The Asterisk AC SYSTEM™ is a two part magnetic nasal dilation devise for use in off-road motorcycling, snow-sports, and MTB goggles. The purpose of this device is to enhance your nasal breathing ability. Studies show that nose breathing is the only way to properly condition the air you breathe for optimum performance. The AC SYSTEM™ functions magnetically. The steel nasal attachments and magnetic goggle clips, used together, cause the nostrils to dilate, enhancing your ability to nose breathe beyond normal capacity.
Mouth breathing leads to over-breathing, hyperventilation, depleted carbon dioxide levels, vasoconstriction (constriction of the blood vessels) and reduced blood circulation during exercise. With nose breathing, the nostrils and sinuses filter and warm the air going into the lungs. When you exhale through your nose expelled carbon dioxide (CO2) is trapped in the nasal passageway. The sinuses naturally produce nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide, along with carbon dioxide (CO2) are vasodilators. Vasodilation refers to the widening of blood vessels. When blood vessels dilate, the flow of blood increases. When you take a breath through your nose, the CO2/NO reach the lungs first, dilating the blood vessels. The oxygen (O) that follows, is now better absorbed and delivered to the brain and muscles faster. Mouth breathing bypasses this.