Free radicals may form spontaneously or they may be the result of exposure to heat, light or something in the environment: pollutants or toxins such as cigarette smoke, drugs, alcohol or pesticides. Sometimes the body's immune system creates them on purpose to neutralize viruses and bacteria.
In the human body, we have a vast array of molecules that are more susceptible to free radical attacks than others. These include fats, DNA, RNA, cellular membranes, proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates.
You give the free radical the extra electron it so desperately wants. What substance can supply this extra electron? Antioxidants to the rescue! Antioxidants are any substances that prevent or slow the oxidation process.
Antioxidants are essential for proper function of the immune system. This is partly because immune cells produce free radicals for normal defence functions. If the level of free radicals in the immune cells surpasses the normal level, they negatively affect the immune system. On the other hand, antioxidants act as scavengers of the free radicals in cells and therefore promote our immunity and overall health.
Molecular Hydrogen (H2) – is the smallest and most powerful antioxidant. The fact is privilege of H2 comparing other well known antioxidants as vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, catechin, glutathione is due to its size which allows deeply penetrate into cells and mitochondria.
By drinking hydrogen rich water, it is absorbed into intestine within 1 minute, and spreads through whole body within 10 minutes, so it works on removing free radicals and prevent cellular damage. There is no toxicity of Molecular Hydrogen (H2) because the byproduct of the free-radical neutralizing reaction is water. Each molecule of H2 will neutralize to hydroxyl radicals into two molecules of H2O hydrating your cells which has only positive effect. That water will be flushed out of the body with urine and sweat.The remarkable feature of Molecular Hydrogen that it has the ability to eliminate selectively only toxic free radicals such hydroxyl and lipid radicals . Such selective neutralization allows to balance the amount of free radicals and boost protection functions in the body.