Are Hydrogen Water Bottles Legit?

Are Hydrogen Water Bottles Legit?

Janine has felt very sluggish lately. She has been struggling to get out of bed in the morning. When she does, she is feeling all sorts of aches and pains.

It’s been a while since she’s seen her doctor, but she’s pretty sure he’d diagnose her with…something. She doesn’t really know what it would be. Chronic fatigue syndrome? Some kind of mitochondrial dysfunction? Arthritis? All three?

One day, she’s watching her favorite podcast Diary of a CEO, and the guest is human biologist Gary Brecka.

Towards the middle of the show, he shows off this interesting water bottle that produces hydrogen water. It peaks her interest because he says that among its health benefits are a reduction in inflammation, which she thinks might be causing some of her problems.

When the show’s over, she looks for hydrogen water bottles, but then she becomes overwhelmed. There are SO MANY types of hydrogen water bottles to choose from. Which one should she get?

Hydrogen Water Bottles Are Not Created Equal

If you do a Google search for “Hydrogen Water Bottles,” you’ll find about about a million different results of a million different bottles.

Okay…maybe we’re exaggerating — just a little. The truth is, there are quite a few hydrogen water bottles on the market. They look the same, but they vary a lot in price and quality.

Some of them are as low as $50. The Echo products are actually at the higher end, with the Echo Go+ Hydrogen Water Bottle at $249.99.

Echo Go+ Hydrogen Water Bottle - Echo Technologies

You Get What You Pay For

If you look at the word “cheap” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first definition says, “charging or obtainable at a low price.” 

But the word itself also has a negative connotation because when things are inexpensive, there is generally a reason for that. The material is usually not as good, which means it falls apart more easily. 

It’s no different with hydrogen water bottles. The Echo Go+ is at the higher end of the price range, but if you look at the quality of the machine overall, it’s completely justified. It doesn’t break easily. You won’t have to constantly replace it. There are no harsh, chemically smells — which is a common complaint about the cheaper models. Most importantly, it produces more hydrogen than other models.

How Much Hydrogen Does The Echo Go+ Produce?

The Echo Go+ produces from 2.5 to 4.5 parts per million (ppm) of hydrogen in 10 ounces of water. That is some of the highest quantities that a hydrogen water generator can possibly produce.

Now, let’s look at a cheaper version, ION Bottles - Pro. It costs about $100 less at $149.99, and most you can get is 3 ppm. That’s only 0.5 more than what you get from the Echo Go+ at the low end!

You can get some hydrogen water bottles even cheaper than that. The Mineral Stream hydrogen water bottle is going for $56.90 right now. It only produces about 2 ppm during its entire cycle. That’s less than the least amount of hydrogen you can produce with the Echo Go+.

Not All Hydrogen Water Bottles Can Handle Minerals

One of the biggest things that separates the Echo Go+ from other hydrogen water bottles is that you can literally use tap water, and you’ll still get hydrogen out of it. We still recommend you use distilled water because that will produce the most hydrogen, but it’s not always realistic. 

For example, let’s say you are hopping on an airplane. A lot of our customers have told us the Echo Go+ gets past security without any problems, but most airports don’t sell distilled water. You have to settle with either bottled water or water from the drinking fountain. Either works, but we recommend bottled water in that situation.

Other hydrogen water bottles don’t have the same proprietary technology that ours has. Their machines aren’t capable of producing hydrogen gas around the minerals. The Echo Go+ can.

Wait…Why Do We Need Hydrogen?

So now that you know which bottles will produce hydrogen the best, you may be wondering why having hydrogen gas in your water matters in the first place.

We have an in-depth explanation in our article What Is Hydrogen Water, but we’ll also explain it right here.

Hydrogen water is a powerful antioxidant. This means it neutralizes harmful molecules called free radicals. If free radicals are left unchecked, they can destroy your cells in a condition known as oxidative stress. 

Oxidative stress is linked to a number of health problems including inflamation, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neural disorders, and more. It’s actually blamed by many scientists for the complications many of us have as we age.

Hydrogen has been shown to relieve oxidative stress by going after the most harmful free radicals and signalling more antioxidants to be made. 

Benefits of Hydrogen Gas

Researchers from a variety of specializations have published more than 1300 studies about the effectiveness of hydrogen gas. Because it relieves oxidative stress, there are a lot of different health benefits that affect various parts of the body:

And all that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more health benefits that we know about, and scientists are still discovering new ones.

How Electrolysis Produces Hydrogen Gas In Water

One thing that every hydrogen water bottle has in common is that they all create hydrogen gas in your water using a system called hydrolysis. Here’s how it works.

  • The water has an electrode in it, which is an electrical conductor that has two different parts — a positively charged anode and a negatively charged cathode. 
  • At the anode, water molecules are split apart, creating oxygen gas (O2) and hydrogen ions (basically just hydrogen atoms without any electrons).
  • The hydrogen ions go through a specialized proton exchange membrane (PEM) to get to the cathode side. 
  • The PEM blocks both the O2 molecules and extra electrons that were created when the molecules were split apart.
  • The electrons travel through an external wire that leads back to the cathode, where the hydrogen ions are waiting.
  • With those electrons, the hydrogen ions are able to combine, and they create hydrogen gas (H2).
  • The oxygen gas is released into the air.

Echo Is The Original

We don’t mean to brag, but we did hydrogen water before it was cool 😎. 

No, really. Most hydrogen water bottles on the market are direct knock-offs of the Echo Go+. They are similar in design, similar in function, but they are NOT similar in quality.

Getting a hydrogen water bottle from any other company is like getting store-brand lemon lime soda instead of Sprite. Sure, you might get a similar taste, but it’s not nearly as good.

Click here order the original Echo Go+ today!

Table of Contents
  • Hydrogen Water Bottles Are Not Created Equal
  • How Much Hydrogen Does The Echo Go+ Produce?
  • Not All Hydrogen Water Bottles Can Handle Minerals
  • Wait…Why Do We Need Hydrogen?
  • How Electrolysis Produces Hydrogen Gas In Water
  • Echo Is The Original

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