Hydrogen Water News /hydrogenwaters Hydrogen Water News Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:55:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Now you can HEAR chemistry: Health Ranger translates molecules into music in stunning video demonstration that will blow your mind (and your ears) /hydrogenwaters/2017-01-04-elemonics-hear-chemistry-molecules-music-harmonics-elements-mike-adams-health-ranger-demonstration.html /hydrogenwaters/2017-01-04-elemonics-hear-chemistry-molecules-music-harmonics-elements-mike-adams-health-ranger-demonstration.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2017-01-04-elemonics-hear-chemistry-molecules-music-harmonics-elements-mike-adams-health-ranger-demonstration.html What you are about to witness is something I first performed live in Dallas at The Truth About Cancer symposium in 2016, in front of an audience of tens of thousands of people (live + online streaming).

It was so astonishing to the audience — truly jaw-dropping — that people couldn’t stop talking to me about it for days. They wanted to hear more about this extraordinary harmonic code found in the Table of Elements and the laws of physics and chemistry.

In the video below, I demonstrate what I now call “Elemonics” — the science of translating chemistry and molecules into audible music by sequencing elements using the inverse of their atomic mass units (i.e. frequencies) as documented in the Table of Elements. (The video explains it in more detail.)

In essence, I have discovered a way to map the elements to a standard 88-key keyboard using their documented atomic masses. Hydrogen is mapped to 3,520 Hz (high A7 key on the keyboard) as the only arbitrary choice in this mapping, and the rest of the elements are mapped in relation to Hydrogen. Since Carbon has a mass of 12, for example, it gets mapped to 3,520 / 12 which equals 293.3 Hz. That corresponds to the D4 key on an 88-key keyboard.

Using this translation, I was then able to play molecules as musical sequences, allowing the world to HEAR nutritional chemistry for the first time.

Now you can HEAR vitamin C, carbon dioxide, water and progesterone

In this video demonstration, I play the musical sequences for many different molecules of life, including water, oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide, magnesium oxide, calcium carbonate and even progesterone.

Using the same mathematical translation of physical elements into musical tones, I was also able to sequence organophosphate pesticides and toxic herbicides such as glyphosate. In the video below, you can now “hear” toxic pesticides, fluoride and even toxic heavy metals like mercury, lead and cadmium.

What you’ll notice in experiencing all this is that highly toxic elements like Fluorine, commonly used in psychiatric drugs and toxic pesticides, sound disturbing and destructive. This is not mere coincidence.

Click here to watch the Elemonics video demonstration now on YouTube, or watch the video below. You can also download my Elemonics musical sequences as MP3 files at:

www.NaturalNews.com/Symphony

Read more about how I discovered this hidden pattern in the Table of Elements below…

How I discovered Elemonics

This incredible revelation came to me during a walk in nature as I was pondering a particular ionization problem with a Time-Of-Flight mass spec instrument at my forensic food laboratory (CWClabs.com).

I was having difficulty ionizing a certain target analyte using the ESI (electrospray ionization) in negative ionization mode, and I was playing around with a thought experiment that explored whether a solution might be found in identifying the harmonic resonance of the molecule in question, then shattering the ionic bonds with ionization voltage broadcast at a resonant frequency.

See, normally in mass spec systems, the fragmentation voltage is set at a fixed frequency. But what if we had control over that frequency as a parameter in our mass spec analysis? Certain frequencies of voltage could turn out to be far more effective at molecular fragmentation.

This, in theory, could achieve more efficient molecular fragmentation, exposing each fragment to easy ionization and subsequent detection via mass-to-charge ratio discrimination. In this case, I’m proposing a post-ionization fragmentation and secondary ionization, which I don’t think is available in current mass spec systems. If this could be achieved, the mass spec software can easily analyze molecular fragmentation to identify the original molecule, using what are essentially “fragmentation fingerprints” to piece together the original pre-fragmented molecule. In effect, I would end up with a bunch of smaller M+H fragments, each with much higher IP (ionization potential) which translates into far greater detection sensitivity for the analyte in question.

In any case, that was just a thought experiment… but it paid off in a strange way. Brainstorming the problem caused me to realize I could translate chemistry into audible music!

So the next day, I started doing the math, using the Period Table of Elements as my guide. If you try to double check my math, by the way, make sure you understand that standard tables only give average masses based on the naturally occurring ratios of multi-isotopic elements. These “average mass” numbers are misleading. To arrive at the correct answers in terms of harmonics, you have to take this to the next level of understanding and identify the whole number atomic masses of each isotopic in a multi-isotopic spread. Lead, for example, isn’t really 207.2. There’s actually lead at 206, more lead at 207, yet more lead at 208, etc. They average to 207.2 based on the naturally occurring isotopic spread observed on Earth, but there isn’t any lead atom that’s actually 207.2 atomic mass units. (I may explain more on this in a follow up article.)

 

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Anti-aging properties of drinking hydrogen-rich water on periodontal tissues /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-anti-aging-properties-of-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water-on-periodontal-tissues.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-anti-aging-properties-of-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water-on-periodontal-tissues.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-anti-aging-properties-of-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water-on-periodontal-tissues.html

Oxidative stress is involved in age-related inflammatory reactions. Molecular hydrogen is considered to be a novel antioxidant that can reduce oxidative stress. Therefore, drinking hydrogen-rich water may suppress age-related oxidative stress and inflammatory reactions in the periodontal tissues.

(Article by Okayamma University, republished from http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-anti-aging-properties-hydrogen-rich-periodontal-tissues.html)

However, it remains unclear what the effects drinking hydrogen-rich water would be over the course of a lifetime.

Takaaki Tomofuji and colleagues at Okayama University have shown the anti-aging effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on periodontal tissues.

Four-month-old male Fischer 344 rats (n=12) were divided into two groups: the experimental group (hydrogen-rich water intake) and the control group (distilled water intake). The rats consumed hydrogen-rich water or distilled water until they reached 16 months in age.

At 16 months, the periodontal levels of oxidative stress were higher in the control group compared with the baseline level (p< 0.05), and lower in the experimental group than in the control group (p< 0.05). The values of the linear distance between the cemento-enamel junction and alveolar bone crest were significantly lower in the experimental group than in the control group at the mesial root regions (p< 0.05). Although protein expression of interleukin-1β did not differ, gene expression of Nod-like receptor protein 3 inflammasomes was activated in periodontal tissues from the experimental group as compared with the control group.

These findings indicate that drinking hydrogen-rich could suppress , but did not affect inflammatory reactions in aging periodontal tissues.

Explore further: Nonsurgical treatment of periodontitis for persons with diabetes does not improve glycemic control

More information: Tomofuji T, Kawabata Y, Kasuyama K, Endo Y, Yoneda T, Yamane M, Azuma T, Ekuni D, and Morita M. Effects of hydrogen-rich water on aging periodontal tissues in rats. Scientific Reports 4, 5534 (2014). (DOI): 10.1038/srep05534

 

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Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-ancient-hydrogen-rich-waters-discovered-deep-underground-at-locations-around-the-world.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-ancient-hydrogen-rich-waters-discovered-deep-underground-at-locations-around-the-world.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-ancient-hydrogen-rich-waters-discovered-deep-underground-at-locations-around-the-world.html A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto’s Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath Earth’s surface in rock fractures in Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia.

