The most common and important chemical element on our planet is oxygen. It is present in air, soil, water and all living organisms. Life without it is not possible. Having discovered this element for the first time, J. Priestley suggested that oxygen would be of great importance in medical science.
The predictions of the English scientist came true. Specialists use this gas in the treatment of many diseases (heart, lung, gangrene, ulcers, hypoxia, etc.), including the preparation of health cocktails, which are called oxygen.
Who invented the oxygen cocktail?
The discovery of a drink enriched with oxygen belongs to the famous scientist of the last century, Nikolai Nikolaevich Sirotinin. In the first half of the 1960s, the pathophysiologist Sirotinin worked on studying the direct effect of oxygen on the human gastrointestinal tract.
Initially, the academician introduced gas into the stomachs of patients through a tube, the procedure was not very pleasant, but very effective. Therefore, it was decided to use oxygen foam, which a person could simply swallow. In the course of the research, a beneficial effect of oxygen on the subjects was noted: the body was saturated with oxygen, making up for its deficiency, ulcers healed faster on the gastric mucosa, and the general condition of the patients became much better.
Immediately after the invention of the drink, called the “oxygen cocktail”, in 1963 it began to be served in many Soviet institutions of the medical and preventive type. However, due to the inconvenience of using the forty liter gas cylinders needed to create foam, the popularity of this method of oxygen therapy has faded. And only since 1995, the active use of cocktails in schools, kindergartens and sanatoriums began again.
What does the miracle cocktail consist of and what are the features of its use?
The appearance of the drink is very attractive – a colored liquid with a large foam cap on top. Main Ingredients:
- oxygen (food additive E948, approved by the International Health Organization),
- the base that gives the drink a taste (juices without pulp, milk, water, syrups, herbal tinctures),
- foaming agent (natural – egg white, licorice root, etc. or synthetic).
Taste qualities are completely dependent on the second component, the choice of which is very wide, so everyone can choose nectar based on their preferences.
According to the recommendations of medical specialists, the drink should be taken one and a half hours before or two hours after a meal. The course of oxygen therapy usually lasts 10 days, 1-2 cocktails per day.
Treatment and rehabilitation through oxygen cocktails is carried out during pregnancy, prescribed for children, athletes and people suffering from various diseases (hypoxia, immunodeficiency, disruption of the heart, blood vessels, etc.).
This is a low-calorie treat (only 333 kcal), its energy value: proteins – 0.8 g (~ 3 kcal), carbohydrates: 87 g (~ 348 kcal).
How does oxygen foam affect the human body?
It should be noted that the intake of oxygen cocktails is not indicated for everyone. For example, patients diagnosed with one of the following diseases:
- bronchial asthma,
- the presence of stones in the bladder or gallbladder,
- stomach or duodenal ulcer,
- overheating of the body (hyperthermia),
- respiratory failure,
- poisoning with toxic substances.
The rest of the healing drink will only benefit. Researchers confirm the positive impact of oxygen therapy, which is manifested in the following:
- blood oxygenation and elimination of hypoxia,
- normalization of sleep and reduction of fatigue,
- activation of metabolic processes,
- stimulation of the heart, digestion, respiration and nervous system,
- improvement of blood circulation,
- increase in hemoglobin,
- normalization of blood sugar levels,
- boosting immunity.
How to prepare healing nectar with your own hands?
To enjoy a healthy drink whenever you want, you can cook it at home. To do this, you need to buy a special foaming device and an oxygen source.
A device for creating foam can be an oxygen mixer, a cocktail or a tube with an aerator. A spray bottle, a bottle with a reducer or a concentrator will help to enrich the liquid base with oxygen. The best choice when creating a fizzy treat on your own would be a small oxygen canister (several liters) and a tube with an aerator.
Cooking is carried out in several ways:
- With a cocktail.
Fill the bowl of the device with the base for the cocktail. Add a foaming agent in a ratio of 1:10 and mix thoroughly. Let off the gas. Prepare glasses and fill them with prepared bubbling drink. This method is very popular in sanatorium-type institutions, schools and kindergartens, as it allows you to get several cocktails at once that have the same taste.
- With a mixer.
To prepare a drink, take a tall glass made of glass, metal or plastic and pour the required amount of liquid into it. Pour foaming agent. Turn on the oxygen supply, then the device itself. Wait for the foam to appear. The cocktail is ready. In this case, the method of mixing the components with a constant gas supply is used. The drink is prepared individually, so it is possible to change the base each time. This method is great for oxygen bars and at home.
- With an aerator tube.
To prepare a drink, take a tall glass made of glass, metal or plastic and pour the required amount of liquid into it. Add foaming agent and mix thoroughly. Take the selected gas source and connect it to the tube. Immerse the atomizer (aerator) into the prepared base and turn on the oxygen supply. Wait until thick foam appears. This is the best option for making a cocktail at home.
It is important to remember that over time, oxygen evaporates and the drink loses its healing qualities, so it should be drunk immediately after preparation.
Why is it necessary to observe safety precautions in the process of making a cocktail?
By itself, the oxygen used to create an air drink is not combustible. It complies with GOST 5583-78. However, this gas is capable of intensifying combustion, its contact with any oil or fat leads to the ignition of the latter. A small spark is enough here, and with a lot of pressure, fire can appear without it.
Contact of oxygen with any fatty substance should be avoided, since the gas provokes ignition and instant burnout of oils and fats. In this case, people in the immediate vicinity may get burned.
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