A patent-pending methodology for augmenting physical well-being developed by CVAC Wellness Systems can be used for general conditioning as well as improving athletic performance and endurance.
A patent-pending methodology for augmenting physical well-being developed by CVAC Wellness Systems can be used for general conditioning as well as improving athletic performance and endurance. Known as the Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning™ process, it uses the air that is normally inhaled to which pressure and temperature changes are applied in a pre-set rhythmic pattern. These changes are delivered by a high-performance altitude simulator.
A typical conditioning session consist of seating the individual in a CVAC pod in which they experience pressure changes in the atmosphere that simulate high and low altitudes. When the pressure is increased, the level of oxygen increases and the environment becomes warmer; and when the pressure decreases, the level of oxygen drops significantly, creating a colder environment. The hypothesis is that as the temperature simulations occur, the body will adapt to them just as it should in the natural environment. Continuous exposure to this process is believed to build up the body’s ability to more easily adapt to environmental changes, regardless of age and physical strength.
There is evidence-based research to support these claims. The article, which appeared in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine , described a trial in which nine males, ranging in age from 21 to 39 and four females, ranging in age from 22 to 38, who lived at or near sea level, were exposed to a continuously changing series of altitudes up to to 22, 500 feet above sea level. The exposure was increased in intervals over a period of seven weeks. The oxygen saturation within the study participants’ arteries was checked at several points during the trial. The researchers found that within four weeks, the participants’ blood had increased its ability to carry oxygen, and they could easily adapt to higher altitudes where oxygen levels are significant lower than at sea level.
CVAC Wellness Systems will be presenting its products and technologies at OneMedForum SF 2012, on January 9 – 12.