Ozone is a free-radical

by Anonymous

You can't use a free-radical to break down a free-radical. You will just add to the free-radicals in your body and cause further damage.

Ozone does kill germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, but that means that it also kills good cells; meaning that ANY cells it comes into contact with will be lysed.

Ozone cannot differentiate between bad organisms/cells and good organisms/cells. You body will just have to use more energy and use the lysosomes in your body to break down O3 and H2O2.

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Ozone water drinking and irritable bowel disease
by: Dr. N.Chandra Mouli

Since 8 years I was suffering with Irritable Bowel Disease. I underwent colonoscopy also last year. No abnormality detected. Gastroenterologist suggest to avoid the food that responsible for IBD. I did it by avoiding spicy and oil food. No positive response. Then I took Ozonated water for 7 days. My problem is cured. But I have developed diarrhoea again. It is due to drug induced diarrhoea. Here the drug is Ozone.

Ozone is not a free radical
by: Anonymous

Ozone is very reactive, a strong oxidant, but it is not a free radical (free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons). Ozone is diamagnetic, so all its electrons are paired.

No concern about drinking free radicals
by: Myron

If I understand correctly, ozone bubbled into water is very unstable, probably lasting only long enough to destroy organisms before it is gone. That is, assuming it is not in a sealed container, I'm guessing.

My point is that, unless one is drinking it immediately after ozonation, no significant amount is going to be ingested, so one does not have to be concerned about drinking 'free radicals'

Benefits of Ozone Therapy
by: Bill E.

I started using ozone sauna to improve vision due to age related macular degeneration. Not yet 2 months and not only has my vision improved, but joint pain relief and breathing improvement are outstanding.

My understanding is that ozone floods every cell in the body with oxygen and through a complicated process enhances healing.

Different Classes of Free Radicals
by: Nancy Hearn

It makes sense to me that you cannot counteract free radicals with a free radical.

In general, antioxidants are needed to neutralize free radicals.

However, I don't believe things are always that simple in the human body. There are so many variables and cofactors involved in every biological process.

As stated by a University of Iowa research team, "Free radicals are species with one or more unpaired electrons. The unpaired electron results in a species that is often highly reactive.

"Free radicals have a wide range of reactions; two broad classes of reactions are electron transfer and addition reactions resulting in covalent bond formation.

"Free radicals can be classified as reducing (donating an electron to an acceptor) or oxidizing (accepting an electron from a donor)."

COMMENT: Since there are both oxidizing radicals and reducing radicals, I have to wonder if this makes any difference with ozone in the body.

I wonder if ozone is an oxidizing radical or a reducing radical, and does this make any difference in the body when drinking ozonated water. Does any scientist know?

If interested in the University of Iowa study, you can read more here:

Healthcare.uiowa.edu; Free Radicals, Oxidants and Antioxidants; 2000.

Is there proof?
by: Anonymous

Are there any proofs/researches/studies done to prove what you are saying right now? I also want to know the disadvantages of using ozone with strong basis.

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