Max-Air Nose Cones Sports Performance

Rated 3.56 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

$ 23.45

1-set of two – MAX-AIR NOSE CONES PERFORMANCE
Squeezieness-Rating: SOFT

Newest design made with our soft material is the perfect option for active sleepers and exercise. | Adhesive-free | Drug-free | Latex-free | 90 uses | Made in the USA

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SQUEEZIENESS-RATING > SOFT

Best option for day wear, “on-the-playing-field” sports use, aerobic exercise, yoga, or moderate nighttime nasal airway obstructions:

increase oxygen uptake through nasal breathing optimization
relieve nasal breathing issues that restrict daily activities, exercise, top sports performance or sleep
relieve chronic nasal stuffiness
alleviate deviated septum that restricts daily activities or sleep
minimize airway restrictions of nasal allergies, colds and sinus infections that keep you on the “sidelines”
reduce exercise induced-asthma by maximizing nasal breathing
use in combination with sports mouth-guards so that you can breathe without sacrificing protection

Clinically shown to increase VO2
Peak by 8.2% in 62% of college varsity athletes who have no complaint of
nasal airway restrictions.**


CLINICAL RESEARCH

Max-Air Nose Cones® & VO2 MAX Exercise Performance
Investigational studies in breathing performance enhancement in the Human Performance Laboratory of Springfield College

S. A. E. Headley, B. A. Thompson, T. Black, T. Matthews

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The best measure of cardiorespiratory endurance and aerobic fitness is generally considered to be VO2 MAX, or the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense or maximal exercise. It is computed as “milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kilogram of body weight”. In theory, the greater the VO2 MAX during maximal exercise the more adenosine triphosphate energy is produced for endurance muscle performance. VO2 reaches a “maximum” level in a linear relationship with increasing exercise intensity, and it then plateaus, even if the exercise intensity continues to increase. Exercising to, or beyond, VO2 MAX requires exceptional effort and can only be sustained for a brief period of time. Although genetics and body size impact VO2 MAX, extensive research has shown that aerobic training can increase VO2 MAX. Athletes choosing to maximize their aerobic or cardiovascular conditioning, in order to push beyond performance-limiting pain points, undertake extensive training to increase their VO2 MAX. Training methods for improving VO2 MAX abound. However, there is little published research that considers if improving nasal airflow in athletes can increase VO2 MAX. During the past two years, two preliminary investigational clinical studies to test the effect of a new breathing enhancement device, MAX-AIR NOSE CONES® SPORT, on VO2 MAX were conducted in the Human Performance Laboratory at Springfield College.

METHODS:

Utilizing the BRUCE protocol to determine VO2 MAX in STUDY I, 10 male college students (age 22 ± 3.1 yrs., BMI 28.3 ± 6.1 kg/m2) were tested to determine if any improvement in VO2 MAX was possible using a device with no additional training or conditioning. In STUDY II, 27 Division III varsity athletes (age 19.5 ± 1.2 yrs., BMI 26.1 ±2.7 kg/m2), whose VO2 MAX, in theory, should be more difficult to affect, were tested. The athletes who participated were current members of the Springfield College Varsity Football, Track & Field, Baseball, Basketball and Lacrosse teams. Study subjects had no reported complaint of nasal breathing difficulties. They were given a preliminary session in which they were fitted with the appropriately sized NOSE CONES® and practiced wearing them during exercise. Prior to exercise testing, resting peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF) rates were assessed by the In-Check Nasal flow meter, with and without the NOSE CONES®. Subjects then completed two VO2 MAX tests, in random, counterbalanced order, using a calibrated computerized metabolic system (Max II, Physiodyne, Quogue, NY). One session was completed while wearing the NOSE CONES® (NC) and the other was completed without, the control (C).

