PURE OXYGEN IS PROVED TO LIFE TAKING FOR YOU
The air we breathe has many gases out of which 21% is oxygen. When we inhale, much of the oxygen present in air binds to the hemoglobin in red blood cells and is transported to various cells where it helps to produce energy.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS
However, some inhaled oxygen also turns into free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable and can be harmful. Hence, our body produces antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals. But if we inhale pure oxygen for a long time, then the number of free radicals increases. It becomes difficult for the antioxidants to neutralize them. Hence, these unstable free radicals begin to bind with proteins in red blood cells and change their chemical structure. As a result, our immune system doesn’t recognize the red blood cells and begins to kill them. Besides this, free radicals even damage the DNA which can lead to cancer.