What is hydrogen?

In nature, hydrogen is stable in molecular form (H2). In Japanese, hydrogen is termed, in literal translation, as “water element.”

Hydrogen is currently the smallest and lightest molecule known to date. It readily passes through all kinds of surfaces and is also a natural health-promoting reducing agent.

About oxidation and aging

Humans generate energy with mitochondria where oxygen and sugar is used as “furnace fuel.” Unfortunately, reactive oxygen species (ROS, a kind of free radical) are generated during this process and not all free radicals are beneficial for physiological and immunological functions: the harmful ones can damage cells and genes, a triggering factor of aging and diseases. Simply put, oxidation is necessary for fueling the whole body but is also the cause of aging

Natural aging is inevitable, but excessive oxidation can be dangerous. When massive harmful free radical generation is complicated by inadequate intake of antioxidants, these free radicals continue to sabotage our cells and DNA, which is the potential cause of neoplasm. Poor lifestyle such as gluttony, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, inadequate sleep, irregular life pattern, and enormous pressure is the cause of massive generation of harmful free radicals.

How much hydrogen water is indicated for a day.

It is recommended to take 2000cc of water a day to satisfy daily water requirement and to acquire sufficient hydrogen molecules to neutralize harmful free radicals.

How many times of hydrogen inhalation is recommended for a day?

According to the experience of Biolux, it is recommended to use for at least an hour a day to achieve the best effectiveness. By simply acquiring reducing agents to neutralize harmful free radicals, you will understand its versatility.。

Is Biolux certified for its hydrogen water?

We are proudly to tell everyone: “BHS” Biolux gained third-party certification from Japan Hydrogen Water Promotion Association with water hydrogen level of up to 1299ppb. BHS is also an association member and considers this membership a glory.。

Why does Biolux provide neutral water?

Biolux applies a different technology that generates hydrogen molecules and dissolves them via physical means to provide hydrogen-rich water. This does not change water pH and maintains its neutrality, rendering it optimal for human consumption.。

Who are indicated to take hydrogen water?

Hydrogen water is certified by U.S. FDA to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS), it is safe and free from harmful side effects. Everyone can take hydrogen water – it’s water dissolved with hydrogen.

Hydrogen water has multiplied effect by providing hydration and anti-oxidating hydrogen molecules at the same time.

Let’s talk about how hydrogen water differs from electrolyzed water:

Electrolyzed water is a kind of alkaline water with hydrogen ions removed, leaving more hydroxide ions (OH-) in water, and making it alkaline. Some claimed alkaline electrolyzed water is beneficial but such claims lack medical evidence, and we have no more comment on them.

What we’re certain is that alkaline electrolyzed water is proven by Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to “supply calcium and magnesium ions” and “moderate gastric acid”, but not “neutralize the acidic body environment”. In fact, gastric acid is so acidic that you cannot turn the body alkaline with glasses of alkaline water.

The importance of hydrogen molecules and anti-oxidating effect on human body

Oxidation, aging, inflammation and allergy form a cascade: Excessive oxidation leads to inflammation and the subsequent cell death. This destabilizes metabolism and can lead to diseases. Never underestimate the cascade triggered by harmful free radicals, and we should take oxidation as a serious issue. It’s not just cosmetic, anti-aging and wrinkles, we should explore the advantages of hydrogen molecules from health and diseases.

What are the differences between hydrogen water, “water element” water and hydrogen-rich water?

“Water element” water is a Japanese term for hydrogen water or hydrogen-rich water. Consuming hydrogen water is the same as inhaling hydrogen gas: you take dissolved hydrogen by consuming hydrogen water, while inhalation takes hydrogen directly into lung. After entering your body, the minuscule hydrogen molecules pass through cellular structure to react with the harmful free radicals in body and the water resulted from free radical neutralization is eliminated from body. Among the anti-oxidating agents, hydrogen water is more convenient as everyone has to take water and this provides hydration and anti-oxidants at the same time.

For certain populations requiring more anti-oxidants, hydrogen inhalation is a more efficient way. Take Biolux as example, one minute of hydrogen inhalation is equivalent to consuming 3,000cc hydrogen water. While direct inhalation is more efficient, hydrogen water is rather convenient and also provides hydration.。

What is the reasonable hydrogen richness in hydrogen (or hydrogen-rich) water?

