Oxygen Supplements, what are they?
Does oxygen need any introduction? This is the only chemical molecule which each one of you knows as this is what you breathe in and out every second. The moment it stops entering your lungs most vital processes stop and the body becomes too weak to survive even a minute longer.
When you hear “oxygen supplements” an atmosphere of hospital pops up in your mind, which is true. Every hospital is equipped with oxygen cylinders to provide prompt supply to patients in the time of need. Oxygen supplements are a novel and successful extension of nutritional and pharmaceutical behaviors.
Many times body experiences shortage of oxygen. It can be due to any disease of simply mental stress. Usually body is unable to perform well because of which oxygen quantity compromises. Under mental stress, body is bound to produce adrenaline for which oxygen consumption is quickened. Oxygen supplements contain oxygen which is compressed in a jar, cylinder or pills to provide oxygen to the cells of human body.
The oxygen you inhale from the environment couples with the oxygen provided through oxygen supplements and enhances the function which altogether improves the performance of body. Nutritional oxygen in these supplements is accompanied with hydrogen sulphate, amino acids, minerals, enzymes and acids.
It has the potential to interact with the deuterium, which is a trace mineral already present in water, to produce oxygen and hydrogen at the level of cell. The mechanism of action of each oxygen supplement might vary from one another. In some oxygen supplements, the administered oxygen breaks down hydrogen peroxide to produce additional oxygen. The oxygen produced is distributed to the cells which increases blood flow and neutralizes free radicals.
Among the oxygen supplements there are substances capable of breaking the bonds of water releasing positively charged hydrogen (nascent hydrogen) and negatively charged oxygen (nascent oxygen). The latter binds to oxygen free radicals, neutralizing them and forming bioavailable molecular oxygen.
These supplements are without contraindications. Therefore they are also suitable for children and pregnant women without side effects and compatible with all types of therapies.
Oxygen supplements which are mostly available in liquid form are also called Vitamin O. This is not a vitamin exactly but the name is provided to recognize its significance in body similar to other vitamins. Most commonly oxygen supplements or Vitamin O is used for relief from arthritis, immunity problems, constipation, depression, headaches, menopause, diabetes, obesity and many other diseases.
These oxygen supplements help to counter both oxidative stress and hypoxia.
The manufacturers claim that oxygen supplements cleanse the colon by producing oxygen which is synonymous to radicals. They produce incompatible atmosphere for the anaerobic bacteria in colon and keep the gut healthy. Oxygen supplements are also used for emergency purpose in hospitals as well as among scuba divers. They use substitute oxygen in case the oxygen runs out. Lastly, the recreational purpose of oxygen supplements has also been explored. With multiple flavors they are easily available at oxygen bars.
Similar to oxygen supplements ozone therapy is also known to have remarkable effects. Unlike oxygen, ozone has three atoms of oxygen. This therapy is widely used in hospitals to disinfect medical instruments and other supplies. As far as in humans, it stimulates immune system to fight against infected cells and drive out the pathogens to cleanse the body. In order to control diseases like diabetes, hemorrhages and viral attacks, ozone breaks down into nascent oxygen which instantly forms oxygen. When the concentration of oxygen increases the infections are reduced.
Oxygen supplements have received recognition among healthcare providers as well as the patients. However, there is no scientific research, information or claim which confirms the accuracy about the functions of these products.