Training in high-altitude or hypoxic training involves exercising or residing in an environment that provides air with a reduced proportion of oxygen. Breathing such air improves athletic performance, provides acclimatization to the conditions of that altitude and stimulates the natural human rejuvenation.
In the past, people had to live or travel to places with high altitude, to take advantage of hypoxia. However, in 1996, the Hypoxico Company has patented a technology that eliminated these obsolete principles. This new technology enabled people to experience a hypoxic environment virtually anywhere in the world. Thanks to the transformation of normal air into hypoxic air, which is air with a lower concentration of oxygen, hypoxic systems can simulate altitudes up to 6,400 meters above sea level. The result is that athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and health conscious people all over the world can enjoy the benefit that training in the alpine environment brings them at any altitude.