I’m feeling worse or fatigued after using my LiveO2 system – Am I using the system correctly?

Some users of the LiveO2 or LiveO2 AC system have reported experiencing fatigue after use. Along with this, users often want to know how often they should ideally use the LiveO2 system. The following guidelines are intended to help users of the LiveO2 system plan an approach that will work best given individual needs.

In response to feeling tired after using the LiveO2 or LiveO2 AC system, consider that 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 a feeling of fatigue after using the system or noticing a change in perceived oxygen available to the body while using the system.

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. 

The question of how often to use the LiveO2 system is best answered by considering the following guidelines :

Guideline #1 – You can’t get it wrong, so be easy with the approach and the process. Honor your own body and where your physical threshold lies. Everyone’s physiology and level of wellness is unique, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ recipe for using the LiveO2 training system. The effects of oxygen training are cumulative and therefore whether one is using the system daily or weekly, most users can expect to experience continued benefits.

Guideline #2 – Tune in and listen to your body. Consider your personal level of wellness as well as your current energy levels when deciding frequency of use. Often, those in a physically compromised condition are not operating at the same physical level as someone who feels in the prime of health. As mentioned above, some users have reported experiencing a ‘detox event’ when using LiveO2. A ‘detox event’ can manifest in a number of ways, including a feeling of fatigue afterward or noticing a change in perceived oxygen available to the body. See suggestions above to minimize a potential ‘detox event’. **Remember to ALWAYS consult your health care practitioner before beginning this or any exercise program.**

**Note: LiveO2 and LiveO2 AC systems are strictly designed for a maximum 15 minute session. Live O2 systems are not intended for use beyond 15 minutes in one single session.