If you’ve never heard of an O3 water jet sanitizer before, it can sound a little intimidating. Other names for it are ozone sanitizer, ozonator, or ozone generator. They don’t sound much better, do they?
It’s OK. With the scientific name comes a scientific explanation, but by the end of this article you’ll have a better understanding. We’ll explain how ozone sanitizers work, why people use them, and some additional uses, too.
How Ozone Sanitizers Work
Ozone (O3) is a natural chemical compound. It’s similar to the oxygen we breathe but it’s made up of three oxygen molecules instead of two (remember the chemical formulas O2 and O3?). You may remember that ozone contributes to the smell of rain that we’re so familiar with, too.
An ozone sanitizer is an alternative to chlorine because it disinfects water. It’s a safe method and has proven to be more effective than chlorine and other gaseous sanitizers.
There are bathtub add-ons that attach an ozone generator to the air supply of whirlpool jets. The addition of ozone purifies the water that enters.
Benefits of the O3 Water Jet Sanitizer
Here’s why people purify their bathwater with ozone.
#1: Skin Becomes Softer & Cleaner
As ozone purifies the water in your bath, it also cleanses your skin. The small size of the particles allow them to fully surround surfaces and give a deep clean. The result is softer & cleaner skin.
#2: It Can Improve Your Immune System
An ozone sanitizer removes bacteria and fungi (and more) from water and activates the immune system. If you like, you can read the scientific explanation below.
“Ozone administered at a concentration of between 30 and 55 μg/cc causes the greatest increase in the production of interferon and the greatest output of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-2. The production of interleukin-2 launches an entire cascade of subsequent immunological reactions.”Ozone therapy: A clinical review by A. M. Elvis and J. S. Ekta
In summary, it causes a series of reactions that is said to improve the immune system.
#3: It Can Treat Circulatory Issues & Wounds
Among the listed benefits of ozone in water is the ability to treat external wounds and circulatory issues. Many medical professionals have used it in practice and in studies. We recommend talking with your health care professional to learn more about the medical benefits of ozone.
More Uses of Ozone
A powerful cleaner, ozone has many practical uses other than in baths. Other ways to use it include ozone therapy where professionals inject ozone into the body to treat diseases, or in dental practices for oral hygiene.
It’s used to disinfect medical equipment, treat drinking water, disinfect foods, and more. Having said this, breathing in ozone from the air has harmful effects. Always follow proper instructions when using a device that produces ozone.
Disclaimer: This article was not written by health care professionals and should not be taken as professional advice. Please speak to a health care professional if you have concerns with your health or well-being.