What is oxidation? A substance undergoes oxidation if it loses electrons, loses hydrogen, or gains oxygen. When oxygen is combined with sugar in the cell, ATP is formed and water and carbon dioxide are the waste products. This process of oxidation occurs constantly in the cells. Without this process taking place, life would cease very, very quickly. We take in oxygen, through our respiratory exchanges, and dispose of body effete, also referred to as 'toxins'. Our blood has the function of picking up crucial oxygen from the lungs, transporting it to the cells, and disposing of toxins formed there.

Often today we hear of the 'toxic free radicals' and the free radical theory of disease causation. Yet, without free radicals the body ceases to exist. Oxygen and ozone break down to unpaired, freely bonding electron sub-units able to combine with other free radicals. These new compounds can then be excreted. The common belief today is "Free radicals are bad, nasty, harmful to the human body." Do not be fooled! Free radicals are necessary to the functioning and nutrition of the human organism. It is the excessive proliferation of free radicals that are unnecessary to metabolic function and nutrition, and that are not scavenged by enzymes because of toxic buildup, that are harmful to the human organism.

Why are we now discussing free radicals? Because free radicals are either a boon or a bane to the state of health and homeostasis. Without the free radical oxygen, also known as O1 or nascent oxygen, 'nasty, destructive' free radicals cannot be efficiently eliminated by the body. The nascent free radical oxygen seeks out and combines with toxic free radicals. These destructive free radicals have accumulated due to the absence of healthy 'free radical' oxygen. This absence has hindered the whole oxidative cycle of our aerobic bodies. The ingestion of ozone and magnesium peroxide raise the level of oxygen in the body, and contribute to improved health through improved oxidation and oxygenation.

Harmful free radicals come from :

  • smoking
  • constipation
  • trans fatty acids and rancid oils
  • carbon monoxide
  • nitrosamines (chemical food additives)
  • radiation (such as X-rays)
  • chlorinated water
  • heavy metals

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