HRW – Hydrogen Rich Water

Heinrich H.: The US researcher Tyler Le Baron writes that the dissolved hydrogen content is the sole therapeutic advantage of activated water, although he definitely recommends mildly alkaline water from a water ionizer in the same drinking range as you, i.e. between pH 8 and 9. If I'm not hyperacidic because I exercise a lot and eat a healthy, alkaline diet, why should I buy a relatively expensive water ionizer and not one of the new electric hydrogen rich water makers, which are significantly cheaper and specifically designed to to fill the water with hydrogen gas?

Your question is completely understandable. But initially it's not a question of price. Because good electric HRW makers are nothing more than top ionizers, the versions for small quantities such as those produced by the HRW makers are usually significantly cheaper than the fashionably chic HRW devices. If you really want to drink the water in a neutral pH range because you don't want it to be alkaline, you would just have to remove the diaphragm insert from a cheap top ionizer and could then also make the same HRW. Usually even faster, as top ionizers work with more power.

Given the exploding level of research on the therapeutic benefits of HRW since 2007, I would in no way contradict you and Mr. Le Baron that HRW obtained through diaphragmless electrolysis can be used sensibly and safely in many therapies.

The effect is likely to be that of the German engineer Alfons —>Natterer Hydropuryl N, which was first marketed as a specialty drug in 1937 and which he produced in the middle chamber of a 3-chamber cell without a diaphragm membrane.

It was only in the 60s that this neutral electrolyte water was replaced by the varieties Hydropuryl S (acidic) and Hydropuryl A (alkaline = basic).

The same effect can also be achieved by mixing A and S back.

Therefore, 3-chamber cells have not been needed for decades and the 2-chamber system has become established.

Of course, you can also produce HRW with any continuous water ionizer by combining the alkaline and acidic outlets during bottling. The yield of hydrogen and oxygen is significantly greater because the electrolysis cells are designed for high performance. Such devices are of course significantly more expensive, but they also offer the advantage of built-in pre-filters, which are often recommended for our tap water, especially if we want to ionize it for drinking.

A HRW maker is a single-cell electrolysis device. The water is not only enriched with hydrogen from the cathode, but also with oxygen from the cathode. With hydrogen we have an effect that is desired by therapists due to its antioxidant character. Oxygen, on the other hand, is the counterpart of hydrogen and is therefore oxidative, but the oxidation of hydrogen does not take place immediately and only takes a detour, so that both gases remain separated in the water in a relatively stable manner and do not react to form water.

Sosuso-Hydrionator-Mobile-Single-Chamber-Water-Ionizer-spEAW German HRW

HRW device readings

Nevertheless, after 14 hours, even with multiple HRW production runs, everything is over, as you can see from my measured values ​​shown on the left for an HRW device called SUSOSU Plus (identical to ARUI Hendy) with Munich tap water.

Pressing once causes a 1-minute electrolysis process in which you can see both oxygen and hydrogen bubbles rising.

In addition to pH and ORP, I also measured the TDS value, i.e. the conductive particles in ppm.
This device also has a ring filled with minerals, the use of which actually worsened the results.
It is primarily intended for very soft water, such as that found in Japan and Korea, and is generally of no use in this country.

So what could speak for such a product? Oxygen has a slight taste-improving effect. Anyone who has tasted swirled or levitated water knows this, because a water swirler is nothing more than an ORW maker (oxygen-rich water) by swirling in oxygen from the air.

But swirlers usually don't have efficient pre-filters either and, if at all, they are installed in front of the swirler, which is not really recommended given our polluted and often germ-contaminated air.
That's why, in my opinion, an HRW maker that is filled with filtered water is definitely preferable to a swirler. Vortexers also increase the redox potential by whirling hydrogen and carbon dioxide out against the oxygen.
However, the loss of carbon dioxide makes the water slightly more alkaline. Incidentally, this also happens in an HRW device, as carbon dioxide is displaced during electrolysis. Activated water that is remixed from a pot or continuous ionizer is usually slightly more alkaline than tap water.

Let us now consider the hydrogen solution capacity of the SUSOSU HRW water from Munich tap water examined above. The specified one-time production, which ends after 3 minutes, shows a value of 210 micrograms (ppm)/liter. By pressing it 8 times, i.e. 24 minutes of production time, you get 779 micrograms. This value cannot be increased by 60 minutes of production time (20 x 3 min.) or 75 minutes (25 x 3 min.). The maximum point for the water used settles at 828 micrograms/liter and is therefore just over half of the highest value of 1577 micrograms/liter that I measured for this type of water with a diaphragm ionizer. So you need to drink approximately twice the amount of water to enjoy the same amount of hydrogen as with this Susosu HRW device. That's actually not a bad thing, because you should drink a lot of activated water instead of the usual everyday drinks that are rich in oxygen and carbon dioxide. But who wants to drink water all the time? That's why I consider the alkaline water from a diaphragm ionizer to be significantly better than the water from an HRW device.

