Wishing You A Happy, Healthy, Hydrogen-Rich 2024!

Dr Michael with the Prager Hydro Infusion Bottle for your hydrogen-rich water needs.
Dr Michael with the Prager Hydro Infusion Bottle.

First of all, I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and I sincerely wish each and every one of you not only a happy New Year, but a healthy one.

And with that goal in mind, I am going to take this opportunity to encourage you, once again, to make what is quite possibly one of the easiest lifestyle choices you will ever make in terms of your health and longevity.

I want you to get your bottled water and take it to another level by making it hydrogen-rich.

Quite simply, hydrogen-infused water makes you feel better, look better and go better.

In fact, it’s so beneficial for your health, it would be quicker to list what it doesn’t do, but among the benefits it brings to the party, hydrogen-rich water is good for:

  • Your heart
  • Your brain
  • Your joints
  • Your skin
  • Your overall wellbeing
  • Athletic performance
  • Sleep
  • And cellular health

But look, I don’t want you to simply take my word for it. Because I honestly believe hydrogen-rich water is the real deal, I have gifted several Prager Hydro Infusion bottles to a team of professional cyclists to see whether they can feel the difference after making the switch to hydrogen-rich water. We will bring you the results as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, I thought it might be interesting for you to see what the scientists out there have had to say on the matter.

Hydrogen-Rich Water and Athletic Performance: A Summary of Key Studies

Reducing Muscle Fatigue and Oxidative Stress

Objective: Investigate the impact of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) on oxidative stress and muscle fatigue during acute exercise.

Methods: Ten male soccer players participated in a crossover double-blind study with HRW and placebo water (PW) consumed for one-week intervals.

Results: HW intake prevented an elevation of blood lactate during heavy exercise. Peak torque during knee extension did not decrease with HRW, suggesting reduced muscle fatigue.

Conclusion: Adequate hydration with HRW pre-exercise reduced blood lactate levels and improved exercise-induced decline in muscle function.

Access the study here.

Improving Power Performance in Dragon Boat Athletes

Objective: Explore the effect of short-term HRW supplementation on work performance and fatigue recovery in dragon boat athletes.

Methods: Eighteen dragon boat athletes divided into HRW and PW groups. Evaluation through 30-second rowing dynamometer tests.

Results: HRW intake increased maximum and average power in the rowing test. Decreased maximum heart rate during the rowing test and improved heart rate recovery post-exercise with HRW.

Conclusion: Short-term HRW supplementation effectively improved power performance and facilitated heart rate recovery in dragon boat athletes.

Access the study here.

Hydrogen-Rich Water vs. RICE Protocol for Acute Ankle Sprain

Objective: Compare the effects of intensive hydrotherapy with HRW against the RICE protocol for ankle sprain recovery in athletic men.

Methods: Six 30-minute ankle baths with HRW in the first 24 hours post-injury.

Results: HRW comparable to RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) in reducing ankle swelling, improving range of motion, and balance.

Conclusion: HRW could be considered as an effective choice in the management of acute ankle sprains.

Access the study here.

Ergogenic Effects of Hydrogen-Rich Water in Trained Cyclists

Objective: Analyse the ergogenic effect of HRW intake for one week on aerobic and anaerobic performance in trained and untrained individuals.

Methods: Thirty-seven volunteers, including trained cyclists and untrained subjects.

Results: Trained cyclists showed improved anaerobic performance after HRW intake.

Conclusion: Ergogenic effects of HRW are mediated by the training status, effective for improving anaerobic performance in trained cyclists.

Access the study here.

HRW Intake Maintains Power Output in Repetitive Sprints

Objective: Investigate the effects of two-week HRW intake on repeated sprint performance during prolonged intermittent cycling exercise.

Methods: Eight trained male cyclists participated in a single-blind crossover protocol. Daily intake of placebo water or HRW for 2 weeks. Performance assessed through a 30-minute intermittent cycling trial.

Results: HRW intake helped maintain peak power output in repetitive sprints over 30 minutes.

Conclusion: Two weeks of HRW intake may be beneficial for maintaining power output in repeated sprints.

Access the study here.

Hydrogen-Rich Water Modulates Gut Flora and Reduces Oxidative Stress in Female Soccer Players

Objective: Evaluate the impact of two-month consumption of HRW on gut flora in juvenile female soccer players and its effect on oxidative stress markers.

Results: HRW consumption improved gut flora diversity and abundance.Selective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities observed.

Conclusion: HRW may modulate gut flora and mitigate oxidative stress in athletes.

Access the study here.

Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Incremental Exercise with HRW

Objective: Assess physiological and perceptual responses to an incremental exercise protocol after the administration of 600 ml HRW within 30 min before exercise.

