There is very little research on hydrogen medicine by African scholars, which is of course because the whole academic activity in the region is not active enough. However, as a broad-spectrum and economical health promotion and disease treatment method, Africa is very suitable for developing this technology. I hope that those philanthropists who have the resources and conditions will do more practical things with less rhetoric. Bring this natural holy water to African people, protect people’s health here, and serve Community of Shared Future for Mankind.
This content is a manuscript chapter – The Production and Role of Hydrogen-Rich Water in Medical Applications。
N. Jafta, S. Magagula, K. Lebelo, D. Nkokha, M.J. Mochane
Book Editor(s): Inamuddin, Mohd Imran Ahamed, Rajender Boddula, Tauseef Ahmad Rangreez
First published: 10 May 2021
Hydrogen-rich water (HRW) supresses the development of the diseases caused by oxidative stress such as diabetes, cancer, arteriosclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases. It also prevents the side effects caused by hemodialysis and anti-cancer drugs. The active species in this water are hydrogen molecules and atoms. The antioxidant, antiapoptic, and anti-inflammatory properties of HRW come from the presence of the active hydrogen atoms. They scavenge for reactive oxygen species (ROS), which cause oxidative stress-related diseases. The mechanism through which the scavenging of ROS occurs is not yet fully understood. Therefore, it is advisable to be cautious when administering HRW to patients.