Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT)

Rosalba C. wrote

The technique know as Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT), whereby oxygen levels of between 10 and 15 per cent (equivalent to an altitude range of 2500-6000 metres) are administered by a machine known as a Hypoxicator, which separates air through a semi-permeable membrane. The person is asked to breathe the high-altitude air for just a few minutes at a time while their blood oxygen levels are continuously monitored. They then breathe ambient or normal air for a few minutes, giving their body time to adjust back to normal conditions. The time spent alternating between low-oxygen air and normal air is 60 to 90 minutes at a time. The procedure is generally carried out once or twice a day for a total of 16 to 30 sessions.

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