Molecular hydrogen institute speaks on COVID and Molecular Hydrogen

COVID-19 Pathophysiology & the Rationale for why Molecular Hydrogen is being clinically investigated

Tyler’s message:

I have received many questions about the potential use of molecular hydrogen for COVID-19. In response I made a short video to address this question, and was able to include actual footage of H2 being used in China for COVID-19 patients. Please “like” and “share” the video so that we can help spread the education and awareness of molecular hydrogen.

This video discusses COVID-19 pathophysiology and the rationale for why H2 is being clinically investigated. Molecular hydrogen (H2 gas) has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects (1), which make it potentially useful for COVID-19. Several clinical studies in China are investigating H2 therapy in COVID-19 patients (2,3). The  preliminary results appear to be quite positive (4,5), which has prompted Dr. Zhong Nanshan, the epidemiologist who discovered the SARS Corona virus in 2003, to recommend H2 therapy for COVID-19 (6). The latest version of the official guide for the diagnosis and treatment COVID-19 by the Chinese National Health Commission includes hydrogen inhalation as a recommendation (7,8,9). However, more research is needed to confirm these positive preliminary results.  (see also ref 10,11 in Chinese).

Again, there is still no clinically published evidence that H2 will truly benefit COVID-19 and this information is solely for educational purposes and does not constitutes clinical evidence and is not intended to replace the guidance from your healthcare practitioner.

Also please forgive my few gaffes as I put this extemporaneous video together. For example, at one time it sounds like I suggest that cytokines will “release” neutrophils, but it I mean “recruit” neutrophils.


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We are a science-based nonprofit under Section 501(c)(3), and our mission is to advance the research, education, and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas. The positive effects of H2 have now been demonstrated in over 170 different human and animal disease models. However, we still have a lot of research to do. We still don’t know exactly how H2 works, and we must elucidate its primary targets and molecular mechanisms. We also need to better confirm its effects on humans with larger, well-designed clinical studies

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