How Hydrogen Water Can Relieve Joint Pain
Most people will experience some sort of random joint pain in their life; whether it’s from injury, infection, or overuse, the joint pain will typically go away with time or any necessary treatment. However, if the joint pain persists despite treatment, you may be experiencing one of the symptoms of arthritis.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation.” (1) It is a condition that involves the swelling or tenderness of one or multiple joints within the body. (2) There are several different types of arthritis, but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (2)
Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage at the end of each bone in a joint begins to break down. It is also commonly known as “wear-and-tear arthritis” or degenerative joint disease. (1, 2) Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the cells in its own joint capsules. The chronic inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis often destroys bone, cartilage, and ligaments while also potentially contributing to other systemic conditions. (1)
As of November 2020, over 54 million people in the United States have arthritis. (3) This means that 23% of all adults in America suffer from pain, swelling, stiffness, or aching around or in at least one joint. (3) While arthritis cannot be cured, there are some things you can do to ease the joint pain, one of which is drinking hydrogen water.
Hydrogen Water Can Help With Joint Pain
Hydrogen water made by Echo™ machines is water that is infused with molecular hydrogen, a powerful smart antioxidant that has been proven in multiple studies to help reduce joint pain and inflammation. In one study, researchers found that drinking hydrogen-enriched water suppressed oxidative damage and displayed a protective effect against the progression of osteoarthritis. This is thought to be from molecular hydrogen’s powerful antioxidant and anti-apoptotic (anti-cellular death) abilities. (4)
Another study tested molecular hydrogen’s effect on the hydroxyl radical, one of the most reactive and toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) free radicals. The hydroxyl radical has been shown to damage several cellular components, and it is one of the few free radicals that your body cannot get rid of on its own. (5) The hydroxyl radical has also been suspected to contribute to the development of rheumatoid arthritis, and this study focused on how molecular hydrogen’s ability to selectively destroy the hydroxyl radical may affect those who have rheumatoid arthritis. (6)
The findings from this study show that after drinking hydrogen-infused water for four weeks, patients showed a significant decrease in urinary 8-OHdG (a biomarker of cellular oxidative stress) by an average of 14.3%, as well as a decrease in DAS28 scores (an assessment used to measure disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis). (6, 7, 8) By the end of the study, all patients who had early rheumatoid arthritis and no antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptides (which contribute to rheumatoid arthritis) achieved remission. This suggests that molecular hydrogen can effectively scavenge and destroy the hydroxyl radical to reduce oxidative stress in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (6)
A third study found that molecular hydrogen decreased patients’ disease activity score, as well as their levels of interleukin-6 (a pro-inflammatory) and metalloproteinase-3 (an enzyme that increases cellular ROS free radicals). As a result, this study found that molecular hydrogen is a safe and effective treatment option to help reduce disease activity for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (9)
These are only a few of the several studies performed to test molecular hydrogen’s effect on joint pain caused by arthritis. In each study, findings show that molecular hydrogen has the ability to help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, ultimately reducing the symptoms and progression or even development of various types of arthritis. If you would like to learn more about these studies, click here!
Enjoy the Benefits of Echo Hydrogen Water
If you experience daily joint pain from arthritis, learning about molecular hydrogen as a potentially effective treatment option can bring new hope for living a pain-free life. With Echo™ hydrogen water machines, it’s easy for you to enjoy the benefits of molecular hydrogen.
According to the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA), the minimum amount of hydrogen gas needed to achieve therapeutic benefits is 0.5 ppm. (10) Each Echo™ machine is IHSA-certified to infuse at least 0.5 ppm of hydrogen gas into your drinking water, which means that you will begin to experience the benefits of molecular hydrogen after drinking just one glass of hydrogen water from our machines. Molecular hydrogen has a stacking effect, so as you drink several glasses of hydrogen-infused water throughout the day, you will provide your body with a consistent source of molecular hydrogen to help it repair itself.
It’s Time to Live a Pain-Free Life
If arthritic or random joint pain is hindering you from living a normal life, then it’s time to make a change. Add hydrogen water to your daily routine to experience less joint pain. With the help of molecular hydrogen, you can not only perform simple, daily tasks, but you can finally get back to doing what you love most.