Many providers or institutions provide false or over-simplified titrimetric data of hydrogen richness, which is associated with enormous error.

Japan Hydrogen Water Promotion Association announced a clarification indicating that the reasonable hydrogen richness is to be determined by electronic membrane shock method and the hydrogen molecules saturate in water of room temperature and pressure at 1.6ppm.

Isn’t hydrogen gas explosive? Why is Biolux safe?

Biolux produces extremely pure hydrogen gas of >99.995% purity. Hydrogen gas is flammable but it does not explode so easily. 。

The generator in Biolux has been tested and considered very safe by institutions in the United States, Europe, and Japan. To reach the explosive limit, first of all, we have to operate Biolux in a closed, one-cubic-meter space for consecutive 13 hours, and we believe that no one has a well-closed home or kitchen. You will never in a space smaller than one cubic meter, and this is why we are granted with world-class safety certification.

To ensure your safety, you should keep away from heat when you use this device.

Is prescription required for hydrogen water? Is hydrogen water safe?

Since 2007, more than 800 international researches about hydrogen molecule medicine have been published to date. Related studies proved that hydrogen is associated with promising improvement of more than sixty common diseases including cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, neoplasm, chronic respiratory system disease, cerebrospinal trauma, senile dementia, diabetes, kidney diseases through addressing pathological processes including reduction of oxidative and inflammatory damages as well as apoptotic pathway. The Affiliated Hospital of Taishan Medical University conducted a research on 68 subjects and the effects were significant. Hydrogen is currently not a medication but is not associated with safety concern and does not cause burden on human body. It does not require a prescription.

Is it hydrogen or hydride ion? Which is true?

Scientists and research institutes are taking the initiative in exploring hydrogen molecule medicine. Current researches are focused on the biological reduction of hydrogen molecule, while hydride ion is not yet proven by science research. Using the term hydrogen molecule is more accurate.

There are other brands of packaged hydrogen water, so which is better?

Hydrogen is the smallest molecule and can easily pass through any material and be released into air. Most water-contacting package materials are unable to preserve hydrogen. For typical packaged water, the primary challenge is keeping hydrogen richness.

What’s more, all known packaged hydrogen water is prepared by pressurization or resealing in package, suggesting that the hydrogen water stability is very low.

As you open the bottle, hydrogen molecules are released into air – just like soft drinks. Most packaged hydrogen water provide hydrogen richness “at pressurized filling”, the remaining hydrogen after opening package tends to be less than half of the labeled data.

“BHS” Biolux seems great, so is there any professional sportsman taking it?

Our United Kingdom partner Aquaozone introduced “BHS” Biolux into MK Don, the runners-up of U.K. Premier League. Even soccer stars take the hydrogen water of “BHS” Biolux.

Is hydrogen water stable? How long can a “BHS” Biolux be kept in ambient environment?

The hydrogen water of “BHS” Biolux is one of the most stable in the industry. It is produced with U.S. Dupont membrane electrode proton exchange technology and unique fogging and spraying to achieve high stability, saturation, and richness.

In the tests with different containers, the hydrogen water from Biolux contains more than 1.1ppm hydrogen when kept in containers with lid such as glass bottle and thermos (fresh hydrogen-rich water of “Biolux” contains up to 1.299ppm hydrogen as tested by Japan Hydrogen Water Promotion Association) after 24 hours. The hydrogen richness is 0.65ppm or higher after 6 hours even when kept in PET bottles, which are lower in density. How about “without lid”? There is no need to hoax. We recommend you to watch this 3-minute time-lapse video of the 90-minute experiment to understand the power of hydrogen-rich water.

Can hydrogen water be used to take medications? Are there side effects?

The hydrogen-rich water of “Biolux” does not change water pH, and hydrogen molecules do not react with medications or foods. You can take it before or after meals or with medications. There is no side effect.

Can we take vitamin more than recommended? Is there a concern of hydrogen overdose?

