Alkaline Water is Hydrogen Water

Quite rightly, there is a buzz around hydrogen and hydrogen-rich water right now. So let’s look at the relationship between alkaline water and hydrogen water. Clue: It’s pretty close. Although to be fair, the title of this blog may contain pretty heavy clues, for any Sherlocks among you.

H2? Oh!

Hydrogen water is worth getting excited about – as well as the many benefits of drinking hydrogen water, studies show that ‘healing springs’ around the world, Japan, Mexico, India and famously, Lourdes in France – are genuinely therapeutic as they contain dissolved hydrogen gas. These previously mythical ‘fountains of youth’ have emerged as being relevant to modern-day science and the constant quest for ways to improve our long-term health.

Nature’s Spa-Break

It’s amazing to think that our forefathers knew about hydrogen water and it’s benefits, before science caught up and gave us the tools to understand why ‘taking the waters’ really does work.

Hydrogen gas is the chemical formula H2. It’s also the smallest molecule that we know about, and molecular hydrogen is able to diffuse quickly in the body at cellular level. H2 is free, not bound to any other element, and is therefore available to be absorbed, incorporated or dissolved

A 2010 article on molecular hydrogen, published in Free Radical Research stated:

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“It is not an overstatement to say that hydrogen’s impact on therapeutic and preventive medicine could be enormous in the future.”


Alkaline Water By Any Other Name

So let’s look again at that relationship between Hydrogen and Alkaline water. Alkaline water is produced by electrolysis, enabling the ‘free’ and available hydrogen gas to dissolve into the water. It is the presence of hydrogen gas which gives alkaline water many of it’s benefits. Research has shown that removing the hydrogen gas in ionized water diminishes the benefits, and perhaps unsurprisingly, adding extra hydrogen gas to the water increased the therapeutic benefits.

Bonds, Hydrogen Bonds

Here’s more science. Water is H2O – literally two hydrogen atoms for each oxygen atom. ‘Ordinary’ water has an equal number of OH- ions (hydroxyl ions) and H+ ions (hydrogen ions). Alkaline water is water with more OH- ions than H+ ions. In other words, alkaline water has far more oxygen atoms than regular water!


How To Multi Task With Alkaline Water

So there we are, alkaline water is hydrogen water. By the way, are you doing anything else while reading this article? Drinking a glass of alkaline water? Sewing on a button? The thing is, it’s a busy life, and I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have a creeping sense of guilt if I’m only do one thing at a time. If you’re going upstairs, then take that pile of laundry with you; or maybe doing stretches while cleaning your teeth.

Take your foot off the multi-tasking gas for a moment. Drinking Tyent alkaline water means that you’re drinking hydrogen water too. And that, my friends, is extremely easy beneficial multi-tasking!


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4 thoughts on “Alkaline Water is Hydrogen Water

  1. Hi,
    I am a curious non-scientist and want to be clear. I likely did not follow article very well.

    At the end, did the author mean “… alkaline water has far more ‘oxygen atoms’ than regular water!”… OR, far more ‘hydrogen atoms’ ala the hydrogen infused water produced by HIMs?


    1. Hi Phil,
      Thanks for your comment. I understand how this sentence can be confusing, but let me break it down.

      Neutral water has an equal number of OH-ions (an oxygen and hydrogen atom) and H+ ions (hydrogen ions). This means that a ratio of 2 to 1 (hydrogen to oxygen) is maintained.

      Alkaline solutions contain more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions.

      Since alkaline water has more OH- ions, this means that the overall ratio changes and it contains more oxygen atoms than ‘regular’ water. Hope this helps you understand it:)

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