The 30 Year Old Scientist Phenom Who Runs a 2:30 Marathon, Deadlifts 420 Pounds & Drinks Hydrogen Enriched Water.

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My guest on today’s podcast is an absolute phenom and was first introduced to me by Dr. Joseph Mercola, one of the most popular guys I’ve ever had on my podcast (specifically for the episodes How To Reverse The Damage From Cell Phone Radiation, Hidden Sources Of EMF, The Best Way To Measure Your EMF Exposure & Much More With Dr. Joseph MercolaHigh-Fat Fudge Balls, The Best Fruits For Blood Sugar, Egg Allergies & More With “Fat For Fuel” Author Dr. Mercola, and Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More: The Official, Much-Anticipated, Mind-Blowing, Geeked-Out Podcast With Dr. Mercola).

He’s just 30 years old.

He has run a 2:30 marathon and can deadlift 450 pounds.

And he’s one smart cookie.

His name is Tyler LeBaron, and he is the Founder and Executive Director of the science-based nonprofit Molecular Hydrogen Foundation/Institute. His background is in biochemistry, he interned at Nagoya University in the department of Neurogenetics to research the molecular mechanisms of hydrogen gas on cell signaling pathways, he is a director of the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA) and the International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA), he speaks at Medical conferences across the USA for physicians, and at academic biomedical hydrogen symposia and conferences around the world. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research.

He collaborates with researchers at home and abroad and helps advance the education, research, and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and has studied Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Biology Analysis Techniques. His research spans the gamut and includes:

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-Therapeutic effects of hydrogen gas
-Free Radical Biology and Medicine
-Therapeutic effects of electrolyzed reduced water
-Therapeutic effects of exercise for disease prevention and treatment
-Biological effects of inorganic nitrates
-Biological and chemical properties of creatine
-Vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals
-Supplements and ergogenic aids
-Health, longevity and wellness
-Physiology, biochemistry and organic chemistry

During our discussion, you’ll discover:

-What Tyler’s training looks like to be able to lift heavy and also run as fast as he does in an endurance sport…

-Whether Tyler follows any special diet or takes any special supplements…

-How hydrogenated water is far different than regular water…

-The way that hydrogen gas dissolved in water actually affects your cells…

-Whether hydrogenated water blunts the hormetic response to exercise and why it may be one of the few antioxidants one could potentially use in conjunction with hard exercise…

-How hydrogenated water can act as an exercise mimetic, just like “exercise in a pill”…

-The effects of hydrogenated water on exercise performance and also on digestive health…

-The fascinating anti-allergenic and anti-exercise-induced asthma effects of hydrogenated water…

-Why most people haven’t heard of molecular hydrogen…

-The link between molecular hydrogen and so-called “healing waters”…

-How much hydrogen water you actually need to drink to get the benefits…

-Where can people get molecular hydrogen? 

Resources from this episode:

Trusii molecular hydrogen tablets and ultra-high concentration H2 water systems: – a special 15% discount + free shipping are applied automatically at checkout

The essential amino acids that Ben talks about

Kangen countertop water ionizer

-H2Bev molecular hydrogen drink (use code BEN for 10% discount)

HRW molecular hydrogen drink – use code Greenfield to get a free promo package with your first purchase of the tablets, including a ‘to go’ stainless steel double walled gasketed vacuum bottle, a branded phone back ring and a branded USB, value $30!

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tyler or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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34 thoughts on “The 30 Year Old Scientist Phenom Who Runs a 2:30 Marathon, Deadlifts 420 Pounds & Drinks Hydrogen Enriched Water.

  1. Alan Jones says:

    Any comments/thoughts about making it yourself?

    1. Interesting, I'll check it out.

  2. Ben,

    In the episode you mentioned you would be testing the hydrogen products with the strip the dr. Mentioned. Do you have results yet? I’d like to buy some Ben greenfield tested and approved hydrogen tablets.

    1. I have been using the Trusii tablets and enjoying them immensely.

  3. Mitch says:

    I’ve have a counter top ionizer for the past few years and am a bit concerned about leeching metals like described on the podcast, thanks for mentioning Ben. Is there a good way to be sure that I’m not drinking heavy metal rich water? Would a simple, Amazon at home heavy metal test do the trick? Thanks

    1. Yeah you can find some good ones on Amazon:

  4. Angelo says:

    Ben, can hydrogen enriched be added to float tank water for an added float tank experience?

  5. Steve Carter says:

    Thanks for this Ben – what a discovery!

