Does oxygenated water provide health benefits?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Have you seen the ads for oxygenated water? It's supposed to be good for the skin and good for health. Of course water is good for the skin. It keeps it clean, healthy and looking good. Oxygenated water adds extra oxygen to tap water. It's supposed to make your heart and muscles work better. And certain proponents say it can improve wrinkles, hair loss and even spider veins.

Is there any science to this? It turns out that a single breath of air contains more oxygen than a whole bottle of oxygenated water. And the amount of oxygen in that $3 bottle -- it only lasts a few seconds in the body. No science here, the heightened cost simply isn't worth it.

The bottom line? This is an easy one. Don't get ripped off by oxygenated water.

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