Since 2007, molecular hydrogen (H2) has been the subject of over 400 research studies demonstrating its many health benefits. Widely known in the East, and increasingly researched in the West, H2 has been shown to reduce the oxidative stress and inflammatory responses that lie at the root of most major chronic diseases.
Here is the challenge: molecular hydrogen is notoriously difficult to sustain in living tissues. It quickly diffuses before it can counteract the burden of toxic free radicals. Because of this, current methods of administering H2 require drinking large volumes of H2 water-cumbersome technologies, or using inhalation, IV, and bathing.
This is the challenge that NutraGenom has addressed through years of research and development.
NutraGenom has patented a method for administering H2 that is easy, affordable, and pleasant for the patient. Above all, this new biotechnology maintains molecular hydrogen in the body long enough to deliver reliable benefit.
NutraGenom’s scientific team discovered that a unique biopolymer polysaccharide has a remarkable affinity for molecular hydrogen. When exposed to H2, this polysaccharide “traps” the molecule in such a way that it can be released gradually into the body.
Named H2B, the new biotechnology makes this powerful innovation readily available for the first time to a mass patient population. In addition, H2B has important potential applications in drug delivery, medical diagnostics and agriculture.
H2B: STABILIZING MOLECULAR HYDROGEN
NutraGenom’s biotechnology promises to benefit a wide field of medical activity and to play important roles in food production.
Initially, the company is focused on the global problems of weight control and aging. Its first flagship product H2-SatietyGel provides a dual benefit of reducing appetite while restoring cellular health.
At the same time, NutraGenom is researching potential applications including:
Enhanced drug delivery — H2B can provide synergistic drug delivery, with H2 in the upper gastro-intestinal tract
Oral health — Molecular hydrogen's antibacterial anti-inflammatory properties effective against gum disease
Enhanced medical imaging — H2B generates microbubbles that can enhance conventional medical imaging
Dermatology — As an anti-inflammatory, H2B can combat acne, environmental skin damage and the effects of skin aging
Aquaculture — H2 promotes the healthy growth of both animal and plant life, as well as fish
Food production — Molecular hydrogen has been shown to promote the growth of plants
Learn more about these developments on our Science page.