Most people drink too much water. Worst of all, it is the wrong water. The wrong water can dehydrate you. Why? The intercellular water is not like the water we drink. The closer we drink water that is closer to cellular water the more beneficial it is.
Water can be divided into two kinds: water that produces disease and water that prevents and cures disease. First, I shall explain about water that produces disease.”Water that produces disease” refers to the water we drink everyday without much thought. This includes tap water, well water, rain water, water from lakes and mountain streams, underground water and spring water. In short, it is the water we usually call natural water or spring water.
Even tap water is really natural water if you consider where it comes from. It is simply natural water that has undergone processing at a water purification plant, where it is infused with chlorine or ozone gas to disinfect. The various kinds of bottled water sold in convenience stores and supermarkets, such as natural water, spring water, mineral water, famous waters from various regions all over the world, famous name-brand water and so forth also fall into the same category. In other words, 99.9 percent of the water we drink on a daily basis is in fact nothing more than this water that produces disease. Why am I able to make this statement? And what on earth are the characteristics of ” water that produces disease ?”
Put simply, the most important characteristic is the fact that such water hardly contains any hydrogen; in the water found in nature, there is almost no hydrogen gas. The reason for this, as mentioned earlier, is that although water is composed of two hydrogens and one oxygen, the action of covalent energy operating between the hydrogen and oxygen makes it extremely difficult for hydrogen to exist on its in a form that is separate from oxygen and independent of the oxygen. Furthermore, water containing abundant hydrogen does not exist in nature because even water that starts out containing abundant hydrogen loses it immediately. This means that up to 99.9 percent of the water in nature is nothing but ” hydrogen poor water.”
This hydrogen poor water is none other than the water that produces disease, that de-hydrates you! The reason is that hydrogen(active hydrogen) is necessary to getting rid of active oxygen, which is the cause of all kinds of diseases, and hydrogen poor water is water that is deprived of this crucial hydrogen that is essential for removing active oxygen. In other words, it is extremely ineffective in getting rid of active oxygen, and it follows that hydrogen poor water is none other than water that produces disease.
We have seen that water that produces disease refers to hydrogen poor water. On the other hand, water that prevents and cures disease refers to water that contains a lot of hydrogen, namely, Hydrogen Enriched Water.
The basis for this, in brief, is that the abundant hydrogen found in hydrogen enriched water becomes active hydrogen in the body and removes the active oxygen that is considered to be the cause of all kinds of diseases. In recent times practically everyone has seen or heard, on television, radio, newspapers and health magazines, the expression “active oxygen is the cause of all kinds of diseases.” Active oxygen is exactly what the words include: oxygen that is active. In scientific terms this is called Superoxide.
The action of oxygen is oxidation, which means that it burns things up or produces rust on metals such as iron and copper. Active oxygen thus means oxygen with a particularly strong oxidizing action. Expressed metaphorically, if we compare the oxygen we normally breathe to kerosine, active oxygen would correspond to gasoline. A simple explanation of the expression “active oxygen is the cause of all kinds of diseases” is that because active oxygen has a particularly strong oxidizing action ( oxidative damage ) on genes(DNA), it damages the genes and causes diseases. As we age it gets harder and harder to deal with this superoxide radical.
Life is maintained in our body by the metabolism in which the oxygen we breathe in through our lungs burns up the food we take in through our mouths, and the byproduct of this process is active oxygen, which is emitted as a kind of combustion gas. Let us describe this reaction, in which the air we take in through our lungs ” oxidizes” our food, from the viewpoint of the food. What happens is that the food “reduces” the oxygen. The ordinary oxygen that is reduced by the food becomes active oxygen.
We maintain our lives by breathing oxygen ; however, since it is believed that around two percent of the oxygen we breathe in is transformed into active oxygen, we cannot avoid producing active oxygen as long as we are alive. Therefore to preserve our health it is necessary to suppress the active oxygen that we are constantly producing and trump card doing this is hydrogen enriched water.
Active oxygen is something like the exhaust fumes produced by automobile engines. If we liken gasoline to food and air to oxygen, active oxygen would correspond to the exhaust fumes produced after the gasoline has combusted.
