Oxygen Bars vs. Portable Oxygen: A Comparison

Oxygen bars and portable oxygen are both great ways to give your body a quick pick-me-up via pure oxygen. They both work by introducing higher levels of oxygen to your system in order to combat fatigue, stress, consuming too much alcohol, mental fogginess, muscle aches, jet lag and symptoms related to high elevation. Take a look at the differences between oxygen bars and portable oxygen with this guide from Oxygen Plus (O+). Got oxygen?

Oxygen Bars

The primary downfall of oxygen bars is that they're stationary, meaning you have to go to a physical destination in order to breathe pure oxygen. That being said, oxygen bars do provide some benefits: they give recreational oxygen a social aspect and can be a great addition to a party. Oxygen bars also enhance a spa-like environment, where massage chairs and aromatherapy can help you relax. Oxygen bars also offer recycled air or filtered oxygen, a lower percentage of oxygen than most recreational oxygen products, as well as more portability than their on-the-go counterparts. Thus, oxygen bars can be thought of more as a place to partake in an activity rather than a convenient, on-demand everyday boost.

Portable Recreational Oxygen

Compared with oxygen bars, recreational oxygen canisters tends to have a higher concentration of pure oxygen. For example, most oxygen bars claim to provide between 40 and 90 percent pure oxygen, while portable options like the O+ Skinni can boost the brain with up to 97% oxygen. Although oxygen bars provide new, sanitary cannulas or nose hoses, the operating equipment is used by many other people and is therefore not quite as hygienic as portable options. The best part about portable oxygen is that it's just that - it's portable! - so you can breathe it at home, work and play while you travel and while you're out and about living your active life.