by Dr. David Minkoff September 02, 2021 4 min read
Supplemental molecular hydrogen, also known as H2, is becoming increasingly popular for many health concerns due to its effective and safe action as a targeted antioxidant.
And while everyone can benefit from H2, it is particularly beneficial for athletes. Not only can it improve VO2 max levels, but it also:
As an elite athlete myself, I can personally attest to these benefits – I take H2 every day, and my performance continues to improve day after day.
Today we’re going to dive deeper into how and why H2 affects athletic performance.
As you know, every motion of your body is performed through the contraction of one or more muscles—everything from blinking your eyes to running and deadlifts.
When you add significant resistance or repetitions, activity falls under the category of exercise and results in muscular exertion beyond what is considered “normal” for your body. Muscular tissue responds by breaking down and rebuilding to accommodate increased motion and stress – one of the fundamental premises behind training to enhance athletic performance.
Professional athletes are successful to the degree that they strengthen their muscles and other physical systems to become capable of more intense and prolonged muscular activity.
However, there is a flip side and balance to this: Your body is designed to avoid damage and overstress, which is why your muscles stop functioning at a certain point, you get sore, and your muscles become affected by lactic acid.
The trick is to hit that sweet spot and stress your body just enough to stimulate muscle building without inflicting damage.
But the question for many athletes is: How do I push further and harder?
And the answer lies in a single molecule: oxygen.
The fundamental form of energy that powers your cells is called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is produced in the mitochondria of virtually every cell in the body.
The most common mitochondrial process that produces ATP is glycolysis, which is the metabolization of glycogen (blood sugar). However, there’s more to it: glycolysis is performed in one of two ways:
Put simply, the oxygen supply to your cells is the most critical factor in athletic performance. It alone determines how quickly you will fatigue and how long you can continue to push your body.
This is why you breathe heavier as you exercise – it is your body working hard to get oxygen where it is needed. It is also why “cardio” exercise is so important – your cardiovascular system is the highway for oxygen to be transported to your cells!
Fatigue and soreness are your body telling you that pushing any further can result in injury and real damage. In fact, pushing too far results in a condition called “exercise-induced oxidative stress,” during which your system is flooded with harmful free radicals that are produced during anaerobic glycolysis.
H2 benefits athletes throughout the entire workout cycle.
At the front-end, it helps improve cardiovascular performance (supplying your muscles with more oxygen) and supports mitochondrial health for improved production of ATP.
At the back-end, it acts as a highly effective and selective antioxidant to rapidly clean up the after-effects (free radicals) of anaerobic glycolysis. Not only does this reduce and help prevent exercise-induced oxidative stress, but it also improves your muscles’ ability to perform harder, faster, and for longer.
And the best part? There are zero contraindications or side effects.
The proof is always in the pudding, and several recent studies have demonstrated some stunning results. While there have been hundreds of studies performed, I’m going to share the highlights of a few that I found to be particularly enlightening:
Finally, I can speak from my own experience. I started taking H2 several years ago and witnessed the benefits first-hand, with improved performance and endurance – all this above and beyond the array of other health benefits.
After my personal experience and with thorough research, I decided it was time to share this with the world – which is why I now offer our revolutionary H2 Infuse to help you supplement your diet with H2 by the easiest, fastest method.
H2 Infuse delivers one of the highest concentrations of H2 available without the need for expensive equipment. You simply drop a tablet into a glass of water, let it dissolve, and drink up.
If you are looking to supercharge your athletic performance, you are likely to enjoy some remarkable changes in both performance and endurance.
by Dr. David Minkoff
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