Hey there, informed beauties!
On the ongoing journey of being obsessed with CBD (cannabidiol) and how to assure the most bioavailable formulas for our customers, I discovered Molecular hydrogen (H₂).
“What is so novel about HYDROGEN?” I actually consider H₂ to be in the line up of the biggest medical breakthroughs of the century. Let’s dive in and discover this unique molecular structure.
Simply put, molecular hydrogen acts as a powerful antioxidant mediator, anti-inflammatory and cell signaling molecule.
Consider these hydrogen molecules as the nice police force, helping us fight free radicals as we go about our day.
Can we consume TOO MUCH antioxidant content?
YES, and a of certain kinds. There’s been studies that correlate TOO MUCH of a consumption of antioxidants can desensitize the bodies innate defence system. It’s much like the Omega studies that reveal our nation is over-consuming Omega 6 in comparison to omega 3, in which increases inflammation.
So as you go on and eat more berries, drink tea, or a glass of wine each night with the idea you intake all the antioxidants you need ….. please STOP and read because there’s a NEW SHERIFF is in town - and found at Beauty Ecology.
Molecular hydrogen (H₂) is the ultimate antioxidant. H₂ eliminates only the most harmful free radicals, reduces oxidative stress and puts the body in balance.
Molecular hydrogen or H2 gas is the smallest neutrally charged molecule on earth, giving it 100% free range to instantly cross your cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier, further allowing it to access DNA and mitochondria within the cell where it has protective action.
Free Radical Recap
Free radicals are uncharged or unstable molecules, which make them highly reactive and extremely likely that they’ll pull apart pieces of other molecules to gain stability. In their search for stability, they can damage your body. Sometimes this can result in chain reactions.
H₂ to the Rescue!
Why am I hooked? Believe me, when a close Functional Medicine friend of mine threw H2 at me, my eyebrows raised. I was initially skeptical because hydrogen is so abundant, why had we not realized the power of this element before?
With over 1000 clinical studies (for cripes sake), it’s CLEAR this powerful molecule can contribute to multiple forms of disease progression such as *neutralizing oxidative stress, *combating brain inflammation, *exercise recovery, *increased energy, *gut healing, *skin clarity, *anti-cancer and more.
THE 15 GAME CHANGING BENEFITS OF MOLECULAR HYDROGEN
1. Hydrogen - The Ultimate Antioxidant
Hydrogen gas acts as powerful antioxidant and has been shown to protect cells from even the most cytotoxic reactive oxygen species. Specifically, inhalation of H2 gas has been shown to suppress brain injuries through these effects.
2. Hydrogen Fully Supports Your Body’s Antioxidant System
H2 supports your body’s natural antioxidant system by signaling pathways associated with the prevention of disease.
3. Hydrogen Squashes Inflammation
In animal studies, hydrogen gas has been shown to be extremely anti-inflammatory. While we could use more studies on humans to back these initial findings, research on patients with rheumatoid arthritis are extremely promising.
4. Hydrogen Is Known to Reduce Pain
As mentioned above, the effects of hydrogen on patients with rheumatoid arthritis have shown a significant decrease in pain. This pain relief is due to the reduction in oxidative stress caused by the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of hydrogen gas.
5. Hydrogen Protects and Supports Muscles
In an animal study, hydrogen water prevented muscle wasting in mice that had muscular dystrophy. Hydrogen also boosted the natural production of glutathione which is often called our master antioxidant. The effects of hydrogen on athletes and exercise is a promising area worth keeping your eye on.
6. Hydrogen Speeds Up Sport-related Recovery
Hydrogen water has been shown to reduce muscle fatigue in elite athletes after intense exercise. This is because it reduced lactic acid buildup, which improved muscle function.
7. Hydrogen Helps Re-balance Your pH Levels
Hydrogen water has also been shown to have an alkalizing effect in the blood. This is especially beneficial to people who are extremely physically active because extreme exercise can cause metabolic acidosis.
8. Hydrogen Affects Cell Modulation
Hydrogen appears to have effects in the cells that help them maintain homeostasis and healthy modulation. Through healthy gene expression and cellular metabolism, hydrogen positively affects cellular processes on many different levels.
9. Hydrogen is a Fast Neuroprotectant
Hydrogen has been shown to reduce damage to the brain in Parkinson’s patients. It’s also shown to have generally neuroprotective properties due to its ability to fight oxidative stress.
10. Hydrogen is Protective Against Metabolic Conditions
Studies have found that hydrogen increases insulin sensitivity, decreases blood sugar, and blood cholesterol levels. These effects make hydrogen up potential therapy for fighting obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
11. Hydrogen Boosts UP Your Mitochondria
Your mitochondria are the powerhouse of your cells, which makes them directly responsible for your energy levels day to day. Clinical studies on hydrogen-rich water have found that it improves mitochondrial function.
12. Hydrogen Protects Against DNA Damage
Hydrogen gas has been shown to significantly protect DNA against radiation damage. It does so by scavenging hydroxyl radical formation.
13. Hydrogen Can Calm Allergic Reactions
With allergies on the rise across the world, this is an interesting observation. Studies have found that in animals, hydrogen can sometimes calm allergic reactions. The way hydrogen appears to calm allergic reactions is by modulating cell processes and restoring homeostasis. It seems that hydrogen restores healthy processes throughout the body, which makes it a good idea for just about everyone to consider taking.
14. Hydrogen Protects Against Cancer
Hydrogen appears to be protective against cancer. At this point, it probably doesn’t surprise you since you know how hydrogen can protect against oxidative stress and damage to the DNA. Hydrogen has also been observed to help reduce side effects of chemotherapy in some patients.
15. Hydrogen Helps Protect Organs
Hydrogen has been observed to be protective against damage to numerous organs including the brain, pancreas, heart, liver, eyes, and lungs. This is believed to be because of hydrogen’s anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic, and oxidative stress fighting effects.
Recap of How Hydrogen Works
Cell studies show that hydrogen exerts its beneficial effects via three primary methods.
-It instantaneously converts toxic hydroxyl radicals to water (H2 + 2 * OH -> 2H2O).
-It maintains the homeostatic levels of our body’s antioxidants (e.g. glutathione).
-It has a beneficial effect on cell signaling, cell metabolism, and gene expression, which gives it anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-aging effects.
Contact me if you have any questions on AMAZING H2!