Silica Hydride: Longevity’s Missing Link
MegaHydrate (and Phi Sciences’ earlier products, Mega H and MegaHydrin) are the breakthrough nutritional inventions by Dr. Flanagan. To understand why Silica Hydride is so important, the concept of hydrogen is first required to understand. Most know that hydrogen is essential for life. Oxygen burns hydrogen to create the energy that drives our body. The transport of hydrogen is considered by many as the missing factor in the search for the cause of the aging process and the secret to age reversal. As we grow older, cells dehydrate and our hydrogen pool depletes. The hydrogen pool protects cells from free radical damage.
Virtually all longevity researchers agree that free radicals are responsible for the aging process. However, in the debate on aging lies the long, unresolved paradox that while oxygen is the source of all life, it is also the cause of aging. Dr. Flanagan devoted a tremendous effort to find an antioxidant that can control and reverse cell damage by oxidative free radicals.
“Oxidative free radical damage” is to humans cells as rust is to metal. Hydrogen protects human cells from oxidative free radical damage and provides energy to cells when they burn oxygen.
What Free Radicals Do
Free radicals steal electrons from cells. The loss of electrons causes damage to cellular structure and DNA, thus bringing aging, cellular deterioration and disease.
An antioxidant is a compound which gives up an electron to a free radical making it harmless, and protecting against cell damage. Hydrogen is the smallest atom. MegaHydrate molecules are many times smaller than the larger molecules of any other known antioxidant.
At the same time, each MegaHydrate molecules also releases only one electron. One milligram of MegaHydrate gives up many more electrons than one milligram of any other antioxidant. Antioxidants work together in a cascading process. For example, Vitamin C gives up an electron and becomes a weaker free radical. Though not damaging, once it donates its electron, Vitamin C does become a minor toxin and has to be eliminated.
Vitamin C will then steal an electron from beta carotene, becoming an even weaker free radical. Subsequently, Vitamin C then steals an electron from Vitamin E. This process continues until the free radical is eliminated from the body.
MegaHydrate is the only known form of antioxidant that does not become a free radical. Other forms of antioxidants are necessary to help support the cascade of antioxidants which protect the body. A multitude of antioxidants is the most effective way to prevent free radical damage.
All antioxidants share a common factor in being sources of hydrogen. Hydrogen is the ultimate antioxidant and the source of protons for Adenosine 5-Triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the biochemical battery that supplies nearly all the energy needs of the human body. It is the currency of life.
Hydrogen is also vital in maintaining an alkaline biological terrain in the body. Bio-terrain describes whether cellular pH level is acidic (unhealthy) or alkaline (healthy). This terrain, absent of free radical damage, is vital in reversing the acidic chemistry of the body. Converting bio-terrain from acidic to alkaline is a very important function of hydrogen.
Acidic chemistry in the body is the feeding ground of disease. Virtually all cellular waste and most internally-generated toxins are acidic. If a bio-terrain is very acidic, possibly due to high yeast or bacteria content in the stomach, that physiology may have an initial adverse reaction to MegaHydrate. Some people report feeling stomach pain. People who are highly acidic should begin with one or two capsules. It is VERY IMPORTANT to drink between eight and 12 ounces of water with Crystal Energy to enhance the effects of MegaHydrate.
If cellular bio-terrain is out of a healthy range, then cells cannot perform and a person is at high risk to contract acute and chronic disease as well as physical deterioration. Poor bio-terrain (acidic) is associated with rapid aging.
Maintaining a Healthy Bio-Terrain
Due to its contribution of negatively-charged hydrogen, MegaHydrate is a powerful factor in creating a healthy cell environment.
Hydrogen is the smallest element known. Each day, the body uses about a half pound of pure hydrogen for the production of ATP. Hydrogen bonds are the glue which hold DNA molecules.
Dr. Flanagan theorized that DNA bonds can be revitalized, driving his effort to develop MegaH and subsequently MegaHydrate. As we age, the DNA helix coils more tightly, losing flexibility.
DNA in human skin illustrates this point. Younger, more resilient skin is flexible because its DNA coils are still flexible.
Contraction of the DNA coil may reduce the number of times cells can divide. Presently, cells can only divide about 50 times. Increasing the reproduction ability of cells extends human life. If the DNA helix can relax by activating the DNA hydrogen bonds, this can have a very profound effect on the ability to increase the regeneration of cells.