Inflammation comprises a set of interactions that take place in the body in order to mitigate abnormal changes caused when cells are attacked by virus and other agents.
Hydrogen water has positive effects on inflammation remission since it significantly reduces pro-inflammatory cytokinesla production, cells which are involved in inflammatory processes (interleukin (IL) -6, tumor-a necrosis factor (TNF -a) and malondialdehyde (MDA)).
In animal models, hydrogen water has shown to attenuate inflammation on hepatitis, colitis, pancreatitis, jaundice and sepsis. Benefits have been shown in clinical trials on patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease distinguished by bone and cartilage destruction. It also increases atherosclerosis risk, which may cause cardiovascular disease and mortality. The therapeutic target is to keep control of systemic inflammation.
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) involved in the RA pathogenesis as well as in the inflammatory response. Hydrogen water administered together with the RA conventional treatment reduces oxidative stress in patients, specially in the initial phase of the disease.
An study carried out with 20 patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis showed that the intake of 0,5 litres per day of hydrogen water for 4 weeks reduced oxidative stress and significantly improved the symptoms of the disease.