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WHY OXYGEN?

Importance of Oxygen

Oxygen gives us energy. It keeps us alert, helps us concentrate and maintains healthy brain function. Oxygen can improve sleep patterns, help boost your immune system and support pre and post athletic performance. Every cell in the human body needs oxygen to survive, function properly, and recover from strenuous activity.

Oxygen is the lifeblood of our planet.  Without it, life as we know it wouldn’t exist.  Every cell in the human body requires oxygen every second of every day.  Oxygen is especially important for healthy brain function.  Memory, attention span, reasoning and concentration are directly linked to sufficient oxygen levels.  Low oxygen levels leave you struggling to function because you don’t have enough energy.

Normal air is around 21% oxygen.  The air from our oxygen concentrators is around 90-95% oxygen.  Breathing concentrated oxygen gives you more energy, lowers your heart rate, lowers your respiration rate and eases the strain of high altitude.  Think of your body as an engine and oxygen as the fuel it needs.  At high altitude the engine can’t get enough fuel.

It sputters along and struggles to keep running.  Adding concentrated oxygen to your body is like adding high octane fuel to the engine.  Suddenly you have the fuel your body needs to function optimally.  Breathing supplemental oxygen while at high altitude creates an artificial environment for your body, in which oxygen is abundant.

Effects of Altitude

The air in Earth’s atmosphere is 21% oxygen. As you travel to higher elevations where the atmospheric pressure is less, the air becomes “THINNER​”. This means the body has to work much harder to maintain adequate oxygen levels.  Colorado provides stunning views and unlimited recreational opportunities, as well as a high alpine oxygen-starved environment that can take a severe toll on the human body. A proactive approach is the best way to stay healthy during your stay at high altitude.

The towns and ski areas of Summit County, Colorado are among the highest in North America.  Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, and Copper Mountain are all located at elevations of 9,000 feet or more. The summits of Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge Ski Areas are near 13,000 feet.  Breckenridge (for example) oxygen levels are 1/3 less than sea level. The lack of oxygen at these high elevations puts a tremendous strain on the human body, especially if you are physically exerting yourself.

Oxygen & Excercise

Whether you’ve come to Summit County to compete in an athletic event, climb a 14’er or recreate in our amazing mountain playground, you’ll be forced to address the challenges of thinner air in addition to all the other strains of your sport. Your body requires oxygen to generate energy during any type of aerobic exercise lasting more than a few minutes. That oxygen requirement is even greater at higher altitude. Supplemental oxygen will help you breathe easier as well as contribute to muscle restoration and growth before and after aerobic exercise.

Hangover Helper

When you’re in Colorado, staying out late and drinking alcohol will make you feel even worse the next day. Oxygen helps alleviate headaches, nausea, low energy, and that foggy feeling you get after a big night out. If you plan to play hard on your vacation, a Colorado oxygen delivery to your door can give you the boost you need to keep going strong!

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