Molecular hydrogen (H2) is an antioxidant and capable of reducing inflammation in the body. Evidence suggests H2 can protect our cells from damage caused by oxidative stress.
Hyrogen-rich water is created by adding hydrogen gas to regular water. By drinking hydrogen-rich water, you can decrease the risk of gum disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even depression.
Hydrogen-enriched water may also benefit individuals with metabolic syndrome (elevated blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol and excess body fat).
Hydrogen water has been shown to decrease inflammation and the accumulation of lactate (produced by our muscles when we exercise) in the blood. These benefits can translate into improved athletic performance.
Hydrogen can also be used to treat eye damage by infusing saline (sterile salt water) with molecular hydrogen.
The FDA has deemed water infused with additional hydrogen as "Generally Recognized as Safe", or GRAS status. For most people, hydrogen water should be safe.