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Boost Oxygen is 95% pure, Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen that comes in lightweight, easy to use, and portable canisters. It is used by people visiting high altitude locations, professional and amateur athletes, senior citizens, and famous celebrities alike. Founded in 2007, Boost Oxygen is currently the best selling and most trusted oxygen canister brand in the world. 

During its time of need, the body's response to maintain blood oxygen levels is to breathe more heavily to increase oxygen intake. When the body does not receive enough oxygen from the outside, it starts to use internal sources for its oxygen. This is called anaerobic respiration. Muscle fatigue and cramping occur when the 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.  

Oxygen gas is virtually weightless. Boost Oxygen sealed cans are very light, but they are guaranteed as full. The weight of a full can feels empty as the Oxygen inside has no discernible mass. This weight advantage makes Boost Oxygen cans convenient to carry around. 

Pocket Size Boost Oxygen canisters contain over 2 liters of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen. This equates to approximately 40 seconds of continuous oxygen flow. People report enjoying anywhere between 15-40 inhalations of varying length. Medium Boost Oxygen canisters contain 5 liters of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen, which is up to 100 one-second inhalations. Large Boost Oxygen canisters contain 10 liters of Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen, which equates to over 200 seconds of continuous oxygen flow, or over 200 one-second inhalations. 

For Pocket Size canisters, remove tamper-evident plastic and remove cap. Place up to mouth, press button firmly and inhale. For Large and Medium size canisters, place mask under nose and over mouth. Press trigger down to activate flow. Breath in through the mouth. 

Boost Oxygen is pressure filled only into the can (sort of like a tire). No aerosols or propellants are used. As the can depletes, the pressure of the oxygen flow from the can will also deplete until finally empty. When the oxygen no longer flows, the can is empty.

Boost Oxygen states that it is “NOT for medical or prescription use.” What does this mean? 

Oxygen therapies that are prescribed by a medical doctor to treat medical conditions are completely different from Boost Oxygen. Boost Oxygen is recreational Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen (95% pure), not USP medical oxygen (defined as 99.2% or above). Although both are produced in the same manner, recreational oxygen is designed for healthy people looking to experience the benefits of recreational oxygen in the different facets of their life. It 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. 

Our canisters are made out of aluminum, which means they are recyclable. They can be disposed of along with the normal cans you recycle everyday! 

This depends widely on your circumstances, body weight, type, etc. 

If you are working out at the gym and want to recover more quickly between sets, 2-3 inhalations between sets when needed may do the trick. Same for the high altitude, stress and 'second wind' applications. The attractive benefit to oxygen is that the effects are fairly immediate - oxygen is admitted into the blood stream directly, so you should be able to gauge after the 3-5 inhalations if your need any more.