Why Hydrogen?

Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant element.  63% of the human body is composed of Hydrogen.  Hydrogen also composes 90% of the universe and 99% of the sun, a major energy source for the sun by nuclear fusion.  In short, hydrogen is an integral building block of life.

Our bodies need Hydrogen to operate.  The human body contains trillions of cells, and each cell is powered by the mitochondria, the motor of the cell.  The mitochondria takes the electrons carried by hydrogen to produce ATP, the energy source for the cells.  ATP, adenosine triphosphate, is composed of three phosphates. The breaking of the bond between the second and third phosphates releases the energy to power virtually all cellular processes.  Amazingly, we all generate enough metabolic energy to produce our own body weight in ATP every day just to function! Every second, each of our approximately 50 trillion cells consumes and regenerates 10 million molecules of ATP.  ATP is essential for growth, repair, defense, and regeneration of our body. 

Albert Szent-Györgyi, was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle.  He explained that hydrogen, rather than oxygen, is the fuel of life. It is common knowledge that oxygen is necessary for humans to live. However, hydrogen is the fuel that powers our cells by donating electrons to the electron transport chain and combining with oxygen to form water. Oxygen is simply the receiver of the used electrons during combustion in the mitochondria. Dr. Szent-Györgyi was the first to show that our bodies store hydrogen in many organs, referring to it as “hydrogen pooling” and showed which organs stored the greatest amount of hydrogen. He explained that the liver pools the most hydrogen because it is the second largest organ after the skin and it requires hydrogen to neutralize free radicals that are present during detoxification of the blood.

The abundance of hydrogen and antioxidants is the key to a healthy life. Food, water, and air are all sources of hydrogen. However, food is a primary source of hydrogen in the traditional sense because all carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are broken down so hydrogen is released for use. Even though food has an abundance of hydrogen, it must be broken down for our bodies to utilize the hydrogen it contains and along the way free radicals use up some of the hydrogen, leading to dehydration overall. By taking Hydrogen ion supplement that contains an abundance of hydrogen ions, which acts as antioxidants AND fuel for the body, our bodies don’t have to work so hard to achieve optimal health and condition.  Our cells will be better protected from free radicals, and the mitochondria in our cells will have extra hydrogen to use as fuel to produce ATP, helping us to feel more energetic, and also boost our metabolic activity to strengthen our immunity system, slowing down the aging process.