Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Diluting Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 07/02/2022

Well, if it was my first time and if I were to decide to regularly supplement and use hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) every day for any particular reason then the very first thing I would do is to make absolutely sure to read the definitive book on H2O2 -- called The One Minute Cure by Madison Cavanaugh -- which tells you all about how to use H2O2 to cure cancer(as well as many other diseases), how to detox your body, how to reverse brain damage(through oxygenation), how H2O2 also kills a wide range of bacteria, viruses, fungus and mycoplasma/mycobateria.

And if you read The One Minute Cure you will also realize that H2O2 in the blood, through its own useful action or because of the body's defensive enzymes(like catalase), will always break down into harmless water and oxygen -- both of which are also highly beneficial to the body.

And for serious problems like cancer, the book also recommends that you should supplement a daily dose of 25 drops of 35% hydrogen peroxide 3 times a day outside mealtimes. You should initially start with 2 drops, increasing by one drop each day until you reach 25 drops of H2O2 supplemented three times a day.

I'm currently using 3 drops of 35% H2O2 once a day. So, for the sake of comparison, that amount is equivalent to 33 drops of 3% H2O2 per day. I take that dose because it helps to flood my blood and my brain with oxygen, thereby giving me more energy. It also helps to protect me against any COVID-19 threat. I've also used 3 drops of 35% H2O2 + Methylene Blue drops to good effect for assisting my energy needs as well.

And, in the past, throughout all my H2O2 experimentation, I have never once felt bad or sick while taking H2O2 at the stated larger dosages. But that's probably because, for the last 15 years or so, I've been faithfully taking my own detox protocol(Lugols Iodine(8 drops/day), Milk Thistle(1000mgs twice a day w. meals), Selenium(200mcgs twice a day w. meals ), Mag Chloride(250mgs twice a day w. meals), Zinc(10mgs/day) NAC(600mgs twice a day w. meals) and Chromium Picolinate(800mcgs/day w. meals) every day.

And for all those who say they feel really sick when taking H2O2, I would advise that you should first detox for a while using either a lower starting dosage of H2O2 or just use my detox protocol above for a while. Because, like I said before, H2O2 is a great detoxer, so if you're body is already chock full of poisons like fluorine, bromine, chlorine, pharma drugs, Roundup Ready weedkiller(glyphosate), heavy metals and pesticides galore, then, of course, taking H2O2 could well promote the poisonous re-distribution of all said toxins in your body which will probably cause you to feel quite sick.

So, as I've said, when supplementing the higher H2O2 daily dose you should initially start with 2 drops of 35% H2O2 and just increase the dose by one drop every day until you are taking 25 drops 35% hydrogen peroxide 3 times a day(always outside mealtimes). The latter is the dose and frequency that is advised in the above book for all serious diseases like cancer.

But another way of taking H2O2 would be to take it at the lower dose that Ted from Bangkok suggests. I've always personally liked his one-capful-of-3%-H2O2-in-one-litre-of-water-per-day method myself for lesser problems like arthritis. No fuss, it's cheap and it's so easy. And it works. Read the book!

Food Grade Peroxide Cures

Posted by Troy (United States) on 06/17/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, been taking food grade Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy (H202) using the "The one minute cure" oral method and have to say I'm amazed at its success. Started it about 18 months ago after a good friend told me about his success.

I had 6 gall stone attacks with a few weeks that were painful as hell. I hate going to the doctor but eventually went because the pain got pretty bad. Doctor took xrays and said I had a gall stone that I would need surgery. I'm a bad eater and don't drink much water so I wasn't happy about forever having to eat healthy and lots of water. I also had a reoccurring Urinary tract infection for 3 years that antibiotics could never get rid of.

Also, kidney stones twice a year. Doc thought the kidney stones had caused a lot of scar tissue which the UTI infection could hide from the antibiotics. After a month or so of HP therapy the UTI infection and gall bladder stone completely disappeared and I've not had any re-occurrence since then. And let me tell you, I've pushed the limits on bad eating to see if the gallstone was really gone.

