Portable, efficient and affordable IH.
Used at rest the Altium i10 can simulate altitudes of up to 20,000ft for short 6 minute hypoxic bursts.
These short bursts of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and re-oxygenation (recovery) cause the body to utilize and carry oxygen more effectively and efficiently as part of the adaptation. The concept of intermittent hypoxia has been studied extensively by Ukranian and Russian researchers for a number of years. IH has been shown to improve mitochondrial efficiency, myoglobin concentrations and lactate buffering. This translates into improved endurance, power and speed.
Altium™ i10 is 100% W.A.D.A Legal (World Anti-Doping Agency).
Independently tested at the human performance lab at the University of the West of Scotland
In January 2015, thirteen club level triathletes and cyclists were randomly recruited to investigate the effects of using the Altium™ i10 with their normal training.
Dr. Chris Easton and his team at the University of the West of Scotland designed and conducted the study independently from Altium™. The tests comprised of the collection of resting samples of venous blood (for assessment of haemoglobin and haematocrit) and two exercise tests. The first exercise test was a lactate threshold test which involved cycling at progressively increasing intensities of exercise for 4 minute periods until the lactate turn point had been surpassed. Following a 15 minute rest period the participants completed a VO² max test. During this test the cycling work rate commenced at 100 Watts and increased by 30 Watts every minute until exhaustion.
The measured outcomes were compared pre- and post-IH using objective statistical analysis. Significant improvements in both VO² max, Lactate Threshold and Turnpoint, Mechanical Efficiency and Maximum Power were recorded with no changes in any of the blood parameters.
How Altium™ i10 works.
The Altium™ i10 hypoxia device is a re-breather that is calibrated to the users tidal volume and breathing flow rate. By volume the air we breath consists of around 21% Oxygen. On every breath the respiratory system converts around 5% from O² to CO². The exhaled air passes through the Altium™ scrubber cartridge (where the CO² is removed) and into the mixing chamber . The lower oxygen concentration in the exhaled air mixes with ambient air at 21% O². On inhalation the user re-breathes this air, after around 100 seconds the rebreathed air consists of a lower oxygen concentration of around 9-12% simulating altitudes of around 4,500m – 6,000m.
Track your progress with the Altium™ app.
Launching on the app store in August the Altium app will pair with the user’s Bluetooth oximeter (included in the Altium i10 starter kit) giving real time SpO², effective altitude and heart rate readings. The app will coach you through your IH protocol providing:
-Session timing and scheduling
-Automatic SpO² and Pulse rate monitoring
-Race/Event planning and training advice
-Built in reminders for consumable (CO² scrubber cartridge) re-ordering
-Share results with friends by posting to Strava, Facebook and Twitter
-Optimize your training by keeping in the hypoxic zone for longer, collect Alti-Points based on effective altitude and compare session progress by posting the IH session to Strava. Monitor your PB’s and watch them fall.
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