Hydrogen options

Whilst Hydrogen Therapy as a modality has been shown to be effective in many areas of health and anti-aging, some ways of delivering it are expensive (eg. hydrogen hyperbaric chambers) and limit its accessibility to the general public.  The breadth of its benefits deserve a wider availability given the prevalence of some of the conditions where it is showing significant levels of promise, such as diabetes.

With the advent of super-saturated hydrogen-rich water that can be easily and cheaply generated simply by adding a tablet of Active H2 Ultra to a bottle of water ready for drinking, Hydrogen Therapy is now accessible to everybody - at home, at work, at pitch-side, in an ambulance or wherever the benefits are required.

How Can I Get the Benefits from Molecular Hydrogen?

There are a number of methods of receiving molecular hydrogen gas (H2), including inhalation of H2 gas, injection of H2-rich saline, dropping H2-rich saline into your eyes, taking a bath in H2-rich water, increasing H2 production by intestinal bacteria, topical application, oral ingestion of hydrogen-producing tablets, and simply drinking H2-rich water.  Each one of these methods has a therapeutic effect.

The initial attempts at producing H2-rich water did not provide as many hydrogen molecules to the body as some other more sophisticated methods. However, Water & Wellness, who manufacture Active H2 in the USA have refined this technique enabling up to 10ppm of molecular H2 gas that is dispersed in nanobubbles to be achieved. It is the easiest way for most people to receive H2, and is a very effective approach. In one study using a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, drinking H2-rich water, but not inhaling 2% H2 gas or increasing intestinal H2 production via lactulose administration, was effective. A significant factor with drinking H2-rich water is that it gives an intermittent boost that stops the body accommodating to a more constant exposure. Another reason that drinking H2-rich water is important is because it allows gastric induction of ghrelin, which is mediated via activation of beta 1 adrenergic receptors.

The consensus of opinion is that not only is drinking H2-rich water the easiest way, but it is often the most effective.

There are a number of ways to produce H2-rich water, including electrolysis (e.g. water ionizers, or hydrogen specific devices), reaction of water with alkali-earth metals (e.g. magnesium), or simply bubbling H2 gas into water. Many of the ionizer manufacturers don't know how much H2 is produced by their devices which is ultimately the most important factor. Alkaline water ionizers were developed decades before the therapeutic importance of molecular hydrogen was known about and thus these units were optimized for alkaline pH and not high level dissolved hydrogen concentrations. Typically, at normal flow with normal source water the concentration of H2 from an alkaline water ionizer is around 0.1 ppm to 0.7 ppm.


There are methods which are capable of producing a super-saturated concentration of molecular hydrogen water at very high concentrations. Not all of these methods alter the pH of the water and some can be used in any beverage of choice. The potential advantage of this method is the ability to ingest large amounts of the H2 molecule without having to drink enormous amounts of water (500 ml vs. 15 litres). H2-rich water produced using Active H2 Ultra fits into this category.

Active H2 Ultra

Water & Wellness Active H2 Ultra tablets are the latest development for adding molecular hydrogen to pure water. Active H2 Ultra provides abundant quantities of negative hydrogen ions that are only usually and uniquely found in fresh, raw, living foods. These are essential to any serious oxidative stress reduction program.

A unique and patent-pending combination of all-natural minerals are the only active ingredients of Active H2 that transforms your bottle of water into 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1019) antioxidant, free-radical scavenging electrons!  Powerful formula creates up to 10 ppm of H2 using one tablet in 6-12 oz of water.

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If Active H2 were to be placed on the ORP scale chart above, the chart would have to be significantly extended on the beneficial (negative) side and Active H2 would have to placed somewhere about here!!


A unique combination of all-natural minerals are the only active ingredients of Active H2. This distinguishes it from other synthetic chemical formulations as well as the "unnatural" use of electrolysis to generate hydrogen.

Active H2 ULTRA contains a proprietary blend of magnesium, malic acid, tartaric acid, adipic acid, and sodium stearyl fumarate in a water-dissolvable tablet. The magnesium reacts with water in a controlled fashion, releasing hydrogen nanobubbles that super-saturate your water to maximize hydrogen delivery. The 80 mg of highly bioavailable ionic magnesium per tablet is a vital mineral co-factor in more than 300 enzymes in our bodies that is critical for cardiovascular health.  Active H2 is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, and non-dairy.

Directions for use:

Dissolve 1 tablet in 300ml of non-carbonated, room temperature water (or 500ml for 2 tablets) and drink over the next 20 mins.  It will keep for a little while in a sealed bottle, but for maximum H2 drink soon after the fizzing stops.  For best results drink on an empty stomach . Repeat up to three times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.