Why Are We Reviewing Hydrogen Water?
As the research and popularity of hydrogen water grows, so do the companies entering the fray and marketing their own hydrogen water products and technologies. Sometimes, products do legitimately contain detectable levels of molecular hydrogen, and as such, do not qualify for our “hydrogen water scams” page, but conversely also are inadequate for any meaningful benefits. These “borderline” hydrogen water products often utilize marketing claims that are not supported by the evidence, when considering their provided dosage and concentrations. It is important that consumers know what they are receiving, as with hydrogen water there is often the misconception that “all hydrogen water is the same.” Companies taking advantage of consumer naivete, both through active scams and selling products dosed inadequately, decimated the research funding, and market size, of the industry in Japan and Korea. We touch base on the Japanese consumer affairs report detailing the lack of therapeutic levels of hydrogen in hydrogen water products tested in the article “Comparing Hydrogen Water and Gas Technologies.” We are determined to not allow this to happen in North America and to shepherd the industry down a path of truth, transparency, and solid science.
What is Hydrogen Water?
We have a dedicated page that details what hydrogen water is and isn’t. In brief, hydrogen water, sometimes referred to as “hydrogen-rich water” or “HRW”, is simply water that has had hydrogen gas dissolved into it. Think sparkling water, which is water that has had CO 2 dissolved, the difference being H 2 is being dissolved instead. Hydrogen gas has been shown to exhibit many therapeutic properties and is found in every cell in the body. These therapeutic properties seem to be amplified by perhaps two or more orders of magnitude when dissolved in water, as opposed to when delivered via inhalation. As such, “hydrogen water” is an important delivery vehicle to provide the therapeutic benefits of this crucial gas.
Why Does Concentration Matter?
Simply put, no one would anticipate the same stimulant effect from drinking a teaspoon of low-caffeine green tea vs. a large cup of dark coffee. Or, that the same pain relief would be found by licking an Advil once vs. ingesting four tablets. For some reason, many marketers of hydrogen water products have convinced people that concentration and dosage are irrelevant. This defies logic, as hydrogen water works by efficiently and acutely raising cellular concentrations of hydrogen gas in different organs and tissues. The concentration of gas contained in the hydrogen water, and the volume of the hydrogen water, directly result in how high concentrations reach in the cells, and which tissues and organs are impacted. We have two articles explaining why concentration matters: “Why H 2 Concentration Matters” and “Why H 2 Concentration Matters Pt. 2.” As a quick “alarm bell,” despite the International Hydrogen Standards Association giving out certifications for companies that reach the minimum observed dosage and concentration, which is 1/25th the concentration we reach with a single tablet, many technologies and brands have not sought certification because they are incapable of reaching this concentration and/or the dosage would require multiple units of their product be consumed per day.
Hydrogen Water Company Reviews
Review of HTWO Hydrogen Water
I previously wrote an article breaking down various technologies to make hydrogen water or deliver molecular hydrogen through internal hydrogen production (also, briefly touching on hydrogen inhalation). Despite my assessments being based on fact, supported by independent third parties, and...READ MORE...
Review of HFactor Hydrogen Water
I previously wrote an article breaking down various technologies to make hydrogen water or deliver molecular hydrogen through internal hydrogen production (also, briefly touching base on hydrogen inhalation). Despite my assessments being based on fact, supported to independent third parties,...READ MORE...
Review of AlkaViva Hydrogen Tablets
AlkaViva tablets are not a “scam” but they certainly do not possess the therapeutic punch that hydrogen tablets utilizing my technology do. In fact, they deliver perhaps just 1/20th of the therapeutic hydrogen gas. What is more concerning, is that they should be well past their expiration date, having been manufactured in 2014. Read the entire review, see the lab reports, and watch the video of the testing...READ MORE...
Review of Echo Hydrogen Tablets
Echo H2 tablets, like AlkaViva, are not a “scam”, however, if the rumours on what Echo tells customers and distributors regarding “magical crystals imparting their properties into their water”, then their marketing certainly has an element of “scam” to it. Additionally, the Echo H2 tablets deliver just 1/30th of the hydrogen concentration that tablets which are “Powered by Drink HRW” do, a level below the International Hydrogen Standards Association’s minimum observed therapeutic concentration. Echo H2 tablets should also be long expired, having been manufactured in 2015. Read the entire review, see the lab reports, and watch the video of the testing...READ MORE...
Review of Aqua H2 Hydrogen Tablets
There is a lot that can be said about the owner of AquaH2. The notorious “MK” that I wrote about in the “Hydrogen tablets: Origins” who left a trail of carnage behind him in every business dealing. As for the brand, there is the alluded re-packaging fraud that AquaH2 is accused of, which can be seen on the AquaH2 Amazon page. Then there is the fact that even though these tablets are much “fresher” than Echo H2 or AlkaViva, they still only deliver 1/15th the therapeutic hydrogen gas concentration that “Powered by Drink HRW” tablets are capable. Read the entire review, see the lab reports, and watch the video of the testing...READ MORE...