Oxygen Tanks for Your Body are the New 2018 Health TrendThe List What's The Deal
Earth's atmosphere is about 21 percent oxygen. But for some people, that's just not good enough. That's right, now more and more people are trying hyperbaric chambers, which let you relax in pressurized air made of 95 to 98 percent oxygen. Breathe O2's Lori Bryant is helping us get the scoop into the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HOT).
Even though some people swear by it, the FDA has issued advisories that effectiveness has not been clinically established for claims that hyperbaric oxygen therapy treats things like cancer, autism or diabetes. Also, HOT is usually not covered by most insurances, and it can be pricey.
1. Increased Energy
Bryant says HOT is very much like recharging your batteries. She compares it to drinking coffee without the bad breath. When you're inside the chamber, it's increasing oxygen, glucose and ATP. ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate, which is involved in intracellular energy transfer. And you can't get these benefits from breathing oxygen through a tube.
It's actually the pressurization that is forcing about 300 percent of oxygen into the blood plasma, which is then infused into the cells that have been damaged or dormant. These are places that the red blood cells can't get to normally.
2. Improved Focus & Concentration
During HOT, all your cells are working optimally, so then we can think better and focus better. It promises to help decrease stress and increase relaxation.
3. Physical Healing
HOT also promises to reduce inflammation. You don't know if you have inflammation in your stomach, in a ligament, in your kidneys, everything. So, someone may be in here for two or three months and they'll be relieved of knee pain. Even though they started treatment for an entirely different reason, proponents even say they get sick less often.
When you increase white blood cells and blood flow, you're able to fight off disease easier and faster. With all the toxins and everything out in the world today, we need that as much as possible. It's important to note that memberships can lower the per-session cost. Or you can split the costs and go with a group to a pressurized Hyperbaric room.
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