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Molecular Hydrogen :

It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the most abundant molecule in the universe, molecular hydrogen, can help our body maintain (or even improve) its health in just about every imaginable way—and with almost zero side effects.

Whether inhaled using a portable inhaler or gulped down in molecular hydrogen water, the scientifically proven health benefits of molecular hydrogen are so numerous, it would be difficult to encapsulate them in a single “Molecular Hydrogen 101” article. And yet, here we are.

Wait, what!? Drinking and breathing hydrogen!? Isn’t that, like, harmful or something?

No, no. We’re talking about molecular hydrogen.

Let us explain:

Know the Difference

How It Works

H2 to the Rescue

The Difference Between Hydrogen, H2O, and Molecular Hydrogen

In case you’re not a chemistry major, we’ll make this easy.

Hydrogen (H), the first element on the periodic table, is a free radical. And in a weird, über sciency way, free radicals don’t really like to be alone, so they attach to other atoms—most frequently, other hydrogen atoms.

When that happens, boom! You’ve got molecular hydrogen (H2).

Molecular hydrogen is an antioxidant (a nemesis of the free radicals in our bodies that are responsible for aging and many health-related problems). It’s also the most abundant, smallest molecule in the universe, which means it can go where nothing else can. (1)

And that’s important, because when it comes to our health…

Molecular hydrogen can enter into the powerhouse of our cells, the mitochondria, and access our cellular DNA, to help boost low energy levels

It can bind to the part of your cellular DNA that codes for our body’s natural defense, and there (2),

It can activate our NRF2 pathways, which serve to protect our bodies and cells from certain stressors. When our NRF pathways are activated, we begin to pump out more of our own, natural antioxidants (3).

Here’s how hydrogen works:

Bonding, Stealing, and Balancing.

Let’s put it this way:

Imagine your body’s inner workings like it’s the set of an action-packed 007 or Mission Impossible film. Those flicks wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining if James Bond or Ethan Hunt went around battling and shooting down every person they encountered, right? Of course, not.

Instead, the heroes fight for the good, and they’re highly effective at sabotaging specific targets (a.k.a. the bad guys) to bring order to chaos.

That’s exactly what you want in an antioxidant, and it’s exactly what you get from molecular hydrogen.

Molecular hydrogen is a weak antioxidant, which actually makes it more powerful than others (4).

Its weakness means it DOES NOT affect the wrong cells, which are essentially good guy free radicals trapped amidst their villainous, trouble-making counterparts—Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). ROS serve to kill us slowly with oxidative processes like aging and disease.

Fun fact: Not all free radicals are bad, and some do our bodies good. The cool thing about molecular hydrogen is that it can differentiate between the secret agents and the villains, so we can guarantee we’re always doing our body good.

Oxidation naturally occurs as we burn the fuel we need to keep our body energized, and it’s usually kept in check by our body’s naturally occurring antioxidant molecules (4).

That’s why babies and children have such soft, plump, wrinkle-free skin, and (some) teens have endless amounts of energy.

But sometimes—during periods of environmental and life stress, as a result of aging, pursuing a career, or due to poor diet—the production of ROS can overrun the body’s capacity to neutralize certain free radicals.

That’s when we need antioxidants the most.

Molecular Hydrogen to the Rescue

Remember how free radicals don’t like to be alone and attach to other atoms?

In this case, ROS molecules go on a frenzy to fill their emptiness, and in the process, they’ll clash with and steal from other atoms, setting our systems off in a variety of reactive ways, which manifest as different health problems, depending on the type of cell affected and its location:

Unchecked free-radical activity in the skin leads to deep-etched wrinkles by age 40

Left to roam in our joint tissue, free radicals eat away delicate and supportive bone cushioning, turning elbows, knees, and shoulders into throbbing nightmares

In our brain and nervous system, free radicals can trigger brain fog, slow cognition, “senior moments,” and prevent you from remembering someone’s name

Because of H2’s ability to target only the truly menacing free radicals in our bodies, as well as its ability to permeate the blood-brain barrier (badass, no?), it’s able to help slow or reduce all of that.

