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Research

Oxygen is the key ingredient in the production of energy.   Here’s how oxygen works in the human body (reference chart on right): Oxygen breathed into the lungs. Food broken down in stomach and intestine. Oxygen carried by the bloodstream to muscle. Nutrient absorbed by the bloodstream. Oxygen and nutrients transported to cells. Oxygen and nutrients used by mitochondria to produce ATP. ATP provides energy to cells. © 2006 Oxygen Plus, Inc. Stated differently, every breath you take converts to energy. Human cells use nutrients from food and oxygen to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy source that fuels cell function. If your cells receive too little oxygen, they produce less energy. If your cells need more energy, they use...

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