The decision to purchase a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber for personal use is definitely going to change your life for the better. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is becoming a multipurpose tool and a big game-changer for people looking for effective recovery after various illnesses, recovery after sports performance, or a wellness tool to enhance their health levels.
When you design a health protocol aimed at bio-hacking your body for systemic benefits, it’s a wise idea to consider the therapeutic effects of oxygen under pressure.
The main mission in bio-hacking is to optimize human performance, health, and well-being using integrative methods that bring together science, technology, biology (human physiology) and nutrition. In practice, if you can design the right balance for your life in terms of sleep, nutrition, body exercise, work, personal development and mindfulness, your body will thank you. In the same way one can hack a computer, biohacking is about using science to improve our health with a goal to prolong our life expectancy. In simple words, biohackers want to make their bodies and brains function better by “hacking” their biology.
More than trying to overhaul your life 360 degrees, the purpose of bio-hacking is to implement the 20% upgrades that will bring you 80% of the necessary results. In terms of efficiency, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is part of that 20% that can make all the difference. With HBOT we are using nature and latest technology to optimize our health, performance and wellbeing.
HBOT is one of the few non-invasive therapies that can deliver practical, evidence-based results to improve your health, optimize body and brain performance and help you age beautifully.
What HBOT does is simulate underwater diving conditions inside the hyperbaric chamber and diffuse more oxygen gas into the blood while the body is under pressure. The oxygen dissolves into plasma because of Henry’s Law, a physics law that states that the more pressure that is exerted on a gas, the more that gas will go from gaseous to liquid form. Hyperbaric oxygen dissolves into plasma, therefore penetrates the whole body and nourishes organs, tissues and bones.
Your red blood cells will be very happy for extra oxygen
Red blood cells (RBC) are blood cells that carry and deliver oxygen to the brain, organs and other tissues. Red Blood Cells contain hemoglobin, a protein molecule that binds up to four oxygen molecules at each subunit with the help of iron. The body has a certain amount of red blood cells, so under normal conditions, it is limited in the amount of oxygen it can deliver.
When the oxygen-carrying capacity is compromised, the body can’t generate sufficient energy and this can lead to fatigue, brain fog, cold extremities, chronic infections, severe acute infections and plenty of very unpleasant issues.
The focus of HBOT is to infuse massive amounts of unbound liquid oxygen directly into the plasma by increasing atmospheric pressure to harness the impressive oxygen-carrying potential of red blood cells to reach every injury site in the body.
HBOT enhances the metabolism of energy
Oxygen is the molecule in charge of making ATP, the body’s cellular energy resource. ATP is developed in the mitochondria when oxygen receives an electron from the electron transport chain, forming water in the process. Without oxygen, ATP levels drop rapidly and body systems start to fail. Oxygen is the necessary requirement to make ATP, or energy for any process within the human body.
When the cells start receiving more oxygen in HBOT sessions, they create more energy and increase the flow of all bodily fluids, improving blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid flow, lymphatic flow (helping with detoxification), stem cell activation within the brain, oxygenating cells and tissues, up-regulating the immune system, reversing hypoxia, fighting infections and many other benefits.
HBOT is used as foundational practice for multiple health objectives
HBOT is one of the most versatile and synergistic adjunctive treatments available to accelerate recovery for a variety of conditions, also for overall health maintenance. It’s often used to address complications of radiation therapy for holistic cancer treatment, showing great promise sustaining the body for chemotherapy, radiation, or doing a ketogenic diet. Given that HBOT can stimulate the massive release of endogenous stem cells, HBOT pre-treatment prior to stem cell harvesting procedures is becoming available.
Now, more than ever, people are looking for novel ways to tweak and improve their immune systems. The corona virus showed the entire world how fragile we are. There are already studies published about the positive effects of hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) on COVID-19 patients, showing improved survival rate and success in preventing mechanical ventilation (Guo, UHMS, 2020, Thibodeaux, UHMS, 2020). Some hospitals are using HBOT already as a way to help COVID-19 patients avoid the need for mechanical ventilation. HBOT has been used to improve organ hypoxia and prevent eventual patient intubation and mechanical ventilation. More about HBOT and COVID-19 you can read in our articles here and here.
Oxygen under pressure is a trending practice for bio-hacking. If your mission is to sustain simple HBOT protocols for home use, AHA Fit chamber is what you need to use.
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