Holidays, Health, and Hydrogen-Infused Water
With the holidays fast approaching and a lot of things on your to-do list, don’t let something like a cold slow you down. When it comes to holidays and your health, the best defense is a good offense. Continue reading to find out how one simple change in your everyday life can boost your immune system just in time for the holidays.
IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH FOR THE HOLIDAYS
It’s the most wonderful time of the year but the worst time of the year to get sick. The stress of finding the perfect gift combined with all the yummy treats that accompany the holiday festivities significantly weakens our immune systems. A better understanding of the immune system can help you be proactive this holiday season.
Did you know that 70% to 80% of the immune system is housed in the gut? (1) The gut is the perfect environment for maintaining healthy immune system bacteria. Increasing your gut function can also help increase your immune system. Improving your gut function can be as easy as drinking a glass of water. But not just any water — hydrogen water.
WHAT IS HYDROGEN WATER?
You’re probably asking yourself, “Doesn’t all water have hydrogen in it?” All water has a liquid form of hydrogen. However, hydrogen-enriched water, specifically water from an Echo™ machine, is hydrogen gas dissolved into water with no pH change. You do not get the same benefits from hydrogen in liquid form as you do from hydrogen in gas form.
Hydrogen is a selective antioxidant that has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. There are many different benefits of drinking hydrogen-enriched water, from improved cognitive function to increased energy and the one we want to focus on, improved immune function.
A DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP
With the wonderful holiday season also comes stress, illness, and poor dietary choices. Because of these things, the gut and immune system weakens to nearly 20% functionality. The majority of our immune system is housed in our gut, so there is a dynamic relationship between the health of your gut and the health of your immune system.
In a study conducted on mice, researchers found that hydrogen-dissolved alkaline electrolyzed water (AEW) with a pH of 9.9 “can facilitate intestinal fermentation.”(2) In simpler terms, electrolyzed hydrogen-enriched water has been proven to increase gut function. Because the part of your immune system that is housed in your gut interacts in a dynamic manner with your gastrointestinal functions, a healthy gut equals a boost in your immune system. (3)
WHY HYDROGEN WATER?
One main reason electrolyzed hydrogen water helps increase gut function is because of the oxidation reduction potential (ORP). ORP “is a measurement that reflects the ability of a molecule to oxidize or reduce another molecule.” (4) When you drink water from an Echo H2 Machine™, you are drinking water that has gone through electrolysis. Electrolysis is the “process by which electric current is passed through a substance to effect a chemical change.” (5) When the hydrogen is added and the water goes through electrolysis, the ORP is changed to -400mV to -500mV.* An electrical potential in this range facilitates gut repair, stimulates healthy bacteria growth, and boosts immune function.
In conclusion, the best way to boost your immune system is by improving your gut function. You can do this by switching to Echo Hydrogen Water™ (electrolyzed hydrogen infused water). This holiday season, don’t leave your health up to chance. The Echo H2 Machine™ can help boost your immune system and give you the health advantage you’ve been waiting for.
*These measurements were tested in an ideal environment. Results may vary based upon location and source water.