Home remedies to increase oxygen levels

An Overview

The feeling of being out of breath (dyspnea) is a sensation that is well known to those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Although it is common for those experiencing shortness of breath to use oxygen therapy (oxygen tanks) to cope, the downsides can include fatigue, headaches, and dry or bloody noses. Further, when depending on oxygen tanks as a primary oxygen supplement, there exists a severe risk: the body can learn to actively suppress its natural respiratory system.

1. Exercise frequently:

Unfortunately, many people lead a sedentary lifestyle nowadays, which means your lung capacity will decrease due to a lack of use. Aerobic exercise can help pul more oxygen ninto the body as you take deeper breaths, and you’ll expel more carbon dioxide as well. Not to mention, your heart will become healthier as well by pumping more oxygen to the muscles that need it as well as increasing circulation throughout the body.
As you start an exercise regimen, you may feel out of breath doing workouts because you don’t have a significant breathing reserve. However, the more you exercise, the better lung capacity you will have, and the higher your oxygen levels will be. Start with at least three 30-minute sessions of moderate to intense aerobic exercise per week. Make sure to incorporate weight training i as well for a complete body workout.

2. Change Your Diet:

Antioxidants allow the body to use oxygen more efficiently increasing oxygen intake in digestion. When looking to boost antioxidant intake, the foods to focus on are blueberries, cranberries, red kidney beans, artichoke hearts, strawberries, plums and blackberries, most of which can be consumed in various juices and smoothies.

3. Get Active:

Exercise is key to a healthy life. Through aerobic exercise, such as simple walking, the body is able to better utilize oxygen while removing waste through the lymphatic system. As recommended by the American Heart Association, 30 minutes a day of regular walking has greater effects on the circulatory system than spending an hour or more in the gym 2 to 3 times a week.

4. Eat more oxygen-rich foods:

If you eat primarily processed or cooked foods, you won’t get the benefits of the antioxidants present in raw fruits and vegetables. Raw foods contain more prana, or life force energy, which will increase oxygen levels in the blood. Hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein, helps to carry oxygen throughout your body. If you want to increase oxygen, make sure to eat foods rich in hemoglobin so that you’ll have more red blood cells.
Go Green. Eating more fresh, raw green juices is beneficial as they are full of vitamins and minerals which your body utilises to aid in the uptake of oxygen.

5. Meditation:

Daily meditation or just simply sitting quietly and focusing on your breathing and taking deep breaths for a few minutes can greatly help in reducing stress and improving your oxygen intake.

6. Change Your Breathing:

Exercising your lungs regularly is crucial to maintaining ones respiratory health. However, what is often an impediment to one’s breathing is the method in which they breathe. It’s recently been discovered that sick people breathe using the upper chest and inhale more air, which causes reduced oxygen levels in the body. In contrast, the correct method to proper breathing, is slow, from the diaphragm, and through the nose, rather than the mouth.

7. Hydrate:

The human body is roughly 60 percent water, so it cannot be understated how critical water is to how the body functions: allowing body cells to grow, lubricating our joints and regulating body temperature. When looking to get the full benefits of oxygenation, drink filtered water. Restructured or ionized water is micro-clustered with smaller groupings of water molecules. This provides high levels of hydration and oxygenation at the cellular level.

8. Open your windows: 

Fresh air will bring additional oxygen into your home and even if you are constantly breathing in oxygen through a cannula, whenever you talk or open your mouth fresh air containing higher oxygen levels can be drawn into your body. If you live in a smoggy area then you could consider investing in an air-filtration system.

9. Plants: 

They are the opposite of us as they take-in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen. Thereby increasing the foliage and plants in your home will decrease the carbon dioxide and increase the oxygen levels in your home. Introducing live plants into your home will increase available indoor oxygen. Ferns are a great option for extra oxygen production in the home. They are relatively easy to keep alive and don’t require a lot of sunshine.

10. Cleanse the Air:

Often the triggers of flare-ups in those with COPD is poor air quality. Because of this, it is imperative to maintain the purest quality of air possible within the home and workplace. There are a number of air purifiers on the market that can filter the worst of our environmental pollutants. Another helpful “low-tech” tool in reducing pollution in the air and purifying oxygen is a beeswax candle.

11. Eat green raw foods: 

Oxygen-rich foods can naturally increase your blood oxygen levels. Try eating more green vegetables like kale, broccoli and celery in order to boost your oxygen levels and hopefully breathe easier.

12. Exercise:

Check with your doctor about the type and amount of exercise you should be doing each day. As your breathing rate and depth increases, your lungs absorb more oxygen, and that means you’ll feel better.

13. Eat fresh, iron-rich foods:

Your diet can, to some extent, influence your blood’s ability to absorb oxygen. Certain foods can help improve your oxygen levels in the blood. Focus on iron-rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, legumes and green leafy vegetables. These dietary choices can correct an iron deficiency, which could increase your body’s ability to process oxygen and make you feel more energetic.

14. Take supplements that increase oxygen:

While most people have just the right amount of oxygen in their body to function, people suffering from anemia and other illnesses need more oxygen. Eating plenty of fruits, veggies, meats, and other whole foods can help, but if you don’t get enough fresh food in your diet, supplements may be necessary. Iron especially can help because it aids the body in making hemoglobin, which transports oxygen to the lungs and other organs throughout the body. If you don’t have enough iron, you run the risk of developing anemia, which can lead to fatigue and weakness. You might also look into taking citrulline, which helps increase nitric oxide in the body.

This improves blood vessels widen, increasing circulation, and availability of oxygen in the body’s cells. Finally, beetroot supplements can increase oxygen levels because it contains high amounts of nitrate, which convert into nitric oxide. Like citrulline, this helps decrease the amount of oxygen the body actually needs.

15. Take a vacation by the water:

At higher elevations, the air gets thinner and contains less oxygen. This explains why you see oxygen being sold at pharmacies when you go to towns nestled in the mountains because vacationers can have a hard time breathing at high altitudes. If you live at higher elevations, you probably have become used to the thinner air by now, but it doesn’t hurt to get away to the ocean every once in a while.

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