Ozonated Drinking Water
Is It Healthy or Not?
by Nancy Hearn, CNC

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The pros and cons of ozonated drinking water are highly controversial.

Some people have argued that drinking ozonated water has no proven scientific benefits and may even be unhealthy. Others believe that ozone has significant healing properties.

Therapeutic use of ozone is not endorsed by the medical associations in English speaking countries.

In fact, most states in America prohibit the use and/or marketing of ozone generators.

The FDA and pharmaceutical companies have been suppressing all forms of ozone therapy for many years. The reason may simply be because it is so effective and is thus a threat to the medical and pharmaceutical companies.

Yet there may also be some truth to the potential dangers of ozone, especially if it is improperly administered, either by drinking ozonated water or through one of the other therapeutic means. 

The primary purpose of this page is to address the potential advantages and disadvantages and to get feedback and comments from you, our visitors, to help others make educated choices.

See the form below to submit your comments and experiences about ozonated drinking water!

If you are not familiar with ozonated water, we recommend you read the following article about Drinking Ozonated Water and then come back here to evaluate the pros and cons and visitor comments.

Drinking Ozonated Water -- What Is It and How Is It Made? 


Potential Benefits

Ozone is an unstable form of oxygen. The type of oxygen we breathe in every day is O2, which has 2 atoms of oxygen. Ozone is O3, which means 3 atoms of oxygen are bound together.

Ozonated drinking water is considered by many advocates to be highly beneficial, regardless of one’s health condition. The effectiveness of ozonated water has to do with the strength of ozone in it.

One of the primary benefits of ozone is that it is known to destroy pathogens. A pathogen is anything that causes a disease, such as  

  • Bacterium (examples: strep throat, bacterial meningitis)
  • Virus (examples: flu viruses, hepatitis A, B and C)
  • Fungus (examples: Candida, athlete’s foot)

The key potential benefits of ozone in drinking water:

  1. It kills viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae on contact.
  2. It breaks down harmful synthetic chemicals into less dangerous molecules.
  3. It purifies the blood of microorganisms by rupturing their cell walls.
  4. It kills some cancer cells, slows tumor growth, and may stop the spread of cancer.
  5. It provides more oxygen to the brain.
  6. It boosts the immune system.


Potential Concerns

In both scientific and health circles, most experts agree that unstable oxygen (i.e., ozone) acts as an oxidant in the body.

We have all heard about the importance of antioxidants.

However, the fact is that we need both oxidants and antioxidants in the body.

I think the question we should be asking is how do we know if we have enough oxidants or antioxidants in our body and when do we supplement either?

While oxidants are useful for destroying pathogens in the body that can cause disease, an excess of of oxidants can contribute to the disease process.

The key potential concerns of ozone in drinking water:

  1. It is a free radical that contributes to cellular damage. 
  2. Some experts believe that ozone damages healthy cells along with unhealthy cells (such as cancer cells).
  3. The oxidants in ozone could contribute to the onset of disease.
  4. It might accelerate aging (just as any oxidant would do).
  5. It is acidifying in the body and thus puts more demand on the the body to pull bicarbonate buffers (i.e., minerals) from other parts of the body (bones, teeth, etc.) in order to keep the blood pH at 7.36 pH.
  6. Breathing in a substantial concentration of ozone is irritating to lung tissue and can be very damaging. With therapies such as ozone showers or even with ozone generators, ozone gas is emitted into the air in varying degrees. Thus, users are cautioned to keep the area well vented.


What Do You Think?

Some advocates of ozonated water state that healthy cells are not damaged by ozone because of our cells' self-protective mechanisms.

Others argue that even though ozone is an oxidant, it neutralizes other free radicals in the body. In other words, if it neutralizes free radicals it would essentially assist in the healing process and reduce inflammation.


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CHANGE IN TASTE 
The taste changed when the water I drink went from plain to 'ozonated'. Not cool.

Microorganisms dont have blood 
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Acids in stomach dissolve O3 bond 
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The effect of killing good bacteria in the gut 
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Drinking ozonized water benefits 
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My experience with Ozonated water. 
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Is Ozone Water AGING??? 
I don’t want it to age me! Now I’m scared to drink ozone water!

