Hydrogen is the smallest molecular substance in nature and is a colorless, odorless, and odorless diatomic gas molecule. The density of hydrogen is very small. Compared with the same volume of air, the mass of hydrogen is about 1/14 of that of air. Taking advantage of this property, people once used hydrogen balloons as a means of transportation.
Hydrogen has a small molecular weight and a fast diffusion rate. When drinking hydrogen water, inhaling hydrogen or taking a bath in hydrogen, through the gastrointestinal absorption, lung breathing gas exchange and skin absorption, hydrogen can reach any part of the body through the blood circulation, and even enter the organelle structure (cell Mitochondria, nucleus).
Hydrogen is reductive, and its antioxidant capacity may be weaker than other antioxidants (vitamin E, tea polyphenols, anthocyanins). But it can enter the cells of all parts of the body without hindrance, and even subcellular structures (mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, nucleus, which are all components of cells). This ability is not possessed by other antioxidants, which may also be one of the reasons why hydrogen can improve many diseases.
In 2007, Japanese scientists published an article in an authoritative magazine confirming that 2% of hydrogen inhalation can treat cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. During the study, it was found that hydrogen has a selective antioxidant effect.
There are many free radicals in human cells, some of which are necessary for cell survival, such as superoxide anions and hydrogen peroxide. If you clear them, it will affect cell function. There are also some free radical cells that the human body does not need and is highly toxic and has a damaging effect on the human body, such as hydroxyl free radicals. The human body will produce a lot of hydroxyl radicals during the radiotherapy of tumors. These free radicals simultaneously destroy the normal physiological functions of human cells, resulting in a series of side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Research by Japanese scientists has found that hydrogen selectively scavenges hydroxyl radicals without significantly affecting superoxide anions. This study wants to tell us: Hydrogen may play a role in improving diseases by removing free radicals that are not good for the human body and retaining free radicals that are useful for the human body.
According to the current research results of hydrogen and the physical characteristics of hydrogen, we can draw the conclusion that hydrogen can penetrate any barrier into the interior of cells, and also has selective antioxidant capacity. For cells with abnormal functions in various parts of the body, hydrogen Plays an improvement role. To date, more than 2,000 hydrogen research articles have been published, proving that hydrogen has a protective effect on more than 300 types of tissue and organ damage, and research is still in-depth. It is believed that soon, there will be more hydrogen disease improving effects proven.
Academician Zhong Nanshan told us: Hydrogen therapy is a treatment of the root cause, not symptomatic treatment. Using the concept of traditional Chinese medicine, it is fundamentally adjusting the state of body cells to achieve the goal of restoring health. Hydrogen needs a stage to improve the disease to see the effect. We cannot expect hydrogen to have a rapid effect on the disease.