Recently I was given the opportunity to try the HFactor water or hydrogenated water. Having already done some research on this micro-structured water I jumped at the opportunity.
Hydrogen water and hydrogen therapy is great for the prevention and treatment of a variety of diseases particularly those associated with inflammation, and this has become a very hot research subject over the last five years. Many reports in reviewed scientific and medical journals Kama including animal studies and in vitro studies, as well as some clinical trials in humans have already been published. Health problems and different illnesses that may be affected by hydrogen therapy for hydrogenated water comma include Parkinson’s disease Fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome and various aspects of the metabolic syndrome, including insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance.
Hydrogen water can be generated by electrolysis (passing an electrical current through water), which splits H2O into O2 and H2 and dissolves it in the water. Water “ionizers,” which sell for thousands of dollars and are supposed to make “alkaline,” “structured,” or “micro clustered” water, actually derive their benefits from the molecular hydrogen they produce. Hydrogen Rich Water or hydrogenated water contains active hydrogen ions, which act as a powerful antioxidant in your body. These ions help eliminate oxygen free radicals that contribute to the development of illness and ultimately responsible for the aging process.
As our brains and our bodies are over 70% water let’s discuss some of the benefits of hydrogen Rich water! It lubricates your joints and muscles, keeps our minds alert, helps the body to absorb more nutrients, it aids in circulation and digestion, it helps regulate the body’s temperature, it detoxifies sells and the whole body, it also improves blood pressure decreases headaches arthritic and fibromyalgia symptoms along with back pain and other chronic illness symptoms.
“We recently learned that the most important number related to our water is not pH . In fact, the most important number in health and wellness may not be your PSA, cholesterol or blood pressure, or ORAC. The most important number is the Number 1 on the Table of Periodic Elements, “Hydrogen.” To be more specific diatomic molecular hydrogen. That tiny, pervasive, immensely powerful hydrogen.” — Ohta. Recent progress toward hydrogen medicine: potential of molecular hydrogen for preventive and therapeutic applications. Curr Pharm Des 17:2241-52 (2011).
Now there is much more research online that you can go and find for yourself. Of the three day trial including 6 containers of the hydrogen Rich water that I was allowed to try, I had 3 really good days of physical activity. I felt as my mind was alert, and I did not have as much inflammation or pain left over at the end of the day. So is HFactor water something I would recommend?
- These packages are made of a special packaging made to keep the hydrogen in – if there is any plastic exposure on the packaging you will lose efficacy of the hydrogen
- Drink within 30 minutes of opening ( pull straw off first for easier opening and have them tear it off where the tear notch is)
- Made in the USA
- Packaging has low carbon footprint unlike plastic or glass bottles, recyclable
- HFACTOR won the best water in the world at the FoodBev World Beverage Innovation Awards at the Brau Beviale Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. and a finalist for the best packaging
Well, for 3 good days, mentally and physically, I vote yes. However there are some downsides.
Let’s take a look at the packaging. Now these packages look great and even come with a straw! So where is the straw hole? Well there is not one. So how do you open it? It claims to have an easy tear off top, which if you have no coordination issues like I have, and don’t have weakness in your extremities as I do, this may be true. The first 2 bottles, I spilt about ¼ of the water, just trying to open them! Day 2 I got smart and used scissors. So if you have Arthritis, of any upper limb weakness you are now forewarned.
Also, a concern I have is the Aluminum in the HFactor packaging. We all know and have for years that Aluminum is bad for us. So why take something that will benefit the body, by putting it into a poisoned container? This is explained on the HFactors website as Aluminum is the only thing dense enough to keep the micro structured hydrogen in for shipment.
Why is Aluminum Exposure Harmful? Here are two links for your info seeking needs:
“Just as cigarette smoke damages lung function and overexposure to UV rays will degrade your skin, aluminum is an attacker and its target is your central nervous system. Studies show that toxic metals contribute to brain diseases by producing oxidative stress and aluminum is one of the worst offenders. The prevailing belief around the world is that aluminum is linked to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.” – Except from GlobalHealth.com
“If you are exposed to aluminum, many factors will determine whether you will be harmed. These factors include the dose (how much), the duration (how long), and how you come in contact with it. You must also consider any other chemicals you are exposed to and your age, sex, diet, family traits, lifestyle, and state of health.” – Excerpt from ATSDR @ CDC.gov
Now, that I have shown the down side of HFactor water, let me add that Aluminum does not typically dissolve in water. In fact, people generally consume little aluminum from drinking water. Water is sometimes treated with aluminum salts while it is processed to become drinking water. But even then, aluminum levels generally do not exceed 0.1 mg/L. Several cities have reported concentrations as high as 0.4–1 mg/L of aluminum in their drinking water.
So to return to the question, Does HFactor Water pass the Men With Fibromyalgia bench test?
YES, 3.5 out of 5 stars. 1.5 lost for the hard to open packaging.