The Safety and History of Molecular Hydrogen
Before putting something in your body you want to be sure it will do no harm. We understand this and want you to know the safety and history of Molecular Hydrogen as related by the Molecular Hydrogen Institute so you can make your own educated choice.
- Hydrogen’s safety was first shown in the late 1800s, when hydrogen gas was used to locate gunshot wounds in the intestines. The reports showed that there were never any toxic effects or irritation.
- Another good example of its safety is that hydrogen gas has been used in deep sea diving since 1943 (at very high concentrations) to prevent decompression sickness.
- Furthermore, hydrogen gas is natural to the body because after a fibre-rich meal, our gut bacteria can produce litres of hydrogen on a daily basis. In short, hydrogen gas is very natural to our bodies, not like a foreign or alien substance that can only be synthesized in a chemistry lab.
Also you would be familiar with the explosive nature of hydrogen gas. Hydrogen is the most energy-dense molecule by mass. But, when the gas is dissolved in water it is not explosive at all, just like if you mixed gunpowder in water it wouldn’t be explosive either. Even when it is in the air, it is only flammable above a 4.6% concentration by volume, which is not a concern when talking about hydrogen-rich water.
Hydrogen gas, in drinking water was given “GRAS”(Generally Recognised as Safe) status by the US FDA in 2014.
It has also been discovered that the documented “healing” or “curative” waters of Nordenau, Germany; Tlacote, Mexico; and Hita Tenryosui, Japan contain dissolved hydrogen gas.
In conclusion we’ll finish with a quote from Tyler le Baron, Executive Director of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute, speaking on the Biohacking Secrets show in 2019.
“Molecular Hydrogen is safe, everyone can do it…The risk to benefit ratio is so amazing …. the promising results for disease states, prevention for overall health and exercise performance. Those are the three areas that I’m most excited about for molecular hydrogen.”
So we hope we have resolved any concerns you may have about the safety and history of molecular hydrogen. If you do have more questions, please contact us.