Water is such a basic element of life that we tend to take it for granted. Yet it’s uses extend far beyond simple hydration, as it is essential to every single function of the human body, and plays a vital role in immune function. As we confront a global health crisis with the Coronavirus pandemic, we should investigate the healing properties of water, which are at the frontiers of medical research. Three Nobel Prizes were awarded in the 1990’s for research on new phases of water. Yet most people remain unaware of the groundbreaking new research into water, or how it applies to our own physiologies. You have likely heard the statistic that you are 70% or 2/3 water. And that’s true, volumetrically. But molecularly, you’re 99.9% water molecules. As bodies of water, let’s learn how these recent discoveries affect us in the most intimate and integral facet of our existence – our physical health and vitality.
I’m a writer, public speaker, nutritionist, and water activist who’s been studying water for ten years, and teaching about it for six years in six countries. I have a fascination with water that carries me around the world to share its magic and science. I consider water the most complex and mysterious substance in the Universe. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from some of the most advanced water scientists and researchers, and there’s one thing I can say for sure – Water is Life. And Life is a mystery. So studying water can answer some of the most mysterious conundrums of life itself.
I am not a doctor and this article isn’t meant to offer medical advice. However the research comes directly from doctors, scientists and researchers. You can find links to all the studies and articles below this article, in the bibliography. Of course, this pandemic is nothing to play with, so if you’re sick, please seek professional help – don’t just drink water. However, certain types of water are at the cutting edge of medical research. This information is meant to empower you to use water’s healing powers in more intelligent ways. I hope it will help all of us thrive in the face of viral adversity.
So without further ado, what makes some water so healing? Largely, it’s hydrogen. When working with this medicinally, it can take the forms of Molecular Hydrogen enriched water or Hydroxy Gas that’s created from water. In what follows, we will look at Molecular Hydrogen’s direct application for Coronavirus, as Hydroxy Gas is already being used as an effective treatment in many major hospitals in Asia.
We all know that water is H2O, right? But did you know that some water can be H3O2, H3O +, OH −, HOD, or OD − ? In fact, water is highly versatile. It’s like Optimus Prime, the ultimate transformer. Research has shown that the most hydrating and medicinal water has high levels of atomic hydrogen and molecular hydrogen, and low levels of deuterium hydrogen. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, a Nobel prize winning water researcher, said hydrogen is the fuel of life, and it’s true. This is how it works, basically: negative-ion hydrogen is a non-caloric source of cellular energy, hydroelectric energy, that fuels your mitochondria to create all the energy needed for any cell to do anything. The energy necessary to breathe, for hemoglobin to oxygenate your blood, for your immune system to respond, etc. and – Negative hydrogen establishes environments where viruses, pathogens and disease cannot survive.
That was your TL:DR – now we’re going to dive in and get heady…
Molecular hydrogen activates the NRF2, KEAP-1 pathway which helps maintain and replenish Redox homeostasis in the body. This is the system that regulates your body’s natural antioxidant responses. It binds to the ARE or Antioxidant Response Element inside the nucleus of cells and triggers the transcription and production of your body’s antioxidant badasses like glutathione, superoxide dismutase, and over 200 cytoprotective proteins and enzymes. So basically NRF-2 and KEAP-1 are the body’s main detoxification and anti oxidation pathways. They’re the ninjas and the samurais that protect you on a microscopic level.
Also, Hydrogen down regulates production of superoxide, nitrous oxide synthase, and other reactive oxygen species and Hydrogen can target hydroxyl radicals.Why is that important for the Corona virus? Because if you’ve got the COVID-19, your body is making way more of these Reactive Oxygen Species, ROS. You need hydrogen to down-regulate them.
