In the future every professional sports team will have a powerful hydrogen inhaler on the sidelines so treatments for serious and even minor injuries can start immediately. This would be especially important and useful when athletes suffer from concussions, which they all to frequently do in the sports of football, wrestling and soccer.
The rationale for H2 use in sports, up to this point, centres mostly around hydrogen’s antioxidant properties. Since intensive exercise results in ROS overproduction and free radical-mediated damage to tissues[i], use of a potent antioxidant such as H2 will diminish oxidative stress and ROS-related disorders (e.g. fatigue, micro-injury, inflammation, overtraining). Additionally, hydrogen-rich water exhibits a high pH that may be beneficial for exercise-induced acidosis[ii], a common metabolic disturbance among physically active individuals.
Hydrogen, available at high flow rates on the sidelines would be similar to hydrogen used in intensive care wards, during surgery, in ambulances and in emergency centers would be similar for athletes being carried off the field with an injury. The sooner hydrogen is administered the better for the athlete.
The abilities of mixed gas (hydrogen and oxygen) to cause rapid recovery from injuries that would normally take months – or have stagnated in the healing process – have been demonstrated. For example, muscle and proprioceptor instability that can be corrected by the body in the presence of hydrogen – in minutes – will cause trainers, physical therapists and doctors to all carefully consider the power of this new tool for repair and rejuvenation.
If you are an athlete you will want a hydrogen inhaler in your house and your professional team will want one on the sidelines, a powerful hydrogen inhaler that will saturate a freshly injured body in minutes with soothing hydrogen and life-giving oxygen.
[i] Powers SK, Jackson MJ. Exercise-induced oxidative stress: cellular mechanisms and imp
[ii] 6 Ostojic SM. Serum alkalinization and hydrogen-rich water in healthy men. Mayo Clin Proc 2012; 87: 501–502