Until recently, Sue Clifford was constantly tired, yet found herself lying awake late into the night. Meanwhile, her once-trim figure had greatly altered. ‘I had to come off HRT two years ago due to the cancer risk, and the effect of stopping was awful,’ recalls Sue, 58, an accounts administrator.
‘I couldn’t sleep, was tired all the time, gained weight and had bags under my eyes.’
By chance she came across an unlikely treatment she swears cured her of these symptoms almost instantly — without drugs or lifestyle changes.
Sue is one of a growing number of women who say they get a mental and physical boost from inhaling oxygen.
It was once a fad followed mainly by celebrities — Simon Cowell reportedly raved about its anti-ageing properties. Now ordinary women are catching on, and seeing benefits ranging from increased energy to better skin, and fewer headaches.
Sue, of Orpington, Kent, explains: ‘I first heard about inhaling oxygen at a department store’s beauty showcase, and thought I’d give it a try.’She bought a 22oz can of 98 per cent pure oxygen and started inhaling it for up to four minutes in the morning, before and after work and before bed.
‘I bought one flavoured with frankincense and grapefruit. As soon as I breathed it in, I felt uplifted and energised,’ says Sue, who now buys two to four cans a month at £24.99 each.
‘I started to sleep better, had more energy and the eye bags disappeared. My partner says I am calmer and less grumpy too.’
Louise Rose, 41, a personal trainer from Maidstone, Kent, insists sniffing oxygen three times a day clears her mind and increases her efficiency at work. She buys one £17 can a month.
‘I lead a very busy life and sometimes I’d wake in the mornings, look at my packed diary, and feel overwhelmed. But now when I feel that way I take a few puffs of oxygen and it makes me feel I can cope better,’ she says.
‘I used to get bad headaches too, but now get hardly any.’
“...Insufficient oxygen means insufficient biological energy that can result in anything from mild fatigue to life threatening disease.The link beweeen insufficient oxygen and disease has now been firmly established. The more oxygen we have in our system, the more energy we produce.”
“I tried Boost Oxygen for the first time at the opening round at Brands Hatch while competing in the Porsche Club Championship. What a difference it made! I had my best ever qualifying and race result as well as my fastest lap time. I will certainly be using Boost Oxygen in the future.”