When oxygen levels are increased, the red blood cells and plasma pick up the extra oxygen, and provide it to our body tissues. Waste gases and toxins are removed more efficiently and cells begin to function normally. Anaerobic viruses, bacteria and fungi, unable to live in an oxygen – enriched environment, are compromised. Oxygen builds resistance to infections like yeast (candida albicans) that thrive in an oxygen deficient environment. Oxygen helps to neutralize acids in our body, like lactic acid resulting from muscle overload. Our body’s chemical reactions are “fired-up” due to the increased oxygen levels. We burn fat more efficiently. Sleep often improves. We feel better, our body is healthier and we think more clearly because of increased oxygenation.
LiveO2 therapy introduces a simple way of getting massive amounts of oxygen into the cells. In 15 minutes one can open the cells allowing them to detoxify as they gulp down higher levels of oxygen. All it involves is breathing high levels of oxygen while exercising. The higher oxygen level in the lungs creates a greater head of pressure to drive oxygen into the pulmonary capillaries. The exercise moves the circulation faster, ensuring a greater oxygen carriage throughout the body. Initially, the oxygen pressure in the veins rises, as more oxygen is getting through to the venous side, but it is this oxygen that allows the capillaries to repair the transfer mechanism. We also use what is called adaptive contrast training where we simulate altitude training (Like training at 14,000ft elevation) with intervals which allows us to get vasodilation driving oxygen further into the cells.
LiveO2 therapy does everything that hyperbaric therapy (HBOT) does and more. HBOT does not reach the threshold of oxygen where a broad, deep, and quick anti-inflammatory effect occurs. Anti-inflammatory oxygen therapy is like putting out a candle flame with your fingers.
In the first 15 minute session (or let’s say first 3 sessions), the inflammation in the capillaries will begin to be lowered and a layer of toxins will be cleared. Oxygen will rush into the cells bringing the energy and the physiological processes necessary to heal. It used to be called Oxygen Multi Step Therapy or EWOT (Exercise with Oxygen Therapy), which would take as much as 32 hours to do what can be done in 15 minutes due to the amount of oxygen consumed with LiveO2 therapy.
Oxygen Multi Step Therapy was invented by Dr. Manfred von Ardenne of Germany. Dr. von Ardenne was one of Otto Warberg’s prize students. Warberg received the 1931 Nobel Prize for proving that cancer can only grow in an oxygen-starved environment. Cancer is anaerobic. Dr. von Ardenne went on to do approximately 150 studies combing exercise with extra oxygen.
The more oxygen we have in our system, the more energy we produce meaning the healthier we are. Oxygen is the source of life to all cells and therapy that focuses on providing high levels of oxygen to the capillary beds is extremely effective. Having a lack of oxygen causes impaired health or disease and death. This requirement for oxygen makes oxygen the most important supplement needed by the body. We simply cannot live without oxygen and yet achieve or maintain optimal health. Some doctors like Dr. Guyton go as far as saying, “All chronic pain, suffering, and diseases are caused from a lack of oxygen at the cell level.” What he did not say is low oxygen conditions lead directly to inflammation. Chronic inflammation mirrors our body’s low oxygen state.
Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological energy that can result in anything from mild fatigue to life threatening disease. Dr. Parris M. Kidd said, “Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the immune system.”
Benefits of Oxygen
- Increases stem cell growth
- Increases white blood cell production and strength
- Significantly shortens the inflammatory process
- Increases oxygen levels in tissues (hyperoxia)
- Significantly reduces swelling
- Significantly reduces edema
- Will improve range of motion
- Increases the production of collagen
- Increases growth of cells that form reparative tissue (fibroblastic proliferation)
- Supports scar tissue rehabilitation
- Promotes greater tissue strength
- Enhances the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
- Increases oxygen perfusion in the area around wounds
- Stimulates new capillary growth
- Improves the survival of tissues in the ‘grey area’ of crush injuries
- Increases production and improves the action of Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts
- Improves bone regeneration for faster recovery
- Helps prevent infection
- Enhances ability of white blood cells to remove bacteria and debris (leukocyte activity)
- Destroys harmful bacteria (Antimicrobial effect)
- Oxygenation positively affects the Blood Flow
- Destroys harmful bacteria and viruses, hepatitis, candidiasis (yeast overgrowth), parasitic infections, mycotoxicosis, etc.
- Stimulates the immune system (rheumatoid arthritis) rather than suppresses it.
- Improves blood circulation to the capillaries, decreases viscosity and separates the red blood cells; supports peripheral vascular diseases, arrhythmia.
- Can improve lung function and improves the ability of red blood cells to pass on oxygen to other tissue in emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis etc.
- Promotes anti-aging and rejuvenation by increasing oxygen delivery to cells, tissue and organs.
- Decreases inflammation.
- Reduces pain, relaxes tired muscles:fibromyalgia,
- Relieves stress and “burnout” – nerves are calmed.
