The Surprising Health Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen
When it comes to achieving (and maintaining) good health, one method that is often overlooked is the use of molecular hydrogen. What exactly is molecular hydrogen and how does it benefit the body? The answers will surprise you.
Molecular Hydrogen Defined
Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a molecule that is formed when two hydrogen atoms share a single electron. While it can be inhaled in small amounts as a gas, it is most often consumed with water as a supplement. The gas was first discovered in 1520 by Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus, with its amazing health benefits on cells and the body first being noted in 1975.1
Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen
Once it was discovered molecular hydrogen could be used to treat a variety of health issues, in the body, dozens of studies were conducted on its effectiveness. Here are just a few ways molecular hydrogen has been scientifically proven to improve a person’s health:
Reduces oxidative stress. When it comes to maintaining good health, one of the most important things a person can do is reduce oxidative stress. In its simplest terms, oxidative stress is the result of too many free radicals in the body and not enough antioxidants to neutralize them. Molecular hydrogen is effective because it attacks oxidative stress at the cellular level, which where it originates. This is important because most treatments focus on alleviating the symptoms.
Oxidative stress has been linked to the following health issues:
- Heart disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- High blood pressure
Studies indicate molecular hydrogen is effective against oxidative stress because it neutralizes highly reactive oxidants and indirectly regulates the expression of their various genes. Researchers also noted that molecular hydrogen “rapidly diffuses into tissues to exhibit efficient results.”2
Anti-inflammatory. Inflammation occurs when white blood cells protect the body from bacteria, viruses and other harmful organisms. It should be noted that inflammation is a normal function in the body, and essential for maintaining good health. However, inflammation becomes problematic when the body begins to attack its own tissues as if they are damaged or infected when they are not. Common signs of inflammation include swollen joints, redness, joint pain, joint stiffness and loss of joint function.
Studies indicate molecular hydrogen not only suppresses inflammation but does not interfere with the body’s natural anti-inflammatory process.3
Improved aerobic exercise performance. Molecular hydrogen reduces a person’s exercising heart rate, which could help increase aerobic exercise performance. This may be beneficial in exercises of longer durations, such as marathons.4 In another study with overweight middle-aged women, hydrogen-rich water improved their exercise performance, body composition and metabolic profiles.5
Improved insulin sensitivity. Studies are ongoing, but preliminary studies indicate drinking hydrogen-rich water may help to improve insulin sensitivity in individuals who are overweight and inactive.
Combats rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study found that after drinking molecular hydrogen water for four weeks, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis were reduced in test subjects, with some subjects becoming symptom-free by the end of study.7
Balance pH levels. The human body is designed to maintain a healthy balance between alkalinity and
acidity. When this pH balance is off and the body becomes too acidic, the number of harmful bacteria in the body can quickly multiply. As a result, the risk of illness increases. Common symptoms of being too acidic include the following:
- Unhealthy skin
- Joint pain
- Digestive issues
- Unhealthy mouth/teeth
- Muscle pain
A 14-day study that focused on physically active men found that consuming hydrogen-rich water “is safe and may have an alkalizing effect in young physically active men.”8
Powerful antioxidant. Researchers studying the benefits of molecular hydrogen point to its strong antioxidant properties. Many studies have shown H2 helps treat and prevent various illnesses, including metabolic syndrome, organ injury, and cancer.9
Resistance to stress. If left unchecked, chronic stress can have a devastating effect on the human body. The following issues have been linked to long term stress:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Heart attacks
Molecular hydrogen has been shown to increase resilience to stress in mice, decreasing both “acute and chronic stress-induced depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors of mice.”10
Fastonic Cellular Molecular Hydrogen Supplement*
One of the easiest and most effective ways to consume molecular hydrogen is via the H2 supplement Fastonic.
In addition to the science-backed benefits listed above, Fastonic offers the following:
- Supports glucose homeostasis
- Assists with fasting
- Reduces exercise-related fatigue
- Viable source of bioavailable magnesium
- Stabilizes cholesterol levels
- Increases focus and mental clarity
- Improves the appearance and health of the skin
These amazing benefits can be obtained from just one pill, making it an ideal supplement for those living busy, hectic lives or always on the go.
Thanks to its many amazing health benefits, molecular hydrogen can play a pivotal role in not only maintaining good health but treating a wide range of health ailments and conditions naturally. Instead of simply focusing on the symptoms, it’s critical a person get to the root cause of their health issues, which is usually at the cellular level. Molecular hydrogen goes directly to the source of most health issues, which is at the cellular level. It is also an excellent way to keep the immune system strong, thus decreasing the probability of contracting various ailments.
Give molecular hydrogen and Fastonic a try. Your body will thank you.
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