The Importance of Hydrogen
It is now accepted that the aging process and virtually all disease
is the result of free radical damage to the cells. So it's important
to understand a little about the chemistry that makes up those
Do you remember learning about Hydrogen in your high school
chemistry class? It is the smallest Critical Element and is capable
of passing through the cell wall.
In order for our cells to function they must communicate with each
other through electrons but electrons can not move in the body
without hydrogen. Cells must have oxygen but oxygen does not work
without hydrogen. Cells cannot multiply or grow without hydrogen.
The very fabric of our being, our DNA, is held together by Hydrogen
bonds. Hydrogen is literally the fuel of life.
When we are born we have plenty of Hydrogen but as we age our
Hydrogen pool becomes depleted. When this occurs, free radicals
steel it from essential areas thus accelerating aging and disease.
The importance of Hydrogen and electrons was discovered many years
ago but has been overlooked by most modern scientists until now.
The Roll of Hydrogen Ions
Vitamins are considered micro-nutrients because the body needs them
in relatively small amounts compared with other nutrients such as
carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and water. Of the major vitamins,
some are water-soluble and some are oil-soluble. Water-soluble
vitamins must be taken into the body daily as they cannot be stored
and are excreted within one to four days. These include vitamin C
and the B-complex vitamins. Oil-soluble vitamins can be stored in
the body's fatty tissue and in the liver. These include vitamins A,
D, E. and K.
The quality of vitamins in
our food has become deficient to the point where we must ask
ourselves if organic is better. Is it worth the price? How important
is freshness? What is the difference in nutritional value between
raw and cooked? Today there is a simple way to answer these
questions -- by measuring the presence of healthy negative hydrogen ions
with a small hand-held Redox meter.
In the case of carrots, for instance, if we grind them into a
juice, and measure the oxidation/reduction potential (ORP) we find
an absence of negative ions in regularly grown carrots. Freshly
ground, organic carrot juice is more nutritious having a desirable
negative ORP of 100-300 millivolts.
Freshness is also shown to be important. Within hours after
juicing, organic carrot juice begins to lose it negative charge.
Testing also shows that raw vegetables have more negative hydrogen
ions than cooked vegetables. Vitamin supplements also work much
better if the natural food base of the vitamin is kept in tack and
organic stock is used.
Synthetic vitamins are produced with heat which destroys the
natural enzymes needed to digest the vitamins. This is why most
store bought vitamins go right through us. It is estimated that
Americans have the most expensive urine in the world. Synthetic
vitamins also lack many of the essential nutrients needed to form
the whole complex. This may throw off the delicate balance our
bodies desperately need to maintain.
Can Lost Negative Ions Be Replaced?
There is a way to put negative ions back into a liquid, such as the
carrot juice mentioned earlier, with a product called ImmPower. This
is a super-antioxidant developed using all-natural, food-grade
ingredients to create a nutritional form of Hydrogen. I'll explain
later how ImmPower can dramatically increase absorption when
combined with a supplement.
The Truth About Free Radicals
A free radical is an unstable, toxic compound that has lost a
negative electron during normal activities. It therefore carries a
positive charge and is capable of attracting an electron away from a
vital cellular site such as the electron-rich DNA. Loss of an
electron can damage a cell and alter its ability to perform its
special function or to replicate itself normally. Levels of free
radicals are higher in people exposed to air or water pollution,
toxic chemicals, or cigarette smoke. High levels cause us to age
faster and increase our risk of cancer and many other chronic
diseases. Antioxidants work by giving electrons to free radicals to
neutralize them and make them harmless.
The Truth About Antioxidants
The antioxidants most people consume are Vitamin C + E,
Beta-carotene, Selenium, alpha-lipoic acid and OPC's from grape seed
or pine bark such as Pycnogenol, etc. These antioxidant compounds
are necessary but they consist of large complex molecules that give
up only one electron each and are cumbersome in moving through our
systems...sort of like an elephant moving through the jungle to give
off something the size of a pea.
When one molecule of Vitamin C neutralizes one free radical, it
becomes positively charged. It therefore temporarily become a free
radical, but a less aggressive one, until it captures an electron
from another antioxidant. This continues in a cascade of electron
transfers to milder and milder and less damaging compounds.
ImmPower, the antioxidant mentioned earlier, has two negative ions
for each hydrogen particle. It is as powerful as the huge
antioxidant molecules, yet it works much faster and much more
efficiently because it moves through the system with ease, freely
giving an ion.
Upon giving up its extra negative ion it does not become a free
radical. It becomes stable Hydrogen, with one proton and one
electron. In addition to neutralizing free radicals it is believed
to work by helping the body recycle other antioxidants so they can
continue to do their job. It may also improve the chemical condition
of our body fluids making an environment that is difficult for
pathogens to exist. All pathogens produce free radicals.
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