RESULTS:

The results of STUDY I were positive and demonstrated in a small subject group that the MAX-AIR NOSE CONES® SPORT device may improve VO2 MAX. A second larger study, STUDY II, was undertaken to further test the device in an athletic sample. In STUDY II, 63% of the athletes showed improvement (8.2%) in VO2 MAX scores while wearing the NOSE CONES®, and the total group showed an improvement of 2.8% (59.6 ± 8.0 NC vs, 58.7 ± 10.3 C). The PNIF (L/min) of the 63% of the participants in STUDY II who showed improvement in their VO2 MAX score was also significantly higher by 14.5% , and the total group showed an improvement of 11.7%, while wearing the NOSE CONES® (180.4 ± 56.7 NC vs 161.5 ± 50.7 C) p < 0.05. Additional pulmonary ventilatory performance scores recorded during STUDY II testing sessions indicated higher pulmonary ventilation performance when the participants wore the nose cones, as well.

CONCLUSIONS:

Based upon these preliminary investigational studies, approximately 63% of the athletes without preexisting nasal complaints wearing the MAX-AIR NOSE CONES®SPORT experienced improvement (8.2%) in their VO2 MAX, or their ability to use oxygen during peak exercise, without additional training or conditioning. Our results from these two preliminary studies may indicate that the use of MAX-AIR NOSE CONES® SPORT may lead to improved performances in activities that are dependent upon the oxygen transport system. Further studies are warranted to substantiate these preliminary findings.

Additional information

Weight1 oz
Size

X Small, Small, Small-Medium, Medium, Medium-Large, Large

Sizing

Follow our patented sizing guide to determine your most suitable size.

Measure your thumb as shown.
Measure your thumb as shown.
  1. Place your thumb on a ruler, fingerprint side down with the left edge of the thumb on the beginning of the ruler or 1 inch mark.
    (In the image shown above, the left side of the thumb is placed flush with the 1 inch mark on the ruler.)
  2. Measure the widest part of the thumb as indicated by the black arrows above.
    (In the image above, the right side of the thumb measures about 7/8″, or less than one inch.)
  3. Use this gauge to select your size.
    (In the image above, based on a measure of 7/8″ and referencing the chart below, this thumb measures to a medium size.)

If your thumb measures:

3/4″ (.75 of an inch) or less, select the size small.

If your thumb measures more than 3/4″ to 1″ (.75 of an inch to one inch), select the size medium.

If your thumb measures more than 1″ (more than one inch), select the size large.

If you are right on the line between two sizes, we suggest ordering both sizes, trying them and then returning the ones that are not the correct size. Please see our guarantee for details***.

PLEASE NOTE: sometimes nasal airways are not the same size and two sizes are necessary. So be sure to try each size in each airway.

<CUSTOMIZING FIT:
MAX-AIR NOSE CONES are made connected to one another.
To achieve just the right fit and comfort, they may be separated and worn individually.

To wear separated, trim Cones as shown.Clear cones cutSingle clear Max-Air Noze Cone in nose
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Custom Sizing for Deviated Septum and Nasal Airway Collapse

Mixing two different sizes may be needed for deviated septum or nasal valve collapse, if one nasal airway or nostril is smaller or narrower than the other.

If this is your situation, you will find it more suitable to use two different sizes Cones to treat this problem. Simply determine the size that you measure to normally, as indicated above, and then select that size for your larger nostril, and the next smaller size for your other smaller or narrower nostril.

Purchase the two sizes, and use one size in one nostril and the other size in the other nostril. Once again, swivel for your most comfortable fit and best angle to maximize flow volume.


How to Choose Your Most Suitable Squeezieness-Rating: Soft, Softer, or Softest

Every person is slightly different when it involves the softness that they prefer.

The new soft, Max-Air Nose Cones Performance are designed to stay put so that you don’t have to; as such their fit and feel is a little more dynamic to insure a secure fit no matter how you plan to wear them.

For some individuals this is perfect for running faster than a speeding bullet or leaping tall buildings in a single bound; however it is too dynamic a feel for their sleep, where they prefer the Sinus Cones or regular Max-Air Nose Cones. That said for other individuals the new, soft Max-Air Nose Cones Performance are just right for day and sleep wear.

