FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. When was hydrogen’s therapeutic benefits first discovered?
A. In 1798, the use of hydrogen gas to treat inflamation was reported.
Hydrogen research expanded in 2007 after an article about the benefits of hydrogen was published in the prestigious journal of Nature Medicine by Dr. Ohta’s group.
Q. Doesn’t water already have hydrogen in it because water is H2O?
A. A water molecule has two hydrogen atoms bound to the oxygen atom. This is different from the hydrogen gas molecule (H2), which is just two hydrogen atoms bound only to each other.
We can’t get our required oxygen from drinking water (H2O) because the oxygen atom is bound to two hydrogen atoms.
We can’t get our required hydrogen from drinking water (H2O) because the two hydrogen atoms are bound to an oxygen atom.
Q. Is hydrogen safe?
A. In the late 1800s, hydrogen gas was used to locate gunshot wounds in the intestines. The reports showed that there were never any toxic effects or irritation to even the most sensitive tissues.
Hydrogen gas has been used in deep sea diving since 1943 (at very high concentrations) to prevent decompression sickness.
Some hydrogen gas is produced in the human intestinal tract by bacteria after eating fruits and vegetables.
Hydrogen gas is natural to our bodies and not a foreign or alien substance.
Q. Is Hydrogen Gas explosive?
A. When hydrogen gas is dissolved in water, it is NOT explosive.
Q. Is it okay to take large amount of hydrogen through Hydrogen Water?
A. Unlike oxygen which triggers a reaction of oxidation, intake of hydrogen is beneficial. Excess hydrogen is discharged through exhalation, sweat and urine.
Q. What is the taste of Hydrogen Water?
A. Hydrogen is an odorless and colorless gas. The taste of Hydrogen Water is no different than the water used in Hydrogen Water Makers. Hydrogen Water has smaller water molecules that are softer and easier to swallow.
Q. Is Hydrogen Water acidic?
A. Water rich in hydrogen ions (H+) is acidic. pH testers measure hydrogen ion (H+) levels. Hydrogen Water containing dissolved hydrogen gas (H2) is neutral.
Q. Does hydrogen gas (H2) combine with water (H2O) to form hydrogen peroxide?
A. Water has the chemical formula H2O. Hydrogen peroxide has the chemical formula H2O2. Hydrogen can’t provide the extra oxygen atom.
Q. What is expiration date of Hydrogen Water?
A. If Hydrogen Water in cans or pouches is consumed, check the expiration dates of these products.
Hydrogen Water in an open container should be consumed within 1 to 2 hours after generation.
Hydrogen Water stored in a capped and refrigerated bottle should be consumed within 24 hours after generation. Stainless steel bottles are best.
Heating will accelerate the evaporation of hydrogen.
Hydrogen molecules are smaller that carbon dioxide molecules and are harder to contain in a sealed container.
Q. Why do you need to drink Hydrogen Water?
A. Oxygen based Free Radicals damage cells resulting in disease. These Free Radicals can be neutralized by Antioxidants. Hydrogen Water is the most powerful Antioxidant in the universe.
Q. Is the amount of dissolved hydrogen gas (H2) large enough to be beneficial?
A. Hydrogen gas (H2) doesn’t dissolve very well in water with a solubility of 1.6 mg/L.
What matters the most is how many hydrogen molecules exist per Liter. Molecular hydrogen is the lightest molecule in the universe.
Based on molecular weight, 1.6 mg of hydrogen gas (H2) has more “antioxidant” molecules than 100 mg of vitamin C.
Q. How much Hydrogen Water should I drink to get maximum benefits?
A. If your water has a concentration of 1 mg/L (1 ppm (parts per million)), then two liters per day would be ideal.
Q. Would more hydrogen equal more benefits?
A. More research needs to be done in this area.