Why We Become Oxygen (O2) Deficient
Your body has many ways of showing you may be suffering from an oxygen deficiency. Some symptoms may include bronchial problems, acid stomach, irritability, irrational behavior, memory loss, depression, dizziness, muscle aches and pains, poor digestion, circulation problems, fatigue, and overall body weakness. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately.
Also, consider what happens when your immune system suffers from a lack of oxygen. Your body has to work much harder to combat opportunistic bacteria, parasitic infections, and colds as well as flu.
It's interesting to know that cancer and most other diseases cannot live in an oxygen rich environment. Dr. Otto Warburg, a Nobel laureate in cancer research has stated,
"Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body's cells by an anaerobic (i.e., oxygen deficient) cell respiration" [Warburg, Otto, Dr., The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer. The Lindau Lecture, Germany, Wurzburg, Germany: K. Trilsch. 1966.]
If you haven't thought about the importance of correct oxygen levels before, look at some of the labels the medical community puts on this problem.
An inadequate supply of oxygen is called hypoxia and fall into the following categories:
- Anemic hypoxia: Arterial oxygen pressure is normal, but total oxygen content of the blood is reduced.
- Cerebral hypoxia: Decreased oxygen supply to the brain even though there is adequate blood flow. Brain cells can die within five minutes of oxygen deficiency.
- Generalized hypoxia: Occurs in healthy people ascending to high altitudes, or diving underwater where closed-circuit re-breather systems fail to control the amount of oxygen in the air.
- Histotoxic hypoxia: The inability of the tissues to use oxygen such as carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning. This also happens when using certain narcotics, tobacco, and alcohol.
- Hypemic hypoxia: The reduction in the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood such as low amounts of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. This can be caused by blood donation, hemorrhage, anemia, chemicals, carbon monoxide or smoking.
- Hypoxic hypoxia: Low amounts of oxygen passing into the blood. This can be caused by low oxygen pressure in the lungs, small gas exchange area, high altitude, or lung disease.
- Stagnant hypoxia: Poor circulation of the blood or poor blood flow.
- Aanoxia: When there is a complete absence of oxygen in tissues. Metabolism is disrupted and cells die in minutes. When someone "turns blue" it's a sign of severe hypoxia.
I guess by now you're convinced of the need of correct oxygen levels, so what's the solution? Does that mean if we need more oxygen, we should just breathe harder or more often? Unfortunately, that won't help. That's because the two main causes of oxygen deficiency are the quality of the air we breathe, and the choice of foods the average person includes in his diet.
Air Quality and Diet
Consider air quality. The amount of oxygen in the air available to us has diminished over the years, especially in cities and industrial areas where air pollution and carbon monoxide contribute to this process. For instance, air samples found in bubbles in ancient fossilized amber contained oxygen levels of 38%. By the 1900's oxygen content had diminished to 24%. Today, oxygen content has dropped to 19 to 21% and in large cities. It may be as little as 15%. Human life cannot be supported. If oxygen content were to drop to 7%. We are in serious trouble but that is not the only threat.
The air that we are breathing is filled with dust, pollen, tar, acid, smoke, bacteria, rubber, carbon, and metals. Another environmental tragedy is that ocean plankton and rainforest vegetation are being destroyed and these are the world's main sources of oxygen.
While we are talking about pollution, let's address how we are polluting ourselves every day through our diet and choices of food. How many processed foods do you eat during the day? Well, processed foods are characterized by being low in fiber, enzymes, water, and oxygen content, while being high in saturated fats and sugars. Because of the low oxygen content in processed foods, our body has to take oxygen from other needs in order to process this oxygen deficient food. When this food is not metabolized correctly, it leaves an accumulation of toxins that haven't been burned because of lack of oxygen.
We've all heard about the evils of saturated fats. When we can not fully burn saturated fats because of lack of oxygen our body stores them as fat in our arteries and on our hips, thighs and stomach. More fat means more oxygen deficiency.
Even our body chemistry is affected by low levels of oxygen. Our body is constantly searching for the right balance between an acid and alkaline chemistry. When that balance is threatened, say, by eating too many acid forming foods such as carbonated soft drinks coffee, meat, and dairy products, oxygen reserves are strained by trying to neutralize excess acidity and remove lactic acid, which is a toxic byproduct of this process. When our bodies are in an acid condition, our red blood cells can only perform at 5 to 10% of their oxygen carrying ability.
To sum up, we become oxygen deficient because the amount of oxygen available in our air has diminished, our environment has become polluted, and our diets of processed food create an acidic condition that hurts our bodies. The solution is to make more sources of oxygen available to our bodies, and one way is to use liquid stabilized oxygen like OxygenSuperCharger.