Vitamins act as anti-oxidants by reducing free radicals with hydrogen. Hydrogen gas is a natural hydrogen source in its element form that does not cause burden on human body and is capable of entering cells directly to achieve anti-oxidation. Excessive hydrogen element can be eliminated from the body through respiration or secretion and does not cause physiological burden. It also helps to satisfy the antioxidant needs arising from insufficient vegetable and fruit intake.

While most vitamins are safe, some may accumulate when overdose, for example, lipid-soluble vitamins, and cause burden on human body. Many believe that artificial vitamin C preparations can make up for the shortage from inadequate vegetable and fruit intake; however, vitamin C in natural plant is different from those synthesized artificially.

Chemically synthesized vitamins are isomers of natural ones: They have molecular structure similar to natural ones but is poorer in biological activity and bioavailability. In addition, many (such as vitamin E) tend to accumulate and become toxic or raise safety concerns. Specifically, natural vitamin preparations are made from soybean extracts, while chemical vitamin E is synthesized from petrochemical by-products. Some natural, vitamin-containing foods including fruits, vegetables, and natural vitamin extracts do not cause negative effects on human body, but are beneficial for overall tissue health.

Chemically synthesized vitamins share the general trait of chemical drugs: drug-induced toxicity. Russian scientists found that long-term oral use of chemically synthesized vitamins can trigger neoplasm and result in fatality. They conducted investigations on seventeen thousand patients of esophageal, gastric, colon, pancreatic and liver cancer and found that the intake of chemically synthesized carotene, vitamin A, C, and E as well as selenium does not improve but worsens patient condition. Other reports indicate that the mortality rate of the patients received chemically synthesized vitamins is 30+% higher than those without taking such vitamins.

I found cheap magnesium rods capable of producing hydrogen water. Are they safe?

Magnesium rods are fabricated with magnesium powder. We learned in primary school that adding magnesium element into water generates hydrogen gas. This method was abandoned in Japan years ago as magnesium ions are released into water. Taking this water containing excessive magnesium ions is a burden on kidneys and your health. Moreover, the hydrogen gas generated through this method is difficult to dissolve in water, making it ineffective.

The hydrogen gas for Biolux generates hydrogen gas via indirect electrolysis, which completely separates hydrogen and oxygen and allows the dissolution of pure hydrogen in water. Our hydrogen water is magnesium-free and unaltered pH, so it does not cause burden on your body.

The elderly at home prefers lukewarm water, can I warm up hydrogen water from Biolux?

It can be heated. Hydrogen in the hydrogen water of Biolux is fully dissolved and does not release into atmosphere by adding hot water. Hydrogen in the packaged water prepared by pressurization is prone to release when agitated. Many adults prefer taking lukewarm water, and it’s easy: simply add heated water into the cool hydrogen water.

Some may wonder: Is hydrogen water still good after boiling? In fact, most gases, including oxygen, dissolved in water are released when boiled. We discourage boiling hydrogen water, instead, you can obtain the desired temperature by adding hot water.

Some hydrogen water generators in the market are said to be not requiring electricity supply, how is it possible?

As magnesium reacts with water and generates hydrogen, some manufacturers develop (food-grade) magnesium hydrogen water generator. This is the “magnesium rod method” that does not require electricity.

However, hydrogen molecules generated from magnesium reaction with water is unstable, and excessive magnesium ion in water can cause enormous burden on kidneys. This method has been banned globally years ago.

I would like to bring hydrogen water to office, but I just learned that hydrogen molecule is prone to release into atmosphere, how can I keep the hydrogen water?

The shelf life of hydrogen water can vary greatly: Like carbon dioxide in soft drinks, hydrogen water contains dissolved hydrogen that cannot endure agitation. As violent shaking can liberate the gas dissolved in water, it is better to fill up your container to avoid gas chambers allowing hydrogen water agitation. Also, hydrogen molecules are small enough to pass through typical plastic containers, the container should be carefully selected.

Hydrogen in the hydrogen water stored with plastic containers may release into atmosphere in about 24 hours. By filling up a stainless steel container with fresh hydrogen water of Biolux, the hydrogen richness is still high (up to 1.1ppm) after 24 hours.

Can I cook with hydrogen water?

Sure. The hydrogen water of Biolux is clean, filtered water good for cooking. Hydrogen molecules are released from water when boiled but it is safe for cooking