(Article by University of Toronto, republished from http://phys.org/news/2014-12-ancient-hydrogen-rich-deep-underground-world.html)

Common in Precambrian Shield rocks – the oldest rocks on Earth – the ancient waters have a chemistry similar to that found near deep sea vents, suggesting these waters can support microbes living in isolation from the surface.
The study, to be published in Nature on December 18, includes data from 19 different mine sites that were explored by Sherwood Lollar, a geoscientist at U of T’s Department of Earth Sciences, U of T senior research associate Georges Lacrampe-Couloume, and colleagues at Oxford and Princeton universities.
The scientists also explain how two chemical reactions combine to produce substantial quantities of hydrogen, doubling estimates of global production from these processes which had previously been based only on hydrogen coming out of the ocean floor.
“This represents a quantum change in our understanding of the total volume of Earth’s crust that may be habitable,” said Sherwood Lollar.
“Until now, none of the estimates of global hydrogen production sustaining deep microbial populations had included a contribution from the ancient continents. Since Precambrian rocks make up more than 70 per cent of the surface of Earth’s crust, Sherwood Lollar likens these terrains to a “sleeping giant”, a huge area that has now been discovered to be a source of possible energy for life,” she said.
Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world
Sampling equipment to measure flow rates for fracture waters. Credit: B. Sherwood Lollar.
One process, known as radiolytic decomposition of water, involves water undergoing a breakdown into hydrogen when exposed to radiation. The other is a chemical reaction called serpentization, a mineral alteration reaction that is common in such ancient rocks.
This study has important implications for the search for deep microbial life. Quantifying the global hydrogen budget is key to understanding the amount of the Earth’s biomass that is in the subsurface, as many deep ecosystems contain chemolithotrophic – so-called “rock-eating” – organisms that consume hydrogen. In the deep gold mines of South Africa, and under the sea, at hydrothermal vents where breaks in the fissure of Earth’s surface that release geothermally heated waters – hydrogen-rich fluids host complex microbial communities that are nurtured by the chemicals dissolved in the fluids. This study identifies a global network of sites with hydrogen-rich waters that will be targeted for exploration for deep life over the coming years.
Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world
University of Toronto researchers underground. Credit: K. Voglesanger
Further, because Mars – like the Precambrian crust – consists of billions-of-year-old rocks with hydrogen-producing potential, this finding has ramifications for astrobiology. “If the ancient rocks of Earth are producing this much hydrogen, it may be that similar processes are taking place on Mars,” said Sherwood Lollar.
Explore further: The world’s oldest water?
More information: The contribution of the Precambrian continental lithosphere to global H2 production, Nature, 2014: DOI: 10.1038/nature14017
Journal reference: Nature
Provided by: University of Toronto
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-12-ancient-hydrogen-rich-deep-underground-world.html#jCp

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Should You Be Drinking Hydrogen Water Now? /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-20849.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-20849.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-20849 Biological systems need water to function. Water, having a unique molecular structure, constitutes all organisms. Earth and its humans rely on water for sustenance; and ultimately, for survival. At present, people are encouraged to develop a better understanding of its health qualities especially with developing talks about hydrogen-rich water.

(Article by Healthy Beauty Journal, republished from http://hbj.sg/hydrogenwater/)

So what’s the buzz about it? Why processed water? Is it merely tampered water meant to cast a placebo-like effect on consumers? Not quite. Most may be unfamiliar about this concept for now, but its potential for the future is enormous.

Hydrogen-rich water still remains to be highly intriguing for now, but a consultation with your trusted doctor will shed light on its characteristics and benefits. For the meantime, here is what you need to know further.

 

Origins

When hydrogen and oxygen bond with a ratio of 2 to 1, water becomes its product. Therefore, there is no water without this highly useful element in the equation. What most people don’t know is that water is categorized based on the percentage of hydrogen found in it.  The truth is, 99% of what humans consume for various purposes is rated poorly as far as the presence of hydrogen is concerned.

Why poor? Hydrogen is made up of only one proton and one electron, thus making it the lightest gas in the entire universe. When water is infused with hydrogen gas, it merely escapes into thin air, pun intended. It evaporates quickly and is not an easily accessible component in water.

Humans and biological systems may be getting by, but this truth also presents an opportunity to aim for a richer quality of life.  In which case, hydrogen water and its creation present a great potential for human consumption.

 

What is it made of?

How is hydrogen-rich water created? A simple chemical reaction is all it takes. Can I prepare it at home? Yes, you can.

Since human body cells need to access hydrogen easier, this is what the process is for. Normally, a ceramic stick that contains metallic magnesium is placed inside a bottle containing plain water. Once this is done, a reaction takes place which produces hydrogen in a constant manner.

Antioxidant water generators are now available in the market. This makes it easy for people to produce their own hydrogen-rich water; and leaving them no excuse to not lead a healthier lifestyle.  Water packs and sticks are also being marketed for a portable alternative.

 

Why use it?

People are bound to consume hydrogen-rich water because of its exceptional antioxidant properties. Moreover, it aids in bodily functions. To expound, the human body is primarily responsible for its key functions, as its systems exist by nature. But when hydrogen is introduced to the body, it gives more use to water. Increased potential for usage means that there is also more to maximize.

What are the given benefits? These direct mechanisms lead the way.

–        Since hydrogen acts as the antioxidant for your body, it helps ease the burden of the immune system. Damage reduction is a beneficial function that keeps your body intact and able to recover quickly. While in a better physical state, you can also enjoy a better quality of life for the years to come.

–        Each cell in a human body must be powered up to sustain functions, and hydrogen takes on this role. With empowered cells, you can depend less on food for energy day in, day out. An acceptable decrease in consumption also means that there is less toxin buildup in the body.

 

Benefits

Hydrogen-rich water is marketed through many benefits. Consumers always want to know what they will get out of a breakthrough. To highlight some of the notable ones:

  • Effective inner body detoxification – rejuvenation starts from the inside and reflects in your outer appearance
  • Body temperature regulation – thus decreasing the possibilities of physical fatigue and heat loss with temperature imbalance
  • Better nutrient absorption by bodily cells – maximizing nutrients that come from the food you eat
  • Improved/regulated digestion and circulation – to keep your tummy happy and healthy
  • Maintained alertness for the mind – to have better focus and perception

There are pilot studies focused on examining the comprehensive benefits of hydrogen-rich water. Here’s an added overview of the effects based on different contexts:

Diabetes – Reportedly, hydrogen-rich water has the ability to improve the health of patients suffering (or bound to suffer) from this condition. A total of 36 patients were tested in a study in which two groups were made to drink 30 ounces of hydrogen-rich water and plain water respectively. After the eight-week testing period, those who consumed the former had shown improved glucose metabolism.

