I went for this talk to learn more about hydrogen water and its benefits since I am consuming hydrogen water everyday. I have to say the English translator really sucks. Hopefully I don't interpret wrongly (don't shoot me) because some of the translation has sentences hanging. The speaker is actually the son of Prof. Shigeo Ohta who pioneer the study of molecular hydrogen and its effectiveness in medicine. He spoke in Japanese.
The hydrogen that we talk about is the same hydrogen that one learnt in school. It is an unstable gas that has no odour, taste nor colour.
The first medical aspect of Hydrogen report was published in 2007 in the Nature Medicine magazine ( apparently a prestigious magazine) which only select about 30 reports in a year. From the year of 2007-2014, a total of 400 of this research reports has since been published with different contents.
Hydrogen Water verses Conventional Medicine.
Hydrogen water works in most organs with no side effects whereas conventional medicine works only for a specific organ or sickness. For example , if you have stomach pain, your stomach medicine only helps your stomach problem. It doesn't heals your headache. With hydrogen water, it heals both the stomach and headache at the same time.
Another example given was : A high blood pressure patient that takes the hb medicine, will have their hb pressure reduced. A normal person that takes the hb pressure medicine, will lower their hb pressure even more. However with hydrogen water, it will only reduce those that have hb pressure, for normal person their bp remains.
Aging and diseases are due to the active oxygen (O2) or also known as free radicals. Active O2 oxidises substance around them ...i.e metal get rusted due to oxidation. 10 years ago, it was discovered that oxidation starts aging and diseases. About 80-90 % of diseases are due to active O2.
Energy comes from the mitochondrial(DNA) which exists in human cell. Mitochondrial works as a generator. It produces energy for life processes. Cell that produces new cell needs energy. Everything we do needs energy. Mitochondrial can also fail to discharge energy properly ( i.e discharges outside the cell). O2 + discharge energy is called active oxygen. Active O2 is not good for our body but it is needed for energy.
When we smoke, drink , stressed up, inhale toxic emission, our body produce active oxygen. People looks older than their age due to a lot of stress. There are different kinds of active oxygen. Not all are bad, some are needed and those are the good active oxygen.
Good active oxygen is needed to protect body and boost immune system. Hydrogen will only react to very strong active O2 ( bad active O2). Bad active O2 has high oxidising power - 100 times stronger than normal active O2. Hydrogen react to bad active O2 and produces water. Hydrogen will make the mitochondrial(DNA) work properly. Active O2 cause ageing. It oxidised mitochondrial in the cell.
After the age of 40, our mitochondrial starts to deteriorate. Hydrogen can stop this deterioration. Hydrogen will not only protect the body from active O2, it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect. Latest research shows that Hydrogen produce hormones to protect our nerve system.
Mr Fumiaki showed some examples of how hydrogen water aids healing of wounds due to teeth extraction faster and better compared to normal water.
Efficient way to consume Izumio.
Since hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, it can go through most substance like the human body and plastic bottle. So we need to drink quickly. Although not encouraged, one can still pour the Izumio into a glass of water. Apparently hydrogen will still stay in the water for approximately 3 hours. But most of us 'Kiasu' will try to finish the water in one sitting from the Izumio pack.
Do not boil the hydrogen water , warming is ok. Best time to drink is when tired or stress. Drink before or after drinking alcohol to feel better.
How much should I drink?
Drink more if sick. This is when the mitochondrial deteriorate and a lot of active O2 is produced. On normal days drink about 300cc - 500cc. Drink more ( big gulps) at one time so that the hydrogen can go thru all over the body. In other words, don't sip a little at a time.
How to store?
Terbalik. The pack must be stored with the cap down to reduce hydrogen from escaping over time.
There was a survey done in Japan to find out the which aspect of effectiveness is Izumio to male and female. Results showed that most males find that Izumio is most effective for hangover and fatigue. While the females find it best for constipation.
Mr Fumiaki also showed a diagram of all the diseases that has already had clinical trials done on human and also ongoing trials...but too bad, I don't have the diagram.
Before closing, Mr Fumiaki conveyed a message from his dad to us.
"If you don't put a lot of effort in what you do - no results
If you put too much effort in what you do - you cannot do it for a long time
If you work too hard, you will produce lots of active O2 - health affected
So continue to drink hydrogen water, then you can work hard and produce results !!!!"
( Those are almost the exact words from the English translator . Too bad I couldn't understand Mandarin, I think that guy is far better . People laugh at his jokes but we have nothing to laugh from the English translation!!!)