Ozone is a molecule consisting of 3 oxygen atoms – O3, rather than the O2 that we breathe every day. It is a natural component of our atmosphere, but usually in fairly low concentrations outside of the ‘ozone layer’, around 20 kilometres over our heads.
Small quantities of ozone gas are believed have shown to activate cellular antioxidant complexes and ‘radical scavengers’ when absorbed by the body. Low concentrations of the gas have been seen to cause the immune system to release interleukins and interferons, supporting deficient immune systems. In higher concentrations, it can be used as part of an effort to improve oxygenation of the blood and revitalise tissues.