Oxygen for Sports and Athletes
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a professional athlete, or work with athletes, Oxygen Plus (O+) can help you push your performance to a higher level.
Oxygen Plus’s recreational portable canned oxygen can help improve your stamina, increase your endurance, and help your muscles recover faster from soreness and fatigue – especially after a workout that produces excess lactic acid. Supplementing your body with oxygen can also help you sustain your energy and decrease stress, which gives you more hours at the gym, on the track, in the pool, or on the bike.
How Can Supplemental Oxygen Enhance Sports Performance?
Supplemental Oxygen Can Give Athletes More Energy
Supplemental oxygen can provide athletes with an energy boost, this is because Supplemental oxygen helps to increase the amount of oxygen that reaches the muscles and tissues, allowing them to function more efficiently. The increased oxygen also helps to reduce fatigue and improve performance. We explain this more in depth under why athletes should use recreational oxygen, where we explain why recreational oxygen is not only good for your bodily recovery, but also for mental clarity.
Oxygen is crucial for athletic stamina due to its pivotal role in energy production within the human body. During physical activity, our muscles require energy to perform, and this energy is predominantly generated through a process called aerobic respiration. Oxygen plays a central role in this process by serving as the final electron acceptor in the electron transport chain, which occurs within the mitochondria of our cells. As athletes engage in strenuous exercise, their muscles demand an increased supply of oxygen to meet the heightened energy requirements. By using supplemental oxygen athletes can extend their periods of peak performance and delay fatigue.
More Effective Recovery With Supplemental Oxygen
Muscles use glycogen from carbohydrates, and when glycogen is burnt in the absence of oxygen, it produces lactic acid, which results in muscle fatigue. Olympic athletes, as well as professional football players and other elite athletes, have long used supplemental oxygen to restore depleted blood-oxygen-levels and recover from muscle fatigue. Anaerobic exercise and workouts that produce high levels of lactic acid are the most responsive to supplemental oxygen. For sports recovery, it has been found that inhaling oxygen during exercise can reduce inflammatory responses, post exercise.
Athletes at Altitude
If you have a race or other athletic event at altitude it is important to know how elevation changes affect your body’s ability to intake oxygen. Oxygen levels at sea level and at a city like Denver are actually the same, roughly 21%. The air pressure is what makes oxygen intake more difficult for your body. The higher you go, the less atmospheric pressure there is which makes it harder for your cells to absorb oxygen from the air. This means that your body has to work harder to get the same amount of oxygen compared to lower elevations. By using supplemental oxygen, you can mitigate the effects of altitude on your oxygen levels and perform your best.
Oxygen Plus Compared to Other Sports Enhancing Supplements
Oxygen Plus (O+) is a healthy energy boost that can be used at the first sign of drowsiness in place of caffeine and other energy supplements, stimulants or shots. Oxygen Plus is unique in its usage, as it does not come with side effects. In addition to the physical benefits of improved performance and faster recovery, Oxygen Plus offers the ability to supplement your brain with enriched oxygen on demand, improving cognitive performance – including memory and reaction time. Breathing O+ oxygen can also help you stay focused and alert when you’re feeling stressed, overworked, or recovering from travel, or a late night.
Oxygen Plus for Athletes
The many benefits of recreational oxygen for athletes range from an increase in the amount of oxygen that your body receives during exercise, to mental clarity when you exercise or play a game, and with the recovery of your muscles afterwards. When recreational oxygen is inhaled before, during and after a workout, it can help you perform better and extend the time you can exercise, as well as help speed up the recovery process.
Take an Oxygen Plus (O+) Skinni or Mini with you to training and to competitive events. If you are a coach or on medical staff keep a Biggi in your training bag so that your athletes always have access to performance enhancing supplemental oxygen.
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Intense exercise demands more oxygen, which fuels the cells, producing energy and aiding in muscle recovery. Muscles use glycogen from carbohydrates, and when glycogen is burnt in the absence of oxygen, it produces lactic acid, which results in muscle fatigue. Olympic athletes, as well as professional football players and other elite athletes, have long used supplemental oxygen to restore depleted blood-oxygen-levels and recover from muscle fatigue. Anaerobic exercise and workouts that produce high levels of lactic acid are the most responsive to supplemental oxygen. For sports application and recovery, it has been found that inhaling an increased form of oxygen during exercise can reduce inflammatory responses, post exercise.
For more information about the science behind Oxygen Plus – and to learn more about the benefits of oxygen and sports and athletic performance – check out our FAQs page and explore independent third-party oxygen research.