No, I haven’t misspelled that – I’m talking today about Booost Oxygen. Oxygen in a can. Let’s say right at the start that I was sent a sample can of Booost to try for free.
Now, wait a minute – isn’t oxygen available for free all around us? Well, the Earth’s atmosphere is a shade under 21% oxygen, with the majority being nitrogen. Oxygen is, of course, vital to the correct functioning of our bodies (if you’re interested, check out this article on what it’s used for) and there are times when we could do with more. If you’ve been exercising, for instance, you’ll be breathing more heavily than normal as your body tries to suck more oxygen into its system.
That’s the main thrust of what Booost Oxygen is for – it’s aimed at athletes who can benefit from an oxygen boost during exercise. But I’m no athlete, so what on earth would I want with an exercise aid?
Actually, it’s not just an exercise aid. The Booost site says it’s also great for hangovers, helps with headaches, improves concentration, helps at altitude, can be used by divers when decompressing, will give you a lift when you are tired or in need of energy, and can be useful in cities with high pollution.
Let’s go for concentration and energy
We recently went on a family holiday to visit my parents in Essex. We live in Scotland, so it’s quite a drive, and we decided to tackle it at night so the kids were more likely to sleep through the travel. The drive was fine, but when we arrived in Essex I was absolutely shattered. So I thought I’d give the oxygen a go and see what difference it made. I was a bit skeptical, but it was worth a shot.
Surprisingly, after a few breaths spraying oxygen into my mouth, I did feel more alert and less tired. It’s not a long term effect, but it does work. Around half an hour later I found I needed another boost, but that’s not bad given how tired I was! Of course, nothing will replace actually having a sleep when you’re tired, but for a short-term boost I found Booost did the job just fine.
I really was impressed with the quick energy boost it gave me, and I can see how using Booost during exercise (when I get around to doing some!) would bring definite benefits.
Booost is currently on an introductory price of £7 per can, and can be bought directly from their website. If you do give it a go, why not let us know how you get on in the comments? I’d love to know your thoughts.