Research And Tests Done On The Benefits of Hydrogen-Rich Water
Healing water or miracle water that claimed to cure health problems are found in various countries in the world. These locations include Lourdes France, Nordenau Germany, Delhi India, and Tlacote Mexico. But, what does these healing water have in common? What are the elements inside these water that give them healing properties? According to Dr. Sanetaka Shirahata (Graduate School of Genetic Resources Technology, Kyushu University), the so called miracle healing water all contains Active Hydrogen (atomic hydrogen) and Hydrogen (molecular hydrogen) in water. The healing effect is the result of the health benefits of drinking hydrogen-rich water.
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Effectiveness of Hydrogen Rich Water on Antioxidant Status of Subjects with Potential Metabolic Syndrome—An Open Label Pilot Study By: Atsunori Nakao, Yoshiya Toyoda,Prachi Sharma, Malkanthi Evans,  and Najla Guthrie Source: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2010 March; 46(2): 140–149. Published online 2010 February 24. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.09- 100. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2831093/
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by cardiometabolic risk factors that include obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension and dyslipidemia. Oxidative stress is known to play a major role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome. The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of hydrogen rich water (1.5–2 L/day) in an open label, 8-week study on 20 subjects with potential metabolic syndrome. Hydrogen rich water was produced, by placing a metallic magnesium stick into drinking water (hydrogen concentration; 0.55–0.65 mM), by the following chemical reaction; Mg + 2H2O → Mg (OH)2 + H2. The consumption of hydrogen rich water for 8 weeks resulted in a 39% increase (p<0.05) in antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) and a 43% decrease (p<0.05) in thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in urine. Further, subjects demonstrated an 8% increase in high density lipoprotein (HDL)- cholesterol and a 13% decrease in total cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol from baseline to week 4. There was no change in fasting glucose levels during the 8 week study. In conclusion, drinking hydrogen rich water represents a potentially novel therapeutic and preventive strategy for metabolic syndrome. The portable magnesium stick was a safe, easy and effective method of delivering hydrogen rich water for daily consumption by participants in the study.
Hydrogen in Drinking Water Reduces Dopaminergic Neuronal Loss in the 1-methyl-4- phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease Source: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007247 It has been shown that molecular hydrogen (H2) acts as a therapeutic antioxidant and suppresses brain injury by buffering the effects of oxidative stress. Chronic oxidative stress causes neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we show that drinking H2-containing water significantly reduced the loss of dopaminergic neurons in PD model mice using both acute and chronic administration of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6- tetrahydropyridine(MPTP). The concentration-dependency of H2 showed that H2 as low as 0.08 ppm had almost the same effect as saturated H2 water (1.5 ppm). MPTP-induced accumulation of cellular 8- oxoguanine (8-oxoG), a marker of DNA damage, and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), a marker of lipid peroxidation were significantly decreased in the nigro-striatal dopaminergic pathway in mice drinking H2- containing water, whereas production of superoxide (O2•−) detected by intravascular injection of dihydroethidium (DHE) was not reduced significantly. Our results indicated that low concentration of H2 in drinking water can reduce oxidative stress in the brain. Thus, drinking H2-containing water may be useful in daily life to prevent or minimize the risk of life style-related oxidative stress and neurodegeneration.
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Miracle Healing Water at Talcote in Mexico
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Institute of Development and Aging Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Japan. Abstract We have reported that hydrogen (H(2)) acts as an efficient antioxidant by gaseous rapid diffusion. When water saturated with hydrogen (hydrogen water) was placed into the stomach of a rat, hydrogen was detected at several microM level in blood. Because hydrogen gas is unsuitable for continuous consumption, we investigated using mice whether drinking hydrogen water ad libitum, instead of inhaling hydrogen gas, prevents cognitive impairment by reducing oxidative stress. Chronic physical restraint stress to mice enhanced levels of oxidative stress markers, malondialdehyde and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal, in the brain, and impaired learning and memory, as judged by three different methods: passive avoidance learning, object recognition task, and the Morris water maze. Consumption of hydrogen water ad libitum throughout the whole period suppressed the increase in the oxidative stress markers and prevented cognitive impairment, as judged by all three methods, whereas hydrogen water did not improve cognitive ability when no stress was provided. Neural proliferation in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus was suppressed by restraint stress, as observed by 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine incorporation and Ki-67 immunostaining, proliferation markers. The consumption of hydrogen water ameliorated the reduced proliferation although the mechanistic link between the hydrogen-dependent changes in neurogenesis and cognitive impairments remains unclear. Thus, continuous consumption of hydrogen water reduces oxidative stress in the brain, and prevents the stress-induced decline in learning and memory caused by chronic physical restraint. Hydrogen water may be applicable for preventive use in cognitive or other neuronal disorders.
