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14 More Ways To Give Yourself Oxygen-Rich Blood

Last week we learned of 14 different ways to add more oxygen to your blood. We also learned how valuable that task is to our overall health and well-being. In case you missed Part 1, click here before proceeding.

I hope you could utilize some of the ideas in last week’s article to increase the oxygen levels in your blood. Now that you know the importance of having high levels of oxygen in your blood, you won’t want to miss these remaining 14 ideas that are inexpensive, easy, and life-changing:

  1. Maximize Your Glutathione levelsKnown as your body’s most powerful antioxidant, glutathione is a tripeptide found in every single cell in your body. It is called a “master antioxidant.” Glutathione drips are available from some MDs. Check out our recent blog on Natural Sources of Glutathione for more ideas.
  2. Take Baking SodaPerhaps the first medicinal use of baking soda was written in 1924 by Arm & Hammer to treat and prevent colds and flu. They found that people who consumed baking soda in water either didn’t get sick or had lesser symptoms of the flu and colds. Those who already had the flu or cold could take baking soda in water and their symptoms would dissipate within 36 hours. It is also recommended for reducing cravings for sweets or cigarettes. Dr. Mark Sircus wrote a well-known book about the many medicinal uses of Baking Soda: Sodium Bicarbonate: Nature’s Unique First Aid Remedy.

    How to use Baking soda: 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda added to 1/2 glass of purified or filtered water (not tap water). This is taken once in the morning and once before bedtime.

  3. Take CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)Used by every cell in your body, it aids mitochondria during energy production. Aside from naturally protecting you from free radicals, it helps produce more energy for your cells, supports heart health, immune system, nervous system, and anti-aging. Diseases associated with low CoQ10 levels include Fibromyalgia, Post-myocardial infarction, Depression, Prader-Willi syndrome, male infertility, Peyronie’s disease, Migraines, and Parkinson’s. People under 25 can produce it, however, when you get older, you may need to take a CoQ10 supplement.
  4. Take a few drops of chlorophyll (or a tsp. of BarleyMax)Chlorophyll strengthens the blood-producing organs, prevents anemia, and gives the body an abundance of oxygen. Loaded with antioxidant power, chlorophyll exerts beneficial effects against cancer, insomnia, dental ailments, sinusitis, pancreatitis, and kidney stones. Dr. Otto Warbug established chlorophyll helps with oxygen deprivation, among other issues (Chlorophyll, Plant Blood, and Its Positive Effect on Our Health, n.d.). Chlorophyll has anti-aging and anti-microbial properties and helps strengthen the immune system. Choose foods rich in chlorophyll such as dark green leafy foods like spinach, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and blue-green algae. Juice them for optimal results.
  5. Try Vitamin B-12 and FolateIf your diet lacks folate or vitamin B-12, eating foods rich in these nutrients might boost your blood oxygen levels. Folate, also called vitamin B-9, helps your body make red blood cells — the iron-rich cells that carry oxygen in your blood. Vitamin B-12 helps you make hemoglobin, the protein that contains oxygen-carrying iron. Boost your folate intake by including citrus fruits and dark leafy greens in your diet. You can get more vitamin B-12 through supplementation.
  6. Check Your Vitamin A,Vitamin A is critical to producing oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Your body constantly pumps out new red blood cells to replace old, damaged ones. If you’re deficient in vitamin A, getting more of it can boost your blood hemoglobin levels, so that blood cells can carry more oxygen. Sources of Vitamin A include red and orange produce such as sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes, pumpkin, butternut squash, and leafy greens such as kale.
  7. Intermittent Fasting Improves Cellular & Mitochondrial FunctionMitochondrial dysfunction is at the core of virtually all diseases. It is not only important WHAT you eat. But WHEN and HOW OFTEN you eat are of key importance. You can optimize your mitochondrial health by eating real food, avoiding food at least 3 hours before bedtime, and practicing intermittent fasting. A study at Harvard proves this point, even pointing out how your lifespan can be increased with fasting. For more information, click here \ A great deal of research is available on intermittent fasting, sometimes called TRF (Time-Restricted Feeding) which promotes eating in a narrow window of time, typically 6-8 hours every day. A healthy diet that is timed well, appears to be an effective health strategy.
  8. Get a MassageMassage increases circulation which carries more oxygen to the individual cells of the body. Massage enhances all essential body processes by opening the passageways of liquid and energy movement within the body. It improves the circulation of nerves, blood, and lymph, which provide nourishment and remove toxins.
  9. Take Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)Aside from its free radical scavenging abilities, ALA is a powerful antioxidant. This can easily be found in foods, but it can also be found in supplements, though the research is inconclusive, there are some encouraging benefits suggested, such as protecting damage to the body’s cells.
  10. Laugh!Laughing increases oxygen levels in your body at both the cellular and organ level. When you laugh, you take in vast amounts of oxygen in huge gulps, in a sort of temporary hyperventilation session. And higher oxygen levels aren’t the only benefit you’ll feel. Laughing massages the organs and improves digestion. Laughter moves lymph fluids in your body by the contractions of laughing, which boosts your immune system function and helps clear out old, waste products from your cells. Lol!
  11. Take a Vacation by the Ocean!High altitude makes a huge difference in your blood oxygenation. Take a break at sea level! Oxygen levels in the air decrease at higher altitudes. This has a significant effect on one’s blood oxygen uptake. A person may have a reading of 98% at sea level, but it may decrease to 95% at 5,000 ft. and further to 90% at 10,000 ft. Above 10,000 ft., a person may be unable to adjust to the low level of oxygen, and oxygen uptake may become dangerously low.
    • At sea level, your oxygen uptake should be 95% to 100%.
    • Mild Hypoxemia occurs between 90% and 94%.
    • Moderate Hypoxemia occurs between 75% and 89% O2 in the blood.
    • Severe Hypoxemia below 75% results in loss of consciousness and brain damage.

