Ozonated olive oil has been used around the world for a very long time. In the early 1900s, some tuberculosis patients were treated by breathing ozone that had been bubbled through oil. After several treatments the olive oil had turned into a gel that held ozone well and was soon being used as a topical treatment for a variety of ailments. Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest scientific minds in history, became the first to market ozonated olive oil, and by 1904 it was selling in pharmacies across the United States as Glycozone.
The use of ozonated oils and ozone therapy flourished in the United States in the early and mid 1900s. When pharmaceutical companies began to heavily market antibiotics, they urged doctors to push the new drugs over natural treatments. Today, ozonated olive oil and other forms of ozonated oils are making a big comeback due to the wide range of potential uses without the long list of side effects found in many other methods. Ozone is now used in over 20 countries.
What exactly is ozonated olive oil and what can it do?
Ozone olive oil is created when pure ozone is bubbled through oil for an extended period. When it becomes fully saturated it turns into a gel that can last up to a year at room temperature or up to ten years refrigerated. Oil that is not fully saturated will remain in a liquid state and doesn’t hold the amount of ozone that the gel does.
In a lab test, ozonated olive oil was shown to destroy e.Coli and staph, and has been known for years to fight viruses, bacteria, some parasites, fungi and more through oxidation and the stimulation of new cell production. Some doctors that have used ozonated oils report an increase in the speed of a postoperative healing process through reduced inflammation and improved blood flow that helps prevent infections and reduce pain.
Other users have reported improvements when using ozone oils for bacterial infections, acne, athlete’s foot, bed sores, cold sores, cuts, wounds, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, ringworm, leg ulcers, bruises, blackheads, shingles, diaper rash, fungal infections, hemorrhoids, herpes simplex, psoriasis, spider bites and more.
How is ozonated olive oil made?
There are a variety of ways to make ozonated oils but several things are important if you’re looking for the best quality: a high purity oxygen source, ultra pure ozone, a cold process and a clean environment. The best ozone oils are made when very high purity oxygen is passed through the ozone generator, which then bubbles ozone into the oil in a sterilized glass container. The ozone generator needs to be a cold process generator that doesn’t create excess heat. Heat kills ozone and can damage the integrity of the oil.
You’ll then want the finished gel to be poured into sterilized glass jars that are refrigerated before they are sent to you. Ozonated olive oil in plastic jars can suffer from leaching of the plastic over time.
The future is bright for ozonated oils
Ozonated olive oil has been popular for a very long time but in the modern era, ozone is finding its place in other oils as well, including ozonated jojoba, sunflower, hemp, coconut and avocado.
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