Consumption of molecular hydrogen prevents the stress-induced impairments in hippocampus-dependent learning tasks during chronic physical restraint in mice. Nagata K, Nakashima-Kamimura N, Mikami T, Ohsawa I, Ohta S. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18563058
Korean Research on Hydrogen Rich Water
Lab Test Done On The Water Quality of Hydrogen Water Stick
A lab test has been done on a sample of tap water with the hydrogen water stick placed inside a 500ml PET bottle for 12 hours. No harmful elements have been found on the drinking water after 12 hours. The water quality conforms to the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality 2011. For full report, click the image below.
A Research Done On Cancer Drug and Hydrogen Water Molecular hydrogen alleviates nephrotoxicity induced by an anti- cancer drug Cisplatin without compromising anti-tumor activity in mice. By: Naomi Nakashima-Kamimura • Takashi Mori • Ikuroh Ohsawa • Sadamitsu Asoh • Shigeo Ohta Source: http://image.sciencenet.cn/olddata/kexue.com.cn/upload/blog/fil e/2009/2/200921110207718697.pdf
Cisplatin is a widely used anti-cancer drug in the treatment of a wide range of tumors; however, its application is limited by nephrotoxicity, which is affected by oxidative stress. We have reported that molecular hydrogen (H(2)) acts as an efficient antioxidant (Ohsawa et al. in Nat Med 13:688-694, 2007). Here we show that hydrogen efficiently mitigates the side effects of cisplatin by reducing oxidative stress. Click on the link above to read more.
Effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on the quality of life of patients treated with radiotherapy for liver tumors By: Ki-Mun Kang, Young-Nam Kang, Ihil-Bong Choi1, Yeunhwa Gu, Tomohiro Kawamura, Yoshiya Toyoda and Atsunori Nakao Source: http://www.medicalgasresearch.com/content/1/1/11
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. Click on the Source Link to read more.
Hydrogen Water and Cancer Therapy Treatment
Two new research reports have found that hydrogen-rich water can reduce the side-effects of cancer  treatment using chemotherapy drugs and radiotherapy, hence giving cancer patients a higher chance of  responding well to cancer treatments and hence their chances of cancer recovery. The first study by  researchers (Naomi Nakashima-Kamimura · Takashi Mori · Ikuroh Ohsawa · Sadamitsu Asoh · Shigeo Ohta)  showed that hydrogen water can reduce or mitigate the negative sides effects of Cisplatin, a widely used anti-  cancer drug in the treatment of a wide range of tumors.  A second study by another group of researchers on 49  cancer patients receiving radiotherapy for liver tumors showed that the drinking of hydrogen-rich water  reduces the biological reaction to radiation-induced oxidative stress without compromising anti-  tumor effects.    
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Hydrogen Water and Autism Treatment
Recent studies by medical experts in autism have found a link  between autism and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is defined as  an imbalance between pro-oxidants and anti-oxidants, resulting in  damage to cell by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Reactive oxygen  species include oxygen ions, free radicals and peroxides. Some  researchers are suggesting that hydrogen gas as an antioxidant may  be used as a form of treatment for mental disorders and autism.   Read more on the research findings by clicking  here.
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An Interview With Dr Kang Young Nam  
We are pleased to have the opportunity to speak to Dr Kang Young Nam, Department of Radiation Oncology, Catholic  University Medical College, Seoul, Korea who was part of the research team in a study on hydrogen-rich water. Below is the  extract.    In 2006, I was part of the research team to study the effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on 49 patients  receiving radiotherapy for malignant liver tumors.  In this clinical trial, 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.   The aim of the study was to examine whether hydrogen treatment, in the form of hydrogen-supplemented water,  improved Quality of Life (QOL) in patients receiving radiotherapy. Patients who undergo radio 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. In the medical world, hydrogen gas has been proven to be a therapeutic medical gas,  with  antioxidant properties, and can reduce inflammation in tissues.    The results from this study was eventually published in the medical journal, “Medical Gas Research” on 7 June 2011 titled “Effects of  drinking hydrogen-rich water on the quality of life of patients treated with radiotherapy for liver tumors”.  The full text of this study can be  found at: http://www.medicalgasresearch.com/content/1/1/11  The conclusion from this study is that the daily consumption of hydrogen-rich water can be a therapeutic strategy for improving QOL after  radiation exposure without compromising anti-tumor effects. The results showed that 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. This study also suggested that there is good potential for the use of hydrogen gas to be used in the medical world. I am confident that  more research studies will be done in the application of hydrogen gas in the future as a preventive medicine due to its antioxidant  properties and anti-inflammation properties.   Dr Kang Young Nam, Department of Radiation Oncology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea 
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