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Maybe we should have a blood transfusion with a crocodile!

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IronLung

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Wild idea to think about, but our bodies would reject the blood wouldnt it? Are there any vitamins that increase the hemoglobins ability to transport oxygen? That would be a very nice thing. Thanks for getting me thinking.

Ike
 

groats

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To be able to transport more oxigen you need more hemoglobine. EPO is one of the 'vitamins' to increase your hemoglobine count. Not actually a good idea (it can lead to sudden death without warning at all because your blood clogs up in your main vessels because it gets thick due to more red blood cells and therefor less , well, liquid... Bad thing!)
If it was that easy the word would spread at an immense speed and athletes of all sports would do it, you bet!!!
Spend a couple of weeks above 3000m above sea and naturally your blood will have more red cells. It won't last long though, just for the odd record attempt.

Cheers, joe
 

IronLung

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Thanks Joe, Ive heard of altutude training ad that kind of thing, also knew it increased red bloodcell count, but I didnt know how long the effecs would alst. A few days? weeks? What if I Moved somewehre and lived at that altitude, came down to competitions, would it last an bit longer then?

Ike
 

portinfer

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Once saw a nature doc. on crocs. - apparently they have "stuff" in there blood that kills super-virus's that you get in hospitals that are immune to most antibiotics.

A guy set off to find a really large (and therefore old - and therefore purer) croc. for blood samples - he walked into a bar in Australia and convinced some locals over a few beers to go out lamping for large crocs at night.... in an aluminium dingy .... yes, you know what's coming. He jabs a croc with a need on the end of a stick, the croc bits through the tin boat and they bail like crazy to get back to shore with the sample - all for science.
Ed
 

maltaspearo

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I HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT WHEATGRASS BUILDING UP HEMOGLOBIN IN THE BLOOD. I READ THAT WHEATGRASS IS THE CLOSEST THING TO HUMAN HEMOGLOBIN.
 

efattah

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The right kind of apnea training at sea level will increase your hemoglobin more than any altitude training.... evidenced by Sebastien Murat's 63% hematocrit, higher than anything ever found by going to altitude (except by high altitude natives).
 
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