Cancer – Cancer patients who undergo radiation treatment are in for a tough ride. Ironically, these treatments decrease one’s quality of life where after sessions, patients always end up in extreme fatigue. A certain Dr. Nakao led a study in 2011 involving 49 liver cancer patients who were undergoing radiation that time. The suggested consumption was two quarts of hydrogen rich water lasting up to six weeks. Results that showed decreased cell injury were in favor of hydrogen-rich water compared to tap. Ultimately, the goal was to prove that they too enjoy a better living.
Dangers/Considerations

 

For every breakthrough in the health industry, there is a corresponding catch. Pros are often leveled out by the cons, but sometimes there are more benefits than setbacks. Still, it is important to acknowledge the potential of hydrogen-rich water without forgetting to ask questions such as “Is it completely safe?” and “Should we all be drinking it?”

 

There are reports from people saying that they have experienced headaches, mild heartburns and loose stools which can be connected to their intake of hydrogen-rich water.

 

The same Dr. Nakao who initiated the 2011 study on liver cancer patients personally vouched that these perceived/actual effects are to be considered negligible. The percentage of magnesium found in the sticks is way lesser than what a human would normally expect from a normal diet. In which case, it can be consumed in the long run to help aid therapeutic effects in a person’s body and overall health.

Read more at http://hbj.sg/hydrogenwater/

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Scientist Explains Benefits of Hydrogen Rich Alkaline Water /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-scientist-explains-benefits-of-hydrogen-rich-alkaline-water.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-scientist-explains-benefits-of-hydrogen-rich-alkaline-water.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-scientist-explains-benefits-of-hydrogen-rich-alkaline-water What’s the story of hydrogen in ionized alkaline water, molecular hydrogen, and hydrogen pills or tablets? Welcome to the hydrogen movement. From this article you will learn the positive impact hydrogen-rich alkaline water can have on your overall health. So, allow us to introduce to you Tyler LeBaron, who will explain to you the benefits of molecular hydrogen in ionized water.

(Article by HealthAlkaline, republished from http://www.healthalkaline.com/scientist-explains-benefits-of-hydrogen-rich-alkaline-water/)

In 2007 hydrogen, after much scientific research was shown to have incredible therapeutic benefits. From hydrogen, the first element in the periodic table spawned every other element. When hydrogen reacts with oxygen, we get life-giving water. Hydrogen is really the beginning of life on earth. And yet today, hydrogen again is at the forefront but this time in biomedical and anti-aging research.

In More than 400 types of publications, including 30 plus human studies have shown molecular hydrogen to be therapeutic in essentially every organ of the human body in over 140 human disease models. (See All the Research Here.)

What Is Hydrogen?

Hydrogen gas or diatomic molecular hydrogen is the chemical formula H2. It is the smallest molecule in the universe, about have the size of oxygen. This gives it a higher cellular bio-availability above any other supplement, drug or nutriceutical. Molecular Hydrogen can rapidly diffuse deep into all the human body cells and mitochondria, as well as easily pass through the blood brain barrier. Molecular Hydrogen, is not bound to any other compound, but it’s free and independently available. Water for instance, has bound hydrogen that is connected to the oxygen (H2O). But hydrogen gas on the other hand is available hydrogen H2 where the hydrogen are only bound to each other. It’s this gascious form of hydrogen that is dissolved in the water. Why is this so important and what does mean for you?

Diseases and Molecular Hydrogen

Well, you understand that the rates of cardiovascular disease, the diabetes, obesity and many neurological disorders such as autism, ADD, depression, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and others are extremely high in our society today. So the need for a safe and natural anti-aging remedy that brings the body back to homeostasis has never been greater.

Scientific research on molecular hydrogen suggests that this long forgotten molecule may in fact be the key to the revolution of health and wellness.

So How Does Molecular Hydrogen Work?

Human, animal, and cell studies shows that this hydrogen exerts beneficial effects via three primary methods.

  1. It instantaneously converts the toxic hydroxil radicals in your body to water
  2. It maintains the homeostatic levels of our body’s own antioxidants
  3. It also has a beneficial effect on cell signaling, cell metabolism, and gene expression, which gives it anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-aging effects.

To be very clear about this, H2 molecular hydrogen gas is NOT a foreign substance. It isn’t and doesn’t function like a drug or pharmaceutical that are foreign and alien to your body. In fact, after a fiber-rich meal our gut bacteria produces a large amount of this hydrogen gas which diffuses into the blood and exerts many beneficial effects which is another reason why your Mom was right and told you to, “Eat your vegetables because they are good for you.”

According to the research, drinking water that contains solubilized hydrogen gas is often the most effective way the deliver hydrogen to the body, and interestingly enough it is also the oldest method — It is nature’s way. What’s more, recent investigations of healing springs in places like Japan, Mexico and India show that these waters are therapeutic because they contain dissolved hydrogen gas.

Think about it. It makes sense because hydrogen has been so intimately involved in the origins of life that it would still benefit us today. Perhaps this is why we naturally developed a symbiotic relationship with the H2 producing bacteria in our gut. And also why nature produced springs rich in hydrogen gas, to benefit creation. Indeed, this hydrogen appears to be benefiting all of forms of life, including plants.

This is not another health fad, that are usually void of scientific studies. PubMed has many research articles by the scientific medical community on hydrogen water or you can visit Molecular Hydrogen Institute to learn more. Notable publications like the Journals Nature and Science have also published research on hydrogen gas.

Ionized Alkaline Water

With a new understanding of the active role of hydrogen gas, we are now better able to understand why thousands of people have benefited from ionized alkaline water. Ionized alkaline water is produced through electrolysis, which decomposes water to available oxygen gas and hydrogen gas, which the hydrogen then dissolves into the water. It was previously thought that ionized water was beneficial because of microclustering and the free electrons in the water. But it is now widely recognized that hydrogen gas is the real secret of ionized water. Research has also shown the removal of hydrogen gas in ionized water actually eliminates the benefits and addition of extra hydrogen gas to the ionized water increases the therapeutic benefits.

Since we now know that hydrogen gas is responsible for the benefits of ionized alkaline water, it becomes possible to optimize and design a portable health product that produces super saturated levels of available hydrogen gas. In fact recently, in mid 2014 a company named Alkaviva after months and months of tests, measurements, and chemistry calculations, the ultimate hydrogen pills/tablets were finally created, H2Viva Hydrogen Pills/Tablets. This is a proprietary formula that is only available from Alkaviva.

Tyler LebaronTyler LeBaron is the founder of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI), and one of the foremost authority in the science of hydration. He is recognized worldwide as one the top leaders and expert on molecular hydrogen. Tyler LeBaron has a degree in Biochemistry and is currently an adjunct instructor of physiology at the Brigham Young University-Idaho. His areas of expertise are Molecular Hydrogen, Molecular Cell biology, organic and inorganic chemistry. He is an affiliate member of the American Chemical Society and has been published in the American Chemical Society division, The Journal of Chemical Education.

If you own an Alkaviva water ionizer you already have lots of dissolved molecular hydrogen gas in your water, but adding these hydrogen pills to your ionized alkaline water can increase the therapeutic benefits of your drinking water.

If you don’t have a water ionizer, makes sure you use the cleanest mineral water to add the H2Viva hydrogen pill to. We recommend Alkaviva UltraWater filters like the Elita CT-700 Counter Top.

