Tyent is leading the way into
the Hydrogen Water Revolution!
Let’s begin by asking a simple question. What is hydrogen?
The first element on the periodic tables, hydrogen is literally the stuff of life. After all, water itself is the product of hydrogen meeting oxygen. The more we understand about the power of hydrogen; the more we can try to harness its benefits.
Hydrogen – Where It All Begins
Hydrogen gas is the chemical formula H2. It’s also the smallest molecule that we know about, and molecular hydrogen is able to diffuse quickly in the body at cellular level. H2 is free, not bound to any other element, and is therefore available to be absorbed, incorporated or dissolved.
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.”
Let’s look at the relationship between Hydrogen and Alkaline water. Alkaline water is produced by electrolysis, enabling the ‘free’ and available hydrogen gas to dissolve into the water. It is the presence of hydrogen gas which gives alkaline water many of it’s benefits. Research has shown that removing the hydrogen gas in ionized water diminishes the benefits, and perhaps unsurprisingly, adding extra hydrogen gas to the water increased the therapeutic benefits.
Hydrogen and Alkaline Water
Quite rightly, there is a buzz around hydrogen and hydrogen-rich water right now. So let’s look at the relationship between alkaline water and hydrogen water.
Ionized alkaline water is produced by electrolysis, enabling the ‘free’ and available hydrogen gas to dissolve into the water. It is the presence of hydrogen gas which gives alkaline water many of it’s benefits. Research has shown that removing the hydrogen gas in ionized water diminishes the benefits, and perhaps unsurprisingly, adding extra hydrogen gas to the water increased the therapeutic benefits.
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, 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 long-term health.
It’s amazing to think that our forefathers knew about hydrogen water and it’s 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!
Antioxidant Properties of Hydrogen
We breathe oxygen, 24/7, but did you know that we don’t actually utilize all of the oxygen that we breathe? So what happens to the oxygen that doesn’t get used? The news isn’t great… it converts to free radicals, which are capable of attaching to other cells in your body. Once attached, the process of oxidation will start. Oxidation is, essentially, decay.
But don’t panic. If you drink alkaline water which is rich in hydrogen, then you are basically sending in a knight in shining armor, to battle those pesky free radicals. How? Well, drinking ionized water delivers a slew of hydrogen into your body; the body breaks down hydrogen gas molecules into atoms, which combats the 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 Fact about Hydrogen Water
You Can Drink Hydrogen
Ionized alkaline water contains hydrogen. Drinking ionized water is one of the very best ways of getting the myriad benefits of hydrogen working for you.
Alkaline Hydrogen Water Might Help To Prevent The Loss Of Cognitive Ability
A recent study using mice as the test subjects, showed that mice which drank hydrogen water experienced less neuro-degeneration than the mice which drank regular water. J Clin Biochem Nutr 46:269-76 (2010)
Metabolic Syndrome Improved By Hydrogen Water?
In another study, subjects at risk of developing full-blown metabolic syndrome were studied for the effects of treating them with hydrogen water. The results of the study concluded that, “The [hydrogen rich water] represents a potentially novel therapeutic and preventive strategy for metabolic syndrome.”
Hydrogen Water Boosts Your Energy!
Making sure you’re always adequately hydrated is key to feeling energetic, but knowing that the hydrogen in ionized alkaline water is boosting your energy at a cellular level will give you even more of a spring in your step!
The mythical idea of your health improving by ‘taking the waters’ has been proven to have it’s roots firmly in fact. The ‘healing springs’ of Japan, Mexico, India and Lourdes contain dissolved hydrogen gas, and we now understand that they really are as beneficial as they are 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 – or decay – within our bodies.
There’s mounting evidence that hydrogen water can improve gum health, and also help to neutralize acids in your mouth following a meal or snack.
Hydrogen Water Effect On Diabetes
You may already know that hydrogen water is huge news 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 on a daily basis presented with greater levels of improvement in their diabetes-related symptoms. The implications of this research are pretty far-reaching and encouraging!
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. Also, there is gathering support for the view that alkaline water 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, and it is this process which 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, but here’s a link to give you a head’s up to the lesser known plus-points.
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. Following an alkaline diet is another way of doing it, but to reach the vital parts of your body, at cellular level, drinking hydrogen-rich ionized water is easily the most efficient way to do it.
Will Drinking Hydrogen-Rich Alkaline Water Increase my Energy Levels?
A great many athletes and keep fit enthusiasts certainly think so! Staying adequately hydrated will increase your energy, but drinking ionized alkaline water is better. The hydrogen boosts the power-house mitochondria of each cell, keeping the cell – and you! – energized.
What Does Hydrogen Water Taste Like?
Believe it or not, hydrogen water tastes way better than regular water. Most people comment immediately on the pure, clean taste. The fact that this great-tasting drink is so good for you is just all-round great 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 dissipate.