In 4 of 6 patients with IGT, intake of molecular hydrogen-rich water normalized the oral glucose tolerance test. Wow.
As you know we’re keeping up with all the new published studies on the beneficial effects of molecular hydrogen, similar to that produced by our UltraStream. This study looks great for the future of H2 for diabetes.
Supplementation of hydrogen-Rich Water improves lipid and glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.
Kajiyama S1, Hasegawa G, Asano M, Hosoda H, Fukui M, Nakamura N, Kitawaki J, Imai S, Nakano K, Ohta M, Adachi T, Obayashi H, Yoshikawa T.
This report came in just yesterday on the possible danger of taking Warfarin.
“Emergency physicians might want to check to see if patients with diabetes who come into the hospital after falls or other events are taking warfarin. People who take this common drug for type 2 diabetes may be at risk for serious drug interactions if they add the blood thinner to the mix. Researchers report that patients who take a class of diabetes drug called sulfonylureas experienced a higher incidence of hospitalizations and emergency department visits for falls, confusion, hypoglycemia, and insulin shock.”
Here’s that link again. It interested me because I remembered Sang Whang, author of Reverse Aging discovering alkaline ionized water after being prescribed warfarin. He subsequently gave up all medications (Not that we are recommending this, mind!)
“A team from the University of California in Los Angeles found that warfarin intensifies the effects of the sulfonylureas and cause blood sugar levels to plummet. The effect is that patients seem drunk, light-headed, and confused – and at risk for falls and injuries as well as insulin shock.”
And only now, after 14 years on the water ourselves, have we learned that what was most likely to be supporting Sang Whang’s successful move away from his prescribed medications was the molecular hydrogen in the water. Erica Whisson, our inhouse naturopath, collaborated with biochemist Tyler LeBaron, principal of the Molecular Hydration Foundation to produce this condensed introduction to the benefits of H2. In it you’ll find reference and links to scientific studies on the effects of molecular hydrogen on diabetes. GO HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY FREE GO HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRACTITIONER LEVEL REPORT FREE GO HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WAYS TO ACCESS MOLECULAR HYDROGEN GO HERE TO VIEW 14 RELATED SCIENTIFIC STUDIES Note: We do not make therapeutic claims on this website. We expect you to perform your own investigation and make your own conclusions. WE use molecular hydrogen products. We supply them worldwide and are at the cutting edge of new development as inventors of the world’s first molecular hydrogen generating benchtop home water filter. Please note; we may send you updated information from time to time. If this is not suitable please unsubscribe here.
Ian: I don’t know about you but here at AlkaWay I get a LOT of health related emails. Some I look at, some I don’t, usually depending on how ‘salesey’ they are. Today I received one that I’m going to copy some parts from. Here goes: _______________________________________________________________
“It’s no exaggeration to state that diabetes is a colossal health epidemic in the United States.
In their 2014 National Report, the CDC estimates that 29.1 million people have diabetes, which represents an alarming 9.3% of the US population. Here’s the scariest statistic, though: they also estimate that 40% of people between the ages of 40 and 74 have prediabetes—and that many of these cases are undiagnosed. And thanks to an established mainstream diet replete with sugar, simple carbohydrates, and other food choices that send blood sugar through the roof, this number is sure to keep increasing steadily. The unfortunate truth is that you don’t even need to be gorging yourself on sugar and processed junk food to be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Many cases occur in healthy individuals who have simply worn away their pancreas’s insulin sensitivity with years of slight overconsumption of insulin-spiking foods and beverages. You could already be prediabetic without even knowing it. Symptoms include fatigue, erratic energy levels, high blood pressure, and accumulated belly fat. If these sound like symptoms that are fairly normal for most individuals, that’s because, sadly, the development of insulin resistance or diabetes is becoming more the rule than the exception. But you can protect yourself… The good news is that, despite the frightening rate at which Type 2 diabetes is spreading, it is easily preventable and reversible. It all starts with keeping a clean, healthy diet that’s high in healthy fats and vegetables, and low in insulin-spiking foods like fruit, bread and grains, and sugary treats. While everyone’s optimal dietary needs will differ slightly, there’s one food that anyone looking to prevent or reverse diabetes should integrate into their diet immediately—turmeric. This incredible root is a true diabetes-fighting superstar; recent studies have shown that turmeric extract is 100% effective at preventing Type 2 diabetes. That’s not a typo—250 mg of turmeric extract taken daily over a nine-month period prevented every single one of the prediabetic study participants from becoming diabetic. Furthermore, this same regimen also improved the overall function of beta-cells (which produce insulin in the pancreas) and significantly decreased markers of inflammation throughout the body (which contributes to great disease resistance and overall well-being). Turmeric can even be used to heal and balance the numerous complications of diabetes, including liver dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, cataracts, kidney dysfunction, obesity, and neuropathy. Prevent and overcome diabetes naturally Turmeric extracts, coupled with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, represent an ideal solution to our prediabetes and diabetes epidemic. Diabetes medications are dangerous and ineffective, and are only designed to “manage” symptoms until invasive surgeries, amputations, and other costly interventions become necessary. Remember: Big Pharma doesn’t actually want you to prevent or get rid of your diabetes…because then they would lose you as a customer. We’ve got a long way to go before doctors start handing out turmeric extracts in lieu of diabetic drugs, though. For now, it’s up to you to take the initiative. Turmeric is easily obtainable and affordable—and there’s hardly anyone who can’t benefit greatly from it in some way.”
