Mitochondria are the powerhouse organelles inside every cell and have a direct relationship between the energy required by the cell and its tissue function, including repair and regeneration. Mitochondria are present in all metabolically-active tissue and cells inside the body, with the brain having the highest levels, due to its energetic demands and responsibilities. In this study, researchers demonstrated that only 5 days of hyperbaric oxygen therapy was able to produce nearly a 3 fold boost in mitochondrial DNA.
This could explain many of the REPORTED BENEFITS that have been reported with HBOT, as this procedure fundamentally improves the ENERGY LEVELS within ALL tissue.
More importantly this study has enormous implications following brain injuries, where the brain is in desperate need for greater energy levels needed for its repair <view study>