Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are major treatment types for cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays (or particles) to kill cancer cells. It may not be a good option for some patients. Receiving these therapies patients may often experience fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. Many side eﬀects are believed to be associated with radiotherapy.
Hydrogen can be administered as a therapeutic medical gas and has antioxidant properties and reduces inflammation. H2 diﬀuses rapidly to reduce inflammation in tissues. H2 water has been shown to improve the quality of life (QOL) of patients during chemotherapy via its antioxidant properties. Hydrogen fights free radicals in your body and protects your cells from the eﬀects of oxidative stress. Daily consumption of hydrogen-rich water improves QOL after radiation exposure. Consumption of hydrogen-rich water reduces the reaction to radiation without compromising anti-tumor eﬀects.
How can hydrogenated water treat ROS?
Molecular hydrogen (H2) reacts with strong oxidants in cells, and its potential for preventive and therapeutic applications has been proposed. Hydrogen has a number of advantages that demonstrate extensive effects, and it can rapidly diffuse into tissues and cells, and it does not disturb metabolic reactions or affect signaling ROS.
ROS (Reactive Hydrogen Species)
Most radiation-induced symptoms are believed to be associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation, due to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during radiotherapy, and may significantly affect the patient’s quality of life (QOL)