Hypoxia May Cause Serious Disease:
Hypoxia, or hypoxiation, is a pathological condition in which the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. Hypoxemic hypoxia is a state of oxygen deficiency in which the arterial content of oxygen is low because the arterial partial pressure of oxygen is low. Variations in arterial oxygen concentrations can be part of the normal physiology, for example, during strenuous physical exercise. A mismatch between oxygen supply and its demand at the cellular level may result in a hypoxic condition. Hypoxia in which there is complete deprivation of oxygen supply is referred to as anoxia.
Generalized hypoxia occurs in healthy people when they ascend to high altitude, where it causes altitude sickness leading to potentially fatal complications: high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Hypoxia also occurs in healthy individuals when breathing mixtures of gases with a low oxygen content, e.g. while diving underwater especially when using closed-circuit rebreather systems that control the amount of oxygen in the supplied air.
Two-time Nobel Prize winning researcher, Dr. Otto Warburg, determined that healthy cells may become cancerous as a result of oxygen deprivation. Oxygen stimulates the growth and efficiency of friendly bacteria the body needs for good health.
It decreases the effectiveness of the pathogenic (harmful) invaders. Nearly all known pathogenic bacteria and viruses are unable to survive in an oxygen-rich environment. Eating Oxygen is a simple and refreshing way to increase oxygen intake without any major lifestyle changes.