Oxygen provides 90% of our energy.
With only 10% coming from food and water, this really drives home the point of how important oxygen is in our daily lives.
- Do you feel tired all the time even though you get eight hours of sleep a night?
- Do your muscles throb every time you complete a workout even though you exercise every day; or
- Do you experience occasional irritability for no apparent reason?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your problem may be a lack of adequate levels of oxygen in the blood.
One of the costs of modern life being the reduction of atmospheric oxygen levels through pollution in our air, oxygen can counteract the effects of this on your day-to-day life and provide the following benefits that you will notice:
- Heightened concentration
- Faster thinking
- Sharper sight
- More retentive memory
- Stronger heart
- A calm mind and stable nervous system
- Faster recovery time after physical exertion
- Natural remedy for headaches and hangovers
- Reduced muscle stiffness
- Resistance against chronic fatigue
- Stable and regular sleeping patterns
If the individual is in good health, normal blood oxygen levels almost always fall within a very predictable range of between 95% to 100%. This means that the body is getting sufficient oxygen to be able to perform the necessary basic functions and that the internal organs are performing at their best.
If oxygen saturation is low, hypoxemia occurs, and the body will not able to get sufficient oxygen for it to survive, and this can cause sickness and tissue death. Common causes of hypoxemia include anaemia and pneumonia. Low blood oxygen also serves as an indication for potential lung disease.
The body lives off oxygen as an energy source, and it keeps the body functioning normally. Most people need a minimum SpO2 level of 89% to maintain healthy cells; anything lower can cause strain on the heart, lungs, and liver and keep the body from functioning properly.
- The blood is one of the most important substances in the body.
- The blood sustains the vital activities and it nourishes the body.
- Therefore, it keeps the function of the tissues, organs and circulation pathway in good order
Most people breathe shallowly.
“Without oxygen, there can be no nourishment.” Without nourishment, no heat and no energy can be created, and the body cannot purify itself. The unhindered development of this metabolic process results in a circumstance that we call sound health.
Some known medical symptoms of oxygen deficiency are:
- Stomach acid
- Bacterial, viral and parasitic infection
- Chronic hostility
- Circulatory problems
- Increased proneness to common infections such as the flu
- Bodily weakness
- Poor digestion
- Irrational behaviour