The Science

Hydrogen in Biomedicine

"Molecular hydrogen might be the next big thing in biomedicine, with over 300 studies published in the past decade suggesting beneficial effects of this novel agent. However, collecting and interpreting unbiased data using evidence-based approach is a must to provide the best guidelines in making decisions about the use of hydrogen in health and disease."

Prof. Sergej M. Ostojic, MD, PhD

Professor Sergej M. Ostojic, MD, PhD

Center for Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences (CHESS)

CHESS Human Studies

We wanted to share CHESS scientific studies on biomedical use of molecular hydrogen and to promote institutional-research initiatives in hydrogen research. All entries are collected from peer-reviewed academic journals and publications and pertinent scientific events.

CHESS' mission is to collect and present unbiased data and provide current best evidence in making decisions about the use of molecular hydrogen in health and disease.

They're following H2 research focused to 4 areas:

  1. Exercise Performance,
  2. Cardiometabolic Disorders,
  3. Neurodegeneration, and
  4. Musculoskeletal Injury, with relevant studies registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, a resource run by the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

2010 saw the first CHESS study evaluating the effects of hydrogen-rich water on biomarkers of fatigue in physically actives. More recently, the effects of molecular hydrogen-releasing minerals on metabolic fitness in middle age overweight women were evaluated.

CHESS just completed is a trial showing short-term hydrogen inhalation affects cognitive performance in the elderly aged 65 and above.

In addition, the impact of oral and topical hydrogen on sport-related injuries of the muscles, tendons and ligaments in male athletes has been recently assessed by CHESS.

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Joe Pavlik