Traveling to high altitude locations has been proven to have physiological and medical challenges because the amount of oxygen in the air is reduced. As we go higher, the barometric pressure falls and so do oxygen levels.
Oxygen accounts for 21% of the air we breathe. At high altitudes, the lower air pressure makes it more difficult for oxygen to enter our vascular systems. This reduced effectiveness of oxygen to enter our lungs and blood is responsible for potential medical problems or altitude sickness like headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, diarrhoea, palpitations and loss of appetite.
Recreational Oxygen may help to relieve these symptoms due to the 95% pure pressurised Oxygen content.
Boost Oxygen is not a substitute for CASA mandated oxygen use in personal aircraft above 12,000 feet. However, below 12,000 feet, pilots do enjoy having Boost Oxygen in their cabins.