Can You Have Too Much Molecular Hydrogen?

Last Updated on: May 3, 2022

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Molecular hydrogen is an essential component of our physiological processes and possesses a wide range of health benefits; however, is it possible to have too much hydrogen?

As we know, Echo Antioxidant Water™ contains free-flowing hydrogen gas running through it. And it is this molecular hydrogen that contains a wide range of health benefits. These health benefits include:

  1. Improving your immune system
  2. Preventing the increase of blood lactate in high-intensity workouts
  3. Reducing inflammation and oxidative stress
  4. Boosting gut health
  5. Reducing allergies
  6. Helping with certain behavior and mood disorders
  7. Preventing certain types of hearing loss
  8. Helping with weight loss
  9. Fighting aging
  10. And more

There are over 1,000 studies supporting the benefits of hydrogen-infused water. However, is it possible to drink too much Echo Antioxidant Water™?

What Happens When Your Body Has Too Much Hydrogen?

Hydrogen is not only the most common element found in our universe, but is the third most prominent component of humans. It is estimated that hydrogen makes up 62.9% of our bodies. (1)

Our bodies need hydrogen to act as a signal modulator, which means it gives direction to our systems that control what is supposed to happen in the body; to stimulate gastric ghrelin, which stimulates weight loss, preventing fat storage, and regulating the brain, therefore helping against neurological issues like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease; and to help increase our energy by aiding with cellular ATP production. ATP is the energy created in our cells. This energy is essential for many cellular processes.

So, when your body lacks hydrogen, many essential functions are disrupted. However, it is possible to have too much hydrogen in our bodies. When inhaled as a pure gas, high concentrations of hydrogen can lead to:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Depression of all the senses
  • Unconsciousness
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Hydrogen is the third most prominent component of humans.

What’s the Limit?

According to the CDC, 170 to 300 parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen gas is the maximum concentration that can be endured for 1 hour without serious consequences. (2) While it is hard to compare the straight inhalation of hydrogen gas to the solution of water (the solvent) and hydrogen gas (the solute), we are going to lean on the high quantity of reputable research behind hydrogen gas.

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Hydrogen makes up 62.9% of our bodies.

How Much Hydrogen Is in Echo Antioxidant Water™?

So, how much hydrogen gas are you getting from Echo Antioxidant Water™? To receive the benefits of molecular hydrogen, you need to be drinking water with around 0.5 parts per million of hydrogen gas. Our machines are well over that basic measurement, offering 1.4 to 1.8 parts per million.

Let’s say you have a water bottle with a 34-ounce capacity: How many water bottles filled with Echo Water™ would you need to drink to reach the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) cautionary minimum of 170 parts of hydrogen gas per million? To get the equivalent of 170 parts per million of hydrogen, you would have to be drinking around 1,273,408 ounces, which is around 9,948.5 gallons. This would be the approximate equivalent of drinking just a little less than a 10,000-gallon water tank, like this, in just one hour.

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Echo Antioxidant Water™ offers 1.6 to 1.8 parts per million of hydrogen gas.

Watch Out for Hyponatremia

When considering drinking 10,000 gallons of water, it is important to note that drinking too much water can result in hyponatremia. Hyponatremia results when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. This point of overhydration will certainly vary between individuals, but in general, this may happen if you drink over 17 liters of water in a day.

In Summary

Although Echo Antioxidant Water™ is well over the minimum therapeutic parts per million, giving you all the benefits hydrogen-infused water has to offer, it is more likely for you to drink too much water and experience overhydration than it is for you to get too much molecular hydrogen gas from the Echo Antioxidant Water™.

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