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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy vs Oxygen Training

Updated: May 9, 2023

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!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves a pressurized tube or room that provides pure oxygen in air pressure levels that are up to three times higher than average. As you sit or lie in the chamber, you breath in pure oxygen so that it enters your blood and travels throughout your body, allowing for tissue repair and the restoration of normal body function. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years as an effective method of treating a number of conditions. In the United States Hyperbaric oxygen requires a prescription and can be quite costly. It is often difficult to gain access to a chamber and it can be a slow process.

Oxygen Training

Oxygen training is a form of EWOT (exercise with oxygen therapy) that involves breathing higher levels of oxygen (usually 95%) during exercise in order to pump oxygen into the cells faster. Regular oxygen therapy from an oxygen concentrator involves breathing oxygen at about 5-10 LPM (liters per minute).  In order to flood the body with oxygen it will take up to 36 hours.  With Maxx O2 advanced technology the body is flooded with oxygen at a much higher rate.  This allows the same amount of oxygen to be delivered in 15 minutes. When you deliver and utilize more oxygen to your cells you:

  • Increase energy levels

  • Improve cell health

  • Experience improvement in tissue and organ function

  • Stimulate your immune system, reducing the probability of future illness

  • Reduce inflammation in the body, starting with the vascular system and joints

  • Improve mobility

Which is Right for You?

Hyperbaric oxygen and oxygen training are both fantastic options but for most people we recommend oxygen training because of its ease of use, accessibility, lower cost, accelerated benefits, and overall functionality.

In the United States Hyperbaric oxygen requires a prescription and can be quite costly. It is often difficult to gain access to a chamber and it can be a slow process. It often takes many sessions to achieve the desired results. You do not exercise in hyperbaric chambers. This means that there’s no carbon dioxide buildup to equal the additional inbound oxygen.

Oxygen training, on the other hand, works to increase your heart rate, allowing you to make more carbon dioxide, increase partial pressure and force more oxygen to distal hypoxic tissues. This is a natural process and utilization of oxygen. Because EWOT increases your heart rate while also increasing oxygen intake, you will likely see results much faster.

Why Supplement with Oxygen?

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.

Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency:

  • Easily get tired

  • Acute fatigue

  • Body weakness

  • Dizziness

  • Depression

  • Hard to focus which could lead to memory lost

  • Circulation problem

  • Digestion problem

  • Acid stomach

  • Muscle pains

  • Irritability

  • Lung problem

  • Weak immunity system so easily infected by viruses, bacteria and etc.

  • Chronic diseases


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