Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a flowering plant that grows throughout Europe and North America and is widely cultivated for its fragrant oil. It can help mood, energy, mental acuity and alertness, as well as control appetite and increase physical strength and endurance. Unlike many other essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint oil have been studied and proved by the scientific community.
For instance, peppermint has been studied for enhancing athletic performance. One study performed by Bryan Raudenbush, Ph.D. suggests the smell of peppermint alone could boost athletic performance. In his experiment, 40 athletes performed a series of physical tests. Tests conducted after having the athletes smell peppermint showed improvement in areas of cardiovascular endurance and strength. According to Raudenbush, “they were able to go longer at the gym, able to push themselves, were more motivated, less fatigued and felt like they had more energy”. This astounding effect of peppermint on physical strength and endurance is exciting for athletes looking to take their training to the next level
Beyond physical uses, peppermint has several emotional uses. Peppermint provides relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against anxiety and restlessness. Its cool and refreshing nature stimulates mental activity, clears the mind and increases focus on cognitive tasks. According to recent research from Wheeling Jesuit University, the smell or flavour of peppermint can have profound effects on cognitive functions. These include reasoning, problem solving, concept formation, judgment, attention span, and even memory.
How Boost Oxygen Enhances Athletic Performance
Medical studies, past and present, have shown that inhaling oxygen before and during physical activities enhances endurance, performance and cuts down on recovery times. Breathing Boost Oxygen will help you overcome lethargy and achieve your peak performance.
A growing number of athletes are using Boost Oxygen as part of their regular training programmes. During times of strenuous physical activity, the body simply exhales more carbon dioxide than it admits in oxygen. The body’s response to maintain blood oxygen levels is to obviously breathe more heavily to increase oxygen intake. Anaerobic respiration can also occur. This is when the body starts to use internal sources for its oxygen, as it is not receiving enough from the outside air. Muscle fatigue and cramping occur when glycogen in oxygen-starved blood turns into lactic acid. Adding oxygen to the blood inhibits the production of lactic acid and helps the body clear out any lactic acid that is already present. Recovery is easier with supplemental oxygen. Supplemental oxygen allows the athlete to train harder, train longer and to recover faster.
For strenuous sports, use by taking three-to-five inhalations before an event, three-to-five during a rest period, and three-to-five at the end to speed recovery and stay on top of your game.
Approvals and Allergens
- Vegetarian & Vegan approved.
- Tested to be free from substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency
- Boost Oxygen is recreational oxygen and must not be used for medical or prescription use.
Although both Boost and medical oxygen are produced in the same manner, recreational Oxygen is designed for healthy people looking to supplement and improve different facets of their life, and is not intended for use by anyone who has asthma, lung ailments or heart problems or as a substitute for physician-prescribed or life-saving oxygen.
Breathing oxygen-enriched air may help your condition, however, before taking Boost Oxygen we would recommend you consult your Healthcare professional. Boost Oxygen is not a substitute for physician-prescribed or life-saving oxygen.
Athletes, such as skiers or other high altitude sports competitors are encouraged to check the rules that apply to supplemental oxygen use with the sporting authorities governing the events they compete in, as well as the overall risks of using any form of supplement.