7 Reasons Why You Should Benefit from Oral Oxygen Therapy
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Editor
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Oxygen therapy - especially people with:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Epstein Barr Virus and other Viral Infections
- Poor Circulation and Heart Conditions
. . and virtually everyone else!
Why on earth should we take oxygen supplements? After all, we naturally breathe oxygen through our nose, into our lungs and into the bloodstream –isn’t that enough?
Well, yes, it should be, but these days we are becoming more and more oxygen-deprived because:
- 300 years ago the oxygen level in our atmosphere was more than 30% at sea level, and today it’s only 18.5%. Furthermore, we are losing oxygen in our atmosphere at the rate of 0.5% every 10 years, and that is potentially serious if it continues at this rate. The reason we’re losing the oxygen levels is that toxins in our air caused by industrialisation literally replace oxygen (in the same way as water molecules in the air replace oxygen on damp rainy days, as attested to by many people whose arthritis worsens in damp climates).
- Our blood’s haemoglobin is so bound with Carbon Monoxide from car and tobacco pollution, it cannot pick up all the oxygen it needs.
- O1 (singlet oxygen) has many jobs cleaning up the offending bacteria and viruses, fungi and toxins in our bloodstream and body, and the only way we can get atomic (O1) oxygen directly in the bloodstream is by taking it orally through the stomach (and then from the stomach directly into the bloodstream). It’s difficult to get enough oxygen for all the actions our bodies need to accomplish to keep us healthy.
- Mineral deficiencies due to modern farming methods are now commonplace, and as minerals are required to make digestive and other enzymes, a lack of these enzymes leave a lot of undigested debris around that oxygen must cleanse from the body. A lack of iron or magnesium, or vitamin B12, can also lessen the ability of the blood to carry oxygen round the body.
- Overeating causes additional work for the body which drains oxygen, due to excessive need for digestion and clearing metabolic wastes. Tiredness after a big Christmas dinner is well recognised but even less huge meals are extremely oxygen consuming.
- Shallow breathing reduces the amount of oxygen naturally gained simply through the act of breathing, as any yoga teacher will point out. Just watch a baby breathing from the diaphragm to see how you can fill your lungs to the bottom – most adults fill only the top part of their lungs.
- Excessive stress adds to oxygen depletion, as do any chronic infections, as well as fluoride in our drinking water.
First, a tiny bit of simple science – skip a few paragraphs if you already know this:
There are different types of oxygen - O1, O2 and O3.
O1 simply means a single oxygen molecule (called singlet oxygen, or elemental oxygen, or atomic oxygen, or free oxygen). This is a very active oxygen and has a very short life, usually less than 1/5,000 of a second. Because of this great activity, it’s termed "unstable”.
On the other hand, O2 is called "stable oxygen” and is made up of two O1’s, joined together to make O2. It’s stable because chemically speaking it’s harder to separate them. O + O = O2
O2 Then there’s ozone, which is O3 – three molecules of singlet oxygen joined together.
It’s the first one, O1,or singlet oxygen, that we’re particularly interested in here. All humans and most animals produce an enzyme called Catalase. Catalase is used for a variety of different reasons, but one of its major purposes is to break down hydrogen peroxide (which our immune system naturally manufactures) into two components, H2O (water) plus O1 (singlet oxygen).
Hydrogen Peroxide +Catalase = Water + O
The moment H2O leaves the stomach and enters the bloodstream it is immediately ‘cut’ by the enzyme Catalase, which releases water and atomic oxygen O1. This Catalase reaction happens immediately, so there is no possibility, as many people say, of toxic free radical reactions from hydrogen peroxide. It just won’t happen, because the hydrogen peroxide breaks down almost instantly into water and O1. However, during this very short time of1/5000th second, the singlet oxygen will have taken the opportunity to destroy a bacteria/virus/fungi/other toxin, or it has joined another O1to form O2. So potentially, you’re getting two benefits. You're getting a cleaning-up of the bloodstream, and also an increase of oxygen actually present in the bloodstream.
Oxygen, as O1,has two functions in the body:
- To stimulate the Oxidation Reduction System (the body uses this system to get rid of toxins)
- To detoxify anaerobic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as weak or unusual cells, such as cancer cells.
There are three main types of oxygen-containing supplements to choose from:
- Chlorine peroxide
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Magnesium Peroxide
All of these will act the same in the body, in that all will give up a singlet oxygen which will then immediately combine with another singlet oxygen, to form a stable substance which we know as oxygen. O + O = O2.
Hydrogen peroxide is the richest and purest source of oxygen and has a long history of use in intravenous solutions, and as an external disinfectant. However, there is one disadvantage, and that is that if it is stored unwisely it can literally explode. It also tastes absolutely foul and it’s difficult to take enough orally without feeling nauseous at the thought!
Chlorine peroxide does the job, but leaves a small amount of toxic chlorine behind, which is not ideal. It contains less singlet oxygen than either hydrogen or magnesium peroxides. It has a mild chlorine taste.
Magnesium peroxide does not have the obnoxious taste that hydrogen peroxide does. It’s more stable, eliminating the great care which has to be taken with storage of hydrogen peroxide. It contains more singlet oxygen than chlorine peroxide, and it gives up the very beneficial magnesium.
My choice for oral use is therefore Magnesium Peroxide, and in clinic situations a combination of Magnesium Peroxide for oral use, i.e. supplements, and Hydrogen Peroxide for intravenous or topical use.
AN IMPORTANT RULE TO REMEMBER: In order to get the benefit from oral oxygen, it is important to take it on an EMPTY STOMACH.
note: due to safety reasons, we cannot supply Hydrogen Peroxide via postal or courier methods.
Good Health Naturally Oxysorb is an excellent product that helps the body absorb more oxygen