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Hydrate Smarter: The Science of Molecular Hydrogen for for Optimal Health & Performance

Hydrate Smarter: The Science of Molecular Hydrogen for for Optimal Health & Performance

Did you know that the human body is made up of about 60% water?

Hydration is crucial for every function in our bodies, from regulating temperature to maintaining cellular health. Whether you’re an athlete aiming for peak performance in your sport, someone managing chronic illness like Lyme disease or mold toxicity, or a biohacker seeking the next edge in wellness, staying hydrated is foundational to your well-being.

 

 

Imagine if your water could do more than simply quench your thirst! Enter hydrogen-rich water (HRW), an innovation in the functional medicine world that infuses your water with molecular hydrogen, bringing with it a number of health benefits. If you’re someone who has been taking all the supplements, staying consistent with a healthy lifestyle, but you seem to be stagnant in your progress, hydrogen water could take you to the next level of healing. From reducing oxidative stress and enhancing nutrient absorption to boosting athletic recovery and improving gut health, the benefits of hydrogen water are as diverse as they are powerful.

 

What is Molecular Hydrogen?

Molecular hydrogen (H2) is the smallest and lightest molecule. Because of its size, it’s capable of penetrating cells and tissues easily.

 

 

Not only is Hydrogen the lightest, it’s also the most abundant chemical element in the universe, consisting of one proton and one electron. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas at room temperature, and as the simplest element, it is found in many compounds, including water (H2O)

Hydrogen-rich water, infused with extra molecular hydrogen (H2) gas, may not be something you’ve even heard of before to help in your healing process, but it’s quickly becoming known for its strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants, in general, help the body heal in a lot of different ways: by getting rid of harmful substances, reducing inflammation, and supporting natural recovery.

The hydrogen molecules can penetrate cells with antioxidants, neutralizing harmful free radicals. But there are many more benefits, too!

 

 

Health Benefits of Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen offers several health benefits beyond just improving hydration, including anti-inflammatory effects that may help support against asthma(1). Additionally, hydrogen water can benefit gut health by helping common symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, and fluid imbalance(2). It may also enhance mood, athletic performance, muscle recovery, and speed up injury recovery. Regular consumption of hydrogen water might even lead to clearer skin and fewer allergy symptoms, making it a promising addition to your protocol for overall health and well-being.

Improved Cellular Health and Nutrient Absorption

Research shows that hydrogen water can enhance cellular health by improving nutrient absorption (particularly affecting starch and sucrose metabolism)(3). A study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition demonstrated that hydrogen-rich water significantly increased the absorption of essential nutrients, leading to better cellular function and overall health for those with metabolic disorders(4). This is also crucial for anyone looking to optimize their body’s performance and recovery.

 

 

Support Your Gut Microbiome

A recent study found that hydrogen water can support the gut microbiome and also protect the gut barrier(5). Another study showed that long-term consumption of HRW led to changes in metabolic pathways, particularly in starch and sucrose metabolism, and induced significant alterations in gut microbiota. Specifically, HRW increased the abundance of bacteria like Lactobacillus, Ruminococcus, and Clostridium XI while decreasing harmful bacteria(6).

Reduction of Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress is a major contributor to many chronic diseases. Molecular hydrogen acts as a selective antioxidant, neutralizing harmful free radicals without affecting beneficial ones. A pivotal study in Oncotarget revealed that hydrogen water reduced oxidative stress markers in participants, showcasing its potential in protecting against cellular damage(7). In Scientific Reports, hydrogen-rich water is shown to reduce inflammation and also prevent apoptosis, or cell death(8).

Enhanced Blood Glucose and Circulation

Hydrogen water’s benefits extend to metabolic health. Research published in the Nutrition Research journal found that hydrogen-rich water improved blood glucose levels and enhanced circulation(9). This is particularly beneficial for those managing diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, offering a natural way to support better metabolic health.

Cholesterol and Detoxification

High cholesterol and toxins can severely impact your health. Studies, including one in the Journal of Lipid Research, have highlighted hydrogen water’s ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels, improve HDL function, and support detoxification processes(10). This actually also helps in surprising ways to; reduce the burden on the liver, enhance skin health and rejuvenation, promoting a clearer, healthier complexion, and many other amazing health benefits realted to reducing the level of toxins in the body.

