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Why Drink Ozonated Water

Water is essential for life. We use it not only to drink, but to bathe, for recreation, in cleaning and in manufacturing goods. There are a number of different ways to purify water and maximize its effectiveness. The method of ozonation is a common technique used to purify water and offers a number of health benefits.

Most municipal water supplies are contaminated with innumerable pharmaceuticals that are not tested for nor reported.  Ozone water purification is the only process known to eliminate pharmaceuticals from drinking water!

Ozonation Process

The ozonation process can be performed on both oil and water. In this procedure, the molecules of either substance are disrupted by agitation from bubbling or electricity, infusing some of the oxygen molecules with two additional oxygen molecules, creating ozone. Ozonated water is composed of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom with separate 3 oxygen atoms (or ozone) instead of the normal 2:1 ratio in regular water. Because ozone is unstable, the newly formed bond is only temporary and must be used or preserved no more than 20 minutes after creation to be most effective.

Biological Benefits

Ozonated water has a clean, fresh taste. This type of water has been shown in a number of scientific studies to kill bacteria and viruses. It has proven effective in killing E. coli, yeast, salmonella and listeria. The biological benefits are a result of the ozone breaking apart creating an single oxygen cell. Ozone adds oxygen to the blood stream and eliminates impurities. Increased oxygen in the brain heightens its function. Single oxygen cells introduced into the immune system makes it stronger and better able to fight infections. Drinking cold ozone water on an empty stomach regularly can detoxify your intestinal tract.

Physical Benefits

Drinking ozonated water increases energy level. It speeds extra oxygen into the body. But the effectiveness of ozonated water is not limited to drinking. Bathing in ozonated water is great therapy for skin disorders. It can be used to treat muscle soreness, spinal and back injuries and neck stiffness. These baths can be incorporated into a healing or wellness plan as directed by a physician. Proper diet and hydration work in conjunction to make these ozone baths most effective. The level of clean after a bath in ozonated water is better in comparison to regular water. The benefits extend to food, also. Washing foods such as fruit, vegetables and meats in ozonated water improve their cleanliness, too.

Medical Benefits

Due to its disinfecting properties, ozonated water is used during surgeries to keep opened areas sterile. It also is used as a supplemental treatment of cancer. Research has shown that the introduction of the third oxygen cell can aid the body's immune system in containing the existing cancer cells, thus preventing the spread of cancer to uninfected areas of the body. Though this is not potent enough a therapy to be used alone, ozonated water has been shown to kill small numbers of cancer cells in patients.  1  

Health Benefits

While we have enumerated many of the health benefits below, they are by no means all comprehensive and we encourage everyone to research on their own and experience for themselves the many benefits of adding ozonated water to their diet and wellness program:

Health Benefits (cont.)

Blood Detoxification

Ozonated water has been found to convert wastes and toxins to water and carbon dioxide after which they are easily expelled from the body. This is especially essential in neutralizing the effects of harmful toxins.  Ozonated water will assist in toxin elimination and is recommended before and after any treatment including massage therapy, acupressure, acupuncture, spinal touch, etc.  It is also beneficial in assisting in the elimination of toxic chemicals and residual medications from the body.

Fungal Infection

Water that has been ozonated for at least 10 minutes has been found to be effective in treating fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, ringworms and nail fungus.


Ozonated water has antibacterial properties that are useful for cleaning household dishes like cups, crockery and cutlery, to kill bacteria and other disease causing pathogens.

Cardiovascular Health

Ozone water when used in bushing of teeth eliminates bad breath and gum problems thereby reducing heart complications that originate from the mouth.  Increased levels of oxygen in the blood will contribute to improved overall cardiovascular function and health.

Skin Cleanser

Ozonated water is a gentle yet effective cleanser for the skin, and is especially helpful in treating acne, blackheads and pimples. 2

Ozonated Water Can Help Reduce Sore Muscles after Exercise and Strain

The soreness in muscles after exercise, extensive manipulation and strain can be minimized by drinking ozonated water.

Stephen M. Roth, a professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Maryland, explains:

As our bodies perform strenuous exercise, we begin to breathe faster as we attempt to shuttle more oxygen to our working muscles. The body prefers to generate most of its energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. Some circumstances, however, --such as evading the historical saber tooth tiger or lifting heavy weights--require energy production faster than our bodies can adequately deliver oxygen. In those cases, the working muscles generate energy anaerobically. This energy comes from glucose through a process called glycolysis, in which glucose is broken down or metabolized into a substance called pyruvate through a series of steps. When the body has plenty of oxygen, pyruvate is shuttled to an aerobic pathway to be further broken down for more energy. But when oxygen is limited, the body temporarily converts pyruvate into a substance called lactate, which allows glucose breakdown--and thus energy production--to continue. The working muscle cells can continue this type of anaerobic energy production at high rates for one to three minutes, during which time lactate can accumulate to high levels.

A side effect of high lactate levels is an increase in the acidity of the muscle cells, along with disruptions of other metabolites. The same metabolic pathways that permit the breakdown of glucose to energy perform poorly in this acidic environment. On the surface, it seems counterproductive that a working muscle would produce something that would slow its capacity for more work. In reality, this is a natural defense mechanism for the body; it prevents permanent damage during extreme exertion by slowing the key systems needed to maintain muscle contraction. Once the body slows down, oxygen becomes available and lactate reverts back to pyruvate, allowing continued aerobic metabolism and energy for the bodys recovery from the strenuous event.

Given that delayed-onset muscle soreness in response to extreme exercise is so common, exercise physiologists are actively researching the potential role for anti-inflammatory drugs and other supplements in the prevention and treatment of such muscle soreness, but no conclusive recommendations are currently available. Although anti-inflammatory drugs do appear to reduce the muscle soreness--a good thing--they may slow the ability of the muscle to repair the damage, which may have negative consequences for muscle function in the weeks following the strenuous event.3

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