing in hydrogen-rich water has been proven to be true. Renowned healing springs contain dissolved hydrogen gas that is beneficial, relaxing and therapeutic.
Fight Free Radicals
Drinking hydrogen-rich alkaline water is the perfect way to mount a defense against free radicals, which are responsible for oxidization within our bodies.
There’s mounting evidence that water with hydrogen can improve gum health and neutralize any acids left in your mouth after a meal or snack.
Hydrogen water can also combat degenerative diseases. In 2008, a team of Japanese researchers carried out an experiment using 30 subjects with type 2 diabetes. Over an eight-week period, the subjects were given hydrogen-rich water to drink every day. The results showed improvement in their diabetes-related symptoms.
Now that you know more about the incredible benefits of hydrating with hydrogen, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. One of our friendly water specialists will be happy to help!>
Hydrogen Water and Diabetes
Hydrogen water and water ionizers are enormously popular in Japan. In 2008, a team of Japanese researchers carried out an experiment using 30 subjects with type 2 diabetes. Over an eight-week period, the subjects who were given hydrogen-rich water to drink every day presented with measurable levels of improvement in their diabetes-related symptoms.
Smile! Hydrogen Water and Your Mouth
A study published in 2014 on the anti-aging effects of hydrogen-rich water on periodontal tissue, indicated that the experimental group of test subject rats which were given hydrogen-rich water, presented with lower periodontal oxidative damage at 16 months of age than the control group, which had been given distilled water. Alkaline water also helps to neutralize the acids in your mouth after eating.
Hydrogen Water FAQs
Is Hydrogen Water Different than Ionized Alkaline Water?
It’s the same thing. A rose by any other name. For an overview of how hydrogen water and alkaline water are one and the same, check out our article on the topic.
How Does the Hydrogen Get into My Alkaline Water?
Ionized alkaline water is produced by electrolysis. It is this process that enables freely available hydrogen gas to dissolve into the water.
How Does the Hydrogen in My Alkaline Water Help My Body?
The benefits are multiple and widely documented around the world. From your metabolism to eye health and almost everything in between, drinking hydrogen water is an awesome way to support good health!
Can Hydrogen in Alkaline Water Help to Reduce Cholesterol?
More good news here. Promisingly, a peer-reviewed study from China indicated that hydrogen-rich water may help patients suffering from suspected metabolic syndrome to manage their cholesterol levels.
Is Drinking Ionized Alkaline Water the Best Way of Getting Hydrogen into My Body?
Yes. Drinking hydrogen-rich ionized water is easily the most efficient way to benefit from the goodness of molecular hydrogen.
Will Drinking Hydrogen-Rich Alkaline Water Increase my Energy Levels?
Countless athletes and keep fit enthusiasts think so! Staying hydrated will increase your energy, and drinking ionized alkaline water is even better. The hydrogen boosts the power-house mitochondria of each cell, keeping the cell – and you! - energized.
What Does Hydrogen Water Taste Like?
Here’s the thing: hydrogen water tastes way better than regular water. Most people immediately notice the pure, clean taste. The fact that this great-tasting drink is so good for you is just all-round good news!
Can I Cook Using Hydrogen-Rich Alkaline Water?
Whatever method of water-cooking you use; steaming, bain-marie, boiling; it’s fine to use alkaline water. Just bear in mind that some of the hydrogen will be lost to the cooking process, but otherwise, don’t hesitate.
Is It Possible to Drink Too Much Hydrogen?
Not really. Even if you drink lots and lots of hydrogen-rich water, the hydrogen itself remains at zero toxicity. Any hydrogen that your body cannot use will naturally and harmlessly dissipate.
The Future is Bright...
We are going to start hearing and reading more and more about the benefits of hydrogen, as scientists complete and commence further studies into how we can improve our health by maximizing our hydrogen intake. Stay tuned!