What is ozone?
Ozone, (O3), is an energized form of oxygen which contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact the “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm most often results from the creation of ozone, however, we are probably most familiar with ozone from reading about the “ozone layer” that circles the planet above the earth’s atmosphere. Here ozone is created by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This layer of ozone serves to protect us from the ultraviolet radiation.
How does ozone work?
The third oxygen atom of ozone makes it extremely reactive. This atom readily attaches itself to other molecules. When contaminants such as bacteria or viruses make contact with ozone, it creates a minuscule hole in the cell wall. Once the cell wall is destroyed, the bacteria will be unable to survive. This process is called oxidation. Ozone essentially reverts back to oxygen after it is used. This makes it a very environmentally friendly oxidant.
Isn’t ozone a pollutant?
Unlike stratospheric ozone, which forms naturally in the upper atmosphere and protects us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, ground-level (or tropospheric) ozone is created through the interactions of man-made (and natural) emissions of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides in the presence of heat and sunlight. Cars and gasoline-burning engines are large sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs also come from consumer products such as paints, insecticides, and cleaners as well as industrial solvents and chemical manufacturing. Nitrogen oxides (NOx), the other chemical precursor of ozone, are produced whenever fossil fuels are burned and are primarily produced by motor vehicles and power plants. The sun’s direct ultraviolet rays convert these emissions into ground-level ozone, which is unhealthy to breathe.
How is ozone measured?
a. Parts Per Million (ppm) –
- This is the most common method. So if we were to have 1 ppm that would mean that for every million parts of gas, one of those would be ozone. (Note: ppb = parts per billion)
b. Milligrams(mg/l) OR Micrograms(ug/ml) of ozone per liter – indicates milligrams/micrograms of ozone in one liter of total volume (gas or liquid).
2) Ozone Production
a. Grams of ozone per hour (g/hr)
- – ozone output for a generator.
- We can measure the concentration of ozone in g/m,
- then when we calculate for flow rate with a measurement such as LPM (liters per minute), we can determine how many grams of ozone are produced in one hour of time.
b. Milligrams of ozone per hour (mg/hr) – same as grams but a smaller measurement.
What is a gamma?
A gamma is essentially another term for mg/l (milligram per liter). It is a measurement of the concentration of the ozone. Therefore, 1 gamma = 1 mg/l.
Is ozone safe?
Ozone is safe if used correctly. However, high concentrations of ozone in the air can cause health problems if proper safety measures are not taken. OSHA has stipulated that the safe allowable level of residual is 0.1 ppm (parts per million). Note that this permissible level is for continuous exposure throughout an entire 8-hour day.
If you start to cough when around ozone there is too much ozone in the air and measures should be taken to remove yourself from the location or properly ventilate while ensuring that the cause of ozone in the air is remedied. Do keep in mind that it takes an extended period of time at very elevated levels to cause irritation to the lungs.
How is ozone produced?
There are basically two methods of producing ozone…ultraviolet and corona discharge. Corona discharge creates ozone by applying high voltage to a metallic grid sandwiched between two dielectrics. The high voltage passes through the dielectric to a grounded screen/plate and in the process, creates ozone from oxygen present in the chamber. Ultraviolet (UV) light creates ozone when a wavelength at 254 nm (nanometers) hits an oxygen atom. Both processes split oxygen molecules into single oxygen atoms (O). These atoms combine with another oxygen molecule (O2) to form ozone (O3).
How long does the ozone last?
The length of time that ozone exists in a given substance is directly related to the ability of that substance to help ozone maintain its chemical composition. For example, ozone that is created in the air will immediately begin the process of reverting back to oxygen. A basic rule of thumb is that the half life for ozone in the air is about 30 minutes. This means that every 30 minutes, the amount of ozone will decrease by 1/2. Higher temperatures cause it to break down even quicker.
70 degree Fahrenheit
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|Water||20 min||2 days|
|Olive Oil||1 year||2 years|
|Blood||Nano Seconds||Nano Seconds|
What is (UV) Ultraviolet light?
Ultraviolet light is a naturally occurring component of sunlight. It falls in the region between visible light and x-rays in the electromagnetic spectrum. Generally, UV light is considered as falling between 100 nm and 400 nm in wave-length, however UV light in itself can be categorized even further into separate regions. Of these UV regions, UVC is recognized as having significant germicidal properties. UVC light is however, almost entirely filtered out by the Earth’s atmosphere. As such, if we are to utilize the germicidal properties of UVC light, we have to artificially generate it here on Earth using commercially produced UV lamps.
Is UV light harmful?
