Our ability to produce oxidants like reactive oxidant species (ROS), more commonly known as free radicals, is a core function of our immune system. The immune system uses ROS production as a key weapon for fighting invading pathogens and initiating tissue repair. When there are more pro-oxidants than antioxidants, however, you end up with a redox imbalance and may be under threat of oxidative stress.
With the growing focus on diet and its impact on one’s overall health, certain buzzwords are often overused as a marketing ploy to increase sales. Some good examples of terms and phrases are words like superfoods, probiotics, all-natural, multigrain, and gluten-free, just to name a few. While these terms aren’t inherently bad, marketing teams misuse them to their advantage, sometimes casting the product they’re marketing in a misleading light.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought water quality back to the headlines. We now know how the residents of Flint were poisoned by lead, and more stories are arising from around the country. Flint is far from the only city facing this problem. Other cities in Michigan and around the country score even higher when it comes to lead.
Because ozone is a very powerful oxidizing agent, it tends to be very reactive. That’s why it’s important to understand that not all materials are appropriate for use with ozone. Because of the chemical properties of ozone we can deduce that certain materials will be better than others. We will analyze them in this article.
When doing ozone therapy, you will need to have an oxygen source feeding into the ozone generator. This can be done in several different ways. You can use an oxygen concentrator, a medical oxygen tank, or an industrial oxygen tank. In this article we will examine why it is important to use a direct oxygen feed and why an ambient feed should never be used for ozone therapy.
As temperatures drop and we spend more time indoors, the quality of the air in our homes becomes even more important. There are a lot of options to purify the air, and all have their advantages. If your concerns include viruses, mildew, mold, and other airborne contaminates, you might want to consider ozone.
What is ozone? Have you ever been outside following a lightning strike and experienced the clean, fresh smell the lightning creates? That smell is ozone, nature’s personal air purifier. Obviously we can’t unleash lightning in our homes, but ozone generators make it simple to bring that natural process inside.
The debate about whether glass or ceramic cells are better for ozone generators has been going on for some time. We did the research and have compiled and a summary of how they differ and which one is ultimately better.
Neck pain can vary from a minor annoyance to a debilitating condition, and a growing number of people are well on their way to ensuring lifelong pain. One of the most common causes is one of the most innocuous: posture.
Smoking is something everyone knows is unhealthy, but it’s also one of the hardest habits to get over. However, it is possible to kick it and finally take control of your life using some creative tactics.
There is nothing more integral to our survival than the food we eat and the water we drink. Without sustenance, we can’t function. Without properly balanced sustenance, we can function, but not often in a healthy way. While many, many books can be written about foods and what they can do for (or to) the human body, one of the best changes we can make is actually extremely simple.