Anti-Aging Effects of Ozone

As we age, we become increasingly prone to conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, dizziness, rheumatic disease, low immune response, cancer, and many other diseases associated with aging.  On a fundamental level, decreased oxygen utilization causes degenerative disease through the combined action of increased free radical formation and decreased anti-oxidant buffering capacity.  These factors lead to a destruction of our cells’ mitochondria, which are described as the ‘powerhouse of the cell’ because they generate most of the cell’s supply of ATP, which is used as a source of chemical energy for the entire body.  Mitochondrial decay again generates excessive free radicals and deprives the cells of vital functions including the repair mechanism, membrane polarization, and enzyme synthesis.

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Since decreased oxygen utilization is the primary cause of degenerative disease, the treatment of all diseases including autoimmune disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular disease is greatly enhanced in the presence of optimal oxygen utilization. Ozone therapy greatly enhances optimal oxygen utilization, and this is why ozone therapy is the current king among anti-aging therapies. 

WHY DOES OZONE WORK AS AN ANTI-AGING MODALITY?

Ozone has five primary properties that account for why it works so well as an anti-aging modality:

  1. Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system. This means that when the immune system is overactive (as in auto-immune disease), ozone will calm it down. Conversely, when the immune system is under active as in cancer, AIDS, and chronic infections, ozone will stimulate it. This unique ability of ozone stems from its action on the membranes of white cells that causes them to produce immune related messenger molecules called cytokines. Examples of cytokines are gamma interferon, interleukin-2, colony stimulating factor, and TNF-alpha just to name a few.
  2. Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen by stimulating the enzyme diphosphoglycerate (DPG). DPG enables the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin molecule so that it can be taken up into the cell. In the absence of an adequate amount of DPG, our cells become starved for oxygen. This is a common problem in diabetics.
  3. Ozone improves circulation. It does this by enhancing the flow characteristics of blood as a liquid. This effect enables more of the oxygen carrying hemoglobin to reach the capillaries where ultimately the cells will receive more of the oxygen they require. Many patients with chronic inflammatory conditions have impaired circulation.
  4. Ozone increases antioxidant protection more than any other therapy including vitamin C. Most people with chronic disease have deficient antioxidant defenses.
  5. Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant. The fundamental underlying cause behind all degenerative disease from diabetes to heart disease to cancer is decreased mitochondrial energy production. Ozone can often correct this problem.

As well, ozone’s lack of toxicity makes it a very useful therapeutic modality.  It is safe to be used in nearly all individuals, with care being required in those with blood disorders and/or a lack of the G6PD enzyme, which is determined through a simple lab test. 

Of course, ozone therapy is most effective when utilized as part of a holistic plan addressing nutrition, exercise, detox and other aspects of anti-aging wellness. 

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