Advantages of Live O2 over hyperbaric:
• Sessions last only 15 minutes
• Can be customized to the patient
• No pressurized chamber
• Safer and non-claustrophobic
• Excess oxygen in system for days rather than hours
• Treatments can be a few days apart rather than daily
• Makes your body “pull” oxygen in rather than squeeze it in with pressure
• No ear “popping”
Oxygen is Energy
What is Exercising With Oxygen?
Commonly called EWOT, (pronounced E- watt) is a revolutionary way to get more oxygen into your tissue which can have profound benefits to all of your body’s tissues and systems. Within a short period of time, usually around 15 minutes, we can help your blood absorb as much as 433% more oxygen.
Live O2 - Adaptive Contrast Exercise
During a 15 minute (mild to moderate) workout done on a recumbent bike we combine higher intensity periods of exercise with higher altitude air and periods of rest at near pure oxygen to rapidly increase levels of oxygen in the blood stream. The exercise does not have to be intense and we can modify the protocol for any fitness and health level.
Better than Hyperbaric?
Studies have shown that mild hyperbaric oxygen can increase blood oxygen saturation by 30%. This increased oxygen level lasts about 3 hours after treatment. Treatments need to be at least an hour long and for serious conditions 5-6 times per week. Hospital grade hyperbaric chambers are costly to run and use and have several risks associated with them. Hyperbaric oxygen is a great treatment option for many health conditions, however there are some advantages to the Live O2 system.
Live O2 - What to expect
One of the great things about Live O2 is the ability to customize the treatment to the individual. People with long standing illness can get more oxygen into their system with little effort while people training for performance enhancement can get a supercharged HIIT workout.
The session lasts up to 15 minutes in which you wear a mask attached to a reservoir with two pouches, one containing 95% pure oxygen and one containing high altitude air. We have you do some moderate exercise while monitoring heart rate and blood oxygen levels while switching back and forth between very low intensity exercise and some more intense challenge periods. Switching between these two modes changes the PH of the blood and allows up to 433% more oxygen into the bloodstream. While some may sweat, the treatment leaves people feeling refreshed for days.
We recommend that people wear comfortable clothing such as workout gear to use the machine. We can accommodate those with limited movement, but please call the office to discuss first.
Live 02 is technically an altitude contrast training system. What we do is we put people into a respiratory state where they're getting four times more oxygen than they've ever had before. The super oxygenation triggers an anti-inflammatory response within two minutes so most users will end up in a detox process within two minutes. Our typical protocol is about 15 minutes, so if you compare the product, it's like a hyperbaric chamber only much cheaper and much faster. Most people will end up improving their horsepower or their metabolic energy significantly within a week. A typical 50-year-old male will end up with an improvement in their horsepower of about 50 watts which takes it back about 20 years in functional metabolic age. The apparatus is very simple, it's a reservoir that usually hangs on the wall and then we draw in room air into an air separation unit, we install the oxygen in one side and air that's had some oxygen removed in the other. The person wears a mask over their face and then they breathe while they're under load. So our goal is to get the heart rate as high as possible and have them breathing as much oxygen as possible to trigger the anti-inflammatory effects. The main thing is it's very simple, most people can learn to use it in a few minutes. Clinically speaking the oxygen levels they achieve will last at least three days, the anti-inflammatory effects will last about a year. So one session produced a durable response or durable improvement for up to the year.