What the heck is vitamin O anyways?
Experts don't think that vitamin O (which is not a vitamin at all) is anything more than simply salt water.
Although you can easily add some oxygen to water, you'll need gills like a fish to be able to extract the oxygen out of water.
Your digestive system cannot do that. That's why you have lungs.
Despite the marketing claim that it will cure many diseases, a chemical analyze yielded nothing more than mostly salt and a small amount of other minerals like magnesium.
Some manufacturers claim that modern scientific equipment is unable to detect the "type of oxygen" contained in their "secret formulation". If so, then neither can your body.
Unfortunately, you are probably more likely to win the national lottery jackpot rather than to get any benefits from taking vitamin O.
What do most people use vitamin O for? In hopes of curing cancer.
Read on to find out the truth...
There is no known research studies to indicate what this "vitamin O" could be used to treat. All the suggest benefits claimed are made by the manufacturer.
Below is a large list of claims as to what vitamin O is able to treat and cure. It is nothing short of amazing.
Some people claim that liquid oxygen is vitamin O.
They suggest that many of the disease humans face today is due to the lack of oxygen in our body.
This vitamin O will therefore deliver the needed oxygen to the tissues in our body. But our digestive system was never designed for absorbing oxygen.
If cancer prevention is what you are looking for, we have a list of supplements that may be more help with cancer.
It has been described as solution of deionized water and sodium chloride (salt) that is slightly alkaline (pH of 7.2).
Another manufacturer claimed that the ingredient is a secret. However, even if humans can absorb oxygen through eating oxygenated foods or liquids, it would not increase oxygen concentration in the bloodstream much.
As well, the blood returning to the lungs for re-oxygenation still contains lots of oxygen; the body could extract more oxygen out from the bloodstream before returning the blood back to the lungs if necessary.
Liquid oxygen does exist, but only at minus 183 degree Celcius and cannot exist in a liquid state over minus 118.6 degree Celcius. And oxygen does not exist as a solid.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) did file suit against Rose Creek Health Products, Inc. (related to R-Garden Internationale) for making unproven health claims and was fined $375,000.
One website selling this "vitamin-o" claimed of a costly double-blinded six-month study done involving 60 test-subjects.
We have attempted to locate the research study. We could not find it. If indeed it is an expensive double-blinded research study, it would be foolish not to publish it.
As far as we know, this study does not exist.
Moreover, publishing this research paper would provide proof to the FTC that some of the claims made may have some scientific validity.
This could have saved the company from having to pay the $375,000 fine.
There is no reported side effects from using "vitamin". It is essentially salt water. So there should be no side effects.
Since this "vitamin" contains salt (sodium chloride), it may cause high blood pressure in some people who suffer from this condition.
However, the manufacturer does not disclose the amount of salt that is contained in either the capsule or liquid form of their products. Judging by the suggested dose, the amount of salt is unlikely to affect blood pressure.
The dose suggested by the manufacturers is typically 2 capsules taken three times daily taken with water.
In a liquid formulation, the dosage varies significantly from one manufacturer to another.
Does vitamin O work to treat many of the disease promoted by the manufacturer?
Not likely at all. Based on some chemical analysis, it's made up salt water and perhaps some other minerals such as magnesium. It's not even a vitamin.
It is snake oil as far as we can tell.
Save your money. There is not a shred of evidence that vitamin O works for anything. Remember, anyone can make any claim they want.
Only buy vitamin O if you don't care about how you spend your money or that you don't mind knowing that it is highly unlikely to work. as claimed.
If you really want to increase the amount of oygen delivered to your body, consider breathing in pure oxygen instead.
If you were thinking of taking vitamin O for cancer prevention or treatment, there are other supplements for cancer that have much more scientific evidence.
December 22, 2012