At a Glance:
Ozone oil pills are what they sound like — small capsules filled with ozone oil that you can swallow with plenty of water.
Ozone oil is created when ozone gas is infused into a base oil, such as olive oil. This creates peroxides which have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. The peroxides in the oil also help foster a healing response in the tissue by stimulating growth factors.
Ozone oil can be used on the skin, in the mouth, taken orally, or rectally/vaginally. For the purposes of this article, I’m only covering orally consumed ozone oil pills. You can read about ozone oil for the skin here or ozone suppositories for the gut/vagina here.
Some confusion and false promises surround ozone oil pills.
Ozone oils are a known antiseptic. They also stimulate growth factors to promote healing. Dr. Velio Bocci wrote the following about the topical (on the skin) use of ozone oil:
"I would like to predict that the application of ozonated oil, a simple and inexpensive remedy, will become far more useful than expensive pharmaceutical creams and will herald a medical revolution for the topical treatment..."
While ozone oil for the skin is well-documented with proven benefits, taking it by mouth is only slightly demonstrated for stomach infections, ulcers, and some parasites. There are some anecdotal reports that it may assist with gut issues (candida, leaky gut, etc.) but this is largely unknown.
However, ozone oil pills are not a replacement for ozone therapy. They do not do the same thing and do not appear to have systemic benefits.
Ozone therapy has been demonstrated for tremendous benefits. However, ozone oil pills have an entirely different effect and mechanism of action. None of the scientific literature suggests that ozone oil pills are comparable to ozone therapy.