    As a 49 year olde Half IM, hoping to make the the full distance next year when I turn 50 – I think this will be a deal changer. More important than that, I agree that this will be something we will all be talking about in the future – well us wise one’s will be – at least in the future.

    Subscription ordered – can wait to post some results.

    Really appreciate you revealing this – this is the most important thing you can do man – you are helping the greater good mate.

    Love from Down Under xo

  6. Zach says:

    I just finished the podcast today and loved it. Can hydrogen enriched water be used preventatively? I heard a lot of talk on this podcast about using HEW to treat a number of issues, but wanted to make sure that its use wasn’t limited to treatment. Sorry if this was discussed and I missed it.

  7. John Welch says:

    I love how eloquently, and directly, Tyler set the record straight on Kangen hydrogen generator systems (I refuse to call them alkaline systems). The world of water ionization is filled with a bunch of low-quality devices…alloy metals, weak mesh plates, leeching alkaline properties into the water…but, Kangen, is in a class by itself, the real deal.

    Ben, this was my first podcast listen from you, and I will check out more in the future. For me, personally, Kangen has been the single best investment in my health, so I hope you give it a fair shake at some point.

  8. Nicole says:

    I used to suffer from very difficult cramping before that time of the month. And a real loss in energy — this was all prior to consuming Trusii H2 (molecular hydrogen). After 1 week I noticed a difference in my skin (less dry) and I was waking up easily (not hitting snooze 4-5x’s). And fast forward 12 months. I have no cramping prior to my period. In fact I feel great all month – and I haven’t changed anything! Except added H2 into my daily routine. Love this molecule. H2 is a must for your healing, anti-aging and an overall wellness protocol.

    Nicole Alexandra

  9. Brooks Braun says:

    I’m curious why the real information regarding the benefits of Hydrogen are not understood or being discussed. The cost of this tablet is prohibitive and the technology outdated. Maybe people would do better investigating the pioneer of stabalized Hydrogen, Dr.Patrick Flannagen. Hydrogen is Critical because it is the element that allows this one thing.. transmutation. This moves the discussion from transformation, of which the quick odd minds desire, and focuses on the next level, Super Radiant health,

  10. Dave says:

    Trusii – So 1 pill is 15ppm or 15 mg per liter right? If we want 0.5mg/day then 1 pill will give us a 30 day supply? I’m sure that’s absolutely ridiculous, but if yes, will the hydrogen stay in an aluminum canister that long?

    Btw why the ‘H’ is this podcast making me attempt math?!

    1. trusii says:

      Hey Dave, since dose-dependent responses haven’t been established for H2, .5 mg/day seems to be the absolute MINIMUM to see any noticeable physiological results. But like Tyler said on the podcast, it also depends on a lot of different factors. However, more and more research studies are coming out that suggest that getting the higher the concentration of H2, the more effective it can be, especially for those who generate a lot of oxidative stress (athletes) and people dealing with various chronic illnesses. And since there is no way to take in too much hydrogen, we believe you should be maximizing your hydrogen intake (to a reasonable amount). The higher concentrations, at least anecdotally, are producing amazing results with our clients, and we’re currently conducting a case study to gather more information.

  11. Dave says:

    So one Trusii tablet is good for one serving?

    1. trusii says:

      Yessir, but many of our athletes have been using 2 tablets before or after very intense exercise. The results have been remarkable!

  12. Jennifer says:

    Has anyone tested the hydrogen ppm created from the Trusii tablets?

    1. trusii says:

      Hi Jennifer, one of our partners recently tested 1 tablet and came out with 15.5ppm!

      Take a look here:…

      1. Hater says:

        Why the hell are you scamming people? 15ppm? are you crazy? The maximum you can get with sea level pressure is 1.6 ppm! Check gases solubility. 1.6 PPM is MAXIMUM you can get in the natural environment with normal pressure. Can’t argue with physics laws!

  13. Joel says:

    What about molecular hydrogen and SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth)? I was reading that SIBO can be caused by too much hydrogen in the gut, so would molecular hydrogen ameliorate symptoms or make it worse in your opinion? Thanks!

