There are a few brands of water ionizer out there that claim to make “H2 infused” alkaline water. All of these


You can’t absorb hydrogen in your intestines, it can only be absorbed by the lungs

brands have some things in common: None tell you how much hydrogen they make (and it’s easy to find out!). They are all underpowered, typically having no more than 150 watts of power compared to high quality machines that have up to 800 watts of power. Lastly, they are all overpriced, none of the H2 ionizers on the market gives good pH or antioxidant ORP levels, they are a waste of money.

H2 infused water: The most expensive burp ever

Companies that sell H2 infused water ionizers quote studies that show hydrogen as a potential therapeutic gas. But what they don’t tell you is that to get benefits from hydrogen, you must inhale it – because you can’t absorb hydrogen in your intestines. It can be absorbed only in your lungs. Because of this, if you drink H2 infused water, all that hydrogen simply comes back up as a burp. If you bought an H2 machine, you’re burping some of the most expensive burps ever, because any hydrogen in your water comes right back up as a burp.

If you want to make hydrogen out of water, you need a lot of power – and the right type of membrane

To get hydrogen from water, you have to separate the hydrogen atoms from the oxygen atoms that make water. Separating those atoms takes lots of power, typically over 1,000 watts. It also requires a proton-exchange membrane, something that none of the water ionizers claiming to produce H2 infused water have. Instead, the H2 infused machines have the standard bidirectional ion exchange membrane, the type used in all alkaline water ionizers.

None of the water ionizers being sold as H2 infused machines have enough power, or the right kind of membrane to produce hydrogen. These machines are in fact entry-level water ionizers that would sell at a discount price if they were sold honestly.

Hydroxyl ions make alkaline water an antioxidant

The antioxidant potential of alkaline water comes from the hydroxyl ion, which is a negatively-charged particle made up of a hydrogen atom and an oxygen atom. Oxidation damages your cells and DNA by stealing electrons from them in a process similar to what makes iron rust, and cut apples turn brown. And just like iron and apples, oxidation destroys DNA and cells and contributes to aging and the development of degenerative diseases.

Hydroxyl ions have extra electrons. When confronted with an oxidant such as a free radical, antioxidants donate their electrons to the oxidant, which neutralizes it. By neutralizing the radical, an antioxidant prevents that radical from damaging your cells and DNA.

Why H2 infused water offers health benefits

H2 infused water ionizers do make water with health benefits, but it’s not because of the H2 in the water they produce. They offer health benefits because they make ionized alkaline water with antioxidant hydroxyl ions in it, just like regular water ionizers. In fact, research shows that you can remove the hydrogen gas from H2 infused alkaline water, and you’ll still get the same antioxidant benefit!

H2 infused water ionizers are just weak, overpriced, water ionizers. If you want the health benefits of antioxidant alkaline water, your best bet is to buy a powerful ionizer with large plates. Ionizers with lots of power are able to put more antioxidant hydroxyl ions into the water you drink, so you get extra antioxidant benefits from it. LIFE Ionizers have 400 up to 800 watts of power and large plates so they can give you the highest antioxidant benefit in every glass of pH balanced alkaline water you drink – we guarantee it.


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