Ozone is active oxygen, O3. It occurs naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere and protects us from the sun’s cancer-causing rays, in nature, it is produced by the suns ultraviolet light or by lightning-carona discharge.
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Ozone is vastly superior to chlorine and bromine due to the fact that it has a kill rate of around 5000 times that of chlorine and bromine and yet has none of the toxic long term medical side affects that chlorine and bromine do, chlorine is well documented as having carcinogenic properties (Cancer causing)as well as being responsible for respiratory, allergic, and many other problems.
This is a common misconception, the salt or minerals in your pool are used to produce chlorine when pumped through an energised salt cell, the chlorine levels in a salt or mineral salts pool are the same as any other chlorine pool.
The amount of Ozone produced by King Neptune Ozone Generators is sufficient for any domestic or commercial sanitizing requirement and once the job is done, it quickly reverts back to O2 and enters the atmosphere.
No! In the quantities necessary to be effective, Ozone is very gentle to humans and equipment, once it has done its work of sanitising the water, it immediately reverts back to O2 (Oxygen)
We recommend VUV production over carona discharge for the following reason, VUV generated Ozone produces a very clean Medical Grade Ozone with no by products where as carona discharge ozone produces Nitric Acid in air that is not dried by specialised refrigeration drying units.This will not only eventually destroy the internal generator components but also produce undesirable quantities of corrosive Nitric Acid that can be harmful to people and fittings and equipment in pools and spas.
The SwimFresh® Ozone Generators require virtually no maintenance with the UV globe lifespan often exceeding 5 years with the effective output remaining at a minimum of 98% during the life of the bulb before it needs replacement.
No they are not, there are some systems out there that make marketing statements such as “It’s not what you add, it’s what you take away!” and sell it as a “Freshwater Swimming Pool” yet in the fine print in the owners manual it actually states that a residual chlorine level of around 1.5ppm be maintained, yet in all the marketing content, this is not mentioned. Buyer beware, you may not actually be getting what you think you are!
Ozone is the most powerful oxidizer and disinfectant known to man. It is 55 times more powerful than chlorine and reacts 3,000 – 5,000 times faster than chlorine.
During the swimming season, the pool pump runs approximately 8 hours a day depending on pool size and pump & filter flow rates. All swimming pool guidelines recommend that you must turn the full volume of pool water past the filter and sanitiser at least twice a day.
During winter when there are no swimmers the pool, the pump can run as little as 1 or 2 hours a day.
In the swimming season, the pool pump must run during the day when swimmers are present in the pool; this is recognised as the best pool care practice for all types of pools to ensure ongoing sanitisation and disinfection.
When the pump is running Ozone is continuously being produced and released consistently into the water. The Ozone generator displays a blue light when running and Ozone bubbles are visible at the pool jets.
When the pump turns off we know and have laboratory proof that there is residual Ozone present for up to 10 hours after, which can be measured with our service technician's Palin tests.
The Ozone is very visible leaving a crystal blue tint to the water that can be seen against white surfaces such as in the skimmer box.
In summary, there are a synergy of 5 measurable natural substances consistently present in the SwimFresh System –Ozone – Silver – Copper – Ozone Activator (added).
The amount of ozone gas produced and released into the water is very safe.
SwimFresh is UV Ozone which is the safest Ozone used as it does not have any by-products.
Corona Discharge (CD) is Ozone created by an electrical discharge – this CD Ozone produces a by-product called Nitric Acid, this is corrosive to pool fittings this must be removed from the water.
