Mike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1548 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
A couple of times when I stopped in Las Vegas Airport or certain places on the Las Vegas Strip you normally run in to Oxygen Bars every now and then.
For those of you that dont know much about it they hook up Oxygen to you're nose and usually infuse it with a smell like lavender or other relaxing smells. or you can set the knobs to no scent. They also offer a complementary 5 -10 min massage. My point is that the Oxygen they claim revives you wakes you up gives you more energy is good for you're body etc..An example if this was after arriving at LAS to change planes I had a hour layover and saw and Oxygen bar and decided to try it after a sleepless night prior to travel sweaty tired and achy from not sleeping the 10-15 mins of Oxygen made my aches, and tiredness go away, and the massage with the complimentary massage hand tools they use on you helped even more especially after flying at 30,000 ft and low oxygen I thought this helped me as well, maybe it was a placebo effect or not.
The Oxygen Bar also sells these small supplement bottles of Nascent Oxygen drops with trace Mineral content that you add to water and juice. One of the main ingredients is ,puified water, and dissolved oxygen. I bought a bottle so I could try it out and the woman working there claimed that it helps her out a lot and she's a smoker.
I don't know what to think or what the real scoop on this stuff is. However I have read mixed reviews on a few websites some people say they're good for you. Others say that the dissolve Oxygen gives you a third atom of Oxygen O3 to be precise thingswhich is known as ozone. Some people say its bad for you others say that they notice a difference, or totally negative like an increased cancer risk, someone else also mentioned that the stuff passes out of you're body no harm.
I was wondering does anyone have an opinion on Oxygen drops or Oxygen bars? Maybe for me there was a placebo effect, or maybe since I live at 4000 ft elevation there are some benefits and then again maybe I wasted my money on this bottle and spending money on the Oxygen bars thinking that I would be refreshed after being airborne for a little while who knows?... I
f anyone is savvy about oxygen and supplements maybe you could enlighten me whether to keep using them or just stay away. After all the O2 bars are not allowed to make medical claims. So I know no concrete way to judge these things or get credible advice.
Quote: But there are no long-term, well controlled scientific studies that support these claims for oxygen in healthy people. And people with healthy lungs don't need additional oxygen, says Mary Purucker, M.D., Ph.D., a pulmonary specialist in CDER. "We've evolved for millions of years in an atmosphere of about 21 percent oxygen."
So, yes, it is basically a gimmick. It won't harm you, but it isn't going to give you any physiological benefit either.
Mike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1548 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3309 times:
Quoting Aa757first (Reply 1): The cannula (that little tube they put under your nose) cannot provide much more oxygen than there is in air. Air has about 20% oxygen and that cannula can maybe provide 26%-29% oxygen.
I've heard that the scent combined with the oxygen dilutes the purity of the oxygen, but if you cut the scent out the % goes up. When I told the person working the O2 bar that they said that if you do that even with the purity of the oxygen the humidity would be so low that you may get a nosebleed. But I would believe that cannula inserted oxygen would be more likely to be a scam.