Furthermore, the HP therapy got rid of my smoker's cough, wheezing at night and I haven't had a kidney stone or been sick since (except once when I stopped taking the HP about 6 months ago and sure enough after a two weeks, I got one of the worst flu's of my life.) Started taking HP again and the flu went away in a few days and then stopped taking the HP again about a month ago. Doing the HP therapy is a pain in the but and I've been healthy as a horse so hard to find the motivation. However, just yesterday morning I noticed a slight consistent gallstone ache so I'm back to HP therapy. Just finished my second HP dose and this time I'm using a nebulizer.

I've heard there are better results over the oral method. Can't say I have any proof that the HP cured these ailments but I can say I have not taken any other remedies/medicines, did not improve my eating habits (except for first month after diagnosis of gal stone) and hardly any exercise. But I did improve my daily water intake. I believe the HP therapy fixed all my ailments. Since starting HP therapy I spoke with a few doctors to get their feedback and this is what I learned. From my VA doctor he said he has a couple patients that do it with success. He shared with me that when people do those Vitamin C IV's to fight off the flu, that the Vitamin C immediately turns into hydrogen peroxide and it makes sense that HP therapy would work. The extra Oxygen molecule breaks off and goes right to the blood stream and the rest turns to water. He said it makes perfect sense if properly diluted, Food Grade HP would cause no harm. My dentist from Bulgaria shared with me that everyone in Europe knows about this therapy as a cure-all and food grade HP is sold everywhere. She was surprised when I mentioned it since no one in the US knows about it.

My Naturopath doctor friend said HP therapy totally makes sense and should have similar results as Ozone therapy which he does a lot of at his clinic. He said he couldn't recommend this because it could jeopardize their licensing. If there was a drug screening or trial that proved HP therapy worked then he could. Since there is no money in HP there is zero likehood there will ever be a hydrogen peroxide therapy drug trial. Hope this helps.

Food Grade Peroxide Cures
Posted by Shauna (Usa) on 07/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

So I have been taking H202 for about a month and I feel amazing. I did the protocol and have found that a maintenance dose of 5-10 drops twice a day is working to keep me progressing and feeling better. I adjust it depending on how hungry I am at the time. If I haven't eaten a lot that day, I take a lower dose and usually eat about a half hour or 45 minutes after taking it.

I feel better if I don't try to starve myself to keep up with the schedule and just about every symptom I have is disappearing. Symptoms I didn't even think would ever go away. I feel amazing. I have energy. I can concentrate. I feel more positive. There used to be this tugging sensation behind my eye that made me feel stressed that is going away. I used to have some shortness of breath that is going away. I have been exercising again. I truly can't believe that something so simple has alleviated so many problems. Just amazing.

Diluting Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Weslo (Panama City Beach, Fl) on 04/27/2018 9 posts

I have taken it for years. I measure 6 ounces of distilled water in a glass and start with 3 drops 3 times a day from an eye dropper. Works great and does a great job.

Has stopped my lung cancer in its tracks. With lungs full of asbestos, I rely on it heavily. Knocked cancer out in 2005 and I am still going at 67 years old and working full time by choice.



Arthritis, Lung Mass

Posted by Jesse (Illinois) on 11/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've been using 10 drops twice a day for 2 years, with no side effects. I have degenerative arthritis and through MRI and lung capacity test was said to have a mass on my lungs. I did not return to the doctor but started this so called treatment because I had a dream about it. I have since returned to the doctor with no signs of a mass and no joint discomfort in my body. Haven't been sick of any kind and I've been sleeping longer and better, being in the past I only slept for 3 hrs a day.

I don't know why it works for me and not others but keep looking for proper solution maybe your bodies are already stressed and you need to take the process even slower, along with life style changes. Don't give up, ask God for the answers you seek and maybe they'll come as a dream.

Thank you for your time: God bless the world.

