Ozone is a word many people do not associate with medical treatment. However, it is a very safe and effective antiviral therapy. Its use in treating human health dates back to the 1950s in Germany. Millions have been treated with it in various countries since that time.
Ozone is O3 or a cluster of 3 oxygen atoms, whereas the oxygen we breathe is O2 a pair of oxygen atoms. O2 must absorb energy and give up electrons to become O3. O3 is not stable but tries to go back to O2 by stealing electrons and giving off the energy it absorbed to become O3. That action of breaking down into O2 is called oxidation.
How is ozone oxidation useful for ill people? Your cells have antioxidants to protect you from the natural oxidation that occurs when you burn the oxygen you breathe, so they are not harmed by the oxidation of properly prepared ozone. On the other hand, viruses do not have antioxidants because they do not use oxygen to live as our cells do. So when the ozone comes in contact with viruses, they are easily killed. This works for all viruses, from the common cold to shingles, hepatitis C and HIV. And because ozone breaks down into normal O2, it is very safe for patients of any age or condition.
Ozone is a strong oxidant, and could overcome a person’s natural antioxidant supply if used by an unskilled person. Therefore it should only be administered by trained medical personnel.
Treatment can be as short as one day for simple infections, or can continue for a few weeks for viral infections like hepatitis C.