Studies show that increased oxygen inhalation can have some impressive benefits, such as providing a mild “feel good” effect, reducing stress, increasing energy and alertness, and alleviating headaches.
One study shows that inhaling concentrated oxygen increases the oxygen saturation level in the blood, which makes more available for the brain, and— ta da!— more brain power. If that’s not cool enough, supplemental oxygen inhalation has also been shown to enhance memory formation.
DISCLAIMER: Although some studies show that breathing pure oxygen can supercharge brain power, people with heart problems or respiratory problems like emphysema or asthma are advised to avoid oxygen bars because they can worsen such conditions. Some people might also feel a little light-headed after an O2 session, but it generally goes away quickly. Oxygen bars may be a fun, new experience for healthy people, but they should never be a substitute for medically required oxygen.
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