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.