MOLECULAR HYDROGEN: ORIGIN OF LIFE AND IMPORTANCE TO HEALTH
Nearly 14 billion years ago hydrogen was produced by the “Big Bang”, and from hydrogen evolved all the other
elements of the Periodic Table. Hydrogen reacted with oxygen to produce the life giving solvent, water, which
was deposited on the young Earth by comets over millions of years.
About 3.6 billion years ago hydrogen played multiple roles in the genesis of cellular life, serving as the original
energy source for primordial cellular life, fueling its metabolic processes and protecting it from the hostile
environment of early Earth. Without it, life would not exist. Now, billions of years later, hydrogen is once again
at the forefront of biomedical and anti-aging research. More than 400 scientific publications including 30+
human studies have shown molecular hydrogen to be therapeutic in essentially every organ of the human
body, and in over 140 different human disease models.
WHAT IS MOLECULAR HYDROGEN?
Hydrogen gas (H2) is the smallest molecule in the universe, about half the size of oxygen, which gives it the
highest cellular bioavailability above any other nutrient, supplement or drug. Hydrogen can rapidly diffuse
deep into cells and mitochondria, as well as easily bypass the blood brain barrier. We are talking about
molecular hydrogen that is NOT bound to any other compound, but is free and available. Water has bound
hydrogen that is connected to oxygen (H20 or H-O-H). Available molecular hydrogen is hydrogen gas (H2 or
H-H), which can be dissolved into the water in its gaseous form.
IMPORTANCE OF MOLECULAR HYDROGEN
The rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and many neurological disorders such as autism, ADD,
depression, Alzheimer’s etc. are disturbingly high. The need for a natural and safe anti-aging remedy that
brings the body back to homeostasis has never been greater. Scientific research on molecular hydrogen
suggests that this long forgotten molecule may be the key to the revolution of health and wellness.
HOW MOLECULAR HYDROGEN WORKS
Human, animal, and cell studies show that hydrogen exerts its beneficial effects via three primary methods.
. H2 instantaneously converts toxic oxygen radicals to water (H2 + 2OH 2H2O)
. H2 maintains the homeostatic levels of our body’s endogenous antioxidants such as glutathione and
SOD which also happen to be master regulators, antioxidants and detoxifiers
. H2 has profound effects on cell metabolism, signalling, gene expression, which gives it anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity and anti-aging effects.
MOLECULAR HYDROGEN IS NATURAL AND SAFE
Hydrogen gas is not a foreign substance like a drug or pharmaceutical that is alien to the body. After a fiber rich meal, our gut bacteria actually produce hydrogen gas which diffuses into the blood and exerts many beneficial effects. According to the research, drinking water that contains solubilized hydrogen gas is the most effective method to deliver hydrogen to the body. Interestingly, it is also the oldest method.
Since the dawn of time, there has been talk of natural spring waters and the mythical fountains of youth with stories of miraculous healing and outstanding longevity. These stories seem to be but fables and legends, however recent investigations of some of these healing waters in Japan; Tlacote, Mexico; Nadone, India; Lourdes, France; Hunza Valley, Pakistan etc. all clearly show that these waters are therapeutic and that they contain available dissolved molecular hydrogen gas.
It makes sense that since hydrogen has been so intimately involved in the origins and sustenance of life, it would still benefit us today. Perhaps this is why we developed a symbiotic relationship with the H2 producing bacteria in our guts and also why Nature produced springs rich in hydrogen gas, to benefit its creations. Hydrogen appears to benefit all forms of life including plants.
MOLECULAR HYDROGEN IN IONIZED WATER
The biomedical field was caught by surprise in 2007 when an article, published in the prestigious journal of Nature Medicine, demonstrated that something so natural and simple as molecular hydrogen could have significant biological benefits. With the new understanding of the active role of hydrogen gas, we are now able to understand why many people benefited from so-called “ionized water”.
Ionized water is produce via electrolysis, which decomposes water to available oxygen gas and hydrogen gas (2H20 O2 + 2H2), which dissolves into the water. In 1965, the Japanese Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare approved ionized water as a medical substance to help with various gastrointestinal symptoms. The numerous clinical reports and evidence of therapeutic benefits clearly demonstrated that this water contained an active therapeutic agent. To explain the benefits, promoters of ionized water first assumed it was the alkaline pH and small water clusters – but this was debunked. They then assumed it was the availability of free electrons (-ORP) – but this is only small part of the answer. However, it is now well recognized that molecular hydrogen gas is the great secret. Research has shown that removal of the hydrogen gas in ionized water eliminates the benefits and addition of extra hydrogen gas to the water increases the therapeutic benefits.
