Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy.

Age Reversal using Oxygen

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. A new study shows that hyperbaric oxygen therapy may improve the length of telomeres as we age. An important indicator of a person’s overall health is the size of their telomeres. So, a negative outcome can be linked to shorter telomeres and could include premature, early, or increased signs of ageing.

Telomere length shortens with age. Consequently, progressive shortening of telomeres leads to senescence, apoptosis, or oncogenic transformation of somatic cells. And this affects the health and lifespan of an individual.

What Are Telomeres?

Diagram image of telomeres

Positioned at the end of chromosomes, the telomeres are what essentially carries our genetic information. Every day, our cells are dividing. In fact, according to sources, in a single given day, there are around 2 trillion cell divisions in the human body. Consequently, cells need to divide for us to live. So then, cells process nutrients and create more cells as required. For example, when wounded to repair tissue.

What happens when telomeres become too short?

Two notable signs of ageing exist within cells. Firstly, one is the shortening of telomeres. Secondly, senescence, or the accrual of cells that are no longer live. When telomeres become too short, it can stop the cell from dividing, catalysing programmed cell death or PCD. Scientists believe the rate at which a telomere becomes shortened might have an influence. Firstly, by a person’s inherited genetics. Secondly by environmental factors, such as toxins.

Study results: hyperbaric oxygen therapy & telomeres

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses ageing in humans. Ageing happens over time in humans. However, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has reversed ageing biologically. Thus, according to new research published in the journal Aging. By reversing two critical areas of the body. The areas thought responsible for the frailty and ill-health that comes with growing older. Scientists have reversed the human clock for 35 adults aged 64 and older. As a result, protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, known as telomeres, shorten. Thus causing DNA to become damaged and cells to stop replicating as people age. At the same time, senescent cells build up in the body, preventing regeneration.

Anti-ageing research was focused on increasing the length of telomeres. And getting rid of senescent cells. Besides, research for drugs is currently being studied to target those areas. Patients were given pure oxygen to breathe in a hyperbaric chamber. Surprisingly, the length of their telomeres was increased by 20%. This feat has never been achieved before.  Scientists said the growth may mean that the telomeres of trial participants were now as long as they had been 25 years earlier. The therapy also reduced senescent cells by up to 37%, enabling new healthy cells to regrow.

The holy grail of the biology of ageing is the lengthening of telomeres. Now, pharmacological and environmental interventions are under extensive exploration. And with hopes of enabling telomere elongation, said one of the scientists involved in the research. The significant improvement of telomere length, shown during and after these unique protocols. And has provided the scientific community with a new foundation of understanding that ageing can be targeted and reversed at the basic cellular-biological level.

Additional ways to protect telomeres

Protect the length of your telomeres by avoiding potentially damaging environmental toxins and other factors. These can include the following:

Lack of nutrients or vitamins
Being overweight

You can also protect telomeres by:
Eating right
Getting adequate exercise and sleep

While we all age a little differently and at our own pace, we can do things and steps we can take to delay this process wherever and however possible, potentially including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).


The study mentioned here is a pioneer study. The first of its kind to explore the relationship between telomere length in human individuals and HBOT.

In Conclusion

So then, these are impressive results from these scientists in Israel, but it is at an early stage and may help many of us in the future. I am always looking for information that affects older adults. After reading this, I wanted to share it with you all. I believe it is important to be made aware of these new research items.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to. So please do your due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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2 replies on “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy”

Hi again Garry, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, has been used for the treatment of certain types of wound healing and is used in many countries including South Africa, but this is the first time it was used to reduce ageing in Israel. There are HBOT units in South Africa, here are the contact details they may not be doing what you would like, but I believe that may start in the future, it has the potential to be a real business opportunity. Thanks for your comment, take care Ian

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