Is Alkaline Water Hydrogen Water?

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How are hydrogen water and alkaline water related? Find out more about the relationship between them here.

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In this article:

  1. The Buzz Surrounding Hydrogen-Rich Water
  2. H2? Oh!
  3. Hydrogen Molecule
  4. Alkaline Water by Any Other Name
  5. How to Multi-Task with Alkaline Water

Are Hydrogen Water and Alkaline Water Essentially the Same?

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The Buzz Surrounding Hydrogen-Rich Water

Quite rightly, there is a buzz around hydrogen and hydrogen-rich water right now. Everyone has been talking about the benefits of hydrogen water to people’s health and well-being.

There have been testimonials of improved quality of life with people who drink water enriched with hydrogen molecules.

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!

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Hydrogen water is worth getting excited about. There are 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.

Dissolved hydrogen molecules in water serve as powerful antioxidants that aid in detoxification.

Water with more hydrogen molecules may also help with slowing down the body’s aging process, that’s why therapeutic water from natural springs are said to “restore” youth.

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

Today, you won’t have to go to far away places to enjoy water with higher hydrogen concentration. By installing a water ionizer, you can get hydrogen water at home, anytime!

Hydrogen Molecule

Hydrogen gas is the chemical formula H2. It’s also the smallest molecule we know about.

Molecular hydrogen is able to diffuse quickly in the body at the 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:

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

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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 its benefits.

Electrolysis Definition: This process induces a chemical change in a liquid by using electric current.

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.

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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 doing 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 you’re drinking hydrogen water, too.

And that, my friends, is extremely easy, beneficial multi-tasking!

 

Instead of regular tap water, take a glass of hydrogen-infused water to experience the effects it offers for your health.

Use one of our Tyent ionizers for your daily dose of this alkaline water. We have different models to suit your and your family’s needs!

Have you tried drinking water with more hydrogen molecules than usual? Share its effects on your overall health and well-being in the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 15, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

 

36 thoughts on “Is Alkaline Water 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?

    Thanks.

    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:)

      1. Your clarification to Phil is clear. But how do you concluded that “So there we are, alkaline water is hydrogen water.” in your article? This is causing the confusion.

        1. Hi, Yew. At Tyent, since our machines generally produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, we use the terms interchangeably. However, we also have a Hybrid unit that makes hydrogen water at a neutral pH level.

  2. Hi, I’m also a little confused and new to this. How is alkaline water hydrogen water when theres a different in the hydrogen and oxygen molecules? (Sorry, English is not my primary language – maybe that’s why).

    1. Hi, Nicoline. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hydrogen water refers to water that has dissolved hydrogen molecules or H2. Alkaline water is produced through electrolysis and has higher pH levels and richer amounts of oxygen than regular water. Both provide multiple health benefits. At Tyent, while our machines generally produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, we also have a Hybrid unit that makes hydrogen water free of alkaline.

      In the past, you needed to ionize water to an alkaline pH level in order to get hydrogen in your water. Now, with our New Hybrid, you can create water with a neutral pH that’s full of molecular hydrogen. It’s a first of its kind, and it works by using Twin Cell technology. With the Hybrid, you can get neutral pH water with molecular hydrogen, and get alkaline water with Hydrogen, too.

      Drinking hydrogen-rich alkaline water, which Tyent specializes in, will boost your hydration and energy levels, protect your body from free radicals (and thus slow down aging), and cleanse your system. Molecular hydrogen is one of the best antioxidants on the planet, and our alkaline ionized water is filled with it.

  3. Alkaline Ionized Water is so good for our health. It has pH greater than 7 and contains a high concentration of Healthy Mineral Ions and Dissolved Oxygen. The natural pH of Human Blood is approximately 7.4 which is Alkaline, and drinking Alkaline Ionized Water improves and maintains the pH balance for efficient absorption of oxygen and water in our cells. Alkaline Ionized Water contains Millions Of Antioxidant Molecules that Detoxify Your Body and Balance The pH In Your Body. Clinical Studies Have shown that Antioxidants can help in slowing the process of aging and Revitalize your Immune System. Benefits Of Alkaline Ionized Water of antioxidants.

    You should remember that if you feel tired and lack energy, you might just be thirsty.

    1. Hi, Rupesh. That’s correct. That’s why we advise that you consume at least six to eight glasses of Tyent’s hydrogen-rich alkaline water every day to ensure that your body stays hydrated.

  4. Good article! The basis of the health benefits of Hydrogen enriched water, or simply Hydrogen Water is – you guessed it right – Hydrogen. Hydrogen slows down the process of aging in the Human body by combining with reactive oxidative particles – called free radicals. These free radicals have been proven to cause damage to various systems in the body. These free radicals usually do not get a fast way to be expelled from the body; causing more damage the longer they live. Hydrogen readily eliminates these free radicals and gives them a fast way to exit the body!

