How Ozone Works

The basic function of Ozone is to protect all living organisms on earth from the harmful effects of UV radiation from the sun.

Ozone has numerous therapeutic properties helping to restore and maintain health and wellbeing.

How Ozone actually works in the body is complex.

Ozone decreases blood cholesterol and stimulates an antioxidative response, oxygenating muscles for hypoxic and ischemic syndromes where reduced blood supply reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues.

In the 1980’s German doctors began treating HIV with Ozone autohemotherapy (O3AHT).

Ozone disrupts the integrity of the bacteria cell wall causing oxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins which effectively kills the bacteria cell. Similar occurs when ozone comes into contact with viruses. Ozone damages the viral capsid wall disrupting the reproductive cycle of the virus and its’ contact with the host. (Ozone kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, mould and parasites on contact).

Ozone stimulates metabolism to produce an increase in red blood cells and the glycolysis rate (the process which glucose is converted to energy) which in turn stimulates the production of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) which increases oxygen in the tissues.

Ozone activates what is known as the Krebs’ Cycle (Citrus Acid Cycle) – cellular respiration which creates energy. Ozone enhances oxidative carboxylation of pyruvate (conversion of pyruvate formed during glycolysis which takes place in the mitochondria of cells) stimulating the production of ATP (energy), and water as a by-product. During the glycolysis process, ozone also helps reduce NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, plus hydrogen). Too much NADH in the body leads to oxidative stress and a variety of metabolic syndromes.

NADH helps to oxidize a protein known as Cytochrome C which is found between the inner and the outer layer of the mitochondria. In hypoxia (reduced oxygen supply) the Cytochrome C can illicit apoptosis (programmed cell death).  Ozone delivers oxygen to the cells stimulating and maintaining life and is revered for the anti-aging properties.

Ozone also stimulates the production of enzymes, glutathione, perioxidase, catalase, superoxide-dimutase and prostacyclin (a vasodilator) that act as free radical scavengers protecting the cell walls, and the production of Interferon, Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF – kills cancer cells) and Interleukin 2 which go on to create a cascade of immunological reactions that reduce inflammation and counteract the state of hyperinflammation, the cytokine storm and oxidative stress.

Diabetes is a result of oxidative stress. Ozone activates the antioxidant system and the level of glycemia. Ozone prevents oxidative stress, normalising organic peroxide levels by activating superoxide-dimutase.

Ozone has a priming affect on the innate immune system thereby increasing immunity by increasing the production of cytokines.