It’s time to address comments, misconceptions, truths (and half-truths), rumors, facts and innuendo about supplemental oxygen as we answer your 13 common questions about Boost Oxygen!
Whenever you call the Boost Oxygen headquarters (unless it’s the weekend or a holiday – and of course, during normal business hours) you will speak to an actual living, breathing costumer support specialist who will happily answer your questions about supplemental oxygen. After several years of fielding calls, we’ve found that most people tend to have common inquiries about our product. We also realize that in this digital age with any Google search at your fingertips, most prefer instant information gratification instead of a phone call.
Which is why we decided to compile all of these common questions into one comprehensive article – one you can read at your own pace and without the need to speak to our customer specialist! (Her name is Nancy, by the way. She’s also super cool.)
QUESTION: IS BOOST OXYGEN THE SAME AS MEDICAL OXYGEN?
ANSWER: The most common question we are asked is how Boost Oxygen differs from medical oxygen. Our product is not a substitute for individuals who have been prescribed medical oxygen for health reasons. Boost Oxygen is intended for non-medical use. Oxygen therapies that are prescribed by a doctor to treat medical conditions are defined as 99.2% (or above) pure oxygen. Boost Oxygen is Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen (95% pure). Although both are produced in a similar manner, Boost Oxygen is designed for people looking to experience the benefits of purified oxygen in the different facets of their life.
QUESTION: WHY AROMATHERAPY SCENTS?
ANSWER: Boost Oxygen comes in natural and three aromatherapy fragrances – pink grapefruit, peppermint and menthol. They are all-natural, completely safe for inhalation and water soluble. Aromatherapy is the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.
QUESTION: SHOULD I HOLD MY BREATH WHEN USING BOOST OXYGEN?
ANSWER: Yes, but only for 1-2 seconds. Place the mask over your mouth or nose, pull the trigger and breathe in the air for 1-2 seconds and exhale like you would normally breathe.
QUESTION: HOW MANY INHALATIONS ARE IN A CAN OF BOOST OXYGEN?
ANSWER: Pocket Size Boost Oxygen canisters contain over 2 liters of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen. This equates to approximately 40 seconds of continuous oxygen flow. People report enjoying anywhere between 15-40 inhalations of varying length. Medium Boost Oxygen canisters contain 5 liters of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen, which is up to 100 one-second inhalations. Large Boost Oxygen canisters contain 10 liters of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen, which equates to over 200 seconds of continuous oxygen flow, or over 200 one-second inhalations.
QUESTION: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOOST OXYGEN AND THE OXYGEN I BREATHE?
ANSWER: In normal conditions, the air we breathe contains around 21% oxygen (that’s not a typo). Many people are shocked to read that fact. That’s also not taking into account any pollution in the air. Boost Oxygen is 95% PURE Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen. Now, think about how much regular air you breathe when you’re outside exercising or working out. Every cell in your body is designed to burn oxygen–it’s the basic fuel for cell metabolism. Cut back on oxygen and all of those cellular processes become sluggish…you start to feel fatigued or short of breath. Less oxygen equates to cells losing the energy they need to repair DNA. Your immune system begins to weaken. Your risk of becoming sick or contracting disease escalates. Imagine how much your body could benefit from Boost Oxygen?
QUESTION: IS BOOST OXYGEN FDA APPROVED?
ANSWER: While Boost Oxygen is considered an oxygen supplement, we are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and not the FDA. Our product is intended to help people feel better, recover fast and improve performance for altitude, working out, sports and general health and wellness – not for the treatment of any sickness.
QUESTION: IS BOOST OXYGEN LIKE AN ENERGY DRINK OR COFFEE?
ANSWER: We’ve all seen the energy drinks at the gas station or grocery store, in so many varieties and flavors, which promise a quick fix for your drowsiness. What they contain is caffeine, sugars, carbs and calories that can be harmful to your health or cause you to crash after their effects expire – forcing you to drink even more to avoid that crash. The same can be said of the effect of coffee on your body. Boost Oxygen has no caffeine, sugar, carbs or calories. There is no sugar crash with Boost Oxygen. Supplemental oxygen is completely natural and more relaxing and restorative than energy drinks or coffee. Breathing Boost Oxygen improves cognitive performance, memory and reaction time and also makes you feel more alert and energetic.
QUESTION: IS BOOST OXYGEN FLAMMABLE?
ANSWER: No, oxygen is not a fuel itself, but when combined with a fuel or ignition, it can serve to accelerate the chemical reaction. Boost Oxygen cans are completely safe if used as directed.
QUESTION: DOES BOOST OXYGEN HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
ANSWER: There are no side effects to Boost Oxygen.
QUESTION: CAN I BRING BOOST OXYGEN ON A COMMERCIAL FLIGHT?
ANSWER: Although Boost Oxygen is all-natural and safe, the FAA and TSA do not allow recreational oxygen in carry-on or checked baggage. Here is the link for the FAA’s guidance on liquid and compressed oxygen.
QUESTION: HOW DO I KNOW IF BOOST OXYGEN IS WORKING?
ANSWER: While using our supplemental oxygen, you should feel a mental or physical increase or a sense of calm. If you are visiting a higher-altitude location or in the middle of a workout, you should feel the physical and mental effects of breathing Boost Oxygen – performing better, more alert and less exhaustion.
QUESTION: CAN I RECYCLE BOOST OXYGEN CANS?
ANSWER: Our canisters are made out of aluminum, which means they are recyclable. They can be disposed of along with the normal cans you recycle everyday!
QUESTION: WHY IS THE BOOST OXYGEN BOTTLE SO LIGHTWEIGHT?
ANSWER: Oxygen gas is virtually weightless. Boost Oxygen sealed cans are very light, but they are guaranteed as full. The weight of a full can feels empty as the Oxygen inside has no discernible mass. This weight advantage makes Boost Oxygen cans convenient to carry around. Customers have suggested that we should add weight to the cans, but we believe that would be disingenuous and it would also add additional cost to the consumer.
If you’ve made it this far, hopefully we’ve answered many of the common questions you might have about Boost Oxygen! If we haven’t answered your question, hit us up on Twitter (@BoostO2) or Facebook (@BoostOxygenUSA) or email at email@example.com and we’ll answer you as quickly as we can. Or, call our headquarters at (877) 375-2500 or (203) 331-8100 to speak to our customer support specialist! (Remember Nancy? She’s here to help!)