Drinking ozonated water is not an easy subject to nail down because there is very little scientific evidence for its effectiveness, which is different from blood or rectal treatments with ozone.
Ozonated water for the washing of wounds and dental purposes has significant scientific research, dating back to WWI. But the drinking of ozone water is almost ignored by most scientific ozone organizations, perhaps due to its unknown complexities.
This doesn’t mean that drinking ozone water has no benefit. It means that we don’t know exactly how or if it works. Most ozone doctors claim that ozone water is safe to drink.
There is preliminary data that suggests it’s effectiveness for Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection that can cause severe stomach ulcers. (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
The majority of people drinking ozone water do it for one of these reasons:
- They feel better when they do. Perhaps placebo, perhaps not.
- A doctor or authority figure told them to do it based on their clinical observations. They see people who get better with it but don’t know exactly why.
- There are some people making embellished claims on drinking ozone water because they profit by selling the equipment. It is either negligence in researching, an almost blind trust in the effectiveness, personal experience, or a malicious endeavor to profit (I don’t think this is likely, knowing them)
- Testimonies of people touting the benefits of drinking ozone water.