Food Grade Peroxide Tips by SWFowkes

Posted by Swfowkes (Cupertino, California) on 03/12/2017 46 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen peroxide tolerance builds up over time. Each time you expose yourself to a dose of hydrogen peroxide, you stimulate your production of catalase and glutathione peroxidase, which dismutate the extra hydrogen peroxide. So with regular exposure, your levels of these enzymes goes up, allowing a bigger dose to be tolerated. And with cessation of exposure, the enzymes drop back to their regular levels. So you should start with only one drop and work your way up. Depending on the strength of the peroxide stock solution you are using, this can be slow (if it is strong), or fast (if it is weak).

In children (and adults) with Down's syndrome, they naturally have higher hydrogen peroxide levels all the time. This happens because they have an extra copy of their 21st chromosome, which carries the superoxide dismutase gene. Their SOD enzyme levels are roughly 50% higher, and this depletes superoxide (the substrate, or input to SOD) and raises hydrogen peroxide (the output, or product of SOD). As a result of this higher H2O2, their catalase and glutathione peroxidase go up, and stay up, just as if they were taking peroxide supplementally.

Food grade hydrogen peroxide can come in strengths varying from 3% to 35%. So you'd have to use 10-12 drops of 3% before you'd get to the same level as one drop of 35%.

Hydrogen peroxide is a general stimulant to metabolic rate. Low metabolic rate is a pro-viral influence, so H2O2 might show antiviral effects. But this is not guaranteed as there are other pro-viral factors other than low metabolic rate that might be involved in a particular person's situation.

And even if low metabolic rate IS a cause for you, H2O2 might not be the most effective way to compensate. If your low metabolic rate is caused by low levels of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism), it will provide only a limited benefit. If your low metabolic rate is caused by lack of thyroid receptor activity, heavy metal toxicity, an overly alkaline diet, estrogen dominance, or a nutritional deficiency of some kind, the peroxide effect will be limited. But if your low metabolic rate is caused by low oxygen availability in your mitochondria, the peroxide might seem like a miracle cure.

By the way, most lipid-enveloped viruses are not "gotten rid of" by therapies. They merely encourage the virus to attenuate so that it is inactive or silent. With herpes, for example, roughly 99% of the human race is infected, but only a few percent have repetitive flareups. So even people who say they do not have herpes actually do have herpes. The average person who dies of old age has more herpes virions and genomes their body than they do human cells of all types combined. This is why scientists have found herpes actively replicating in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease at autopsy. The metabolic failures that occur at death are very similar to the metabolic imbalances that cause people to have regular flare ups. Only worse. (OK, you can chuckle here.) So the secret to finding a successful herpes (or other virus) treatment is matching the intervention to the metabolic imbalance. When you do that well, you get good results. And sustainable results. If you do not get good results, or if your results are not sustainable, then you need to keep searching.

I hope this helps.

Food Grade Instructions

Posted by Adriamarievigg (Rochester, Ny) on 07/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't find any step by step testimonials so I thought I'd write one.

I bought 35% Food Grade from our local health food store & a gallon of distilled water. I measured out 1 1/4 cup of water, dumped that out and added 1 1/4 cup of H2O2 to make a gallon of 3% solution.

Never use the 35% straight in a glass of water. Only mix 3% solution in with your glass of water!

I started slow with three drops in a 20oz glass of purified water on an empty stomach. Because my schedule didn't allow me to drink it 3x a day, I only drank it once in the morning.

Now everyone's experience is's what happened to me.

I experienced nausea...a lot of nausea. I had to gradual increase # of drops every day. If the nausea got to be too much I would reduce the drops until I could tolerate it and then start going back up. My goal was to drink 1 oz a day. Although I did reach this goal I couldn't maintain it. The nausea was too much, so I dropped down to .5 oz. I did this routine everyday for 2 months

Other symptoms included pooping a lot, anal itching, some sinus problems, head cold like stuff, intense fatigue in the afternoon, facial breakouts, some small rashes, back aches, joint aches and some headaches. Each individual symptom only lasted 3-7 days.

