Tens of thousands of people all over the world travel to the mystical and famous waters for their claimed healing powers. The Fountain of Lourdes in Lourdes, France, The Wells of Tlacote in Mexico, or the Nordenau Caverns in Germany just to name a few. Studies of these waters have all found one commonality; they are all rich in hydrogen content. In 1937, Albert Szent-Györgyi, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology, dedicated his whole life researching on how to remove free radicals in the body and claimed that the fuel of life is not oxygen, but hydrogen. Today, Japan leads the world in the study of hydrogenized water. A key researcher involved in the study of hydrogenized water is Dr. Katsuhisa Sakano, Ph.D. He states that excessive free radicals in the blood and protein can lead to oxidation of the DNA and proteins that create a domino effect triggering poor health. Stopping the oxidation process in the body at an early stage can be crucial in maintaining good health throughout your life.
There are many different types of antioxidants used today in the maintenance of good health. Enzymes, vitamins, and phytochemicals such as carotenoids are just some of the different types that can be found today. Hydrogen is an element that is the most abundant element in the universe. Combined with one proton and one electron, hydrogen is also the simplest element found in 90% of the known visible universe. Hydrogen also easily combines with almost all other elements on the periodic table chart. With this information, it’s well known that hydrogen bonds easily with oxygen to form water. IZUMIO uses hydrogenized water to bond with the over saturated active oxygen species in our bodies to prevent the development of cells harmed by free radical. Combining the dissolved hydrogen within the water with the extra oxygen in our bodies can help form more water and keep hydration levels at a peak for longer sustained periods of time. This process is often referred to as “reduction” or the process in which oxygen is reduced or removed.
The oxidation-reduction potential, commonly referred to as ORP or redox potential, is the unit of measurement used to express the oxidation-reduction value. The higher the positive value for a substance, the stronger the oxidation activity, and the lower the negative value for a substance, the stronger the reduction activity. The ORP of the human body gradually rises with age, as oxidation tends to increase.
However, reduction is always possible, even if the ORP tends to be positive. It’s vital to understand that the greater the load on the body, such as exposure to the sun, toxins, stress, etc., the higher the level of oxidation activity. So as the load (and with it oxidation) increases, it’s important to keep the ORP as low as possible in order to maintain good health. One way deemed effective for this is through food and supplements known to have high negative ORPs.