Read interesting oxygen facts about the NFL, the distribution of oxygen in your body, who discovered oxygen, when oxygen becomes a liquid and more!
We read about oxygen…A LOT!
Why? Well, most importantly, it’s our job at Boost Oxygen. But it’s also our passion to constantly learn about the benefits of oxygen and share it with our customers.
We also realize that learning should be fun and entertaining! Here are some interesting facts about oxygen you may not know:
- Every team in the National Football League is required to have supplemental oxygen on the sideline for every game… pre-season to championship! It is also on the sidelines of major NCAA programs.
- It’s reported that 300 million years ago, there was a 30% concentration of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere. Today, it stands at a 21% concentration!
- There are TWO world records for holding your breath under water: 11 minutes after breathing regular air, and over 22 minutes after breathing pure supplemental oxygen!
- The FAA formally recommends pilots flying at night at altitude to use their supplemental oxygen to help with night vision! The rods in the back of the eye are apparently very sensitive to oxygen levels.
- Boxing is the only sport we know that officially precludes supplemental oxygen during competition. However, the US Boxing Association also officially REQUIRES supplemental oxygen to be at every bout, in case a fighter needs it afterwards.
- One of the main causes of muscle cramping in sport is the formation of lactic acid. Lactic acid is created during anaerobic (without oxygen) respiration. Athletes who stay in aerobic respiration report significantly less cramping and post workout muscle fatigue.
- 20% of all the oxygen intake into the human body goes to the brain. 21% goes to the liver.
- A study showed that students breathing supplemental oxygen and using glucose tested higher than students that did not.|
- Joseph Priestly usually gets credit for discovering oxygen in 1774. Carl Wilhelm Scheele likely discovered the element back in 1773, but he didn’t publish the discovery until after Priestly made his announcement.
- Supplemental oxygen is a known pulmonary vasodilator. It is also one of the few things that an EMT or first responder can give to someone without knowing their medical history. No one is allergic to supplemental oxygen.
- Oxygen was the atomic weight standard for the other elements until 1961 when it was replaced by carbon 12.
- Oxygen must get down to -297.3F (-183.0C) to liquify.
We’ve got even more facts about oxygen for you! For further reading on Oxygen Studies, Real Data and Real Benefits, head over to the OXYGEN RESEARCH section of our website!