Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is Oxygen?
Answer: Oxygen is a colorless, tasteless, non-combustible gas. It is the most important element on earth. The atmosphere comprises 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen and 1% traces of other gases, at sea level, and in some locations, the oxygen level is as low as 9%!

Question: What is an Oxy-Aroma™ System?
Answer: An Oxy-Aroma™ System dispenses up to 85% purified oxygen that is mixed with essential oils and is inhaled through an Oxy-Aroma™ Inhaler.

Question: Is this medical oxygen?
Answer: No. Medical oxygen is 90% pure oxygen; you must have a license to dispense it and a prescription to receive it. An Oxy-Aroma™ System provides up to 85% oxygen. Oxy-Aroma™ System personnel are prohibited from making specific claims as to the benefits of inhaling purified oxygen.

Question: Why do I need Oxygen?
Answer: We all need oxygen to convert fuel - the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that we eat into energy to fuel the body. The conversion of body fuels is similar to the process of combustion; fuel and oxygen is consumed, while heat and energy is generated. This is called 'metabolism'.

Question: Is extra oxygen safe for everyone to use?
Answer: Generally yes, however Oxy-Aroma™ Therapy is intended for use only by healthy individuals. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant we recommend you consult your doctor before use.

Question: How does the extra oxygen work?
Answer: In 2 ways:
1. Oxygen saturation level in the blood is increased from 97% to 99%. (Dr Andrew Scholey, 2001, Director Human Cognitive Performance Unit, University of Northumbria)
2. Partial pressure of oxygen in the blood is increased which drives more oxygen into the muscle tissues. (Professor Daniel Sessler, University of California, 2000)

Question: How many minutes should I do for an Oxy-Aroma™ Session?
Answer: We recommend a limit of 3 x 20 minute sessions in a 24 hour period. Using more will not gain you extra benefits. Do not use continuous hours of extra oxygen.

Question: What benefits will I notice and how long will they last?
Answer: Initially you will be aware of a refreshing feeling of cool filtered extra oxygen flow, leading to a feeling of clear headedness. The extra oxygen should also give you a natural boost, and revitalize your body and mind. The effects will last during your Oxy-Aroma™ Session and afterwards, for a period of a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the length of time of your Oxy-Aroma™ Session and depending on you as an individual.

Question: What science is there to backup the benefits of extra oxygen intake?
Answer: The benefits of extra oxygen are regularly researched throughout the world and have long been proven to enhance physical and mental performance in healthy adults. Here are some of the findings from recent published studies;

  • A higher concentration of oxygen in the inspired air significantly enhances memory formation, cognitive performance, and reaction time. (Scholey et al., 1999, Physiology and Behavior)
  • A higher concentration of oxygen in the inspired air will significantly enhance recovery, enhance performance and reduce lactate accumulation during intermittent activities. (Kleiner and Snyder, 1995, Journal of Strength and Conditioning)
  • A higher concentration of oxygen in the inspired air is known to significantly improve endurance performance. (Plet et al., 1992, International Journal of Applied Physiology)
  • Extra oxygen is beneficial, where as less oxygen is detrimental for maintaining maximum performance. (Cabrie et al. 1991, Journal of Sports Medicine and Applied Physical Fitness)

Question: How does the Oxy-Aroma™ System work?
Answer: Extra oxygen is delivered to you by a process known as PSA, – pressure swing absorption. Used in military fighter jets, this technology works by drawing in surrounding air, filtering out other gases and pollutants, then delivering oxygen at a higher concentration than normal air.

This technology has huge advantages over the use of pressurized canisters or cylinders, which have a limited capacity, need to be regularly refilled, and have to be handled and stored very carefully due to the high pressure to which they are filled.

Question: What are Oxy-Aroma™ Cartridges?
Answer: Oxy-Aroma™ Cartridges contain specially blended aromatherapy oils designed to enhance the benefits of breathing extra oxygen. There is a wide selection available, which allows you to match your mood to the aroma of your choice – e.g. increased energy, relaxation, or relief from stress and colds.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These Statements are for educational purposes only and it is not meant to replace the services or recommendation of a physician or qualified health care practitioner. Those with health problems or pregnancy are specifically advised that they should consult their physician before taking any supplemental oxygen.

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