How to Use Hydrogen Pills

  • Put one tablet to 500 ml of water (preferrably clean and healthy UltraWater),
  • Wait 10-15 min for reaction to complete, and drink.

Just one of these hydrogen pills produces a hydrogen concentration of 2 to 4 ppm (parts per million), which increases dissolved hydrogen content making your water about 6 to 8 times more hydrating.

So you can also add it to your ionized water produced for a water ionizer to increase therapeutic benefits.

Read more at http://www.healthalkaline.com/scientist-explains-benefits-of-hydrogen-rich-alkaline-water/

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Should We All Be Drinking Hydrogen-Rich Water? /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-should-we-all-be-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-should-we-all-be-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-should-we-all-be-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water When my boss and I first discussed doing an article about a special kind of water called hydrogen-rich water, she was skeptical. “I like real food grown in the earth, not fake stuff concocted in a lab—so why would I want anyone tampering with my water?” she asked.

(Article by Atsunori Nakao, republished from http://bottomlinehealth.com/should-we-all-be-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water/)

Still, the purported health benefits of hydrogen-rich water—which are said to stem primarily from protection against cell-damaging free radicals—merited further investigation. That’s why I contacted Atsunori Nakao, MD, PhD, a research associate professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, who has conducted studies on the subject. He described research that, while preliminary, is nonetheless intriguing.

How hydrogen works: You no doubt recall that a molecule of water, or H2O, consists of one atom of oxygen bound to two atoms of hydrogen. In our bodies, hydrogen functions as an antioxidant, helping to prevent cell damage and inflammation, protect DNA and combat out-of-control cell growth.

The problem is that the hydrogen in water is not very accessible to the cells in our bodies. That’s because “free” hydrogen (hydrogen molecules not bound to other molecules) is relatively rare and, being a light gas, evaporates quickly, Dr. Nakao said. The point of hydrogen-enriched water is to provide hydrogen that is easier for our cells to use. Hydrogen-rich water is created through a simple chemical reaction—when a ceramic stick containing metallic magnesium is placed in a bottle of plain water, the magnesium elicits a reaction that constantly generates hydrogen.

Research on the health benefits of hydrogen-rich water is limited and there is scant data on long-term effects. However, pilot studies on humans suggest that consuming hydrogen-rich water may help…

Prevent metabolic syndrome. A disorder characterized by a constellation of symptoms (including obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and hypertension), metabolic syndrome is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Nakao and colleagues conducted a study of 20 patients at risk for metabolic syndrome, instructing them to drink about two quarts of hydrogen-rich water per day for eight weeks. Blood tests were done at the start, middle and end of the study period. Results: After eight weeks, participants showed, on average, a 39% increase in blood levels of antioxidant enzymes, 8% increase in blood levels of HDL “good” cholesterol and 13% decrease in total cholesterol—levels of improvement that significantly lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome.

Improve health for diabetes and prediabetes patients. A Japanese study involved 36 patients with either type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (a prediabetic condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal). Some patients drank about 30 ounces of hydrogen-rich water daily for eight weeks… the rest drank the same amount of plain water.Results: Hydrogen-rich water consumption was associated with significant decreases in LDL “bad” cholesterol and urinary markers of oxidative stress as well as improved glucose metabolism… in two-thirds of prediabetes patients, oral glucose tolerance test results returned to normal. Among plain water drinkers, there were no significant changes.

Ease the negative side effects of radiation treatment for cancer. In a 2011 study, Dr. Nakao’s team looked at 49 liver cancer patients undergoing radiation, a treatment that often increases fatigue and negatively affects quality of life. Participants who drank about two quarts of hydrogen-rich water daily for six weeks showed lower blood levels of oxidative markers (by-products of cell injury caused by free radicals) and reported higher quality of life than participants who drank tap water. Hydrogen-rich water did not compromise radiation’s therapeutic antitumor effects, Dr. Nakao noted.

In addition, animal studies show that consumption of hydrogen-rich water may help reduce the risk for atherosclerosis… prevent stress-induced declines in learning and memory… slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease… prevent or ease colitis… reduce allergic reactions… improve kidney function in kidney transplant patients… and lessen kidney toxicity and other side effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin.

But is it safe? Some people who drink hydrogen-rich water report loose stools, mild heartburn and/or headaches. Because excess magnesium can be dangerous, I asked Dr. Nakao whether there were any side effects associated with the increased intake of magnesium from the ceramic stick used to create the hydrogen-rich water. He said that any effects would be negligible because the amount of magnesium in a normal daily diet is almost 800 times more than what’s in hydrogen-rich water. (Like other over-the-counter magnesium products, magnesium water sticks do not require FDA approval.) “I have been drinking hydrogen-rich water myself for years,” Dr. Nakao added. “It is not an overstatement to say that hydrogen’s impact on therapeutic and preventive medicine could be enormous in the future.”

If you are considering giving hydrogen-rich water a try: Talk to your doctor about this intriguing research. While Dr. Nakao declined to recommend any particular brand, he confirmed that the magnesium sticks used to create hydrogen-rich water are sold online for about $80 per stick at various sites. Resources include www.LivingWaterUSA.com andwww.HydrogenWaterStick.com. How does hydrogen-rich water taste? Like regular water.

Source: Atsunori Nakao, MD, PhD, is a research associate professor of surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He specializes in gas therapy and has published numerous research studies on the medicinal uses of gases, including hydrogen.

Read more at http://bottomlinehealth.com/should-we-all-be-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water/

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Natural Alkaline Water: What Is It And Does It Work Or Not? /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-natural-alkaline-water-what-is-it-and-does-it-work-or-not.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-natural-alkaline-water-what-is-it-and-does-it-work-or-not.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-natural-alkaline-water-what-is-it-and-does-it-work-or-not People say that alkalised water can boost your metabolism, reduce acid in your bloodstream, and help your body absorb nutrients more quickly, among other benefits.

What is “Alkaline Water”?

The pH, or potential hydrogen, scale runs from zero to fourteen, with 7 as the neutral middle. An acid is a substance with a pH of less than 7. A basic or alkaline substance has a pH of greater than 7.

Your Tap water is generally a mixture of chlorine, anti-biotics, hormones and other metals that will go straight into your system.

Impure water can cause a weakened immune system and an array of other illnesses that occur when the immune system is vulnerable.

Many time our bodies become too acidic, we feel low energy, fatigue, digestive issues, weight gain and other side effects that are completely avoidable just by drinking pure water and eating fresh organic vegetables with a healthy acid/alkaline balance.

How to Make Your Own Alkaline Water

You can easily alkalize your water at home using some pretty simple and common ingredients and methods. All that’s needed is a few organic lemons added to filtered water. This fruit has an alkalizing effect even though it contains citric acid. Any other products or ionizers are unnecessary if your goal is water than is more alkaline than ordinary water.

Alkaline water recipe:

Ingredient:
1 pitcher (64 ounces) of clean filtered water
1 organic lemon, washed, cut into eighths
1 tsp Himalayan pinksSalt

Directions:
Fill pitcher, add in Lemon wedges (do not squeeze!). Then add 1 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt, cover, and let sit overnight (8-12 hrs.) at room temperature.

