ADVANTAGE OF ADAPTIVE HYPEROXIA
Faster regeneration – maximum training effect – same time commitment!
We explain below why this is the case.
- Disadvantage: In the recovery phase (normoxia), it takes longer for the initial oxygen saturation in the blood to be restored. The regeneration time is not optimally utilized. Some users even fail to saturate to pre-exercise SpO2 levels with normoxia.
- Advantage: In the training phase (hypoxia), oxygen saturation quickly drops back into the training range (below 90% SPO2) because there is no supersaturation. The training stimulus of hypoxia is thus optimally exploited.
- Advantage: In the recovery phase (hyperoxia), the initial oxygen saturation in the blood is quickly restored. The regeneration time is optimally utilized
- Disadvantage: In the training phase (hypoxia), it takes longer for oxygen saturation to return to the training range (below 90% SPO2), as supersaturation may be present. The effective training time can thus be significantly reduced with the Hyperoxia setting. In addition, prolonged hyperoxia administration can lead to increased oxidative stress, which may be detrimental in severely debilitated individuals.
Adaptive hyperoxia combines the advantages of both methods and eliminates their disadvantages.
At the beginning of the recovery phase, hyperoxic air is administered until the oxygen saturation in the blood reaches 99% (adjustable between 93% and 99% SpO2). The regeneration time is optimally utilized.
Normoxic air is then breathed for the remainder of the recovery period to prevent oxygen supersaturation. Thus, the subsequent training phase is not unnecessarily shortened. The oxygen saturation in the blood quickly drops back into the training range. The training stimulus of hypoxia is optimally utilized. In addition, oxidative stress is reduced to a minimum with simultaneous rapid saturation, since hyperoxia is only given until the set SpO2 value is reached.