The good news: I did have a lot of energy in the morning and my mood improved. My Blood Pressure went from 132/90 to 115/90. My thyroid increased. My oral health improved. My gums were no longer bleeding and irritated and I didn't have any cavities (I usually have at least 1-3 every time I go), my appetite decreased, and I didn't crave junk food anymore.

I'm very thankful I found this website. It truly has changed my life for the better.


Posted by J.medina Bey (Nyc) on 03/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Although all doctors know of Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide 35% they all deny the fact of it's healing power due to being discredited by medical field and the other being there is no money to be made with healthy people so if and only you get a doctor who recommends peroxide 35%, it's a doctor who has morals and honors the Hippocratic oath, which is not to lie cause that's what they swore to.

As for me, I've been taking 35% food grade peroxide for almost two years now and I can speak from my own experience that I first took it with the recommended dosage of 3 drops three time a day and elevate by adding one drop per day at three times until you reach 25 drops a day at three times per day then do the same process in reverse until you get back down to the recommended maintenance of 3 drops per day at three times a day, what it did for me in just a matter of two weeks is it cured my asthma which I suffered from since a child and now I am able to breath and enjoy life better and I use it in my water to clean it but always know that unless you have a reverse osmosis filtration unit to purify your water you will never have your water fully clean without all the chemicals that are drinking/tap water contains. One thing to remember which you can look up if you choose to, is that it might give you side effects in a good way meaning if your a person who's body is very ill the peroxide will flush out your system first of all the radicals you have in you which is great and then you will start to see a very significant change in your health so don't be alarmed it's the way it works you and always when using it drink and if diluting use distilled water if someone can't afford a method of purifying your water I recommend to drink distilled water cause it's nothing like the BS spring water that's no different from the tap water in one's home yep for those who didn't know your wasting money when you buy spring water cause it's just same thing as tap but distilled is processed in a whole different matter which you can look up as well.


Dangers of Food Grade Peroxide

Posted by Ebb (Sonoma, CA) on 12/24/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hello earthclinic, I'm about to start hydrogen peroxide therapy and came to your site here for advice and education. Believe I've read 100s of posts on the subject. FGHP is dangerous stuff.

Somehow this has not been hammered in to many of your posters. I think you, separately from obviously knowledgeable posters state somewhere and somehow -- where it is always commonly seen -- that FGHP is diluted TWICE before drinking. (at least twice)

First, 35% MUST be DILUTED with pure water: 1 part HP to 11 parts water. This is called 3%...

Second, before 3% is ingested it must be AGAIN DILUTED by eyedropper in more pure water (of at least 7-8oz, whatever...) for any therapy session.!!!

Especially for first timers, and for people who don't take the time to read posts, or don't understand them because they are not complete in themselves to understand. What is stated above here is not understood by many posters, and even some posters already in their own version of 'the HP therapy'.... Which I see is wrong, or they themselves have not interpreted the protocol correctly, or state it in a confusing way. And seem to be advising others what the correct protocol is, but is NOT.

It seems very easy for people to damage themselves by not completely understanding what they are embarked on with HP. It should be made totally clear. Thanks, Ebb 12/24/2015

Food Grade Peroxide Cures

Posted by Al (Toronto, Canada) on 11/11/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am going to say only one thing to all..I have been drinking a 500 ml bottle of water infused with 12 drops of h2o2 35% every day for over 5 years. I am not dead, sick or have any weird symptoms what so ever..however I feel unbelievable and what's far I am convinced that it cures or prevents or just blocks only one thing for sure..don't get me wrong I am fairly confident what it does in other areas but only convinced of one.. break through for sure

Blood Sugar

Posted by Rochelle (Bouton, Ia) on 09/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My diabetes was out of control, A1C was 13 two months ago, which means my glucose was 300 or higher. I started using the food grade hydrogen peroxide, still using insulin, now I'm getting glucose readings of 100 to 160. Can't wait to see my doc's reaction after next A1C! I do not know if I will reveal my secret.

Food Grade Peroxide Cures

Posted by Jan (yon) (Danville, Il) on 08/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've used food grade hydrogen peroxide for years.

