Benefits of Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen water is regular water with hydrogen gas added to the water. According to some resources, adding hydrogen gas to the water increases its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s been touted for its ability to increase energy, slow down the aging process, and improve muscle recovery after a workout.

Manufacturers sometimes sell hydrogen water bottled with the gas already added to it. You can also buy hydrogen water tablets. Drop one into a glass of water to add the gas. 

Current research into the health benefits of hydrogen water is limited and further research to confirm these findings is required.

Nutrition Information

Hydrogen water has the same nutrition information as water. It contains:

The mineral and vitamin content of hydrogen water will vary depending on provider and where the water is sourced from. Some manufacturers infuse water with trace amounts of following vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin C

  • Calcium carbonate

  • Magnesium sulfate

  • Potassium

  • Sodium Sulfate

Potential Health Benefits of Hydrogen Water

Experts believe there may be some benefits to drinking hydrogen water. But many aren’t sure they’re greater than those of regular water. Staying hydrated in general is a great way to stay healthy.

Many medical experts agree that more research is needed to discover or verify any advantages of hydrogen water. Based on preliminary studies, the following are potential health benefits:

Reduce Side Effects from Radiation Therapy

One study of 49 people with liver cancer showed that drinking hydrogen-rich water for six weeks during radiation therapy could improve quality of life during treatment. 

Side effects of radiation therapy include:

 Fatigue

 Hair loss

 Skin problems

 Nausea

 Headaches

Soreness in the area treated

The study showed that quality of life scores were higher in the group that drank hydrogen water, versus the placebo group consuming regular water. But further study is needed.