- Speeds up the metabolic process (Improves circulation and nutrient delivery within the body) and results in a loss of 200 – 250 calories per session).
- Reverses hypoxia (lack of oxygen) in the tissues – gangrene, diabetic infections, AIDS/HIV, etc.
- Detoxifies – reduces environmental toxin load and is esp. helpful with environmental hypersensitivity.
Inflammation, Acidity, and O2
LiveO2 therapy increases the blood microcirculation and consequently we see a permanent elevation of the oxygen influx and uptake. At the basement of life inflammation is inseparable from lower pH, oxygen, CO2 and cell energy levels. And then with inflammation, low oxygen, low CO2 and acid conditions we have hordes of viral, bacterial and fungal sharks ready to start biting on tissues. We have acid conditions created anytime we get into low oxygen conditions so actually the best way of moving the body towards a more alkaline condition is to increase oxygen and CO2 levels simultaneously.
The position of the oxygen dissociation curve (ODC) is influenced directly by pH, core body temperature and carbon dioxide pressure. According to Dr. Warburg, it is the increased amounts of carcinogens, toxicity, and pollution that cause cells to be unable to uptake oxygen efficiently. This is connected with over-acidity, which itself is created principally under low oxygen conditions and thus under low bicarbonate and carbon dioxide levels.
Oxygen and Sex
The secret to great sex and better performance and pleasure in bed is oxygen delivered to the cells in high quantities. Most doctors and people do not know that the ultimate aphrodisiac is oxygen. Breathing oxygen seems to get a “man’s motor running,” and oxygen-rich blood is one of the most important components for erectile health. Oxygen levels vary widely from reduced levels in the flaccid state to very high in the erect state. For women, it relaxes them and makes them feel sensual and sexual.
Oxygen-rich blood is one of the most important components for erectile health. Oxygen affects two substances that are important in achieving erection: Oxygen suppresses transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-B1). TGF-B1 is a component of the immune system called a cytokine and is produced by smooth muscle cells. It appears to stimulate collagen production in the corpus cavernosum, which can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Oxygen enhances the activity of prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 is produced during erection by the muscle cells in the penis. It activates an enzyme that initiates calcium release by the smooth muscle cells, which relaxes them and allows blood flow. Prostaglandin E1 also suppresses production of collagen.
Stress and Oxygen
When we learn that each stressful event in our life can drop our oxygen score drastically we can begin to understand how central successful oxygen therapy can be. As we age our oxygen level drops on average of 5 points per ten years. Between ages 30-40 our oxygen level drops the most (up to 10 points. The danger zone is an oxygen level of 60 or less. We could all live happily until 120 if properly supplied with oxygen and are in good health. Our best oxygen score is 100 which normally is found in young children and we can return to that with Multi Step Oxygen Therapy. However, only about 1.5% of the oxygen transported in the blood is dissolved directly in the blood plasma. This is increased dramatically when LiveO2 therapy is used.
Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency
Muscle aches and pains
General body weakness
Cancer and Disease
Fatigue and Sleep Disorders
Suppression of the Immune System
Memory Loss & Poor Concentration
Oxygen and Anti-Aging
The body’s ability to transfer oxygen to the cells becomes damaged as we age. When oxygen pressure falls, there is not enough pressure to push the volume to a usable state inside the cells. This transfer of oxygen from the blood to the cells is perhaps the most significant underlying factor in whether we live a healthy life or not. The more damaged the transfer mechanism becomes; the more likely we will become ill. This is why we are more susceptible to illness as we age.
Time Magazine wrote, “What makes cells age? Wear and tear, yes. But biologically, says, Dr. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, its lack of oxygen that signals cells that it is their time to go. Without oxygen, the energy engines known as the mitochondria become less efficient at turning physiological fuel like glucose into the energy that the cells need to function. Eventually, they shut down.”
Mark Twain said, “Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.” Nobody enjoys the little signs of aging we see when looking in the mirror each morning. People spend billions of dollars a year on products and surgeries to help look and feel younger: hair re-growth products, dyes to hide the grey, anti-wrinkle face and eye creams, cosmetic injections, surgeries and more.
LiveO2 therapy actually raises the arterial oxygen pressure back to youthful levels brining levels of oxygen into the cells that have the power, not just to prevent aging, but also to push back on time. We can push back against death if we are at death’s door and we can regress our vascular age and thus actually get younger if we persist with our oxygen training.
Flooding the body with oxygen will have excellent results for eye problems as we age including cataracts (this is understandable, since the lens of the eye is known to be oxygen-deficient already). Other illnesses that benefit from Oxygen Therapy include senility, joint disturbances, liver and internal organ disturbances, infections, radiation exposure, late effects of strokes, poisonings, burns, and stress.
Oxygen Therapy- LiveO2
Single $45 $60
3 Pack $120 $165
10 Pack $350 $500
See Membership pricing under Cryotherapy for more information.