Ozonated water shortened the life of my flu 
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Good and Bad Depending 
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My shock as I tasted and smelled a medicinal element to the water I purchased  
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why i choose ozonated water 
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Healthiest thing I've ever done 
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Ozonation to eliminate algae from lakes and ponds... 
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Hate Ozonated Spring Water 
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Pain relief (inflammation gone) 
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My dissatisfactions from drinking ozonated water. 
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Ozonation instead of Chlorination to reduce lead leaching 
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I am new to ozonated water, but have an idea 
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Ozonated water seems salty to me 
I have noticed recently a persistent 'saltiness' in my mouth... I just realized tonight this happens especially after having bottled spring water. I …

I am feeling great but still uncertain to long-term use.. 
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We use ozonated water in our industry to destroy micro-biological organisms. 
Relative to treatment of people with ozonated water, prolozone therapy or any other ozone based treatment, I whole heartedly agree that the pharmaceutical …

Ozonated water cooler cleaner 
In our office we have a cooler which is cleaned using the ozone process. The smell of this gas is particularly unpleasant and I find my throat is irritated …

Other use of ozonated water, not drinking 
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Video Proving Ozone Generators Work! 
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Confused about safety of ozone water 
After reading many articles regarding safety I am completely confused regarding its safety

Benefits from drinking ozonated water 
MY EYE SIGHT HAS IMPROVED, I HAVE MORE ENERGY, NO BRAIN FOG, LESS CHEST PAINS.

Benefits of using ozone water 
I used ozone by drinking it and intravenously and have had not bad side effects. I feel great and I am able to walk without pain again.

Testing the waters, ozonated water.. 
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Confused about ozonated water and metal taste 
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Ozonated water vs drugs or chemo 
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Good health 
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Are there chemicals ozone will not remove? 
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Is Ozonated or Hydrogen water better? 
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Been drinking it for years 
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Ozone 
I think its worse then fluoride.

Will try drinking ozonated water for chronic fatigue 
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I drink ozonated water to combat cancer 
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Ozone falls to the ground during strong thunderstorms 
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Does ozone affect taste of water 
Is more ozone affect taste of water?

Bitter taste 
Why does ozonated water have a bitter taste? I tried using it to make coffee also and coffee is too bitter to drink.

Ozone use and R.O. water 
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Whole house ozone water system? 
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How long ozone stays in water 
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What is optimum temperature for ozonation? 
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Only good benefits from drinking ozone water 
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Cancer 
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Ozonated water works for me 
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One of the Best Things I've Done 
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Benefits of ozonated water 
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Is ozone water good or bad? 
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Day 40 of drinking ozone every morning. 
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Ozone is a free-radical 
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O3 and Bob Beck Protocol 
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Ozone is an awesome technology 
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Drinking Ozonated Water Is Good for Us 
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Ozonated water for cleaning and drinking 
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Ozonated Water in Europe - Weight Gain and Joint Problems 
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Cancer gone 
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Dasani water contains ozone 
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Why not to drink ozonated water... 
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Benefits from drinking ozonated water 
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Benefits from bathing and showering in ozonated water 
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O3 is a medicine for human without chemicals 
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Ozonated Water is Miracle Water 
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Ozone research is needed 
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Ozone Water Worked with Gout Arthritis and Blood Problem 
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Oxidation Reduction Potential of Ozonated Water 
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The Truth About Ozone 
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Benefits of Ozonated Water and Prostate Cancer 
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost 2 years ago. I had my prostate gland removed. One and a half years later my psa count started to go up. …

Ozone Injections for Injuries 
My doctor introduced me to medical ozone injections about a year ago. Apparently ozone promotes rapid healing of injuries. He fills a syringe with …

Personal knowledge of breathing and drinking ozone 
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Bottled Ozone Water - Is It Fake? 
Question: How do we know if bottled water has really been ozonated or is it just fake? Nancy's Response: As far as I am concerned, you never really …

Feeling Great, More Energy 
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Ozone and Rats Lungs 
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Ozonated Water vs Ionized Water for Daily Use 
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Ozonated water helps with chronic fatigue and candida 
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Cautions and recommendations about ozone water 
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Nancy's Comments on Ozonated Water 
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Further reading . . .

Ozonated Olive Oil - 12 Key Benefits

Drinking Ozonated Water - What Is It and How Is It Made? 


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