Hydrogen Water is Good for Both Your Skin and Body
It seems like there is always a new cutting-edge water or sports energy drink on the market claiming to do the most uh-mazing things, but I’ve been recently introduced to the latest in liquid nourishment that can do just that! It contains a tiny little miracle molecule that can literally reverse the aging process from the inside out! I’m talking about Hydrogen Water!
What is hydrogen water?
It is a neutral, non-alkaline or acidic, purified water that is infused with molecular hydrogen. Sounds so scientific right? Well, molecular hydrogen, (H2), consists of two hydrogen molecules bonded together as an odorless and tasteless gas. It is the smallest molecule in existence that can penetrate the Mitochondria . The mitochondria produce the energy required to perform processes such as cell division, growth, and cell death and they are essential to cellular activity – including the regeneration or degeneration of cells within our skin and bodies. As we go through life and are exposed to elements, chemicals, and free radicals, our cells can break down as the mitochondria stop performing at their optimal level because of exposure to all these harsh cellular disruptors. But as H2, Hydrogen water can come in and save the day (like Superman)! H2 is a selective antioxidant that targets and goes after the worst free radicals. It is rich in antioxidants that fight inflammation and inflammatory conditions and it can repair and replenish the function of important mitochondria at the innermost cellular level. Interested in hearing how this all relates to you maintaining beautiful skin?… I thought you would be!
How Hydrogen Water Works
Remember how I mentioned that hydrogen is the smallest molecule in existence that can penetrate the mitochondria? Well, in case you blocked out all of the memories from your high school biology class, the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, and its primary function is to generate large quantities of energy. This energy commonly known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate), is like a battery used by the body to get stuff done! Studies have shown that H2 has great effects on mitochondrial function. The main benefit is the increased production of ATP – and more energy for the body is never a bad thing!
However, my favorite benefit of hydrogen water (and the reason you’re probably reading this) is its effect on the skin. Molecular hydrogen reduces oxidative stress, the major contributor to the aging process. Oxidative stress happens when there is an imbalance of oxidants at the cellular level with more reactive oxygen species (ROS), including free radicals, than beneficial antioxidants. Our skin loses its elasticity as we age because of the damage from oxidative stress caused by our skin cells accumulating free radicals. Exposure to ultraviolet light can increase concentrations of ROS and free radicals dramatically. So all these years of living in Orange County, with our skin constantly being exposed to ROS and free radicals is what causes those darn wrinkles and other signs of aging. Suddenly regretting all those summer days at the beach? Don’t worry because hydrogen water is here to help! The H2 in the hydrogen water reduces oxidative damage in the skin because it is rich in antioxidants that fight inflammation and it is a selective antioxidant that targets and goes after free radicals. And when you reduce the oxidative stress, you help slow down the aging process and get younger, healthy-looking skin!
Other Health Benefits of Hydrogen Water
Hydrogen water is used by many athletes because it helps with muscle fatigue, supports peak performance, reduces lactic acid build up, supports post-workout recovery, helps balance inflammation, and it helps with post workout inflammation response. Remember all that extra energy production at the mitochondria? I told you – all that extra cell energy is a good thing!
Where Can You Buy Hydrogen Water?
Now that I have you convinced that hydrogen water is UH-MAZING, you need to know the best place to buy it. The hydrogen water I endorse is from Hydrogen Health Science. They are a great company and supply the best product out there. You can order directly from their site at www.hhsbev.com or come into Tru Skin Rituals to try some during your next facial treatment. And remember, be good to your skin and it will be good to you!
Jamie Ortiz of Tru Skin Rituals is a licensed esthetician, healthy skin advocate, age management strategist, and authority on corrective skin care and designer waxing services.