Health benefits of alkaline water

Antioxidant Properties
Alkaline water has antioxidant properties that help by counteracting free radicals. As free radical responsible for pre-mature ageing and other conditions. It is also believed that in this water for drinking there are certain elements that will aid in developing cancer resistance.

Good for kidney
Those who have kidney stone alkaline water help to control its pain and detox toxins. Your kidneys are directly involved in monitoring the acid levels and sending more or less acid to your urine to keep your pH in a healthy zone.

Energizes Your Body
Alkaline water easily activate your body at cellular level. Alkalinity or being pH balanced is the perfect environment for health and wellness.

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David Wolfe Shares on Getting the Best Water You Can Get /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-david-wolfe-shares-on-getting-the-best-water-you-can-get.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-david-wolfe-shares-on-getting-the-best-water-you-can-get.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-david-wolfe-shares-on-getting-the-best-water-you-can-get This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni’s Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on accessing the best water.

Renegade Water Secrets with David Wolfe, author of the new book Amazing Grace and Eating for Beauty and many others.

Kevin: Now, you have a spring where you spend a lot of your time. Tell me a little bit about what you’ve done to get that water to you and to provide you with the best water that you can get.

David: Okay, well my assumption is that water is a living thing. It likes certain things and it doesn’t like certain things. It likes to move in certain ways and it doesn’t like to move in other ways. One of the things we know about is that when we run the water through too many straight pipes, the water becomes agitated and you hear this when you turn on a faucet and it goes [making noise of a faucet messed up]. You know, where the whole pipes shake in the wall, that’s because water’s agitated because it’s being forced into an unnatural form. Water likes to meander, it likes to go back and forth like a snake and what we’ve done, we’ve taken that understanding and incorporated it into a way that we pull the water our of our spring and bring it to the house. I’m on a spring; I’m not on a well. I’m not on an artesian well. It’s just a spring. We have a building on top of that pool but that pool is the spring.

It was literally opened up or pushed back with wood about 40 years ago and then a building was put on top of it and then a whole pump system was put in that building to draw the water out. We pull that water out, it goes through spiral pipes as water likes to spiral, it goes in a line, meanders through the ground, underneath the ground instead of being a straight tube, it’s a meandering tube that’s about two feet buried under ground that brings it all the way up to the house, comes into the house, goes through another spiral pipe, goes into a cartridge filled with local crystals because water likes silica. Crystals and silica are connected. That’s what crystals are made out of. Then it comes through all the different outlets. Let’s say it’s in the shower or its on the sink in the kitchen and when it comes out we have special faucet heads that have the spiral pattern on them so that when you turn the water on, there’s never any [making noises of pipes] or the high pressure problems because the water is very calm. It’s been spiralized, it’s happy, been treated with crystals and it kind of comes out in almost like a spiral pattern. It’s absolutely gorgeous. That to me is absolutely one of my favorite things about being at home is just drinking that water.

Kevin: Does spiralizing do anything to it molecularly or at a structural level?

David: Yes it does and the evidence is indicating that, for example, if you take a piece of wood and you throw it on a fire, at a molecular level you are changing that wood — you’re turning it into ash. Well, on the other side of the spectrum, the exact opposite type of phenomenon is when we spiral air, water or any medium and what happens is that through spiral action, let’s say it’s a tornado. Let’s say it’s a waterfall. Let’s say it’s water going down the drain. When you have that spiral motion, certain elements in the water become active and certain elements in the water become passive. For example, if we burn something, oxygen becomes reactive. If you burn a piece of metal, you know if you burn a bunch of wood, the pieces of metal in there, the oxygen will oxidize that metal and turn it into a rusty piece of metal. On the opposite end, hydrogen becomes activated when we’re dealing with spiralizing water and silica becomes activated and the ormus elements or the high energy particle elements become activated but oxygen becomes passive and therefore less aggressive so therefore, when we spiralize water we increase it’s antioxidant potential and decrease the free radical potential because we want oxygen to be passive, not reactive.

Kevin: And by increasing the hydrogen, then you increase the antioxidant properties.

David: Right, because hydrogen is the main antioxidant. I mean the word hydrogen. Look at that word, the word hydro, which is water and gen which is generator or water generator. Once we have hydrogen, if we have high hydrogen content, automatically the oxygen is attracted to it and we have water droplets. So the idea in our drinking water is we want to have as much hydrogen as we can find naturally. For example, spring water has a huge amount of hydrogen in it and then that hydrogen, especially if it’s been vortexed, becomes a super powerful antioxidant. In fact, it’s the best antioxidant, because it knocks out free radical oxygen by turning it back into water.

Kevin: What are some of the tools that you’re using to spiralize the water?

David: Great question. I use several different tools. One of them is I have pipes in my line. The pipes that bring the water in the house have a spiral inside them so the water is forced into a spiral action which it actually likes. So that’s one way. Another way is we have two different devices that will just spin the water in a vortex. So we’ll put the water into a pitcher, we’ll put the top on it, the top has a little paddle that spins around and it just spins the water just like if you were spinning the water in the pitcher with a spoon. You just spin it and then that will go for three minutes or so and then that vortex is the water.

I’ve also got the Vitalizer Plus, which does a similar type of thing. The vitalizer plus has magnets in it. That’s something I don’t really like, because I think it changes the water significantly but probably not for the worse, it’s probably for the better but you know, I like my water exactly as it is. But anyway, that device is also a spiralizer. It vitalizes things up by spinning them into a big giant vortex and that’s really cool.

What else do I use? Another thing I do is when I’m making a big pot of something –- you know, we do a lot of the medicinal mushrooms that grow on the trees up here at my house. We make a big pot of tea of that. I will spin it one way for a minute and then spin it the other way for a minute and then spin it one way for a minute and this is an old trick from European folk herbalism that improves the quality of your tea or water for the reasons we’ve just discussed.

Kevin: I never knew that. That’s pretty interesting. A lot of people don’t have spring water, but I don’t want to move away from that right away. The people who haven’t experienced true spring water, how can someone go out and find true natural springs? What are you looking for? How do you know it’s natural and not just a cesspool? What are you looking for?

David: For everybody listening right now, one of my goals for even speaking is that you do that. That you go out. That’s one of my goals for you, that you go out and you find springs. What you’re going to do is you’re going to talk to locals. You’re just going to find out where the springs are. Now, they’re always up in the mountains usually and therefore, you’re going to see if you can find a place where you can kind of drive up there and fill up your bottles right there at the spring.

Spring water is located up at the top of the mountains for reasons that are probably too complex for me to get into right now but they do come up in the tops of mountains and thus violate everything in physics that we’ve been taught which is how come the water doesn’t come at the bottom of the mountain, how come it’s coming up at the top of the mountain.

