Blood optimisation, involves providing routine blood donations (max. 5 times per year) to help improve the health of vital organs such as your heart and red blood cells. The process of donating blood provides a range of health benefits including reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and hemochromatosis (iron overload).
The risk of heart attacks can be reduced up to 1/3 times. Regular donations encourage faster blood regeneration and slows down oxidation of cholesterol build up.
- Reduce Heart Disease & Heart Attacks
Donating blood can lower the risk of heart disease by 33% and reduce the risk of heart attack by 88%. *American Journal of Epidemiology
- Prevent Liver Damage
Removes excess iron that would be absorbed into the liver or pancreas, which could cause damage such as cirrhosis or liver failure and could also cause heart irregularities.
- Weight Management
Donating blood regularly can help you to manage your weight, as each transfusion uses energy and you can burn up to 650 calories
- Lower Cholesterol
Regular donations can remove excess iron from the blood, reducing the risk of the cholesterol becoming oxidised and causing blockages, that can lead to heart disease and strokes.
- Reduced Risk of Cancer
Removal of excess iron by regular blood donation also reduces the risk of cancer, including liver, lungs, intestine and throat.
- Reduce Risk of Hemochromatosis
Prevent excess iron from being deposited in the liver and other organs including ovaries and testis, by encourages blood to cells to renew.
Where can you get Blood Optimization Therapy?
As part of the Long-Life Clinic’s range of treatments we also provide a blood donation service, to allow easy and comfortable blood transfusions in the comfort of our clinic.