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There's no way they are selling liquid oxygen in health food shops- it needs to be kept nearly 200 degrees below freezig or it boils away. That, together with the fact that mixtures of liquid oxygen and any fuel will make a more or less explosive product means there's no way it's on general sale.I don't know what's in the bottles they sell but I'd invite the local consumer protection people to have a word with the sellers about fraud.
Quote from: Bored chemist on 09/08/2007 19:53:36There's no way they are selling liquid oxygen in health food shops- it needs to be kept nearly 200 degrees below freezig or it boils away. That, together with the fact that mixtures of liquid oxygen and any fuel will make a more or less explosive product means there's no way it's on general sale.I don't know what's in the bottles they sell but I'd invite the local consumer protection people to have a word with the sellers about fraud.I will pick up a bottle when I go back to Eureka.. I was going by what she told me it was , sounded weird to me, thus why I posed this question. Thank you guys..I will post it when I get it! Thanks!
I don't hate anybody. I have sent you the product information!
Vitamin OFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, searchVitamin O is a dietary supplement, which has been marketed and sold by Rose Creek Health Products Inc. since 1998. It is not recognized by nutritional science as a vitamin. It has been claimed that taking the supplement has a beneficial effect on a wide variety of ailments, including angina, anaemia, and various forms of cancer, as well as increasing vigour and improving state of mind. The given reason for this is that vitamin O is "a special supplemented oxygen taken in liquid form and produced through electrical-activation with a saline solution from the ocean," and that the substance increases the amount of oxygen present in the blood. This would in turn promote cellular oxygen uptake.As a result of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, the product could be sold without approval by the Food and Drug Administration, provided claims were never made by the producers of the supplement about its medical efficacy. Rose Creek complied, instead collecting statements from users who attributed wide-ranging benefits to taking it. However, later ads also ran statements from "experts", who provided anecdotal evidence from small-scale clinical trials showing positive results in several patients. Because of this, the Federal Trade Commission filed an injunction in March 1999 against Rose Creek Health Products Inc., stating that the ads being run in both print and online sources, including USA Today, were "blatantly false". Studies run on vitamin O showed it to be composed largely of salt water as well as a small quantity of germanium, which would provide no benefits not attributable to the placebo effect.On April 28, 2000, Donald L. Smyth, CEO of Rose Creek Health Products Inc., agreed to pay a cash settlement of $375,000 for consumer redress, and to abstain from making claims as to the scientific accuracy of beneficial effects attributed to the supplement, or promoting its efficacy in treating life-threatening illnesses. References^ The Wolfe Clinic, accessed January 3, 2006 ^ CNN, "FTC files complaint against 'Vitamin O' makers", published March 16, 1999. Accessed January 3, 2006. ^ Federal Trade Commission, accessed January 3, 2006. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_O"
About once every decade, the Oxygen Healing myth bubbles to the surface again. Loosely speaking, it claims that all diseases are caused by low levels of oxygen in the body. If you buy brand X or Y or Z's oxygen product, you are guaranteed perfect health. The oxygen treatments go under various names - from the snappy oxyrich, liquid O2, and Vitamin O to the alarmingly scientific hyperoxygenation, oxidology, oxymedicine, and bio-oxidative therapy. Unfortunately for the sufferers of the various diseases, oxygen therapy doesn't cure any of them. (Of course this doesn't include the few heart and lung illnesses where the sufferers need to inhale extra oxygen just to stay alive).Diseases purportedly cured by oxygen therapy include migraine, cold, flu, deafness, high blood pressure, low blood pressure and irregular blood pressure, as well as skin rash, AIDS, earache, softening of the brain, Down's Syndrome, gum disease, Down's Syndrome, Alzheimers's disease, Parkinson's Disease, AND let's not forget herpes, hepatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, cytomegalovirus, arthritis, systemic candidiasis, ageing, and (you guessed it) loss of sexual function.Even though (as I said) there are some heart and lung diseases in which the patient absolutely needs to breathe extra oxygen, the theory behind oxygen therapy is pretty weak. One ludicrous suggestion is that we evolved in an atmosphere that was 30% oxygen and that our current level of 20% oxygen in the atmosphere has left us susceptible to diseases. This is totally wrong. Another similar theory says that our current low levels of oxygen in the atmosphere make the human body more 'acid' and so reduce (what they call) our 'vital energy'. The basic premise of all these theories is that if a little of something is good for you, then more has to be better.The history of oxygen therapy probably began when Dr I. N. Love published his work in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in 1888. He claimed that applications of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) could cure cancer of the womb and scarlet fever. In 1919, a Detroit doctor, William F. Koch, claimed that the roots of all human diseases were toxins in the body which could be destroyed by his wonder oxygen chemical, glyoxylide. Not only has this chemical never been found, studies in theoretical chemistry have proved that it cannot be made. Some years later Dr. Otto Warburg, who won two Nobel Prizes in 1931 and 1944, gave the oxygen movement a big lift when he wrongly claimed that cancer cells thrived in low oxygen environments.Today, there are some half dozen methods offered to get this unnecessary extra oxygen into your body. Practically all of them have no benefit, but they can have side effects ranging from mild up to fatal.The most popular oxygen-adding method is hydrogen peroxide which can be given as an intravenous injection, a drink, a rectal enema, or just simply poured over wounds. The serious side effects cover burning of the oesophagus, vomiting, stroke and rupture of the colon. Ozone (O3) therapy is probably the second most popular way for delivering extra oxygen. The gas can be passed over open wounds, injected into the muscles and blood vessels, passed into the rectum, or bubbled through a litre of your blood that has been temporarily removed from your body and then replaced.Other methods of delivering oxygen that are thankfully not popular in Australia include germanium sesqui-oxide and hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Oxygen bars and so called oxygen drinks seem to come and go in popularity.There is no doubt that hydrogen peroxide is pretty good at cleaning your wooden cutting board and drive way, for giving your hair a gentle bleach, and for disinfecting toothbrushes. But it is definitely not advised to be used inside semi-closed cavities of the body, such as the bowel, and the sinuses in your head. Hyperbaric chambers definitely help in treating decompression sickness, and some forms of radiation damage. But these and other oxygen treatments, while mostly harmless except to your wallet, definitely do not cure the large number of diseases that they are credited with.The bad science held up as proof of oxygen treatments can be seen in one so-called 'study' from the Dominican Republic. It claimed to have used ozone to cure thirteen people of cancer. But at follow up, two refused to be interviewed, three more could not be proved to have ever had cancer, three could not be proved to have ever existed, three were alive but with cancer, and two had died of cancer.That cure ratio, 0%, is pretty rotten, but if you're hoping for better results from oxygen therapy, don't hold your breath...© Karl S. Kruszelnicki Pty Ltd 2007.