Does Ozone Therapy for athletic performance actually work? As with all discussion of ozone, this is a topic of controversy, even though there are 1,000’s of research articles that discuss ozone therapy benefits and safety. Throughout the world there are doctors, exercise enthusiasts, and professional athletes who have seen and experienced great benefits.
Athletes, in particular, can benefit from ozone therapy for both performance and recovery. According to Nathaniel Altman’s The Oxygen Prescription: The Miracle of Oxidative Therapies, ozone therapy can increase an athlete’s performance by boosting the oxygenation of tissues while escalating the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which will lead to speedy recovery from sports injuries and will yield more energy to be expended. In addition, sore muscles can be prevented by ozone therapy after exercise. Ozone slows down the cells’ anaerobic fermentation and helps scale down the buildup of lactic acid.
One of the ways Ozone Therapy works is by increasing blood flow to the muscles. In addition, blood flow to the heart is also increased, which reduces strain during the same workload.
Many sports injuries involve strains and sprains that cause swelling and an accumulation of excess fluid in connective tissue. Ozone Therapy soothes muscles and calms nerves, and it causes oxygenation of tissues at a cellular level. Therefore, nutrients are delivered to the site of injury and inflammatory fluid is removed more rapidly.
Ozone therapy is a safe and effective agent and has great benefit in athletic performance. It is effective in enhancing the performance and in reducing the recovery period, through actions of:
Overall, ozone therapy is a very healthy treatment for everyone from the exercise enthusiast to the professional athlete.
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