This article is written in partnership with Vital Reaction —they’re dedicated to advancing health and human potential with molecular hydrogen, and we’re honored to work with them. ~ ed.
“Let’s face it—in the world of natural and alternative medicine, there is no shortage of bullsh*t. Snake oil. False claims. Woo-woo nonsense. Regardless, there is also a wealth of knowledge and viable information that has largely been suppressed…” ~ Dr. Mark Sircus
There’s a wellness fix for everyone and everything out there—some more legit than others.
Gone are the days when we simply wander into our GP’s office and leave it up to doctors to make major health decisions for us.
The rise of functional and holistic medicine has meant more of us taking back responsibility for our own bodies and minds.
This is a great thing. It’s also a problematic thing because, with the help of Dr. Google, we’ve all become more susceptible to being suckered.
So, when I first heard of the wonders of hydrogen therapy from Vital Reaction, I was skeptical.
It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that much of the generally accepted health practices that we consider normal today are only that way because we’ve become used to them over time. There was a time when everything was a weird new thing.
If we’re going to benefit from some of the potentially life-changing therapies on the cutting edge of science today, we need to keep an open, but discerning mind.
That said, here’s why hydrogen therapy is more than just another health fad:
“Molecular hydrogen might be one of the simplest additions you can make to your life today that has tremendous benefits.” ~ Dr. Jill Carnahan
Molecular hydrogen is a uniquely powerful antioxidant:
The more antioxidants the merrier, right? Pass the dark chocolate, red wine, coffee, and blueberries! They help us fight free radicals—which sound like some rampant radioactive nastiness, right? Well, yes, but also…
To understand what makes hydrogen such a superior antioxidant, we have to understand that free radicals are not all bad. In fact, without free radicals, we’d all be dead because they play a pretty crucial role in our immune system, which uses these highly reactive and potentially damaging molecules to attack foreign invaders.
Free radicals are simply uncharged or unstable molecules, created as a waste product of metabolism, as well as in reaction to various types of internal or environmental stressors: from pollution to anxiety to diet.
Because they’re so highly reactive, they pull apart pieces of other molecules to gain stability and in their search for stability, they can cause harm which sometimes results in chain reactions, known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is linked to everything from premature aging to chronic disease and early death.
Antioxidants are essentially molecules that safely stabilize free radicals and reduce the amount of damage they can do.
As always, balance is everything. What a healthy lifestyle, as well as a good antioxidant, does is balance the production and destruction of free radicals in the body—so that we’ve got enough to maintain healthy immune function, but not so many that they begin to cause damage to our healthy cells.
Hydrogen is superior to other antioxidants for two reasons:
1. Hydrogen is extremely small and highly bioavailable.
Being the simplest, smallest and most abundant element in the universe—one of only four elements present in every living organism, along with carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen—makes hydrogen superbly bioavailable. It is able to penetrate well into your cells, accessing your mitochondria and cell nucleus to mop up rogue free radicals. It can even cross the blood-brain barrier.
2. Hydrogen is the only selective antioxidant.
Most antioxidants have a blanket effect, neutralizing all free radicals. But hydrogen is an extremely stable molecule, only targeting the really bad guys, specifically hydroxyl radical and peroxynitrite. We actually lack natural defenses against these nasty molecules, so this is extremely important. At the same time, hydrogen signals multiple natural healing pathways in your body, initiating your own cells to start making more of their own antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules.
Hydrogen’s astounding health benefits:
- Improves cognitive function & protects your brain from degeneration
- Reduces inflammation & calms allergic reactions
- Promotes cellular health, boosting mitochondrial function
- Increases energy & improves sleep
- Promotes skin health & tone
- Protects muscle health & prevents muscle wasting
- Helps balance the pH of the blood, preventing acidosis
- Enhances athletic performance & decreases recovery time
- Supports healthy weight management
- Hydrates your body at the cellular level
- Prevents hangovers
- Protects organs including the brain, pancreas, heart, liver, eyes & lungs from damage
These aren’t just wild claims—they’re all proven benefits, rooted in science. Over 1,400 peer-reviewed scientific articles have been written demonstrating molecular hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in hundreds of different disease and trauma scenarios: from neurological diseases and brain trauma to depression, anxiety and mood disorders; from cardiovascular disease and diabetes to obesity and inflammatory skin diseases.
In Japan, hydrogen gas is already used as a therapy in many hospitals and on the sidelines of many children’s’ football games in the case of head injury.
There is also emerging evidence about its potential in treating cancer and managing some of the side-effects of chemotherapy.
Human trials using molecular hydrogen inhalation have been conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital and there are multiple studies on its benefits for athletic performance.
How to get all the benefits, immediately:
Vital Reaction offers high-quality molecular hydrogen products, including tablets and hydrogen inhalers. Tablets can be dissolved in drinking water for a quick boost, as part of your daily health regimen. With Vital Reaction, you get the most hydrogen per serving of any product on the market, providing your cells with the antioxidant power to combat oxidative stress and supporting your body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (optimal balance) by neutralizing harmful free radicals and boosting your natural antioxidant system.
Hydrogen inhalers may look a bit awkward and geriatric, but many of the world’s most tuned-in biohackers are now using them as part of their protocol.
They’re also super simple and safe to use at home; all you need is distilled water and there’s no such thing as overdosing on hydrogen.
If the nasal cannula is a bit too reminiscent of your great-grandma’s oxygen inhaler for you, hydrogen tablets are a convenient and effective way to get all the benefits. These handy tablets release millions of nanobubbles of molecular hydrogen, transforming any ordinary noncarbonated beverage into a powerful health elixir. This is definitely the most affordable way to give hydrogen a try.
Vital Reaction has also recently released a new topical application, which is especially potent to reverse wrinkle formation and the effects of UV exposure.
As the best molecular hydrogen supplement maker in the market, all their products are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
“The promise of molecular hydrogen as a preventative wellness tool is too big to ignore. And for athletes looking to boost recovery and those dealing with condition-specific pain and inflammation issues, the promise seems to be even greater.” ~ Suzanne Hall
If you decide to give hydrogen therapy a try, let us know in the comments about your experience. We’d love to hear your feedback!
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