To get 3% mix 1 part 35% to 11 parts distilled water. If you use 1 ounce of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide, you must add 11 ounces of distilled water to make a 3% solution.

I was almost crippled after a car accident, I had sciatica nerve damage and a 'charlie horse' that would grip the right side of my back several times a day. I could not raise my head up and walking was slow and painful. Ol' dummy doc gave me opiates for nearly 2 years. He said I'd be in a wheel chair in a few years. I started researching and took hydrogen peroxide therapy. Within 2 months I had eliminated 90% of the pain, I could raise my head and walk normally, eventually the sciatica healed and I spray 3% solution into my lungs and inhale every day with a fine mist bottle.

I have never been sick since. Doctors don't know anything but drug dealing. I am now pain free.

Food Grade Stabilizers

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Well here's something interesting that I've just found. I use HP quite alot, looks like the FDA are trying to squeeze out HP for internal use completely. Probably part of their Codex Alimentarius tactics. It seems that perhaps even food grade HP may not even be so safe from additives. Here are some extracts:

"Food grade and Technical grade hydrogen peroxide are essentially the same. However, the FDA regulates among other things the processing of Food grade hydrogen peroxide.

For Example:

The manufacturer produces 10 drums of technical grade H2O2. He would test the first and the last drum for quality and purity. The FDA inspects or test all 10 drums. All 10 drums are now considered to be food grade H2O2 after the additives added by the manufacturer for compliance. If the packager pours food grade H2O2 out of one of those drums into a smaller container, it is no longer a "food grade" unless that smaller container is also tested for the FDA compliance."

"Hydrogen Peroxide Grades

3% Hydrogen Peroxide (Drug/Grocery Store Variety)
Used as antimicrobial agent for treating wounds and sanitizing agent
[Made from 50% Super D Peroxide, Diluted. Contains stabilizers - phenol, acetanilide, sodium stanate, tetrasodium phosphate among them.]
[This peroxide contains known chemicals do not ingest!]

6% Hydrogen Peroxide
Used by Beauticians for Coloring Hair. Used as sanitizing agent.
Comes in strengths labeled 10,20,40 volume. Must have activator added to be used as a bleach.
[Contains stabilizers, additives, and impurities dependent on manufacturing and dilution process. Do not ingest.]

30% Re-Agent Hydrogen Peroxide
Used in medical research.
[Contains stabilizers, additives, and impurities dependent on manufacturing and dilution process. Do not ingest.]

30-32% Electronic Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Used for washing transistors and integrated chip parts before assembly.
[Contains stabilizers, additives, and impurities dependent on manufacturing and dilution process. Do not ingest.]

35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (Also 50% Food Grade H2O2)
[....*....]. Also used to spray inside of foil lined containers for food storage - known as the aseptic packaging system. [...*...additional information removed for FDA compliance]
[Contains stabilizers, additives, and impurities dependent on manufacturing and dilution process.
--e.g. This Food Grade Hyrogen Peroxide is Stabilized using tin based formulations ]

35% Technical Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Used for waste water treatment and the disinfection of potable water, cosmetics, and laundry applications. [...*...additional information removed for FDA compliance] [May contain a small amount of phosphorus to neutralize any chlorine in the water it is combined with.]
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET & Technical Details: Hydrogen Peroxide (20 to 40%)

35% Standard Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (Also 50%, 60%, 70% Standard Grades)
Used mainly for bleaching in the pulp and paper industry and in the textile industry; oxidation reactions in the chemical industry; environmental processes (detoxification and deodorization). Used for Waste water treatment.
[Contains stabilizers, additives, and impurities Do not ingest.]

90% Hydrogen Peroxide
Used by the military as a source of Oxygen at Cape Canaveral. Used as a propulsion source in rocket fuel.

99.6% Hydrogen Peroxide
This was first made in 1954 as an experiment to see how pure a hydrogen peroxide could be manufactured. "

It seems that even food grade HP will have stannous or tin stabilizers in it at a minimum. This won't stop me using HP though, since I only use drops anyway, but the article is interesting.