Oxygen Facts

Curious about Oxygen?

At Elevate O2, we get a lot of questions about what we do — and we love it! We are ecstatic when we find someone who is truly curious about oxygen bars, how they work, and the potential benefits involved. Educating the public is a great way for this trend to grow even further than it already has. However, we aren’t always around to answer your burning questions, so we’ve arranged a list of some of the questions that we are frequently asked by potential customers. We hope that this is an informative list. If you want to book an oxygen party for your bar or event, make sure you work with a team that knows what they are talking about. Contact Elevate O2 today!

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What Is An Oxygen Bar?

An oxygen bar is a mobile bar where people can come to breathe oxygen that is 90% pure or more. Over the course of the last several years, oxygen bars have grown significantly in popularity and can now be found in cities around the country. It’s a fun and unique way for people to gather around and potentially possesses health benefits due to the purity of the oxygen. Bars generally have a wide selection of different aromas that patrons can choose from — kind of like ordering drinks at a regular restaurant or bar.

What Is Oxygen?

Oxygen is a gaseous chemical element that is necessary for life on Earth. Oxygen can be used in many different ways: it can be used as an oxidizer to make things rust or burn, or as a respiratory gas to help living things breathe. Humans get a whopping 90% of their energy from oxygen — the rest is derived from water and food. It isn’t found in its purest form in nature, which is why oxygen bars are so unique. They allow people to experience what it is like to breathe 90% pure oxygen. Try the experience for yourself at an oxygen bar!

What Is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, aromatic plant materials, and other aromatic substances to improve physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. It is increasingly popular with people that are into natural medications. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries as a form of alternative medicine. It is a holistic healing experience that can be used to treat physical and emotional conditions. The human sense of smell has always been closely linked with memory and emotion. Aromatherapy uses the sense of smell to promote psychological well-being and general health. Aromatherapy can also be used to relieve pain from headaches or muscle aches by inhaling the oils through a diffuser or by adding them to bath water.

Why Choose Us?

The bigger question is — why wouldn’t you want to choose us? Our team embraces the spirit and uniqueness of oxygen bars to the fullest. We honestly believe that this is something that can help improve any event by providing a social opportunity where most of the people involved might be experiencing it for the first time. The main reason to choose us is that we are reliable. If we say we will be at your event, we will be — rain or shine.

How Does It Make You Feel?

The oxygen from an oxygen bar is between 92% and 98% pure oxygen allowing the customer to breathe 4 to 5 times the normal amount of oxygen. Breathing higher concentrations of oxygen helps:

  • Increase Energy
  • Mental Clarity
  • Stress relief
  • Detox
  • Euphoric, Fuzzy Feeling

Where Do You Get The Oxygen?

The oxygen in oxygen bars comes from self-contained machines called oxygen concentrators (non-medical), not high-pressure cylinders, so our products are completely safe. All of oxygen bar equipment is compliant with the FDA and our oxygen generators are CSA and CE approved. The oxygen is not stored, not flammable.

Is Breathing Oxygen In An Oxygen Bar Harmful?

There are no risks and no adverse effects with the short-term use of oxygen. The American Lung Association has said that breathing oxygen from an oxygen bar for less than 30 minutes (one oxygen bar session) has no harmful effects and there is no evidence that oxygen used in bars can be dangerous to a normal person's health. Recreational oxygen falls under the Supplemental Act of 1994. Oxygen bars are strictly for recreation and entertainment and not for medical or therapeutic use

How Long Does It Last?

The benefits of supplemental oxygen have varying durations, depending on the individual and the benefit. The feeling of alertness and mental clarity has been shown to last several minutes. Often the “feelings” of using supplemental oxygen depend on what you’re doing, your starting blood oxygen level, and how well you are breathing, among other things

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10 Fun Oxygen Facts

1. Little of What You Breathe Is Actually Oxygen

Oxygen is necessary for all animal life on this planet, but it only makes up a small portion of the air we breathe. Nitrogen makes up 78% of Earth’s atmosphere while oxygen comes in a distant second at about 21%. Nitrogen is essential but oxygen is what’s important. Unfortunately, oxygen levels are on a slow decline worldwide due to the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting carbon dioxide emissions.

2. Oxygen Makes Up Nearly Two-Thirds of Your Weight

You’ve heard that about 60% of the human body is water. Water is made of hydrogen and oxygen. Oxygen is heavier than hydrogen and water is mostly oxygen by weight. This means water is heavy, and it actually makes up about 90% of your body weight. It also means about 65% or your own body mass consists of oxygen. Oxygen plus three other elements – carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen – make up about 95% of your total body mass.

3. Oxygen Makes Up Half of the Earth’s Crust

The human body isn’t the only thing loaded with hidden oxygen. Oxygen is actually the most abundant element in the earth’s crust; over 46% of the weight of the earth’s crust is made of oxygen. Roughly 90% of earth’s crust consists of just five elements — oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, and calcium.

4. Oxygen Is Not Flammable

One interesting characteristic of oxygen is that it will not burn at any temperature. This may seem counter-intuitive if you know that oxygen is necessary for fire. Oxygen is an oxidizer, meaning it will make other substances more flammable, but is not flammable itself.

5. Important Allotropes: O2 and Ozone

Some chemicals, known as allotropes, can exist in multiple forms by combining with themselves in different ways. There are many oxygen allotropes and two, in particular, are especially important. Dioxygen, or O2, is the form of oxygen that all animals need for respiration. To put it more simply, O2 is what we need to breathe.

6. Oxygen Can Be Used in Healthcare

Oxygen is critical for all the processes in the body so it should come as no surprise that oxygen is common in healthcare. For people with respiratory ailments, an oxygen tank may be a vital part of their life.

7. Oxygen Molecules Must Be Replenished

When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Oxygen molecules are lost and do not reproduce in the earth’s atmosphere. This means that the earth’s oxygen supply must be constantly replenished, a job accomplished by plants.

While animals breathe oxygen and emit carbon dioxide, plants absorb CO2 and emit pure oxygen. Under normal circumstances, this symbiotic relationship between plants and animals maintains a stable balance of O2 and CO2. Unfortunately, many destructive practices, such as clear-cutting and vehicle emissions, threaten this balance.

8. Oxygen Is a Survivor

Oxygen is a tough element. Oxygen molecules have a stronger atomic bond than those found in other allotropes, like molecular nitrogen. Research shows that molecular oxygen can remain stable at pressures up to about 19 million times higher than that of earth’s atmosphere.

9. Oxygen Is Water Soluble

All animals need oxygen — even creatures that live underwater. Did you ever wonder how fish breathe? The simple answer is that oxygen dissolves easily in water. It’s about twice as water soluble as nitrogen. This oxygen, called dissolved oxygen, can only be taken from the water, so the solubility of oxygen is extremely important to sustaining aquatic life.

10. The Northern Lights Are Caused by Oxygen

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) are incredible displays and if you’ve lived far enough north or south you’ve probably witnessed this awesome spectacle. The lights are the result of a collision of electrons in oxygen at nitrogen atoms in the upper part of the earth’s atmosphere.