What are Hypobaric Chamber Benefits?
Welcome to the world of the CVAC hypobaric chamber, where CVAC stands for Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning.
The CVAC hypobaric chamber is based on the scientific benefits of hypobaric hypoxia, a state in which a person experiences an oxygen debt. When the body is deprived of a sufficient supply of oxygen, it responds by producing a hormone called erythropoietin, which stimulates the production of red blood cells.
Ultimate Vitality with the CVAC Hypobaric Chamber
The hypoxic state is made possible by a sophisticated, computer-controlled pumping system which creates constant and rapid pressure changes within the CVAC pod. The barometric pressure is adjusted during your CVAC therapy session to simulate increases and decreases in altitude, that range from sea level to over 22,500 feet.
The CVAC Hypobaric Chamber Session
The creators of the machine, CVAC Systems, Inc., maintain that CVAC therapy has many of the same benefits as intense exercise. Comparing exercise to a CVAC session, the creators state that while both exercise and CVAC challenge the body in order to improve fitness, CVAC does so by varying air pressure, causing the body to adapt to the increased demand caused by the changes. As the body naturally adapts to the changes in air pressure, fitness is improved and accelerated.
It is thought that spending 20 minutes in the pod just three times a week can improve circulation, boost oxygen-rich blood cells, reduce lactic acid, and potentially stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis and stem-cell production.
A CVAC Hypobaric Chamber session boasts the following benefits:
- Improved stamina and energy
- Increased endurance
- Reduced inflammation and swelling
- Improved sleeping patterns
- Improved mental acuity and alertness.
Ease and Safety of CVAC SessionsCompared to exercise, completing a CVAC session is a walk in the walk. All you need to do is sit inside the pod and let the machine do the work for you. Although to be more accurate, it is your body that does the work as it automatically adjusts to the changes brought about by the CVAC pod.
Compared to exercise, completing a CVAC session is a walk in the walk. All you need to do is sit inside the pod and let the machine do the work for you. Although to be more accurate, it is your body that does the work as it automatically adjusts to the changes brought about by the CVAC pod.
CVAC sessions are suitable for people of all fitness levels and all sizes, and improved fitness and physical conditioning can result in any person.
CVAC Therapy Side Effects
The only side effect that can occur during in a CVAC session is ear discomfort due to the changes in altitude, similar to that which is experienced during takeoff and landing on a flight. Ear clearing techniques are discussed prior to the session to help your ears to adjust to the changes.
You can even bring your mobile device with you to help you pass the time during your session.
Who Can Benefit From CVAC Therapy?
CVAC sessions are accessible and beneficial for people of all sizes and fitness levels. While those who suffer from overwhelming fatigue or other physical limitations that hinder everyday lifestyle enjoyment will experience great improvement in vitality and energy, people who are already at peak physical fitness can also gain tremendous benefits from CVAC therapy.
CVAC therapy has been used by athletes to improve the efficiency of their fitness workouts and training regimen, to increase their power and endurance, and to improve their recovery time.
Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has experienced benefits from CVAC sessions, as has world renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
How Does a CVAC Session Work?
The therapy is easy. All you need to do is sit and relax in the pod, while an external pump adjusts the barometric pressure inside, simulating increases and decreases in altitude.
But that’s not where the science ends. As the pump forces the pressure to go down, the amount of breathable air available decreases too. In this controlled environment, the patient is taken through a range of altitudes – from sea level, to 22,500 feet – with intermediate heights along the way.
The standard pod session last 20 minutes, but sessions can go as long as an hour depending on your current level of fitness and your desired results. While negative side-effects would normally result from ascending and descending altitude, these do not apply to CVAC therapy as the amount of time spent at each altitude is so short.
CVAC Chambers: Not Your Standard Hyperbaric Chambers
As far back as 1922, athletes have used hyperbaric chambers to increase performance and recovery. Hyperbaric technology was thought of as a key to the success of the first Everest expedition, as British climbers tested themselves in an Oxford University pressure chamber during their preparation.
Roger Bannister, the first man to break the four-minute mile, predicted that coaches would attempt to use low-pressure chambers in order to acclimate or train athletes artificially. His prediction soon became reality, with athletes worldwide recognizing the benefits of the body’s ability to perform atmospheric adaptation. Since then, those who have embraced this technology have reaped the rewards.
CVAC pod Benefits
The CVAC pod is quite different from a hyperbaric chamber, both in its design and mode of operation. Firstly, a hyperbaric chamber session typically lasts much longer than a CVAC session, often an entire day, whereas a CVAC session need last only 20 minutes.
But most importantly, CVAC sessions differ in the methods by which they produce effects on the body. The environment inside a CVAC pod is dynamic and constantly varied, based upon a low-pressure atmosphere with fresh air being pumped in and out throughout the session. Conversely, traditional hyperbaric chambers replicate a static environment that is both high-pressure and high-oxygen, typically set to simulate conditions between 8,000 and 10,000 feet elevation.