MOLECULAR HYDROGEN PRODUCTS
Now that researchers finally understand that it is the hydrogen gas responsible for health and wellness benefits, it is now possible to optimize and specifically design products that produce supersaturated levels of available molecular hydrogen gas. Currently, there are a couple of convenient, consumer-friendly products that do just that.
One of the first products on the market (early 1990’s) that appeared to produce hydrogen gas was an oral “silica hydride” powder or capsule. As with ionized water, numerous people have reported significant health benefits from this product. However, as with water ionizers, many have been disappointed with the results.
The inconsistency of health benefits may be due to the inadequate amount of molecular hydrogen gas produced by these products. According to published articles, silica hydride “demonstrates no overt or violent reaction with water”, which suggests that the amount of hydrogen is very low. This was also confirmed by our laboratory tests that both the rate of H2 production and the concentration is very low. There are many claims about the “silica hydride” product that seem to be unfounded (e.g. stable hydride or negative hydrogen ions, microclustering, reduced surface tension, etc.).
Other hydrogen products are also oral-use products, with the more popular ones other than silica hydride pretty much the same products branded by different companies. They have very low solubility and reactivity – even when placed in vinegar to mimic gastric acid. This slow reaction produces hydrogen over an extended period of time so it is not nearly as effective as drinking a saturated hydrogen-rich water.
INTRODUCING THE REVOLUTIONARY MOLECULAR HYDROGEN TABLET
Until recently, all the products on the market had low solubility, low hydrogen concentration, low effectiveness, and when added to water produced unaesthetic and unpalatable drinking water. Nevertheless, numerous people experienced welcome health benefits from using these products. But, a new development was badly needed.
H₂ Elite is the only molecular hydrogen product on the market that can yield an unprecedented >10 ppm super-saturated hydrogen solution, which is massively greater than any other hydrogen-generating supplement, and tens of times more than expensive alkaline water ionizers.
Overview of the Benefits of Molecular Hydrogen
. Antioxidant – Smallest, most bioavailable; selective – only scavenges bad oxygen radicals; Converts radicals to water – not toxic byproduct
. Improves the body’s endogenous antioxidant system i.e. glutathione, SOD, catalase – lowering oxidative stress
. Potent Anti-Inflammatory
. Protects against radiation damage
. Stimulates energy metabolism to prevent weight gain
. Supports glucose homeostasis
. Stabilize cholesterol levels
. May help prevent erectile dysfunction
. Decreases lactic acid build up during exercise
. Supports cognitive function
. Prevents age related decline in cognitive capacity
. Extremely high safety with no toxic effects
. The water tastes smooth and light
. Alkalizing ingredients
. Essential magnesium, which is a required cofactor for over 300 enzymes
. Hydrates faster
Quicksilver Scientific’s H₂ Elite tablets are a groundbreaking new supplement for adding the benefits of high-dose Hydrogen to water and any non-carbonated beverage. As the tablet reacts millions of tiny Molecular Hydrogen bubbles infuse and saturate the liquid. Quicksilver Scientific’s H₂ Elite conveniently provides a high dose of the key active ingredient, Molecular Hydrogen, making it superior to other formulas. Our new high-dose H₂ Elite is safe to use in an open container, no sealed bottle with pressure is required. H2 Elite activates in the least amount of time with the most ease of use.
3rd Party Testing for purity & safety
Free from antibiotics, colors and preservatives
Safe to use in open container; no sealed bottle with pressure required
Time to dissolve: less than 2 minutes
Max H2 ppm (in 500ml): over 10ppm H2
Magnesium per tablet: 80mg
Directions: Drop H₂ Elite tablet in any 8-12 oz non-carbonated beverage. Wait until tablet has completely dissolved before consuming. Suggested use on empty stomach, repeat up to four times daily based on individual needs. Drink as soon as possible for best results. Do not swallow tablet.
Optional General Use With Fruit or Vegetable Juice
Place a H₂ Elite tablet into a 12-16 ounce bottle of fruit juice or vegetable juice filled to the top. Allow the tablet to fully dissolve before consuming. Chilling the H2 infused juice helps maintain its potency longer.
Sports and Athletic Use
Place 1 or 2 H2 Elite tablets into a 12-16 ounce bottle of drinking water or electrolyte sports drink filled to the top. Allow tablet(s) to fully dissolve before consuming. Chilling the infused water or sports drink helps maintain its potency longer.
Water can be distilled, RO, purified, spring or potable tap water. Sparkling water and high mineral content (>500 ppm Total Dissolved Solids) water should not be used.
Fruit juice or vegetable juice can be fresh or prepared. Do not use H2 Elite with juice blends, smoothies or protein drinks.