Molecular Hydrogen now has over 1000 studies showing it’s profound impact on overall health. For athletic performance it is the “secret weapon” that will give you more energy, more power, offset fatigue and eliminate lactic acid and inflammation of muscles and tendons. It improves performance and cuts recovery times significantly.
Alkaline salts work brilliantly before and during exercise, hydrogen works during and after. Molecular Hydrogen is the perfect complement. (You can read our article about the performance enhancing benefits of Alkaline Salts here.)
Overall, molecular hydrogen has far-reaching benefits not restricted to athletic performance. There are now over 1000 scientific articles suggest that H2 has therapeutic potential in over 170 different human disease models, and essentially every organ of the human body. You can read about these articles here and here. Here we will focus on the specific benefits to athletic performance.
Instant Impact on Blood
We recorded this video at Ninja HQ, 5 minutes after taking AquaRx capsules that release Molecular Hydrogen inside the body. It is actual footage of live blood, showing how the blood moves much more quickly and freely. This means that oxygen and nutrients are transported around the body extremely quickly, significantly improving performance and recovery.
Molecular Hydrogen “significantly improved VO2max” in this study. VO2Max is the maximum or optimum rate at which the heart, lungs, and muscles can effectively use oxygen during exercise. This means hydrogen improves your aerobic capacity or ability to exercise.
Molecular Hydrogen “significantly increased arterial blood pH” making it more able to cope with acid produced during exercise and offset fatigue. “Hydrogen Rich Water administration is safe and may have an alkalizing effect.”
Molecular Hydrogen acts as an antioxidant to reduce muscle fatigue: “Adequate hydration with hydrogen-rich water pre-exercise improved exercise-induced decline of muscle function.”
Lactic acid forms naturally in the muscles from this vigorous exercise but the body can’t always clear lactic acid or lactate quickly enough, which causes the acid levels in your body to build up.
Molecular Hydrogen has been shown to “significantly reduce lactate response during the recovery period”. Another study found that lactic acid was significantly lower when drinking hydrogen rich water. In this study “oral intake of HW prevented an elevation of blood lactate during heavy exercise“.
This study found that “hydrogen rich water significantly helped post-exercise blood pH and reduced lactic acid as compared to a placebo… being an appropriate and safe hydration strategy that helps athletes become less susceptible to exercise induced acidosis.”
By neutralising lactic acid quickly, it not only gets our body back into balance faster and reduces pain, but also cuts recovery time, meaning we can train harder and improve more rapidly.
After studying elite athletes, this study found that that hydrogen prevented oxidative injury during exericse. By acting as a powerful anti-oxidant it neutralises inflammation during exercise. This again increases performance and cuts down on recovery times. There are countless studies showing how molecular hydrogen is one of the most powerful selective anti-oxidants.
Mitochondria take the electrons, carried by hydrogen, to produce ATP, the energy currency of our cells. Our body needs ATP for growth, repair, and regeneration.
Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Nobel Prize winning physiologist, explained that hydrogen, rather than oxygen, is the fuel of life. It is common knowledge that oxygen is necessary for humans to live. However, hydrogen is the fuel that powers our cells by donating electrons to the electron transport chain and combining with oxygen to form water. Oxygen is simply the receiver of the used electrons during combustion in the mitochondria.
By supplying more hydrogen to the body, we are directly fuelling our cells with energy!
How To Get The Benefits
Drink hydrogen infused water, or take AquaRx during and after exercise to get these incredible benefits. Together with alkaline salts, it will totally transform your enery, co-ordination, performance, endurance and recovery times!
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