There are a number of vital nutrients that are essential to our health, but none are more important than oxygen. In fact, Oxygen is the most vital nutrient we consume. It provides 90% of our energy, compared to food and water which provide only 10%. Needless to say, we wouldn’t last long without it.
Have you ever taken a nutritional supplement such as a multivitamin, fish oil or magnesium? These supplements can be helpful to make up for common nutrient deficiencies. Two-thirds of Americans take at least one nutritional supplement, but supplementing with oxygen is almost unheard of. Oxygen might be the most important supplement you’re not taking!
Benefits of Oxygen Supplementation
Destroys harmful bacteria
Increases white blood cell production and strength
Enhances the growth of new blood vessels
Helps prevent infection
Increases oxygen levels in tissues
Increases stem cell growth
Increases the production of collagen
Positively affects blood flow
Speeds wound healing
Shortens the inflammatory process
The air at sea level contains about 21% oxygen so we all get a daily dose of oxygen from the air we breathe, but some of us aren’t able to utilize all of the oxygen we are breathing in. Similar to food, it’s not all about what we take in, but rather what we absorb and utilize. An individual with gut issues isn’t able to absorb and utilize the nutrients from food as effectively as a healthy person. Similarly, individuals with damaged cells and poor mitochondrial health aren’t able to properly utilize the oxygen they take in. This results in an oxygen deficiency at the cellular level and poses a number of health threats. When the cells don’t have a proper supply of oxygen they aren’t able to perform their functions properly and the body’s ability to generate new cells is decreased. You’re your body loses the ability produce enough healthy cells to keep you healthy any number of symptoms and diseases can manifest.
Oxygen is the most important nutrient we consume, and if you're facing a health challenge oxygen supplementation might be the most important thing you can do for your health!
Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency:
Easily get tired
Hard to focus which could lead to memory lost
Weak immunity system so easily infected by viruses, bacteria and etc.
How To Supplement With Oxygen
We’ve established that oxygen is important, and that supplementation might be a good idea. How does one go about supplementing with oxygen? Oxygen doesn’t come in a capsule or softgel like many nutritional supplements. And just sniffing extra hard probably isn’t the most effective solution either. There are a number of ways to supplement with oxygen but our favorite is called Exercise with Oxygen Therapy (EWOT). This involves breathing a higher concentration of oxygen, usually about 95%, while getting your heart rate up.