Ice baths may not sound all that pleasant to most people. Who wants to sit in a tub full of icy water? But then again, ozone therapy is also one of those modalities that sound contradictory until you get into the science behind it. That’s what this website is all about — showing you the benefits and research behind some of the lesser known therapies so you can make informed decisions about your health.
Read on to learn:
An ozone ice bath is when a person emerges themselves into ice cold water treated with a therapeutic dose of ozone. A session typically lasts for 2 - 8 minutes or as the person is able to tolerate.
It’s a combination of two different therapies, providing oxygenation and antioxidants from ozone therapy and the multitude of benefits from cold exposure.
Ozone therapy safety is well established through a litany of research. It has demonstrated a lower adverse event rate than the use of aspirin.
However, even though ozone can be used in many parts of the body, it cannot be used directly into the lungs. This is why it gets a bad rap, because it causes irritation when people breathe it. But it can be safely applied to other parts of the body, in this case the skin.
Dr. Emma Borrelli, an almost unparalleled scientist in ozone therapy wrote,
“It is useful to remember that oxygen-ozone for topical cutaneous use, by applying bags to the lower limbs in case of atrophic ulcers and in localized infections, is used by many decades in Europe, and that during these treatments no skin damage has ever been reported due to the contact of ozone with the skin.”
Until recently, it was not believed ozone penetrated the skin, so it was primarily used for wound healing.
However, Dr. Emma Borrelli did an interesting study called, “Transcutaneous ozone therapy: an underestimated medical practice”. Transcutaneous is the medical term for skin penetration.
In the study, Dr. Borrelli placed patients into a steam sauna with medical grade ozone gas being filtered into it.
During the study and for 24 hours after, she measured blood biomarkers of the patients.
She found an increase in oxygenation and improved antioxidant parameters.
This means the ozone sauna created a systemic reaction within the body, demonstrating that ozone does not just stay on the skin. It was a similar reading you would get from doing IV ozone, although much research is still needed to understand how they compare.
Dr. Borrelli wrote this about transcutaneous ozone therapy:
“its use appears promising in the course of:
a. diseases of the musculoskeletal system
b. as an immune adjuvant in neoplasms
c. peripheral arteriopathies
e. dermatitis, psoriasis, high severity lipodystrophy
f. chronic degenerative diseases (COPD, neurodegenerative
To get technical, it was not the ozone that passed through the skin. But it created compounds (lipid peroxides and reactive oxygen species) which were then absorbed by the body and caused a systemic reaction.
This is the same type of response you see in other forms of ozone therapy, so she deduced that creating a similar response may work with similar ailments.
Ozone skin exposure has been used clinically for decades. The scientific community has long known about its ability to help with wound healing and other skin issues. But a lot of doctors have been adamant that it also helped people with chronic disease. Clinicians were getting results but didn’t necessarily know the mechanism of action. Understanding the use of ozone on the skin for a systemic benefit was far behind the well-known mechanism of action for other forms of ozone therapy.
Now we know a little more.
More research is needed, as this evidence is not entirely conclusive. However, many people swear by transcutaneous ozone therapy. Anecdotes often precede the research in this field, so we’re optimistic about the clinical results, despite not having the hard research ironed out.
We don’t believe it can yet be considered a replacement for IV, rectal, or vaginal ozone. Because those are well understood and demonstrate fantastic clinical results in energy, metabolism, oxygenation, and more.
However, ozone ice baths may have a greater effect on anti-aging and beauty care for the skin. Certainly the ice bath portion has a lot of benefits in and of itself. The two therapies are combined for the ultimate health session.
Cold therapy alone is known for many benefits. It’s a hormetic therapy that stimulates the body toward healing.
These are just some of the benefits of ice baths:
In my opinion, it’s possibly one of the most underestimated interventions for optimizing and restoring the body to a healthy state.
Benefits of transcutaneous (skin) ozone therapy:
So you can see why these two therapies are a good match for each other. They work with many of the same issues with entirely different mechanisms. Isn’t the body incredible?
It’s difficult to say there are specific “uses” for Morozko Forge cold plunges (although there certainly are). It’s kind of like saying, “this is the use of exercise.” Well, exercise just helps the body to build back stronger and stronger.
Cold plunge therapy helps the body to correct and optimize, similar to exercise.
These are some of the top reasons cold exposure therapy combined with ozone therapy is used:
These are side effects of cold exposure:
Deliberate cold exposure is quite safe. You get out whenever you feel ready.
Most ice baths have an ozone generator for keeping the water clean. Ozone is a strong antiseptic so it dismantles bacteria build up.
However, only Morozko Forge Ice Baths have a therapeutic level of ozone delivered into the water.
They use a medical grade ozone generator to achieve this, rather than a small generator that is typically used for fish tanks.
An ice bath company needs to use medical grade ozone equipment to deliver the appropriate amount of ozone.
Most ice baths use a small, fish tank ozone generator that is good for eliminating bacteria, but not powerful enough to deliver a whole body ozone therapy.
The only ice bath on the market that takes ozone therapy seriously is produced by Morozko Forge.
Here’s how it can benefit you…
The ice bath by Morozko Forge truly is an unparallelled three-in-one therapeutic agent — combining cold therapy, ozone therapy and grounding therapy.
Are there cheaper ice baths out there? Sure. For pete’s sake, you can make your own out of a chest freezer. But you know the old phrase “you get what you pay for”. A DIY ice bath (or any other ice bath on the market, for that matter) compared to the Morozko Forge is like a unicycle compared to a luxury sports car.
I cannot express enough how much better you will feel. Everything from mood to hormones to skin are optimized. It’s YOUR body that does the work. This is one of the best tools to stimulate your body to do that work.
It took me a while to end up buying one. But once I understood what it does, it was a no brainer. It’s hard to put a price on health.
What costs more?
I’m sorry for being a little pushy here. It’s hard to convince people via a written article. But I’m truly passionate about this because of how I’ve seen cold exposure transform myself and benefit others. If I could, I would put one of these in every single home because it’s one of the most potent health optimizers in my opinion.
Plus, it’s pretty cool. I enjoy doing ice baths with family and friends, having proselytized over ten people in my immediate circle who swore “I could never do an ice bath”. Now they regularly do them.
People get nervous. They get in and feel like they accomplished something. And they come out in a fantastic mood. So it’s really fun to do in group settings. Maybe we could get rid of alcohol and just replace it with cold exposure? ;)
With one purchase, I changed the trajectory of health for my entire family and some friends.
Morozko Forge Ice Bath:
Because it’s a three in one therapy, you’re getting a $21,250 product for $9,900.
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Many people are worried about hypothermia, which is a dangerous lowering of body heat.
However, according to Dr. Thomas Seager, there has never been a dangerous situation in the literature or his experience when it is deliberate cold exposure.
Deliberate cold exposure just means you get in when you want and you get out when you want. The key is to listen to your body.
That being said, here are general guidelines:
Rules of the Forge: