Hydrogen and caffeine affects alertness and brain metabolism

ABL Paper in Food Sci Nutr

Check our recent paper in Food Science and Nutrition! We found that drinking a single dose of hydrogen-rich water improves trail-making test performance and reduces the number of errors in symbol digit modalities test in coffee habituated sleep-deprived young adults. The attention enhancement driven by HRW appears to go with notable changes in brain metabolism, illustrated by higher choline-to-creatine ratio levels in the frontal and paracentral brain. Being generally recognized as safe intervention, hydrogen could be thus recommended as a novel intervention that upholds attention in stressed conditions, with its metabolic footprint likely different from caffeine.

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