Hydrogen’s effect on stomach lining

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This hit my inbox today: as study of pH 8.5 water with infused hydrogen.

“Hydrogen has been reported to relieve damage in many disease models, and is a potential additive in drinking water to provide protective effects for patients as several clinical studies revealed. However, the absence of a dose-response relationship in the application of hydrogen is puzzling.

We attempted to identify the dose-response relationship of hydrogen in alkaline electrolyzed drinking water through the aspirin induced gastric injury model.

Methods: In this study, hydrogen-rich alkaline water was obtained by adding H2 to electrolyzed water at one atmosphere pressure. After 2 weeks of drinking, we detected the gastric mucosal damage together with MPO, MDA and 8-OHdG in rat aspirin induced gastric injury model.

Results: Hydrogen-dose dependent inhibition was observed in stomach mucosal.

Under pH 8.5, 0.07, 0.22 and 0.84 ppm hydrogen exhibited a high correlation with inhibitory effects showed by erosion area, MPO activity and MDA content in the stomach. Gastric histology also demonstrated the inhibition of damage by hydrogen-rich alkaline water.

However, 8-OHdG level in serum did not have significant hydrogen-dose dependent effect. pH 9.5 showed higher but not significant inhibitory response compared with pH 8.5.

Conclusion: Hydrogen is effective in relieving the gastric injury induced by aspirin-HCl, and the inhibitory effect is dose-dependent.

The reason behind this may be that hydrogen-rich water directly interacted with the target tissue, while the hydrogen concentration in blood was buffered by liver glycogen, evoking a suppressed dose-response effect. Drinking hydrogen-rich water may protect healthy individuals from gastric damage caused by oxidative stress.”

Author: Jinling XueGuodong ShangYoshinori TanakaYasuhiro Saihara Lingyan HouNatalia VelasquezWenjun LiuYun Lu.
Credits/Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14:81
Published on: 2014-03-03

As you know, we are not permitted to recommend any course of therapy and must always advise you to consult your family GP. But Gee Whizz! This is exciting!