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Why is oxygen so important for our health?

Breathing - The Elixir of Life

Did you know the the whale, the largest mammal in the world, uses an incredible 90% of the oxygen available in the air? The most powerful and intelligent living organism in the world, the human being, utilises a mere 25%. A small amount, especially when you consider that even 25% may be further restricted by increasingly influential environmental factors. Our modern lifestyle can stress the human body with up to 80,000 harmful substances each and everyday.

This places enormous pressure on our body's detoxification processes. Hardly anyone is aware that just 3% is eliminated through intestines, 7% through the bladder, 20% through the skin and an enormous 70% through breathing! 

Our body is made up of 60 billion cells. 10 million new cells are created every second, while 10 million old cells die off. In every single one of these cells up to 1 billion controlled biochemical reactions can take place each second. This is quicker than any computer processor. The main energy supplier used by the body to achieve this is the oxygen in the air.

Some 5% of the oxygen in our inhaled air reaches the bloodstream. This is just about sufficient for a healthy person. Any additional percentage can help the body's cells perform better. 

The German biochemist, doctor, and physiologist Dr Otto Warburg won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for discovering that, in simple terms, all cells will become diseased if they are unable to make the best use of oxygen in the air. The Airnergy Principle is based on these findings.

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