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Ozone

Ozone is a molecule found naturally in our atmosphere– it is what protects us from the sun’s harmful rays and potentially a myriad of medical conditions when used appropriately. As a molecule, it is similar to oxygen except that it has three oxygen atoms instead of two. This makes it highly reactive and useful for medical treatments.

Historically, ozone therapy has been medically used for over 150 years, whose efficacy has been proven along with little to no side effects. Ozone has been used as a sanitation tool for water purification, dentistry, wound care, and in the treatment of over 114 diseases.

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How does it work?

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ozone therapy upper room

In the blood

For the immune system

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Fighting bacteria, fungi and viruses

Improving your metabolism

Ozone serves to increase the efficiency of our metabolism by increasing blood circulation and oxygenation of our cells. Oxidants are largely responsible for aging because they are a direct cause of cell death. Ozone therapy increases the levels of antioxidants by activating the transcription factor Nrf2 whose domain is responsible for the production of the following antioxidants:

  • Superoxide dismutase (SOD): separates superoxide oxygen into normal oxygen and hydrogen peroxide
  • Glutathione peroxidase (GPx): protects cell from oxidative damage by reducing lipid hydroperoxides and hydrogen peroxides
  • Glutathione S-transferase (GST): helps glutathione pair with toxins
  • Catalase (CAT): decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water
  • Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1): catalyzes the degradation of heme
  • NADPH-quinone-oxioreductase (NQO-1): accepts and transfers electrons to reduce the amount of free radicals
  • Heat shock proteins (HSP): stabilizes proteins when extreme conditions are present
  • Phase II Enzymes of drug metabolism: the enzymes found in this step are crucial to drug detoxification in the kidneys and liver