The following articles, statements and links are just a sampling of the research supporting the benefits of using supplemental oxygen.
University Study: Effect of Inhaling Concentrated Oxygen on Performance
For nearly a hundred years, various ways of inhaling oxygen in higher concentrations have been used to treat respiratory and circulatory problems. The results of the study indicate that inhaling concentrated oxygen may have a positive effect on short-term recovery processes. View the research on how inhaling concentrated oxygen impacts performance.
Oxygen is Essential for Brain Activity
According to Dr. Andrew Scholey, Division of Psychology, University of Northumbria: “Extra oxygen has been shown to enhance mental performance and memory recall in healthy active adults in several clinical studies…. The brain demands at least 20% of the body’s oxygen supply. When it doesn’t get this supply it can lead to issues such as sleep apnea, poor concentration, forgetfulness, mood swings, restlessness, depressive thoughts and low drive.”
– Ref. Pmid: 10604851 (pubmed – indexed for medline)
Harvard Studies: Boosting Your Energy
Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, and is experienced differently by people. The report, Boosting Your Energy, describes different kinds of fatigue and ways to improve your energy level.
Prepared in collaboration with the editors of Harvard Publications and Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. 49 pages. (2013).
How Oxygen Therapy Works
Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen from the air. However, some diseases and conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen…. Certain acute (short-term) and chronic (ongoing) diseases and conditions can affect the transfer of oxygen from the alveoli into the blood. Examples include pneumonia and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
– Read more at the National Institute of Health http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/oxt
Focused Breathing When Combatting Stress
Scientists believe that stress can cause a decrease in the ability to absorb oxygen into the blood, which then results in diminished oxygen to the tissues culminating in muscle fatigue. According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), the act of “focused breathing” is by far the best way to combat stress. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to a person’s brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system triggering a state of calmness.
– Read more at the American Institute of Stress (AIS) http://www.stress.org/take-a-deep-breath/
What Respected Medical Contributors Say
“Extra oxygen enables you to recover more quickly from exertion. It allows someone to train and then exercise again.”
– Dr. John Brewer, head of sports science at Lilleshall Human Performance Centre: Health and Fitness 1999.
“Oxygen can clear your head, help eliminate toxins, and give you a mind high.”
– Andy Davison exercise physiologist Cosmopolitan 2000.
“Increases alertness, improves the body’s ability to burn fat and enhances physical performance.”
– Howard Robbins D.P.M, for The Journal.
“Dr. Parris Kidd stated that ‘oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the immune system; i.e. Resistance to disease, bacteria and viruses.’ Dr. Stephen Levine stated that ‘we can look at oxygen deficiency as the single greatest cause of disease.’ thus the development of a shortage of oxygen in the blood could very well be the starting point for the loss of the immune system and the beginning of feared health problems such as Cancer, Leukemia, AIDS, Candida, seizures, and nerve deterioration.”
– B. Goulet – The Magic of Aerobic Oxygen – Focus on Nutrition
“In all serious disease states we find a concomitant low oxygen state…low oxygen in the body tissues is a sure indicator for disease… Hypoxia, or lack of oxygen in the tissues, is the fundamental cause for all degenerative disease.”
– Dr. Stephen Levine, Molecular Biologist author, Oxygen Deficiency: A Concomitant to All Degenerative Illness
“If you use oxygen for 20 minutes, muscles become loosened; headaches and stress seem to disappear. There is a renewed energy and a feeling of relaxation. I am confident oxygen works.”
– Dr. Richard de Andrea Sunday Herald