FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
What is molecular hydrogen?
Molecular hydrogen is hydrogen in the phase of its origin. This is pure molecular hydrogen, which originates at a specific time and place and as such has the ability to immediately bind to other substances. In the case of the human body, to substances that could potentially harm it. This creates a fluid that our body eliminates from the body by means of the organs of elimination. The hydrogen molecule is unique because due to its size it is capable of easily penetrating into individual parts of the organism where it can carry out its function.
Why is titration (use of an indicator dye) not a method for establishing molecular hydrogen?
Titration is a standard analytical technique used to determine concentrations of a substance in a solution. During acido-basic (neutralisation) titration, acids and alkalis react and the concentration of hydrogen cations (H+) is determined in water. Hydrogen cations originate through dissociation of acid. However, do not confuse hydrogen cations with molecular hydrogen.
Example: a solution with citric acid. After citric acid is dissolved in water it dissociates according to the formula C6H8O7 at 3 H+ + C6H5O73-. If you add an alkali solution to this prepared solution, for instance a solution of sodium hydroxide, it will react according to the formula H+ + NaOH at Na+ + H2O. When you add an indicator to the added solution, which reacts to pH changes by changing colour, the colour changes after all the hydrogen cations (originating from the acid) react. If you use thymolphthalein as an indicator, the change in colour will be from blue to colourless. At a pH higher than approx. 9.5 thymolphthalein is blue. The result of such titration is determination of the concentration of citric acid in a solution.
To specify – hydrogen cations H+ do not exist in the solution, they are bound to other water molecules and hydroxion cations are created H3O+, H5O2+, H7O3+ etc.
Summary: Hydrogen cations do not represent molecular hydrogen (H2) in a solution. This simply determines the amount of acids, in this case citric acid. This is why titration and similar methods are not used by the H2 Europe Company to measure the molecular hydrogen content and the company only relies on laboratory tests.
You can find more detailed information about titration on the website at https://edu.uhk.cz/titrace/ucebnice.html
Why do we give hydrogen values in ml units and not give them in ppm units?
ppm – parts per million, is a unit of concentration, it is identical to mg/kg, one kilogram has a million milligrams and therefore 1 ppm = 1 mg/kg, 1 ppm= 1 mg/ litre (source: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parts_per_million)
This definition indicates that giving the hydrogen content in ppm on the product, without giving the volume of substance in which the measurement was taken, is confusing and is also why we give the result of hydrogen in ml units substantiated by a test from an accredited laboratory.
Example: Let us assume that we are performing a ppm measurement in three cities: Prague, Brno and Bratislava. Even if we adhere to the same volume of water (1 litre) in all cases, the measured values will be different. The reason for this is the different quality of water in the selected areas. The resulting measurements are therefore completely irrelevant.
Why do we not mention hydrogen values in ORP units?
ORP – oxidation reduction potential, redox potential
The definition taken from the standard: The oxidation reduction potential is an electrode potential, which is the degree of the ability of oxidised forms of substances present in water to attach to an electron and the ability of reduced forms of substances present in water to separate from an electron.
High ORP values can be achieved variously, for instance by a high concentration of vitamin C or also by methods presented on the example below, without hydrogen being present in the measured sample. Giving ORP values in relation to measurements of hydrogen is therefor very disputable.
Example: Ordinary chlorinated potable water has an ORP value between 100 to 500 mV, water from ground bores without contact with oxygen has an ORP of -500 to 250 mV. Interpreting results of ORP measurements is fairly difficult and these results cannot be used to derive clear conclusions such as that water with an ORP of 100 mV is better (healthier) than water with an ORP of 350 mV.
Why did we change from tablets to capsules in relation to the Recovery H2 product?
Capsules can be used to create a much purer and higher quality product without the added ingredients that are necessary during manufacture of tablets in order to assure that the tablets retain their shape and do not crumble.