The Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning™ (CVAC™) process is a patent-pending methodology that applies rhythm-based changes to pressure, temperature and air. It works within the natural / breathable atmosphere and does not employ chemical or nitrogen / oxygen separators to manipulate concentration of oxygen. A unique high-performance altitude simulator is required to deliver the CVAC process in timed exposures called CVAC sessions.
During a CVAC session, an individual is comfortably seated in the CVAC pod™. Using proprietary patterned sequences, pressure is increased and decreased to simulate low altitudes and high altitudes. As pressure increases, the volume of oxygen in the air naturally increases—air is ‘thicker,’ and warmer. As pressure decreases, the volume of oxygen in the air naturally diminishes—air is ‘thinner,’ and cooler. We hypothesize that these changes stimulate an individual’s natural adaptation response to environment. The experience is unique to the individual.
Sample CVAC Session Pressure Profiles:
Anecdotal reports of individuals ranging from elderly adults to champion athletes who have used the CVAC process corroborate with scientific findings published in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 20, 26 32 (2009) describing data from a study performed with athletes at the University of Hawaii. In this study, the CVAC process was shown to significantly improve the oxygen carrying capacity of study subjects’ blood, and to provide significant adaptation to high altitude in four weeks of use.
To improve performance and endurance, world class athletes have used high altitude adaptation and training for decades. We believe that through the use of the CVAC process, individuals of all ages and levels of activity can improve their fitness.