What is Ozone?
Importance of OxygenOxygen is a life-giving and life-sustaining element. We cannot survive more than few minutes without oxygen. As we know that most of the body cells depend on oxygen. Ninety percent of body energy is created by oxygen through aerobic metabolism. Proper Cellular Oxygenation is the only way to get the best of health.
Oxygen PercentageIt was postulated that a few thousand years ago, with the abundance of plants and green leaves on earth, the oxygen percentage on earth was 50%. In a research work, some Swiss scientists concluded that oxygen percentage two hundred years ago was at 38%. In the year 1945 it was estimated to be at 22%. Recently the oxygen percentage dropped to only 19%. In some polluted cities it drops further to be as low as 10%.
Decrease of Atmospheric OxygenThere are several factors responsible for the continuous decrease of atmospheric oxygen. The most important factors include: deforestation, industrial pollution, car exhaust pollution, devitalized soil (overuse of organophosphates), volcanic eruptions and deterioration of the Ozone Layer.
What is Ozone?Ozone is oxygen with 3 atoms (O3). It is created by the action of ultraviolet rays on atmospheric oxygen 20 to 30 kilometers from earth surface to form the ozone layer. It is also generated by the action of the high voltage of thunder (lightning) on atmospheric oxygen near earth. This explains the fresh air that we smell following rain. In addition, ozone is generated by the action of sea waves on oxygen at the sea-shore with the characteristic smell.
Benefits of Ozone in NatureIn the upper atmosphere, the ozone layer protects earth from harmful effects of a certain ultraviolet wave lengths from reaching earth (20-30 kilometers from earth). In the lower atmosphere, ozone protects man from pollution of hydrocarbons by reacting with them leading to the formation of non-toxic CO2 & H2O.
What can Ozone do?
- Inactivates Viruses, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, Parasites and Protozoa
- Stimulates the immune system, speeds healing
- Cleans arteries and veins, improving circulation
- Oxidizes toxins, facilitating their excretion
- Normalizes hormone and enzyme production
- Reduces inflammation and pain.
- Scavenges free radicals
- Chelates heavy metals, working well in conjunction with EDTA
- Stimulates production of protective enzymes