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Is HbOT the ‘holy grail’ of anti-ageing?

Sarah Todd
September 5, 2022

Just another amazing point to add to the huge list of benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HbOT); anti-ageing. Not just from a health perspective but also from an aesthetic point of view.

Your body’s ability to produce collagen (the protein that’s a major building block of your bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments) begins to decline around the age of 25.

As we age, this lack of collagen means our skin becomes less firm and supple, leading to wrinkles and sagging. Over-exposure to the sun and other factors like smoking, drinking and eating poorly can also accelerate the skin’s ageing process.

When you undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy, your body takes advantage of the abundance of oxygen in the blood to increase collagen production, helping you to delay those telltale signs of ageing skin.

For optimal results, we recommend at least 10 consecutive HBOT for Anti-Ageing treatments, followed by regular maintenance sessions. Drop us a message to book your sessions and roll back that clock!

And here is the ‘sciency’ bit & the proof:

"Today, telomere shortening is considered the 'holy grail' of the biology of ageing," Professor Efrati says. "Researchers around the world are trying to develop pharmacological and environmental interventions that enable telomere elongation. HBOT protocol was able to achieve this, proving that the ageing process can in fact be reversed at the basic cellular-molecular level."

"Until now, interventions such as lifestyle modifications and intense exercise were shown to have some inhibiting effect on telomere shortening," Dr. Hadanny adds. "But in our study, only three months of HBOT were able to elongate telomeres at rates far beyond any currently available interventions or lifestyle modifications. With this pioneering study, we have opened a door for further research on the cellular impact of HBOT and its potential for reversing the ageing process."



Study finds hyperbaric oxygen treatments halt the ageing of blood cells and reverses the ageing process.

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy ageing adults can stop the ageing of blood cells and reverse the ageing process. In the biological sense, the adults’ blood cells actually grow younger as the treatments progress.

The researchers found that a unique protocol of treatments with high-pressure oxygen in a pressure chamber can reverse two major processes associated with ageing and its illnesses: the shortening of telomeres (protective regions located at both ends of every chromosome) and the accumulation of old and malfunctioning cells in the body. Focusing on immune cells containing DNA obtained from the participants’ blood, the study discovered a lengthening of up to 38% of the telomeres, as well as a decrease of up to 37% in the presence of senescent cells.

The study was led by Professor Shai Efrati of the Sackler School of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at TAU and Founder and Director of the Sagol Center of Hyperbaric Medicine at the Shamir Medical Center; and Dr. Amir Hadanny, Chief Medical Research Officer of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Shamir Medical Center. The clinical trial was conducted as part of a comprehensive Israeli research program that targets ageing as a reversible condition.

The paper was published in ageing on November 18, 2020.


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