Immune System and Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is at the heart of many illnesses. Hydrogen water’s anti-inflammatory properties are well-documented. A study in Medical Gas Research demonstrated that hydrogen water effectively reduced inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients, offering hope for those struggling with autoimmune conditions(11). By modulating the immune response, hydrogen water can help maintain a balanced, healthy immune system.

Athletic Performance and Recovery

A study in the Biology of Sport supports these claims, showing that hydrogen water helps reduce muscle fatigue and accelerate recovery after intense exercise. This makes it a valuable addition to any athlete’s hydration strategy, enhancing endurance and performance(12).

Gut Motility

Gut health (and its motility) is crucial for overall well-being. You should have bowel movements daily! Hydrogen water can alleviate constipation by promoting a balanced microbiome and alleviating gastrointestinal issues. Studies published in World Journal of Gastroenterology confirm that hydrogen water enhances gut motility, reduces inflammation in the gut, and supports a healthier digestive system(13). This is particularly beneficial for those dealing with conditions like IBS, SIBO, or leaky gut syndrome.

Hydrogen Water at Home: TheraH2Go

If you're looking for a simple and effective way to enjoy the benefits of hydrogen-rich water at home, try the TheraH2Go Molecular Hydrogen Water Bottle.

TheraH2Go’s electrolysis technology uses a simple yet effective method to infuse water with molecular hydrogen. When an electric current passes through the water, it splits water molecules (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). The result? Water that’s not just hydrating, but also packed with the power of hydrogen.

Through a process called electrolysis, the TheraH2Go bottle generates hydrogen gas and dissolves it into your water, creating hydrogen-rich water. This isn’t just science fiction—it’s a scientifically backed technology that has the potential to transform your health.

 

 

How to Use TheraH2Go

Using TheraH2Go is straightforward. Simply fill the bottle with water, press the button, and let the electrolysis process infuse your water with hydrogen. You can customize the hydrogen concentration with 5-minute or 10-minute cycles, depending on your needs. You can even attach your own bottle of water !!

Real Stories and Testimonials

Mark’s Journey with Chronic Fatigue

Mark, who battles chronic fatigue syndrome, found hydrogen water to be a game-changer. “I was skeptical at first, but after a few weeks of using TheraH2Go, I noticed a remarkable difference. My energy levels are up, and the brain fog has lifted. It’s been a life-changing addition to my daily routine.” It can help support your symptoms, no matter what root causes you’re dealing with.

 

Jane’s Story: The Marathon Runner

Athletes are always searching for ways to enhance performance and recovery. Testimonials from elite athletes reveal that hydrogen water has become an integral part of their training. Jane, a marathon runner who was struggling with fatigue and recovery, shares, “Since incorporating TheraH2Go hydrogen water into my training, I’ve noticed a significant reduction in recovery time and a boost in my overall performance. It’s like having an extra edge on race day.”

After starting with TheraH2Go, she noticed a significant improvement post-race, as well. “Before hydrogen water, my recovery was slow, and I often felt drained. Now, I feel more energized, and my times have improved dramatically. I have been telling my friends about this hidden weapon in my training arsenal.”

Hydration is the foundation of health, but TheraH2Go takes it to a whole new level. Backed by science and proven by countless testimonials, hydrogen water offers transformative benefits for athletes, those with chronic illnesses, and biohackers alike. From reducing inflammation and enhancing performance to supporting gut health and detoxification, the advantages are profound.

Don’t just take our word for it—experience the benefits yourself. Visit our product page to explore TheraH2Go and start your journey to better hydration and health today. Your (well-hydrated) body will thank you!

 

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Supercharge the Benefits of Red Light Therapy with Green Tea Serum

Supercharge the Benefits of Red Light Therapy with Green Tea Serum

 

Red light therapy (RLT) is a type of treatment that uses red and near-infrared light to improve the overall health of the skin, but also penetrate below it. This therapy is often used to treat conditions like wrinkles, acne, scars, and dark spots. It can also be used to improve the overall appearance of the skin, but the right red light therapy can also provide whole-body healing benefits as well. Red light therapy is becoming increasingly popular as more people are looking for alternative treatments for both their skin problems and chronic illnesses… or even just for optimizing wellness and vitality!

