APPLICATION IN TYPE II DIABETES
The AIR ZONE system can directly improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes.
Studies have shown that a suitably selected set of exercises performed in hypoxic conditions, (above 2,500 m above sea level) allows, in a short time, for triggering a response caused by the occurrence of larger amounts of glucose transporters (GLUT) that facilitate glucose diffusion into cells, thus reducing the volume of blood glucose.
The appearance of a greater amount of glucose transporters is associated with the activity of a hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). The same factor participates indirectly in the development of blood micro-vessels to effectively stop diabetic angiopathies.
With simultaneous physical exercise, it additionally contributes to the consumption of glucose and increases insulin sensitivity.
Furthermore, a reduction in cholesterol levels is also observed (Chiu et al. 2004, John et al 1995).
The AIR ZONE system has also a very beneficial effect on muscles. It has been shown that the incidence of myocardial infarction is extremely low in people living at high altitudes (Majid et al. 2011) due to the cardioprotective (protecting the heart) effect of hypoxia.
Another positive factor is stimulation of the vascular endothelium to release larger amounts of nitric oxide (NO) than usual.
The greater volume of nitric oxide causes the expansion of the coronary vessels, allowing blood to flow through them into fully permeable vessels. Nitric oxide also releases hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which has been proved to have cardioprotective and recovery effects (Kolar et al. 2004)
FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY
AIR ZONE is an effective tool in combatting obesity. Training in hypoxic conditions allows you to expand the network of blood vessels in fat tissue, which helps burn fat faster and get rid of cellulite.
At the same time, hypoxia increases leptin release, thus reducing appetite and stimulating the release of free fatty acids used as a source of energy for physical activity (Wiesner et al. 2009,Nikolaus et al. 2010, Lippl et al. 2010).
The advantage of training in hypoxia is that the changes in adaptivity may persist much longer after its completion and that further reduction of body fat occurs more efficiently.
Living in a hypoxic environment contributes to the increase in basic metabolism up to 30% at an altitude of 4,300 m (Butterfield et al. 1999), which is crucial to combatting obesity. It should be noticed that hypoxia comes to appetite suppression, which may contribute to easier weight loss (Kayser 1992).