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H2 Molecular Hydrogen – A Modern Miracle

by Dr. David Minkoff May 17, 2021 6 min read 0 Comments

H2 Molecular Hydrogen – A Modern Miracle

If there is a single factor that could be considered the bedrock of your overall health, it is balance. Consuming the right nutrients in the right proportions creates a balanced environment in which your body can energize, build, repair, and function at its peak.

Unfortunately, each new discovery in nutritional science and biohacking tends to pendulum swing in one or another direction. Either something is entirely bad and should be avoided entirely, or it is a “cure-all” you are urged to take in copious amounts.

At the end of the day, the truth is a balance somewhere between these two extremes.

This could not be more applicable to the subjects of antioxidants, free radicals, and oxidative stress.

After extensive research into the subject of oxidative stress and its effect on the body, I discovered what I consider to be a modern miracle – supplemental molecular hydrogen. This selective antioxidant targets only the most harmful free radicals while supporting your body’s natural pathways to maintain balance and homeostasis.

In fact, molecular hydrogen is one of the most exciting advances in reducing and preventing oxidative stress and optimizing overall health.

My personal success with this unique supplement (which I take every day) is supported by extensive scientific research and led to the release of our revolutionary H2 Infuse – the easiest and most effective way to ensure your body can experience its remarkable health-boosting capacity.

Understanding Oxidative Stress

To understand oxidative stress, you first need to understand two unique classifications of compounds:

  • Free radical: An organic, highly reactive molecule that is “electron-hungry.” There are numerous types of free radicals, many of which can be highly destructive to your cells, DNA, RNA, proteins, and nutrients.
  • Antioxidant: A molecule that contains an excess of electrons that can be used to neutralize free radicals without becoming reactive themselves.

To put a simple spin on this, think about how an apple browns when exposed to the air. After taking that first bite, it’s only a matter of minutes before the brown color starts to appear, through a process known as oxidation. This reaction is, fundamentally, the same as what can happen to your cells, DNA, and RNA when an overabundance of free radicals is roaming throughout your system.

Now, in the same example, what happens when you squeeze some lemon juice on the apple? That’s right: the browning (oxidation) is slowed and can even be prevented. Why? Because lemon juice contains antioxidants that help to prevent the oxidation process.

Oxidative stress is a condition when your body has an excess of free radicals that will oxidize (and damage) your system. It is known to play a role in the development of severe health conditions, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s)
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Asthma
  • Stroke

Oxidative stress is also a key factor in cellular aging, which is why antioxidants are present in most skin creams and supplements that promise to maintain skin health.

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Risk Factors for Oxidative Stress

Your body naturally produces antioxidants, and many common foods (particularly fruits and vegetables) contain antioxidants – so how does this balance get thrown off?

Well, there are two parts to this answer:

Environmental Factors Create Free Radicals

Your environment and diet play a significant role in the number of free radicals that enter your body. Some of the most common causes of excess free radicals include:

  • Pollution
  • Smoking or other tobacco products
  • Diets high in fat, sugar, and processed carbohydrates
  • Radiation exposure (including EMF)
  • Specific medications
  • Alcohol
  • Pesticides

While some of these factors may be unavoidable, being aware of and avoiding them as much as possible reduces your risk of oxidative stress.

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Lack of Antioxidants

A significant portion of the antioxidants your body uses to fight free radicals comes from your diet. If you don’t eat enough vegetables and other foods high in antioxidants, you put yourself at substantial risk.

This is where molecular hydrogen comes in. Not only is it a natural, highly effective antioxidant itself, but it also activates the Nrf2 pathway to stimulate your body’s natural production of antioxidants.

The Pros (and Cons) of Antioxidants

As mentioned, optimal health has everything to do with balance. Not all free radicals are bad – many of them are used as signaling molecules for critical functions throughout your body. Nitric oxide is a good example of a beneficial free radical – it triggers blood vessel dilation to allow nutrients and life-giving oxygen to flow freely and reach all parts of your body.

An overload of antioxidants, and especially the wrong antioxidants, can be very detrimental to your health.

