What Is Oxygenated Water? Benefits, Uses, and Precautions

What Is Oxygenated Water?

Oxygenated water is a type of drinking water which contains added oxygen to increase its activity level. O2 increases the activity levels of many types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa (such as Cryptosporidium). These organisms are normally found in the environment but have been shown to cause diseases such as pneumonia when they multiply in contaminated water supplies.

Benefits Of Using Oxygenated Water:

The main benefit of using oxygenated water is that it helps prevent illness caused by these microorganisms. Other benefits include:

Reduces the risk of getting sick from swimming or other physical activities in polluted waters.

Increases your resistance to disease due to the higher activity levels of microorganisms in oxygenated water.

Helps fight off infection during childbirth.

Improves the quality of life by reducing the effects of aging.

How Does Oxygenated Water Work?

There are two ways in which oxygenates water can be used:

1) By adding oxygen directly to the water supply through a pump or filter system.

This method is known as “pumping” and requires no additional equipment except for a suitable source of electricity or gas.

2) By exposing the water to oxygen.

This method involves putting the water in a container with an opening that allows oxygen from outside to get in and mix with the water. This method does not require the use of electricity or gas, however some containers may be more suitable than others.

Are There Any Disadvantages To Using Oxygenated Water?

There are very few disadvantages to using oxygenated water. If you want to pump oxygen into your water supply, you would need to have a suitable pump and a constant source of electricity or gas. In addition, you must be careful that the water isn’t “over-oxygenated” or otherwise contaminated with air during the pumping process.

If you want to use the second method of exposing your water to oxygen, you would need to make sure that your container is suitable and won’t let in any harmful microbes from outside.

Are There Any Side Effects?

There are no known side effects of using water with a higher level of oxygen content. If anything, it may actually help you live a longer and healthier life!

Where Can I Get Oxygenated Water?

The best place to get oxygenated water is from a specialty store that sells it. You can find one in your local phone book or you can simply search online for “oxygenated water” and see what comes up. There are many different companies that sell it, so simply choose the one that you like the most.

Any Special Precautions?

As a general rule, you should keep your oxygenated water out of reach of pets and small children since they may decide to drink it. Other than that, there are no special precautions that need to be taken when using this product.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, oxygenated water has several benefits and very few, if any, drawbacks. If you have any further questions, simply refer back to this article. Also, be sure to contact a doctor before starting any new diet or supplement routine.

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Deep oxygenated ground water: anomaly or common occurrence? by IJ Winograd, FN Robertson – Science, 1982 – science.sciencemag.org

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