Ozone is sometimes called “activated oxygen.” The name is actually quite appropriate because of the unstable nature of ozone. It all has to do with the number of oxygen atoms…
Ozone contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odor.
The third oxygen atom of ozone makes it extremely reactive. This atom readily attaches itself to other odor molecules. When contaminants such as odors, bacteria or viruses make contact with ozone, their chemical structure is changed to less odorous compounds. As more ozone attacks the remaining componds, the odor is evenually destroyed. This process is called oxidation. Ozone essentially reverts back to oxygen after it is used. This makes it a very environmentally friendly oxidant. Read more about ozone…
This stray, unattached third atom of oxygen is also called a “free radical“. They are very short-lived, , usually in the 1/10000 of a second range. But during this time they create damage. In the case of odors this is a good thing. Inside the body well, this can be good AND bad.
Minute amounts of free radicals are essential for many important functions of the immune system and other vital cellular activities.
For example, the immune system will actually generate free radicals to use in the process of removing a virus or bacteria. Only when high concentrations of free radicals are present, or when the levels of free radicals overwhelm the body’s ability to remove them, does a threat to our health occur. Maintaining the balance between free radical activity and antioxidant enzyme supply is one of the important functions of the body.” This quote is from Dr. Peter Rothschild, Free Radicals, Stress and Antioxidant Enzymes (University Labs Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 1991; 3-4.)
When the cells in the body encounter a free radical, it causes a little destruction in the cell. Constant free radical damage will eventually kill that cell. When the cells are damaged, the organism ages.
Even though it is true that ozone is an “activated oxygen“… it is NOT an activated STABILIZED oxygen. This is because of the electrical charge of oxygen atoms… They like to be together
“At standard temperature and pressure, oxygen is a very pale blue, odorless gas with the molecular formula O2, in which the two oxygen atoms are chemically bonded to each other with a spin triplet electron configuration…. Oxygen is the most abundant chemical element, by mass, in the Earth’s biosphere, air, sea and land. Oxygen is the third most abundant chemical element in the universe, after hydrogen and helium.About 0.9% of the Sun‘s mass is oxygen. Oxygen constitutes 49.2% of the Earth’s crust by mass and is the major component of the world’s oceans (88.8% by mass).Oxygen gas is the second most common component of the Earth’s atmosphere, taking up 20.8% of its volume and 23.1% of its mass (some 1015 tonnes).” from Wikipedia’s oxygen page
O4 oxozone (polyatomic tetraoxygen) That’s two oxygen molecles bonded together. Think about it… if ozone having 3 oxygen molecules is unstable because it is an odd number of oxygen atoms, then a molecule made of 4 oxygen atoms would be stable! And THIS is the oxygen in OxygenSuperCharger. O4 is stabilized within the liquid using a propriatary method to bond it to sea salt minerals. Once inside the body, when it’s bond does break down it becomes two beautiful molecles of oxygen that your body loves.
Originally posted 2012-08-25 01:15:18.
Robert December 10th, 2016
Posted In: Oxygen Supplements