Does oxygenated water really speed fat burn? A friend of mine has been chugging bottle after bottle of super-oxygenated water because she heard it speeds metabolism. This sounds way too good to be true, and I think she’s wasting her money. Does it work?
The short answer: no. Science shows that weight-loss claims of super-oxygenated products don’t hold water. The idea stems from the fact that the body uses oxygen to create energy, burn fat and flush toxins. But when researchers at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse compared the effects of super-oxygenated water with tap water, there was no discernible change in heart rate, blood-oxygen levels or metabolism. They assert there’s no mechanism for the body to transfer oxygen from water in the stomach to the lungs, where it enters the bloodstream and goes to work. To get the proven slimming effects of oxygen, try taking deep belly breaths instead. This burns up to 140 percent more calories than riding a stationary bike and flushes up to 70 percent of fat-trapping toxins from the body.