Generally the softest, clear, Max-Air Nose Cones are preferred, especially for deviated septum, as combination therapy for mild sleep apnea, to stop snoring and night time dry mouth.

The original, softer, white Sinus Cones may be best for those nights when nasal allergy, sinus or cold congestion is severe and extra nasal airway support is necessary, when snoring is loud and pervasive, or when nasal obstruction from a collapsed side-wall is present.

If you are undecided, why not order both. Try them out, decide which is more suitable for your situation, and return the other set for a free exchange.

PLEASE NOTE: THE NEW SPORT PERFORMANCE VERSION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE EXCHANGE OR REFUND ONCE OPENED.
QUESTIONS? Call us for assistance 1-800-797-0361

Technical Specs

FEATURES:
Max-Air Nose Cones SPORTS PERFORMANCE
1-set for a total of two Max-Air Nose Cones Performance per package
Reusable – 90 Days of Performance Breathing
Easy to Clean
Made in the USA
Drug-free, and safe for use with all nasal spray medications
Safe for up to 5 days of continual (day and night) use*
Safe for use inside CPAP or with Oral Appliances for sleep apnea treatment
Safe for use with oxygen
Latex-Free, hypoallergenic, BPA-free, acrylic-free, silicone-free, adhesive-free
Premium, certified medical grade material

Clinically shown to maximize VO2 Peak among college varsity athletes with no complaint of nasal airway restrictions**


PLEASE NOTE: THE NEW SPORT PERFORMANCE VERSION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE EXCHANGE OR REFUND ONCE OPENED. QUESTIONS? Call us for assistance 1-800-797-0361


CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Wash hands each time prior to handling your MAX-AIR NOSE CONES PERFORMANCE
Rinse Max-Air Nose Cones Performance before each use in hydrogen peroxide, or isopropyl alcohol, and then rinse in hot tap water.
Shake, or wipe dry with a lint-free cloth prior to use.

CAUTION: Do NOT use soap to clean the MAX-AIR NOSE CONES PERFORMANCE.

USE AS DIRECTED

Guarantee

Max-Air Nose Cones and Sinus Cones 30-Day, Money-Back, Sweet-Dreams Satisfaction Guarantee

30 day money back guarantee

If, after trying the Max-Air Nose Cones or the Sinus Cones, you find that they are not quite suited to you, we offer two 30-day satisfaction guarantees.

1) You may return the packaged Cones within 30 days of the purchase date for a refund of the PURCHASE PRICE (LESS S&H), OR,

2) you may exchange the packaged Cones a single time for another more suitable size or squeezieness.

Excellent rating…The Cones work just as advertised. I am pleased with the product and the merchant.*Andrea B. CA, Oct 24, 2011

In order to qualify for the satisfaction guarantee, you must return or exchange the products WITHIN 30 days of the purchase date. For example: if the Cones are purchased on the first day of the month, the return or exchange must be in our facility by the 29th of the month. Please allow for appropriate mail delivery times for the return to reach our facility.

EXCHANGE POLICY:

To exchange the product, mail all of the Cones, a copy of your receipt, and a note indicating what size and type Cones are requested for the exchange to to the address listed below. (If you have tried the Cones prior to returning them for an exchange, enclose them in a little baggie.) Retain the storage case; as we will not mail a case with the exchange. If all requirements are met, and we are in receipt within 30 days of the purchase date, we will promptly exchange the returned Cones.

Questions? Give our technical support staff a call at 1-800-797-0361, so that we may assist you in determining the most suitable product exchange.

30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE:

To return the Max-Air Nose Cones or Sinus Cones for a refund of the purchase price (less shipping and handling charges), send all of the Cones, the storage case, a copy of the receipt, and a note indicating that you would like a refund to the address listed below.

