Oxidative therapies must not be confused with oxygen therapies.
Oxygenation (or oxygen) therapies are designed to increase the oxygen content of your blood and tissues through the administration of oxygen at higher concentrations than exists in normal room air.
Oxygenation therapies are very limited and include:
- Wearing an oxygen mask, nasal cannula or an oxygen tent
- EWOT (Exercise With Oxygen Therapy)
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers
Normal ambient (room) air is about 21% oxygen. The rest of the air we breathe is about 78% nitrogen, 1% argon and less than .05 % of CO2 (carbon dioxide). The remainder of the air we breathe has a very minute amounts of neon, helium, methane, krypton, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen, xenon, iodine, carbon monoxide, ammonia and ozone. Of course, depending on the climate and location, there are differing amounts of water vapor, petrochemicals and other pollutants in our air.
“Oxygen” refers to the single atom of oxygen. It can also refer to O2, the molecular oxygen that we breathe. Unfortunately, it is classified by the medical profession as a drug and, hence, its use, above normal air concentrations, is regulated by physicians.
Oxidative therapies are those that stimulate the body’s oxidative capacities, which are required for energy metabolism, detoxification and immune function but result in multiple benefits including, but not limited to:
- Stimulate white blood cell (immune cells) production.
- Directly and indirectly destroy viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells.
- Increase oxygen delivery from the blood to the tissues…remember healthy cells need oxygen and cancer cells are damaged by oxygen.
- Anti-angiogenic, which means that they inhibit the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors.
- Oxidize and degrade petrochemicals and other toxic substances.
- Increase red blood cell membrane flexibility so that they can deliver oxygen even through very narrowed and diseased vessels.
- Stimulate the production of interferon, tumor necrosis factor, and other cytokines, which are needed to fight infections and cancers.
- Increase the efficiency of the anti-oxidant enzyme systems, which scavenges excess free radicals in the body.
- Stimulate the citric acid cycle, which is how the body produces energy from fuels in the presence of oxygen (aerobic metabolism) also called ‘oxidative metabolism’ or ‘cellular respiration’.
- Increase the oxygen content of the blood and tissues.
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