frequently asked questions
Q: How much hydrogen water should i consume to gain benefits?
A: More than 1000 ppb of hydrogen will provide therapeutics benefits. It is recommended to drink between 2 to 3 liters of water per day for normal bodily functions. 1000 ppb is equal to 1 mg/l, therefore drinking 2-3 liters of hydrogen water will give you 2-3 mg of hydrogen.
Q: Is hydrogen water acidic?
A: No, hydrogen water is not acidic. If the water is rich in positive hydrogen ions (h+), then yes, it is acidic. But in this case, we’re talking about neutral hydrogen gas (h2), which is two hydrogen atoms tied together. Hydrogen water is water with molecular hydrogen, which is a neutral gas that is dissolved in the water.
Q: Are there any dangers to consume too much hydrogen water?
A: Hydrogen water is safe regardless of the amount. But if a patient is under fluid restriction because of medical condition such as kidney failure or heart failure, they cannot consume too much water. Therefore, follow the physician advice on suitable amount of water consumption.
Q: Is hydrogen itself safe to consume?
A: Yes. Hydrogen gas has been shown to be very safe even when concentrations are 100 times higher than the levels utilized at therapy. Here are a few examples: Hydrogen’s safety was first shown in the late 1800s, where hydrogen gas was used to locate gunshot wounds in the intestines. The reports showed that there were never any toxic effects or irritation to even the most sensitive tissues. Another good example of its safety is that hydrogen gas has been used in deep sea diving since 1943 (at very high concentrations) to prevent decompression sickness. Studies have shown no toxic effects from hydrogen when at very high levels and pressures of 98.87% h2 and 1.26% o2 at 19.1 atm. Furthermore, hydrogen gas is natural to the body because after a fiber-rich meal, our gut bacteria can produce liters of hydrogen daily.
Q: When was hydrogen’s therapeutic benefits first discovered?
A: The earliest account of hydrogen gas having medicinal properties was in 1798, for things like inflammation. But it didn’t become a popular topic among scientists until 2007, when an article about the benefits of hydrogen was published in the prestigious journal of nature medicine by dr. Ohta’s group.
Q: How long will hydrogen water last?
A: It is recommended to drink within 1 hour. Although it is still consumable later, it will have a lower therapeutic concentration.
Q: Can i use hydrogen water for cooking?
A: It is not encouraged for cooking because the hydrogen escapes rapidly at high temperatures. But you can use hydrogen water to soak your rice, to enjoy rich flavor steamed rice. You can also use hydrogen water for cleaning vegetables and fruits. The amount of agricultural pesticides and unpleasant smell will be greatly reduced because of their better absorption than normal water.
Q: Can i use my filtered alkaline water?
A: Yes. If possible, we recommend using ph 7 water.
Q: How long can i store hydrogen water?
A: Once hydrogen water is generated, it can remain in therapeutic range for up to two hours (plastic or glass bottle). In a full aluminium bottle, it can last for up to 60 hours.
Q: What should i store with if want it to last longer than 1 hour?
A: Aluminium bottles are best for storing hydrogen water. Glass bottles are also an alternative.
Q: Can i store hydrogen water in a fridge?
A: Yes! Putting hydrogen water in the fridge will keep the hydrogen in for a longer period of time (we’ve tested it! The hydrogen loss is significantly lesser compared to water left outside the fridge – loss of 0.05ppm for the fridge as compared to 0.24ppm for the one left outside). Not only that, it will encourage you to drink more of it especially in warm climate.
Q: Can i use soft drinks, juices or vitamin drinks to generate hydrogen water?
A: No, it is meant for filtered/drinkable water only.