“We have around 500 million oxygen receptors (alveoli) – that’s how important oxygen is”
Breathing is so natural that we rarely think about it yet many of us breathe poorly. We often only “shallow breath” and rarely fill our lungs to or near capacity. In our lungs we have around 500 million oxygen receptors (alveoli) – that’s how important oxygen is for our health. The oxygen is transferred from our lungs via the alveoli into our blood and distributed to all parts of the body.
Lack or low levels of oxygen provide an environment for harmful bacteria and viruses to potentially survive. Many viruses would be considered anaerobic since they are much more likely to become active in a low oxygen environment. The virus itself is not technically aerobic or anaerobic since a virus is not technically a living thing and does not have the ability for cellular respiration and metabolism, instead it relies on the cellular respiration and metabolism of the cell it is invading.
In order for a cell to produce maximum energy it requires the presence of oxygen.
The Wim Hof method of breathing is a quick way to increase the oxygen levels within our blood stream. It is also the quickest way to alkaline the blood. During tests the blood ph levels have been measured at 7.8ph