Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Aging is the result of natural and ongoing changes that occur in the body's functions and structures over time.


Getting old.

It's a process that I'm sure nobody likes at all, and we even try to make it endearing by calling it 'coming of age'.

Aging is the result of natural and ongoing changes that occur in the body's functions and structures over time. These changes are influenced by genetic factors, which are the most important, as well as environmental conditions, lifestyle and other factors.

We have even heard that some people lengthen their telomeres to stop aging. Yes; the shortening of telomeres in our cells really has something to do with our aging.

Without going into medical terms, let's take a brief look at what telomeres are:

Telomeres are repeating nucleotide sequences at the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres are important for protecting genetic material and ensuring the stability of chromosomes, meaning that the length of the telomere is directly related to our aging process. If we consider that oxygen is a fundamental part of cellular metabolism and essential for our life, we can realize the importance of telomeres and their relationship with oxygen. When we look at this relationship, the connection with processes such as cellular aging and oxidative stress is quite high.


The building block of our lives, giving life to every living thing we breathe every time we take a breath; oxygen.


It is so important at every stage of life.

In 2020, there was a study conducted; and a group of scientists claimed that they reversed the biological aging process with oxygen therapy.

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Tel Aviv University and Shamir Medical Center used a form of oxygen therapy to reverse two key indicators of biological aging: telomere length and senescent cell accumulation.

As the human body ages, the length of telomeres (the protective caps at the end of chromosomes) shortens. The number of old and malfunctioning senescent cells increases.

The clinical trial of 35 adults over the age of 64 sought to understand whether a method called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) could prevent the deterioration of these two characteristic features of the aging process. The subjects were placed in a pressurized chamber and exposed to pure oxygen for 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week for three months.

At the end of the study, the scientists reported that the length of my participants' telomeres increased by an average of 20 percent and their senescent cells decreased by up to 37 percent. According to the researchers, this is equivalent to the cellular level of their bodies 25 years earlier.

(Excerpted from Independent Turkish, November 20, 2020)

In the scientific world, telomere shortening is also seen as the holy grail of the biology of aging. For this reason, a lot of research is already underway.


Shai Efrati, professor at Tel Aviv University's medical school and Sagol School of Neuroscience and co-author of the study This significant improvement in telomere length during and after these unique HBOT protocols offers the scientific community the basis for a new understanding that aging can indeed be targeted and reversed at the fundamental cellular biological level.

(Excerpted from Independent Turkish, November 20, 2020)

Before opening the doors of Vitalica Wellness to its guests, our aim was to find answers to the questions of what are the new researches and how can we offer treatments related to these issues, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy takes its place among them with its importance.

We do hyperbaric oxygen therapy with our hyperbaric chamber at Vitalica Wellness. In addition to this, we have developed a program that is completely aimed at healthy aging; in this program, we can activate our sirtuin, that is, our genetic cells, and at the same time purify our body from toxins. For our guests who prefer our Well Aging program, they can experience hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which has been proven to reverse aging in this program, for 30 minutes every two days depending on the duration of the program and increase the effect of the Well Aging program.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen under high pressure. During the treatment, our guests rest lying in a special tube under a pressure above normal atmospheric pressure. During this time, the level of oxygen transported to the body tissues is increased by increasing the pressure level under the control of our doctor.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven in recent years to reverse the aging process, but of course it has other benefits, such as accelerating tissue healing, treating gas embolisms, reducing tissue damage and controlling infections.

Although we can't avoid aging, we can stop it, we can 'age' healthily...maybe even turn back the clock, as mentioned in the research above☺

Don't forget to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy to your detox program at Vitalica Wellness. Even if you forget, we will always remind you.


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