While reviewing the early offerings of H2 products online in America, we couldn’t help but be impressed by the stunning array of claims that were being touted. We couldn’t help wonder if some of the claims were “too good to be true”.
We asked Tyler LeBaron, the founder and executive director of MHF the scientific-based nonprofit (www.molecularhydrogenfoundation.org), which we found featured on virtually every H2 related website we visited if he was concerned about any claims being made. MHF focuses on advancing the research, education, and awareness of hydrogen as a medical gas. His site is definitely designed for scientific types.
Tyler was gracious and patient with us. His patience was critical because understanding the chemistry and learning a new scientific language doesn’t come naturally to most people, or at least to us. References to our notes accumulated during our meetings meetings with Tyler will be found sprinkled throughout various articles appearing on this site.
Tyler expressed a number of concerns that he has with the way that some online websites were exploiting his efforts and were abusing the science. His concern really opened our eyes about how clever businesses are when it comes to surrounding scientific facts with attention grabbing words intended to support claims that are not factual at all.
Here is a summary of concerns that Tyler expressed about online marketing appearing in the H2 industry:
Tyler LeBaron and his foundation do NOT endorse any companies or products.
Tyler is grateful to anyone that is spreading awareness of the benefits of molecular hydrogen. However, the use of his images, videos, content, and website that appear on company websites does not mean that Tyler endorses those companies or products, or is even aware of their existence.
Inaccurate or False Claims
Tyler expressed his concerns about the way many companies are twisting the facts about H2 on internet websites. Tyler pointed out three areas of concern:
False or unsubstantiated claims about H2 (e.g. H2 can cure cancer)
Inaccurate science about H2 (e.g. H2 is a negative ion, or, H2 is alkalizing)
False or unsubstantiated claims about H2 attributed to Tyler and/or MHF (e.g. Tyler said or MHF says)
Misleading Claims of H2 Content in Products or H2 Production by Products
Tyler also expressed concern about companies that tout H2 benefits for products that lack therapeutic levels of hydrogen, or have no H2 content at all. He recommends that all hydrogen-water products should be tested with H2Blue (see: www.H2bluetestkit.com) which is a novel redox titration reagent “his words” that can detect and measure the concentration of hydrogen in water.
H2 Healthy Living agrees with Tyler’s assessment about the need to test products Our staff has tested every product on our RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS list as part of our due diligence process to learn about products and the companies that produce or distribute them.