Potential Therapeutic and Preventive Effect of Drinking Hydrogen-rich Water on Acute Fatigue

Ailyn Fadriquela, Jesmin Ara, Johny Bajgai, Kyu-Jae Lee, Md Faruk Ahmed, Rahima Begum

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Acute fatigue is a condition defined as a sudden onset of physical and mental exhaustion particularly after a short but strenuous period of physical exercise due to effect of waste product of muscle contraction within muscle fiber and accumulation of metabolites within the muscle fiber. Until recently, it's believed that lactic acid build-up and reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting oxidative stress are the most common causes of muscle fatigue. With prevalence of this condition and due to the lack of effective therapeutics, fatigue-related disorders turn to alternative medicine and other non-traditional practices. Previous studies on molecular hydrogen have reported that hydrogen exerts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and metabolic modulation properties that are beneficial to the cell. Herein we hypothesized that hydrogen-rich water (HW) might ameliorate various impairment of acute fatigue through ROS scavenging activity and elevation of metabolic profile which were related to fatigue such as blood lactate and increasing storage of muscle glycogen, thereby improving physical endurance.

Publish Year 2017
Country South Korea
Rank Positive
Journal Korean Journal of Waters
Primary Topic Whole Body
Secondary TopicExcercise
Model Mouse
Tertiary TopicFatigue
Vehicle Water (Electrolysis)
pH Neutral
Application Ingestion