Solving the Oxygen Paradox
Oxygen is a double-edged sword. On one hand,
our cells thrive when they get the oxygen they need to freely synthesize ATP,
which is the nearly universal “molecular currency” of cellular energy
exchange. When your cells have an ample
supply of ATP, your tissues heal and regenerate faster, metabolic pathways work
better, your nervous system stays attuned and your immune responses become more
focused and effective.
On the other hand oxygen is also enormously
reactive. Cell damage is induced by
reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as the hydroxyl
radical, superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, and peroxynitrite. These
ROS are a type of free radical, which in simple terms
is a molecule with “unpaired” electrons.
They’re kind of like exhaust from your car. As oxygen travels through
your blood stream, it’s picked up by your cells and converted into energy. Like
the carbon monoxide that comes out of your tail pipe, excessive free radicals
are an unfortunate by-product. Because unpaired electrons naturally look for
mates — they actually steal electrons from other atoms and alter the
molecules two which they react. When free radicals (including ROS) alter polyunsaturated fatty acids in membrane lipids,
proteins, and DNA, you damage not just our cells but even the DNA in your
Radical cell and DNA
damage can cause or contribute to a wide range of common health problems like:
Under normal conditions, free radicals (ROS) are cleared from the cell by enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, or glutathione peroxidase),
neutralized by nutrient antioxidants, or by recombining with each other. Oxidative stress develops as a result of one
of three factors: 1) an increase in oxidation, 2) a decrease in antioxidant
protection, or 3) a failure to repair oxidative damage. The quest is to find
that delicate balance between free radical activity and optimum antioxidant
therapy - thus achieving homeostasis.
Hence, the “Oxygen
How can we increase oxygenation - the
positive cellular utilization of oxygen needed for optimal function and healing
- without simultaneously increasing oxidative
stress - the negative, reactive effects of free radical damage and other
consequences of weakened antioxidant systems?
Air – “Oxygenation without Oxidation”
The solution to the oxygen paradox is called Activated
Air. Activated Air uses only the oxygen present in the air we already breathe.
Instead of giving the body more oxygen, Activated Air energetically reorganizes
existing oxygen to make it significantly more bioavailable. In fact, Activated Air mimics photosynthesis,
in which ordinary oxygen is pumped into a higher energy state through the
sunlight and organic catalysts.
air that we breathe every day consists of what scientists call “triplet
oxygen.” It’s the most stable form of oxygen with no particular energetic
charge. But by activating that oxygen, we can greatly improve its energizing
and health restoring potential.
nature, energy from our sun activates chlorophyll in plant leaves that
transforms the oxygen produced by a plant to a higher-energy status. Nature actually rearranges the electrons in
the oxygen molecule to create “singlet oxygen.”
This energetically charged air boosts your body’s ability to use oxygen,
drastically increasing your cellular energy and optimizing your cell metabolism.
More importantly, your optimized cell metabolism actually absorbs and
captures dangerous free radicals.
Airnergy uses German technology to alter oxygen at the
atomic level and give it “that little electrical charge set up
by the sunshine.” The technology imitates the natural process by which sunshine
and chlorophyll produce energy-maximizing, free radical-fighting activated air. A Swedish device
uses the same principles.
The Clinical Benefits
of Activated Air
With treatments as short as 20 minutes a few
times each week, users report a wide variety of benefits. In Europe,
burn clinics report 1/3 faster healing of serious burn trauma. Surgeons report
dramatically faster recovery from surgery. On another front, athletes claim
that Activated Air not only makes them better performers but also improves their
reaction times and perceptual acuity. In fact, top-level race car drivers have
adopted Activated Air as an important component of their fitness regimes.
do we know if Activated Air actually works?
First of all, Activated Air makes you feel
better. In addition, European and Swedish scientists have put Activated Air
devices through a number of biological measures to show that it has a
measurable effect. Some of these
measures include heart rate variability (which reveals the health of the
autonomic nervous system), basal metabolic rate (which shows the body’s energy
expenditure), blood oxygen levels, resting heart rate, unused, exhaled oxygen
and lactate production in athletes.
Results from studies using athletes that train with
- A minimum of 8% more energy generation
- An average of 10% reduction in unused exhaled oxygen
- A 10% reduction in resting heart rate
- A minimum of 7% less lactate production
Another test of the biological consequence of
Activated Air used an extremely accurate device called the SpectraLite,
which uses surface scanning electromyography (ssEMG)
to measure the physical energy levels of the body’s regulatory functions. By
comparing the values measured before and after an Activated Air session, the
body’s response to therapy was dramatic.
The relationship between the organs changed and the average organ
energies improved. This corresponds to a
“vastly improved sympathetic/parasympathetic autonomic balance.”
Are there any dangers
in breathing Activated Air or in using the device?
None. Activated Air is completely natural and is just
as safe as the air you breathe every day. In fact, Activated Air can not
interact with any medications or other treatments.
Airnergy been cleared by the FDA?
Air devices are considered air filtration units and thus do not require FDA
clearance. The Airnergy
Plus Unit reportedly has received clearance from the