What is hydrogen?
Hydrogen, or H1 as the scientists amongst us refer to it, is a gas – in fact it is the lightest element in the periodic table. In nature, hydrogen atoms tend to bond with other atoms. For example, when two hydrogen atoms bond, they form molecular hydrogen, or H2. When H2 bonds with a single oxygen atom, this becomes water – commonly known as H2O.
So, what exactly is hydrogen water?
Well, obviously hydrogen is present in all water, but HtoEau® contains pure molecular hydrogen. It is infused into the water under pressure and infiltrates the water molecules.
What is Deuterium?
Deuterium is one of three forms (or isotopes) of hydrogen – the others being protium and tritium.
The nucleus (core) of a deuterium atom has one proton and one neutron which doubles the mass of the hydrogen atom, making it twice as heavy. For every 1,000,000 atoms of hydrogen, there are 150 atoms of deuterium bound to oxygen, to form water.
When we drink 1 litre of everyday drinking water, we ingest around 150 ppm, or about 33 milligrams, of pure deuterium. And because deuterium fits anywhere hydrogen can, it is present in everything we eat or drink, and in our bodies.
So, what exactly is Deuterium-Depleted water (DDW)?
It is well documented that deuterium is harmful for biological processes and life. Higher deuterium levels can increase the likelihood of obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease. The level of deuterium present in most natural waters on Earth is in the range of 150 ppm (parts per million). HtoEau® DDW contains just 50ppm per litre, meaning that we have reduced the deuterium content significantly by a multi-stage filtration process. This ‘light water’ (as it is sometimes referred to), can offer multiple health benefits, by reducing deuterium levels within our cells overall.