Researched Nutritionals, H2 Absorb

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The healthy body creates free radicals as a result of normal activity & metabolism. These free radicals, known as ROS (reactive oxygen species) or RNS (reactive nitrogen species) are kept in check by the healthy body, maintaining normal mitochondrial function and minimizing oxidative stress.

Healthy and unhealthy individuals create oxidative stress.  Exercise increases a person’s use of oxygen, and increases the work load on the mitochondria.  As a result, professional athletes create higher oxidative stress (free radical activity) levels than those who do not exercise to the same extreme.  Those facing health challenges may promote a less than optimal level of oxidative stress. The point is that oxidative stress occurs on an ongoing basis and for a variety of reasons.

Oxidative Stress Management1*

Strong antioxidant defenses (endogenous & exogenous) are correlated with a healthier life1.*  With hydrogen gas’ ability to penetrate every compartment of the cell, including the mitochondria, molecular hydrogen promotes healthy oxidative stress levels3.*

Some Free Radicals (Oxidants) Are Good

It is important to note that not all oxidants are bad.  We need oxidants such as nitric oxide to support our vascular system.  We need oxidants for healthy cell signaling (intercellular communication).  Phagocytes (special immune cells) deliberately release free radicals as a part of their chemical cocktail to kill & digest bacteria & viruses2

Under normal physiological conditions ROS/RNS exist at low cell concentrations that do not cause excessive cellular damage3.


Hydrogen Gas: A Selective Antioxidant*

New research has shown that Molecular Hydrogen (two atoms of hydrogen combined into one molecule – H2) is a powerful antioxidant that selectively targets the most toxic of free radicals*, the hydroxyl group4.  The ability to selectively target free radicals is important as it means that it will not interfere with adjunctive therapies doctors may be pursuing.  Unique features of hydrogen gas include its ability to:

  • selectively neutralize bad free radicals, including the hydroxyl radical4*
  • diffuse across membranes, including mitochondria, due to its small size5* 
  • effectively penetrate biomembranes and infiltrate into organelles, such as mitochondria and the cell’s nucleus3*
  • to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (in contrast to most antioxidants)3*
  • dissolve in water and not change intracellular acidity, taste, color or any characteristics of water3
  • once ingested, hydrogen-infused water passes quickly into the blood and throughout the body3*
  • promote healthy lactic acid levels and post-exercise recovery in athletes3*
  • support healthy inflammation levels3*


Published Research

Since 2007, there have been over 80 significant published research studies3:

  • Hydrogen Gas – 21 published studies
  • Hydrogen via Saline Injections – 27 published studies
  • Hydrogen Water – 23 published studies

According to Garth Nicolson, PhD, “there are now a critical number of scientific and clinical studies that support the use of hydrogen as a primary or supportive component of clinical care”.


1 Studies on free radicals, antioxidants, and co-factors, Rahman, K., Clin Interv Aging. 2007 Jun; 2(2): 219–236.

2Mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species contributes to the beta-adrenergic stimulation of mouse cardiomycytes, Andersson D, et al., The Journal of Physiology, 2011 Apr 1; 589(Pt 7): 1791–1801.

3Clinical Effects of Hydrogen Administration: From Animal and Human Diseases to Exercise Medicine, Nicolson G. et al., International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2016, 7, 32-76.

4Hydrogen acts as a therapeutic antioxidant by selectively reducing cytotoxic oxygen radicals, Ikuroh Ohsawa, et al. Nature Medicine Vol 13, No. 6, June 2007.

5Molecular hydrogen as a preventive and therapeutic medical gas: initiation, development and potential of hydrogen medicine, Ohta S., Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Volume 144, Issue 1, October 2014, Pages 1–11


Supplement Facts / Dosing


Suggested Use:  As a dietary supplement, place one tablet in a bottle of non-carbonated water and replace cap immediately.  Wait until tablet has dissolved in water before consuming.  We recommend an 8 ounce (240 ml) bottle so one may consume the water with fewer opening/closings of the bottle, delivering the maximum amount of hydrogen gas to the body.

For best results, be sure the bottle is completely full of water (with little or no air space at the top).  Follow this procedure twice daily or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

Product may be taken with or without food.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you add hydrogen to water, does it make hydrogen peroxide?

No.  Water has the chemical formula H2O while hydrogen peroxide has the chemical formula H2O2, which by comparison contains an extra oxygen, not hydrogen. So it  cannot form hydrogen peroxide. In fact, the hydrogen gas does not bond to or react with the water molecules at all, it simply dissolves into the water.

What holds the two hydrogen atoms together in H2 Absorb™?

A covalent bond holds the two hydrogen atoms together as one molecule.  A covalent bond, also called a molecular bond, is a chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms. These electron pairs are known as shared pairs or bonding pairs, and the stable balance of attractive and repulsive forces between atoms, when they share electrons, is known as covalent bonding.

Molecular hydrogen gas, or H2 (g), is the primary form in which hydrogen is found.  In other words, two hydrogen atoms (H) are covalently bonded together as H-H. Because there are two hydrogen atoms, we call this diatomic hydrogen, di meaning two. Because the hydrogen atoms are covalently bonded together they form a molecule; so H2 is also referred to as molecular hydrogen. We can also refer to it as dihydrogen. The hydrogen molecule contains two protons and two electrons making it a neutrally-charged molecule.

Do the matrix tablets in H2 Absorb produce the same kind of hydrogen water with negatively charged ions that the water ionizers produce? 

The water is the delivery system for the hydrogen gas.  As the hydrogen atoms are covalently bonded (very stable bond), it does not change the taste, appearance, smell or structure of the water.  Hydrogen gas does not bond to or react with the water molecules so it does not alter the water pH.

What is the storage life for a water bottle once it has the tablet; (how long does the hydrogen stay in the bottle? 

If one uses a plastic bottle (containing water that is sold in stores), it should probably be consumed within an hour or so.  Over time, the hydrogen gas will leak out through the plastic.  If one uses an aluminum bottle with an aluminum cap, the water would contain the hydrogen gas easily over a day.

If there are no bubbles, does this mean the water is no longer with bioavailable hydrogen? 

Once the tablet is done effervescing, you will most likely still see the bubbles in the water.  Repeated openings and closings allow more of the hydrogen to escape.  If one is using an inexpensive plastic bottle from the store, you might see the bottle expand and it will fill more firm as a result of the hydrogen gas being dissolved in the bottle.

What size bottled water should be used?

For best results, we recommend a small bottle (8 ounces) because it allows one to consume the water with the fewest openings and closings plus it is not such a large amount of water that people have trouble finishing.

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