How can the water actually be levitating up to the top of the hill and coming out there? That doesn’t make sense. Doesn’t gravity push everything down and how can water be coming up at the higher elevations rather than at the lower elevation? This is one of the great mysteries of water and its one of the reasons why you do want to have spring water because spring water is literally, not just imaginatively, but literally levitated and therefore, adds buoyancy and it brings that juice back into your joints which is a really critical part of nutrition and silica in the high energy particles are the reasons why that happens.

Kevin: When you’re looking for springs, I know plenty of people who are hiking and they bring their iodine tablets and they drop it into the water, what’s the difference between water from a spring or water from a stream if you’re hiking like that? Do you need iodine or anything like that?

David: That’s a great question. First of all, spring water, the type that you’re looking for is the spring water that’s very cold. That would be, for example, colder than 50 degrees. It’s actually colder than the ground which is completely impossible according to normal physics because the water is coming out of the ground, the temperature coming out of the ground is usually around 58 degrees but the spring water is 45 degrees. That’s a real strong indicator. If you have real cold water coming out of the ground somewhere then that’s the water you want to drink. You’ll notice if you test it that that water is bacteria free. Stream water may have bacteria in it because there might be goats pooping in it. You just never know. You’ve got to be a little bit careful of that especially if you’re immune system is not acclimated to drinking wild creek and stream water, probably it’s a good idea to put a little oxygen in the water or put a little bit of iodine in the water or something. Cayenne pepper is what I’ve used before and cinnamon. It’s very good at killing most all organisms that contaminate water and that’s what I use when I hike. From there you can drink the water.

Kevin: I imagine you use that when you travel as well?

David: Yeah, I travel with those things. They’re exceptionally important for water purification and also just keeping the system clean.

To read the rest of this transcript as well as access 6 different water experts just like David Wolfe, to discover your most pressing questions about water, please visit (http://www.RenegadeWaterSecrets.com) .

About the author

Kevin Gianni is a health advocate, author and speaker. He has helped thousands of people in over 85 countries learn how to take control of their health–and keep it. To view his popular internet TV Show “The Renegade Health Show” (and get a free gift!) with commentary on natural health issues, vegan and raw food diets, holistic nutrition and more click here.

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Effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on the quality of life of patients treated with radiotherapy for liver tumors /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-effects-of-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-for-liver-tumors.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-effects-of-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-for-liver-tumors.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-effects-of-drinking-hydrogen-rich-water-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-for-liver-tumors  

Abstract

Background

Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy often experience fatigue and impaired quality of life (QOL). Many side effects of radiotherapy are believed to be associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation due to the generation of reactive oxygen species during radiotherapy. Hydrogen can be administered as a therapeutic medical gas, has antioxidant properties, and reduces inflammation in tissues. This study examined whether hydrogen treatment, in the form of hydrogen-supplemented water, improved QOL in patients receiving radiotherapy.

(Article by Ki-Mun KangYoung-Nam KangIhil-Bong ChoiYeunhwa GuTomohiro KawamuraYoshiya Toyoda, andAtsunori Nakao, republished from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3231938/)

Methods

A randomized, placebo-controlled study was performed to evaluate the effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on 49 patients receiving radiotherapy for malignant liver tumors. Hydrogen-rich water was produced by placing a metallic magnesium stick into drinking water (final hydrogen concentration; 0.55~0.65 mM). The Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer’s QLQ-C30 instrument was used to evaluate global health status and QOL. The concentration of derivatives of reactive oxidative metabolites and biological antioxidant power in the peripheral blood were assessed.

Results

The consumption of hydrogen-rich water for 6 weeks reduced reactive oxygen metabolites in the blood and maintained blood oxidation potential. QOL scores during radiotherapy were significantly improved in patients treated with hydrogen-rich water compared to patients receiving placebo water. There was no difference in tumor response to radiotherapy between the two groups.

Conclusions

Daily consumption of hydrogen-rich water is a potentially novel, therapeutic strategy for improving QOL after radiation exposure. Consumption of hydrogen-rich water reduces the biological reaction to radiation-induced oxidative stress without compromising anti-tumor effects.

Background

Radiotherapy is one of the major treatment options for malignant neoplasms. Nearly half of all newly diagnosed cancer patients will receive radiotherapy at some point during treatment and up to 25% may receive radiotherapy a second time [1]. While radiotherapy destroys malignant cells, it adversely affects the surrounding normal cells [2]. Acute radiation-associated side effects include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, hair loss, sore skin, and depression. Radiation increases the long-term risk of cancer, central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cataracts. The likelihood of radiation-induced complications is related to the volume of the irradiated organ, the radiation dose delivered, the fractionation of the delivered dose, the delivery of radiation modifiers, and individual radiosensitivity [3]. Most radiation-induced symptoms are believed to be associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation, due to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during radiotherapy, and may significantly affect the patient’s quality of life (QOL) [2].

Hydrogen, a therapeutic medical gas, has antioxidant properties and reduces inflammatory events in tissues [46]. Drinking liquids supplemented with hydrogen represents a novel method of hydrogen gas delivery that is easily translatable into clinical practice, with beneficial effects for several medical conditions, including atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cognitive impairment during aging and in Parkinson’s disease [711]. Currently, there is no definitive therapy to improve the QOL of patients receiving radiotherapy. Drinking solubilized hydrogen on a daily basis may be beneficial and would be quite easy to administer without complicating or changing a patient’s lifestyle. We hypothesized that oral intake of hydrogen-rich water, generated via a magnesium stick, would reduce adverse events in patients receiving radiotherapy.

Methods

Subjects and design

The study was a two-arm, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either hydrogen-rich water or placebo water on the first day of radiation treatment, and received follow-up questionnaires on compliance and potential adverse effects. Eligible patients were informed of the study during scheduling of pre-radiation testing. Patient characteristics, including tumor origin and the specifics of radiotherapy, are listed in Table Table1.1. Forty-nine subjects (33 men and 16 women) were enrolled between April and October 2006. The age of the patients ranged from 21 to 82 years (mean age 58.6 years). All patients were diagnosed either histologically or pathologically with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or metastatic hepatic tumors. All participants received 5040-6500 cGy of radiotherapy for 7-8 weeks using a 6 MV system (Cyber Knife, Fanuc, Yamanashi, Japan). The planned target volume of the initial field was assessed by a localization/simulation procedure or by computed tomography (CT)-assisted planning and encompassed the primary tumors and a 2 cm margin. Blocks were used to shield normal tissue.

Table 1

Patient Characteristics

Hydrogen-rich water was produced by placing a metallic magnesium stick (Doctor SUISOSUI®, Friendear, Tokyo, Japan) into drinking water (Mg + 2H2O → Mg (OH)2 + H2; final hydrogen concentration: 0.55~0.65 mM). The magnesium stick contained 99.9% pure metallic magnesium and natural stones in a polypropylene and ceramic container. The subjects were randomly assigned to groups to either drink hydrogen-rich water for 6 weeks (n = 25) or drink water containing a placebo (a casing-only stick placed in drinking water) (n = 24). Subjects were provided with four 500 mL bottles of drinking water per day and instructed to place two magnesium sticks in each bottle of water at the end of each day in preparation for consumption the following day. Participants were asked to drink 200-300 mL from one bottle each morning, and 100-200 mL every a few hours from the remaining three bottles. Subjects were instructed to reuse the magnesium sticks by transferring the sticks to a new bottle of water after use. The subjects were expected to consume 100-300 mL of hydrogen-rich water more than 10 times per day for a total minimum consumption of 1500 mL (1.5 L) and a maximum consumption of 2000 mL (2.0 L). Oral intake of hydrogen water or placebo water started on the first day of radiotherapy and continued for 6 weeks. All the patients survived through the 6 week follow-up period when the QOL questionnaire was administered. This study was conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines and the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki (2000). The study protocol and materials were approved by the Institutional Review Board of Catholic University Medical College, and all subjects provided written informed consent prior to participation.