 



Skin-related Benefits:

Red light therapy uses LED lights to penetrate the skin at a wavelength of 630-870 nanometers. This penetration boosts collagen production by stimulating the mitochondria—the powerhouses of our cells. In turn, this increase in collagen leads to firmer, smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and fine lines. 

Super-boost Red Light Therapy with Green Tea Serum

Maybe you’ve tried red light therapy before and want to find a way to supercharge your skin.

You can use green tea serum on your skin before a session, which is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients that can be beneficial for your skin and body. Read on to learn more about how green tea serum can help improve your complexion and overall health when used in combination with red light therapy!

Green Tea Phyto-Serum contains Vitamin E, which protects the skin; Hyaluronic Acid, a power hydration support; EGCG polyphenols, which rejuvenate the regenerative effects of infrared therapy; and green tea extract, designed to calm and soothe the skin.

Reduces Inflammation

One of the main benefits of green tea is that it can help reduce inflammation. That's thanks to the presence of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant that has been shown to reduce inflammation at the cellular level. This makes green tea serum an ideal choice for people with conditions like rosacea or acne, as well as for people who want to minimize the appearance of redness and inflammation.(1)

 

Fights Free Radicals

Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and lead to premature aging. Green tea contains powerful antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals, helping to protect your skin against environmental damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage, which leads to wrinkles and other signs of aging. This makes green tea serum an excellent choice for people who are looking for anti-aging benefits.(2) By using a product with green tea serum, you can help fight free radical damage and keep your skin looking younger for longer.

 

Improves Skin Texture

Green tea serum can also help improve the overall texture of your skin. (3) That's because green tea helps promote cell turnover, which allows new, healthy cells to rise to the surface while getting rid of old, damaged cells. This can help improve the appearance of rough, dull skin, giving you a more radiant complexion.

 

Green tea serum is also effective at fighting inflammation, which is often the cause of acne breakouts. If you suffer from acne, using a green tea serum can help reduce inflammation and prevent future breakouts.(4) In addition, green tea serum can help to soothe sunburned skin and reduce redness and irritation.

 

What Green Tea Serum Is The Best?

 

You want to make sure there aren’t harmful ingredients in your green tea serum, as well as ingredients that aren’t designed for red light as you may have the opposite effect. The Young Goose Green Tea Phyto-Serum is our favorite, it’s full of antioxidants great for your skin, it hydrates, comforts and alleviates redness and sensitivity. This serum delivers a high concentration of EGCG, an antioxidant found in green tea to improve the results of red and near-infrared light therapy!

 

Thanks to its antioxidant content, green tea serums can help fight free radical damage and keep your skin looking younger for longer. It can also help to soothe sunburned skin and reduce redness and irritation. If you suffer from acne, using a green tea serum can help reduce inflammation and prevent future breakouts. So, what are you waiting for? Incorporate green tea serum into your RLT routine today! You'll be glad you did!

The Therasage Tri-Lite panel has helped those battling  chronic illnesses achieve optimal health outcomes for patients, clients, and those taking their chronic illnesses into their own hands. This Tri-Lite Panel generates high-powered Red Light and Near-Infrared Frequencies in a soft, lightweight, flexible panel. The exclusive Light Emitting Diode generates the healing light frequencies in the red light spectrum from 600-680 nm, and the near-infrared spectrum from 800 to 880nm, and 900 to 980nm, all from each diode, which means they are super powerful!

If you want the best bang for your buck, green tea serum + red light is what you want to maximize your results!



But wait, there are even more skin-related benefits to Red Light Therapy:

1. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines: We've all heard of using lasers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but a growing body of evidence suggests that red light therapy can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with few side effects. 

