How Your Kids Can Benefit From Hydrogen-Enriched Water
You may have heard of hydrogen-enriched water and wondered what it’s all about. You may even have wondered whether it’s safe for everyone in your household to drink, especially your kids.
Hydrogen-enriched water is water that has been infused with molecular hydrogen, a powerful, natural antioxidant. Human beings naturally produce hydrogen in the gut, but sometimes, due to an influx of harmful free radicals, hydrogen’s antioxidant power becomes overwhelmed. If this happens, you have more harmful free radicals in your body than antioxidants to fight them. (1) This is where replenishing the body’s hydrogen comes in.
Why Hydrogen, Specifically?
Hydrogen has been shown to target and destroy the most destructive free radicals, called hydroxyl radicals. Hydrogen’s ability to target hydroxyl radicals provides your body with the help it needs to rid itself of these dangerous free radicals that it cannot get rid of on its own. (2, 3)
But is hydrogen-enriched water, even with its amazing properties, safe for children to drink? The answer is unequivocal: yes. Hydrogen-enriched water provides a foundation for good health and boosts energy, physical endurance, and cognitive ability, as shown in over 1,000 clinical studies.
Dr. Jessica Herzog, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, gives hydrogen-enriched water to her children as a safe and healthier alternative to regular water. She cites not only its ability to scavenge free radicals, but the fact that hydrogen-enriched water balances cell signaling, reduces inflammation, supports better hydration, and provides energy and recovery from stress — all while looking and tasting the same as regular water. Dr. Herzog says that she’s even noticed that because of drinking hydrogen-enriched water, her kids are less prone to illness than their peers.
Hydrogen-Enriched Water and the Brain
The human brain is heavily influenced by whether or not you’re hydrated. Research shows that even mild dehydration can impair concentration, mood, and memory and increase anxiety and fatigue. This is because the brain comprises about 73% water and requires water to function properly. (4, 5)
Clearly, it’s important to stay hydrated, but here’s how hydrogen-enriched water surpasses regular water with regard to cognitive function: hydrogen has a low molecular weight, which allows it to easily cross the blood-brain barrier. This in turn allows hydrogen to protect brain cells against degeneration and improve brain function by reducing stress on the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory and learning. Drinking hydrogen-enriched water, then, can help kids improve their performance on learning tasks in the classroom. (6, 7)
Hydrogen-Enriched Water and the Body
Do your kids play hard at home and at school? Are they student athletes with regular practices and games? Such physical exercise is good for kids. It will help them develop strong bones and muscles and lower their chances of developing weight issues and Type 2 diabetes. (8)
However, too much exercise can lead to sore muscles, fatigue, and a decreased ability to recover from strenuous or repeated workouts. (9) Hydrogen-enriched water, if consumed before exercise, can help ameliorate soreness and fatigue. One study cited significant improvement in athletes’ endurance and muscle aches. Another study of 10 soccer players revealed that the players experienced less muscle fatigue after drinking hydrogen-enriched water. (10, 11)
Whether they play sports or just play at home, your kids can experience these same benefits from drinking hydrogen-enriched water.
Hydrogen-Enriched Water and the Immune System
Most parents worry about their children catching illnesses from schoolmates or picking up germs from playgrounds or other places where kids congregate. If you’re the same way, you may be relieved to know that drinking hydrogen-enriched water can bolster your kids’ immune systems.
One particularly extensive study aimed to determine whether hydrogen-enriched water could treat a variety of diseases. Because they knew that molecular hydrogen could perfuse the body and neutralize damaging free radicals, scientists in this study looked at its effects on the immune system specifically. (12)
One of the immune system’s responses to illness is inflammation, which is the body’s way of protecting you from bacteria and viruses. Inflammation happens when white blood cells are released into your bloodstream, which increases blood flow to the area that needs protecting. This process shows up as redness, warmth, and swelling, which can lead to pain. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a host of more serious illnesses. (13)
What the researchers found is that drinking hydrogen-enriched water can improve immune function and regulate overactivation of the immune response. Another study corroborated this finding. It concluded that the body’s antioxidant abilities substantially increased and oxidative stress decreased after participants drank hydrogen-enriched water for four weeks. Furthermore, the positive effects of molecular hydrogen remain even when it has been cleared from the body. (12, 14)
Hydrogen-enriched water’s protective and antioxidant abilities can go a long way to keeping your kids healthy.
Ready to Bring Hydrogen-Enriched Water Home?
It’s clear that hydrogen-enriched water has life-changing benefits for anyone who drinks it, including kids. This amazing water can benefit their cognitive and physical health and help protect them from disease.
To help you bring hydrogen-enriched water into your home, Synergy Science™ offers a line of hydrogen-water machines called Echo Water® Machines. These machines infuse molecular hydrogen into filtered water for a natural, antioxidant-powered boost to your family’s healthy lifestyle. Order one today to start giving your kids a foundation for good health.