Results: HRW significantly lowered blood lactate at higher exercise intensities. Improved exercise-induced perception of effort and ventilatory efficiency.

Conclusion: Acute pre-exercise supplementation with HRW reduced blood lactate and improved exercise-related perceptions.

Access the study here.

Molecular Hydrogen-Rich Water and Muscle Performance

Objective: Investigate the effects of molecular HRW on muscle performance and oxidative stress markers induced by strenuous exercise.

Methods: Single-blind, crossover, randomized controlled trial with eight male volunteers. Blood samples obtained for redox status assessment.

Results: HRW maintained redox status during consecutive days of strenuous exercise. Prevented reduction in systemic antioxidant potential observed in PW.

Conclusion: Molecular HRW may help prevent accumulative muscular fatigue.

Access the study here.

Alkalising Effect of Hydrogen-Rich Water

Objective: Determine whether daily intake of HRW increases arterial blood alkalinity compared with a placebo.

Methods: Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 52 physically active male volunteers. Measurement of arterial blood pH, pCO2, and bicarbonates at baseline and post-exercise.

Results: HRW significantly increased fasting arterial blood pH and bicarbonates. Alkalising effect observed both at rest and post-exercise.

Conclusion: HRW administration is safe and has an alkalising effect in physically active men.

Access the study here.

Hydrogen-Rich Water and Resistance Training

Objective: Assess the effects of HRW intake on physiological, perceptual, and performance responses to resistance training and recovery.

Methods: Random, double-blinded placebo-controlled crossover study with 12 men.Half squat, knee flexion, extension exercises, and lunges performed with HRW or placebo.

Results: HRW improved muscle function, reduced lactate response, and alleviated delayed onset of muscle soreness. Faster performance observed in lunges with HRW.

Conclusion: Acute intermittent HRW hydration improved resistance training outcomes.

Access the study here.

Hydrogen-Rich Water Improves Physical Ability and Reduces Fatigue

Objective: Study the effects of HRW on improving athletes’ physical ability and anti-fatigue ability in rats.

Methods: Control experiment with football players and an animal experiment with rat models.

Examined indices included energy levels, probability of exercise fatigue, and ability to resist exercise fatigue.

Results: Increased energy levels and reduced probability of exercise fatigue with hydrogen-rich water. Enhanced ability to resist exercise fatigue observed.

Conclusion: HRW may positively affect physical ability and reduce fatigue in athletes.

Access the study here.

High-Concentration HRW in Metabolic Syndrome

Objective: Investigate the effects of long-term, high-concentration HRW on risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome.

Methods: Random, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with 60 subjects (30 men and 30 women) with metabolic syndrome.

Results: Significant reductions in blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Improved biomarkers of inflammation, redox homeostasis, and tended to reduce body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio.

Conclusion: High-concentration of HRW might have promising effects for attenuating risk factors of metabolic syndrome.

Access the study here.

In conclusion, the accumulated evidence suggests that hydrogen-rich water holds potential benefits for serious athletes. From reducing muscle fatigue to improving power performance and aiding recovery, these studies provide compelling insights into the positive effects of incorporating hydrogen-rich water into an athlete’s routine.

How to Hydrogenate Your Water

There are two options when it comes to hydrogenating your water; a good one and a bad one.

The first option is to buy some pills that will give you a blast of hydrogen when dropped into your daily glass of water. This option also comes with by-product ozone, which isn’t great for you. Tablets also have a much lower hydrogen concentration than the Prager no-ozone-producing hydro-infusion bottle.

The plus side of tablets is, they are cheaper. At least in the short term. But being a pay-as-you-go product, you have to keep buying them, whereas the Prager Hydro is a one-time investment in your health.

Looking at the maths, a 90-day supply of tablets will set you back approximately £50. It’s one tablet per pint of water. So, if you drink four pints of water a day – which is a little less than the perceived wisdom of eight glasses – your 90-day supply will actually last 23 days. Therefore, if you spent the equivalent cost of the Prager Hydro on pills you would be out of supply in three months.

The Prager Hydro Infusion Bottle

The Prager Hydro infusion bottle is a cost-effective, pioneering product that offers an endless supply of hydrogen-rich water.

To supercharge your normal water with this powerful antioxidant, all you have to do is fill the Prager Hydro with mineral water and press a button. It’s that simple and it gives you hydrogen, health and happiness all in one bottle.

As portable as it is powerful, the Prager Hydro infusion bottle retails at £195.00 and you can order one – or as many as you like – from our website.

Isn’t It Time You Switched to Hydrogen-Rich?