Why Hydrogen?

Hydrogen water is pure water with additional hydrogen molecules added to it. This produces an odourless, colourless, tasteless water which helps to supercharge the immune system and fight off free radicals in our bodies.

What is hydrogen?

Hydrogen, or H1, is the lightest element in the periodic table. In nature, hydrogen atoms tend to bond with other atoms. For example, when two hydrogen atoms bond, they form molecular hydrogen or H2. When H2 bonds with a single oxygen atom, this becomes water – commonly known as H2O. For many years, scientists have been investigating the considerable health benefits of hydrogen-enriched water. In fact, the Japanese have been drinking, even bathing in ‘Shin’nooru solution’ as it is known, since the 1960s.

Why do we add molecular hydrogen to water?

Our bodies develop free radicals (unstable molecules that are formed when atoms gain or lose electrons) due to stress, pollution, unhealthy diets and certain lifestyle choices. Excessive free radicals contribute to the breaking down of our DNA, ribonucleic acid and proteins, leading to cell damage and disease. Learning to neutralise and balance free radicals is key to reducing oxidative stress and maintaining good physical and mental health.

Hydrogen molecules are extremely light and small. This facilitates their rapid diffusion into the body. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, they can activate antioxidant enzymes and target the most harmful free radicals in our bodies, converting them into water. By penetrating the cell membrane and nucleus, molecular hydrogen can repair and protect our DNA, enhancing mitochondrial health. What’s more, molecular hydrogen is considered to be one of the safest antioxidants for our bodies because it leaves no by-products.

One of the easiest, most accessible and effective ways to consume molecular hydrogen is by drinking hydrogen-enriched water.

The benefits of drinking hydrogen water

By infusing high parts per million (ppm) of molecular hydrogen into our drinking water, we can create super-saturated hydrogen water which has extensive benefits* on our health. This ‘super’ water can:

  • Help neutralise free radicals
  • Increase VO2-max and sports performance
  • Increase endogenous antioxidant and vitamin status
  • Reduce the formation of lactic acid
  • Aid muscle recovery
  • Reduce oxidative stress
  • Improve sport recovery time and injury healing
  • Enhance the appearance of skin
  • Help stabilise blood sugar
  • Improve hydration
  • Protect against radiation and toxicity damage
  • Lessen pain and inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Contribute to rectifying DNA damage
  • Support cognitive functions
* This is not an exhaustive list. Please see the Research Studies page to read independent research on the benefits of molecular hydrogen.

HtoEAU – our brand of hydrogen water

There are a number of companies around the world producing regular hydrogen water, with a typical parts per million (ppm) concentration in the range 0.5 to 1.6 ppm.

The Hydrogen Innovation Company has developed hydrogen-enrichment methods which enable us to produce water with a significantly higher ppm concentration of hydrogen.