Do human cells produce hydrogen? If human cells can produce hydrogen, we can study the conditions and laws for human cells to produce hydrogen, and immediately determine that hydrogen is an absolute endogenous biological molecule, rather than a vitamin like regulatory substance produced by intestinal bacteria. To clear up this problem is very helpful to explore the molecular basis of hydrogen effect.
On the one hand, it is possible for human cells to produce hydrogen. Ma Xuemei, a professor of Beijing University of Technology, recently preprinted this article to prove that mitochondria in plant cells can produce hydrogen under hypoxia, which not only explains the cellular molecular basis of hydrogen production in many plant cells, but also suggests that mitochondria may be a potential hydrogen producing organelle. Although there is no research evidence to prove that animal cells produce hydrogen, the similarity of biochemical processes determines that this possibility also exists.
On the other hand, there are chemical barriers to hydrogen production in biological systems. Unlike ordinary chemical reactions, biological systems are not easy to produce hydrogen. The reason may be because of the strong biological buffer system. The strong acid-base buffer makes the acidity in biological tissues less, which leads to the low concentration of free hydrogen ions. In the near neutral solution, more reduction tension is required to combine two accidentally generated hydrogen atoms into hydrogen. Another bigger problem is that oxygen is ubiquitous. With the help of heme, oxygen maintains a relatively high oxygen tension in the biological system, which brings another obstacle to the generation of hydrogen. Because the accidentally generated electrons or hydrogen atoms are very easy to combine with oxygen, coupled with the continuous production of active oxygen with stronger oxidation activity in the biological system, hydrogen has nowhere to hide and the chance of combining with another electron is greatly reduced.
At present, the problem of hydrogen production by human cells can only be discussed theoretically. However, this discussion is helpful for us to understand the height of hydrogen biological effects and to straighten out the path of exploring the molecular basis of hydrogen biological effects.
Since the discovery of biological effects of hydrogen, hydrogen has played a key role in regulating lipid metabolism and sugar metabolism. As a selective antioxidant, hydrogen has an effective and obvious therapeutic effect on liver ischemia, drug-induced hepatitis, cirrhosis caused by bile duct obstruction, fatty liver and other types of liver diseases.
In recent years, medical research has found that the use of hydrogen molecules to reduce malignant free radicals plays an anti inflammatory and anti toxic role. The biological function of hydrogen is to eliminate active oxygen or free radicals in the body. The human body will produce excessive active oxygen free radicals due to ultraviolet radiation, environmental pollution, intense exercise, smoking and drinking, fatigue, excessive psychological pressure, drugs and other reasons. The oxidative damage caused by the increase of active oxygen free radicals is an important reason for many diseases and aging of the human body.
If you drink water rich in hydrogen molecules for a long time, it is very good for human health. It can improve human metabolic function, reduce blood viscosity, enhance blood vessel elasticity, and remove excess fat. After drinking hydrogen rich water, hydrogen is absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract faster than water and enters the blood, and is transported to various organs and tissues through the whole blood circulation.