Ozone is naturally-occurring, highly reactive molecule consisting of 3 atoms of oxygen.
The work of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg showed that decreased oxygen utilization caused by decreased mitochondrial function is the underlying factor in the development and progression of all disease processes. This is partly due to the fact that detoxification is so mitochondrial-dependent. In order for an animal’s body to function at peak efficiency, its mitochondria, which make up 10% of the body weight, need to be operating at their highest potential. They are the batteries of the body’s cells (some individual cells may contain thousands of mitochondria such as in the liver, brain, heart and nerves) and they require oxygen to convert sugars, fats and other chemical fuels into ATP. Ozone Therapy can increase mitochondrial function, thereby helping the body to operate optimally and heal more effectively (Source).