Abstract Introduction: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy has recently been suggested for the treatment of different brain injuries as well as for physical and cognitive enhancement. The author recently carried out a self-experiment to obtain objective information on...
C-Suite executives are being encouraged to get hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The average age for this upper level executive is above 40, so these people are often in need of some natural rejuvenation. By participating in HBOT sessions, the oxygen in the body in...
Research published today in peer-reviewed journal Aging Date: July 15, 2020 Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University Summary: A new study has demonstrated for the first time that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly enhance the cognitive...
The Brain uses 20% of the total oxygen supply consumed by the entire body. Even though, less
than 10% of the brain is active at every given time, the brain utilizes almost all the oxygen
delivered. In order to perform different tasks or more than one task (multi-tasking), the
oxygen supply is shifted from one brain region to another, via modulation of blood perfusion.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) environment,
with increased oxygen supply to the brain, will enable better performance of complex and/or
Methods: a prospective, double blind randomized control, cross over trial including healthy
volunteers. Participants were asked to perform a cognitive task, a motor task and a
simultaneous cognitive-motor task (multi-tasking). Participants were randomized to perform
the tasks at 2 environments: (a) normobaric air (1ATA 21% oxygen) (b) HBO (2ATA 100% oxygen).
Two weeks later participants were crossed to the alternative environment. Blinding of the
normobaric environment was achieved in the same chamber with masks on while hyperbaric
sensation was simulated by increasing pressure in the first minute and gradually decreasing
to normobaric environment prior to tasks performance.