  12. Sleep in a High-Oxygen Environment – leave a window cracked openPoor O2 uptake during sleep destroys your health. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause dangerously low oxygen levels. Any poor breathing while sleeping, can disrupt the repair and rejuvenation that happens while you sleep. Even a poorly ventilated bedroom can cause hypoxemia. OSA is serious, as the tongue slips down against the back of the throat, blocking the flow of air. When the oxygen level in the brain becomes low enough, the sleeper partially awakens, the obstruction in the throat clears and the flow of air starts again, often with a gasp. Chronic low levels of oxygen during sleep can lead to very serious cardiovascular problems, daytime sleepiness, depression, ADHD, and poor concentration. Other more serious diseases and illnesses may be caused by poor sleep.
  13. Practice Qigong ShakingVital circulation of energy, blood, and fluids is critical for your health. The brain needs highly oxygenated blood and clean body fluids to function at its best. Just think about it – the brain is only 2% of your body’s weight, yet it needs 20% of your available oxygen.

    If you don’t have a rebounder, this is the next best thing!

    Qigong Shaking helps get the day started in a positive way. It is believed to help clear your upper body liquids including sinuses, nostrils, brain, and lungs. It may also strengthen the lower body, clearing synovial fluids, lymph system, dissolving and flushing toxins, balancing energy flow in the meridians as it oxygenates blood and muscles. Here’s how:

    • Stand with feet hip-distance apart, knees slightly bent and shake your arms as though they were a string of sausages.
    • Relax and allow your legs and knees to also bounce in rhythm with your arms.
    • Breathe naturally, inhaling through the nose and gently exhale through the mouth.
    • Feel or imagine energy coming up from the earth into your arms, legs, and body.
    • Shake for 5-30 minutes.
  14. Eat Oxygenating Food. The Hallelujah Diet Can Increase Blood Oxygenation!The Hallelujah diet is comprised of mostly raw nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits. While nearly all nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits will increase blood oxygen some are outstanding at this task.

    Oxygen Rich Foods

    • Lemons
    • Avocadoes, Berries, Carrots, Currants, Ripe Bananas, Celery, Garlic, Dates.
    • Alfalfa Sprouts, Apricots, and Sweet Apples.
    • Sweet Grapes and Pears, Passion Fruit, Raisins, Pineapple, Vegetable Juices.
    • Fruit Juices, Chicory, Kiwis
    • Asparagus, watercress, and seaweed
    • Mango, parsley, papaya, limes, and melons
    • Capsicum (cayenne) cantaloupe
    • Agar Agar
    • Leafy greens
    • Broccoli
    • Watermelon – one of the best oxygen-rich foods

    Certain vitamins, including vitamins A, E, and C as well as Coenzyme Q10, have proven antioxidant properties. These antioxidant-rich foods can more efficiently deliver oxygen into the blood.

    Antioxidant-Rich Foods

    • Garlic
    • Ginger
    • Coconut oil
    • Turmeric
    • Cayenne
    • Green tea
    • Blueberries
    • Cranberries
    • Red kidney beans
    • Artichoke hearts
    • Strawberries
    • Plums
    • Blackberries

Now that you know potential ways to increase the oxygen level in the blood, what are you waiting for?

Try these simple tips today.

You don’t need some expensive supplement that purports to increase your oxygen levels. It will be expensive and unnecessary. Don’t get hooked on those crazy testimonies that sound too good to be true. Try a new idea from this vast list each week and see how you feel within the month. These are inexpensive and may help you maintain your health. Give them a try!


  1. teddi cunninghan June 1, 2017

    Thank You for sharing…a wrath of wise information. “People die from lack of knowledge”

  2. Meta Pope June 2, 2017

    I know that you research your information before giving it to us. I appreciate that very much. I have read elsewhere that taking lemon juice or Apple Cider vinegar daily will reduce your acidity and help make you alkaline which is my goal. Is baking soda the best alternative though? Thank you for ALL your help.

