Athletes can benefit from ozone therapy for both performance and recovery. sore muscles can be prevented by ozone therapy after a strenuous activity such as the comrades. Ozone therapy can increase an athlete’s performance by boosting the oxygenation of tissues while escalating the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which will lead to a speedy recovery and yield more energy to be expended. Ozone slows down the cells’ anaerobic fermentation and helps scale down the buildup of lactic acid. Studies have shown that the ozone steam sauna, “can induce physiological adaptations that can help increase endurance, the capacity to build muscle mass and increase brain function.” It works by increasing blood flow to the muscles, thereby minimizing the reliance on the stored local glycogen during strenuous activities. Blood flow to the heart is also increased, which reduces strain during the same workload. In one study, male runners who engaged in an average of 20-30 minute sauna sessions twice a week immediately after an intense run, resulted in a 32% increase in the distance they could run before reaching the point of exhaustion.



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