Can Hydrogen Water Boost Your Immune System?
In the midst of a global pandemic and with the cold and flu season upon us, it is becoming increasingly important to strengthen your body’s natural defence system: your immune system. Here’s how hydrogen can boost your immune system naturally.
WHAT IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Your immune system is your body’s natural defense against illness. This system is made up of an intricate and complex network of tissues, organs, and cells; these include white blood cells, bone marrow, lymph nodes, tonsils, and other vital units. Your immune system can be divided into two main parts:
- The innate immune system
- The adaptive immune system
The innate immune system is the defense system you are born with. This is influenced in part by what your mother eats, what her health was like during pregnancy, and the quality of her breast milk. The acquired immune system is developed when you are exposed to bacteria or viruses, which then triggers your body to produce antibodies to protect yourself.
DID YOU KNOW?
Your immune system has memory. Your immune system is able to keep a detailed record of every bacteria, virus, germ, and illness it has fought. This memory allows it to remember how it defeated a certain microbe so that it can quickly destroy it if your body comes in contact with that same microbe again (1). This memory is known as the adaptive immune system.
DO YOU HAVE A WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Do you experience high levels of stress, get sick easily, constantly catch colds, constantly feel tired, or have tummy troubles? These are all signs of a weakened immune system.
DID YOU KNOW?
Around 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut. (2) Poor diet, stress, pesticides, and illness all weaken the gut. Poor gut function is associated with a wide range of diseases, including sleep disturbance or constant fatigue, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, skin irritation, food intolerances, and autoimmune diseases (3).
HYDROGEN WATER: A NATURAL WAY TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
FACILITATING GOOD GUT HEALTH
The health, type, and variety of microorganisms found in your gut have a direct impact on your overall health. The electrical potential in Echo Hydrogen Water™ is able to repair and restore the gut by supporting the optimal environment for good gut bacteria to flourish. And because we know that most of your immune system is housed in your gut, by strengthening your gut, you are also naturally strengthening your immune system.
MAY SUPPORT YOUR BODY AGAINST CERTAIN CANCERS
Did you know that there are over 900 primary studies supporting the benefits of hydrogen water? Several studies have found that hydrogen is able to improve the immune system, immune cell function, and mitochondrial function (energy), which may help patients with certain cancers (4)(5). Hydrogen increases immunity on a cellular level, helping to improve cell antioxidant function and activating the mitochondria to produce more cellular energy. This in turn has been found to help the efficacy and the overall survival time of immunotherapy-treated patients with certain cancers (6).
HELPING FIGHT OXIDATIVE STRESS
In addition to helping support the body against certain cancers, hydrogen is also able to help with other immunocompromised conditions. Hydrogen water has been shown to improve the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis by restoring immune system cells (7). Oxidative stress is another immune attacker that is the root cause of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, heart conditions, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. Oxidative stress damages your white blood cells, which are responsible for your immune system. Hydrogen water reduces harmful oxidative stress and strengthens white blood cells, in turn strengthening your immune system and helping your body to protect itself against disease (8).
REDUCING INFLAMMATION AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES
Another way that hydrogen can help with immunity is by suppressing inflammation. By suppressing inflammation, hydrogen is able to increase your immune system’s ability to fight bacteria, viruses, and other illnesses-causing microbes. Millions of young adults are affected by multiple sclerosis: an inflammatory disease affecting the nervous system. Hydrogen has been shown to improve autoimmune inflammation of the brain and spinal cord (9). Furthermore, hydrogen-rich water has been proven to improve brain function in subjects with autoimmune induced brain and spinal cord inflammation. It does this by targeting the cell-damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavengers (10).
If you are looking for a natural way to boost your immune system this season, look no further than hydrogen water. Hydrogen water works to strengthen your body’s natural defence system on a cellular level. This means that healing is taking place from your cells up so that you can become your healthiest, happiest you.