Ian: Why am I telling you all this? because turmeric’s secret lies in its ability to produce molecular hydrogen in the body. Like our UltraStream, or our I LOVE H2. So… why would you take 250 mg of Turmeric daily when you can get H2 directly? just a thought.
Molecular Hydrogen (H2) has already been studied in depth and found to be an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. But what about diabetes and obesity?
The development of type 2 diabetes is linked to increased oxidative stress (free radical damage). A study using diabetic mice found that giving them H2 water improved obesity and diabetes parameters.
Scientists divided mice into two groups; one that received hydrogen rich water, and one group that didn’t. The mice were allowed to eat and drink as much food and water as they wanted. Ah, what a life! Long term drinking of hydrogen rich water, which for these mice meant 3 months, controlled fat and body weights, and it also alleviated fatty liver. (Fatty liver, if left untreated, can develop into cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer). There was also an improvement in the levels of blood sugar, insulin and triglycerides; three of the big ones when it comes to the development of metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease. The study also found that H2 accumulates in liver glycogen and there was an increase in the levels of FGF21, a liver hormone the enhances use of fatty acids and glucose.. The organs and muscles of the body use glucose as fuel. Carbohydrates, protein and fats need to be converted to glucose to be used. Glycogen is the form in which glucose is stored in both muscles and the liver. From the liver, glycogen can be released to be used as energy by organs and muscles in the body when required. H2 accumulates in liver glycogen stores after being consumed via Hydrogen Rich Water. This means that H2 is available to be used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory when required by the body. As liver glycogen is the form in which glucose is stored for use by every organ and muscle in the body when required, when glucose is needed by any part of the body, that organ or muscle is also receiving H2. So therefore the body’s antioxidant mechanisms are improved and this decreases the free radical damage to the body. As free radical damage is one of the main contributing factors to the development of diabetes it is thought that this increase in antioxidant functions in the body can impede the development of diabetes. The mice receiving H2 water had lover levels of the molecules that indicate free radical damage; in fact the H2 mice had levels of these molecules that were almost the same as non-diabetic mice.
For weight watchers in general, here’s the big one.
The group of mice drinking hydrogen rich water had less body fat than those drinking normal water. Scientists suggest that this reduction in weight gain is because H2 stimulates energy production and the increase in energy produced means less is stored as fat. One of the mechanisms they found for this was an increase in the hormone FGF21, which is a hormone released from the liver that enhances the use of fatty acids and glucose for fuel and results in improved insulin sensitivity and glucose clearance. This indicates not only increased energy production and lower fat storage, but also lower levels of blood glucose and triglyceride levels. To measure energy consumption scientists measure the oxygen an animal inhales and the carbon dioxide it exhales. The difference between the two shows how much energy is being produced. The mice on the Hydrogen rich water produced more energy than the normal water mice; this was with no discernable increase in movement. For diabetics there is also good news. In diabetic mice, the consumption of Hydrogen Rich Water improved diabetic parameters. We need to be careful in extrapolating from animal studies to humans. However, there have now been numerous human studies showing that H2 can reduce oxidative stress and blood parameters in patients with diabetes. The theory is that drinking hydrogen rich water improves blood parameters and body weight in diabetics and people with insulin resistance by increasing FGF21 and energy consumption. Of course, it warrants further investigation – but if it is true… Hydrogen rich water can be accessed by a number of methods. An electronic water ionizer will deliver low levels of H2 with the water using electrolysis. A natural water ionizer will deliver up to 4 times the amount at far less cost. A new tablet will deliver even more by dissolving in water. Stay tuned.
- Hepatic FGF21: Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) A liver hormone the enhances use of fatty acids and glucose.
- Energy Metabolism: The conversion of nutrients into fuel to be used by the body.
- db/db Mice: Mice with diabetes.
- Liver glycogen: Form in which glucose is stored in the liver. It can then be released into the blood stream to supply muscles and organs with energy when required
- Fatty acid: form in which fats circulate in the blood and are stored in the liver.
There could be hope for diabetics who are tired of giving themselves insulin injections on a daily basis. Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are developing a system in which a single injection of nanoparticles could deliver insulin internally for days at a time – with a little help from pulses of ultrasound. The biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticles are made of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), and contain a payload of insulin. Each particle has either a positively-charged chitosan coating, or a negatively-charged alginate coating. When the two types of particles are mixed together, these oppositely-charged coatings cause them to be drawn to each other by electrostatic force.