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An Oxygen Tank Or Portable Oxygen? That Is the Question.

September 18, 2019 4 min read

An Oxygen Tank Or Portable Oxygen? That Is the Question.

Lauren Carlstrom, O+ Team Member | 

If you’re considering where you can buy a portable oxygen tank, try an Oxygen Plus (O+) portable oxygen canister. Why has Oxygen Plus become the answer for many people looking for an oxygen tank? Take a deep breath and inhale some oxygen facts.

In 2003, Oxygen Plus Founder, Christine Warren, simply wanted to make it easier for people to breathe easy. Before the creation of O+, many people associated oxygen with uncomfortable, awkward, even embarrassing cannulas for sick people. Moreover, access to oxygen was often rooted in a medical criteria or threshold that limited some individuals who needed, or wanted, an oxygen boost in their everyday life.

It’s important to note that, while Oxygen Plus products are safe when used as directed, any person with a medical condition should consult his or her doctor prior to using O+ products. Intended for intermittent, short-term use, the pure recreational oxygen in Oxygen Plus products help to restore depleted oxygen levels to optimal levels, which are usually between 96% to 100% SpO2.

Unlike heavy oxygen tanks, O+’s lightweight, durable oxygen canisters offer the same functional benefits offered by a traditional oxygen machine. Yet, O+ is portable and readily available for anyone who wants to boost oxygen levels.

Oxygen generator with breathing tube

Portability of an Oxygen Canister – Oxygen Plus

Oxygen Plus is pure recreational oxygen that’s breathed – through your mouth or nose – from a lightweight, hand-held canister which releases oxygen with the push of a button. Extremely lightweight, O+ oxygen canisters are available in various shapes and sizes, which fit in your pocket, purse or bag. Designed for one-time use, Oxygen Plus canisters are 100% recyclable after use, and are made from 70% recycled content.

Standing just 8.5 inches tall, the easy-to-use O-Stick dispenser – which comes in the O+ Elevate Pack with two (2) O+ Refills – offers 50+ breaths per O+ Refill in a portable white shell for on-the-go energy and recovery. Loading a fresh O+ Refill in the O-Stick is as easy as changing a battery in a flashlight. Other popular and portable, fully-recyclable, Oxygen Plus products include the O+ Biggi (11.25 inches tall with 220+ breaths), the O+ Skinni (7.5 inches tall with 50+ breaths) and the O+ Mini (4 inches tall with 24+ breaths). If you’re still learning when your oxygen levels are low, you may also want to purchase an iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter, which is available on

The O-Stick and O+ Refills, part of the O+ Elevate Pack by Oxygen Plus

Accessibility of Canned Oxygen – Oxygen Plus

In the U.S., Oxygen Plus is available to all people without a prescription, and is safe for all ages and persons when used as directed. Since O+ is not a medical product or intended for medical use, it is neither regulated nor approved by the FDA.

You can buy Oxygen Plus online, and save 20% if you “Subscribe + Save.” This auto-ship option allows you to pick your product and have it delivered to your door at a 15-, 30-, 45- or 60-day interval frequency. You can swap out your O+ product, skip an order, and change your delivery location any time.

Quality of Oxygen Cans – Oxygen Plus

Our Recreational Oxygen is derived from Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen (ABO), which is what pilots breathe in the cockpit of an airplane. ABO is highly regulated and tested to prove that it has a low moisture content, so in this way, it is a better source than medical-grade oxygen which requires less testing. Much like medical oxygen, ABO oxygen (and thus, Oxygen Plus) has a high purity or percentage of around 99 percent. When you inhale Oxygen Plus, it naturally mixes with ambient air around you, lowering the final percentage of oxygen that’s inhaled. Therefore, while impossible to measure the actual percentage of oxygen delivered with each breath, it is roughly 97% oxygen due to the process or application of breathing O+ oxygen.

Oxygen Plus canisters are the only recreational oxygen canisters on the market that are manufactured in a pharmaceutical-grade, FDA-regulated facility in the United States. Filled, assembled and quality-controlled in the U.S.A. with the highest industry standards, Oxygen Plus is fulfilling its vision to be the company leading the development, manufacturing and marketing of portable, enriched, recreational oxygen for wellness-minded persons worldwide.

Benefits of Canned Oxygen – Oxygen Plus

The body’s natural and most prolific source of energy, O+ oxygen provides portable energy and recovery on-demand – helping to restore depleted oxygen levels to optimal levels. Sub-optimal oxygen levels can occur when you travel, drink alcohol, vigorously exercise, study or work too long, or are exposed to poor indoor or outdoor air quality and higher elevation. As multiple clinical studies show, Oxygen Plus tops off your oxygen levels, helping you think, feel and perform your best (Moss, 1998; White, 2013; Wilbur, 2004). In that way, topping off your oxygen levels with pure oxygen is similar to drinking enough water or consuming other important nutrients or vitamins.

The lightweight, portable nature of Oxygen Plus products, which are readily accessible, and offer the equivalent quality and benefits of oxygen tanks are strong reasons to give O+ a try.

If you’d like to learn more about your health and wellbeing, and how Oxygen Plus can help you go farther at work, home and play, elevate your IQ and buy Oxygen Plus online at



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White, J., Dawson, B., Landers, G., Croft, K., & Peeling, P. (2013). Effect of supplemental oxygen on post-exercise inflammatory response and oxidative stress. European journal of applied physiology, 113(4), 1059-1067.

Wilbur RL, Holm PL, Morris, DM, Dallam GM, Subudhi AW, Murray DM, Callan SD (2004) Effect of FIO2 on oxidative stress during interval training at moderate altitude, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(11):1888-94.

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