Swimfresh is not CD Ozone. The SwimFresh System utilises Ozone, which is created by UV, it works by taking oxygen from the air, passing it through a chamber and exposing it to UV Light. The UV generated ozone gas is then injected into the pool. During this process, the Ozone formed is pure medical grade Ozone containing NO by-products such as nitric acid. Therefore UV generated Ozone gas does not need to be removed from the water
Ozone Life in water:
During the swimming season, the pool pump runs approximately 8 hours a day depending on pool size and pump & filter flow rates. All swimming pool guidelines recommend that you must turn the full volume of pool water past the filter and sanitiser at least twice a day. During winter when there are no swimmers the pool, the pump can run as little as 1 or 2 hours a day. During the swimming season, the pool pump must run during the day when swimmers are present in the pool; this is recognised as best practice for all types of pools to ensure ongoing sanitisation and disinfection. When the pump is running Ozone is continuously being produced and released consistently into the water. When it turns off we know and have laboratory proof that there is still some residual Ozone present for up to 10 hours after. Inclusive to this, we also add Ozone Activator (an APVMA approved Oxygen based oxidiser) as a residual oxidiser during the swimming season. Approximately 400gms is used monthly or fortnightly depending on bather load; this can be tested using test strips, Total ozone chemical costs approximately $100 per year. When the pump is off Ozone Activator is present as the residual; also Colloidal silver is present as a bactericide whilst the pool is not being used. The SwimFresh Ozone Pool is saturated with millions of oxygen bubbles. The Ozone is very visible leaving a crystal blue tint to the water that can be seen against white surfaces such as the skimmer box.
In summary, there are a synergy of 4 natural substances consistently present in the SwimFresh System.
The amount of ozone gas produced and released into the water is very safe. Corona Discharge (CD) is Ozone created by an electrical discharge – this CD Ozone produces a by-product called Nitric Acid, which is corrosive to pool fittings this must be removed from the water. Swimfresh is not CD Ozone. SwimFresh System utilises Ozone which is created by UV; it works by taking oxygen from the air, passing it through a chamber and exposing it to UV Light. The UV generated ozone gas is then injected into the pool. During this process, the Ozone formed is pure medical grade Ozone containing NO by-products such as nitric acid. Therefore, UV generated Ozone gas does not need to be removed from the water.
Is Ozone safe:
SwimFresh Ozone system designed and used in pool sanitation yes it is extremely safe.
All natural spring water is purified by Ozone before being bottled and sold.
Ozone Generators are used to treat household drinking water, they are very popular and sold throughout the world. Ozone is used medically by intravenous methods and topically.
Ozone kills cancer and viruses. See links below.
Many health clinics around the world use ozone for treatment of cancer and virus-related diseases because of its amazing healing properties.
See the MarinusKlinic link in Germany below
www.klinik-marinus.com/eng/index.html See Videos of Ozone treatment on patients cleaning the blood by saturating it with Ozone at Ozone Hospitals.
More Ozone facts See link below:
Ozone Kills gardia and cryptosporidium which are common public pool parasites; chlorine does not effectively kill such parasites unless used at 40ppm (normal chlorine levels are usually between 2 -5ppm)
Ozone is used extensively in public pools throughout the world. Every Olympic pool since 1984 is using ozone sanitation alongside chlorination, due to its high oxidative properties and its ability to kill gardia and cryptosporidium.
Ozone is used widely and extensively around the world in commercial and residential pools.
Australian Laws require all Commercial pools to be installed with a chlorine injection system. An Ozone Generator unit can be added to the commercial system, resulting in a reduction of chlorine use by more than half. Ozone removes chlorine smells and taste and is an excellent addition to any chlorine pool.
Hide Away Haven Albany is a 5-star bed and breakfast and have been using the SwimFresh Ozone Generator unit with the King Neptune Ozone Chemicals on their spa for 15 years.
As it is a public spa, they have received an exemption from using Chlorine from the WA Health Department, and allowed to use the King Neptune chlorine free program.
However, in the domestic residential pool arena, you can choose any sanitation equipment to achieve a true natural pool.
SwimFresh is the only true natural pool in Australia with years of history, research and development.
SwimFresh anodes are Australian made containing a higher silver composition than any other ioniser on the market.
SwimFresh is a unique system, utilising 2 technologies that have been used and proven for over 30 years to treat drinking water and sanitise pools and spas.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to call us directly.
