Oxygen is a key component needed for not just our survival but our overall well-being. Our body runs on a daily dose of oxygen, and a discrepancy in its supply can play a huge role in amplified deterioration in our bodies.
The good news is that the opposite also holds. While a continued deficiency in oxygen is bad for the body, controlled exposure to hyperoxic environments can revitalize the body and enable it to achieve not only physical but also cognitive enhancement.
Extensive research has been conducted to discover the impact of enhanced oxygen supply on various aspects like aging, athletic performance, recovery, etc. This research has led to the emergence of different types of oxygen therapies.
3 Types of Oxygen Therapies
Although other forms of oxygen therapies exist, for this article, we want to focus more on the more intensive ones which use hyperoxic-hypoxic paradox or hyperoxia as the base of their work. Following is a list of the three oxygen therapies which match this specification:
LiveO2 Adaptive System
Similarities Between HBOT, EWOT and LiveO2 Adaptive System
All three oxygen therapies emerge from the same scientific hypothesis; controlling the oxygen supply to the body is the key to vitality. Each has unique features that will help us decide the best option. However, they also share some similar features. Below are some similarities between these oxygen therapy options:
Similarity between all three – All three use hyperoxia as the fundamental block of their framework. They believe in using excess oxygen and pushing it into the body to enhance oxygen absorption in the tissues.
Similarity between EWOT and LiveO2 Adaptive System – Both EWOT and LiveO2 Adaptive System use exercise as a key factor to enhance oxygen absorption in the tissues.
Similarity between HBOT and LiveO2 Adaptive System – Both HBOT and LiveO2 Adaptive Systems use the hyperoxic-hypoxic paradox to enhance their impact on the body. This paradox has been known to result in both physical and cognitive enhancements in the recipients’ bodies.
With the similarities covered, let’s move on to exploring the key differences between these three therapies to conclude which one has the best attributes.
Comparisons Between HBOT, EWOT and LiveO2 Adaptive System
To best explore the differences between the three, we can divide them into two categories:
Stationary Oxygen Therapy – HBOT
Exercise-Based Oxygen Therapy – EWOT, LiveO2 Adaptive System
To keep things organized, let’s look into the differences between HBOT and Exercise-Based Oxygen Therapies.
HBOT vs. Exercise-Based Oxygen Therapy:
The number of differences between these 2 covers a significant area from cost to process and, eventually, effectiveness. Following are some of the major ones:
Stationary vs. Exercise – HBOT is inherently a stationary form of oxygen therapy in which the recipient lies down in a hyperbaric chamber for 40 mins per session. In contrast, the other 2 use exercise as part of the process to enhance oxygen intake and absorption.
Constant Pressure vs. Partial Pressure –HBOT attempts to improve the body’s oxygen absorption through the high pressure in the chambers in which the recipient lies down. In contrast, the other two use a combination of high oxygen supply to the bloodstream, coupled with the partial pressure of exercise on the body to push the oxygen fully into the system.
Time Efficiency – HBOT takes longer to infuse the same oxygen level in the tissues compared to the other two because it has to rely on pressure to do the job. In contrast, exercising with a rich supply of oxygen makes the body absorb more oxygen in a shorter amount of time to facilitate the limbs and the muscles in motion.
Cost-Effectiveness – HBOT is extremely expensive to operate compared to the far cheaper exercise-based therapies. The core reason for it being more expensive is the lower time efficiency and the hyperbaric chamber’s higher operational cost. Since the other two use a far simpler apparatus of masks and oxygen concentrators, their costs are substantially lower.
Simply put, HBOT is a far less practical option compared to the other 2 because it lags in several performance metrics and is more expensive. However, HBOT is the better option for recipients who can’t include exercise in their regimen.
EWOT vs. LiveO2 Adaptive System
We have established above that the exercised based models are much more efficient and effective than the hyperbaric model. However, there are also some key differences between EWOT’s standard apparatus and the BoostO2 patented LiveO2 Adaptive System.
Limited vs. Unlimited Oxygen Supply – A major difference between the two is the limited oxygen supply of EWOT compared to the unlimited supply of LiveO2. Exercise makes people inhale more than the regular amount of oxygen per minute, and they are likely to run out of a limited supply. In contrast, LiveO2’s 20LPM option is far better suited to this mode of oxygen therapy.
Hypoxic Training – EWOT does not alter between hyperoxic and hypoxic modes to optimize oxygen absorption, unlike LiveO2. The switching allows the body to fully benefit from the hyperoxic-hypoxic paradox.
Workout Length – EWOT has a workout length of maximum 15 minutes compared to LiveO2 Adaptive System’s indefinite one. This allows a recipient to get more benefit out of a single session of LiveO2 compared to that of EWOT.
Based on this comparison and the one mentioned before, the LiveO2 Adaptive System is a far more effective form of oxygen therapy than the three options discussed in the article.
To sum up, oxygen therapies have been shown to have revitalizing effects on the body. However, some are more effective than others.
Based on the two comparisons in the article, the LiveO2 Adaptive System, a patented program of BoostO2, is the most effective form of oxygen therapy available at the moment. Its framework optimizes oxygen concentration and absorption in the body and allows a person to get the maximum benefit from each session.