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DIY hydrogen bath kit

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By RocketNews24

Morians Kiodo, a firm based in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture, is known for developing a new kind of heat pack that is powerful enough to heat food without having to use a flame. It’s certainly a welcome invention for both outdoor adventurer types and people who happen to be experiencing power outages.

Now, the same company has utilized their technological prowess to create user-friendly hydrogen gas-emitting bath kits, which can be easily administered in the comfort of your own home.

Japanese people love visiting natural onsen (hot springs) to relax and detoxify in the restorative waters, so it comes as no surprise that one of the latest trends in Japan is the DIY hydrogen bath kit for home use. The kits, which can be bought on Amazon Japan for 3,500 yen, include seven pure (99.99%) hydrogen-producing packets and a plastic dispensing container. According to the directions, each packet will emit 16 liters worth of hydrogen gas over the span of five hours. Also, there’s no need to worry about clean up–you can easily dispose of the packets in your household plastic trash after use.

So what’s the big deal about this whole hydrogen thing, anyway? According to some studies, hydrogen supposedly acts as a powerful antioxidant to combat harmful free radicals, which may cause cellular damage and lead to aging, diseases, or even cancer if accumulated in your body. Hydrogen molecules are exceedingly tiny, so they can easily permeate and be absorbed into the skin. Other beneficial side effects include increased blood circulation (which consequently raises body temperature) and an increase in metabolism.

Here’s a custom-made video in case you want to see the bubbles in action.

Source: Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun

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Unfortunately we'd have to avoid romantic candlelit bathing sessions, or you'd get more of a bang than you expected. ;)

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I always thought that Hydrogen was highly flammable thats why they stopped using it in airships, so realising 5 ltrs of Hydrogen into a small area, is this going to be an accident waiting to happen? BOOOM!

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Don't worry. Japanese bathrooms are designed to be very well-ventilated. That's why they never ever have problems with mildew. Ever.

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Water is two parts hydrogen one part oxygen. Haven't had any problems with water exploding. This is just adding more hydrogen to the water. I don't think there is enough oxygen for it to burn.

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