 

Red light therapy is a type of phototherapy that uses low-level wavelengths of red or near-infrared light to stimulate skin cells and promote healing. Studies have shown that red light therapy can increase collagen production, improve blood circulation, and reduce inflammation. All of these effects can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.(5)

 

One study looked at the effects of RLT on 136 volunteers who had significant sun damage. The women were divided into two groups, with one group receiving eight weeks of twice-weekly treatments with a red light device, and the other group receiving no treatment. At the end of the study, the researchers found that the treated group had significantly less wrinkles than the untreated group, with less skin roughness.(6)

 

LED (Light-Emitting Diode) therapy also has proved 91% of subjects to have improved skin tone in a 12-week follow-up, according to a study in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.(7)

 

2. Stimulates collagen production: Collagen is a protein found in the connective tissue of our bodies, including skin, joints, bones, and tendons. It's what gives our skin its elasticity and strength. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen. This loss of collagen leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of firmness.(8)

 

The light in red light therapy stimulates collagen production and helps to speed up cell turnover. Red light therapy works by penetrating deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production. This process is known as "photobiomodulation," which can modulate inflammatory cells.(9)

 

When our bodies are exposed to certain wavelengths of light, it causes a chain reaction that leads to increased collagen production. But not all wavelengths of light are equal when it comes to photobiomodulation. Studies have shown that red and near-infrared light are the most effective for stimulating collagen production.(10)

 

One study found LED treatments would increase collagen 31% more in treated vs. non-LED treated individuals, as evaluated on a tissue-engineered Human Reconstructed Skin model.(11)

 

Other studies have shown similar results. A study published in 2014 found that red light therapy can increase intradermal collagen density and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.(12)

One of the best things about RLT is that it's completely safe and has no negative side effects. Unlike some other skin care treatments, there's no risk of sun damage with red light therapy. You can use it as often as you like without fear of damaging your skin. Many people find that their skin looks and feels healthier after just a few sessions of red light therapy!

 

3. Fades scars and dark spots and reduces hyperpigmentationRed light therapy can also help to fade dark spots caused by sun damage or melasma. 

 

Red light therapy works by increasing blood flow to the treated area, which delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the cells. This in turn helps to reduce inflammation and promote cell turnover, imporving the appearance of your skin.

 

One of the most common uses for red light therapy is to fade scars. Whether you have surgical scars, acne scars, or any other type of scar, red light therapy can help to reduce their appearance. Red light therapy works by stimulating collagen production and improving circulation in the area, which helps to fade the scar tissue.(13)

 

One of the benefits of RLT is that it can help reduce hyperpigmentation, which is a common skin issue. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin due to an overproduction of melanin. It can be caused by sun damage, hormonal changes, or certain medical conditions. Red light therapy can help to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation.(14)

 

 

4. Treats psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea: 

Not only does red light therapy stimulate collagen production, but it also helps to reduce inflammation and speed up healing. This is why red light therapy is often used to treat conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

 

The anti-inflammatory properties of red LED light can help to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness and swelling. By improving circulation and boosting collagen production, red LED light can help even out your skin tone and give you a more youthful appearance.

 

One study from Dermatological Surgery showed that RLT alone can be effective for treating acne vulgaris, which is caused by a blockage of sebaceous glands in hair follicles.(15)

 

Numerous studies have shown that red light therapy can be effective in treating inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.(16) In one study, 30 patients with psoriasis were treated with red light therapy three times per week for eight weeks. At the end of the study, 80% of the patients had experienced significant improvements in their symptoms. 

 

Another study looked at the effect of phototherapy on patients with atopic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema. It showed clinical score improvements and also fewer chances of remission with this type of therapy for AD.(17) Another study results showed that red light therapy significantly improved the symptoms of atopic dermatitis lesions in the majority of mice in combination with treatment for supporting the immune system.(18)

 

Body-related Benefits

1. Pain Relief: If you suffer from chronic pain, red light therapy can be a great way to find relief. The infrared light penetrates deep into the tissue and helps to reduce inflammation. If you're struggling with pain, you're not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, 25.3 million adults experience chronic pain, and 40 million experience severe pain.(19)

 

There are many different types of pain, and it can be caused by a wide variety of factors. But regardless of the cause, if you're living with pain, you want relief—and you want it fast. That's where red light therapy comes in.

