If you want to maximize your oxygen-carrying capacity, it’s important to minimize the levels of dysyhemoglobins (CO and Met) in your blood. By purchasing the TrueO2 Bundle, you will be able to measure and quantify carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin in your blood so that you will be better informed to understand how changes in behavior, your exercise routine, or your diet can help you minimize their effects so that you can maximize your body’s oxygen-carrying capacity, and ultimately, your performance.
Purchase of the TrueO2 bundle includes a free upgrade to the new mini-sensor, capable of measuring COHb and MetHb.
A measure of the percent (%) of hemoglobin that is bound to Carbon Monoxide in arterial blood and unable to bind oxygen. Non-smokers should have less than 2-3% while heavy smokers (>2 packs a day) may be as high as 9%.
CO levels as high as 4% can cause significant reduction in exercise performance. Tracking your CO values can help you see how changes in location or behavior can help minimize CO exposure and maximize your body’s oxygen-carrying capacity.
A measure of the percent (%) of hemoglobin that is in the oxidized state (Met) in arterial blood and unable to bind oxygen. Met values can normally range between 1- 15%.
Met can accumulate as a result of diet high in nitrates or strenuous exercise. Tracking your Met values can help you see how changes in diet or exercise routine can help minimize Met and maximize your body’s oxygen-carrying capacity.