Most people recoil when they first hear the words “inhaled hydrogen”. Images of the Hindenburg come to mind. Yeah, that was definitely too much of a good thing. Not good at all. Hydrogen therapy is known across the globe as beneficial when the concentration of the H2 gas is 10% or lower. When you read the rest of this article, you’ll see why we were eager to add this to our list of services in order to achieve even greater client outcomes.
Let me introduce you to Hydrogen Therapy…
What is H2 Therapy? The safe and effective inhalation of less than 10% Hydrogen gas is known as Hydrogen Therapy. Every cell in our body is surrounded by a membrane, a barrier designed to control what particles are allowed in and out of the cell. Hydrogen is so small, that it is able to diffuse freely across these membranes, slipping through the gaps to make its way into our cells. For this reason, hydrogen is able to cross other membranes too, like the blood-brain barrier. This is important because it’s INSIDE the cell where hydrogen performs its magic. Hydrogen seems to work at the nuclear gene transcription level, telling our cells to start pumping out more powerful free radical scavengers, like glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase. These enzymes are like the special forces of rooting out harmful free radicals. Specifically, hydrogen appears to target the Nrf2 pathway, a master pathway of antioxidant regulation. Interestingly, many pharmaceutical companies looking into drugs to battle neurodegenerative diseases are testing drugs that also work to target this same pathway. (source: https://www.vital-reaction.com/)
Hydrogen also affects intracellular signaling, telling our cells to slow down on processes that create harmful free radicals and to downregulate the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. While the exact cellular targets that cause these changes are still unknown, more research is being done all the time to get a better understanding of the exact pharmacodynamics. It’s precisely because of these effects at the cellular level, that hydrogen is able to have an impact on so many different biological processes and disease states. It’s like a skeleton key that unlocks your body’s master systems to maintain homeostasis and promote healthy immune function.
What types of conditions commonly respond well to H2 Therapy?
According to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Acute Medicine and Surgery, it suggests molecular hydrogen could enhance critical care medicine as well as chronic disease management, like metabolic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases. Studies have also shown that hydrogen can benefit athletes. A 2015 review in the International Journal of Sports Medicine discusses that hydrogen supplementation can actually increase VO2 Max and increase time to exhaustion. Hydrogen gas shows some promise in treating dementia, Parkinson’s and boosts brain functions like memory and concentration, Dr. Trainor said, according to clinical research. H2 practitioners also report seeing improvements in clients with Lyme Disease and coinfections.
Here are some medical research articles:
- H2 and Cancer
- Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
- Alzheimer’s and Brain Health
- Brain Cancer and Skin Cancer
- Acute and Chronic Diseases
- Stroke & TBI
- Many other conditions (do an internet search for the name of the condition and “inhaled hydrogen”)
Is H2 Therapy safe?
Hydrogen gas is a powerful cell signaling molecule with potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Inhaling hydrogen gas with a hydrogen therapy machine allows this powerful molecule to rapidly disperse throughout your body, and is being widely studied for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. Inhaled hydrogen has been shown to have numerous health benefits, and has been shown to be generally safe in a large number of human and animal studies. In fact, hydrogen has been granted GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) status by the FDA, and in studies going back to the 1940s, no toxic effects of hydrogen consumption have ever been reported. Hydrogen is all-natural- in fact, we make (actually the bacteria in our gut make) up to 10L of hydrogen gas per day in our colon. This is one of the reasons that hydrogen therapy is so effective – we’re already wired to recognize it at a cellular level.
How long does H2 Therapy take? The benefits of inhaled hydrogen happen in just 30 minutes!
Can I do H2 Therapy during my PEMF appointment? YES! We encourage it. PEMF helps to open your cell membranes to let nutrients in and toxins out. When you let more Hydrogen into your cells, there are less detox reactions and improved antioxidant benefits. Because the H2 molecules are so small, they cross the blood-brain barrier so that the brain benefits too! After her first session, one participant stated “My brain fog is gone!” You can book an H2 appointment by itself or combine it with PEMF for even more benefits.
How much does H2 Therapy cost?
- First time H2 is just $20 plus $6 for a nasal cannula which we will store for you for future sessions.
- If you add H2 onto your PEMF session or any other appointment, it is just $15
- An H2 session by itself is $30
- 10 Pack for $199
How can I try H2 Therapy? Call 608-799-8326 or book online at https://naturallyunbridled.com/booking/.
PSST! We use it to make our skin glow!
Consider combining H2 therapy with Ozone therapy or alternating sessions.
The information presented here is for educational purposes only and does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prescribe for any disease or condition. Always consult your healthcare provider when making wellness choices.