Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Therapy The Vitamin Bar Park City Utah

Oxygen is an essential part of everyday life. Environmental factors such as pollution and destruction of the ozone layer contribute to the lack of oxygen in our air.

Our brain activity is reliant on high amounts of oxygen availability and when oxygen is not optimal or available our brain functions slower and becomes less efficient. Providing supplemental oxygen maintains optimal brain function and enhances overall health. Oxygen is also essential for memory, muscle function, digestion, mental health, recovery, and attentiveness.

The Vitamin Bar provides oxygen therapy either in home or in our spa location. We utilize portable oxygen concentrator devices that help to concentrate the oxygen in the room and effectively deliver the oxygen through the nasal cannula. This method is safe and user friendly means of improving oxygen levels and supplementing oxygen levels specifically in cases of altitude sickness. Although oxygen therapy is most commonly used for altitude sickness, it can also be used to treat other conditions. Oxygen therapy can also provide an increase in mental clarity and cognition. It is possible to improve concentration and memory recall by increasing the blood flow to the brain and enhancing neurotransmitter production through oxygen usage. There is research studies showing that oxygen therapy can aid in depression treatment as well. Oxygen therapy decreases the amount of carbon dioxide which aids in reducing anxiety and giving a euphoric sense or enhanced feeling of wellbeing. Oxygen can also aid in recovery after an athletic event or even help you recover from a hangover. The oxygen helps to efficiently break down and detoxify your blood of the excess alcohol volume. 

Here in Park City, we most commonly utilize oxygen therapy for the treatment of exacerbated altitude sickness. In as little as 20 minutes your red blood cells will be supplemented with a higher concentration of oxygen which reduces the systemic inflammatory response due to a lack of oxygen. If you are interested in hearing more about the benefits of this therapy, please contact us! 

What are the benefits of supplemental oxygen?

      • Mental Clarity: Oxygen is critical to life. We don’t usually think about oxygen as energy, but that is how our brains use it. It comes as no surprise that the brain requires a great deal of energy to operate. The brain has a very high metabolic rate because of constant neural activity, so the availability of oxygen is closely related to brain performance. When there is poor blood circulation, memory breaks down. By boosting the blood flow to the brain and increasing neurotransmitter production through oxygen use, it is possible for better concentration and memory retention to be achieved.
      • Depression Relief: It is commonly known that oxygen can be physically and mentally healing. It can help lift one’s mood, even shifting the chemical balance that is necessary to feel well, but how? Similar to the prescription of exercise for improving mood, whether aerobic exercise or yoga, most exercise centers around breathing. This type of breathing results in an increased oxygen intake and produces a natural high. This can also be achieved after a few minutes of breathing oxygen. When breathing highly oxygenated air, you decrease the amount of carbon dioxide that is introduced to the body. With less carbon dioxide present, your body feels less anxiety. Research has shown that there is a connection between the supply of oxygen to the brain and how well the energy-producing fibers of the cells perform. An inadequate amount of oxygen can interrupt neuron function and the electrical activity of the brain. According to some, exposing psychiatric patients to a 40% concentration of oxygen is a safe and effective way to improve psychiatric function.
      • Hangover Support: If you have ever experienced a hangover, you are familiar with the aches and pains that accompany one. After ingesting alcohol, your body needs some time to recover. Oxygen plays a very important role in recovery – of any kind. In this case, your liver breaks down the alcohol into acetaldehyde, which is then broken down into water (eventually be expelled through urine) and carbon dioxide (expelled through breathing). It takes 3 oxygen molecules to break down 1 alcohol molecule, therefore, if you increase your oxygen intake, your body will be able to break down and expel the alcohol much faster.

Pricing

Offered as an additive, daily rental or in concentrated cans on the go. Ask about options and pricing.