Altitude tent and Hypoxia chamber: The Importance of removing CO2
Lately altitude tent and hypoxia chamber have become popular not only among professional sportsmen but also among the people who want to keep themselves in shape and performing hypoxic training in the gym. Altitude tent and hypoxia chamber are built in various sizes and are fitted with special equipment simulating artificially higher altitude conditions which are usually found in the mountains. There is a wide range of these higher altitude spaces ranging from specialized training chambers to bed tents.
Manufacturers and distributors of the equipment for altitude tent and hypoxia chamber commonly promote that during training the trainee will be in high altitude conditions, i.e. breathe higher altitude air. What they do not disclose, is that the air inside altitude tents and hypoxia chambers consist of very high density of carbon dioxide (CO2).
They consider that carbon dioxide (CO2) level in altitude tent and hypoxia chamber is safe until it reaches 5000ppm, but this is misinformation. In the mountains, in the countryside and in other places with clean and natural environments, carbon dioxide (CO2) level is only 450ppm which is the desired level for human health.
When performing physical exercises, oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide emissions increase significantly, due to a faster breathing rate. Exercising in altitude tents and hypoxia chambers with high carbon dioxide (CO2) content can lead to increased blood acidity, secondary spasm of blood vessels, slowing heart rate, shortness of breath and other health problems.
Occurrence of perspiration (especially cold sweat), headache, dizziness and shortness of breath indicate an excess of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the altitude tent and hypoxia chamber, not that the oxygen level is low or you are experiencing over exhaustion.
As altitude tents and hypoxia chambers are an artificial replication of higher altitudes it lacks the fresh air of the outdoor environment. In addition to the lack of fresh air the carbon dioxide (CO2) in altitude tent and hypoxia chamber is many times higher than in the mountains.
The normal healthy level of carbon dioxide (CO2) for exercising and training in altitude tent and hypoxia chambers, should not exceed 600 ppm and it should be measured with purpose-built carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors to inform when the level is too high.
In order to ensure good air quality in the altitude tent and hypoxia chambers, it is crucial to remove the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted as a result of breathing. Hypoxic air compressors, offered by manufacturers and distributors of the equipment for altitude tent and hypoxia chamber are unable to do this in a sufficient way. It is necessary to use a device which will remove excess carbon dioxide (CO2) efficiently. The Alfaintek Carbon Dioxide Air Scrubber (CO2 absorber). is the most efficient device to perform this task and can reduce the carbon dioxide level (CO2) in the Altitude Chambers and Hypoxic Rooms to 600 ppm and lower, which will improve well-being and increase performance during training. Find out more about Alfaintek Carbon Dioxide Air Scrubber.