For years viewers of the NFL have witnessed their favorite players breathing supplemental oxygen on the sidelines during games. However, the use of oxygen enriched air by athletes has become a global phenomenon. For example almost every team in the NHL will use Personal Bottled Oxygen on their bench during the season, after a half dozen teams used it to rave reviews this season. In the NHL this allows players to recover faster after their shifts (especially penalty kills) so they can return to the ice at 100%. Also, Wayne Rooney of England severely broke his foot shortly before the 2006 World Cup. With the assistance of supplemental oxygen treatments he was able to make a more rapid recovery and represent his country at the World Cup. Around the world athletes in many different sports are encouraged by their trainers to continue using supplemental oxygen for numerous reasons including:
Like most active people, athletes find themselves “on the go” all the time. The effects of traveling long distances in cramped airplanes are enough to wear down even the most finely tuned athletes. While breathing oxygen enriched air helps athletes combat many of the uncomfortable side effects we all experience while traveling including:
Athletes and medical professionals both agree that the use of supplemental oxygen will increase athletic performance by not only aiding in faster recovery, but also by boosting stamina and allowing athletes to perform at their peak potential for extended periods of time.