Reduced Water for Prevention of Diseases

Part of the Animal Cell Technology: Basic & Applied Aspects book series (ANICELLTECH, volume 12)


Although water is a very stable substance, it is easily electrolyzed to produce hydrogen and oxygen molecules. Weak current produces only active hydrogen and hydrogen molecule without production of oxygen molecule. Active hydrogen is so small that almost all minerals adsorbs or absorbs it. These facts prompted us to propose “active hydrogen theory of reduced water”. We have demonstrated that electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) and ground waters such as Hita Tenryosui water in Japan, Nordenau water in Germany, Tracote water in Mexico, which are so called miracle water because of their improving activity on various diseases, are all antioxidative water containing active hydrogen and can scavenge intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Reduced water stimulated glucose uptake into muscle and adipocyte cells as well as insulin. It also stimulated the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells and improved the sugar tolerance damage in type 2 diabetes model mice. Reduced water impaired the tumor phenotypes such as rapid growth, anchorage independent growth in a soft agar, morphology, telomere maintenance, and abilities of invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis. It activated the cancer immune systems, suppressing the tumor growth in vivo. Reduced water is expected for utilization for prevention and therapy of various diseases.


Reactive Oxygen Species Intracellular Reactive Oxygen Species Hydrogen Molecule Active Hydrogen Weak Current 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Genetic Resources TechnologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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