What is the importance of the oxygen in the human body??

Philippines
January 25, 2007 3:26am CST
I've tried not to inhale for a minute, but i cannot stand for it. Therefore i conclude that we need oxygen in our bodies. But what is the importance of this element in our body, or in the chemistry of our body? can you specify further? Thanks.
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@maryannemax (12176)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
hello. i've researched this article for you. i hope this can be of help. Breathing is important for two reasons. It is the only means to supply our bodies and its various organs with the supply of oxygen which is vital for our survival. The second function of breathing is that it is one means to get rid of waste products and toxins from the body. Oxygen is the most vital nutrient for our bodies. It is essential for the integrity of the brain, nerves, glands and internal organs. We can do without food for weeks and without water for days, but without oxygen, we will die within a few minutes. If the brain does not gets proper supply of this essential nutrient, it will result in the degradation of all vital organs in the body. Source link: http://www.healingyoga.com/articles/breathing.htm
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Wow, thanks for that article my friend. That is very informing. Maybe i'll rate that as best response, but still i'll wait for other responses and compare it to you. Good luck.
• United States
25 Jan 07
xygen is essential for metablism of every cell of body oxygen molecule is keystone in every anablic process in the cell resulting in energy production
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Thanks for that information my friend. If you don't mind me my friend, can i ask more details about what you've said? Thanks in advance. Good luck.
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@oarnamav (2708)
• India
31 Jan 07
Humans need oxygen in order to break down food for energy. The process of transforming the chemical energy in food into a form that our cells can use is called respiration.
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I see. So we must enhale more and more oxygen so that it will break down food for energy. That is why we need an oxygen in order for us to live a good life and healthy life. More power to you my friend.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I think it helps with the circulation of blood through out the body.
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• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Yes that's true. And we need oxygen in our body in order for us and the blood in our body to circulate more and more. MOre power to you my friend.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
well, to keep this simple, without oxygen in our body we will die. I will keep this short because Ive notice your other mylot friends have explained this very well. have a good day. good luck