How long can you hold your breath?

Most people can hold their breath for 1 to 2 minutes under water. Perhaps you had a childhood “friend” or sibling think it was funny to hold you under water in the pool. You were likely NOT amused because when we reach our limit, we panic–we instinctively know that without air, we will literally die. Breathing comes naturally but breathing well may not always be automatic. I’ve noticed that when I get stressed enough, I may flat out hold my breath (but not for long). Controlled breathing can reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve sleep and help with a variety of health issues. Here is a good write-up about a variety of breathing exercises.

We all became more aware of blood oxygen levels with covid-19 news. Accumulation of mucous or clots in the lungs can interfere with oxygen uptake.  So, besides having a thermometer to watch for fever, we were told to have an oximeter on hand to make sure that blood levels of oxygen stayed at least above  92. (Read about covid remedies for congestion and clots in the HBN Library Covid section.)

Low oxygen (hypoxia) can show up as shortness of breath, headache, restlessness, dizziness (and more risk of falls), rapid breathing, chest pain, confusion, high blood pressure and in more extreme cases such as with the autoimmune condition, Reynaud’s syndrome, blue cold fingers and toes. As you will see below, improving oxygen levels has benefits even for those who are not technically hypoxic

Being in an environment with low oxygen availability can cause a problem. Examples of that would be high altitudes, scuba diving, in smokey area near a big fire, or in a house with a carbon monoxide problem. There are also many physical causes of low blood oxygen including anemia, asthma, COPD, emphysema, heart conditions, pneumonia and sleep apnea. Simply aging can result in poor circulation and therefore less efficient delivery of oxygen to tissues.

Obviously, it is smart to correct the environmental or physical problem causing the low oxygen levels (and it usually is possible). Gradually increasing aerobic exercise tolerance may help. Meanwhile, supplementing with oxygen can improve the symptoms. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers, oxygen concentrator machines, oxygen tanks, canned oxygen, ozone saunas and far infrared saunas are useful.

Iron and B12 pills to help with anemia have been the only supplements to help with oxygen levels. That is until Hemotek developed O2Boost. Powdered oxygen that could be used on the skin (e.g. to speed healing) or put in a capsule to give the immune system a boost, simply did not exist. Scientifically proven effective at raising blood oxygen levels, O2Boost would be great support for covid-19, autoimmune conditions. circulation issues, Lyme disease, mold toxicity, mercury poisoning  and various infections. Here is why most anyone (even those in fine health) would benefit from an O2Boost: Click here to listen to a recent interview about O2Boost.

  • Energy (O2Boost is not a stimulant, so the effect is more natural and subtle.)
  • Mental clarity (even if your biggest challenge is a 6-foot putt or the Friday New York Times Crossword) I find that when I take my O2Boost before doing an interview, I don’t have to pause to dredge up a name or the right word.
  • Fitness / Endurance (try holding your breath before and 20 minutes after taking the pill)
  • Altitude tolerance (don’t go on a mountain hike without it or even sightseeing in Denver)
  • Recovery time and reduced soreness (less lactic acid) after a workout
  • Wound healing (a topical product is coming soon)

Note: O2 Boost is a premium product, and especially if you take advantage of the subscription discount and the HBN listener discount (HBN15) through 9/15/2022, you would spend more to get your energy from a daily Starbucks Latte, grande (which, of course, is just a marketing name because it isn’t really grand in size.)

Nothing, NOTHING, is more critical to our health and well-being than oxygen!

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