On average, the human body consumes approximately six pounds of oxygen daily, surpassing the demand for any other nutrient. While oxygen fulfills various roles in the body, its primary function lies in energy production. Despite fats and carbohydrates in our diet providing only 50% of our energy, our cells must convert this stored energy into usable form, a process facilitated by oxygen.
By utilizing HBOT chambers, we can significantly increase the partial pressure of oxygen, allowing it to dissolve into the body’s plasma and waterborne fluids. This holds immense significance as water and its dissolved gases can permeate cell membranes through osmosis and diffusion. Given that the human body comprises approximately 70% water, with every cell immersed in it, the HBOT chamber acts as a vehicle to deliver oxygen to all tissues, while our bodies take charge of the rest.
Dr. Rossignol, a medical doctor and hyperbaric specialist, likened an hour of hyperbaric chamber treatment to consuming 1400 mg of Motrin without the toxic response. “You get increased oxygenation, decreased swelling, and decreased inflammation, all from one treatment,” noted Dr. Rossignol. “If a drug achieved this, a pharmaceutical company would reap substantial profits.” (D.A. Rossignol and T. Small/Medical Veritas3, 2006.)