Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Beta-carotene is advertised as an antioxidant, right?
Aren’t all antioxidants the same? Aren’t they all good for you?
No one sells a carbon monoxide supplement. Yet it’s the Elephant in the Living Room when it comes to antioxidants.
Carbon monoxide is 200-230 times more randy for hemoglobin than oxygen.
So who’s the alpha antioxidant in the house?
It’s not astaxanthin, even though it’s billed as the “grandfather of traditional antioxidants.”
It’s not hydroxytyrosol, the so-called “superstar of antioxidants,” with an ORAC value “considered to be 15 times higher than green tea and 3 times higher than CoQ10.
Roll up your pants. It’s too late to save your shoes!
Carbon monoxide poisoning is conventionally treated with 100% oxygen.
Big mistake. It leads to additional brain damage.
All oxidants aren’t the same either.
Carbon dioxide is an antioxidant.
Using a mix of 5% carbon dioxide and 95% oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber is an ideal therapy for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Temperature affects the usefulness of carbon dioxide as an antioxidant.
Carbon dioxide production drops in half with every 8°C (14.4°F) drop in temperature.
Temperature also affects the effectiveness of oxygen as an oxidant.
Oxygen consumption drops up to three times for every 1°C (1.8°F) rise in temperature.
Exposure to RED and INFRARED low-intensity light therapy (LILT) helps prevent both acute and chronic carbon monoxide brain and heart damage.
That’s good news for tobacco and cannabis smokers.
Smoking is especially unhealthy for people with Yellow Fat Disease.
Red and infrared therapy are homeopathic for people IN THE PINK.
Death by carbon monoxide creates a red complexion.
Death by other methods usually leaves a bluish colored corpse, while death by carbon monoxide leaves a “cherry-cheeked” one.
That’s why corporate meat manufacturers in the U.S. inject carbon monoxide into their products.
It’s illegal in many countries (including Canada and Japan), but not in the United States of Toxic Drugs in the Food Supply.
Smoking causes carbon monoxide brain damage.
What else does?
According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Organization) …
“You may be exposed to harmful levels of CO [carbon monoxide] in boiler rooms, breweries, warehouses, petroleum refineries, pulp and paper production, and steel production; around docks, blast furnaces, or coke ovens; or in one of the following occupations:
“Organic chemical synthesizer
“Metal oxide reducer
“Diesel engine operator
“Marine terminal worker
“Toll booth or tunnel attendant
OSHA’s not concerned with illegal immigrants, so it makes no mention of lawn mowers and leaf blowers.
Also, don’t let your kids ride in the back of your pickup truck.
That goes for dogs and other pets too.
Back to red and infrared. How do they work?
Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin, myoglobin, and — here’s where red and infrared shine — mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase.
Joseph Tafur, M.D., & Paul J. Mills, Ph.D. (“Low-Intensity Light Therapy: Exploring the Role of Redox Mechanisms,” Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Aug. 2008) wrote …
“In addition [to wound healing and the modulation of chronic inflammation], there is now a growing body of evidence that indicates that low-intensity red and near-infrared light is acting on cells through a primary photoacceptor: cytochrome C oxidase, the terminal enzyme of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. This evidence implies cytochrome C oxidase absorption, over other possible elements of the electron transport chain. Eells’s group, for example, has demonstrated that low-intensity red light (670 nm) can modulate the effects of molecules known to directly inhibit cytochrome C oxidase activity. Furthermore, low-intensity laser researchers Karu and Kolyakov have reported similarities between the absorption spectrum of cytochrome C oxidase and the action spectra for various biological responses of HeLa cells irradiated with monochromatic light of 580–860 nm. These action spectra demonstrate peak positions in the red range (between 613.5 and 623.5 nm), the far-red range (between 667.5 and 683.7 nm), and two peak positions in the infrared range (750.7–772.3 nm and 812.5–846.0 nm).”
A 250-watt red heat lamp (“chicken brooding light”) emits wavelengths between 590nm and 950nm, a wide spectral range that includes all of the frequencies listed above.
Caution: General Electric heat lamp cartons warn …
“While the distance should be adjusted for personal comfort, the lamp should never be placed closer than 18 inches to the surface toward which it is directed.
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“When in doubt, follow the instructions.”
Well, this started out as a blog entry about beta-carotene, but I’ve gone off on another tangent.
“And he mounted his horse and rode off in all directions.”
It’s that Yes No Maybe Guy again, hanging loose in cyberspace, where the next blog entry is only a finger swipe away.