Here’s how oxygen works in the human body (reference chart on right):
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 more oxygen. That’s why your breathing rate increases when you exercise.
Conditions that can reduce your body’s oxygen levels – or low-blood-oxygen levels (“LBO”) symptoms – include air pollution, jet lag, breathing stale air that has less than the normal 20-21% oxygen, higher altitude, intense workouts and sports activities, overexertion, alcohol consumption and stress.
Three or four breaths of Oxygen Plus (O+) oxygen help restore your body’s oxygen levels to normal, healthy levels, elevating your energy and enhancing cognitive performance1,2 at home, work and play.
Source: Boosting Your Energy, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, 2005
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77% cite “lack of energy” as the top health concern.
At cruising altitude, airline cabins have lower-than-normal air pressure and oxygen levels. Blood oxygen saturation during commercial flights can be 5%–10% lower than normal.