Hydrogen-rich water to improve mood, anxiety and autonomic nerve function in everyday lifeScientific Research


Mizuno K, Sasaki AT, Ebisu K et al

Hydrogen-rich water for improvements of mood, anxiety, and autonomic nerve function in daily life

DOI: 10.4103/2045-9912.222448



Everyone strives for a healthy and vibrant life. In order to improve quality of life (QOL), maintain health, and prevent various diseases, it is important to assess the impact of potential QOL-increasing factors. Chronic oxidative stress and inflammation lead to worsening central nervous system function, resulting in poor quality of life. In healthy individuals, aging, work stress, and multiple hours of cognitive load also contribute to increased oxidative stress, suggesting that preventing the build-up of daily stress and work-induced oxidative stress contributes to the maintenance of quality of life and contributes to Improve aging. Hydrogen has antioxidant properties that prevent inflammation, which can help improve quality of life. This study aimed to investigate the effect of drinking hydrogen-rich water (HRW) on quality of life in adult volunteers through psychophysiological tests including questionnaires and tests of autonomic and cognitive function. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-way crossover study, 26 volunteers (13 women, 13 men; mean age 34.4 ± 9.9 years) were randomized to oral HRW (600 mL/day) or placebo Water (PLW, 600 ml/day) for 4 weeks. The rate of change in K6 score and resting-state sympathetic activity (post-treatment/pre-treatment) after HRW administration was significantly lower than after PLW administration.



These results suggest that HRW may improve quality of life by increasing the effects of central nervous system function, including mood, anxiety, and autonomic function.


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