I can always count on the ladies at Chic Execs PR to send me cool things to review and this time was no exception. They sent along the Press Release for Boost Oxygen and easked if I’d be interestedin reviewing some of their products. Well – yeah! It looked interesting and I thought it might be of interest to my audience. A big shout out to Katie and Andrea for getting some product in my hand to try!

From their release:

In normal conditions, the air we breathe contains around 21% oxygen. That’s also not taking into account any pollution in the air. Boost Oxygen is 95% PURE Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen. Now, think about how much regular air your breath when you’re exercising or doing any strenuous activity. Every cell in your body is designed to burn oxygen–it’s the basic fuel for cell metabolism. Cut back on oxygen and all of those cellular processes become sluggish…you start to feel fatigued or short of breath. Less oxygen equates to cells losing the energy they need to repair DNA. Your immune system begins to weaken.

Using supplemental oxygen has a positive impact on one’s health-related quality of life. Not only does it improve sleep and lift your mood, it also increases mental alertness and stamina. Boost Oxygen is safe for all ages, and also supports altitude acclimation and migraines. Imagine how much your body could benefit from Boost Oxygen?

Boost Oxygen comes in natural and three aromatherapy fragrances – pink grapefruit, peppermint and menthol. They are all-natural, completely safe for inhalation and water soluble. Aromatherapy is the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit – doesn’t that sound refreshing??

So, admittedly – I was a little skeptical. Of course, understanding the benefits of oxygen is a no brainer (hey, I watch TV!) I just wasn’t sure that sticking it in a can and sucking it in would make that much of a difference!

So, full disclosure – I didn’t try the Boost Oxygen after a killer workout, or at some crazy elevation on a mountainside. I did use it a couple of times when I came in all tuckered out from yard work, a few times when I was feeling tired and worn out and a few other times like I just felt like I needed a boost. It works! It definitely gives you a boost – you feel more clear-headed, more awake, just more “bright”. You’re not jittery like caffeine, it’s just a nice feeling. If you visit their site, you can see several different uses of supplemental oxygen, including altitude, recovery and performance.

The product that really made an impression on me was the Think Tank – supplemental oxygen infused with Rosemary. I used to have a co-worker that loved rosemary and always seemed to have some fresh sprigs on her desk. From the site:

Rosemary aroma has been independently studied and found to increase short term memory up to 75%. How? There are compounds in Rosemary oil that help with memory retention: 1,8-cineole found naturally in Rosemary aroma causes an increase in the activity of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.

This is nothing new – scholars in ancient Greece were known to wear wreaths of rosemary around their brow to improve recall while taking exams. Shakespeare’s Ophelia petitions Hamlet with, “There’s Rosemary- that’s for remembrance, pray you love, remember.”

Rosemary aroma is being increasingly researched and implemented with both the young and old, and its use as an all-natural, safe and drug-free cognitive supporter is becoming more accepted and widespread globally.

Now I know why she was always sniffing rosemary. A couple of huffs of this product not only gives you a lift (as described above) but it does increase your focus and clarity. I’ve used it at work several times when I felt I was getting bogged down in mind-numbing, tedious projects. I have tried it when suffering writers’ block or slogging my way through tasks that required some focus.

You can buy these products online at the Boost Oxygen STORE or you can also buy them at Big 5 Sporting Goods or other retailers nation wide.

The price point on these products is really very reasonable also. For example, a small can of the Think Tank (about 100 puffs) will run you right around 10 bucks. A can of the Boost will run you less than 15 dollars and will get you about 150 inhalations.

I’m sold on this product and its’ effectiveness. I’ll be buying more of the Think Tank and I’m really wanting to try some of the other Aromatherapy scents – Pink Grapefruit, Menthol, and Menthol. I’llalso keep one of the little cans in my backpack during hunting season to help with those hikes up and down Arizona canyons.

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