Molecular hydrogen is the most promising preventative aging supplement on the market. With over 1000 publications speaking on the potential benefits in 170 disease models* throughout every organ, H2 has been shown to indirectly mitigate the damages of the big 3- those nasty three issues that lead to virtually all diseases and are the driving forces in why we get older and die: Imbalances of our Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and increased Insulin Resistance.
Increasingly, Molecular Hydrogen supplementation is proving to be the most powerful tool to positively impact our gene expression. What exactly does this mean? You have heard the term ‘it’s in your genes'. Genes are important but what’s more critical for health is how your genes are expressed.
It’s like your body is an old car with discontinued parts. Once those parts wear out, replacements are hard to find, and maintenance becomes critical.
Maybe while driving you notice your timing is off. You pop the hood and find a bolt necessary to keep the timing chain in place stripped and loose. With every bump in the road, your timing gets knocked out a little bit because of that old, stripped bolt. Pretty soon your gas mileage is poor, and your horsepower reduced.
Your engine rattles and can’t keep consistent RPM. This starts loosening and breaking all the other bolts, stressing the hoses, and creating more strain on the connecting parts of your vehicle.
Like any wise owner, you pop your hood before driving to adjust things so your engine sounds right. You do this because your car is important to you, timing is critical, and you can't buy replacement parts!
High dose molecular hydrogen is similar to popping the hood and adjusting the timing until you hear the engine purring just right. It doesn’t fix the worn bolt, nor does it repair the damage already done, but it improves performance for a while before the timing slides back out of place from the next bump.
For some cars, any bump will throw the timing off, so adjustments need to be made every time its driven. In the same way, for many people daily H2 helps keep things running smoothly.
Regulating redox, which is our bodies natural balance between beneficial oxidative species and our own production of antioxidants, and the production of proinflammatory cytokines back into balance by supplementation with H2 is like adjusting your car’s timing to enhance horsepower and gas mileage. It may not fix what is already broken, but it goes a long way to improving remaining performance.
Most traditional antioxidants are ineffective and can be harmful. They indiscriminately react with all oxidative types, even the good guys like nitric oxide. What’s worse, is they can lead to producing less of our own antioxidants, which further throws off oxidative balance.
A daily Molecular Hydrogen regimen promotes antioxidant/oxidative balance via activation of the Nrf2 pathway. It ONLY works when this system is not in harmony, making it the most reliable way to tackle oxidative stress
Like Oxidative Stress Inflammation is necessary for our bodies. Too much of it or too little and our bodies develop all sorts of issues. Molecular Hydrogen is not an actual anti inflammatory, but instead as a gene signalling gas it will up or down regulate the pro inflammatory cytokines- these tiny proteins in our body that start the signalling to increase inflammation. Again, H2 ONLY does this when there is an imbalance in our bodies, meaning that there are no dangerous drug like affects of stopping necessary inflammation found in powerful prescription NSAIDs and steroidal anti inflammatory’s.
Imagine a gas lit controlled fire designed to warm a walk way, and keep ice and snow melted away. When the appropriate amount of gas is channeled to the flame, the fire works perfectly for its’ intended purpose of heat, and clearing the path.
When our bodies have excess inflammation, imagine if this gas fueled flame was magnified by a factor of 5, or 10. The fire now engulfs the walk way, causing it to be unusable and dangerous.
Typical NSAIDs(non steroidal anti inflammatory’s) will abate the flames, similar to firemen rushing to the scene with fire hoses and flame retardants, but will not stop the flow of new gas for the fire- or new inflammation. They will also cause potential dangerous side effects such as kidney damage and ulcers- as would the flame retardants and fire hoses cause a slippery pathway.
Some of the more powerful prescription only COX inhibitors(NSAIDs) and corticosteroids will completely shut down inflammation, akin to turning off the gas flow. A lack of inflammation in our body can be as hazardous as an excess, just as the accumulation of ice on the walkway could cause dangers.
By promoting a healthy balance of inflammation through regulation of our pro inflammatory cytokines, H2 would be the equivalent of a fire prevention officer walking to the valve and adjusting the gas flow to the proper rate. No hazardous side effects, with the desired end result.
* mostly in animals