Despite its small size, hydrogen has a special importance for our health. In 2007, a unique study was published in the renowned journal "nature medicine" which proved that hydrogen converts harmful hydroxyl radicals into water and can therefore be used as a therapeutic antioxidant. (Ikuroh Ohwawa, among others: Study "Hydrogen acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals", published 2007 in "nature medicine").
Hydrogen is probably the most effective antioxidant in our body and can be used to prevent and assist in the course of various diseases, such as inflammation, metabolic disorders, skin problems, neurological diseases, rheumatism, diabetes and many more. In the meantime, the number of studies on the effects of hydrogen has increased exponentially. Over a thousand studies, reviews and scientific reports show that hydrogen has potential as a medical agent.
In addition, further studies have shown that the electro-smog surrounding us is also responsible for oxidative stress. In our modern times it is hardly possible to stay away from the disturbing vibrations caused by WLAN, mobile internet, mobile phones, computers and other sources of electrosmog.
Water enriched with hydrogen helps your body to reduce oxidative stress.
The handy bluebalance® hydrogen generator allows you to add hydrogen gas to your drinking water in no time at all. Whether filtered water, tap water or still bottled water - it is quickly and effectively enriched with hydrogen gas. Simply screw your filled water bottle onto the bluebalance® device, press the start button and after 3-5 minutes the water is ready to drink.
By enrichment with hydrogen gas, the water changes its redox potential and gets an antioxidative effect. This means that a negative redox potential gives it the ability to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or molecules with one free, unpaired electron. This makes them extremely reactive. This high reactivity can lead to harmful reactions in the organism.
On the one hand, free radicals are generated by natural processes, e.g. by breathing or during physical exertion and sport. The body is able to establish a healthy balance (oxidative homeostasis) for the amount of naturally occurring free radicals by redox regulation.
On the other hand, external factors such as UV radiation, pollution, negative eating habits, smoking and alcohol also lead to an increase in free radicals. Not to be underestimated is the exponential increase in exposure to electrosmog, which also promotes the formation of free radicals. If there are not enough antioxidative protective mechanisms available to break them down, oxidative stress develops in the body. Inflammatory reactions, infections and chronic diseases can also lead to oxidative stress. This in turn can affect the immune system and lead to the development of acute and chronic diseases and premature aging. This can result in a kind of vicious circle in which oxidative stress and the associated burdens are mutually dependent on and support each other.
To reduce oxidative stress, it is important to help the body neutralize free radicals with antioxidant substances. A balanced diet with a balanced supply of micronutrients and macronutrients is very important. Especially vitamins in fruit and vegetables have a high priority in this context. Enriching drinking water with hydrogen gas means that the water is also able to act as an antioxidant and neutralise free radicals due to the negative redox potential that arises. To this end, the previously neutral hydrogen changes its oxidation state to +1 and thus has a reducing effect. You can thus additionally help your body to avoid oxidative stress.
Supported by studies, there is explicit evidence that hydrogen reacts specifically with the particularly aggressive hydroxyl radicals. This reaction produces only water for neutralization. A major advantage is that hydrogen molecules are extremely small and therefore have a particularly high penetration and diffusion capacity. This enables them to penetrate into the intracellular space, even into the mitochondria. For comparison: The antioxidant vitamin C is 176 times and the coenzyme Q 10 even 863 times heavier than a hydrogen atom.
Until 2007, there were only 50 studies dealing with the physiological influence of hydrogen. In the meantime this has changed fundamentally. The most intensive research on hydrogen is mainly conducted in China and Korea. Unfortunately, research in this area is still in its very early stages in Germany. In Korea 10% of the (mineral) water sold is now containing hydrogen. There are currently over a thousand studies, all of which - including randomised double-blind studies - prove the positive effects of hydrogen. So far, these are mainly animal studies, but the first human studies have also been published. If you would like to learn more about this, please click here.
[Translate to English:] Elektrolyse bedeutet, dass durch das Anlegen einer elektrischen Spannung zwischen zwei Platinelektroden Wasser in seine Einzelteile gespalten wird. Die vereinfachte Summengleichung für diesen Prozess lautet:
2 H2O (Wasser) --> 2 H2 (molekulares Wasserstoffgas) + O2 (Sauerstoffgas)
Enrichment is not primarily about the amount of hydrogen gas, but about its distribution. In the bluebalance® device, the hydrogen is distributed extremely finely in the water, thus creating a negative redox potential that can be detected over several hours.
For use, pour the water to be enriched into the 330 ml container provided or into another suitable bottle. Suitable adapters for different bottle sizes are included in the delivery. Screw the base part of the bluebalance® device onto the bottle and place it so that the bottle is upside down in the device. Now start the process by simply pressing a button. The water hits the built-in electrolysis unit through the bottle opening. At the negatively charged electrode (cathode) the molecular hydrogen gas is produced, which is finely distributed in the water. At the positively charged electrode (anode), oxygen gas is produced, which is discharged with some condensate into the lower part of the base part. After the process, simply unscrew the water bottle again and enjoy your hydrogen water.
The initial quantity of dissolved hydrogen gas directly after enrichment is about 800 ppb (parts per trillion). The measured redox potential is then about -240 mVolt. After three hours, approx. -120 mVolt is still detectable. Untreated tap water usually has about +500 to +800 mVolt.
The redox potential is a measure of how easily a compound absorbs or releases electrons. The lower the mVolt value, the easier it is to neutralise free radicals. Breast milk, for example, has a redox potential of -33 mVolt, amniotic fluid even a value of -69 mVolt.
Hydrogen gas is needed for numerous processes in our body:
- as fuel in our cells to generate energy
- as protective and repairing antioxidant
Beta-carotene is said to have particularly good antioxidant properties. Drinking 1.5 litres of hydrogen water (from 500 ppb) is comparable in its antioxidative power to the consumption of about 35 carrots.