The trick is to achieve the optimal balance between free radicals and antioxidants so that your body can restore homeostasis and function as nature intended: Healthy, strong, fit, and energetic – for the long haul.

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H2 Gas as an Antioxidant

While you might know of common dietary antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E, H2 gas is quickly coming to the forefront as one of nature’s most effective antioxidants and weapons in the arsenal against oxidative stress.

Here’s why (in health-geek terms):

  1. It is small enough to permeate through the cells throughout your body and can move through the blood-brain barrier.
  2. It targets the most dangerous free radicals (including hydroxyl radicals) while leaving beneficial free radicals alone.
  3. It helps cells restore their internal balance and native ability to fight off free radicals by activating the Nrf2 genetic pathway.
  4. It assists in optimizing the cellular function of both detoxification and inflammation, thereby reducing the number of free radicals that are produced in the first place.

Put simply, H2 gas targets the most toxic free radicals while simultaneously supporting your cells’ natural function of maintaining balance and fighting free radicals.

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The Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen

Used right, supplemental H2 offers substantial benefits to your body:

  • More than 1,000 studies have demonstrated benefits in preventing and treating over 170 common diseases, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and others.
  • The small size and lack of electrical charge make it one of the most bioavailable substances in existence, small enough even to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.
  • It can enhance athletic performance (more on that later).
  • H2 gas mimics some of the effects of fasting and can reduce hunger, thereby making it a promising candidate for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s (which respond favorably to intermittent fasting).
  • Because it is a substance that your body naturally produces, supplementing H2 gas has zero side effects or adverse physiological reactions.

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Optimizing Athletic Performance with Molecular Hydrogen

Beyond helping you reduce and avoid oxidative stress, numerous studies have shown that H2 can boost athletic performance.

Sound too good to be true? Well, the facts, studies, and experiential data don’t lie.

Several studies done exclusively to determine the effect of supplemental H2 in athletes showed some fascinating results:

  • VO2 max rates increased
  • Muscle fatigue decreased
  • Recovery time improved
  • Performance was enhanced

While the precise mechanics behind these improvements are still being researched, there are several science-based factors we already know:

  • H2 can reduce exercise-induced oxidative stress.
  • By supporting healthy blood flow and cellular function, muscular function is improved while lactic acid production is reduced.

As with anything, the proof is the pudding. And as an elite athlete in my 70’s who takes H2 every day, I can tell you from personal experience: It works.

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The BEST Way to Provide Your Body with Molecular Hydrogen – and Why

You might have heard that your body already produces H2, and you likely know that it’s in the air you breathe. So why is it beneficial to take it as a supplement?

The answer is in two factors: concentration and dosing.

According to research from the Molecular Hydrogen Institute, a non-profit research foundation dedicated to exploring the benefits of H2, the benefits are best when H2 is taken cyclically (pulsed).

Taking H2 cyclically means concentrated doses in short bursts instead of a consistent flow, such as in hydrogen-infused water.

According to researchers, this methodology is critical because the signaling and genetic benefits of H2 can reduce in effectiveness if consumed without a pause between doses.

The best way for YOU to reap these benefits is through our revolutionary new H2 Infuse – a scientifically formulated tablet that rapidly infuses water or any other non-carbonated beverage with a high concentration of H2 gas.

Each tablet of H2 Infuse contains 80 milligrams of magnesium malate in a specially formulated hydrogen base. Within two minutes of being placed in 500mL of water, your water will be safely infused with roughly 10ppm of molecular hydrogen – one of the highest concentrations available.

Within a matter of minutes, you will have supercharged your body with this remarkable nutrient.

This quick, easy, and totally safe daily supplement is perfect for everyone, including athletes, children, men, women, expectant mothers, and everyone in between.

Oh, and don’t forget – you also get the benefit of magnesium, a mineral that almost everyone is deficient in.

Try it today!


 


 

References:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25747486/
  3. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-antioxidants
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249911/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614697/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2679427/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395574/
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28474871
  9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23400965/
  10. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22520831/
  11. https://mykorplus.com/blogs/kor-water/molecular-hydrogen-effect-on-sports-and-fitness
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6945053/

 

 

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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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