As already mentioned, it is believed that in burning up our food, around two percent of the oxygen we breathe in through our lungs becomes active oxygen.We breathe about twenty times per minute, and active oxygen is being produced in our bodies each time we breathe. Since the volume of air we breathe in with each breath is 500 cc, we are breathing in about 10,000 cc of air per minute.
As twenty percent of this air, or 2,000 cc, consists of oxygen, two percent of this amount, or 40 cc, becomes active oxygen. Thus, each minute about 40 cc of active oxygen is being produced in our bodies. This amounts to 24,000 cc per hour and 57,600 cc per day of active oxygen. Considering this moment-by-moment production of large amounts of active oxygen in our bodies, it is no wonder that we tend to fall prey to disease. We, on the other hand, have in our bodies several enzymes, such as SOD (superoxide dismutase), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, which remove this active oxygen.
As we get older, however, the function of these enzymes alone becomes insufficient to dispose of the active oxygen effectively. As a result, we fall to prey to various diseases. This means that if we could dispose of the “active oxygen” effectively, we would be able to achieve good health and longevity. The functional mechanism of active oxygen is oxidation. In order to suppress the (particularly strong) oxidizing function of active oxygen, it follows that we require a substance that has the opposite function to oxidation. The opposite function to oxidation is reduction, and reduction originally refers to the function of hydrogen.
Consequently, we can say that the originator of reduction is none other than hydrogen.
It turns out that the true form of reduction is the function of hydrogen. Incidentally, various substances have been proposed as substances capable of removing active oxygen; that is, substances with reduction effect (anti-oxidants).
Among these, the most effective one is undoubtedly active hydrogen. The other so-called anti-oxidant substances cannot compare to it. As mentioned previously, active oxygen is oxygen with a particularly strong oxidizing function. What we normally call “hydrogen” refers to molecular hydrogen or H2. In contrast, atomic hydrogen or H is specially called “active hydrogen” because it has a particularly strong reducing function.
The water around us (such as tap water) is hydrogen poor water, but if you infuse this water with hydrogen gas, it can reach up to a value of 1.49 ppm ( hydrogen saturated water ).
In short, we may consider that when Hydrogen Rich Water enters our body, it gets rid of the active oxygen that is produced in the body from moment to moment. Therefore there is a significant decrease in our probability of getting sick.
Hydrogenases are enzymes that can reversibly split molecular hydrogen to produce atomic hydrogen.
It is believed that we apparently have such hydrogenases in our bodies. Incidentally, all living organisms on this earth, both plant and animal, are termed “DNA organisms.” This means that all living organisms on the earth share common ancestor. I will now write about our ancestor born 3.8 billion years ago.
In 1997,an article called “Biological Activition of Hydrogen ” by R.P.Happe of Amsterdam University was submitted in the English Journal” “Nature”, Vol. 385,pp 126,’97. The main thrust of this article is as follows. Hydrogenases are enzymes that can reversibly split molecular hydrogen. …… the crystal structure of a Ni/Fe hydrogenase (from the bacterium Desulfovibrio gigas) was reported. …… Ni/Fe hydrogenases are among the oldest enzymes (3.8 billion years old) , demonstrating that early life forms had developed an effective way to activate molecular hydrogen at ambient temperature and pH……. .
A simple explanation of this article is as follows.
It is active oxygen that threatens the survival of living organisms. For living organisms to survive, it was necessary to develop a mechanism for scavenging active oxygen. The best way to scavenge active oxygen is by means of atomic (active) hydrogen. To produce atomic (active) hydrogen, it is necessary to split molecular hydrogen. The hydrogenase developed by bacteria 3.8 billion years ago, an enzyme that split molecular to produce atomic hydrogen.
We have seen, then. that to ensure their own survival, it was necessary for living organisms to achieve the ability to produce active hydrogen in order to scavenge active oxygen ; hydrogenase developed by the oldest bacteria 3.8 billion years old was one of theses enzymes. Moreover, we may consider that this hydrogenase was the ancestor found in the bodies of higher creatures including ourselves. It is believed that in the near future hydrogen will change our lives from their very foundation.