What Are Ozone Therapies?
Ozone is an unstable gas consisting of three oxygen molecules. The instability of this molecule causes it to readily break apart and release a single electron (a.k.a. a free radical) in a chemical process known as oxidation. You have probably only heard of oxidation as being bad or harmful, but just as with inflammation, it only leads to degeneration and disease in excessive amounts. A little bit is beneficial and necessary for health.
It’s the oxidative property of ozone that makes it a powerful therapeutic agent in the body. One of the ways it does this is by promoting increased production of antioxidants, such as glutathione, the “Master Antioxidant.” Glutathione is not only our strongest antioxidant, but it also serves to recycle and restore other antioxidants in our bodies, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, selenium, alpha-lipoic acid, and the list goes on. More antioxidants on board mean our bodies are better protected from many degenerative diseases and cancerous cellular changes.
Another way the oxidation of ozone is beneficial is by destroying pathogens and neutralizing many toxins.