Of course, everyone knows that oxygen is one of the components of air and is an essential element for life. Most of the organisms living on earth need oxygen to function normally. It would seem that it is only about the possibility of breathing, however, this is just the beginning – oxygen is needed for the body to be able to constantly experience a variety of reactions. This element is somehow food for the cells and is transported to them with the help of blood. It is especially important for the brain – in the event of a break in its supply lasting about 5 minutes, serious damage and complications may already occur.
Of course, continuous breathing with 100% oxygen would have a devastating effect on the body. In reasonable proportions, however, it allows you to improve health and fitness even in generally healthy people, protecting against diseases and premature aging of cells.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy differs from normal breathing also in that due to the increased pressure, oxygen has a chance to penetrate not only through the lungs into the blood, but also into the cerebrospinal fluid or lymphatic system.