Its the middle of the day and you feel sluggish and tired. You can’t focus on work or an important activity because the fatigue seems to weigh you down. Worse yet, in the morning when you wake up you don’t feel rested at all.
Whats going on?
If you’ve been to the doctor its likely you learned it could be caused by a number of things. Many different illnesses can cause fatigue, so it can be quite a jigsaw puzzle to put together. Three different infections, Epstein-Barr virus, Ross River virus, and Coxiella burnetii, are all considered as possible suspects that cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. About 10 percent of patients who are recovering from those illnesses develop extreme fatigue, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).
Stress, allergies, weight gain, depression, and environmental factors can contribute to fatigue symptoms. It can be a long process to figure out what is happening inside your body.
So the big question is what can you do to start feeling better now?
One thing we know is that fatigue is usually a result of the immune system working overtime. The immune system can use a lot of your body’s energy in combating what is ultimately creating your fatigue.
Nearly every illness and disease within the body generates toxins in your body called free radicals. Free radicals create oxidation stress. You’ve likely heard of free radicals and the damage they do to your cells and immune system. Think of an apple right after you cut it in half. The apple starts to rust within a few minutes. That’s oxidation stress. That is what happens to your body when free radicals attack.
Your immune system is under assault during these periods of greater oxidation stress. It needs to help to fight back against these free radicals.
You also may have heard that anti-oxidants can help fight free radicals. However, most anti-oxidants are not as effective as you would hope. The problem with most is that the anti-oxidant molecules are much too big to enter cells and neutralize free radicals inside the cells, where they do the most damage. In this case, size does matter.
However, there is one anti-oxidant that is able to penetrate the cell. In fact, this anti-oxidant is so small it can even penetrate into the DNA of the cell. This anti-oxidant is actually the smallest molecule in the universe. The molecule is hydrogen, known as molecular hydrogen for our use.
The way hydrogen works is that it can be ingested through hydrogen-infused water or inhaled through molecular hydrogen gas. Once in your body it will attach to free radicals and convert them instantly into water, rendering them harmless.
Molecular hydrogen has been tested extensively by hospitals and universities in Japan, with over 300 different studies on the effectiveness on different diseases and illnesses, with strong results.
When using molecular hydrogen, the free radicals are quickly eliminated and your immune system can begin to fight the actual cause of your fatigue. The body can be very effective at defeating illness when it is not compromised by oxidation stress.
Many people experience significant increases in energy and attentiveness when they use molecular hydrogen as part of their daily routine. Their fatigue symptoms disappear as their body begins to recover as their immune system does its job.
So whats the best way to get molecular hydrogen?
Below we review three products that produce molecular hydrogen for consumption to guide you in your selection process, but more importantly so that you understand how they would fit your needs and potential outcomes.
These are described as effervescent tablets that dissolve when put in water and essentially split the existing water molecules in the water to create the hydrogen gas in the water. The only method of consumption is to drink it.
Pros Tablets are easy to carry and can be dropped in a bottle of water to consume right away.
1) These tablets are magnesium and over time you will consume more magnesium than you should.
2) Many of the sticks are made in China, and well, enough said.
3) The amount of hydrogen in the water is actually not a lot and dropping more tablets in the same cup won’t produce significantly more hydrogen
4) Can be pricey to continue to use every day.
5) Can only drink it to ingest the hydrogen.
6) Can produce alkaline water, which you should discuss with a doctor before consuming.
These are containers that you fill with water and turn on to produce hydrogen from electrolysis of the water. The only method of consumption is to drink it.
Pros The bottle is small and easy to carry. Produces hydrogen gas better than the tablets or sticks.
1) The garbage in/garbage out principle applies here. The amount of hydrogen produced can vary greatly depending on the kind of water. Spring water is what is recommended. Tap water is not recommended.
2) Most manufacturers recommend boiling the water before putting it in the bottle for ionization. That makes it very time-consuming to use.
3) Frequent cleaning is required or the water develops an unpleasant taste.
This is a machine that uses an internal electrolysis system to create hydrogen gas, and also provides three different methods to consume the hydrogen.
1) This machine generates a significant amount of hydrogen gas in a short time.
2) Gas can be consumed through nasal cannula, a direct-to-skin applicator, or infused into your own glass or bottle of water.
3) The water you drink has not been ionized, it is instead infused with nano-bubbles of hydrogen gas and generally will hold more gas in less water much faster. There is no special prep needed for the water to be infused.
4) The nasal cannula allows you to move around or do other things while breathing in the hydrogen gas (or even while sleeping!). This means you will consume 300 times more hydrogen benefit than just drinking the water.
5) Direct application to joints can relieve pain and inflammation as well.
6) Nothing else to buy to continue to use and get hydrogen for years.
1) Must plug into a wall socket. It cannot fit in a purse or small bag.
2) You should infuse water in an aluminum water bottle to take your water on-the-go. (Aluminum can contain the hydrogen for a much longer time than other containers.)
When considering the three options you really have to consider your usage needs. Consuming so much magnesium and the lower output of hydrogen seem to make the tablets and sticks not worth it. Using the ionizer bottles may seem like the middle of the road solution, however the time involved in buying the right water and prepping it for ionization, not to mention the alkaline nature of the water, make that a less attractive option.
The hydrogen-generating unit seems to be the best long-term answer because you have so many options for use on-demand. Having the ability to use the cannula for inhalation is a big difference for people who suffer from illness….this can be a game-changer. Infusing water is preferred to direct electrolysis of the water for best results. Its certainly worth the difference in price when you consider all the pros and cons.
Whatever you decide, using molecular hydrogen can really help your fatigue and get your body back to healing itself naturally.