I'm going to be real honest here. I have no scientific study here verify what I'm writing. No FDA ruling, no MD article, and no official research study (yet).
But! Here's what we know. We have sold thousands of Powerbreather globally. We hear from people daily for all sorts of reasons, good, bad, and basic. We're getting a suprising number of people with Asthma reaching out with life changing feedback, and people asking about it because they suffer from Asthma and have heard about it.
Asthma causes swelling of the airways. This results in narrowing of the airways that carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Allergens or irritating things entering the lungs trigger asthma symptoms. Symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. Asthma can be deadly.
- There is no cure for asthma, but it can be managed with proper prevention of asthma attacks and treatment.
If you're a swimmer, and by that I mean a regular swimmer, a recreational swimmer, or even someone who's doctor or physical therapist told you to consider swimming, the Powerbreather is helping change lives for those with asthma. There, I said it. It's real.
The Powerbreather has 3 different vent options, easy, medium and power. They all come with easy, and that's likely all you need. We make them harder to breathe for those who want to assimilate hypoxic breathing, which is basically like swimming at altitude. We mostly sell them to those training for triathletes. That's a big market for us, but really, our main market is just recreational swimmers who have learned they can swim further, faster, easier, with better form with a Powerbreather. It's easier because you don't have to turn your head.
What's unique about the Powerbreather is the Fresh Air System.
Typical for conventional snorkels, we have what’s called 'pendulum breathing': the air flows through the same tube during inhalation and exhalation. As a result, part of the exhaled air containing a high concentration of CO2 gets back into your lungs. This is problematic, particularly during increased effort and long snorkel tours.
Potential result: loss of performance, convulsion or dizziness. Unlike conventional snorkels, with the Powerbreather, there is no pendulum breathing and therefore no risk. For the first time, with the POWERBREATHER, you can swim for as long and intensive as you want.
There is a slight resistance to the Powerbreather. This is due to the opening and closing of the top valves. We tell people to breathe with it before taking their first swim for a couple minutes and then take it easy for a couple laps. With a few swims you don't even notice it. Why? Your intercostal muscles have improved as well as you have strengthened your diaphragm.
This email we received really stands out and says a lot:
From a mother's heart...thank you! Your product is the best product on the market to get asthmatics back in the water. Throughout 2017 and half of 2018 my daughter really struggled in the water. I googled everything from "asthmatic swimmers" to "help for asthmatic swimmers" and during one of my searches, I found the Powerbreather. When we got our first Powerbreather, she made it through the first warm-up set in months and has been moving...or swimming...in the forward direction ever since! She is now swimming in college as a 17-year old sophomore and placed 1st in the 50 free for her champ meet amongst other race wins. It has been an incredible journey! I think you may want to reconsider naming it the Ameo Empowerbreather because that is what this product does for asthmatics! Thank you, for your product, research, time, effort, care and amazing customer service!!!
Here's a great review that was one of the first to alert us.
If you, or someone you know, has asthma and want to try the Powerbreather. Please send them this, it may help. We would be happy to extend our return policy if needed as they try it and learn if it's something that will help them.