Aging is something none of us can escape. It’s a natural part of growing older and maturing. Like many of you, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am no longer a youthful woman. But that doesn’t mean I want to run full-speed into old age, either. That’s why I decided to look for effective methods to stave off wrinkles and saggy skin for as long as possible. I may not be able to stop the hands of time, but I’ll sure do my best to slow them down!
During my search for elusive, Fountain-of-Youth strategies to slow down aging, I came across oxygen therapy. The more I learned about it, the more excited I became. Now, I am utilizing this therapy to help slow down my body’s natural aging processes. Here’s what I think you should know about this incredible type of therapy.
What is Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen therapy is not new, but its potential uses for slowing down aging have only recently started being explored. Traditionally, oxygen therapy has been used to help people with certain injuries or lung conditions get the oxygen they can no longer obtain on their own.
As you probably already know, oxygen is a gas that’s essential for human life. It’s found in the air we breathe and is emitted into the atmosphere by trees and plants. During oxygen therapy, oxygen is typically delivered directly into the body via tubes, breathing masks, or injections. The primary aim is to increase the oxygen in your system, which can in turn feed your cells with more oxygen.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a type of therapy in which 100% oxygen is given to the patient at a pressure that’s higher than sea level atmospheric pressure. For this type of therapy, you don’t need to have oxygen injections or wear a special type of mask. Instead, you enter a special chamber that’s full of pure oxygen. It’s a noninvasive treatment that is often given to deep-sea divers and scuba divers who have been injured by the rapid change in underwater pressure.
How Is Oxygen Therapy Used to Slow Down Aging?
Research shows that hyperbaric oxygen therapy shows great promise for slowing down the aging processes in the body. It’s important to receive oxygen therapy from a licensed professional, as too much oxygen exposure can lead to oxygen poisoning.
One of the most unique things about hyperbaric oxygen therapy is that it’s a non-invasive treatment. You don’t have to be poked or prodded to experience anti-aging results. When done in a controlled clinical environment, a hyperbaric oxygen treatment can impact the telomeres inside your DNA to alleviate the effects of aging.
The cells in your body are constantly dividing. Each time a cell divides, a tiny portion of the telomere in the cell’s DNA is cut off. When this happens, the quality of the cell begins to decline and you begin to the symptoms of aging. The older a person is, the shorter his or her telomeres tend to be. Oxygen therapy helps slow down the aging process by promoting healthy telomere length and composition.
Other Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
In addition to its proven anti-aging benefits (which are remarkable on their own!), oxygen therapy can also benefit your body in the following ways:
- Reduce the risk of infections
- Stimulate collagen production
- Assist in wound-healing
- Destroy harmful pathogens
Exposing yourself to this innovative type of therapy regularly may help you live a longer, healthier and more youthful life. Why not try it today? You have nothing to lose and greater longevity to gain.