Scientific advice

IHT against COVID-19 Corona Virus

According to this WHO (World Health Organization) report, “Oxygen therapy is the major treatment intervention for patients with severe COVID-19. All countries must work together to optimize the availability of pulse oximeters and medical oxygen systems. Mortality in people with critical illness has been reported to be over 50%, therefore the implementation of proven ... read more

Height training and the art of proper planning

According to some scientists, the effect of altitude training is enhanced at every altitude stage. So it pays to go into the mountains several times a year. Altitude training has long been used by endurance athletes to perform better at sea level. The idea is simple: training in thin air creates more epo hormone and more red blood cells, making it ... read more

O2 Chart

This handy O2 chart extrapolates the effective amount of oxygen to actual height. At real altitude, the barometric pressure of the atmosphere is significantly lower than that of sea level. The result is that oxygen molecules in the air are further apart, so that the oxygen content in each breath is lowered step by step as you go up. The reduction on that ... read more

5 factors that can negatively influence your altitude training

Do athletes who do not improve positively on altitude training or, in other words, non-responders, actually exist? Many scientists have serious doubts about this. The Australian sports institute identified the 5 “I” s that can influence the hematological effect of altitude training to such an extent that the athlete appears to have little or no response to altitude. 1. Injury Long-term inflammation ... read more

TESTED: Altitude tent for Khan Tengri (7010m)

Headaches, lack of appetite, low energy, sleepless nights… If you have ever been in the high mountains, you know that acclimatization is not much fun. How quickly you acclimatize varies from person to person and there is little you can do about it. Unfortunately, I'm pretty bad at acclimatizing. Last year at Peak Lenin (7,134m) the throbbing headache was so bad that I hardly ... read more

Training at height. New insights.

Height training is a well-known training method. In the past, athletes had to rely on internships in the mountains, nowadays it is also possible to train and / or live at simulated heights. There are new, promising developments in this area concerning intensive and short-term training protocols. These developments are listed in this article. ... read more

Taking iron supplements during altitude training promotes hemoglobin production

Top athletes who go on an altitude training are advised to take iron supplements during the internship. This promotes the production of hemoglobin and thus the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen. Research among 178 Australian elite athletes shows that taking 105 mg or 210 mg of iron per day leads to an increase in the hemoglobin concentration of ... read more

The ideal height for a height tent is 2000 to 2500 meters

It is best for athletes to sleep at an altitude of 2000-2500 meters during a “live-high-train-low” training period in an altitude tent. At this altitude, the conditions are most favorable to perform as well as possible at sea level afterwards. This is apparent from research by a group of researchers with extensive experience in the field of altitude training. ... read more

Altitude training compared to the literature

Altitude training is a much discussed topic in the sports world. Scientists and trainers have been falling over one another for decades when it comes to training at heights. Through height training, the performance of an athlete is often literally and figuratively brought to higher heights. There are dozens of theories regarding the effects of altitude training. ... read more

Lose weight with altitude training

Height training leads to good results when you want to feel fitter and when you want to work on your weight or simply lose weight. In the mountains, the metabolic process in the human body requires two to three times as much energy, which in exercise leads to acidification rather than sea level. And that requires energy, so that more fat will burn. ... read more

Altitude Training FAQ: Do I get a warranty on my altitude generator?

YES! Altitude Dream stands behind its products. That is why every new height generator comes standard with a 2-year warranty. Besides, it hardly ever happens that there is a problem with the height generator. If it does happen, the system will be fully repaired at our expense. At the moment there are systems that have been active for 11 years without a single problem. The only maintenance cost ... read more

Does the altitude generator require maintenance?

Barely! Altitude Dream height generators are virtually maintenance free. Some points of attention are the filter on the height generator and the HEPA filter at the end of the oxygen hose. The filter on top of the generator should be made dust-free once a month by washing it with lukewarm water and a little soap. The HEPA filter at the end of the hose must be 1x per year ... read more

Is the height adjustable on the height generator?

Absolutely, this is easily adjustable! On the digital display on top of the height generator you can adjust the oxygen percentage between 20.9% (sea level) and 9.3% (6400m height). To check this, every generator from our rental service comes standard with an oxygen meter. This way you can check yourself whether the correct height has been set. Actually, it is just like that ... read more

How long does the effect remain in the height tent after a month?

This is a frequently asked question with a very individual answer. Height training is and remains very individual. However, we see that the absolute peak in the total red blood cell count is almost always realized exactly one week after a month in the height tent (*). You can then assume that you can maintain your top condition for another 4 to 6 weeks. Where you at a ... read more