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Effects of hydrogen rich water on prolonged intermittent EXERCISE


Peak power output (PPO), also known as “peak work rate” is a common measure of exercise intensity.

The Authors of this 2-weeks ‘ hydrogen /placebo water’ study (a cross over single-blind protocol -see footnotes for references) tested  8 trained male cyclists and measured multiple parameters(including mean and peak power output) on a regular basis(before and after 2 weeks cycle )


1 The athletes were given were provided daily with 2 liters of placebo normal water (pH 7.6, ORP +230 mV, H2 0 ppb) or 2 liters hydrogen rich water(pH 9.8, ORP -180 mV, H2 450 ppb)

2  AlkaViva H2 ionizers such as Vesta/Delphy H2 can produce up to 1600 ppb at ph<10  ).

The authors found that while in the placebo group, Peak Power Output  in absolute values decreased significantly at the last couple of sprints and in relative values and ΔPPO decreased significantly  in more than a couple of sprints,  it remained unchanged in the group that drunk hydrogen rich water . Thus they conclude drinking 2  liters of hydrogen rich water per day over a 2 week period may help to maintain peak power output in intense exercise such as repetitive sprints to exhaustion over 30 minutes.


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 2018 May;58(5):612-621. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.06883-9. Epub 2017 Apr 26.

Effects of hydrogen rich water on prolonged intermittent exercise.