When you have a viral or bacterial infection, everyone in the know can agree that oxygen is one of the most important things your body needs to heal tissue and fight the disease. Ozone, or three oxygen atoms, is toxic to viruses but harmless to your cells and has even been shown to boost immune function. With bacteria, ozone heals the body by puncturing the membrane of the bacteria, causing it to “blow up” and spill its contents. With viruses, ozone destroys the virus’s outer shell and wreaks havoc on the RNA and DNA of the virus so that it dies or can no longer reproduce. Ozone is actually 10 times faster than chlorine at killing germs, yet it’s harmless to the surrounding cells. Our bodies are made to handle oxygen; however, they’re not prepared to handle the lack of oxygen.