Hydrogen Water – Get smart with the water you drink
What is Hydrogen water?
Water consists of a bond between 2 hydrogen (H2) and an Oxygen atom. How hydrogen rich the water you are drinking depends on the amount of Hydrogen gas (H2) that is dissolved or liberated from your water. Hydrogen only consists of 0.000055% of the air we breathe and 99% of what we consume have little or close to Zero hydrogen content.
Why does our food/drink have such low hydrogen content?
Hydrogen is the lightest and smallest element on the planet. Due to its small size, hydrogen escapes rapidly into the air thus; hydrogen water is best consumed when it is freshly produced.
Why drink Hydrogen water?
In our hectic lifestyles and diverse eating habits, it is not easy to maintain a healthy balance and aim for a richer quality of life. Consumption of alkaline hydrogen water provides increased water absorption and hydration, exceptional antioxidant properties and improved bodily functions.
Diabetes type 2 & impaired glucose tolerance– A study on 36 patients where half were provided with 0.9L/day of hydrogen rich water and others were provided with the same amount of placebo pure water for 8 weeks. Those who consumed hydrogen rich water experienced improved glucose metabolism.
Cancer– This study evaluated the effects of drinking hydrogen rich water on 49 patients receiving radiotherapy for malignant liver tumours for 6 weeks. Results showed that hydrogen rich water played a protective role by reducing the side-effects of radiotherapy and improving the quality of life for many patients.
How are oxidants formed?
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated inside the body during daily life as a product of energy metabolism. External factors contribute to ROS such as smoking, air pollution, exposure to ultraviolet or irradiation rays, intense exercise, and physical or psychological stress. Chronic oxidative stress exposure is directly related to many inflammatory, neurodegenerative, aging and malignant diseases.
In 2007, scientists discovered that hydrogen was a potent antioxidant that reduces harmful oxidants such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) to protect cells against oxidative stress. Since then, a large number of studies have explored therapeutic and preventive effects of hydrogen. These publications cover many biological effects against oxidative stress in almost all organs. Moreover, hydrogen has been discovered to play key roles in energy metabolism, anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic and antiallergic effects.
This diagram displays all currently known protective antioxidant effects on the body
Hydrogen has been proven to play a positive role in the following conditions
Most hydrophilic (water based) and hydrophobic (oil based) antioxidants cannot penetrate biomembranes and diffuse into critical cell components as shown in the illustration below. In contrast, hydrogen can diffuse unhindered through cells to prevent oxidative damage at key areas (e.g. blood brain barrier). The therapeutic success of hydrogen against oxidative stress related diseases highlights the advantage of hydrogen over regular antioxidants.
illustration of gaseous diffusion of H2 into a cell. Most hydrophilic compounds are retained at membranes and cannot reach the cytosol, whereas most hydrophobic ones cannot penetrate biomembranes in the absence of specific carriers. In contrast, H2 can be rapidly distributed into cytosol and organelles.
Note: *Hydrophilic antioxidants are water based antioxidants such as ascorbic acids (Vitamin C), folate,Thiamine, Niacin and Ribloflavin …etc.
*Hydrophobic vitamins are oil based vitamins such as Vitamins A, D, E & K
But is it safe?
Unlike other gases, hydrogen is nontoxic to humans and animals even at high concentrations. The safety of Hydrogen has been demonstrated by deep water divers that utilises breathing gas mixture of 49% hydrogen, 50% helium and 1% oxygen to protect them from decompression sickness.
Why KempSmart i ionizers?
KempSmart i water ionizers are the first in the industry to generate both ionized alkaline and active hydrogen water. Hence, you are able to enjoy the best of both worlds, the finest ionized alkaline minerals and activated hydrogen water. Utilising our Newtec watercell and smart technology to enhance the production of active hydrogen in water, our ionizers are probably the first in the industry to achieve hydrogen rich water.
KempSmart i HydrogenSPA
Do you know that hydrogen rich, electrolysed water represses wrinkle formation by promoting the production of collagen, which prevents oxidative stress and cell injury to the keratinocytes?
Hydrogen is not only beneficial for our skin but also works to reduce harmful oxidants in the air. With HydrogenSPA, oxidative radicals generated by air pollution such as smoke, haze and chemicals are neutralised quickly & effectively.
Working with Smart i hydrogen rich water, Kemp Smart i HydrogenSPA uses a superior ultrasonic technology to atomise and to vaporise hydrogen mist into the air to scavenge oxidative free radicals to provide you a cool, clean and healthy atmosphere to live and work in. Inhaling hydrogen antioxidants protects the brain cells, and reduces reactive oxidants in the lungs to make breathing lighter and easier. With Smart i HydrogenSPA, you and your family are totally immersed in an environment free from harmful oxidative radicals and enjoying the benefits of hydrogen goodness, all in the comfort of your home or office.
- Reduction of oxidative stress on the skin
- Increase living cell life to prevent cell aging
- Repression of wrinkle formation
- Promote production of collagen
- Obviate cell injury in outermost layer of skin
- Prevent pigmentation of skin
- Improvement of skin elasticity
*varies with water source