Munich, January 15, 2024
Intermittent hypoxia-hyperoxia therapy (IHHT) has attracted
increasing attention in recent years. Many wonder whether this
therapy really delivers on the promise of boosting energy levels
while you sit back and relax. MITOcare provides information on
what IHHT is, how the therapy works and how to prepare for it.
Insight into interval hypoxia-hyperoxia therapy IHHT has its roots in interval hypoxia training (IHT) and altitude training. This type of training simulates the conditions at altitudes of around 2,000 meters, where the air is "thinner". Although the oxygen content remains the same, the lower air pressure leads to reduced oxygen uptake. This reduction in oxygen, known as hypoxia, can lead to various positive adaptation mechanisms in the body.
Hypoxia meets hyperoxia IHHT uses hypoxia and induces it by providing a reduced oxygen content through a breathing mask. Alternately, there are phases of hyperoxia in which you breathe in more oxygen than normal. This interplay of oxygen concentrations can stimulate the mitochondria - the energy power plants of the cells - and support regeneration.
IHHT procedure and costs The core of the IHHT session is wearing a breathing mask, through which you alternately breathe in oxygen-poor and oxygen-rich air. The session is monitored by measuring heart rate variability and oxygen saturation in the blood to precisely track the effect on the body. Sessions last between 30 and 50 minutes, with a series of at least 10 sessions recommended for optimal results. Costs vary depending on the provider and individual patient needs.
Positive effects of IHHT IHHT can lead to long-term regeneration of the mitochondria and other positive adaptations in the body, such as improving cardiovascular fitness, cholesterol levels, body fat percentage, cognitive function and general well-being.
Applicability of IHHT IHHT is suitable for almost everyone, regardless of age and state of health. The therapy can be adapted to individual performance and is therefore also suitable for people with various illnesses or for improving performance in sport and cognitive function in old age. Interval hypoxia-hyperoxia therapy is therefore a promising option for those who want to increase their energy levels in a gentle and controlled way. The combination of relaxation and targeted oxygen therapy could be the key to a healthier and more energetic life.
You can find a detailed article about IHHT and more information here .