Hydrogen’s health benefits


Hydrogen’s health benefits


  • Anti-Inflammatory by suppressing release of proinflammatory cytokine (Hydrogen turn off the DNA switch witch makes proinflammatory cytokine)
  • Arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Reduce allergy
  • Helps arteriosclerosis
  • Helps high blood pressure
  • Reduce or eliminate Hangover from alcohol consumption (hangover comes from massive number of reactive oxygen when your body tries to breakdown alcohol).
  • Protect DNA from damaging
  • Reduce Skin wrinkles
  • Reduce freckles and age spots (solar lentigines, liver spots)
  • Reduce dullness of skin
  • Reduce sagging of skin
  • Balance hormone.
  • Reduce sore muscles during and after exercise
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Stroke
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • ED (Erectile dysfunction)
  • Diabetes
  • Tiredness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Radiation
  • Autonomic nerve ataxia [imbalance]
  • Circulation (raise body temperature)
  • Reduces side effect of Chemo therapy during cancer treatment.
  • Hydrogen turns on the DNA switch which produce FGF-21 hormone, FGF-21 hormone plays key role to burn fat. This helps diabetes and prevent Obesity.
  • Activate parasympathetic nervous system and help relaxing (reducing irritation and anxiety) by promoting secretion of Ghrelin (hormone secreted in stomach) which promotes secretion of growth hormone.
    • Growth hormone will promote:
      • burn fat
      • Help shedding fat of fatty liver
      • Increase muscle mass
      • Increase metabolism
      • Increase metabolism
      • Increase bone mass (prevent osteoporosis)
      • Promote youth of skin
      • Overall anti-aging effect


Blow is from the research article “Clinical Effects of Hydrogen Administration: From Animal and Human Diseases to Exercise Medicine” published in January 2016 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=62945)

Hydrogen and health

The article talks about below in depth.

  1. Hydrogen as a Therapeutic or Preventive Agent in Models for Human Diseases
  2. Hydrogen and Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury
  3. Hydrogen and Metabolic Diseases
  4. Hydrogen and Cardiovascular Diseases
  5. Hydrogen and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  6. Hydrogen and Neuromuscular Diseases
  7. Hydrogen in Infections and Sepsis
  8. Hydrogen Effects on Radiation and Cancer Treatment
  9. Hydrogen in Skin and Aging
  10. Hydrogen in Reproductive Tissues, Pregnancy, Neonatal Development and Newborns
  11. Hydrogen in Inflammatory Diseases
  12. Hydrogen in Injuries
  13. Hydrogen in Exercise and Sports Medicine
  14. Miscellaneous Uses of Hydrogen

Hydrogen and Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

“While ischemia/reperfusion can occur in several organs, it is frequently observed in heart, brain, kidney, liverretina, lungs, and the gastrointestinal tract. Molecular hydrogen has been used as a prophylactic and therapeutic agent for acute or chronic ischemia/reperfusion in those organs.”

Hydrogen and Metabolic Diseases

“The most common metabolic disease is metabolic syndrome (MetSyn), which is a health condition characterized by a high increment for a group of risk factors that occur together (obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension). Collectively these factors increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) ……  
The incidence and prevalence of MetSynstrongly increases with age, and it is often found in older populations, especially in men, in association with sex hormones changes during aging. …..  
Oxidative stress is a major component in the pathogenesis of MetSyn. The levels of ROS/RNS are significantly increased in MetSyn, along with abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. The increased production of ROS/RNS free-radicals, which attack and oxidize polyunsaturated fatty acids in a process known as lipid peroxidation, is particularly prevalent in MetSyn. …..
Hydrogen-enriched water has been used to treat rat models of MetSyn. For example, SHR-ND rats are genetically modified rats that develop MetSyn, and they have hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia with increased oxidative stress and inflammation. Treatment of SHR-ND rats for sixteen weeks with hydrogen-rich water improved renal function. Kidney damage as a result of glomerular sclerosis was also improved (reduced by 17%, p < 0.05). Finally, the total plasma antioxidant capacity as determined by Biological Antioxidant Potential or BAP, measured by standard reactions of Fe3+ to Fe2+, was also improved by 22% (p < 0.05). The beneficial effect of hydrogen-enriched water has also been studied in rat myoblasts L6 cells in culture, where glucose uptake was reported to be dramatically increased”

Obesity is an important element and major risk factor of MetSyn, and it can constitute a pathological condition in which there is excessive accumulation of body fat along with a reduction in life expectancy and/or increased health problems…
It was found that H2-enriched water enhanced the hepatic expression of the hormone fibroblast growth factor 21, which is involved in pathways of fatty acid and glucose expenditure in the body, leading to the stimulation of energy metabolism. In humans consumption of H2-enriched water, over a period of 8 weeks, promoted antioxidant capacity in patients with MetSyn.
The consumption of hydrogen-enriched water for a period of about 10 weeks promoted a reduction in total cholesterol and in LDL-cholesterol serum levels. In addition, HDL levels improved, as measured by different tests, indicating protection against LDL oxidation by an average of 31%
(p < 0.05).


Since the first study published on the health benefits of hydrogen by Prof. Shigeo Ohta and his associates at Nature Medicine in 2007, more than 400 clinical research papers have been published around the world, and many hospitals and clinical institutes have been using Hydrogen for preventative and therapeutic medical treatments.

Effect of molecular Hydrogen have been documented in 63 disease models.  

You may find some other research papers at www.whyhydrogen.info.