Liquid Oxygen (supplement)

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This article is about the commercial product. For the liquid form of the element oxygen, see liquid oxygen.

Liquid Oxygen is the name of a product that is a solution of hydrogen peroxide[1] and other compounds including sodium chloride (common salt)[2][3] that claims to help with "jet lag, fatigue, altitude sickness, headaches, hangovers, youthful skin, energy, and insomnia".[2][4] Ken Harvey, a member of the World Health Organisation team that formulated criteria for the promotion of medicinal drugs and a member of Auspharm Consumer Health Watch, states that the product is "no more than salty water", and that most forms of water carry some dissolved oxygen.[3] The Federal Trade Commission has prosecuted purveyors of such products for making "blatantly false and unsubstantiated health claims".[5]

The product claims to have an effect through increasing the amount of oxygen in the body but this is unnecessary as oxygen is absorbed by the lungs via breathing.[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19926642.000
  2. ^ a b EasyJet Inflight Duty Free Catalogue March 2009
  3. ^ a b c "Background Briefing - 15 October 2006 - Alternative money spinners". Abc.net.au. 2006-10-15. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  4. ^ Denis Campbell (2005-09-18). "Water? It's a tonic at £40 a bottle | UK news | The Observer". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  5. ^ "FTC Attacks "Stabilized Oxygen" Claims". Quackwatch.org. Retrieved 2011-09-26.