What is the reason for that? In my opinion, the explanation arises from the counteraction of oxygen and hydrogen in a redox process that is not separated by diaphragm electrolysis between the simultaneously produced hydrogen and oxygen, which has not yet been fully explained for electroactivated water. Nevertheless, the basis of an explanation is very simple and over 200 years old, the basics already guessed by the founders of electrochemistry Alessandro Volta and Johann-Wilhelm Ritter and the brilliant discoverer of the electroactivation of water Alfons Natterer. The great chemist Nernst, with his seemingly everything-explaining pH/redox potential equation, only had the pH value dissolved in water.
Substances in the field of vision, but not the water itself, which acquires new properties through the process of diaphragm electrolysis, which Vitold Bakhir first noticed in the 70s but was initially unable to explain.

As is well known, water molecules consist of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. These are in a mutual redox balance, which can be expressed in millivolts and depends on the pH value.
If, as in water electrolysis, oxygen and hydrogen are allowed to gas through the water at the same time without a diaphragm, the redox balance changes depending on which gas leaves the water faster. This in turn depends on the complete composition of the tap water and how much of these two and other gases were already dissolved in the water before electrolysis.

The measurement examples with the SUSOSU described on the penultimate page showed that the lowest redox potential occurred during the 3-minute electrolysis. In this phase, more hydrogen was dissolved in the water than oxygen. This ratio then changed during the 7 x 3 = 21 minute electrolysis because the redox potential increased again. After 14 hours, the water was almost as balanced between oxygen and hydrogen as before electrolysis.

During electrolysis with a diaphragm, oxygen is removed from the cathode water, while it accumulates exclusively in the anode water. The hydrogen in the cathode water, on the other hand, no longer has a redox partner and the water has a very low redox potential.

So when it comes to producing truly hydrogen-rich water, diaphragm electrolysis is fundamentally superior. Wealth in hydrogen is like when someone goes shopping for a lot of money: you don't know whether the buyer is paying for everything with a loan or whether he is really that rich. The fact is, of course, that you can also buy sensible things on credit.

In this sense, the hydrogen produced in an HRW maker through simple electrolysis also makes sense, as over 500 serious studies with such water show. You can find these clearly and up-to-date on the website:

Of course, no one who, like me, has been drinking alkaline activated water with pH 11 for 9,5 years will want to do without the alkaline side of activated water from diaphragm electrolysis. I'm definitely too late to drink HRW water myself.

As soon as the alkaline buffer bicarbonate stops in the human blood at the age of around 45 for reasons that are still unclear, I agree with Dr. Walter Irlacher: With age and lifestyle come spa and acidosis diseases. His concept of deacidification, which we have presented to tens of thousands of readers and patients scientifically since 2006 in the Human Service Manual, has so far gone unchallenged, and still completely convinces me: oxygen does not belong in the water, but in the lungs and blood.

And water that is as rich in hydrogen as possible belongs in the digestive system. So we should drink it.

What is the role of hydrogen in our body? It is simply the basic currency of all energy processes in the body. In his Nobel Prize speech in 1937, Albert von Szént Györgyi put it this way: “Our bodies really only know one fuel, hydrogen. Our food, carbohydrates, is basically just a packet of hydrogen...and the main event in its combustion is the separation of hydrogen." There is no simpler or better way to put it. Chemically it is very complex.
Back to your question: I admit that I don't always eat healthily and don't do enough exercise. In addition, I fight for dominance in my body with the usual acidosis diseases such as diabetes, allergies and cancer.
But for a completely healthy person who is actually not hyperacidic, I see HRW water as an alternative to get away from really acidic drinks and water.
Simply switching from lemonade to plain tap water reduces the acid load in the body more than any change in diet from a mixed diet to vegetarian. This is especially the case if you switch to very slightly alkaline HRW if you don't yet need to make the jump to real alkaline active water.
It is only half the effect in the base area. But at least it's better than sliding further along the cascade from hyperacidity syndrome to hyperacidity catastrophe - like the uninformed others - into an old age with suffering and illness. I was on this path myself until I started thinking more deeply.

Excerpt from the book by Karl Heinz Asenbaum: “Electro-activated water – An invention with extraordinary potential. Water ionizers from A – Z”
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