Don’t Fall for This New Celebrity Hydrogen Water Trend

You may be tempted to drink the same water as the celebrities, but we’re going to stop you right there. Not only will drinking hydrogen water, a new celebrity craze, fail to make you as beautiful as Blake Lively or as buff as Zac Efron, it’s unlikely to give you any benefits at all, according to available scientific evidence. (And if you’re still asking questions about the benefits of tap water vs. bottled water, here are the answers.)

Fox News dove into the trend, which involves water with a higher concentration of hydrogen. The stuff ain’t cheap, as 11 ounces will set you back $3, a tablet that will hydrogenate a 16-ounce glass of water is $1 each, and a machine to do it for you is about $500. For that money, there better be some serious science behind it, right?
Those who tout the water will point to benefits including antioxidant activity, boosted energy, help recovering from a workout, lower inflammation, and the slowing of the aging process. But according to Sonya Angelone, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, any studies supporting these claims were conducted in laboratory settings, which makes them difficult to validate. “Drinking hydrogen water is supposed to provide more hydrogen ions in the blood so the blood is more alkaline,” she told Fox News. “However, there really isn’t enough scientific evidence to support the claims that hydrogen water has any benefits over plain tap water.”If you still insist on drinking hydrogen water—maybe you just like it better for whatever reason—just make sure you don’t get ripped off any further. Buy hydrogen water stored in an aluminum pouch, otherwise the hydrogen escape the container and you’re likely to be drinking plain water by the time the product gets to you.

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