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Oxygen bars- Any good?

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Oxygen bars- Any good?

I have seen these Oxygen? machines with bubbles and weird colours in them with people sitting there looking flaked out with an attachment to them. What exactly do these things do and are they any good, I recall seeing them in fashionshow mall and for all the times I have walked past I have always wondered what they were or what they do for people. Anyone want to share an experience with them, are they worth a try?

london
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1. Re: Oxygen bars- Any good?

I haven't tried them but I'm in the medical profession and feel like it's a waste of money. We don't spend all our time at work (when we're hungover) having oxygen therapy...just saying.

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its to beat the dreaded hangover tried it lastime we were there and it worked was only 5-10dolla lastime we were there its just a blast of oxygen to the head to clear it im presuming if you did it every weekend at home it would have an adverse affect on your brain but i aint no doctor!!

Irvine, California
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3. Re: Oxygen bars- Any good?

The effects are purely psychological. You think you're getting something that's beneficial when the genuine effect is little different to a placebo. If you find that it makes you feel better for whatever reason then great.

Michigan
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I tried it once after a case of food poisoning after earing a hot dog at Slots of Fun. It did not help.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5. Re: Oxygen bars- Any good?

Whoa is it 1998 again. Are people actually still doing this ??? Might as well get one of those "balance bands" too.

Brisbane, Australia
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There are many studies on increased O2 intake that show a benefit to the body (google it) which is why sports people train at altitude to get their bodies used to a lack of O2 which in turn increases their bodies ability to absorb it at normal altitude. Likewise scuba divers diving with mixed gas (nitrox or others) which increases the level of O2 in the air they breath ie 27% to 31%+ which helps reduce nitrogen build up under pressure but also reduces fatigue and breath rate. The science says it works.

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Had a friend and her brother do it at a music fest after a hard night of fun. They said they felt great afterwards. I tried it the next year with one of them and it really didn't do much for me. But, I would be willing to give it another shot.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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@giant paper clip. You want some O2 step into a casino they pump O2 into the casino to keep you awake. Last thing a casino wants you to do is sleep.

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"@giant paper clip. You want some O2 step into a casino they pump O2 into the casino to keep you awake. Last thing a casino wants you to do is sleep."

100% false.

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@Loco..do they really? It must be a massive expensive to them as O2 is far from cheap. I have a small O2 meter for diving...I will take it next week and see.