Athletic Benefits of Drinking Hydrogen Enriched Water
- Decreases lactic acid levels
- Supports mitochondrial ATP production
- Supports mitochondrial membrane potential
- Supports rapid recovery
- May prevent early fatigue
- May prevent micro-injury
- May prevent ROS related overtraining
- Helps prevent soft tissue injuries
- Helps lower excessive oxidative stress
- Supports cognitive function
- Prevents premature cell death
Clinical studies substantiate these benefits of drinking Hydrogen Enriched Water
Studies on athletes show that molecular hydrogen supplementation with hydrogen enriched water improves sports performance, recovery, and health.
How it Works
The energy currency of our trillions of cells is ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). Virtually all the food we eat and all the oxygen we breathe is used to make these ATP molecules so that we can have energy. Athletes require nearly 200 pounds of ATP per day!!! Most of the ATP is produced in our mitochondria, which are known as the powerhouse of the cell.
It has been reported that 2-4% of all the oxygen we consume turns into toxic free radicals, which can damage the mitochondria. This is significant for athletes who breathe a lot more oxygen than sedentary individuals. Plus the percentage of free radicals likely increases during high exercise intensity.
If the mitochondria become compromised due to the millions of free radicals, they will not be able to maintain the needed ATP production rate for exercise. This causes the body to use glycolysis for its high ATP needs. When this occurs more lactate (lactic acid) is produced, which means fatigue will quickly set in. So free radicals are not only linked to diseases like cancer and neurological diseases, but also to fatigue, muscle damage, and slow recovery.
Hydrogen Enriched Water can be the key to sports performance, recovery, and health. Molecular Hydrogen, the primeval antioxidant, is the smallest molecule in the universe (90 times smaller than vitamin C, even smaller than oxygen), which allows it to rapidly diffuse through the cell membrane and into the mitochondria where it can help eliminate the toxic free radicals.
This is why human studies on athletes show that molecular hydrogen supplementation can decrease blood lactate (lactic acid) levels. Molecular Hydrogen simply improves the energy production (ATP) of the mitochondria. The studies also show decreased fatigue and muscle damage, which substantiates the benefits and power of H2 for athletes and sports performance. There are even studies showing that hydrogen not only increases ATP production, but might also induce mitochondrial biogenesis (i.e. more energy producing mitochondria)!
H2Bev Sports Recovery
It is concluded that MSW Neg.-Ion Water increased 10 min. lap-swimming aerobic-output by ≥ 13.2% – pointing to potential for substantial performance increases in athletes and older-workers
Hydrogen therapy may be an effective and specific innovative treatment for exercise-induced oxidative stress and sports injury, with potential for the improvement of exercise performance.