Why We Need Oxygen?

Oxygen is an essential element for human life. Here are some key points to understand why oxygen is so important:

Cellular Energy Production

Oxygen is necessary for the production of ATP, the molecule that stores energy in cells. Without oxygen, ATP production drops quickly, leading to cellular degeneration and death.

Red Blood Cella & Haemoglobin:

Red blood cells (RBCs) transport oxygen throughout the body. Hemoglobin, a protein found in RBCs, binds oxygen from the air we breathe and carries it to the body’s tissues. A compromised oxygen carrying capacity can lead to fatigue, brain fog, cold extremities, chronic infections, and more.


Increasing Oxygen Carrying Capacity:

There are two ways to increase the amount of oxygen the body can carry:

  1. Increase the number of RBCs in circulation: Altitude training or hyperbaric environments stimulate the release of the natural hormone Epogen, which increases RBC production.
  • Get more oxygen in circulation: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) increases oxygen levels in the body by diffusing more oxygen into the plasma or liquid of the blood as unbound liquid oxygen.

Studies have shown that HBOT can benefit a wide range of conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and wound healing. HBOT has also been found to reduce inflammation and increase the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines.
In conclusion, oxygen is critical to our overall health and well-being. By increasing oxygen carrying capacity through natural means such as altitude training or HBOT, we can improve our energy levels, cognitive function, and overall quality of life.


You definitely need more oxygen in your life

Oxygen is a fundamental element necessary for human survival, playing a significant role in the immune system’s normal functioning and essential for energy production in most cells. Here we explore how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can enhance the body’s oxygenation process and promote overall health and wellness.

HBOT Process

During HBOT, individuals breathe in enriched oxygen while exposed to higher than normal atmospheric pressures inside the soft-side hyperbaric chamber. This process creates an environment where oxygen is more efficiently dissolved into the surrounding liquids, blood plasma, and cerebrospinal fluids.


Oxygen plays a central role in immune function, it is vital for cellular energy production, and is required to sustain life.


Our body contains a system of 75 trillion of cells which provide the energy required for brain and organs to function. Each cell needs two things to produce energy: nutrients and oxygen.


It has been demonstrated that HBOT stimulates oxygen concentration levels in the blood when the body absorbs more oxygen per volume of compressed air.


The increased oxygenation of blood vessels allows for systematic health benefits, such as cell growth and regeneration, detoxification, immune support, new capillary growth, and improved neurological functioning among many others.



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Schmidt, M. H., & Krehel, K. J. (2019). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of chronic wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 28(8), 514–519.



Please note that the information and educational material provided by Integrative Wellness Clinic and Oxygen Therapy Clinic does not constitute medical advice or recommendations. We do not make any claims, either express or implied, regarding the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treating medical conditions. While studies have shown the potential benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, individual results may vary. It is important to discuss all treatment options, including risks and benefits, with a qualified healthcare provider. Only a licensed healthcare professional can determine if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is suitable for your particular medical situation.

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