Supplemental Oxygen can help during Cold and Flu season
Every year starting in October in the United States, flu activity begins to increase. While influenza viruses circulate year-round, most flu activity peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May. This time of the year is commonly referred to as “Cold and Flu Season”. It’s important to get your flu vaccine shot and drink fluids and get rest if you feel sick or run down, but did you also know that supplemental oxygen can also help?
COLD AND FLU SEASON AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY
In addition to flu viruses, several other respiratory viruses also circulate during the flu season and can cause symptoms and illness similar to those seen with flu infection. These respiratory viruses include rhinovirus (one cause of the “common cold”) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the most common cause of severe respiratory illness in young children as well as a leading cause of death from respiratory illness in those aged 65 years and older. Did you know that indoor air quality can be much worse than outdoor air due to poor ventilation and airborne contaminants, especially in older buildings?
HOW SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN CAN HELP DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON
In addition to proper diet and nutrition to strengthen your immune system during the cold and flu season, you should also consider supplemental oxygen. Your body can become poorly oxygenated as it fights off a cold or flu. Your body needs oxygen so it can provide oxygen-rich blood cells to keep your tissues and organs healthy. Without proper oxygen, you can feel tired and your immune system weakens. Plus, the air we normally breathe contains only 21% oxygen – the majority is useless 78% nitrogen.
Using portable supplemental oxygen if you are sick from the flu or cold only makes sense! Oxygen is also naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and supplemental oxygen can sooth inflamed airways resulting in easier breathing. Boost Oxygen is portable 95% pure supplemental oxygen, no prescription is needed.
Our Menthol-Eucalyptus aroma is particularly popular during this time of year. Why? The scent has long been used for respiratory support and is present in many well-known medical products. The aroma has also been known to ease the discomfort of blocked airways associated with cold weather, helping you breathe easier! Boost Oxygen Menthol-Eucalyptus is the perfect supplemental oxygen to stock up on during winter and the colder months!