Chinese scientists have developed a hydrogen therapy that can reverse the aging process, as reported by the "South China Morning Post".
This news has quickly spread through international media. The scientists hope that this groundbreaking therapy could even bring relief to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
"A team of Chinese researchers has developed an anti-aging therapy using hydrogen, which could potentially reverse age-related changes in the body and prevent geriatric diseases," the "South China Morning Post" reports.
Hydrogen Therapy Could Reverse Body Aging Processes
For some time, scientists have been aware that hydrogen - the lightest and simplest of all elements - could slow down or even reverse the cellular aging clock. "However, turning this knowledge into a practical therapy proved to be challenging," the newspaper writes.
Now, a Chinese research group, Nature Communications, claims to have solved the ancient puzzle of immortality. According to the report, the group's plan involves safely delivering high concentrations of hydrogen molecules over a long period, allowing these molecules to exert a therapeutic effect.
Using nanotechnology, the experts developed an implant designed to deliver hydrogen directly to the body with an efficiency 40,000 times greater than other methods.
In the past, people believed that drinking hydrogen-rich water or inhaling hydrogen gas could stop the aging process, but permanent success was never achieved, the "South China Morning Post" argues.
Bone Repair in Mice
According to the published article, the implant is designed to release hydrogen slowly and evenly over a period of up to one week (even releasing hydrogen for 9 days), which "represents a significant improvement compared to the 30-minute absorption for hydrogen-rich water."
The study showed that prolonged treatment with the implant contributed to the repair of bone defects in older mice, which were the equivalent age of a 70-year-old human.
He Qianjun, the lead author from Shanghai's Jiao Tong University, expressed confidence that continuous hydrogen delivery could become a common cell-aging countermeasure technology, capable of treating various age-related diseases, including preventing and treating conditions such as Alzheimer's.
Hydrogen, acting as an anti-inflammatory agent, has been recognized for eliminating toxic particles on the skin that cause aging. This lightest of all gases shows a universal revitalizing effect on various cells and tissues of the human body. The aging process often results from cell inflammation and the body's loss of regenerative capacity, which progresses as the body ages.
He Qianjun told the "South China Morning Post" that the next significant challenge for the team is extending the duration of hydrogen release. Although further research is necessary before moving on to human trials, the development of high-efficiency hydrogen-delivering materials is considered key to further advancements in this field.