The confidence in our product shows in the numerous clientele ranging from Politicians, Doctors, Specialists, Surgeons, Pilots and a vast array of professionals and Mining Magnates.
SwimFresh is an Australian trusted brand. Australian made and Australian Owned for the last 30 years.
More Ozone facts:
Ozone Kills gardia and cryptosporidium which are common public pool parasites; chlorine does not effectively kill such parasites.
Ozone is used extensively in public pools throughout the world. Every Olympic pool since 1984 is using ozone sanitation alongside chlorination, due to its high oxidative properties and its ability to kill gardia and cryptosporidium.
A highly active form of oxygen, ozone is an extremely powerful and effective oxidant and disinfectant, particularly when compared to chemical treatments such as chlorine and salt. When injected as tiny bubbles into pool and spa water, ozone precipitates dangerous materials such as iron, sulphur and manganese, while simultaneously destroying bacteria. Your pool and spa water can then be filtered, quickly and easily removing these harmful elements from your water. The result: water that is clear, bright, silky smooth, and free from odour and taste; it really is the safest, cleanest, most energised water for your family.
The unique combination of Ozone (O3), Copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) ions work in a complementary way to provide the ultimate water purification. Silver and copper ions work to kill bacteria and algaecide and Ozone oxidisers organic matter.
There really are no negative effects associated with using oxygen O3, copper ions and silver ions to purify pool and spa water. SwimFresh® ozone water purification system is completely safe for Australian families, even boasting a wide array of health benefits and eradicating toxic chemicals (like chlorine) from family homes. Ozone is very gentle on the skin and eyes, and promotes the healing of skin cuts, abrasions and rashes. Your hair and skin will even feel softer, smoother, and more moisturised. The system leaves no noticeable odour, taste, or colour and reduces wear and tear on all pool and spa equipment. It purifies water very quickly and efficiently, saving new and long-term pool owners both time and money, and it does not affect or degrade pool surfaces, equipment or accessories. Best of all, it leaves no by-products except pure oxygen.
Definitely. In fact, SwimFresh® ozone water purification systems are more effective, and offers infinitely more benefits, than both chlorine and salt water. Unlike chlorine and salt water, ozone has no noticeable odour, taste, or colour. It will not irritate, instead providing a raft of health benefits, from healing skin rashes and cuts to reducing asthma attacks. Ozone purifies water very quickly and efficiently, without the harmful residual by-products left behind by chlorine and salt. Ozone is able to reduce or eliminate solid wastes in water (such as body fats and oils), without increasing either the salinity or toxicity of your pool or spa water as chlorine does. Plus, ozone is the most effective, complete bactericide of all the earth's measurable elements. It can kill over 98% of all bacteria, and eradicates bacteria, viruses and fungi 5000 times faster than chlorine. Not only that, ozone kills common pool parasites (like gardia and cryptosporidium) that chlorine can only combat if applied in extremely high doses.
The SwimFresh® Silver Cellerator produces colloidal silver and copper ions that are vorexed together, and then released automatically into your pool. As a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections, colloidal silver has many health benefits. It is able to kill the enzyme that bacteria, viruses and fungi need in order to process oxygen. Without this enzyme, the bacteria in your pool suffocate before it can cause any harm. The copper produced by our Silver Cellerator works as both a bactericide and an algaecide, keeping your family safe from the threat of algae and bacteria growth.
The only pool products that may be required from time-to-time are the usual pH balancing chemicals. During periods of extreme temperatures and heavy bather load, the addition of an oxygen based shock such as Ozone Activator and Ozone Accelerator may assist in the reduction of body fats and oils (sun tan lotions / sweat etc) in the water.
Of course. Our experienced team of local dealers/technicians can help you plan, design and install the SwimFresh® water purification system that's right for you. We can easily adapt our systems to fit your existing pool filtration infrastructure. Contact your nearest authorised SwimFresh® state dealer for further information.