If all requirements are met, and we are in receipt within 30 days of the purchase date. Refunds will be processed in the same form as your original payment. For example, if payment was made by credit card, your refund will be processed as a credit to your credit card. If you paid by check, your refund will be processed in the form of a check. Your relief is important to us, which is why we offer the only money-back guarantee in the industry, even if you have tried the product.

We answer any issue promptly and always appreciate hearing about your reason for return.

MAIL EXCHANGES AND RETURNS TO:

SINUS CONES / MAX-AIR NOSE CONES
P.O. BOX 5650
BEVERLY FARMS, MA 01915

9 reviews for Max-Air Nose Cones Sports Performance

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    like the sturdiness of the product

  2. Rated 2 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    All the cones I’ve bought are comfortable and do open my collapsed nasal passage, but I have to secure them to my nose/face with medical cloth tape every day & night. Neither in the original pair nor a single one stay in more than a few seconds/minutes. I’ve found much cheaper plastic ones that have a small loop that slides in when I insert them. I can sneeze, talk, cough and eat without them falling out. Design flaw and high price.

    • Customer Support

      Hi – thank you for your review. We thought that you would be interested to know that if the Sport Performance Nose Cones don’t stay in for more than a few minutes, then you have an incorrect size. Size is important, which is why we offer a one-time free size exchange.

      If you need assistance determining a more suitable size, please call our tech support at 1-800-797-0361 x2. When the size is correct, the Sport Performance Nose Cones should insert fully and be comfortably snug in your nose, so that they stay put.

      Your other option if you are not satisfied is to return the Sport Performance Nose Cones for a refund, within 30 days of the purchase date.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mathew Varghese (verified owner)

    Amazing Product. Best-in-Class Customer Service

  4. Rated 1 out of 5

    john kennon (verified owner)

    I purchased the nose cones and wore them for one day. I think that I bought one size too large as the cones kept pushing out. I was going to send them back for a pair of smaller size, but my dogs chewed them.
    The left side of my face is paralyzed and has slipped forward closing my nasal passage on that side. I also cannot feel, so I could not feel the cone fall out for the dog to chew. Twice. Cones are also enormously overpriced. HI JOHN THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEW – YOUR SITUATION IS CLEARLY ON THE MORE SEVERE SIDE, SO WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND IN CASES LIKE THIS TO REACH OUT TO OUR TECH SUPPORT TO DISCUSS YOUR PARTICULAR NASAL DYSFUNCTION FOR EXPERT ASSISTANCE IN SELECTING THE MOST SUITABLE CONES. IF THE CONES “PUSH OUT” THAT MEANS THAT THEY ARE DEFINITELY TOO LARGE AND A SMALLER SIZE IS INDICATED. ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE ENGINEERED, MANUFACTURED AND PACKAGED IN THE USA TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS WITH THE BEST QUALITY RELIEF IN NASAL AIRWAY RELIEF.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronit Snai (verified owner)

    Great product helped immediately

  6. Rated 1 out of 5

    Phil (verified owner)

    This model does not fit me well. (It’s a matter of personal fit.). They don’t seem to go in deep enough for me to breath clearly, and don’t stay in. I plan to return these to exchange for another pair of the Sinus Cones – White.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Herbert Rhodes

    Have bought this product for many years, works great and very happy with their products.

  8. Rated 3 out of 5

    Bianca Mladenovic (verified owner)

    These are too big but when i measured my thumb before i ordered the medium was apparently the right size. I opened the packet then measured my thumb after they wouldnt fit properly and realised but now it’s too late to swap. HI BIANCA – THANKS FOR YOUR REVIEW. WE OFFER A 30-DAY FREE EXCHANGE WHICH IS PLENTY OF TIME FOR YOU TO RETURN THE CONES FOR AND EXCHANGE TO A SMALLER SIZE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR TECH SUPPORT FOR ASSISTANCE.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Asher (verified owner)

    I have been using Max-Air Cones for years. It is a life saver. I use to wake up with headaches. Not any more! Nose strips was not practical at all. I am happy I found your Max-Air.