For most of medical history we thought hydrogen was just another inert gas with no real medical applications. All of that changed in 2007, when a group of researchers published their findings in the medical journal Nature showing that hydrogen is actually a unique and highly-effective antioxidant in the human body.
Since then, there have been over 1000 peer-reviewed studies showing that molecular hydrogen has applications for over 170 different disease processes.
How can there be so many applications?
It has a lot to do with something called oxidative stress. In a nutshell, oxidative stress is a damaging process that occurs when the body has too many free radicals and not enough antioxidants to keep them in check.
Oxidative stress causes damage to the body’s cells, tissues, and proteins, which causes a wide range of illnesses. Molecular hydrogen (H2) is an antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress by uniquely targeting the most harmful free radicals. So it makes sense that the H2 supplement has applications in so many illnesses and conditions.
Where do free radicals come from?
Throughout our entire lives, our bodies are bombarded by free radicals. They often come from various environmental sources, such as air pollution, heavy metals, pesticides, tobacco smoke, alcohol, etc. However, they are also created through normal metabolic processes in the body.
Free radicals are highly-reactive molecules that attack healthy cells, proteins, and DNA in order to stabilize. The damage they cause to the body is irreversible, which is why preventative measures are preferred whenever possible.
Where do antioxidants come from?
When we’re young and healthy, our bodies are able to produce natural antioxidants to combat these free radicals and maintain balance. Unfortunately, as we age, our natural antioxidant production weakens. When antioxidant production can’t keep up, free radicals can start to wreak havoc on our bodies, even damaging our DNA.
In fact, the free radical theory of aging holds that damage from free radicals is the primary biochemical process that causes the aging process. As we age, our internal defense system declines, allowing oxidative stress to accumulate, resulting in cell damage, disease, and eventually death.
Why not just take antioxidants as we age?
This idea makes sense based on everything we’ve just discussed. However, it turns out that research on antioxidants is really mixed. Sometimes they help and sometimes they make things worse.
This is because most antioxidants are like antibiotics. They’re not selective with what they target, and they’ll simply wipe out any free radicals they come into contact with. The thing is, just as with bacteria in our bodies, there are both good and bad free radicals. Some free radicals play important roles in our bodies, for immune system health and cellular communication.
What makes molecular hydrogen unique?
Molecular hydrogen is unique in that it’s the only selective antioxidant — it only targets the bad players. Since molecular hydrogen is so stable, it only reacts with the most reactive free radicals, and leaves the less reactive, beneficial free radicals alone.
What’s more, molecular hydrogen is small, like reeeeeally small. It’s literally the smallest element in the universe. This means it can easily reach places most other antioxidants can’t. Hydrogen can even cross the blood–brain barrier and penetrate deeply into every cell in your body.
How does H2 create antioxidants?
Hydrogen is so small that it can diffuse right into your cell’s nucleus, where it works at the genetic level. Inside the cell nucleus, hydrogen binds to the part of the gene that codes for your body’s natural antioxidant defense pathways. It basically tells your cells to start pumping out more of your own natural antioxidants.
So not only does molecular hydrogen diffuse through your whole body combatting the very worst of the free radicals, it actually increases your natural production of other antioxidants. A win–win for your body!
Benefits of Hydrogen Therapy
The benefits of molecular hydrogen therapy include:
- Reduce inflammation and pain
- Improve cognitive function and focus
- Increase energy levels
- Improve sleeping patterns
- Support healthy weight management
- Have better skin health and tone
- Boost internal antioxidant levels
- Enhance athletic performance
- Decrease recovery time
- Promote cellular health
- Hydrate at the cellular level
How do we get molecular hydrogen into the body?
The main ways of consuming molecular hydrogen are by drinking hydrogen-infused water using tablets, or by inhaling hydrogen gas directly. Here at Vital Reaction, we have products to suit both applications.
Vital Reaction H2 Tablets
Our tablets will infuse in any non-carbonated beverage with millions of nanobubbles of hydrogen gas. Each tablet will produce up to 10 parts per million (ppm) H2 gas in 10 ounces of water. That’s hundreds of millions of times more hydrogen than would occur naturally.
Our tablets are composed primarily of pure magnesium and malic acid. When you combine pure magnesium with water and an acidic catalyst, the resulting reaction cleaves the water molecules apart, releasing all of the stored H2 gas.
Vegan, non-gmo, and third-party tested for purity and potency, our tablets produce up to 5 times as much H2 as any hydrogen water machine or pre-packaged hydrogen water product on the market.
We are so confident that you’re going to love our hydrogen tablets that we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee — we guarantee you’ll feel better within 30 days of using our product or your money back. Not only that, we also offer free shipping for tablets sent anywhere in the USA.
Vital Reaction H2 Inhalation Machines
Our hydrogen inhalers use an electric current to split water molecules apart to create H2 gas for inhalation. One of the big differences between drinking hydrogen rich water and hydrogen inhalation therapy is the dosage. One hour on our clinical hydrogen inhalation machine is the equivalent of taking an entire bottle of our tablets. People typically start to notice benefits in as little as 20 minutes of hydrogen inhalation therapy.
We carry small portable home inhaler units as well as larger, more powerful units appropriate for use in a clinical setting. Our inhalers are currently delivering hydrogen therapy in clinics across the US and around the globe.
According to a study from the Journal of Medical Gas Research our inhalers are the safest hydrogen inhalation machines on the market, and the only machines with an internal governor designed to maintain safe concentrations of hydrogen gas.
The Science Behind How H₂ Therapy Works
Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe. It’s the only antioxidant that can access the mitochondria and cell nucleus. Unlike conventional, larger antioxidants, H₂ passes through the cell membrane, so it can provide its benefits immediately.
Molecular hydrogen selectively targets only the most harmful free radicals. They don’t affect the useful free radicals that help maintain balance in the body. At times, the common, non-selective antioxidants (Vitamin A, C, E, folic acid, etc.) can diminish the helpful free radicals that the body needs — while hydrogen does not.
Since its only byproduct is water, molecular hydrogen is 100% safe. As a result, the benefits of molecular hydrogen tablets include zero exposure to toxins and zero chance of overdose.
Molecular hydrogen supports the body’s ability to maintain a condition of balance. It neutralizes harmful free radicals and boosts the internal antioxidant system. This keeps oxidative stress low, supports homeostasis, and decreases chance of disease.
If you have any questions about hydrogen therapy or any of our products, please contact us here.