Among the research interests of Dr. Pablo Campra (of recent graphite-in-Covid-vaccines claim) is something called electrolyzed reduced water (ERW). One of the (Asian) groups studying this presents is as

Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) is a functional drinking water containing a lot of molecular hydrogen and a small amount of platinum nanoparticles (Pt NPs, Table ​Table1).1). ERW is known to scavenge ROS and protect DNA from oxidative damage [1]. We previously showed that ERW was capable of extending lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans by scavenging ROS [2]. Molecular hydrogen could scavenge ROS and protected brain from oxidative stress.

I looked at their "[2]" self-cited study and it does have rather bold findings that ERW extended the lifespan of the worms by 11%-41%.

worms cultured in ERW-Water medium exhibited a significantly extended lifespan (from 11% to 41%) compared with worms cultured in ultrapure water-Water medium.

Basically, has this kind of research on ERW benn reproduced by other groups? Does ERW extend the lifespan of animals (worms or anything else) when substituted for regular water, which appears to be the main claim there, if I'm not too confused by the unusual/technical terminology in the latter paper ("water-Water" etc.), terminology which however appears omitted in more general presentations...

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    I'd question whether any such thing as ERW even exists (outside the world of pseudoscientific buzzword bullshit) before asking whether it has useful properties. Can they demonstrate reproducible properties using credible measurements?
    – matt_black
    Dec 4, 2021 at 10:17
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    Does the nematode mentioned even have a brain to protect from oxidative stress? And Frontiers in Microbiology writes: "The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is used as a central model system across biological disciplines. Surprisingly, almost all research with this worm is performed in the absence of its native microbiome, possibly affecting generality of the obtained results." Dec 4, 2021 at 17:10
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    Hmm, „molecular Hydrogen“ is, well, hydrogen in its usual form. But I doubt that it will still be molecular when dissolved in water. According to Wikipedia, the effect of platinum nanoparticles in biological systems is quite unknown while nanoparticles made from other metals are known to cause ROS… I’d rather support @matt_black that ERW isn’t even a thing. Dec 5, 2021 at 16:45


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