Since the majority of people have low brain and body-oxygen levels due to
ineffective breathing (see links
at the bottom of the page), it is normal that many of these chemical reactions are distorted.
For example, hypoxic cells generate free radicals, favor chronic
inflammation and an acidic cellular environment. As a result, ineffective
breathing adversely affects dozens, and maybe even hundreds, of chemical
reactions in the human body.
Therefore, the metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, efficiency of the immune system, regulation of
hormones, blood sugar level, and many other chemicals, are all connected to
breathing. Clinical experience of about 200 Russian Buteyko MDs suggests that
many serious abnormalities in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates
appear when a person has less than 20 seconds for the DIY body-oxygen test.