On average we breath in and out about 16 times per minute and inhale the life-giving oxygen. Under normal conditions, our air contains 21% oxygen. Primarily through the lungs and to a small degree, through the skin the oxygen (O2) gets into our body. Millions of tiny air sacs in our lungs – known as “alveoli” - inflate like tiny balloons. In the minutely thin walls enclosing each sac there are microscopic capillaries through which the blood is transported. The inhaled oxygen passes into the alveoli and then diffuses through the capillaries into the arterial blood. The red blood cells hemoglobin transport the oxygen to every part of the body and supply all organs.
Meanwhile, the veins absorb the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the burning of food and energy and release it through the alveoli. The carbon dioxide follows the reverse path out of the lungs when we exhale.
Like every machine, we require fuel to function. This fuel (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) is extracted from our daily food intake and the fat stored in our body. The conversion of body fuels into heat and energy and therefore life is similar to the process of controlled combustion: Fuel and oxygen are consumed, while heat and energy is generated. The process is known as “metabolism.“
|Without energy our cells cannot work|
|Without „combustion“ there is no energy|
|Without oxygen there is no combustion|
|Without oxygen there is no life.|
Without oxygen the human organism cannot exist. Our cells remain healthy and regenerate regularly only if they are supplied with oxygen at all times. Without food we can survive about four weeks, without fluids about four days and without oxygen about four minutes. Survival and proper function of each individual cell depends on a constant supply of oxygen. Because the body has no way to store oxygen over a longer period of time, it leads a “breath-to-breath existence.
Environmental impacts on our energy supply.
The modern industrialized world creates smog, ozone, fumes and industrial fogs. They cause shortness of breath in sensitive humans. Badly aerated offices and homes, stress and increased physical performance can result in undersupply of oxygen. Symptoms may be fatigue, weariness, headaches and listlessness. Advancing age is a further factor: Between 20 and 30 years our lungs absorb about 5.6 liters of air, after 70 only about 2.8litres.
The consequences of oxygen undersupply
Undersupply of oxygen can lead to serious disease: Nervous exhaustion caused by negative stress, depressions, infectious diseases, chronic bronchitis leading to angina pectoris, coronaries, arteriosclerosis, heart rhythm deficiencies, chronic skin diseases, inadequate blood supply and wear and tear of joints.
Oxygen not only regenerates, strengthens and prevents such diseases, but retards the ageing process and supports the immune system in combating disease and illnesses.
O-Pur compensates for undersupply of oxygen. It is a medicinal oxygen in handy and light cans, easily available anywhere and anytime.
This form of additional oxygen supply was developed both for healthy, active people who wish to inhale some “energy” as well as for persons suffering from transitory and light respiratory problems. However, people with reduced respiratory activity or the elderly must consult their doctor before using O-Pur. O-Pur cannot replace medical oxygen therapy.
The application is easy and without risk. A certified Swiss company fills the cans with medicinal oxygen under pressure to reach a higher volume. No propellant is used.
What are the effects of additional oxygen supply?
How and where can oxygen be applied?
There are countless applications of the O-Pur can in the professional, personal, sporting, medical and aged-care area:
|Car and Truck drivers take along O-Pur cans to prevent fatigue, exhaustion and lack of concentration on long journeys. The chance to succumb to potentially fatal “second sleep” is reduced, but oxygen application must always be combined with regular stops, some physical exercise and proper meals during long trips.|
|Wellness institutes offer their customers the possibility of complementing their oxygen treatment at home with the O-Pur can.|
|Funicular operators and mountain stations offer oxygen to their guests to counter nausea and shortness of breath on higher levels.|
|Medical service providers complement their treatments with therapeutic oxygen supply.|
|First-aide service providers at sporting and other mass events use O-Pur for fast, easy and convenient initial treatment|
|Amateur pilots take along O-Pur to access greater heights in their planes without pressure cabins|
|Deep sea divers take along the O-Pur briefcase containing several oxygen cans to provide emergency assistance for the first critical 12-15 minutes in cases of fast ascent accidents, in order to avoid, as far as possible, nitrogen embolisms until such time as professional medical assistance becomes available|
|Mountain climbers and mountain guides also carry the O-Pur briefcase in order to treat fainting and nausea problems of inexperienced participants.|
|Retirement establishments keep a supply of O-Pur cans to offer their charges quick assistance in cases of weakness or nausea|
|Hotels stock their bars and mini-bars with O-Pur cans to offer their guests relaxation after a hard day’s work. This is the cheapest alternative to the popular Oxygen Bars popular in many suburban areas|
|Corporate First-Aide rooms keep a supply of oxygen to provide initial relief to co-workers until medical assistance becomes available. Since the application of oxygen is simple and easy with the O-Pur can, it can be given by untrained and inexperienced staff.|
|Underground operators, construction companies and other organizations who expose their workers to dusty, smelly and generally disagreeable environments provide oxygen relief to improve their working conditions|
|Visitors to bars, discos and nightclubs take a few sniffs of O-Pur oxygen to replenish their vigor.|
|People feeling faint after rigorous dieting gain new energy through the 0-calorie oxygen.|
|Athletes keep their body fit with oxygen. They reach higher performance with less effort and their body regenerates more quickly and easily after rigorous exercise.|
Oxygen in the professional sphere
Oxygen is widely used in multi-step therapies, in the clinical applications, in emergency and first aid situations. In most cases it is supplied under medical supervision and O-Pur cans are not, as a rule, provided for such cases.
Complementing the small and handy O-Pur cans are small pressure containers supplying 60 and 110 liters of oxygen. They allow uninterrupted oxygen supply for 15 and 28 minutes. Special valves and optional medically approved manometers
allow control of the oxygen flow, so that it never exceeds 4 l/min.
With their convenient size and weight of 1.1 kg they are ideal for mobile applications, both in home oxygen therapies or for residential doctors.
Oxygen becomes part of many products
Oxygen is the true POWER-Stuff. You can drink it, inhale it normally and under pressure, apply it to your skin or even soap it up.
Mineral waters with additional oxygen are becoming the latest fad. They contain on average 15-25% more oxygen than normal water and provide the body with additional oxygen through the stomach and the digestive tract – a welcome addition complementing the traditional method via lungs and skin, as recent studies have evidenced.
Shower gels are now saturated with oxygen which swims, like a pearl in the liquid. It provides a fresh feeling after the shower and revitalizes the skin.
Advancing age, pollution, smoking and stress retard oxygen absorption through the skin. It looks tired and wrinkles. Oxygen in body crèmes revitalize the skin.
More effective than crèmes are however specialized skin treatments. Cosmeticians apply oxygen showers to the skin and the oxygen jet follows the wrinkles.
1) Margaret Minker / Renate Scholz: Naturheilwesen, Hamburg 1985
2) Manfred von Ardenne: Physiologische und technische Grundlagen der Sauerstoff Mehrschritt-Therapie, in: Dr. med. Gunther Seng et al. (Hgg.): Naturheilverfahren und Homöopathie, Stuttgart 1989.