EWOT (Exercising with Oxygen Therapy)

EWOT (Exercising with Oxygen Therapy)

What Is Exercise with Oxygen Therapy (EWOT)? 

EWOT (pronounced E Watt) means Exercise With Oxygen Therapy.

Exercise with oxygen therapy is when we breathe in higher concentrations of oxygen during exercise. 

EWOT utilized low-flow face masks or nasal cannulas that connected to oxygen generators. Oxygen generators are devices that take in room air, compress it and remove argon and nitrogen.

They are able to output 94 percent oxygen, which is more than four times the normal purity of room air. These original devices only made up to 10 liters of oxygen per minute.

Exercise with oxygen therapy is meant to increase oxygen circulation at a rapid pace to oxygenate blood in their body — thereby reducing inflammation, increasing energy and maintaining health — exercising with oxygen therapy may be more effective and efficient.

Imagine all of the pipes in your house have become narrow and can’t get enough water. That’s exactly what happens when our micro-vessels begin to narrow — the body isn’t able to get oxygen, blood and nutrients to the organ systems. This restriction causes pain and disease. This is where EWOT comes in.

Benefits of Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT) 

Three major benefits of exercise with oxygen therapy and how they influence overall health and wellness:

  1. Increases Oxygen Circulation in the Body 

Exercise with oxygen therapy gets oxygen into the arteries, veins and even the smallest capillaries that make up over 74 percent of your circulatory system.

By increasing oxygen circulation in the body, your cells are getting the O2 that they need to process the millions of bio-chemical reactions they undergo every day.

Improvement of the oxygen flux into body tissues is important for fighting against insufficient oxygen supply, which is a common cause of many diseases, disorders and complains, especially with increasing age.

Why is getting enough oxygen so important? 

Researches are pointing to a lack of oxygen in the blood (called hypoxia) as a leading cause of many cancers. Low oxygen levels in our cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers.[3]

When high-pressure oxygen was used on a culture of human leukemia cells, it reduced cancer cell growth by 15 percent.[4]

Increasing risk of cancer, when blood oxygen levels are too low, indicates that during hypoxemia, oxidative stress leads to accelerated deterioration, causing our cells to lose their power of division and growth.[5]

We can’t live without oxygen. And when our cells aren’t receiving enough oxygen on a daily basis, it will affect many aspects of our health.

  1. Restores Blood Flow 

All body processes require adequate blood flow, but stress and certain medical conditions can disrupt the blood’s ability to release oxygen into our tissues. We know that a decrease in oxygen supply to your blood can severely damage the function of your brain, liver and other organs.

We need our blood to carry oxygen to our tissues in order for all body systems to work properly.

This is another major benefit of oxygen therapy. As oxygen circulation throughout the body increases, our oxygen-rich blood is able to send the O2 to our tissues, vessels and organs.

Restoring the flow of oxygen-rich blood also promotes the expansion of constricted capillaries. When our capillaries are deprived of oxygen, they begin to swell, thereby preventing further oxygenation.

Oxygen therapy, particularly EWOT, reduces capillary swelling, enhances oxygenation and promotes circulation.

  1. Increases the Production of ATP 

When you exercise with oxygen therapy, you are allowing every cell to receive oxygen. This increases the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which acts as a source of fuel within the cells. 

By increasing ATP, our blood cells separate so that they’re no longer sticking to each other and can therefore absorb more oxygen. When you make ATP at full capacity by giving the cells more oxygen, the body can start healing. But when ATP levels are low, you cannot heal properly or quickly.

All other benefits of EWOT are downstream cascading effects of these three very important factors.

It may also benefit the body in the following ways:

  • Spikes immunity
  • Accelerates recovery from illness or injury
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Supports lung function/respiratory system
  • Improve physical performance
  • Allows for faster recovery after workouts
  • Improves vision
  • Improves mental capacity/memory
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Promotes detoxification

What will you do during EWOT session? 

  • Exercise at least three days a week for 15-minute periods. This can be done with a stationary bike, treadmill, elliptical or with any type of exercise equipment that doesn’t require excessive head movement.
  • During the 15 minute session, sprint for about 30 seconds until your heart rate is at about 120 beats per minute (or 80 percent of maximum).
  • Then restore back to a normal exercise rhythm and heart rate for about three minutes.
  • Repeat the cycle again, 3–5 times, to increase vasodilation and open up the arteries so that oxygen gets into your oxygen-deprived tissues.

Because you are increasing your heart rate while breathing in oxygen, the O2 circulates within your body quickly. This significantly improves your results and requires less time than other sources of oxygen therapy.

Who is doing EWOT? 

Anybody can benefit from exercise with oxygen therapy — from top athletes to elderly patients with restricted blood flow

Risks and Side Effects of Oxygen Therapy 

When done correctly and for no more than 15 minutes at a time, there are no risks or side effects from EWOT. Breathing higher levels of oxygen is considered safe and there is no risk of oxygen toxicity.

For many patients who are just beginning EWOT, it’s the sudden change in their physical activity levels that can lead to side effects. For people who haven’t exercised in a long time and don’t have the physical stamina to endure a 15-minute session, it’s best to begin gradually and consult your doctor in advance.

CONCLUSION 

  • Exercise with oxygen therapy is an efficient way to increase oxygen circulation throughout the body.
  • EWOT causes your heart rate to increase. This allows you to make more carbon dioxide and forces more oxygen to your distal hypoxic tissues.
  • EWOT is meant to give you much faster results. Research suggests that it may help to increase oxygen circulation in the body, restore blood flow and increase the production of ATP. juicing 

 

REFERENCES 

[1]https://draxe.com/health/treatments/ewot-exercise-with-oxygen-therapy/
[2]https://www.ewot.com/
[3]https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120503194219.htm; Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth, research suggests May 3, 2012
[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21115894 Effect of hyperbaric oxygen on the anticancer effect of artemisinin on molt-4 human leukemia cells.
Ohgami Y1, Elstad CA, Chung E, Shirachi DY, Quock RM, Lai HC.
[5]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23317164 The oxygen therapy.
Corsonello A1, Pedone C, Scarlata S, Zito A, Laino I, Antonelli-Incalzi R.

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