QOL Assessment

The Korean version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer’s QLQ-C30 instrument with modifications was used to evaluate global health status and create QOL scales [12]. The descriptive, mailed survey developed by our institute was used in this study. The questionnaire contains five functional scales (physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and role-functioning), three symptom scales (pain, fatigue, and nausea/vomiting), and six single items to assess additional symptoms (dyspnea, insomnia, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea). For all items, a response scale ranging from 0-5 was used. A higher score reflected a higher level of symptoms and decreased QOL. Assessments were performed before radiotherapy and every week for 6 weeks after the initiation of radiotherapy.

Biomarker analysis

The concentrations of derivatives of reactive oxidative metabolites (dROMs) and biological antioxidant power (BAP) in the peripheral blood were assessed using a free Radical Analytical System (FRAS4; H&D, Parma, Italy) on the first day of radiation therapy (week 0) and after 6 weeks of radiotherapy. Blood samples were obtained from all patients after overnight fasting. FRAS4 dROMs kits were used to measure total hydroperoxide levels, which are representative of the total dROMs produced as a result of peroxidation chain reactions of proteins, lipids, and amino acids. Results were expressed in U.CARR; 1 U.CARR is equivalent to 0.08 mg/dl of hydrogen peroxide and the value is directly proportional to the concentration, according to Lambert-Beer’s law.

Redox potential, including glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase, were determined using the FRAS4 BAP test [13]. Described briefly, the samples to be tested were dissolved in a colored solution containing a source of ferric ions and a chromogenic substance (a sulfur-derived compound). After a 5-minute incubation period, the degree of discoloration and intensity of the change were directly proportional to the ability of the plasma to reduce ferric ions. The amount of reduced ferric ions was calculated using a photometer to assess the intensity of discoloration; BAP results were expressed as µmol/l of reduced Fe/l.

Blood chemistry tests for aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (γ-GTP), and total cholesterol, as well as blood hematology tests for red blood cell count, white blood cell count, and platelet count were conducted at week 0 and week 6 using standard assays in an accredited hospital laboratory.

Assessment of response

Patients underwent dynamic CT scans 1-2 months after completion of radiation treatment and tumor response was checked at 2-3 month intervals thereafter. Treatment response and local recurrence were evaluated using follow-up dynamic CT scans and serum tests for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and prothrombin, which is induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II). Tumor response was determined by the criteria established by Kwon et al. [14]. Described briefly, complete response (CR) was defined as the disappearance of any intratumoral arterial enhancement in all target lesions. Partial response (PR) was defined as at least a 30% decrease in the sum of the diameters of viable target lesions. Progressive disease (PD) was defined as an at least 20% increase in the sum of the diameters of viable target lesions or the appearance of a new lesion. Stable disease (SD) was defined as a tumor status that did not meet any of the above criteria.

Statistical analysis

Unpaired t tests were used to compare numerical data and the Yates 2 x 2 chi-square test or Fisher exact probability test was used to compare categorical data. Statistical analyses were performed using SAS 6.13 software (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC). The sample size of 49 patients was sufficient to detect a change in mean scores of RORTC QLQ-C30.

Results

Hydrogen water improved the QOL of patients receiving radiotherapy

The QOL of the patients who were given placebo water deteriorated significantly within the first month of radiotherapy (Figure (Figure1A).1A). There were no differences between the groups in the QOL subscales for fatigue, depression, or sleep. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are one of the most common complaints of patients undergoing radiotherapy and are considered to have a high impact on the patient’s QOL after 6 weeks of radiotherapy. The patients consuming hydrogen water experienced significantly less appetite loss and fewer tasting disorders compared to the patients consuming placebo water. No significant difference was seen in the mean scores for vomiting or diarrhea (Figure (Figure1B1B).

Figure 1

Placebo water and hydrogen water improved the QOL of patients receiving radiotherapy. A. Weekly assessment of the patients’ QOL. B. Scoring system of GI symptoms after 6 weeks of radiotherapy with or without hydrogen water.

Hydrogen water mitigated oxidative stress marker during radiotherapy

Before treatment, there were no differences in total hydroperoxide levels, representative of total dROM levels, between the treatment groups. Radiotherapy markedly increased total hydroperoxide levels in the patients consuming placebo water. However, drinking hydrogen water prevented this increase in total serum hydroperoxide, as determined by the dROM test (Figure (Figure2A),2A), indicating decreased oxidative stress during radiotherapy in the patients who consumed hydrogen water. Similarly, endogenous serum antioxidant activity significantly deteriorated during radiotherapy in the patients consuming placebo water, and biologic antioxidant activity was maintained in patients who consumed hydrogen-rich water, even after 6 weeks of radiotherapy (Figure (Figure2B2B).

Figure 2

Hydrogen water mitigated oxidative stress marker during radiotherapy. Antioxidative effects in patients with placebo water (n = 24) and hydrogen rich water (n = 25). The dROM level (A) represents the total level of peroxide metabolities, and BAP (B) reflects

Hydrogen water did not compromise the radiation treatment efficacies

Tumor response to radiotherapy was similar between the treatment groups, and 12 of 24 (50.0%) patients in the placebo group and 12 of 25 (48%) patients in hydrogen water group exhibited either a completed response (CR) or a partial response (PR). There were no patients in either group with progressive disease (PD) during the follow-up period (3 months). Thus, drinking hydrogen water did not compromise the anti-tumor effects of radiotherapy.

Hydrogen treatment did not alter liver function or blood composition during radiotherapy

There were no significant differences in aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (γ-GTP) and total cholesterol levels at week 0 and week 6, regardless of the type of water consumed (Table (Table2),2), indicating that hydrogen water consumption did not alter liver function. Similarly, there were no significant differences in red blood cell count, white blood cell count, or platelet count between patients consuming hydrogen water and patients consuming placebo water (Table (Table33).

Table 2

Changes in liver function tests
Table 3

Peripheral blood cell counts

Discussion

To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating the benefits of drinking hydrogen water in patients receiving radiation therapy for malignant tumors. This finding may provide the foundation for a clinically applicable, effective, and safe strategy for the delivery of hydrogen gas to mitigate radiation-induced cellular injury. Patients experience GI symptoms and decreased QOL during radiotherapy. These symptoms usually occur as a result of the body repairing damage to healthy cells, are particularly common towards the end of a course of radiation treatment, and can last for some time. The symptoms and their impact on QOL can be worsened by having to travel to the hospital each day. Drinking hydrogen-rich water improved the QOL of the patients receiving radiotherapy and did not require additional hospital visits. Although overall survival of patients with malignant tumors should remain oncologists’ primary concern, survival should also be interpreted in light of symptom palliation and overall QOL, because the side effects of radiotherapy may negate the putative benefit of improved survival. Oral intake of daily hydrogen-supplemented water might be a prophylactic strategy to improve QOL of the patients receiving radiotherapy.