UV light is good and necessary for our environment but too much exposure or exposure to intense rays can be detrimental. UVA, UVB, and UVC can all damage collagen fibers and, therefore, accelerate aging of the skin. Prolonged exposure to UVC light will also damage the eyes.
Used correctly however, UV light can be a very healthy, useful and effective tool.
What types of ultraviolet (UV) light are used in your machine?
We use UVA, UVB and UVC in both of our machines. Each of these wavelengths brings a particular benefit which in turn helps in the healing process. UVC, as has been mentioned, is the most potent of the three when it comes to inactivating the bacteria and virus that can live in the blood. UVB has more inactivating power than UVA but also contributes to the immune system modulation effect. UVA is used more exclusively as an immune system modulator which means that it can help to either calm or stimulate the immune system.
What does ozone do in the body?
- Ozone is a potent regulator of the immune system.
- Ozone stimulates increased uptake of oxygen.
- Ozone improves circulation.
- Ozone is a powerful mitochondrial stimulant.
- Ozone increases antioxidant protection.
When healthy, the body is able to rid itself of toxins which would otherwise accumulate to harmful levels through the process of oxidation. Oxidation is the process wherein a substance is changed due to the effects of oxygen upon it. Oxidation breaks the toxins down into carbon dioxide and water, and eliminates them from the body. However, if the necessary oxygen is not available within the body (whether because of lack of exercise, environmental pollution, poor diet, smoking, or improper breathing) our bodies cannot eliminate these toxins adequately and a toxic reaction can occur. In minor cases, a toxic buildup can lead to fatigue, while a wide range of diseases can result when poor oxygenation is chronic.
Why does ozone work so well?
Oxygen plays the most vital role for an optimum immune system and maintaining health. Along with food, it is the primary nutrient that cells use to generate energy for all of their functions. Oxygen regulates all activities of our bodies and also the bodies of our pets. Our ability to think, feel, and act comes from the energy created by the oxygen. Did you know that approximately 90% of our energy originates from oxygen? The oxygen we breath is our most vital element for good health!
If ozone therapy is that effective why is it not more popular?
- Some therapies take time to catch on.
- Ozone therapy is in direct conflict with pharmaceutical companies.
- Ozone therapy is not taught in the conventional medical colleges.
Ozone therapy is very accepted and used in Germany where there are more than 11,000 doctors doing more than 1 million treatments per year. Worldwide more than 30,000 doctors use ozone as an effective and safe therapy.
What are the different ways in which ozone can be administered to animals?
As a solo therapy, ozone can be administered in the following ways:
- DIV – Ozone gas is injected directly into the vein.
- MAHT – Blood is withdrawn and infused with ozone and then re-infused into the animal.
- MAHT – Blood (1-5 ml) is withdrawn, infused with ozone and injected intra-muscularly
- Insufflation – Gas is infused through a body orphus
- Limb Bagging – Gas is bubbled through a liquid and into a bag that is sealed around an area of the body.
- Topically -With the use of oils (i.e., olive, hemp or jojobo).
- Water or saline – Ozonated water can be drunk and saline can be administered through an IV.
Can ozone therapy be administered at home?
It is possible to administer some of these treatments at home with the proper training. Ozone oils are available for home use.
Does ozone therapy really cure as many diseases as they claim?
This is a tough question to answer, but ozone’s track record speaks for itself. Because oxygen is such a rudimentary necessity, ozone is able to have a positive effect on a variety of diseases.
What is UBI?
UBI or Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation is known by a number of names including, Bio-Photonic therapy, Photo-oxidative therapy and others. It has been around since the 1920s during which time there have been over 200 clinical studies that have been published.
In a nutshell, a small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient, diluted with saline and then exposed to the ultraviolet light as it is re-infused back to the patient.
Why do you use those particular bands of light?
- UVA has immune modulating capabilities. If the immune system is suppressed or weakened, the photonic energy from this band of light can help to “kick start” the compromised system. On the flip side, if the immune system is overreacting as in the case of allergies, UVA’s natural properties help to calm it down.
- UVB is a good blend of both of the effects of UVA and UVC.
- UVC is germicidal meaning that it inactivates pathogens. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is often referred to as “the building blocks of life.” Each and every cell of a living organism contains DNA, which acts as the “blueprint” by which the cell is able to function and reproduce. UVC light is able to penetrate the cells of microorganisms and disrupt the structure of their DNA molecules. In doing so, the microorganism is prohibited from surviving and/or reproducing, thereby rendering it inactive and no longer pathogenic.
How does treating such a small amount of blood have such a wonderful effect?
