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What is Ozone?

You may already know that Ozone is an alternate version of oxygen. Oxygen in the air we breathe is actually two molecules of oxygen attached together, or O2. Ozone is an ‘activated’ form of oxygen where there are actually three atoms of oxygen bound together, forming a molecule that is “O3”. Ozone (O3) behaves completely differently than O2. Ozone is far more energetic and oxidative than Oxygen, which is what makes it so valuable to us for so many applications, such as Air Purification, Water Purification, and Medical Ozone Therapies . 

As a form of alternative regenerative medicinal treatment, ozone therapy is very promising with its multitude of health benefits. Ozone’s most amazing property is that it is an extremely potent oxidant and that is why it is used in treatments for antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, immune boosting and detoxifying effects.

Ozone has been approved and utilized for many years in many countries including Germany, Italy, Russia, Cuba, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Croatia, Canada, South Africa, Dubai, Kuwait, Egypt, most European and South American countries, and 14 States in the USA1. The physiological effects and efficacy Transdermal Ozone and Oxygen, Hyperthermia, Far Infrared, CO2 / Carbonic Acid, Frequency Specific Microcurrents, Essential Oils, and Color Photon Lights have been documented widely and is publicly available in literature. These systems are only ever intended to be “in addition” to any medical treatment you need or are receiving.

The Healing Effects of Ozone

In today’s world, we are often exposed to free radicals via pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, petrochemicals, plastics, vinyl off-gassing, heavy metals, radiation, etc. When ozone is induced into the body, ozone quickly becomes O2, releasing its extra oxygen atom along with a photoelectrical discharge. This extra oxygen atom becomes available to bond with free radicals, helping to neutralize them so they can be more safely eliminated via the colon, liver, kidneys/bladder and skin through sweat. Ozone takes only 10 seconds to kill 99% bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold, and viruses – 3,500 times faster than chlorine. It is so effective at fighting off toxins because it works at the cellular level. 

Ozone therapy’s many healing mechanisms include:

  • Inactivation of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa

  • Stimulation of oxygen metabolism

  • Activation of the immune system

  • Rejuvenation

  • Anti-aging

  • Skin renewal

  • Vitality

  • Inflammation

  • Boost Immunity​​

Other facts about Ozone:

  • Ozone accelerates the production of energy, called ATP, in the mitochondria of the cell

  • Ozone can increase antioxidant enzyme system efficiency

  • Ozone kills bacteria, yeast/fungi, viruses and parasites in the body because these pathogens cannot produce antioxidant enzymes, allowing destruction by ozone

  • Ozone breaks down petrochemicals, removes toxins and free radicals in the body

  • Ozone increases Oxygen Utilization in the body’s tissues

  • Ozone increases immunity and antibody production

  • Ozone stimulates secretion of Interleukin-2, an immune system cornerstone, secreted by T-helper cells

  • Ozone inhibits cancer because cancer cells don’t produce enzymes needed for protection from ozone

  • Ozone stimulates the production of Tumor Necrosis Factor, inhibiting tumor growth

  • Ozone significantly increases interferon, which helps to orchestrate every aspect of the immune system

  • Ozone stimulates the production of white blood cells

  • Ozone oxidizes and breaks down arterial plaque

  • Ozone increases flexibility/elasticity of red blood cells


Ozone also stimulate antioxidant enzyme production to help detoxify the body of harmful toxic waste. 

Build the Immune system functions by aiding the formation of cytokine molecules that our immune systems use to control and eliminate infections and cancers. They also increase the delivery of oxygen to the cells, which is critical for lung conditions.

Increase Production of Nitric Oxide - Nitric oxide is well known for its effects on heart health. It helps to expand blood vessels, increase blood flow and decrease plaque and blood clots.

Contra-Indications of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy has no severe side effects but is harmful if breathed in. One of the main side effects people having treatment or therapy can have is known as the Herxheimer reaction. This can make the individual have flu-like symptoms for a short-term. However you should avoid ozone therapy if you are pregnant, have active bleeding, uncontrolled hyperthyroid,  thrombocytopenia and ozone allergy. Ozone should also not be inhaled directly as it can irritate the lungs.

Which medical therapy (or therapies) to use for a medical condition is a very personal choice and its not for everyone. Many factors must be taken into consideration as to which therapy, or combination of therapies, will provide the greatest efficacy (effectiveness) while maintaining safety and the least trauma or side effects (if any) to the body. Ozone therapy is a complimentary treatment not a cure. Ozone is not treating disease, but instead is supporting the basic functions of life.

Ozone therapy is considered an adjunctive or complimentary therapy, as it can support conventional treatments. It may enhance conventional medical therapy. We do not suggest that you stop or reduce your current treatments or medication without consulting with your doctor.


If you have a health challenge you must see a trained medical practitioner. Reading information on the internet is not a substitute for the guidance and treatment that a professional can provide for you. Information on this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice, nor utilized as a substitute for seeking professional care. This site makes no claims regarding the safety, efficacy, nor methods of administration of ozone.

While ozone therapy can be a powerful tool for improving your health, it’s also potentially fatal if you do it incorrectly and inhale ozone. If you’re going to do ozone therapy, do your research and ensure you find a practitioner or Ozone specialist and consult with your doctor.

We are a member of the Ozone Therapy Association of New Zealand ( and follow strict guidelines and protocols. OTANZ officially adhere to the Madrid Declaration on Ozone Therapy, Isco3, 2nd. and 3rd. ed. 2020 (

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