Although the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of hydrogen-rich water during radiotherapy have not been clearly elucidated, drinking hydrogen-supplemented water reduced dROM levels and maintained BAP levels in the serum, suggesting hydrogen-rich water exhibits potent systemic antioxidant activity. Previous experimental studies have linked daily consumption of hydrogen-rich water with improvement of a number of conditions in rodent models, including reducing atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E knockout mice [10], alleviating cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity [15], reducing vitamin C deficiency-induced brain injury [16], preventing chronic allograft nephropathy after renal transplantation [17], and ameliorating cognitive defects in senescence-accelerated mice [9] and a Parkinson’s disease model [7]. In human studies, consumption of hydrogen-rich water prevented adult-onset diabetes and insulin resistance [11], as well as oxidative stress in potential metabolic syndrome [8].

Radiotherapy is associated with an increase in ROS, followed by damage to DNA, lipids, and proteins, and activation of transcription factors and signal transduction pathways. It has been estimated that 60-70% of the ionizing radiation-induced cellular damage is caused by hydroxyl radicals [18]. Therefore, a number of trials with the goal of reducing adverse effects due to excess ROS production have been performed with antioxidants delivered during the course of radiotherapy. Supplementation with α-tocopherol improves the salivary flow rate and maintains salivary parameters [19]. Treatment with the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase prevented radiotherapy-induced cystitis and rectitis in bladder cancer patients receiving radiotherapy [20]. In addition, the combined use of pentoxifylline and vitamin E reduced radiation-induced lung fibrosis in patients with lung cancer receiving radiotherapy [21]. Thus, in general, supplementation with antioxidants is likely to offer overall benefits in the treatment of adverse effects of radiotherapy. However, not all antioxidants can afford radioprotection [2224]. Furthermore, of significant concern is the finding that high doses of antioxidants administered as adjuvant therapy might compromise the efficacy of radiation treatment and increase of the risk of local recurrence of cancer [25,26]. Hence, the relatively lower toxicity associated with the use of these antioxidant agents is appealing, but not at the cost of poor tumor control. In contrast, in this study, drinking hydrogen-rich water did not affect radiotherapy’s anti-tumor effects. Our results may suggest that hydrogen water functions not only as an antioxidant, but also plays a protective role by inducing radioprotective hormones or enzymes. Although further studies are warranted to elucidate the safety of hydrogen-rich water and determine the optimal concentration of hydrogen in drinking water, as well as involved mechanisms, daily intake of hydrogen-rich water may be a promising approach for counteracting radiation-induced impairments to QOL. This therapeutic use of hydrogen is also supported by the work of Qian et al., who demonstrated that treating human lymphocyte AHH-1 cells with hydrogen before irradiation significantly inhibited ionizing irradiation-induced apoptosis and increased cell viability in vitro. They also showed that injection of hydrogen-rich saline could protect the gastrointestinal endothelia from radiation-induced injury, decrease plasma malondialdehyde and intestinal 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine levels, and increase plasma endogenous antioxidants in vivo [27].

Conclusions

In conclusion, our study demonstrated that drinking hydrogen-rich water improved QOL and reduced oxidative markers in patients receiving radiotherapy for liver tumors. This novel approach of oral intake of hydrogen-rich water may be applicable to a wide range of radiation-related adverse symptoms.

List of abbreviations

ROS: reactive oxygen species; QOL: quality of life

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

KMK, YNK and IBC participated in the radiation therapy and the data accumulation. YG participated in the design of the study and performed the statistical analysis. TK and YT and participated in its design and coordination. AN conceived of the study, and drafted the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a Daimaru Research Foundation grant awarded to YG.

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Four surprising uses for hydrogen peroxide /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-four-surprising-uses-for-hydrogen-peroxide.html /hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-four-surprising-uses-for-hydrogen-peroxide.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/hydrogenwaters/2016-01-11-four-surprising-uses-for-hydrogen-peroxide Hydrogen peroxide is an odorless, colorless chemical compound comprised of water and oxygen. It was first identified and isolated by the French chemist Louis Jacques Thenard in 1818 and, by the beginning of the 20th century, had become one of Europe’s most popular surface disinfectants due to the speed with which it kills microorganisms through oxidation.

Hydrogen peroxide is still found in most chemists today, and remains a much-loved alternative to bleach due to its low cost and environmentally friendly nature. However, this germicidal agent is highly versatile and provides far more uses than most people realize.

Mouthwash and toothpaste

Due to its natural oxidizing abilities, hydrogen peroxide makes a fantastic and inexpensive mouthwash that both cleans and whitens teeth. To use it for this purpose, mix three or four drops of hydrogen peroxide (between 3 and 6 percent concentration) with equal parts water and swish the mixture around your mouth for between 20 and 30 seconds. After spitting it out, rinse your mouth with plain water to remove any residue.

Hydrogen peroxide can also be used as a toothpaste (in fact, many toothpastes sold in natural health stores contain it as a main ingredient). As before, mix a few drops of between 3 and 6 percent hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water and brush your teeth using the mixture. Some people like to add baking soda or sea salt to it to improve its antiseptic properties.

Laundry detergent

Hydrogen peroxide is a potent bleaching agent and can make short work out of most laundry stains. It is also far less aggressive than commercial detergents, which usually contain unnatural chemicals that wear out clothing over time.

Simply add a cup of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of hot water and allow the clothes to soak in the mixture for between 1 and 2 hours. Many people have also experienced good results adding hydrogen peroxide to washing machines instead of bleach. Aside from removing old and new stains, it can also whiten white clothes and brighten colored clothes.

Dish washing

A few drops of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide mixed into a cup of warm water is a fantastic natural substitute to dishwasher liquids. As well as being safer and cheaper, the mixture is also much more effective at removing stains and ensures that glasses are free of spots and streaks. Hydrogen peroxide diluted to similar levels can also be used to clean the dishwasher itself.

Fruit and vegetable soaking

Hydrogen peroxide can remove harmful bacteria and chemicals from fruits and vegetables. To use it for this purpose, add a cup of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of cold water. Soak the thinner-skinned produce, such as lettuce, in the mixture for 20 minutes and the thicker-skinned produce, such as cucumbers, for 30 minutes. If you drain, dry and refrigerate the fruits and vegetables right after cleaning them; their freshness will be significantly prolonged.

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http://www.bobbyshealthyshop.co.uk

http://www.hydrogenperoxidemouthwash.org

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http://science.naturalnews.com

About the author:
Michael Ravensthorpe is an independent writer whose research interests include nutrition, alternative medicine, and bushcraft. He is the creator of the website, Spiritfoods, through which he promotes the world’s healthiest foods.

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