The Lesson: Scientists have only been researching the benefits of molecular hydrogen for the last ten years or so – but the studies are turning out to be extraordinarily promising. In this podcast, Tyler LeBaron uses his background in biochemistry to outline exactly how molecular hydrogen could be used to treat everything from Parkinson’s disease to rheumatoid arthritis.
Notable Excerpt: “If we look at some of the clinical studies, and some of the animal studies, hydrogen is still very much in its infancy. We don’t have, you know, 20-30 years of clinical research with hundreds and hundreds of studies. It’s in its infancy. There’s just over 1,000 publications on molecular hydrogen and its medical benefits. But, what we’re seeing if we look at the human studies, for example, I mentioned inflammation and its connection with rheumatoid arthritis. Well, there was a study published in 2012, and some other ones in 2013 and 2014 where they showed in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized fashion that the ingestion of hydrogen-rich water was very significant in improving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and decreasing the markers of oxidative stress … insomuch that some of the patients with early-stage rheumatoid arthritis actually had a complete remission of the disease. Their markers of the acetylated proteins, [which] are markers of the disease, were back to normal levels, as though they did not have the disease anymore. This is very powerful, and it’s being followed up right now with another study [that is including about] 170 or so patients to really show the effects in the [disease].”
The Guest: Tyler LeBaron is the founder and executive director of the Molecular Hydrogen Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to studying the medicinal benefits of molecular hydrogen. His credentials include researching cell signaling pathways at Nagoya University in the Department of Neurogenetics in Japan, and becoming the director of the International Hydrogen Standards Association.
The Host: Dave Asprey, the CEO and Founder of Bulletproof, is a biohacker (changing his environment from the inside-out to have full control of his biology). For nearly two decades, he’s been questioning the status quo of nutrition and medicine so he could feel better—and have more energy in his 40s than he had in his 20s. Join more than 1 million biohackers who follow Bulletproof for leading-edge information on how to supercharge your body and upgrade your brain.
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