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Structured Water vs Hydrogen Water: Which is Better for Hydration?

Is hydrogen water's hype justified, or does structured water offer superior hydration? Explore the debate surrounding hydrogen water vs structured water, uncovering whether structured or hydrogen water provides optimal hydration benefits.

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By Cameron-Leigh Henning
Davor Štefanović - Editor for Mayu Water
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated March 25, 2024.

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Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining good health, and we all know that our bodies need water to function at their best. Drinking enough water is essential to keep your joints lubricated, regulate your body temperature, deliver nutrients to the cells, protect the spinal cord, prevent infections, and keep your organs functioning properly.

Being well-hydrated also helps improve cognition, sleep quality, and mood. When you become dehydrated, your organs don't receive the nutrients they need, leading to symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, excessive thirst, and headaches.

However, not all water is created equal. Different types of water can help you stay hydrated more effectively than others. Here is a closer look at hydrogen water vs. structured water and how they can help you hydrate.

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Is hydrogen water the same as structured water?

There is often confusion between hydrogen water and structured water. While both claim to enhance hydration, they operate on different principles.

  • Structured water undergoes molecular restructuring for improved absorption.
  • Hydrogen water is infused with extra hydrogen molecules, purported to offer antioxidant benefits.

What Is Structured Water?

Structured water has an altered structure, with its molecules forming a unique hexagonal cluster. You might be familiar with spring water or uncontaminated natural water found in glaciers—well, structured water is similar.

The chemical formula for structured water is H3O2, which has a more viscous texture. Structured water carries a charge, and thanks to the hexagonal clusters, it can deliver an electromagnetic charge to the mitochondria in your cells.

The cells in your body already carry structured water, so when you drink structured water, vitamins, and minerals are more effectively absorbed by your body's cells. It can be made from regular water, recharges your body, and hydrates it better than tap water.

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Benefits of Structured Water

Structured water has the following health benefits:

  • Improves hydration
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Improves digestion
  • Increases energy
  • Improves sleep quality

How to make structured water

You might be curious about how to get high-quality structured water—well, the good news is that achieving this is not only beneficial but also very easy to do at home.

You can turn regular water into structured water with the help of Mayu Swirl. This nifty vortexing device uses a swirling motion to aerate the water, rejuvenating it while improving its taste and providing additional health benefits. Give structured water a try, and you might find it's the perfect way to boost your hydration and overall well-being.

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What Is Hydrogen Water?

Hydrogen water is just like regular water, but with a twist—it has hydrogen gas added to it. While the chemical formula is still H2O, it contains dissolved hydrogen gas. Hydrogen water is made by bubbling pure hydrogen gas into the water or via a process called electrolysis. You can buy hydrogen water in stores or make your own with hydrogen water tablets.

Structured hydrogen water further refines this concept, combining the principles of structured water with added hydrogen molecules. This fusion aims to maximize hydration efficiency and potential health benefits.

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Benefits of Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen-rich water is believed to have great health benefits, including:

  • It has antioxidant properties
  • It reduces chronic inflammation
  • It enhances athletic performance and recovery
  • Increases energy levels
  • Reduce signs of aging and promote skin health
  • Improves endothelial function and reduces cardiovascular risk

Is hydrogen really good for the body?

H2 gas or molecular hydrogen has been shown to reduce oxidative stress, reduce chronic inflammation, and improve cellular function, which are associated with the pathology and etiology of metabolic syndrome and its associated diseases.

Moreover, H2 gas dissolved in water has also been shown to have therapeutic and ergogenic effects.

Hydrogen vs Structured: The Ultimate Hydration Battle Winner

Staying hydrated is crucial for overall health and well-being. While both hydrogen water and structured water offer unique benefits for hydration and health, structured water improves absorption and delivers an electromagnetic charge to cells.

Including structured water in your daily routine can help you maintain proper, cellular-level hydration and support your body's functions effectively.