Drinking water containing Hydrogen Gas

Marilyn Vine’s page on drinking water containing hydrogen gas provides some very interesting information with regards to molecular hydrogen’s effects on both the human and animal bodies.  I had no idea that hydrogen played such a large part in keeping us healthy!

Did you know that hydrogen is the smallest existent gas molecule?   Because of this unique property, molecular hydrogen could penetrate into virtually every organ of the body (including the brain) where it may have:

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • weight loss and
  • anti-allergy activity


that is really powerful!


I have read that hydrogen (H2) is the most abundant molecule in the Universe!   That this molecule is a tasteless gas i.e. odorless and tasteless.  Researchers in Japan in 2007 discovered that inhaled hydrogen gas could act as an antioxidant and protect the brain from free radicals.


We all know about the power of the hydrogen bombs that were used BUT who thought we could be using hydrogen for health benefits for humans and animals?


A landmark paper on molecular hydrogen came out in Nature Medicine in 2007, showing 2 percent hydrogen gas was effective at preventing brain damage from ischemia reperfusion and, as an antioxidant, has powerful therapeutic applications.

I also understand that drinking water containing hydrogen has the ability to hydrate the body four times faster than just drinking water from the tap or bottled water and that it may even be beneficial for people who suffer from depression.


I have also read that when undergoing cancer treatments molecular hydrogen may assist in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  


Further information advises that it may assist us in achieving longevity and may have beneficial benefits on many organs of the body in the way of prevention.    Please click this link to read 27 Surprising Hydrogen Water Health Benefits.

Remarkable Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen

On 21 October 2018 Dr Mercola published a drinking water article called “The Remarkable Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen”.   His story at a glance:


  • Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects. It works primarily by improving the redox status of the cell when needed 
  • Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, which is why its bioavailability is so great. It’s also neutral, so it can easily penetrate any membrane space in your body
  • There are more than 1,000 publications on molecular hydrogen, which demonstrate therapeutic potential in over 170 different human and animal disease models
  • Hydrogen is shown to benefit every organ of the human body, effectively mitigating oxidative stress and inflammation 
  • There are several ways to administer hydrogen, including hydrogen gas inhalation, drinking and/or bathing in hydrogen-rich water, intravenous hydrogen-rich saline injection and hyperbaric hydrogen therapy 

Drinking Water
Alkaline or Hydrogen Water?

Dr Mercola on 12 November 2018 published this article “Alkaline Water or Hydrogen Water — Which One Is Better for You?    His story at a glance:

  • Alkaline water is water that has been separated into alkaline and acid fractions using electrolysis
  • Many promoters and marketers claim alkaline water can correct excess acidity in your tissues, which can then prevent or reverse cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases, yet this is not supported by science
  • The higher the pH, the fewer free hydrogen ions (H+) it has; the lower its pH, the more free hydrogen ions (H+) it has
  • Hydrogen ions (H+) are not to be confused with molecular hydrogen (H2 gas); they are completely different from each other. Molecular hydrogen is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects that specifically target damaging free radicals
  • The alkaline ionized water fad was an unfortunate outgrowth of its successful use coupled with a misunderstanding or ignorance of the therapeutic property of the water (e.g., benefits falsely attributed to alkaline pH and not the actual H2 gas)

Alkaline water is experiencing a resurgence in popularity with sales jumping from $47 million in 2014 to $427 million in 2017.1 Marketers claim alkaline water can correct excess acidity in your tissues, which can then prevent or reverse cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases.2

However, there's virtually no good evidence to support such claims, and I warned people about drinking alkaline water on a regular basis over eight years ago. Molecular hydrogen, on the other hand, does have a number of health benefits, some of which mirror the claims made for alkaline water — and there's a really good reason for that.


So, here, I'll review these two types of waters, and the scientific support (or lack thereof) for each of them, and how the benefits of molecular hydrogen were inappropriately transferred over to alkaline water — primarily due to ignorance.


Please click the above link to read Dr Mercola’s full article.

Oxidative Stress

Dr Sircus talks about Oxidative Stress and Hydrogen Therapy.  He goes on to talk about very expensive machines.   You could always use the SiselH2STIK.   Click this link to learn more.

Molecular Hydrogen Institute

The Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI) has written an article on “Diseases vs Hydrogen”. 

The prominent and therapeutic effects of diatomic molecular hydrogen (H2) gas are emerging to the forefront of scientific research.  Humans are continuously fighting the battle against cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic inflammation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and many more. 


Listen to Molecular Hydrogen Institute Founder Tyler LeBaron.   I found this YouTube to be extremely interesting and I learned a great deal from this man.   Please take the time to listen.

Please share this drinking water knowledge with friends and family especially those who may be suffering ill-health.   Thank you.

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