Don’t get me wrong. As I understand it from my research, ROS can be good in the right quantities. In fact, as a superoxide, it can actually kill pathogens. But it’s all about balance and one of the manifestations of coronavirus is inhibited lung capacity, causing an extreme ROS overproduction. When this goes out of balance, it can catalyze phentyl reactions, which take regular oxygen and convert it into terminator oxygens like hydroxyl radicals, or a really bad one, perioxinitrite, which is super oxidizing and damaging.
Think of how rust can darken metal, or how an apple can darken and brown after you slice it. This is oxidation in action. And the same thing happens in the blood with the Coronavirus. It starts with the lungs and leads to cell necrosis and apoptosis, which can cause multi-system organ failure and even death. So the most effective way to regulate these damaging oxidators? Your body’s natural antioxidant system. And how can you stimulate that? With hydrogen.
Also, the inflammatory immune response caused by Covid can cause what’s called “cytokine storms”, huge up-regulation of cytokines like interleukins. Cytokines are immune signaling molecules. They help mediate and regulate immunity, inflammation and hematopoiesis. They play a key role in normal immune responses, but having too many released all at once can be harmful, causing the body to go overboard into indiscriminate attack mode. And the more cytokines you have, the more reactive oxygen species you have, and the more ROS you have, the more cytokines you have. It’s a vicious cycle. Hydrogen interrupts it. It can also decrease other symptoms, like hypotension (low blood pressure).
Even at a quantum level hydrogen plays a vital role in immune function, giving our cells the energy they need to do their work. We all remember from10th grade biology that mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and the batteries of the body, right? They facilitate energy production. Within each mitochondria there are these sort of like wind turbines that spin really fast, generating energy, and the rotation speed of these spinning turbines determines how efficiently you create energy. The faster the turbine rotates the more energy you make and the healthier you will be. The slower the turbine rotates the less energy you make and this leaves you more susceptible to illness.
This spinning also creates a magnetic field. The faster it rotates, the stronger the magnetic field. And Oxygen is paramagnetic, which means its attracted to magnetic fields. A healthy magnetic field created by optimal mitochondrial function will draw oxygen into the mitochondria. And by now we all know that coronavirus depletes oxygen to your blood cells, right? It’s called Hypoxia. So we want to strengthen our mitochondrial function to allow as much available oxygen as possible to be able to actually permeate into the mitochondria.
If these spinning energy generators are like wind turbines, then hydrogen is the wind that powers them to spin. As hydrogen is fed into these spinning spirals, they rotate faster, producing energy, and creating stronger magnetic fields. The less hydrogen that enters the turbine, the less it rotates and this means less energy production, higher chance of illness and a weakened magnetic field.
Hydrogen, therefore, is absolutely crucial to the cellular energy your body needs to fight any infection. And again, hydrogen therapies like hydroxy gas are already being used specifically for coronavirus patients at hospitals throughout Asia.
How do we get more hydrogen into water? And how do we make it available to those clinics and hospitals where it’s needed most? Here are a few ways:
Number one is Hydroxy gas, which is already being used in hospitals in China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and more to treat Coronavirus. According to Dr. Zhong Nanshan, who discovered the SARS coronavirus in 2003 and is a current advisor in managing the COVID-19 crisis (he is a bit like the Anthony Fauci of China), hydroxy inhalation is reducing COVID-19 lung inflammation. Patients report less pain, easier breathing and reduction in coughing without the need to resort to ventilator treatment. Hydroxy gas machines split water into six parts, H, H2, O, O2, H2O as steam Water vapour, and EXW, or the Plasma form of water as negatively charged H2O, and then the patient inhales the Hydroxy gas. In fact, it may be even more effective than ventilators, which can actually cause some minor damage to the lungs if used for too long.
There are currently four clinical trials studying the efficacy and safety of hydrogen oxygen mixed gases specifically for COVID-19, and hundreds of people are receiving this the treatment in China. Dr Nanshan Zhong who discovered the SARS Coronavirus in 2003 presented about hydroxy gas to the European Respiratory Society last month, and his research is fascinating. I’ll include links to studies and resources below this article. . But here’s one important thing to know – Hydroxy gas machines are only about $2,000. Versus ventilators which are tens of thousands. So if you are in a position to donate one of these machines to a hospital, clinic, or non-profit, please do so. It’s one of the most effective ways to channel your medical philanthropy right now.
