A recent study showed that a unique program of treatments using high-pressure oxygen in hyperbaric chambers stopped blood cells from aging and made them grow younger. In particular, it counteracted the shortening of telomeres (protective regions at the ends of every chromosome) and the accumulation of senescent cells in the body.
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers supercharge your blood with a life-giving amount of oxygen, boosting circulation and carrying essential nutrients to needy cells. This helps you heal more quickly and gives you the energy and mental clarity you need to perform at your best.
In one study published in Aging, researchers found that repeated HBOT sessions slowed down the biological aging process by lengthening telomeres and decreasing senescent cells. These results support the theory of hormesis, which suggests that sub-toxic doses of certain toxins can reverse their harmful effects. This is a new field of research that offers hope for the treatment of age-related diseases with noninvasive approaches.
Immune System Stimulation
The immune system is a complex network of organs and cell types. Its response to antigens is characterized by the activation of cells, secretion of cytokines and antibody levels.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates the immune system to stimulate cell growth, promote tissue healing and reduce inflammation. This can result in healthier, more youthful-looking skin and aging reversal.
Research has shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can reverse aging biomarkers at the basic cellular-biological level by halting the process of telomere shortening. This breakthrough in the biology of Aging has led to the creating of a unique medical program offered at Aviv Clinics.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is well-established for conditions such as non-healing wounds, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness and severe burn injuries. The extra oxygen your body receives in the chamber helps tissue regenerate and repair itself.
But did you know that hyperbaric treatments also reverse aging at the cellular level? A recent study by Professor Shai Efrati of Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Center reveals that healthy older adults treated with HBOT experience a biological age reset. Their blood cells’ telomeres lengthen by up to 38%, and their accumulation of damaged (senescent) cells is reduced. This is a breakthrough in our understanding of Aging.
The detoxification associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps your body eliminate its accumulated poisonous and harmful substances. This can help keep your organs and immune system healthy and your energy levels high.
Like all tissues, skin ages intrinsically (due to normal biological processes) and extrinsically (from photoaging). A recent study in Aging found that HBOT effectively fights or reverses two of these processes: it lengthens telomeres, which become shorter over time and reduces the accumulation of damaged, dysfunctional cells known as senescent cells.
Unlike many other treatments claiming to reverse aging, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an established treatment that’s been around for decades and is currently covered by insurance for multiple conditions. Learn more about how it works.
Antioxidants are a big deal. They came to the public’s attention when it became clear that free radical damage was associated with artery-clogging atherosclerosis, cancer and other chronic diseases.
The human body produces antioxidants, protecting against free radical-induced oxidative stress. Dietary sources of antioxidants include natural vitamins (C and E), carotenoids, selenium, coenzyme Q10, curcuminoids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids and other phytochemicals.
Many people take antioxidant supplements, but too much can be toxic because these substances may promote oxidative stress. In addition, synthetic antioxidants are linked to several serious health problems. Only natural antioxidants are safe. They can be found in foods and herbs extracted from extra virgin olive oil, such as turmeric and oleocanthal.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing medical-grade pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. It was first used in the 1940s to treat deep-sea divers with decompression sickness.
It is also used to treat a wide variety of other conditions and illnesses. Some of these include carbon monoxide poisoning, certain types of wounds, infections and some skin disorders.
Many of the HBOT spas and wellness clinics that claim to reverse aging cite research, including a 2020 study published in Aging, that found that HBOT may be able to counteract two of the most common signs of Aging. One of these is the shortening of telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of each chromosome, which causes cells to die off and become more damaged over time.