Oxygen Benefits & Facts:
Oxygen is essential for both life and
energy. Without oxygen we die in minutes, while one can survive without
water for a few days and without food for literally weeks. There are
four components, which support our bodies' life processes. They are
water, carbohydrates, protein and energy. All four of these components
have one thing in common - OXYGEN!
+ Oxygen = Water
Carbon + Hydrogen + Oxygen = Carbohydrates
Nitrogen + Carbon + Hydrogen + Oxygen = Protein
Oxygen + Carbohydrates = Energy
The body's most plentiful source of
oxygen is the air we breathe. But that source is rapidly diminishing.
Scientific studies have shown that the earth's air once contained 30 -
40 % oxygen. It is now estimated that the air we breathe contains only
20%. In urban environments or other areas that are polluted, that
percentage is much smaller - 15%. While the available oxygen has
decreased, our bodies need for it has not. The stressful lives many
people lead today further rob the body of oxygen to be used for
healthful generation and energy. Higher quantities of oxygen are needed
by the body to detoxify itself through oxidation of accumulated toxins.
Lower available oxygen levels are in part responsible for higher
incidence of degenerative diseases such as cancer, chronic fatigue,
heart disease, arthritis, and premature aging.
Benefits of increased oxygen include: