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lunchtime in Tokyo, Japan. The smog hangs in a thick, ugly layer over
the narrow streets as tens of thousands of automobiles compete with
pedestrians and bicycles for a pathway through the congested city.
this narrow street in Tokyo is a small shop where customers enter the
shop looking haggard and seemingly out of breath. A few minutes later,
they emerge from the shop smiling broadly, a new spring in their step
and looking as if they had undergone a complete emotional and physiological
is happening in this little shop is also happening in Beijing, China,
Toronto and Los Angeles. A peek into these shops reveals a row of customers
sitting quietly in chairs reading newspapers, having a cup of herbal
tea or orange juice or dozing--but each customer has an oxygen mask
over their face.
of these oxygen-starved customers is paying $16 to inhale pure oxygen(O2)
for 20 minutes. in an OXYGEN BAR
few years ago, we used to say that we would eat crow before we had to
pay to obtain pure drinking water. Now, water stores and bottling companies
provide over one third of all Californian's with better drinking water.
A multi-billion dollar industry has risen from the need for pure drinking
water. Is it possible that we now will have to begin paying to obtain
the necessary oxygen for our body?
"oxygenation" phenomenon is not going un-noticed in the beverage
industry where dozens of juice and water bottlers are preparing to introduce
various types of oxygenated beverages into health food and convenience
stores as well as the larger supermarkets. Already, Wall Street is announcing
this new oxygenated beverage market as a billion dollar bonanza for
innovative concept that underlies this new phenomenon is one of placing
pure oxygen(O2) in various beverages, such as spring or purified water.
The beverage "holds" that oxygen, somewhat like carbonated
beverages hold carbon dioxide and then releases the oxygen directly
into the body's cells faster, more efficiently and far more economically
than inhaling $16 worth of oxygen in one of the "Oxygen Bars"
difference between a carbonated drink and a properly oxygenated beverage
is that in a carbonated drink the carbon dioxide dissipates rapidly
after the bottle is opened. The carbonated beverage becomes "stale"
or "flat" while a properly oxygenated beverage will hold the
dissolved, pure oxygen long after the bottle is opened.
oxygenated beverage is usually bottled in a standard 1/2 or 1 liter
PET(recyclable bottle) and contains oxygen in a concentration sufficient
to provide significant physical energy boosts for the athlete while
reducing pulse rates by 5-15 beats per minute; a shocking increase in
mental acuity and clarity for the office worker or laborer, or a healthier
"upper" than coffee for the airlines pilot, the public safety
officer on the night beat or the long haul truck driver.
of the high oxygen concentration, only a few ounces of the oxygenated
beverage are consumed at a time. However, consuming the entire bottle
in one sitting will not create any problems except perhaps to begin
a cleansing cycle where the oxygen breaks down and disposes of toxins
in the bloodstream by an oxidation process.
of this for about a dollar and a quarter per half liter--with no caffeine,
stimulants or side effects.
the idea of using oxygen in beverages is not new. In addition to steroids,
the Soviet Union and Eastern European Olympic teams have used various
"oxygen cocktails" for years, dominating all medal categories
and causing US Olympic coaches to scratch their heads when the Soviet
players showed far more stamina and consistently physically outplayed
the better coached US teams.
beverages may well become the most popular non-carbonated drink in several
decades, replacing the addictive, sugary "energy" drinks which
one often sees on the sidelines on Monday Night Football,
idea of replenishing the body's electrolytes using various juices is
a good idea--but these electrolyte "energy" juices provide
little or no benefits when strenuous activity drains oxygen from the
body(hypoxia). Without rapid and intensive oxygen replenishment, tissue
breakdown may begin to occur.
be sure, I cannot recall ever seeing a professional football or soccer
player actually swallow a so-called "energy" drink on the
sidelines. They only rinse their mouth with it, spit it out and then
reach for the oxygen mask.
why is oxygen such an important factor in our body's operation? Next
to pure water, oxygen(O2) is the natural element required for the effective
operation of ALL body systems. Unfortunately, we are not getting sufficient
levels of oxygen through breathing, even when we exercise, since we
live in an oxygen-deficient environment.
urban pollution drops usable oxygen levels to less than 20%, perhaps
half the oxygen levels which unpolluted, rural environments provide
and only a third of oxygen levels which existed thousands of years ago.
brain makes billions of electrical decisions per second, as rapidly
as some of the world's fastest computers. Oxygen is essential to proper
neurological activity. Deprived from oxygen, the brain can cease to
function in less than 6-7 minutes.
pure oxygen(O2) is an essential ingredient in any body metabolic function
related to proteins, carbohydrates and energy. Without oxygen, there
is no energy. Without a continuing supply of external oxygen(via air,
water or foods), the body cells, tissue and organs begin drawing on
internal oxygen reserves and may deplete these reserves to the level
that these reserves are subsequently not adequate to fight pathogens
and incoming free radicals, both of which can create unsavory health
oxygenated drinks were possible, scientists and medical personnel had
to rely on "surrogate" methods of providing higher levels
of oxygen to the body. Many forms of oxygen were used to conduct this
so-called "oxygen therapy".
peroxide(H2O2) and ozone(O3) were, and continue to be used, primarily
outside of the orthodox medical community, as a means for such oxygen
therapy. The positive oxidation effects obtained by hydrogen peroxide
and ozone, both of which are recognized as free radicals, do not come
without a price--in some cases that price can be serious side effects.
Food and Drug Administration has not approved ozone or hydrogen peroxide
therapy and because of the known side effects of such procedures, the
legality of such procedures varies from state to state.
various types of "stabilized oxygen" products have found their
way into the health and nutrition markets. These "stabilized"
oxygen products do not use natural oxygen but rely on the use of various
chemical compounds, including chlorine, to extract or release reserve
oxygen from cells rather than providing additional oxygen to the body's
cells, tissue and organs. We know of no products in this category which
have FDA approval.
comparison, the use of pure oxygen(O2) is becoming increasingly popular
in a widening array of conventional and acute medical situations. Traumas
such as crash injuries, burns, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning and
other serious conditions routinely use pure oxygen to both facilitate
healing and prevent infection. One such popular medical process is called
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy(HBOT), where the patient is placed in a sealed
tube and subjected to pressurized pure oxygen for 30-120 minutes.
main difference in these cases is that the type of oxygen is a natural
oxygen, O2, versus a "derivative oxygen" obtained by ozone,
hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide-type compounds used in so-called
"stabilized" oxygen products.
the response of the orthodox medical community to oxygenated beverages
has ranged from tepid to derogatory to say the least. While we know
of no oxygenated beverage bottling or manufacturing operation which
is making medical claims, the testimonials coming in daily clearly indicate
that some surprising physiological effects are occurring after the use
of oxygenated beverages. The medical community needs more convincing,
through the types of tests described elsewhere in this section on structured
bottlers are now taking this "natural" form of oxygen(O2)--oxygen
which has conclusively demonstrated itself to be highly "bio-available",
or having characteristics which allow it to enter the bloodstream quickly
and efficiently, and trying to put it in a dissolved form into their
bottlers use high pressure, low temperature, rapid mixing, or a combination
thereof to achieve temporary, elevated oxygen concentrations in their
beverages. These processes do not use natural energy effects and consequently
the effectiveness of holding the dissolved oxygen in the beverage is
have found more advanced, natural techniques for bonding the pure oxygen
into the beverages--and subsequently holding the oxygen in the beverage
for extended periods of time.
companies have determined that simply "mixing up" or "stirring
in" some oxygen in water does not necessarily guarantee that the
oxygen will be carried into the body's cells nor arrive there in a healthy,
companies have begun licensing or selling their oxygenation technologies
worldwide to high-speed bottling operations involved in water, aloe,
herbal, homeopathic and cosmetic manufacturing where the introduction
of pure dissolved oxygen in these products can be revolutionary to say
pure oxygen, pure water, and nutritional supplements may create hundreds
of new products for the beverage and nutritional industries.
ability to "bring oxygen home" to the body's bloodstream quickly
and efficiently has been a dream of scientists and medical personnel
worldwide for the last hundred years. Now, it seems that these successful
processes have a bright and useful future in the commercial arena.
the average individual, be they a sports enthusiast, a senior citizen,
a youngster playing soccer or little league baseball, an airlines pilot
who experiences "hypoxia" or oxygen deprivation at high altitudes,
the individual who always seems to be "tired" or who simply
"can't catch their breath" or the millions of other individuals
who simply want an additional energy surge and mental clarity during
their workday can now obtain pure oxygen, mixed with pure water, in
an energizing and refreshing drink, free from sugary or caffeinated
this in a portable, disposable water bottle, without the need for an
oxygen mask, expensive health foods, complicated medical treatment or
questionable "pseudo-oxygen" sources such as ozone or hydrogen
pure, natural oxygen(O2) is a very powerful catalyst for body energy.
Taking oxygenated beverages before retiring for the evening may result
in a sleepless night. They are best used in the morning or afternoon
hours, during tedious physical or mental jobs or during and after strenuous
exercises when oxygen demands by the body are highest.
an excessive amount of oxygenated water may induce a detoxification
or cleansing process. This may be especially true if environmental pollution
continues at its alarming rate and if Americans continue to look for
better ways to improve their health and physical stamina at either work
SPECIAL NOTICE: since this above article has been written, we have learned
from a number of well-known medical journals that oxygen in excessive
amounts can seriously damage the DNA and reduce the expected lifetime
of cells. What can be considered "excessive" is certainly
open to discussion.
addition, many of these deleterious effects may be due to improper "bonding"
of the oxygen in the beverage(s) as well as the possible (mis)use of
ozone as a source for oxygen in these beverages.
EXPERT OPINIONS ON OXYGENATED WATER
OXYGENATED WATER IS MADE