You can find them at OsmioWater, Aquacure, VitalReaction and elsewhere. I’ll include links in the accompanying article on my site. I definitely recommend the OsmioWater ones. My friend runs the company and they’ve fast-tracked 2,000 new machines to be made ASAP for this pandemic. If you want to help those machines get into the hands of the doctors and patients who need them, please read this document to find out more about donating.
The second way to get more healing hydrogen into your body, is via molecular hydrogen in water. For that, there are three easy methods you can use at home.
I don’t recommend going the route of one of those alkaline ionizing filters. Yes, there can be a bit more hydrogen in that water depending on the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) of the source water it uses, but it’s not a stable hydrogen and will evaporate from the water really quickly. Hydrogen is the lightest element in the universe, so it’s tricky to make it stay put. Plus you don’t want the detrimental effects of alkaline ionized water, there are better methods.
One way is to dissolve molecular hydrogen tablets in your water. A great option comes from a company called VitalReaction, and if you order from them you can get a discount with coupon code, “ WaterisLife “. Or Quicksilver Scientific also has good molecular hydrogen tablets. Full transparency, I have reached out to several of the companies I recommend in order to bring you discount codes and if you order from these links it helps support me in continuing to create free articles, videos and content.
Another is to put a stick of magnesium in your water. You use a pure magnesium rod with a bit of vinegar or citrus and it creates so much hydrogen that it starts to bubble! And you can get some bioavailable magnesium supplementation this way too. Definitely a great strategy.
The third option is to order hydrogen-rich water that’s already bottled and ready to drink. The absolute best that I’ve come across is Izumio. The amount of hydrogen is extremely high, and they package it very carefully to make sure the hydrogen stays put.
And a fourth way is to use nano colloids like those developed by Dr. Patrick Flanagan, a legendary if controversial figure in the alternative health community. This subcolloidal negative-ionic nanominerals have a high charge on them known as “zeta potential” that draws hydrogen to themselves. They regulate fluid balances inside and around all cells, and keep the cells from sticking together, a common health problem that prevents cells from functioning well. Nanocolloids are one of my favorite ways to make high quality water. I use them almost every day.
Thanks for taking this heady dive into how you might bio-hack your health with the various permutations of the liquid source of life. If we want to survive and thrive, let’s remember that a great place to look for answers is in the physical body of life itself – water.
The Coronavirus is a disorientingly multifaceted issue that requires equally complex responses. I have found that, when faced with questions of life or death, water always holds more profound answers than meets the eye. Let’s not disregard water’s potential roles in medicine. Her apparent simplicity belies infinite possibilities – with the healing role of hydrogen being forefront among them.
In the next installment of this series, we will explore an isotope of hydrogen called Deuterium, which is known as “heavy hydrogen” and has double the mass of ordinary hydrogen. Deuterium depleted water is also being studied as a treatment for Coronavirus. We will look at how you can deplete your own drinking water of deuterium.
If you are in a position to help supply Hydroxy Gas machines to those who are most in need, please read this first and then feel free to reach out. I’d love to help facilitate this in any way I can.
Vital Reaction Tablets – Use coupon code “WaterisLife”
Bottled Hydrogen Water:
Izumio Water – Highest quality
Vital Reaction Hydrogen Inhalers Use coupon code: “ WaterisLife “
Hydrogen Test (find out how much hydrogen is in your water)
Q & A on the Latest Findings on Hydrogen Water by Dr. Shigeo Ohta, PhD.
Hydrogen Molecular Biology and Medicine by Xuejun Sun, Shigeo Ohta & Atsunori Nakao (LINKS don’t work?)