Hydrogen

Why Is Molecular Hydrogen So Good For Us?

The Problem

Every single day we are exposed to the harmful effect of our environment. Pollution, sun exposure and various toxins from a broad range of sources damage our cells. Science is starting to understand the biology behind this damage. One of the main reasons is caused by the molecules known as ‘free radicals'. Typically, molecules have two electrons to keep them stable. The free radicals, however, only have one electron due to the harmful environmental impact, which makes them unstable and a contributing factor to the breakdown of our bodies.

“Everyday we are exposed to cell-damaging free radicals.”

The unstable free radical are always seeking to become stabilised by pulling in an additional electron from healthy molecules. This process sets off a chain reaction and more molecules become imbalanced and thus unhealthy. A damaging process known as oxidative stress. Persistent oxidative stress is one of the major causes of most lifestyle-related diseases, cancer and the ageing process.

The Solution

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells from oxidative stress and inflammation by removing the harmful free radicals. The amount of free radicals in the body must be in balance to maintain a good health. Certain vitamins are known as antioxidants and are believed to counteract oxidative stress by reducing the formation of free radicals. Nevertheless, vitamins and nutrients are linked to a limited therapeutic success. On the other hand, molecular hydrogen has potential as a novel antioxidant in preventative and therapeutic applications.

“Molecular Hydrogen eliminates free radicals.”

Hydrogen readily gives up electrons to free radicals, which stabilizes them and stops them in their tracks. Hydrogen shows not only effects against oxidative stress, but also various anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. Hydrogen holds advantages over other antioxidants because it is such a tiny molecule: it is able to penetrate cell membranes, and can easily enter deep into cell components, where other antioxidants are not able to reach. Also, hydrogen boosts the body’s defenses by increasing production of natural antioxidants. No adverse effects of consuming hydrogen exist.

“It is not an overstatement to say that hydrogen’s impact on therapeutic and preventive medicine could be enormous in the future.”

Atsunori Nakao, MD, PhD

Properties of Molecular Hydrogen

Powerful Antioxidant

Due to its extremely small size (0.24 Trillionth of a Meter), it can spread throughout the body in seconds and penetrate all tissue, cells, and cell components providing rapid protection from free radical damage.

Selective Antioxidant

Molecular hydrogen has special selective properties that allow it to deal with the “bad” free radicals but leave the good free radicals to do their jobs.

Holistic Antioxidant

Due to its molecular size, it can provide protection to the inside the cells and outside; external surface of the cell membrane (lipid-bi-layer), the extra-cellular matrix, plasma, and all external surfaces of cells, organs, and all tissue.

Energy Production

Hydrogen becomes available to the mitochondria in our cells, which uses this to create ATP, the source of energy in our cells. Hydrogen also increases glycogen stores in the liver and may improve functioning of all organs in the body by increasing stores of available energy.

Cell Signalling

Cell signalling is a way the body can send a message to different parts of the body to supply it with required cells. Hydrogen has recently been found to act as a cell signalling molecule. Hydrogens antioxidant and anti-inflammation qualities come from this ability to carry signals for the body.

Negative Orp Effect

All Hycare Akarui products maintain a highly negative Oxidative Reduction Potential. As we age, we oxidise, like an old car that rusts. Things that oxidize have a positive ORP. Therefore if we want to slow down the aging process, it is a good idea to ingest things with a negative ORP.

Anti-Aging

Ageing is created by the body being broken down by free radicals. By having a continual supply of hydrogen, the body can use this to neutralise free radicals and slow down ageing.

Bio-Available

Molecular hydrogen is 100% bio available, so it will act on all of the body’s organs.

Anti-Inflammatory

Acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the body.

Fast Blood Transformation

Immediate difference measurable In just five minutes.

Enhanced Cellular Hydration

It has been shown to increase cellular hydration by enhancing the ability to move extracellular water into the cell.

Sports Recovery & Performance Enhancer

By increasing cellular hydration, reducing inflammation and most importantly reducing lactic acid by up to 18% this is a powerful sports performance and recovery enhancer.

Enables Production Of Bodies Own Antioxidants

Acts as a natural Nrf2 transcription factor activator that allows the body to make its own antioxidant enzymes (e.g., superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase).