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Drinking Water Infused with Molecular Hydrogen (H2)

An atom of hydrogen consists of one proton and one unpaired electron which means that it is a free radical. However an atom of hydrogen rarely exists on its own because its unpaired electron eagerly seeks to join up with another electron. The molecular form of hydrogen is more common. (See Forms of Hydrogen article.)

What is Molecular Hydrogen (H2)?

H2 is a gas which forms when two hydrogen atoms bond together and become a hydrogen molecule. H2 is also called molecular hydrogen. It is the most common form of hydrogen because it is stable with a neutral charge. It consists of two protons and two electrons.
H2 is not a free radical. It is the antioxidant in ‘hydrogen-rich’ water.

H2 is the smallest molecule in the universe. That means it can go where nothing else can …including into your mitochondria which are the powerhouses of your cells. Hydrogen gas should not be kept in plastic because hydorgen will pass right through the walls of a plastic container.

The benefits of drinking Molecular Hydogen (H2) dissolved in water

Molecular hydrogen (H2) dissolved in water…

Molecular hydrogen (H2) is so small that it rapidly penetrates cells to support nuclei and mitochondria. Hydrogen passes through the blood-brain barrier, an action that most other anti-oxidants cannot accomplish.

Research and clinical studies indicate that Molecular Hydrogen (H2) may have therapeutic and preventive applications related to many conditions including Parkinson’s, cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, degenerative conditions and inflammatory diseases such as gout and arthritis.

Here is an excellent report entitled ‘Clinical Effects of Hydrogen Administration: From Animal and Human Diseases to Exercise Medicine’ published in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine, January 2016.


Toru Ishibashi. Molecular Hydrogen: New Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Diseases. Curr Pharm Des. 2013 Oct; 19: 6375–6381. PMCID: PMC3788323

Kang et al. Effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on the quality of life of patients treated with radiotherapy for liver tumors.

Medical Gas Research 2011, 1:11  doi:10.1186/2045-9912-1-11

Ohta et al. The 2011 Medical Molecular Hydrogen Symposium: An inaugural symposium of the journal Medical Gas Research.
Medical Gas Research 2011, 1:10  doi:10.1186/2045-9912-1-10

Kawaguchi M, et al. Molecular hydrogen attenuates neuropathic pain in mice. PLoS One. 2014.

Yu Lai. Hydrogen holds promise as a safe and effective antioxidant for alcohol. Hypothesis 2012, 10(1): e2, doi:10.5779/hypothesis.v10i1.275 (2012)

Zunmin Du et al. Three hydrogen-rich solutions protect against intestinal injury in uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock.
Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015; 8(5): 7620–7626. PMCID: PMC4509253

Fujita et al. Hydrogen in Drinking Water Reduces Dopaminergic Neuronal Loss in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease. PLoS One. 2009 Sep 30;4(9):e7247.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007247.
PMID: 19789628  PMCID: PMC2747267

Ohta. Recent Progress Toward Hydrogen Medicine: Potential of Molecular Hydrogen for Preventive and Therapeutic Applications. Curr Pharm Des 17:2241-52 (2011)

Hong et al. Hydrogen as a Selective Anti-Oxidant: a Review of Clinical and Experimental Studies. J Int Med Res 38:1893-1903 (2010)


Acknowledgement: Many thanks to Tyler LeBaron and the Molecular Hydrogen Foundation for his valuable work and information regarding the studies, properties and use of molecular hydrogen gas.

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