  3. Connie Gesser June 2, 2017

    Thank you Ann for the excellent article about ways we can get oxygen into our bodies and blood. I might try the baking soda and water for a cold and flu preventative. I’m also glad to hear that rebounding is such a good method to bring oxygen into my body.

  4. Linda Weitz June 23, 2017

    Baking soda doesn’t sound like something we should injest into our bodies,but must better
    than the thousands of unknown and harmful chemicals

    • Baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate is use in a variety of things we ingest in our bodies as well as recipes. Google benefits of baking soda. It is also used as a medication named (Sodium Bicarbonate) Very beneficial!

      • The last article said to eat low sodium and baking sodium is high in sodium. Confusing.

        • david saul austin October 8, 2018

          Eat low sodium if you are sodium sensitive. This is like 5% of the population.

  5. Geraldine L Leach November 2, 2017

    Need more info to keep my body full of oxygen. Love your info.

  6. This is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing. I was diagnosed with high intra-ocular pressure which could lead to glaucoma. To cut a long long story short, today my optician told me that I need a hospital referral as i have asymmetry in my optic nerves. So while searching for optic never cupping, I found that low oxygen levels can also cause optic never degeneration. My eye pressure was never high enough for me to take medication but GUESS WHAT? A few years back I was diagnosed with with sleep apnea = low levels of oxygen = not enough oxygenated blood reaching my poor eyes/optic nerve! Bingo! I made this connection today and hence I found your site after searching if food can increase oxygen levels. Apart from doing the Bates Exercises which also increase oxygen to the eyes, I am going to be eating more of the foods you listed, God willing. I am thankful to God for having found your site. Thanks again. God bless!

    • Margaret Shontz March 9, 2018

      In addition to eating high oxygen-rich foods it is even more important t not let oxygen be destroyed. Oxygen can be destroyed by improper electricity.

  7. Thank you for this information. It was written well. I like that you include the supplements and then also the foods to eat. Please continue the path that has been laid before you.

  8. Straight no nonsense facts, thanks

  9. Thank you so much

  10. Anna Gallo January 24, 2018

    we put baking soda in everything we bake

  11. This article is beyond excellent and will help so many.

  12. Syllanda April 11, 2018

    Thanks Sis. I have been exploring new healthier ways to eat. This was a wealth of information.

  13. Thanks, my ECG,was abnormal,,seems like it’s bee that way for over15yrs,but I feel okay,I do have high blood pressure,which is in my family tree,but I need more oxygen such blood,so thanks for this tip on doing it with food instead of more meds.

  14. Yonit Gefen May 17, 2018

    Do you have any information on studies of blood O2 levels after use of substances , activities, nutrients measured. I found one study on hydrogen peroxide.

    • Melody Hord May 18, 2018

      I don’t know of anything Hallelujah Diet has on that.

  15. Great article. Yes. I saw the same infomercial which ultimately brought me to ur blog. Thx for the good work. At 72 I swim 3xs a week about 3/4 of a mile. As a lifelong athlete I have found that when I’m not swimming (ie and slow deep breathing) my health spirals downward. Thx again!

  16. Hi there. Would this help me, I have low red cell blood count. Thank you.

  17. Really helpful imformation thanx for that

  18. Angela M Solomon May 1, 2019

    This is such powerful information, truly great to read and absorb the knowledge.

  19. Jacob June 6, 2019

    Teddi Cunninghan people die from oxygen as well.. Interesting world where one is born to die. Living a life in desperate need to obtain certain things to live and be “healthy” only to later realize that those things you’d kill for to live, kill you in the end. I think the most important part of this is to lose your stress. Stressing over your blood having a low count of an extremely corrosive gas seems almost counterintuitive.

  20. What a fabulous great article super informative this will be life-changing for me lots of things I did not know thank you 4 a second chance at being healthy

  21. My son has Sarcoidosis which affects his lungs. is there any way he can get more oxygen to his lungs through the blood stream. Right now he is on steroids which make him swell up. Is there something else he could be on besides steroids?

    • Melody Hord May 29, 2020

      Hi Dorothy, According to Olin Idol, Hallelujah Diet VP of Health, “I believe a major underlying factor in this condition is inflammation. A whole food, plant-based diet is anti-inflammatory and supports the body’s innate self-healing whereas the Standard American Diet creates inflammation and inhibits the body’s healing. Along with the diet, a person needs a good omega 3 intake from both flax seed oil and a good clean fish oil or DHA supplement – both are very much anti-inflammatory, esp. when accompanied by an optimal diet.
      The proteolytic enzyme, Serrapeptase is also inhibits acute inflammation but must be taken on an empty stomach. It may be used somewhat freely with best results again achieved in conjunction with a healthy diet/lifestyle.”

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