 

Red light therapy uses red or near-infrared light to treat a wide range of conditions, from sore muscles to chronic pain. It's believed to work by promoting healing and reducing inflammation. And recent studies have shown that it can be an effective treatment for pain.

 

Red light therapy is thought to work by stimulating the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the body's main source of energy, and it plays a key role in cell function. Red light therapy is non-invasive and does not require any downtime. The device emits red or near-infrared light, which is then absorbed by the cells in the body. The light energy stimulates mitochondria—the powerhouses of cells—to produce ATP. This increased ATP production leads to reduced inflammation and enhanced cell function. By stimulating ATP production, red light therapy can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.(20)

 

A number of studies have shown that red light therapy can be an effective treatment for pain relief. One study published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery found that red light therapy was effective in reducing chronic neck pain.(21) Another study published in Lasers in Medical Science found that red light therapy was effective in reducing shoulder pain associated with rotator cuff tendinitis—a common condition that causes inflammation and pain in the shoulder joint.(22) 

 

Red light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin and underlying tissue. When the light is absorbed, it triggers a biological response that reduces inflammation and speeds up the healing process. This helps to relieve pain and improve function.

 

 

2. Sleep Quality: Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or staying asleep? You're not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of insomnia, and it can take a toll on your health, work, and personal life. But there's hope! Red light therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders. Infrared light helps to regulate the circadian rhythm and can improve overall sleep quality. 

 

Red light therapy stimulates the production of melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland, which is located in the brain. When our eyes are exposed to red light, it signals to the brain that it's time to start producing melatonin.(23) 

 

A study published in the journal Sleep Medical Review found that people who used red light therapy benefitted if they had general sleep issues or circadian rhythm disorders.(24)

 

Often, RLT can improve sleep quality in people with insomnia and other sleep disorders. Many fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly than those who did not receive red light therapy. 

 

Red light therapy is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders. If you're looking for a natural way to improve your sleep, red light therapy may be worth considering. 

 

 

 

3. Brain Function and Mood: Infrared light has been shown to improve brain function and protect against neurodegenerative diseases. 

 

Red light therapy has been shown to improve mood and increase levels of serotonin. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. People who suffer from SAD often experience low energy, difficulty concentrating, and changes in appetite or weight.(25)

 

Red light therapy is one treatment option for SAD that has gained popularity in recent years. But how does it work? Studies suggest that red light therapy can improve brain function and mood by increasing levels of serotonin, the “happy hormone.”(26) Let’s take a closer look at how red light therapy helps the brain and mood.

 

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood, appetite, and sleep. Low levels of serotonin are linked to depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

 

Another study found that red light therapy improved symptoms of depression with use just one hour a day.(27)

 

In addition to improving mood, red light therapy has also been shown to improve brain function. Multiple studies found that red light therapy improved cognitive performance in people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.(28) Another study found that light therapy in general improved symptoms of ADHD in children.(29)

 

Red light therapy is also being studied as a potential treatment for concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury. A concussion is a type of brain injury that can cause symptoms like headache, nausea, and dizziness.(30)

 

4. Immunity: Red light therapy can help to boost the immune system and fight off infection. There is evidence that red light therapy can help improve immunity. 

 

One study found that red light therapy was able to increase the activity of certain immune cells, which are important for fighting off infection.(31) Additionally, another study found that red light therapy was able to improve the function of immune cells in people with acute respiratory distress syndrome and even post-COVID lung support.(32) Though more research is needed, these studies suggest that red light therapy could potentially be a helpful treatment for boosting immunity.

 

But how does it help immunity? Because, as mentioned, red light therapy can increase levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy molecule that our cells use for everything from metabolism to division. ATP is essential for cell function and a healthy immune system.

 

ATP isn't the only molecule that's important for immunity; another is nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule that helps regulate immune responses. It's also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.(33)

 

Studies have shown that red light therapy can increase levels of nitric oxide. That's a significant increase that can help boost immunity and protect cells from damage.

 

We hope you learned something and enjoyed this article, if you're interested in experiencing the benefits shared in this article, click here to check out the Green Tea Phyto Serum & Tri-Lite bundle!

 

In Health,

Therasage

 

 

 

 

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