Yes. Absolutely. SwimFresh® ozone water purification system is 100% chlorine-free, bromine-free and salt-free! Instead, ozone is used as a sanitiser, silver is used as a bactericide, and copper is used as an algicide. There is nothing in our system that produces even the smallest trace of chlorine or similar toxic chemicals. You can rest assured that the health of your family is in good hands with a SwimFresh® system.
No. Unfortunately, there are some water purification systems on the market that claim to be 'chlorine free', but (if you read the fine print carefully enough) you'll find that residual chlorine levels must still be maintained. When shopping for a pool water purification system, be sure to do your due diligence, and understand exactly what each system has to offer.
It was discovered by Schonbein in 1840 and has been used to purify water and treat patients for more than 160 years. Some major cities in Europe have used ozone to purify the municipal water supply since the turn of the century. The Los Angeles municipal water treatment facility uses ozone, and is the largest in the world. Most swimming pools in Europe use ozone rather than chlorine (a WMD) to purify water. It has been known for at least 100 years that ozone is highly germicidal in that it will almost instantly kill virtually all viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, molds, cancer, etc. It is known to oxidize just about all manmade chemicals also. Ozone therapy was accepted medicine in the USA from at least 1880 until 1932, a period of fifty-two years. In 1881 Dr. J.H. Kellogg used ozone in steam saunas at his Battle Creek, Michigan clinic. He wrote about this in his book, "Diphtheria: Its Nature, Causes, Prevention and Treatment." In 1885, the Florida Medical Association published "Ozone" by Dr. Charles J. Kenworthy, MD, detailing the use of ozone for therapeutic purposes. In 1896, the electrical genius Nikola Tesla patented his first ozone generator, and in 1900 he formed the Tesla Ozone Co. Tesla sold ozone machines and ozonated olive oil to doctors. In 1898 Dr. Benedict Lust, a German doctor practicing in New York and the founder of Naturopathy, wrote many articles and books on ozone. Naturopathy has as its foundation the use of heat, light, air and water. Ozone qualifies as the 'air' segment. In 1902, J.H. Clarke's "A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica", London, described the successful use of ozonated water, he called it "Oxygenium" in treating anemia, cancer, diabetes, influenza, morphine poisoning, canker sores, strychnine poisoning and whooping cough. In 1902, Dr. Charles Linder MD, of Spokane, Washington was written up in an article in a local newspaper which stated that he injected ozone into patients as part of his standard medical practice. In 1904 "The Medical Uses of Hydrozone and Glycozone" by Charles Marchand, a New York chemist. Hydrozone was another name for ozonated water and Glycozone was another name for ozonated olive oil. This book is in the Library of Congress with the US Surgeon General's stamp of approval on it. In 1910 Sears sold ozone generators. In 1911, "A Working Manual of High Frequency Currents" was published by Dr. Noble Eberhart, MD, the head of the Dept. of Physiologic Therapeutics at Loyola University, Chicago. He details the use of ozone to treat tuberculosis, anemia, chlorosis, tinnitus, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, insomnia, pneumonia, diabetes, gout and syphilis. In 1912, Dr. H.C. Bennett published "Electro-Therapeutic Guide". He described the inhaling of Ozol, which is what he called ozone after bubbling it through eucalyptus, pine or thyme oils. In 1913, the Eastern Association for Oxygen Therapy was formed by Dr. Eugene Blass and some German associates. In 1920, Dr. Charles Neiswanger, MD, President of the Chicago Hospital College of Medicine published "Electro Therapeutical Practice." Chapter 32 was entitled "Ozone as a Therapeutic Agent." In 1929, a book called "Ozone and Its Therapeutic Action" was published in the USA. It listed 114 diseases and how to treat them with ozone. Its authors were the heads of leading American hospitals. In 1930 The Journal of The American Medical Association published an article called: "The Therapeutic Use of Oxygen in Coronary Thrombosis" 1931 Dr. Otto Warburg wins first Nobel Prize for work proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen in the cells. He states in "The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer" that the cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements. This occurs through a buildup of pollution or toxicity within and around the cell which blocks and then damages the cellular oxygen respiration mechanism. Beginning Of Ozone Cover-up: (3 years after saying it was "therapeutic") In 1933, the American Medical Association (AMA), headed up by M. Fishbein, set out to eliminate in the USA all medical treatments that were competitive to drug therapy. The suppression of the use of ozone therapy by doctors in the USA began then, and continues to this day, except in thirteen states, where currently doctors are protected by state laws. 1938 In the Parisian Medical Bulletin, Paul Aubourg, Honorary Electro-Radiologist in the Hospitals of Paris, published "Medical Ozone: Production, Dosage, and Methods of Clinical Application Using Rectal Insufflation" noted that of 465 patients, the colon capacity varied from 150 to 800ccs so everyone was x-ray photographed to determine the proper dosage. Vaginal insufflations were common. Breathable concentrations of ozone were routinely applied to infected sinuses. Intermuscular injections were abandoned as too painful and ineffective. In 8000 applications of ozone, there were no accidents or harmful side effects. Government Cover-up Begins: In the 1940s at the request of the AMA, the FDA began seizing ozone generators. 1944 Dr. Otto Warburg won his second Nobel Prize for his work linking cancer to damaged cell respiration due to a lack of oxygen at the cellular level. 1951 Dr. William Turska, Chairman of the Committee on Scientific Research of the American Naturopathic Association published "Oxidation." He pioneered the breathing of Aethozol (ozone passed through selected oils). He also pioneered and maintained one of the best methods of putting ozone into the body was to put up to 250 cc's directly into the portal circulation through the rectal veins with no pain, discomfort, or side effects. With repeated application, this completely cleans the liver. 1956 Two time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg published in Science Magazine "On the Origin Of Cancer Cells." 1961 John Wiley and Sons published in the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, the symptoms of breathing high concentrations of ozone are acute, there appear to be no chronic affects among normally healthy people because the body has the ability to repair such damages. "No free radical reactions which directly involve ozone have been observed. During the 80 year history of the large scale usage of ozone, there has never been a human death attributed to it. " Government Corruption: 1965 Senator Edward Long holds U.S. Senate hearings where Dr. Herbert Ley, FDA Commissioner testifies that the FDA "protects" the big drug companies and are subsequently rewarded, using the government's police powers they attack those who threaten the big drug companies. And you thought they are there to protect the public. Government Corruption: 1969 U.S. Congress studies the FDA and states that 37 of the top 49 officials of the FDA who left the agency moved into high corporate positions with the large companies they had regulated. Government Corruption: 1975 The U.S. Government General Accounting Office studied the FDA and revealed that 150 FDA officials owned stock in the companies they were supposed to regulate. Government Corruption & Lies: 1976 The FDA then publishes: "Ozone is a toxic gas with no known medical uses." 1980 Dr. Sweet Dept of obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo) & W. Hagar (St Louis Air Pollution Control) publish in Science Magazine, a U.S. peer reviewed scientific journal, their study: "Ozone Selectively Inhibits Human Cancer Cell Growth." Announced "Evidently the mechanisms for defense against ozone damage are impaired in human cancer cells." "All of the cancer cells (lung, breast, uterine and endometrial) showed growth inhibition in ozone at .3 and .5 ppm" while the normal cells were not affected." "Evidently cancer cells are less able to compensate for the oxidative burden of ozone than normal cells." They also stated that ozone inhibits cancer 40 to 60%, and up to 90%, yet there is no response from mainstream medicine. 1980 The German Medical Society states 384,775 patients were treated with ozone with a minimum of 5,579,238 applications and the side effect rate observed was only .000005 per application! (That is virtually 0%) The report also stated "The majority of adverse effects were caused by ignorance about ozone therapy (operator error)." 