Modern medicine is about to discover how brilliant, safe and effective it can be. Molecular hydrogen brings a revolution in medicine, one that every doctor and patient will be interested in.
The science is irresistible and mounting clinical experience is pointing to hydrogen as the strongest, simplest and safest medicine in existence. After experimenting with the toxic pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and radiation over the last century we now find hydrogen gas and hydrogen water making headway into the mainstream of medicine where it is already saving lives.
The hydrogen gas cavalry is arriving just in time for many who are not keeping up with their health challenges and their medical costs. Those whose needs are the greatest will benefit most from hydrogen because it penetrates the mitochondria, DNA and to every extremity in the body. Already accepted in Japan and China, the pure fuel that sends rockets into space has been found to be exceedingly useful in the world of medicine.
Doctors are just learning that hydrogen can be provided as a medicine, a lifesaving medicine. Emergency room doctors, ambulance paramedics and intensive care doctors will be the first to understand the real importance of hydrogen. Instead of just adding a little oxygen they will be applying hydrogen, oxygen and making sure CO2 levels raise as well.
Good thing these gasses are freely available, cannot be patented and are easily made in our own homes. Hard research sustains the view that hydrogen is a medicine of the future that has arrived today and when combined with oxygen will save people even when they are on their death beds.
What is the first thing the fire department does when its trucks arrive at a fire? They pull out the hoses, connect to the hydrants, and pour tons of water onto the nastiest fires. In the medical world, the equivalent is hydrogen, which too can be flooded into a dying body to put out the flames of inflammation and oxidative stress. In the future, hydrogen will become as important in hospitals as oxygen.
As you shall see throughout this book, molecular hydrogen (H2) functions as an extensive protector against oxidative stress, inflammation and allergic reactions.[i] Molecular hydrogen is a medical gas that can be dissolved in water and administered through drinking, inhalation, trans dermally, used in baths, and by intravenous drip (IV). Molecular hydrogen has proven useful and convenient as a novel antioxidant and modifier of gene expression where oxidative stress results in cellular damage.
Hydrogen is qualified to cross the blood brain barrier, to enter the mitochondria, and “even has the ability to translocate to the nucleus under certain conditions,” reports Dr. Brandon J Dixon in Medical Gas Research. Because of its size, molecular hydrogen can do a lot of things larger molecules of known antioxidants can’t. Once in these ideal locations of the cell, previous studies have shown that hydrogen exerts antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective properties that are beneficial to the cell.
There are no safety issues with hydrogen; it has been used for years in gas mixtures for deep diving and in numerous clinical trials without adverse events. There are no warnings in the literature of its toxicity or long-term exposure effects.
Even though oxygen is prescribed as a medicine in hospitals, it is an essential nutrient that we breathe 24/7 and so is hydrogen and carbon dioxide, though we make plenty of CO2 in our bodies if we exercise enough and are not breathing too fast. Yet nothing will be able to compete with hydrogen in terms of healing power for it underpins everything, not only in our physical bodies but in the universe. However, at the level of the three primary gases, which are the most essential ingredients of life, one simply cannot talk about one without the others and certainly the most brilliant medicine will incorporate all three in practice.
Hydrogen will quickly change the landscape of a person’s presenting condition and that is why doctors in the west are beginning to take notice. With its potent and unique antioxidant properties, gene regulatory abilities, and rapid rates of diffusion across tissue and cellular barriers, as well as its excellent safety record, hydrogen has many unique characteristics that make it very valuable for utilization in medicine and health. Its systemic properties and excellent penetration abilities allow hydrogen to be effective under conditions of poor blood flow and other situations that limit many other types of systemic treatments.
[i] Med Gas Res. 2011; 1: 18. Molecular hydrogen protects chondrocytes from oxidative stress and indirectly alters gene expressions through reducing peroxynitrite derived from nitric oxide