A UBI treatment can be understood, at least when referring to the effects of UVC, as an auto-vaccine. Very simply, the small amount of blood containing the inactivated bacteria or virus is returned to the patient enabling its immuno-defense system to recognize and attack pathogens throughout the body. This kicks off a “cascade of healing” as the patients intricately designed immune system rises to the occasion and self-healing begins.
Is UBI safe?
There has historically been a complete absence of harmful effects, either immediate or delayed, when UBI is used properly. This has allowed clinical investigators to use this procedure over a period of 20 years and more on a single patient. Some patients may experience flushing, slight “flu-like” symptoms, a temporary rise in temperature or chills
What is O3UV?
O3UV is the combination of ozone (O3) and UBI (UV). More specifically, it is the combination of MAHT and UBI. Basically, blood is withdrawn, diluted with saline, infused with ozone and then fed past the UV light and back into the patient.
Why combine ozone and UBI?
World-renown ozone trainer, clinician and author Frank Shallenberger, MD pioneered this combination treatment at his clinic in Nevada. Dr. Shallenberger saw that ozone had some positive effects that UBI didn’t and vice-versa. He was a firm believer in both therapies and because they both are oxidative, germicidal and have almost no side effects, he began to run the ozone treated blood through the UBI machine before returning it to the patient. The effects were better than ever and the ozone/UBI treatment was born. Since that time there have been thousands of treatments performed with stunning results. Even more recently, we have come up with the term O3UV to refer to what we believe to be one of the better therapies available.
Can I use Ozone and UBI separately?
Absolutely. Both ozone and UBI are therapies that work very well even when only one or the other is used. If you simply choose to purchase one machine or the other, you will not be disappointed, however, our recommendation is that you incorporate both into your practice.
Why not just use conventional treatments?
Although modern medicine has greatly benefited societies as a whole, there are also ways in which it has greatly hampered overall health. There is more to healing than just giving medicine or cutting things out. Often medicines just mask symptoms and do little to treat the root causes. O3UV works with the immune system stimulating the body to “heal itself” which is truly the ultimate and only real way to healing.
What is holistic vet medicine?
Holistic (a.k.a. Integrative or Complementary) Veterinary Medicine is the examination and diagnosis of an animal, considering all aspects of the animal’s life and employing all of the practitioner’s senses, as well as the combination of conventional and alternative (or complementary) modalities of treatment. When a holistic veterinarian sees a pet, besides giving it a comprehensive physical examination, he/she wants to find out all about its behaviors, distant medical and dietary history, and its environment including diet, emotional stresses, and other factors.
Is O3UV better suited for a large animal as opposed to smaller pets?
No. Ozone is equally effective for large or small animals.
How much blood do I have to draw?
The total amount of fluid treated depends upon the size of the animal, but a good rule of thumb is about 1.5 ml of blood saline mix for every pound of body weight. The saline to blood ratio is 4:1 (four parts saline to one part blood). So for example, a 50 lb dog would have 15 ml of blood drawn and mixed with 60 ml of saline for a total of 75 ml. ozone is then mixed at a 1:1 ratio with the amount of blood that was drawn.
Can we take human studies and apply them to animals?
The answer is yes. Most studies begin with animals and progress to the human level and it is no different with ozone and UBI. There are many studies that show the efficacy and safety for both man and animals.
How do I know how much treatment to give?
Of course you need to follow the protocols for any given therapy, but the number of therapy sessions required to heal a specific illness will vary depending on the animal, overall health, whether it is chronic or acute, and other factors as well. Acute illnesses usually can be remedied within 1-3 treatments while chronic illnesses may take up to 10 – 12. You should see a response from most illnesses within 4-5 treatments. If no response is seen by that point, the clinician should evaluate whether O3UV will be effective method of treatment for the given animal/illness.
Which UV machine is right for me?
It depends on whether you are treating large animals or just small animals. With the Gorilla UV, you can treat both large (horses, cows…gorillas, etc.) and small (cats, dogs, etc.) animals, while the Chimp UV is designed for animals up to about 200 lbs (including Chimps).
When do I need to replace the bulbs in the UV machine?
We recommend replacing the bulb after 1,000 hours of use. This is far less than the stated bulb life and will ensure peak energy performance.
Do the machines require maintenance?
Both our UV and Ozone machines are virtually maintenance free. Replacing fuses or bulbs may be necessary after the machine has been used for a period of time.
How many times can I use the cuvette before replacing it?
The cuvette is a sterile single-use product. Re-sterilization of the cuvette is up to the discretion of the clinician.
How can I order?
The easiest way is just to order online. You can also call us at 517.925.8148 if you need help placing an order
What is your return policy?
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all products. Machines have a 180-day money-back guarantee. Please call us to start the return process.