    1. Hi, Rupesh. Thank you for your informative comment. Hydrogen has a lot of benefits for your body, which is why a lot of people clamor for hydrogen-rich water. At Tyent, our machines ionize your tap water and fill it with molecular hydrogen, the most powerful antioxidant in the planet.

    1. Hi, Rupesh. We’re glad to know that you enjoyed our article. At Tyent, we offer hydrogen-rich alkaline water to ensure that your body is getting the minerals that other kinds of water don’t offer.

  5. Very Nice information shared. Alkaline water benefits us in many ways, Helps us to clean & detoxify our body. You can boost your immunity up to 100X by drinking Alkaline Water.

    I found that Ionized Alkaline Water has been scientifically proven to provide many health benefits when used for drinking regularly. Some of them are: Neutralizes the Free Radicals that Cause Disease and Aging Normalizes Blood Pressure & Prevents Hypertension Hydrates 3 Times Better Because of 0.5 nM Microclusters Prevents Serious Diseases like Cancer and Diabetes by slowing Oxidation.

    1. Hi, Rupesh. Thanks so much for affirming the significance of alkaline water. Alkaline water truly does help our bodies become healthier and stronger in the long term, and Tyent’s high quality water, which is filled with molecular hydrogen, the smallest and most powerful antioxidant on earth, is the best option in the market.

    1. Hi, Rochelle. Thanks for your question. We can measure the presence of hydrogen and antioxidants in ionized water using the negative oxygen reduction potential (-ORP). The lower the level, the richer the water is with antioxidants. At Tyent, our water has the optimal -ORP levels, indicating the presence of molecular hydrogen.

      Our ACE-13 produces levels of molecular hydrogen up to 1.2 ppm, while our Hybrid delivers molecular hydrogen levels up to 1.5 ppm.

  6. I am a Tyent customer since May of this year. I’ve had skeptics tell me that since the stomach contains hydrochloric acid , it neutralizes any alkaline water that enters it rending it useless as far as health benefits are concerned. Your thoughts on that?

    1. Hi, Gary. We’re very happy to know that you trust Tyent with purifying your water at home!

      Thanks for your question, too. However, if stomoach acid destroyed all nutrients and antioxidants, then there would be no use in eating or drinking anything healthy. The essential minerals and antioxidants that you get from alkaline water nourish your body more than regular water does. Essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium (only if your water source has potassium already) and antioxidants like molecular hydrogen boost your energy and hydration levels. Plus, alkaline water helps circulate your blood and oxygen more efficiently. This video shows the immediate positive effects alkaline water has on your blood.

    1. Hi, Maisy. We’re happy that you enjoyed reading our article. We suggest that you read this blog if you want to learn more about hydrogen water and its health benefits.

  7. Are you saying your machine offers the same amazing health benefits that drinking molecular hydrogen does? And can you tell me then what percentage of molecular hydrogen your alkaline filter produces if you are saying your machine makes hydrogen water??

    1. Hi, Heather. Thanks for your questions. Tyent’s Hybrid water ionizer is the only ionizer that produces molecular hydrogen-filled water at a NEUTRAL l level. It’s the first of its kind, and it works by using Twin Cell technology. With the Hybrid, you can get neutral pH water with molecular hydrogen, and get alkaline water with Hydrogen, too. Plus, Tyent’s top-of-the-line water ionizers are the only ionizers with Xtreme Molecular Hydrogen Boost, which other machines on the market don’t have. Molecular hydrogen is the smallest and most powerful antioxidant on the planet that aids in strengthening your immunity and energy-making processes, or ATP.

      For your percentage question, we can measure the presence of hydrogen and antioxidants in ionized water using the negative oxygen reduction potential (-ORP). The lower the level, the richer the water is with antioxidants. At Tyent, our water has the optimal -ORP levels, indicating the presence of molecular hydrogen. At Tyent, we use a hydrogen meter to measure hydrogen, too. Our 11 and 13 plate models make up to 1.2 ppm of molecular hydrogen, while our Hybrid makes molecular hydrogen up to 1.5 ppm.

    1. Hi, Penucci. We’re happy to explain hydrogen water and alkaline water further.

      Hydrogen water is water containing dissolved hydrogen molecules or H2. Alkaline water is produced through electrolysis and has higher pH levels and richer amounts of hydrogen than regular water. Both provide multiple health benefits. At Tyent, while our machines generally produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, we also have a Hybrid unit that makes hydrogen water free of alkaline.

      In the past, you needed to ionize water to an alkaline pH level in order to get hydrogen in your water. Now, with our New Hybrid, you can create water with a neutral pH that’s full of molecular hydrogen. It’s a first of its kind, and it works by using Twin Cell technology. With the Hybrid, you can get neutral pH water with molecular hydrogen, and get alkaline water with Hydrogen, too.

