Olansi Healthcare Co.,Ltd
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Contact us: Sophie Huang
By now, the science is clear: The healthiest beverage you can drink is water. It’s free of sugar, salt and chemicals that can harm and age cells, as long as it’s filtered properly.
If H2O is so good for you, then boosting the hydrogen content should make it even healthier—right? That’s what more and more beverage companies are banking on. So-called “hydrogen water”—water into which hydrogen gas is dissolved—is increasingly popular.
Some companies claim that adding more hydrogen to water increases energy, improves recovery after a workout and reduces inflammation, making regular water look like a downright underachiever.
But the science behind those claims is weak, backed only by a few encouraging studies in rats and mice and even fewer—and smaller—trials in people.
Animal studies and the few human studies that have been conducted, mostly in Japan, suggest that it may work as an antioxidant and to reduce inflammation. Oxidative stress from the sun, normal body processes and exposure to pollutants can damage cells and lead to premature aging and diseases like cancer. Inflammation also contributes to many chronic conditions, from type 2 diabetes to heart problems and brain disorders. Hydrogen appears to reduce both. That means, at least in theory, that hydrogen water could help to reduce everything from diabetes to hardening of the heart vessels to Alzheimer’s and cancer. The studies to prove whether that’s the case, however, haven’t been conducted.