I feel like I can’t breathe when using the LiveO2 system- Am I just ‘detoxing’?

Some users of the LiveO2 or LiveO2 AC sys­tem have report­ed expe­ri­enc­ing a short­ness of breath while using the sys­tem. Barring any func­tion­al issues with the oper­a­tion of the sys­tem to rule out func­tion­al­i­ty issues, the fol­low­ing guide­lines are intend­ed to help users of the LiveO2 sys­tem plan an approach that will work best giv­en indi­vid­ual needs.

In cer­tain instances, a ‘detox effect’ has report­ed­ly been expe­ri­enced by some indi­vid­u­als when using the LiveO2 or LiveO2 AC sys­tem. A ‘detox effect’ may man­i­fest in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ways, includ­ing notic­ing a change in per­ceived oxy­gen avail­able to the body while using the sys­tem and/or pos­si­bly a feel­ing of fatigue after­ward.

Depending on the indi­vid­ual, some users have found that beginning with 5 minute ses­sions may help to min­i­mize the phys­i­o­log­i­cal impact of a pos­si­ble ‘detox event’. Then, when feel­ing phys­i­cal­ly ready, users may choose to increase their ses­sion time by one minute incre­ments until the max­i­mum pro­to­col of 15 min­utes is able to be com­fort­ably per­formed. **Remember to ALWAYS con­sult your health care prac­ti­tion­er before begin­ning this or any exer­cise pro­gram.**

If you believe that you may be a can­di­date for expe­ri­enc­ing a ‘detox event’, the fol­low­ing sug­ges­tions may be help­ful when plan­ning fre­quen­cy of use with the LiveO2 sys­tem:

  1. Start slow — Some users have found that doing a five minute ses­sion and then gaug­ing how they feel after­ward was an ide­al way to start using the sys­tem while min­i­miz­ing what was per­ceived as a ‘detox effect’.  Many of those users also found that by increas­ing sub­se­quent ses­sions in one minute incre­ments as they felt stronger over time was a good way to ‘ramp up’ to what their body was most com­fort­able with, and a good way to avoid a ‘detox over­load’.
  2. Be easy with the process — Many peo­ple are ready to ‘attack’ the LiveO2 train­ing pro­to­col and in their deter­mi­na­tion to get the most out of their sys­tem express a desire to use the sys­tem two or more times a day. While there is noth­ing wrong with this, it is again impor­tant to empha­size that the user will be best served to lis­ten to their own body, hon­or it as it feels today, and increase the num­ber of ses­sions per day/week/month as well as the amount of time of each ses­sion at such time as they feel com­fort­able and phys­i­cal­ly able to do so.

When in doubt, always lis­ten to your body and always go at the pace that feels right for you.

**Note: LiveO2 and LiveO2 AC sys­tems are strict­ly designed for a max­i­mum 15 minute ses­sion. LiveO2 sys­tems are not intend­ed for use beyond 15 min­utes in one sin­gle ses­sion.