Hydrogen Water, Mitochondria and Energy…

The scientific community is now uncovering hydrogen water’s mechanisms of action, which are diverse. They refer to the potential for increasing antioxidant activity, modulating immune regulation and regulating autophagy, circadian rhythm and mitochondria.1 (Autophagy is the body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells.) Each of these beneficial anatomical activities is believed to help boost overall energy levels and health.

Because hydrogen is such a small molecule, the lightest in the periodic table, it can dissolve more easily throughout the cells as compared with traditional antioxidants.2 Hydrogen has the characteristic of protecting nuclear DNA and mitochondria and can permeate bio membranes to help reduce the risk of lifestyle-related issues caused by oxidative stress.3 In other words, drinking hydrogen-rich water may improve our overall ability to function, which elevates our quality of life.

Mitochondria are specialized structures that perform various jobs inside cells. They’re membrane-bound with two different membranes. These membranes function for the purpose of the mitochondria, which is to generate most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell’s biochemical reactions.4 That means mitochondria are the powerhouses within our cells.

Energy is produced by the conversion of chemicals within the cell. These chemicals go through pathways to be converted. The process of conversion produces energy in the form of a small molecule known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Different cells have different amounts of mitochondria—depending on how much energy they require. For example, the muscles have a lot of mitochondria, as do the liver and kidneys and to a certain extent, the brain, which lives off the energy those mitochondria produce.5

What do these energy-producing mitochondria have to do with hydrogen water? Clinical studies on hydrogen-rich water show that it helps improve mitochondrial function.6 When the mitochondria are functioning at high or optimal levels, our energy levels are correspondingly high. An abundance of energy makes all the difference to how we feel. It impacts our moods, our activity levels, and in essence, creates a domino effect of Active Wellness. When we are energetic, we tend to be happier and more active. When we are more active, each internal organ (heart, liver, lungs, etc.) gets a workout, which helps fight oxidative stress. 

There are ongoing clinical trials on the effects of hydrogen water. From enhancing athletic performance to alleviating muscle fatigue,7 from helping to fight metabolic syndrome8 (a condition characterized by high blood sugar, triglyceride levels and cholesterol) to positively influencing the gut microbiome,9 these research studies appear to support the use of hydrogen water for a variety of reasons, most of which relate to increasing antioxidant activity, helping to reduce inflammation and regulating our immune systems. 

Nikken’s PiMag® PiDrogen Hydrogen Generator is now available to order! Lightweight, compact and portable, it helps neutralize free radicals and supplies an abundance of antioxidants to relieve oxidative stress. Discover more at:  https://bit.ly/3gLtkrW

1. https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2021-05/going-beyond-hype-hydrogen-water

2, 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6096066/

4, 5. https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Mitochondria

6. https://litasenior.com/the-revolutionary-benefits-of-molecular-hydrogen/

7, 8. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/hydrogen-water#benefits

9. https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2021-05/going-beyond-hype-hydrogen-water

17th February 2022

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Do You Know What Hydrogen Water Is?

Nikken introduced a new product during its annual Convention this past week: PiMag® PiDrogen Hydrogen Generator. It is a mini-generator accompanied by its own 16 fl oz / 475 ml glass bottle. The generator produces hydrogen-rich water that is rich in antioxidants and the glass bottle allows you to drink directly from it. The device is compact and lightweight, and produces 800-1200 ppb (parts per billion), the measurement of molecular hydrogen dissolved in water.

Easy to use, the generator cycles quickly within six minutes. An exclusive programmed control system shows the hydrogenating process with a blue light. When the water is fully hydrogenated and the cycle has finished, the blue light is replaced with a flashing red light. When the PiMag® PiDrogen water is ready for drinking, the red light will turn off automatically.

Hydrogen is the first and the lightest in the periodic table of chemical elements. Scientists use the periodic table to quickly refer to information about an element, like atomic mass and chemical symbol. The periodic table’s arrangement also allows scientists to discern trends in element properties, including electronegativity, ionization energy and atomic radius.1

Hydrogen is a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas. When added to water, it becomes hydrogen water, hydrogenated water or hydrogenized water. Regardless of which of these names is used, studies have shown that hydrogen water supports cellular energy production2 and provides antioxidant3 and anti-inflammatory properties4.

Oxidative stress occurs when we exercise too much, eat poorly and breathe in polluted air, get overexposed to UV rays and drink impure water. In other words, overexposure to free radicals results in the opposite of the overall feeling of well-being we experience when well-hydrated, well-rested and nutritionally nourished. Hydrogen water helps combat oxidative stress with antioxidants, which are believed to neutralize the effects of free radicals.

How does adding hydrogen increase the benefits of PiMag® water? PiMag® water produced through any of the Nikken water filtration systems, filters out contaminants, then mineralizes and alkalizes water for a healthier, better tasting water than regular tap or bottled water. When you add hydrogen to PiMag® water, the hydrogenated water actually helps reduce oxidative stress caused by an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in our bodies. In other words, hydrogen water tilts the balance in favour of antioxidants and makes PiMag® water even more powerful.

In summary, the PiDrogen system transforms alkaline PiMag® water into a source of highly concentrated dissolved hydrogen gas. When consumed, the water from the PiMag® PiDrogen supplies an abundance of antioxidants in order to assist in relieving oxidative stress and bringing the body back into balance, helping to maintain Active Wellness. 

We invite you to try the PiMag® PiDrogen Hydrogen Generator.

Coming soon! Watch the video here… 

  1. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/periodictable.html
  2. Trivic T, Vojnovic M, Drid P, Ostojic S. Drinking hydrogen-rich water for 4 weeks positively affects serum antioxidant enzymes in healthy men: a pilot study. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. 2017. 15(1).
  3. Mikami T, et al. Drinking hydrogen water enhances endurance and relieves psychometric fatigue: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2019 Sep;97(9):857-862.
  4. Sim M, Kim CS, Shon WJ, Lee YK, Choi EY, Shin DM. Hydrogen-rich water reduces inflammatory responses and prevents apoptosis of peripheral blood cells in healthy adults: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):12130.

29th October 2021

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