Major Effects of Ozone
On The Human Body
Dr. Frank Shallenberger
1. Ozone stimulates the production of white
blood cells. These cells protect the body from viruses, bacteria,
fungi and cancer. Deprived of oxygen, these cells malfunction.
They fail to eliminate invaders and even turn against normal,
healthy cells (allergic reactions). Ozone significantly raises
the oxygen levels in the blood for long periods after ozone administration;
as a result, allergies have a tendency to become desensitized.
2. Interferon levels are significantly increased.
Interferons are globular proteins that orchestrate every aspect
of the immune system. Some interferons are produced by cells infected
by viruses. These interferons warn adjacent, healthy cells of
the likelihood of infection; in turn, they are rendered nonpermissive
host cells, inhibiting viral replication. Other interferons are
produced in the muscles, connective tissue and by white blood
cells. Levels of gamma interferon can be elevated 400-900% by
ozone. This interferon is involved in the control of phagocytic
cells that engulf and kill pathogens and abnormal cells. Synthetic
interferons are FDA approved for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis
B and C, Genital Warts (caused by Papilloma virus, Hairy-cell
Leukemia, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
and Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Interferons are currently in
clinical trials for Throat Warts (caused by Papilloma virus),
HIV infection, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Leukemia, Non-Hodgkins
Lymphoma, Colon tumors, Kidney tumors, Bladder Cancer, Malignant
Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Leishmaniasis. While levels
induced by ozone remain safe, interferon levels that are FDA-approved
(and in clinical trials) are extremely toxic.
3. Ozone stimulates the production of Tumor
Necrosis Factor. TNF is produced by the body when a tumor is growing.
The greater the mass of the tumor the more tumor necrosis factor
is produced (up to a point). When a tumor has turned metastatic,
cancer cells are breaking off and being carried away by the blood
and lymph, allowing the tumor to take up residence elsewhere in
the body. These lone cancer cells have little chance of growing
due to the TNF produced to inhibit the original tumor. When the
tumor is removed surgically TNF levels drop dramatically and new
tumors emerge from seemingly healthy tissue.
4. Ozone stimulates the secretion of IL-2. Interleukin-2
is one of the cornerstones of the immune system, secreted by T-helpers.
In a process known as autostimulation, the IL-2 then binds to
a receptor on the T-helper and causes it to produce more IL-2.
Its main duty is to induce lymphocytes to differentiate and proliferate,
yielding more T-helpers, T-suppressors, cytotoxic T's, T-delayeds
and T-memory cells.
5. Ozone kills most bacteria at low concentrations.
The metabolism of most bacteria is on average one-seventeenth
as efficient as our own. Because of this, most cannot afford to
produce disposable anti-oxidant enzymes such as catalase. Very
few types of bacteria can live in an environment composed of more
than two percent ozone.
6. Ozone is effective against all types of fungi.
This includes systemic Candida albicans, athlete's foot, molds,
mildews, yeasts and even mushrooms.
7. Ozone is the best virucide. As discussed
above, ozone goes after the viral particles directly. The part
of the virus most sensitive to oxidation is the "reproductive
structure". This is how the virons enter the cell. With this
structure inactivated, the virus is essentially "dead".
Cells already infected have a natural weakness to ozone. Due to
the metabolic burden of the infection the cells can no longer
produce the protective enzymes necessary to deal with the ozone
and repair the cell.
8. Ozone is antineoplastic. This means that
ozone inhibits the growth of new tissue because rapidly dividing
cells shift their priorities away from producing the enzymes needed
to protect themselves from the ozone. Cancer cells are rapidly
dividing cells and are thus inhibited by ozone.
9. Ozone oxidizes arterial plaque. It breaks
down the plaque involved in both Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis.
This means ozone has a tendency to clear blockages of small and
even large vessels. This allows for better tissue oxygenation
in deficient organs.
10. Ozone increases the flexibility and elasticity
of red blood cells. When one views a red blood cell under a microscope,
it looks like a disc. In the capillaries, where they pick-up (lungs)
and release (tissue) oxygen, these discs stretch out into the
shape of an oval or umbrella. This aids their passage through
the tiny capillaries and makes the exchange of gas more efficient.
The increase in flexibility of the RBC's allows oxygen levels
to stay elevated for days, or even weeks after treatment with
11. Ozone accelerates the Citric Acid Cycle.
Also known as the Kreb's Cycle or TCA Cycle, this is a very important
step in the glycolysis of carbohydrate for energy. This takes
place in the mitochondria of the cell. Most of the energy stored
in glucose (sugar) is converted in this pathway.
12. Ozone makes the anti-oxidant enzyme system
more efficient. Cells respond to the beneficial oxidative stress
by increasing their production of the protective enzymes.
13. Ozone breaks down petrochemicals. These
chemicals have a potential to place a great burden on the immune
system. They also worsen and even cause allergies and are detrimental
to your long-term health.
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