How Can I Get the Benefits from Molecular Hydrogen?
There are a number of methods of receiving molecular hydrogen gas (H2), including inhalation of H2 gas, injection of H2-rich saline, dropping H2-rich saline into your eyes, taking a bath in H2-rich water, increasing H2 production by intestinal bacteria, topical application, oral ingestion of hydrogen-producing tablets, and simply drinking H2-rich water.
Each one of these methods has a therapeutic effect. Although drinking H2-rich water may not provide as many hydrogen molecules to the body as some other more sophisticated methods, it is probably the easiest way for most people and a very effective approach. In one study using a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, drinking H2-rich water, but not inhaling 2% H2 gas or increasing intestinal H2 production via lactulose administration, was effective. A significant factor with drinking H2-rich water is that it gives an intermittent exposure that stops the body accommodating to a more constant exposure. Another reason that drinking H2-rich water is important is because it allows gastric induction of ghrelin, which is mediated via activation of beta 1 adrenergic receptors.
The Best Way
The consensus of opinion is that not only is drinking H2-rich water the easiest way, but it is often the most effective.
There are methods which are capable of producing a super-saturated concentration of molecular hydrogen water at very high concentrations. Not all of these methods alter the pH of the water and some can be used in any beverage of choice. The potential advantage of this method is the ability to ingest large amounts of the H2 molecule without having to drink enormous amounts of water (500 ml vs. 15 litres). H2-rich water produced using Active H2 Ultra fits into this category.