1983 In Italy 58 cases of Herpes Simplex showed complete recovery in two to five days following ozone therapy. "Results, Herpes Zoster: in all patients healing of skin lesions were observed after a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12 ozone injections. Herpes Simplex: all patients healed after 1-5 injections. Daily endovenous injections of 20cc. 1983 The chairman of neurosurgery Dr. Jewell Osterholm, at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, announced that stroke damage can be reversed with spinal injections of ozone. Experiments on lab cats showed the procedure does reverse stroke damage. 1983 SIXTH WORLD OZONE CONFERENCE LIST 33 MAJOR DISEASES SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH OZONE "Ozone Removes viruses and bacteria from blood, & humans. Successfully used on AIDS, Herpes, Hepatitis, Mononucleosis, Cirrhosis of the liver, Gangrene, Cardiovascular Disease, Arteriosclerosis, High Cholesterol, Cancerous Tumours, Lymphomas, Leukaemia. Highly effective on Rheumatoid and other Arthritis, Allergies of all types...Improves Multiple Sclerosis, ameliorates Alzheimer's Disease, Senility, and Parkinson's...Effective on Proctitis, Colitis, Prostrate, Candidiasis, Trichomoniasis, Cystitis... Externally, ozone is effective in treating Acne, burns, leg ulcers, open sores and wounds, Eczema, and fungus." 1986 Dr. Alexander published case histories of AIDS patients treated with ozone who are now completely healthy and back at work. 1986 Medizone, Inc. states all stored blood can be decontaminated with ozone, and ALL HIV can be eliminated. Medizone applies for human test approval. Despite 50 years of medical ozone's use on humans by over 7,000 physicians, and flawless animal studies, the FDA won't allow human testing in the U.S. In 1987 Dr. Hans Neiper, an ozone using doctor in Hanover, FRG, in an video taped interview, talks about his colon cancer work. Although he can't divulge the name of his patients, "President Reagan is a very nice man." And, "You wouldn't believe how many FDA officials or relatives or acquaintances of FDA officials come to see me as patients in Hanover. You wouldn't believe this, or directors of the American Medical Association, or American Cancer Association, or the presidents of orthodox cancer institutes. That's the fact." In 1987 K.S. Zanker presents ozone has benefit in cancer treatment paper at the 2nd International Conference on Anticarcinogenesis and Radiation Protection Gaithersburg Maryland "The selectively inhibitive effect of medical ozone prepared from pure oxygen on tumorous human cell cultures has been known for a long time, and has recently been confirmed once more." In 1987 Cuban (FDA equivalent) National Inst. For Scientific Research conducts ozone animal studies proving ozone is non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic. (Ozone won't cause toxicity, mutations, or cancer) In 1987 Strahlenther Onkol in the German Cancer Journal states: "Recently, evidence was provided that ozone has a selective effect on an ovarian carcinoma, two solid adenocarcinomas of the ovary and one endomentrial carcinoma." In 1989 "Ozone Science and Engineering" publishes Immunological Examinations In Patients With Chronic Conditions Under Administration Of Ozone/Oxygen Mixtures;" states "A significant increase in IgG, the most important immunoglobulin in the immune system. must be assessed as an immunostimulation. No immunosuppressive effect occurs, On a long term basis, no kind of immunosuppressive behavior caused by ozone application can be found in the dosage range selected." In 1989 "Ozone Science and Engineering" publishes "The Influence Of ozone On Tumor Tissue In Comparison With Healthy Tissue" "The in vitro results clearly show that a pronounced influence on tumor metabolism, which does not occur in healthy tissue, is indeed possible with ozone. Because, here in particular, the respiratory cycle and glycolysis as well as general oxygen utilization in tumor tissue are positively influenced by ozone therapy." In 1989 Cuban M.D.'s are successfully treating sickle cell anemia, ankle ulcers, farm accidents, and ocular (RP, retinitis pigmentosa) disease. In 1990 Experimental Chemotherapy publication states: "In vitro Synergistic Activity of 5-Fluorouracil with Low-Dose Ozone against a Chemo resistant Tumor Cell Line and Fresh Human Tumor Cells" "Our results indicate that ozone in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) makes a 5-FU resistant cell line susceptible for the combined treatment modality. Furthermore, ozone acts synergistically or at least additive to chemotherapy in different tumor cell suspensions, derived from the breast and the colon." In 1992 Science and Technology section of the Canadian Government's Supply and Services Dept publishes Better Blood Sterilization With Ozone. The products of this research have worldwide applications,' says DND's Capt. Shannon. 