How should you do Hydrogen Inhalations and what are it’s benefits?
Posted by Dr Sircus
Published April 03, 2019
Hydrogen inhalation is an important new therapy that delivers relief for many medical situations including surgery, tissue damage and cellular dysfunction, and diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Inhaling hydrogen can extinguish the most intense oxidative fires and inflammation. Molecular hydrogen is the perfect medical treatment for oxidative stress. For a full list of benefits see Hydrogen in medicine: everything you need to know.
Hydrogen is small and when ingested travels throughout the bloodstream and—according to a 2013 review published in the journal Medical Gas Research—squeaks its way into the mitochondria, the energy centers of a cell, and penetrates the nucleus, where the majority of DNA is stored. Once there, it significantly reduces free radicals—inflammation-causing molecules linked to everything from accelerated skin aging to cancer.
The most important thing to know about molecular hydrogen is that it negates the toxicity of oxygen. Oxidation and aging is largely due to the lack of antioxidant-type proteins/enzymes that are available to stop free radical damage. Aging is evidence of the damage to millions of the body’s cells through oxidation.
Most hydrogen inhalers will saturate the body quickly. Inhalation of hydrogen reaches a peak plasma level (i.e. equilibrium based on Henry’s Law) in about 30 min, and upon cessation of inhalation the return to baseline occurs in about 60 min.
This levels the field between the different machines when factoring in their different flow rates of hydrogen gas, which range between 2 and 99 percent. The big question to be made between hydrogen inhalation machines is, do you get a hydrogen gas only machine or one that puts out a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. Personally I find that inhaling a mixture of the gases is stronger that hydrogen alone.
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