    1. Hey Joel,

      It looks like one of the possible mechanisms by which hydrogen-water might indirectly help or benefit SIBO is by increasing an individual’s gastric ghrelin secretion via its cell signaling function in the stomach, which in turn has a beneficial effect on the increased production of gastric acid and improves intestinal dysmotility. Both of these (low gastric acid production and intestinal dysmotility) are hallmarks/characteristics and or precursors to SIBO. Intestinal dysmotility (dysfunction or lack of strength or coordination of muscles in the gastrointestinal tract) appears to be improved by hydrogen itself and also ghrelin improves it as well. Gastric acid suppresses bacterial growth in the small intestine and duodenum. Improving gastric acid production may improve or have a homeostatic effect on the bacteria in the small intestine. Since hydrogen water may increase gastric ghrelin secretion it may indirectly benefit SIBO in this way. Remember this is a possible benefit based on the data, and more research needs to be done in this area to confirm this benefits. But until then, there are many anecdotal testimonies about hydrogen water benefiting IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s etc.………

  14. John Mills says:

    All of the suggested forms of hydrogen water and devices are way too expensive to even consider. Unless there are devices to make this stuff for pennies (like Colloidal or Ionic Silver) there is ZERO chance I’ll ever be able to add this my regime. I’m afraid of the electrode deterioration that may occur with some cheaper devices. I’ll just stick to filling my jugs at the store via the reverse osmosis dispenser and maybe using a few of Ben’s dads portable water structuring devices and see how that goes.

    1. Ian Hamilton says:

      John, my invention is a simple magnesium based- water filter than infuses H2. It may be more within your budget. We’ve delivered almost 10,000 over the last 3 years to people like you.

      Ian Blair Hamilton

      Founder, Alkaway

  15. Scott says:

    Well, Tyler said it himself, “all hydrogen production is done with electrolysis”. Besides the tablet method of a chemical reaction release bonded hydrogen into the water hydrogen rich water products are most likely made with electrolysis. So, that means – like mentioned on the show, there may be a risk of trace metallic particles in water leaching from the electrodes – your putting your trust into the company’s not to be providing you with trace metals. If a person is still going to proceed drinking HRW, then why not just do electrolysis at home – makes me wonder about these colidal silver water producing kits people do at home.

    Here is a nice little demo of a home kit product with decent explanation.

  16. Ariel says:

    Hey guys, just purchased tablets on the Trusii site and everything works fine! I’ve purchased a number of their nutrition and skin care products over the years and they are amazingly high quality! I know a few of the owners personally and they are really good people.

  17. Matt says:

    Very interested in the Trusii, but almost $70 is a bit too tough on the budget.

  18. CJ says:

    Ben- which one of the Hydrogen waters that you listed is the best in your opinion? What is a minimal level or ppm you want in a product? Have you been taking Trusii? When you go to the Trusii website and try to order, the buttons do not work to actually place an order and have you checked them out? They seem to have some complaints on the Better Business Bureau website. They are also nearly impossible to reach out and contact. Just an FYI for your audience as I hope they are a legit company.

    1. trusii says:

      Hi CJ, thanks for pointing this out. There was a temporary glitch in our ordering system, which has now been resolved! Feel free to go back and check. Just reach out to us at and we’re going to do something special for you for the inconvenience. As for the 1 complaint on the BBB website, we didn’t notice that we had that complaint. Seems kind of fishy to be honest with you but we will look into it immediately. If you take a look on our YouTube channel ( and see some of our client testimonials (and those are only 45 of the hundreds of people that have our H2 water systems), you’ll see just how well we take care of our clients. Our foundation is built upon truly serving each and every client in order to empower them to transform our lives, and we are deeply sorry you got the wrong impression of us. Again, contact us at and we will assuredly take care of you.

    2. Trusii says:

      Hi CJ, so sorry you had that issue. We had a temporary problem with our ordering pages but it’s since been resolved. Please contact us at and we’ll take care of you for the inconvenience.

    3. That is the same question scientists are asking and is still under investigation. However, the animal and human studies generally provide about 0.5 to 1.6 mg or more of H2 per day, and these doses show statistically significant benefits. So, if your water has a concentration of 1 mg/L (equivalent to 1 ppm, parts per million), then two liters will give you 2 mg of H2. Although the effective concentration for some people and some diseases may be lower and/or higher, these doses are simply what have been seen to exert benefits. I believe all issues with Trusii have been sorted out, yes I recommend them!

  19. rachel says:

    this is amazing. i tried to purchase the molecular hydrogen drink & tabs but neither ship to Australia!

    1. trusii says:

      Hi Rachel! Please contact us at and we’ll take care of you… we DO ship to Australia!

    2. Ian Hamilton says:

      Rachel, we are in Australia and we sell both.

    3. Mal says:
      I have been taking these.

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