Molecular Hydrogen

The Ideal Antioxidant to True Health

 Molecular hydrogen (H2) or diatomic hydrogen is a tasteless, odorless, flammable gas.

• Over 500 peer-reviewed articles demonstrate hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 150 different human disease models.

 • H2 reduces oxidative stress as a selective antioxidant and by maintaining homeostatic levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc.

• H2, like other gaseous signaling molecules (i.e. NO, CO, H2S), appears to have cell signal-modulating activity affording it with anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-allergy benefits.

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Hydrogen as an emerging therapeutic gas


Molecular hydrogen (i.e. H2 gas) is gaining significant attention from academic researchers, medical doctors, and physicians around the world for its recently reported therapeutic potential. One of the earliest publications on hydrogen as a medical gas was in 1975, by Dole and colleagues from Baylor University and Texas A&M. They reported in the journal Science that hyperbaric (8 atm) hydrogen therapy was effective at reducing melanoma tumors in mice. However, the interest in hydrogen therapy only recently began after 2007, when it was demonstrated that administration of hydrogen gas via inhalation (at levels below the flammability limit of 4.6%) or ingestion of an aqueous-solution containing dissolved hydrogen, could also exert therapeutic biological effects. These findings suggest hydrogen has immediate medical and clinical applications.

Benefits of Hydrogen-rich Water

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is hydrogen water?

Hydrogen water or hydrogen-rich water (also called hydrogen-enriched water) simply means normal water (H2O) that contains dissolved hydrogen gas (H2).  For example, there are carbonated waters or beverages (soda pop), which contain dissolved carbon dioxide gas (CO2), or oxygen water, which contains dissolved oxygen gas (O2). Similarly, you can have water that contains dissolved hydrogen gas.

2. Doesn’t water already have hydrogen in it because water is H2O?

The water molecule has two hydrogen atomschemically bound to the oxygen atomThis is different from the hydrogen gas molecule (H2), which is just two hydrogen atoms bound only to each other.

Here’s an example: we need oxygen (O2) to live, so why can’t we just get our oxygen from drinking water, H2O? It’s because the oxygen is chemically tied up in the water molecule. We need available oxygen gas, (O2) that is not bound to other atoms or molecules.  In the same way, for the dissolved hydrogen gas (H2) to benefit us, it must be in an unbound form, and therefore available for therapeutic benefit.

In hydrogen water, the hydrogen that is shown to be therapeutic is the available dissolved hydrogen in its diatomic form, called molecular hydrogen.

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3. What are the benefits of hydrogen?

Hydrogen is the ideal antioxidantBeing the smallest (& lightest) element in the universe, our body can easily absorb hydrogen. It can even penetrate our minute brain cells which many antioxidants are unable to. Because of this, it is particularly good for brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer and dementia.

For example, if the molecular weight of Hydrogen is 1, well-known antioxidants such as Vitamin C is 176, Vitamin E is 431 and Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) is 863 respectively.

The wonder of hydrogen water is that it can selectively neutralize not just any Reactive Oxygen Species in our body, but only the toxic ROS (hydroxyl radical, ● OH) which are notorious for destroying normal cells of distorting DNAs, and turn it into harmless water (H20).

Toxic ROS damages our body cells and cell damage is the root cause of aging and diseaseToxic ROS are responsible for 90% of all disease, which includes cancer, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, asthma, chronic renal failure, etc. Aging includes hair and skin changes, wrinkle and brown spots, decrease in memory, cataracts/glaucoma, arthritis, sexual dysfunction, changes in bowel function besides those already mentioned above.

Hydrogen enriched water is also key to enhanced sports performancespeeds up recovery, and reduces muscle fatigue.

“Muscle contraction during short intervals of intense exercise causes oxidative stress resulting in overtraining symptoms like increased fatigue, muscle microinjuries or muscle inflammation.  Consuming hydrogen-rich water decrease the elevation of blood lactate during heavy exercise and potentially prevent adverse effects associated with heavy exercise.”

Extract from Aoki K, Nakao A, Adachi T, Matsui Y, Miyakawa S. Med Gas Res, 2012 Jul 12; 2:12. Doi: 10.1186/2045-9912-2-12. eCollection 2012.

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4. Why drink hydrogen water?

Hydrogen water is the healthiest of beveragesIt is the most convenient and is calorie-free. Hydrogen neutralizes the toxic free radicals and turns it into water, leaving no by-products.


Other antioxidants turn into weaker free radicals themselves after neutralizing free radicals.

5. I thought that if water is “hydrogen rich”, then it must be acidic?


Great question! If the water is rich in positive hydrogen ions (H+). then yes, it IS acidicBut in this case, we’re talking about neutral hydrogen gas (H2), which is two hydrogen atoms tied together.

It can be confusing to hear “hydrogen water” because we usually think of hydrogen (meaning the hydrogen ion, H+) as acidic, and that is basically the definition of pH. The p stands for potential or power, meaning a mathematical exponent (in this case a logarithmic function), and the H stands for the hydrogen ion, which is just a proton and no electron. So pH literally means the logarithmic concentration of the hydrogen ion.

But when we say “hydrogen water” we are referring to dihydrogen or molecular hydrogen, which is a neutral gas that is dissolved in the water.

6. I heard that drinking alkaline water can neutralize excess acid.


Alkaline water is not a buffer and has low alkalinityAs such, it cannot neutralize very much acid. Many people have seen that just a small amount of soda can easily lower the pH of a gallon of alkaline water. To help put this into perspective, consider that 1 tsp of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can neutralize the same amount of acid as 10,000 liters of alkaline water at a pH of 10.  This is a primary reason why medical professionals have been skeptical about “alkaline ionized water”. It simply wasn’t known that the benefit of this water is attributed to the dissolved hydrogen gas until around 2007.


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Why SOLCO Rich Hydrogen-Dissolved Water?

The patented technology of SOLCO’s Hydrogen-dissolved Water Generator

The SOLCO’s patented electrolysis system with 6 titanium-platinum layering plates allows water (H2O) to rapidly and safely separates hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2), so that hydrogen can rapidly spread out into water molecules to be dissolved.

The minimum standards for effective hydrogen water is:

• Minimum concentration of 1,000 ppb (parts per billion)

• Retains hydrogen in water for up to 3 days

• Ability to withstand a minimum temperature of 85oC



Solco’s Hydrogen-dissolved water generators does even better!

Minimum concentration of over 1,000ppb

Hydrogen is not naturally contained in bottled or tap water. SOLCO’s hydrogen generators’ excellent technology allows ordinary water to contain strong and rich levels of hydrogen molecules to be safely dissolved in the water.

Retains hydrogen in water for up to 3 days

Hydrogen, one of the lightest substances, completely evaporates approximately 10 minutes after being dissolved into the water. SOLCO’s hydrogen-dissolved water generator is an innovative product allowing hydrogen to be retained for a longer time.

Ability to generate hydrogen at high temperatures allowing you to enjoy hot hydrogen coffee/tea

Hydrogen does not easily dissolve in water at high temperatures due to its sensitivity to temperature changes. SOLCO’s hydrogen water generator retains high quantities of hydrogen even at or around 85°C.