Comparing Vitamin C to Hydrogen(H2)

We all know about Vitamin C. You know, the good stuff from oranges. Vitamin C is a well known antioxidant. We thought you might be interested to see how H2 stacks up against Vitamin C and other antioxidants found in food.

Many people wonder what the differences are between hydrogen and antioxidants found in foods.
This is a somewhat difficult question to answer because you really can’t compare them directly to each other, as it is a little more complicated than that.
You can’t eliminate hydrogen and expect to get all the same benefits from the antioxidants in foods, nor can you simply ingest hydrogen and obtain the benefits of the antioxidants present in foods.

Some of the antioxidants in foods are essential nutrients, like vitamin C.
This antioxidant does more than just neutralize free radicals, but also plays an important role in areas like collagen synthesis.
We must not fall into the trap of thinking that consuming X amount of hydrogen is equivalent to consuming X amount of antioxidant-rich foods.

What gets rid of more free radicals: Vitamin C or hydrogen?

Based on stoichiometry, one molecule of vitamin C can theoretically neutralize two free radicals, which is the same for hydrogen.
Drinking one liter of hydrogen-rich water at a concentration of 1.4 ppm, would provide you about the same number of “antioxidant molecules” (hydrogen gas), as ingesting 100 mg of “antioxidant molecules” (vitamin C).
However, some of the used vitamin C molecules can be rejuvenated by the body and can be used again, which is not the case with hydrogen.
On the other hand, hydrogen can upregulate powerful antioxidant enzymes in the body, thus providing further protection, which vitamin C cannot do. Interestingly, vitamin C intake at high levels may actually prevent this upregulation from occurring.

How are plant based antioxidants found in foods similar to hydrogen?
•They are both natural to the body.
•They are both neither artificial nor synthetic.
•They are both potential keys to longevity.
•They both promote health and wellness.

How is m hydrogen different from antioxidants in foods?
• Hydrogen only scavenges the bad free radicals.
• Hydrogen leaves no waste product after neutralizing a free radical.
• Hydrogen also increases our body’s own antioxidant systems.
• Hydrogen also acts as a signaling molecule, thus having many other benefits.
• Hydrogen is the smallest molecule, and can easily enter the cells.(Note: H2 only weighs 2 g/mole vs. vitamin C at 176.2g/mole).
• Hydrogen has no known toxic effects, even at high intakes.
• Hydrogen is easily consumed with no additional calories