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In the FAQs on their website, H Factor lists many articles related to the potential benefits of this water. There is also more information here for the curious.
Some of the benefits listed on their website are:
"Studies have shown hydrogen water may help achieve peak performance, recover faster, increase blood circulation, helps skin care, relieves allergies & reduce inflammation."
The package is natural aluminium and much better for the environment than plastic. It's still recyclable and such, too. I will say, though, that this was not easy to open with painful hands. It was also quite awkward to hold at times as I was worried that I would squeeze too hard and spill the water everywhere since the package is pretty malleable.
The size of the package was not a good size for my swollen hands, either.
Each bottle comes with its own plastic straw which was interesting. It felt as though that could be made more environmentally friendly somehow.
The recommendation is to drink these within 30 minutes of opening to get the maximum effect.
The taste of this water is off just enough that you know this is not tap water. The taste is similar in off-ness to carbonated water, though this is far less bubbly than that.
I felt as though I should add a disclaimer on here that I am awful at drinking water. I could see the potential for me to feel better drinking two of these a day since I don't drink much at all... But then, within a few minutes of drinking some of this, I actually started to get dizzy, gassy, and pretty nauseous.
Hours later, once I got home from work, I was fairly sick to my stomach. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom or feeling quite queasy. I ended up sleeping on the couch one night due to nausea.
Needless to say, I did not drink another one of these waters. I'm still, frankly, recovering from the first one!
I can certainly see the potential that these could help some of us. After all, many items do help a variety of people whether or not that may be obvious or intuitive at first glance. I do have concerns over how helpful this could be. After all, even Livestrong has its concerns.
This was far too harsh on my GI tract to have any benefits for me whatsoever.
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