The more oxygen we have in our system, the more energy we produce meaning the healthier we are. Oxygen is the source of life to all cells and medicine that focuses on providing high levels of oxygen to the capillary beds is extremely effective therapeutically. The lack of oxygen causes impaired health or disease and death. The body's requirement for oxygen makes oxygen the most important supplement needed by the body.
We simply cannot live without oxygen and yet achieve or maintain optimum health. Some doctors like Dr. Arthur C. Guyton go as far as saying, "All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused from a lack of oxygen at the cell level." What he did not say is low oxygen conditions lead directly to inflammation. Chronic inflammation mirrors our body’s low oxygen state.
Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological energy that can result in anything from mild fatigue to life threatening disease. “Oxygen plays a pivotal role in the proper functioning of the immune system," said Dr. Parris M. Kidd.