August 19, 2009

FREE RADICALS, OZONE (therapeutic ozone) AND ANTIOXIDANTS – Dr. Horst Kief 


As with everything on our planet, both oxygen and antioxidants have two sides, the positive and the negative. On one side,

free radicals will age us quicker; on the other side, without them we have no immune system. It is not well known that oxygen

is bound to our hemoglobin as a superoxide anion, so the oxygen in our breathing process is already there as a radical.

It is the same with antioxidants. Antioxidants are often prescribed to be taken along with the use of ozone. These are not

simply opposites that cancel each other out, but rather, a thoughtful optimization, since most antioxidants have very

specific tasks. Vitamin E is active at the cell membrane. Vitamin C is itself a radical that can speed the electron flow

through oxidation. If ozone is taken for a long time at a high dose, it is wise to take Vitamin A as a preventive measure to

prevent the problems of Vitamin A deficiency.

In summary, both effects have their function and their place in a symbiotic relationship.


The different modes of action of ozone on a living organism are now well understood. The production of peroxides is

responsible for the remarkable bactericidal and fungicidal effects of ozone. The virus inactivation is enhanced by a peroxide

intolerance of weakened infected cells. Normal cells are protected from the effects of ozone by enzymes in the cell wall –

glutathione peroxidase, catalase and superoxide dismutase. Ozone stimulates the production of these enzymes, thus enhancing

the cell wall resistance to invasion.

In addition, ozone has been shown to have a measurable benefit on the uptake and utilization of oxygen with improved

glycolysis in red blood cells through the abolition of harmful red blood cell stacking (rouleaux). In addition, ozone

stimulates and activates mitochondrial respiration and metabolic pathways.

All mammalian tissues depend for their survival and health on an adequate oxygen uptake and therefore ozone would benefit

every person through optimizing tissue oxygenation. Thus ozone has a preventative as well as remedial role. The application

for prevention would include increasing longevity, enhancing performance, rejuvenating seniors, optimizing the healing of

wounds, and stimulating immunity.

Ozone’s therapeutic remedial uses are extensive and growing daily. All bacterial, viral and fungal infections are eliminated

by ozone therapy. Heart disease, angina, arteriosclerosis, gangrene, senile dementia, ulcers, varicose veins, arthritis,

ankylosing spondylitis, diabetes, all forms of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, immune deficiency,

allergies and asthma are just a few of the conditions that are regularly treated with ozone.

Ozone combines extremely well with intravenous chelation therapy which is used to treat arterial disease and heavy metal


The therapeutic use of ozone has an excellent safety record and no toxic effects have been observed from clinical use. The

use of ozone as a healing adjunct is well established and is being vigorously pursued by many scientists and clinicians. The

benefits are predictable and without side effects. As technology advances, undoubtedly new techniques will enlarge the scope

of the effective use of this versatile modality.

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