Albert Szent-Györgyi, the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, said that hydrogen, rather than oxygen, was the fuel of life. Everyone knows we need oxygen to live, but oxygen’s counterpart (hydrogen) is the real fuel. Oxygen burns hydrogen releasing the energy (in the form of ATP) that runs our bodies. Water supplies both the fuel (hydrogen) and the fire (oxygen); it is hydrogen that is often the limiting factor. The word hydrogen comes from the Greek, meaning “water-former.” Water is formed when hydrogen is burned by oxygen. It is created every day in our bodies as we burn hydrogen to create ATP. Hydrogen and oxygen participate in a continuous cycle that generates both water and energy.
Hydrogen may also supply energy for our bodies outside the normal ATP pathway. Australian decathlon champion John O’Neill spent years documenting a regimen that led to a phase he referred to as the Hydrogen Efficiency Zone (HEZ) – a state where continued workout required minimal exertion. During periods in HEZ, O’Neill was able to achieve greater output with less effort and little, if any, lactic acid build-up. The only way O’Neill could explain the energy and power he repeatedly experienced was to suggest a shift from the use of glycogen to the use of hydrogen as a source of clean fuel. Preliminary studies with hydrogen-rich water reveal a similar reduction in muscle fatigue and lactate build-up for endurance athletes. Read the pilot study
Szent-Györgyi was the first to show that the human body stores hydrogen in many of its organs. He referred to this as hydrogen pooling and he identified the organs that pool the greatest amounts of hydrogen. The liver pools the most hydrogen; it requires hydrogen to neutralize free radicals produced during detoxification.  In 2001, a group of researchers reported that animals maintained in a hydrogen-rich environment were significantly protected from chronic liver injury.  Read Abstract   Later research demonstrated that inhaled hydrogen gas (~4%) had antioxidant properties that could protect the brain against stroke.  Read Abstract  U.S. Military documents indicate that hydrogen is an effective means of protection and repair against radiation injury. HydrogenforRadiation USMilitarydoc– page 285.  A 2012 literature review had this to say:
“In the clinic, oral administration of H2-saturated water is reported to improve lipid and glucose metabolism in subjects with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance; promising results have also been obtained in reducing inflammation in haemodialysis patients and treating metabolic syndrome. These studies suggest H2 has selective antioxidant properties, and can exert antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antiallergy effects.”      Read the review.
Hundreds of studies have now established the significance of a hydrogen enriched environment. Benefits  include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects,  stimulation of energy metabolism,  improved glucose metabolism,  protection against brain trauma & cognitive disorders, and remediation of many age-related symptoms. A 2013  article summarizes the medical potential of hydrogen. Stress, poor diet, age and pollution, deplete the pools of hydrogen in our bodies. In our modern society, most people are hydrogen depleted.

When we think of hydration, we think of water.  But when the body calls for water, it is hydrogen it wants. In the chapter on hydrogen and oxygen in Dancing with Water the relationship between hydrogen and oxygen is examined, revealing that the absence of hydrogen is the underlying cause of dehydration which has been linked to many maladies. All the symptoms of disease and aging are, in one way or another, accompanied by slow dehydration. By 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.

New research suggests administering molecular Hydrogen, an antioxidant, orally via Hydrogen water may offer therapeutic value to Pulmonary Hypertension patients. In patients with PH, there is a significant increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS), a condition named Oxidative Stress. Their accumulation can seriously damage cells, and so treatment of PH patients with antioxidants has proven to be effective. Notably, however, high doses of nonselective antioxidants (i.e., antioxidants that can bind multiple receptors in several different places in the body) can have detrimental effects, such as inducing hemorrhage. Therefore, selective antioxidants are a safer and more efficient therapy to PH patients.

Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a selective antioxidant because it selectively reduces two specific ROS (hydroxyl radicals and peroxynitrite), without affecting what is now described as physiological ROS (i.e., ROS that is beneficial and necessary for cells’ survival).In cases of ischemia/reperfusion injury (a condition that generates inflammation and oxidative stress), H2 has shown protective effects by selectively binding to damaging ROS. In the study, the authors proposed to investigate whether H2 was also effective in PH treatment. The authors generated a rat model of PH by injecting monocrotaline (a toxin that induces pulmonary hypertension). Additionally, the authors evaluated two ways of administrating H2 – intraperitoneal injection and oral administration (via hydrogen water). The team found that when compared to the control group, H2 prevented the development of PH and reversed RV hypertrophy.

A simple drink hydrogen water might prevent some of the brain damage resulting from strokes, new research conducted in mice suggests. The Hydrogen acts as an antioxidant, protecting brain cells from the toxic aftereffects of oxygen starvation that strokes can cause.     Water Cure for Stroke |
Food is a primary source of hydrogen.  However, the hydrogen is tied up in complex molecules. Food must be metabolized (broken down) to release the hydrogen.
The air we breathe also contains hydrogen which is immediately absorbed into cells and tissues the moment it enters the respiratory tract. But, the amount found in the atmosphere is small — less than 1%.

A great way to increase the amount of hydrogen you get on a regular basis is through hydrogen water.  There are dozens of studies showing that this method can have a dramatic effect on your health. Join now as an affiliate to receive your monthly supply of Hydrogen Water for less than $4 a day.