Originated from Nordenau Springs of Germany
On 13th June 1998, a TV series called ” Investigate the truth “by Asahi Shimbun in Japan first presented an episode: Truth about the miracle water. And the program reported that the water inside the German Nordenau cave has magical treatment effects to many diseases. The program not only introduced that many patients whose diseases have been cured with the spring but also proposed that the truth of miracle water is the rich hydrogen gas in the water. This program arouse Japanese researchers’ attention on molecular hydrogen ever since.
Professor Shigeo Ohta of Japan established the society for medical and biological research on molecular hydrogen
Japanese researchers found an amazing fact that the water contains rich hydrogen gas, and it motivated Professor Shigeo Ohta established the society for medical and biological research on molecular hydrogen, researching the mechanism of H2 regarding its treatment effects to many diseases.
Professor Shigeo Ohta published an epoch-making paper
Spending four years of researching H2, Professor Shigeo Ohta published an epoch-making paper in Nature Medicine.
The paper showed that molecular hydrogen can selectively reduce cytotoxic oxygen radicals. In elaboration, H2 only reacts with only the strongest oxidants such as ●OH and ONOO– without effecting other functional free radical such as O2-. and H2O2, therefore H2 will not damage the redox reaction of human body.
USA FDA acknowledges hydrogen gas is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)
On April 28, 2014, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of USA responded Cody Cook of MitoGene Beverage Company (Agency Response Letter GRAS Notice No. 520), saying that hydrogen gas is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), through scientific procedures, for use in flavored beverages, drinking water, and soda drinks.
It is noteworthy that the purity of the above hydrogen gas is 99.995%. Therefore hydrogen gas with purity under 99.995% could lead to negative health effects.
In November 2016, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved hydrogen inhalation treatments as "Advanced Medical Treatment B”
On November 30 2016 , Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved hydrogen inhalation treatments as “Advanced Medical Treatment B”. Hydrogen inhalation treatment is an innovative one to care patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation, by inhaling hydrogen gas, which protects life and brain function, enabling their rehabilitation.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare provides regulations on maximum residue limits for agricultural chemicals in foods, basic food and drug regulations, standards for foods, food additives, etc. “Advanced Medical Treatment B”, which is reviewed by technology assessment Committee, requires tougher evaluation and observation from the standpoint of safety and efficiency. It is a tremendous step for hydrogen gas as Japan government showed their confidence of molecular hydrogen as therapeutic treatment.