When using ozone insufflations, it is important to know which ozone strength is appropriate. Below you will find a quick guide on amounts of gamma (ug/ml) and for what they are usually recommended.
5-15 gamma – Very low dose of ozone, which might be necessary for some who have severe Herxheimer reactions at higher gamma doses. A Herxheimer reaction occurs when undesirable cells are killed off faster than the body is used to and can include symptoms like fever, headache, chills, anxiety and other reactions. It might not be practical for most people to start in this range, but for those who might be more sensitive to ozone this is a good place to start.
15-30 gamma – Low dose of ozone; this range is where most people will want to start their treatments. It’s best to start at these lower settings so that you can determine how your body responds to low doses of ozone. Once you have established there isn’t any bloating, cramping, or any other signs that the insufflations are causing side effects, you can titrate up to higher doses. If there is a severe Herxheimer reaction, it will probably be best to drop to the previous range of settings (5-15 gamma).
30-50 gamma – Moderate dose of ozone; this is the ideal setting range for most people, although not everyone will want to start insufflations in this range. Ozone at this dosage may help to enhance ATP production, increase endogenous anti-oxidant enzymes in the body, and stimulate immune system messengers such as interferon, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-2 (IL-2). This is when it is thought that ozone really starts to help your body fight infections.
50-65 gamma – High dose of ozone; not recommended for beginners. It is highly recommended to titrate up to these doses after starting with smaller amounts. The ozone in this gamma range is going to exhibit an extreme anti-microbial effect. Ozone will effectively destroy all bacteria (including biofilms), viruses and fungi when it comes into contact, both topically and internally.
65-72 gamma – Ceiling dose for most people – Anytime you go over 65 gamma there is significant risk for oxidative stress. You should titrate up to these doses in order to help determine how you will respond to lower doses before approaching these higher doses.
72+ gamma – Not recommended – Ozone administered higher than 72 gamma is shown to suppress the immune system and inhibit tissue growth. It’s not recommended to go higher than this because you are increasing your chances of irritation and other side effects like oxidative stress.