  8. I thought I understood hydrogen vs alkaline water, but your articles seem to contradict your own marketing on your website. In the articles, you say that alkaline water and hydrogen water are the same thing essentially, but on your Hybrid page, you say it is the first hydrogen-alkaline hybrid unit in the world. I thought the ACE/UCE units were both hydrogen and alkaline. Are they not? So what is the specific difference between the Hybrid unit and the ACE-13, for example. Those are the two I am trying to decide between.

    Mark

    1. Hi, Mark. We’re happy to hear that you’re going to purchase your own Tyent water ionizer!

      To answer your question, hydrogen water refers to water that has dissolved hydrogen molecules or H2. Alkaline water is produced through electrolysis and has higher pH levels and richer amounts of hydrogen than regular water. Both provide multiple health benefits. At Tyent, while our machines generally produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, we also have a Hybrid unit that makes hydrogen water free of alkaline.

      In the past, you needed to ionize water to an alkaline pH level in order to get hydrogen in your water. Now, with our New Hybrid, you can create water with a neutral pH that’s full of molecular hydrogen. It’s a first of its kind, and it works by using Twin Cell technology. With the Hybrid, you can get neutral pH water with molecular hydrogen, and get alkaline water with Hydrogen, too.

      Drinking hydrogen-rich alkaline water, which Tyent specializes in, will boost your hydration and energy levels, protect your body from free radicals (and thus slow down aging), and cleanse your system. Molecular hydrogen is one of the best antioxidants on the planet, and our alkaline ionized water is filled with it – as well as our neutral pH water when it comes from our new Hybrid.

  9. If you’re drinking alkaline water why would you buy the hydrogen tablets? I just bought some thinking I’d up my game, but did I not really need them? I saw it added to the water in the video and thought I was getting an enhancement to my already great water, but maybe I should save the tablets for the restaurant?

    1. Hi, Sandra. Thanks for your question. Our water ionizers already do the job of providing you with all the minerals and antioxidants you’ll need in each glass of water. We recommend saving the tablets for purifying water whenever you’re out of the house.

  10. I have read your articles a few times, and I am still confusing.
    Could you please explain
    a) Hydrogen water,
    b) Alkaline water,
    c) Hydrogen + Alkaline water,
    these 3 things could you please make it clear for the people who are non-chemist, nor chemistry background.
    In addition, if someone drinks only a) or b), instead of c) what would be the differences.
    Thank you so much.

    1. Hi, Wipon. Thanks so much for your engaging questions. Hydrogen water refers to water that has dissolved hydrogen molecules or H2. Alkaline water is produced through electrolysis and has higher pH levels and richer amounts of oxygen than regular water. Both provide multiple health benefits. At Tyent, while our machines generally produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, we also have a Hybrid unit that makes hydrogen water free of alkaline.

      In the past, you needed to ionize water to an alkaline pH level in order to get hydrogen in your water. Now, with our New Hybrid, you can create water with a neutral pH that’s full of molecular hydrogen. It’s a first of its kind, and it works by using Twin Cell technology. With the Hybrid, you can get neutral pH water with molecular hydrogen, and get alkaline water with Hydrogen, too.

      Drinking hydrogen-rich alkaline water, which Tyent specializes in, will boost your hydration and energy levels, protect your body from free radicals (and thus slow down aging), and cleanse your system. Molecular hydrogen is one of the best antioxidants on the planet, and our alkaline ionized water is filled with it.

  11. Hi,
    You talk about hydrogen rich alkaline water and hydrogen water free of alkaline.It is confusing. Which one gives the most health benefits?

    1. Hi, George. Thanks for your question. Hydrogen water refers to water that has dissolved hydrogen molecules or H2. Alkaline water is produced through electrolysis. Both molecular hydrogen and alkaline water have an abundant amount of benefits, but let me explain further…

      In traditional water ionizers, the higher the pH levels, the richer the amounts of hydrogen there is in the water. Traditionally, to get very high levels of molecular hydrogen, you had to raise the pH of the water to levels that are sometimes too high to drink. However, since Tyent added the feature Molecular Hydrogen Boost to our water ionizers, you’re able to get high levels of molecular hydrogen at a 9.5 pH, which is the healthiest to drink.

      At Tyent, while our machines generally produce hydrogen-rich alkaline water, we also have a Hybrid unit that makes hydrogen water at a neutral pH level as well as at alkaline pH levels. If you use Tyent’s new hybrid ionizer, then you can get hydrogen water at a neutral pH level, and it’s good to drink neutral water with meals. This allows you to still get all of the benefits of molecular hydrogen at neutral pH levels.

      Our New Hybrid is the first of its kind, and it works by using Twin Cell technology. With the Hybrid, you can get neutral pH water with molecular hydrogen, and get alkaline water with Hydrogen, too.

      Drinking hydrogen-rich alkaline water, which Tyent specializes in, will boost your hydration and energy levels, protect your body from free radicals (and thus slow down aging), and cleanse your system. Molecular hydrogen is one of the best antioxidants on the planet, and our alkaline ionized water is filled with it.

      We’ll be happy to answer your questions on the phone, so please give us a call at 855-893-6887.

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