Hydrogen Therapy — A Novel Anti-Aging Treatment
Hydrogen therapy fulfills all the requirements to quality as a novel anti-aging technology with epigenetic and regenerative effects.
Molecular hydrogen inhalation has anti-aging effects & use in neurological, cardiovascular, rheumatological and cancer conditions.
Hydrogen therapy has shown anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ability in many clinical trials. Recent research on Hydrogen therapy for anti-aging shows the incredible benefits of hydrogen inhalation therapy for IBS, brain disorders, COPD, lung cancer, asthma, hearth health disorders and more.
Hydrogen gas therapy and hydrogen-rich water may enhance the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity, mitochondrial energy metabolism, the immune system, circadian clock and regulate cell death (apoptosis and autophagy) and therefore has therapeutic potential for several conditions.
The preventive and healing benefits of Hydrogen therapy have seen hundreds of published research studies and trials for various pathological and cellular processes.
In recent published research studies, hydrogen therapy has been found beneficial for respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, reproductive, urinary, motor, and sensory system diseases, as well as for the treatment of metabolic syndrome and cancer.
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Molecular hydrogen is probably the only antioxidant molecule that can reach inside the mitochondria because of its small size. Similar to PEMF therapy, hydrogen therapy also directly protects mitochondria exposed to reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Hydrogen Therapy and Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is well known to be involved in lifestyle-related diseases, including atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes , heart diseases, and cancer. Oxidative stress has been defined as harmful because oxygen free radicals attack biological molecules such as lipids, proteins, and DNA. However, oxidative stress also has a useful role in physiologic adaptation and in the regulation of intracellular signal transduction.
Many clinically tested antioxidants exhibit high toxicity levels that limit their usage to a narrow range of therapeutic dosages, and result in ineffective prevention of oxidative stress-related diseases.
Hydrogen therapy acts as a selective antioxidant among many proposed biological activities. Hydrogen gas and hydrogen-rich water is a specific scavenger of very strong oxidants that destroy beneficial cells with nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins, resulting in DNA fragmentation (Aging), lipid peroxidation, and protein inactivation. Additionally, molecular hydrogen does not appear to react with other ROS that have normal physiological functions in vivo.
We can now begin see how Hydrogen Therapy is such a novel anti-aging technology.
Equipment used for Hydrogen Gas Therapy and Molecular Hydrogen Water
Hydrogen therapy delivered in form inhaling hydrogen gas and/or drinking hydrogen-rich water is most common today in many countries including United States, Canada, Asia and Europe.
A Molecular hydrogen gas generator also known as Hydrogen Inhaler uses pure distilled water electrolysis to generate hydrogen gas. This gas can then bubbled through water for a few minutes to make hydrogen rich water.
Common doses in Hydrogen gas therapy clinical studies uses 2–4% H2. Today there are also Oxyhydrogen systems that deliver both Hydrogen and Oxygen simultaneously to improve the results from Hydrogen therapy alone. The additional Oxygen is useful for further enhancing the energy uptake in the body for self-repair, while Hydrogen works as an effective and clean fuel leaving no waste except H2O.
Hydrogen as a functional food and medicine needs further attention for sure!