When we take in molecular hydrogen, we flood our systems with electron-rich, antioxidant molecules, and neutralize the free radical villains that were created during an ROS stealing spree, slowing the mayhem.

So, basically, molecular hydrogen is a real-life action hero that can hack into our body’s control system and activate our cellular troops to fight for our sustained youthfulness and health using our own internal antioxidant system.

But to give you an idea of just how rad (note: not radical)H2 is, here’s a small list of broad health concerns to which molecular hydrogen has been scientifically proven to lend serious support:

Aging, allergies...

Brain fog, forgetfulness and symptoms of neurodegeneration...

Chronic stress, fatigue, and low energy...

Stroke recovery and cardiovascular issues...

Chronic pain and sore joints...

Eye and ear health...

Fertility and sexual health...

Breathing and lung health...

Weight loss...(5)

And way more ...

You know what else is cool?

A little goes a long way.

Hydrogen water (at a concentration of 1.6 milligrams per liter) has more “antioxidant” molecules than 100 mg of vitamin C.

And though, for some clinical therapeutic purposes, it can take weeks for H2 to hit saturation levels where it can make a significant impact...

Noticeable results can be experienced within 20 minutes after consuming just 80 milligrams of molecular hydrogen.

The result, in that case, is most often a caffeine-like boost of energy and increased mental clarity—without the crash afterward.

But no studies have shown that high amounts are harmful.(6)

In fact, the Japanese version of the American Heart Association has approved inhaled molecular hydrogen to help heart attack victims recover faster and inhaling molecular hydrogen provides tons more saturation per sitting than sipping it. (7)

Still, the easiest and most affordable way to get H2 workin’ its magic in your system is to drink it daily.

How to get that H2 goodness flowin’ through your DNA, Mitochondria, and every cell in your body

Welp, there are a couple of ways to get you started on your journey toward better health using molecular hydrogen.

You can drink it, or you can inhale it.

Molecular hydrogen on the move: Portable hydrogen water bottles


Cawolo’s portable hydrogen water bottle uses a patented system that keeps water molecules separated while hydrogen is being generated.

Many other hydrogen water bottles convert any salt content present in water into chlorine in the process of generating molecular hydrogen (9).

Nobody wants that, and every body should avoid it. For that reason, most hydrogen water bottles require the use of distilled water.

Because Cawolo’s water bottle produces pure hydrogen-rich gas using their patented PEM technology, you can use plain ol’ tap water and rest assured you won’t be drinking any chlorine.

Drinking molecular hydrogen not only helps your health by releasing selective antioxidants into your system, but it also helps you feel more hydrated with less water, so you don’t need to drink a gallon of water a day.

As H2 molecules combine with and neutralize oxygen radicals, they become H2O and increase cellular hydration. That means you get to feel more hydrated while drinkingjust the right amount ofwater(10).

But if you have a hard time drinking any water (or if you want to maximize your results), there’s something you might have an easier time doing sufficiently: breathing.

And for that, there’s molecular hydrogen inhalation.

Breathe in the goodness: Hydrogen Inhalation Machine


Cawolo’s portable mini hydrogen inhaler uses cutting-edge medical technology to produce fresh, concentrated odorless hydrogen gas at a flow rate of 150-1000 mL per minute.

That means that within 20 minutes of use, you’ll have absorbed the equivalent of a third of a bottle of Cawolo’s molecular hydrogen tablets, directly into your bloodstream through the millions of capillaries and blood vessels inside your lungs (11).

Your body is thirsting for something good

Look, some of us seek modern medicine to help our bodies heal from our ailments; others lean toward plant medicines and embrace as much of nature’s remedy as possible.

Those in the latter bucket might immediately recognize where molecular hydrogen can fit into their preventative medicine regimen. Those in the former bucket might be a little more skeptical of something that sounds like magical bubbles, or an almost too-common invisible gas.

That’s understandable.

But look toward the thousands of supportive research documents and studies that find positive results and significant potential in the healing power of molecular hydrogen, and it’s difficult not to be converted into a believer.

From energy boosts to weight management for health, there’s research that supports that molecular hydrogen can help.


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