Have you ever wondered why ozone, a gas, would be used in medicine?
This is because ozone has direct and indirect effects on metabolism and on human biology.
Effects of ozone on our metabolism
Ozone accelerates the breakdown of glucose by our cells, which increases the availability of energy (ATP) in cells and, as a result, in our body’s tissues.
Ozone also acts on the metabolism of proteins and reacts directly with unsaturated fatty acids, which are transformed into water-soluble compounds. It also regulates oxidative stress in cells, so it is a powerful antioxidant that helps to keep free radicals in check. When used properly, it is able to revitalize our cells’ natural defense mechanisms and enhance their protections against free radicals.
Biological effects of ozone
Ozone has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also improves circulation and the metabolism of glucose, lipids and proteins and has antitoxin, anti-inflammatory, anti-oedemic, pain-relieving, healing, direct neurotrophic, and immunomodulatory properties, and can help dehydrate the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc.