How H2 Molecular Hydrogen can help you improve your health:
By optimizing your body’s natural balance between beneficial reactive oxygen species and production of antioxidants, you can help your body maintain a healthy balance for overall health.*
Each H2-generating tablet provides up to 8 ppm of molecular hydrogen gas to help you control oxidative stress, responding only when needed to help support organs, cells and genetic material.*
It can help neutralize the damaging effects on your body from processed foods, sugar, alcohol, cigarette smoking, air pollution, environmental toxins, cell phone radiation, dirty electricity and electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Dr Mercola H2 Molecular Hydrogen is the FIRST H2-producing tablet with an FDA NDI#. And it provides an extraordinary dose of H2 gas – up to 8 ppm in 480 mL of water.
They’ve designed it for general health and longevity, including heart health, athletic performance, sleep, mood, brain health, cell health, joint comfort and much more.*
What causes Oxidation-reduction reactions?
Oxidation-reduction reactions are a natural process that happens constantly within your cells. Many factors can increase oxidative stress and the formation of free radicals in your body.
Here are just a few…
- Sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Processed foods
- Cigarette smoking
- Air pollutants
- Environmental toxins
- Mobile phone radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
Most people believe all free radicals are bad, but that is not true. You need a certain amount of free radicals for health as they serve as important signaling molecules, or messengers.
One example of a beneficial free radical is nitric oxide, which promotes healthy blood flow and blood pressure.
However, forming too many free radicals from eating a poor diet or being exposed to toxins or EMFs can harm you.
Excess free radicals and the wrong types can damage your stem cells, mitochondria, cell membranes, proteins and DNA, and can hasten your body’s cellular aging.
How Antioxidants Can Save the Day… Or Make Matters Worse
There’s no question antioxidants are valuable for health. Vegetables and fruits are rich sources of antioxidants, and studies show that the individuals consuming the highest levels tend to enjoy better overall health.
However, taking high doses of many supplemental antioxidants may be problematic. Take vitamin E for example… In its complete, balanced form, with all four of its naturally occurring tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds, it’s an im portant nutrient. High doses of synthetic alpha-tocopherol without balanced tocopherols and tocotrienols, like what’s found in most vitamin E supplements, may interfere with health.
Certain antioxidants are essential. That is, your body can’t make the nutrient or enough of it, so you need an external source. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and antioxidant.
Free radicals can harm your body and cause cellular damage if they aren’t effectively neutralized by an antioxidant.
Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals that grab any convenient electrons they can find. When they indiscriminately rob electrons from stable molecules, they create unstable molecules that can lead to oxidative stress.
This can happen with athletes when they mega-dose with high levels of antioxidants on a regular basis. The antioxidants can negate many of the benefits of exercise training because they neutralize some of the beneficial biologically-signaling free radicals, even the ones that your body needs for proper functioning and healthy blood flow.
How Hydrogen Works Its Metabolic Magic to Support Your Health
While hydrogen has long been recognized for its value in promoting health, the first major study was published in Nature Medicine in 2007 and is only recently becoming known to Americans. Japanese researchers have been studying the potential of hydrogen for the last decade.
Because hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, it can easily penetrate every tissue in your body, including your brain and cellular parts like your mitochondria and nucleus.
With more than 1,200 peer-reviewed scientific publications on molecular hydrogen, researchers report that hydrogen may benefit every organ in your body. And it does this by targeting excess oxidation and supporting a healthy inflammatory response.
One of the most distinguishing features of H2 besides its particle size and bioavailability, is its selectivity as an antioxidant.
Molecular hydrogen selectively reduces excessive harmful free radicals in your body.
A prime example of this is right inside your cells…
During normal energy production, your mitochondria are a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Molecular hydrogen directly protects mitochondria from the damaging effects of ROS.
H2 gas fights excessive oxidative stress, specifically from hydroxyl radicals and peroxynitrite, which are very destructive molecules that damage your DNA and ones that are amplified by EMFs. And even better, when H2 does neutralize a free radical, it leaves no toxic byproducts behind.
Best of all, hydrogen accomplishes this without decreasing levels of some of the beneficial reactive oxygen species, like hydrogen peroxide, nitric oxide or superoxide.
Meet Your Body’s Antioxidant Needs with Molecular Hydrogen Gas
Glutathione is one of your body’s key internal antioxidants. Your levels can drop with poor nutrition, environmental toxins and stress. Glutathione levels also decline with age.
I believe it’s far better for your body to make its own supply rather than taking glutathione supplements.
Not only is this less expensive and more convenient, but molecules like glutathione are very difficult to get into your blood stream intact, let alone inside of the cells.
One of the ways molecular hydrogen performs its metabolic magic is by activating the important Nrf2 pathway that signals your body to make its own antioxidants, including glutathione.
What exactly is Nrf2?
It’s a transcription factor that, when activated, goes into your cell’s nucleus and binds to the antioxidant response element in the DNA.
It then signals your body to produce beneficial cell-protecting enzymes such as glutathione, superoxide dismutase catalase, glutathione peroxidase, phase II enzymes, heme-1 oxygenase and many others.
This is clearly the most ideal way to create the antioxidants your body requires so you can avoid too high of levels of damaging oxidative stress. Molecular hydrogen tells your body to make additional antioxidants only when excess oxidative stress is present.
These two important functions of H2 – its antioxidant selectivity and the activation of the Nrf2 pathway – help to powerfully limit the oxidative damage that can lead to accelerated cellular aging and changes in your cells and organs.