Ozone (O3) gas was discovered in the mid-nineteenth century and is a molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen in a dynamically unstable structure. Although atmospheric ozone can have dangerous effects, controlled ozone has many therapeutic benefits. Ozone therapy has been utilized and studied with over 2,000 published papers available in the medical literature. For more than a century in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, ozone therapy has had a track record of safety and efficacy.
Among ozone therapy’s primary mechanisms of action are inactivation of microbes, stimulation of oxygen metabolism, and activation of the immune system.