'In the right concentration, ozone sounds almost too good to be true. We're trying not to be overly enthusiastic, but the data so far is very compelling." So now you know, the generally unknown history of ozone therapy. So, since 1933, the AMA and the FDA have done everything in their power to prevent ozone therapy from being used or even known about, in order to protect the profits of the pharmaceutical industry and promote the practices of the membership of the AMA. These days, the FDA and the giant pharmaceuticals have interlocking directorships. People are working, and taking money, from both sides, while still supposedly maintaining their impartiality. Most negative information on the internet regarding ozone seems to be derived from large corporations in conjunction with government bodies to protect their vested interests. We observed a group of 70 patients with insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetes. After the course of ozone therapy the average level of hyperglycemia had a 26% decrease. Ozone activates glucose metabolism that results in increasing content of 2,3 diphosphoglycerate in erythrocytes which provides better oxygen supply into the tissues. Hypoxia control with the help of ozone therapy is of the key importance in the course of treatment. After the course of ozone therapy the patients had significant decrease in the levels of urine, cholesterol and fibrinogen. - By the Ministry of Health Service of Russian Federation the State Medical Academy. Ozone and Cancer cells Most interior living cells have a pH of about 6.8. Blood plasma and other fluids surrounding the cells have a pH of about 7.2 to 7.4. Various substances, called buffers, regulate these pH levels so that they do not vary much. Buffers either bond ions or release ions to maintain stability of pH. The body produces energy through the process of oxidation. Sugar (carbohydrate : carbon, hydrogen and oxygen) is oxidized by oxygen in the cell, releasing ATP, the energy currency of the cell. The more oxygen available, the more energy released. People with low energy are starved for oxygen. Oxidation supplies the heat in the body. People with low body temperature are also starved for oxygen. The left over products of this process, if any, must also be oxidized, requiring more oxygen. If it is not available, these products can build up and clog the cells. One of the most detrimental is carbon monoxide, which is a poison. By introducing ozone into the body, oxidation is increased and the left over products, including carbon monoxide, are oxidized and rendered harmless. Energy increases and body temperature rises. The cells of the body are protected from excessive oxidation by enzymes which reduce the oxygen (provide it with electrons). These enzymes are glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, catalase and reductase. These guardian enzymes are produced in increased amounts with the beneficial stress produced by oxygen/ozone therapy. A lack of oxidation in the cells, caused by a buildup of anti-oxidants, results in cancer if the supply of oxygen to the cell for respiration falls below 60% of its requirements. The cell, cut off from oxygen by the blocking action of the antioxidants, is forced to ferment its sugar, and rapidly loses its ability to maintain its differentiation (as a liver cell, or a prostate cell or a colon cell, etc.) Without differentiation, the cell has no governor on replication. It ferments its sugar and throws off lactic acid and carbon monoxide, both of which are acidfying. If the area around the cell becomes too acid, and is not buffered by sufficient amounts of calcium, a passing T-cell or macrophage will be stimulated by the excessive acidity and produce some enzyme growth factor, to 'heal the wound', as it perceives it. Stimulated by enzyme growth factor, the fermenting cell will replicate itself endlessly. This is called cancer. Ozone therapy (and the resulting hydro peroxides) will attack cancer cells directly because the cells lack the protective enzymes. Best of Health Saul Pressman www.plasmafire.com