The effect of killing good bacteria in the gut
(Prescott Valley, AZ)
So I am just wondering if Ozone water can kill bad bacteria it stands to reason it can kill good bacteria. Over a period of time wouldn't that be a bad thing? Kind of like being on antibiotics for a long time?
Yes, I agree that ozonated water most likely destroys both good and bad bacteria in the gut just by the fact that the water is an oxidant.
Unfortunately, there is not enough clinical or scientific data to prove that either way.
In general, our recommendation remains the same: ozonated water is acidic and oxidizing, making it good for killing unhealthy microorganisms, but we do not recommend it for daily, long-term use.
For more information on this topic, you might want to see Nancy's Comments on Ozonated Water, including her quotes from scientist Ray Kurzweil and Dr. Hiromi Shinya in her response to visitor comments.
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