Ozone is a form of oxygen molecule where 3 atoms of oxygen are joined together instead of the usual 2. It was first discovered by German scientist C.F. Schonbein in 1840.
The skin is semi-porous to ozone, and if combined with hyperthermia, the uptake of ozone is able to increase as the pores open more fully and the skin sweats.
Ozone can increase the benefits of hyperthermia, as the ozone can oxidise toxins, which may then be eliminated from the body.
Ozone and healthy cells / metabolic processes
This lack of oxygen changes the way the cells can produce energy in their mitochondria. If there is 40% less oxygen available to the cell, then it needs to use more glucose, can make less energy, and produces toxic carbon monoxide as a result. Heinrich Kremer shows how these oxygen starved cells will start to behave like foetal cells, and multiply
The carbon monoxide produced here will also prevent the blood from picking up so much fresh oxygen in the lungs.
Ozone, on the other hand, increases the oxygen carrying ability of red blood cells, and helps them travel through the body by reducing clumping and making them more flexible. So more oxygen can travel to the cells throughout the body, and more carbon dioxide can be eliminated from the body.
The cells can therefore produce more ATP energy molecules, which provide energy for our fundamental bodily processes.
A logical conclusion would be to ensure that oxygen levels remain high enough to avoid getting to this situation.
Ozone and the immune system
Ozone has been shown to calm and regulate heartbeat. This effect is also beneficial for the immune system.
Ozone has been shown to increase the immune system’s production of interleukin 2 and gamma interferon
Ozone has also been shown to stimulate the production of glutathione and superoxide dismutase.
Ozone and fungal imbalance
Ozone inhibits the growth of fungus, which has been related to many chronic conditions in the body.
Ozone and light
Ozone breaks down in the body to potentially beneficial free radicals called ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). Scientists such as Vladimir Voeikov have postulated how ROS react with each other to produce light in the body, which we need for energy and communication. It is interesting to note that the human brain uses about 20% of our oxygen, but has relatively few mitochondria in its cells (the part of the cell that uses oxygen and glucose to make energy). This gives force to the theory that light is an important energy source for us, and is not only received but also produced in the body.
Johanna Budwig believed we could get a great deal of our energy from light. She was very interested in how cells and light interact, and showed how important the oil make-up in the cell membrane is for holding and transmitting light, particularly the electron-rich phospholipids produced by omega 3 oils.
Mae Wan Ho has also written about how electrons interact with light and what this means for cell health in “The Rainbow and the Worm”. Such oils also seem to help oxygen enter the cells, through increasing their permeability, and helping to maintain the correct ph (through their regulation of sodium and calcium chanmels).
“Good” and “bad” ozone
All ozone (O3) is good. The “bad ozone” in smog is actually nitric oxide and other toxic contaminants formed when ozone is created in a mix of gases, such as nitrogen-rich air, rather than from pure oxygen. The ozone aspect of smog actually oxidises and so protects us from these toxic components, but unfortunately there isn’t enough ozone in smog to neutralise all of them.