The brain often gets exhausted due to Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), which damage brain cells and disrupt the balance of our nervous system.
Enter molecular hydrogen. While certain substances like Vitamin C and polyphenols struggle to reach our brain due to their inability to pass through fat-filled cell membranes, hydrogen has no such issues. Its small size, and the fact it’s the lightest and smallest element, make it an effective solution for reaching our brain’s blood vessels.
Hydrogen combines with other elements to form various substances, including amino acids, fatty acids, and sugars. This unique property, coupled with hydrogen’s ability to traverse our body’s natural barriers, is why hydrogen inhalation therapy has gained traction.
An experiment conducted at Tsukuba University demonstrated how hydrogen inhalation affects the brain. In a study led by Professor Yukihiro Yada in December 2016, the impact of hydrogen on brain stress and blood flow changes was studied. The research, which involved 17 women in their 20s and 30s, showed significant changes in brain blood
flow, suggesting a state of relaxation and improved concentration through hydrogen inhalation.
A surprising side effect of hydrogen inhalation was discovered during this study. Usually, when we are under stress, blood is concentrated in major muscles, the heart, and the eyes, resulting in cold hands and feet. However, during hydrogen inhalation, the study subjects showed an increase of about 3℃ in fingertip temperature. This temperature rise, typically achieved through methods like saunas and heating therapy, indicated reduced stress levels and increased relaxation.
In summary, hydrogen’s unique properties, especially its small size and ability to combine with other elements, make it a promising solution to combat brain fatigue and manage stress levels.
Reference: “Appearance of Psychophysiological Effect of Hydrogen Inhalation and Effect of Continuous Use on the Skin Properties” – Takashi TAKEHARA, Yukari HAYASHI, Miyuki FUJISHIRO, Eri KITAMURA, Yukihiro YADA. (8)
Keywords: hydrogen inhalation, psychophysiological effect, anti-stress, skin properties, regulating effects.