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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects


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Posted by Allison (Houston, Texas) on 05/12/2009
1 out of 5 stars


When I came upon your section of hydrogen peroxide, I find the information very interesting and plan on trying out the oral and nasal inhaling method of HP. But Please caution your readers on the possible danger of using hydrogen peroxide in ENEMAS as suggested by someone on the section of different uses of hydrogen peroxide. Our colons are full of different kinds of bacterias. Wouldn't the oxygenating or bubbling effect be SO TREMENDOUS once the enema is administered that one could get an exploding intestine from the amount of gases created upon contact of HP with all the bacterias?

Replied by J
(Bedford, Pennsylvania)

I have used H2O2 enemas. As long as they are administered CORRECTLY, there is nothing to worry about. Be sure to use ONLY 3% H2O2 and no more than 3 tbs per each enema (no less than 1 quart of water). There will be slight fizzing, but it is just expelled when the enema is released; if done correctly, you certainly will not explode, but H2O2 can be very dangerous so for anyone considering H2O2 enemas, please carefully learn how to do them or you could cause damage.


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Posted by Ciarán (Dublin) on 02/20/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hi people.

I have been using food grade h2o2 for about 2 weeks and am absolutely amazed at how energised I have become since using it. Initially I did have flu like symptoms for 3-4 days but that has now ceased. I am buying h20s from an online co. in the UK through ebay. I recommend it its use in accordance with appropriate guidance. Good luck to all.

Posted by Jordan (Sacramento, CA) on 05/04/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Hey everyone, I tried to use 3% food grade h2o2 for a mouthwash 2 times a day and on the second day my mouth became really dry and I got a canker sore under my tongue, but I felt really energetic. I was wondering if I should dilute it more or maybe Just try the drops instead because that's much less potent, but I'm also afraid to take it internally. Do any of you have a suggestion. I would much appriciate your feedback. I suffer from candida and would really like to put an end to it. Thanks!

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Canada)

You can dilute it to 1.5% solution for mouthwash (preferably with distilled water) and you could also add to it some baking soda. Search EC. There is so many ways to use h2o2 for health. You can put some h2o2 in your bath. Search web for h2o2+bath ... You will also find many articles about h2o2 there http://educate-yourself.org/hp/index.shtml

Good Luck

Replied by Linda
(Canterbury, Kent/United Kingdom)

Hi, we had the same issue with our hot tub - not wanting to use Bromine. We now use a product call "Clear choice" (for the past two years) which comes from the US, and uses bioremediation. It is very effective, very economical, not harmful and a lot cheaper than all the other chemicals.

Posted by Ben (Cape Town, South Africa) on 03/16/2009
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I am taking 7 drops x 3 daily after coming down from 17 x 4 daily (25 X 3 times were just too much H202 at a time) At the same time I am taking a bath in H202 daily. Sometimes I feel a little queesy. Tell me, am I overdoing the h202 intake because besides pulling my face whenever I think of H2O2 I feel just wonderfully alive. Anyone out there who knows?

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Replied by Glenys
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Ben (and any others who have done the HP drops in water therapy}. What's your feedback now? I have been looking into this for some time now, have ordered some food grade HP, but I am still scared to try it! I don't seem to be able to find much feedback from people who have completed it successfully and still recommend it. There seems to be a lot of feedback where people get to a certain stage, then either give up or you don't hear anything from them ever again. So - feedback from people where it's worked, pleeease. Thankyou.

Replied by Tina
(Vancouver, Canada)
5 out of 5 stars

Glenys, I have been using 3% H2O2 Orally for just over a month working my way up to 25 Drops/3 times a day for 2 weeks now, and I feel great. I have been recently diagnosed with Rheumatiod Arthritis, and living with it for 1.5 yrs. It was sudden onset, and extreamly painful, to the point where I was suddenly using a cane to walk short distance's. I started feeling the positive effects right off the bat, and would definatly recomend it as worth a try. I have gone from taking a handful of pills every morning just to walk to stopping all med's including my allergy medication. The only side effects I have experienced are extreme thirst, high energy and weight loss. Also recently my muscles have become sore, because after a year and a half, I am actually using them again. I say Yeah to H2O2. Deffinatly give it a try, just remember to take on an empty stomach, and follow the drop schedule.

Replied by Glenys
(Wellington, New Zealand)


I have started. I am going very slowly - I am increasing by one drop of 35% each day, and only once a day. Chicken eh? lol. I'm up to 14 drops in a huge glass of fildered water, which I take first thing in the morning. I feel ok. So far, I have some very smelly diarrhea, which I'm assuming is good - getting rid of toxins etc, but nothing that freaks me out yet. I'm intending to keep increasing by about one drop per day until I'm taking the 20 drops three times a day. I will keep posting. lotslove. Glenys

Replied by Glenys
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Ok, I got up to 15 drops three times a day, but only for a few days. I take my hat off to those brave souls who get this far and keep going - I couldn't - Disgusting LOL! I was feeling nauseous, not from the effects, but from the taste - just couldn't handle even the thought of it. So now I've backed down to 15 drops in 750 mls water once a day, and am trying the inhalation method for the rest of the day. Not into the habit of remembering yet, but will get there. I wasn't sick to start off with, but I came across this site when I had a week off work with sinusitis, and I'll give this therapy my best shot for a while - see if I can fix my nose. I am sqirting 2% up my nose too, when my nose gets blocked. At first I couldn't even tolerate the smallest amount of HP in my nose, but now I almost welcome the sting. So far, I DO feel good, and I think my sinuses are improving. I will post again. Good luck everyone.

Replied by Tina
(Vancouver, Canda)

Hi Glenys, bin a bit busy lately, more energy and the sun is shining. I have stuck with the HP oral drops now for 4 months, and am almost pain free. I only suffer from tendon pain and muscle pain latelty, which my chiropractor believes might be from the rapid weight loss I experienced, I dropped 20 lbs in the first 3 months. I have posted another entry dated April 14, 2009 which is page one of the peroxide page at the moment which has more details of what I have been experienceing lately. I am glad that you gave it a try.

Replied by Max
(San Jose, Costa Rica)

Hi Gleny, try the fresh coconut water if you have the HP taste as a problem. Its cheap and easy. Its like sterilized water made by nature, only better. Once you come to the maintenance level, try 5 to 10 drops (food Grade HP 35%) per nut every day. I am sure you will not feel the HP taste and receive some added benefits from the coconut water. I dont know if finding coconuts is a problem for you, if so, try with fresh apple juice. Rgs, Max

Replied by Bruce
(New Westminster, British Columbia)

This is in response to " Tina's" post from Vanvouver. I was wondering where in this city of Vancouver she was able to find Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide ?

Replied by Bessie
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Hi Bruce - I'm not Tina but, when I lived in Vancouver, I bought my 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide from Choices Market on 16th Avenue (Vancouver). You may want to give them a call to see if they still stock it. Good luck!

Replied by Jutta
(South Surrey, B.C.)

to Bruce from New Westminster. Choices carries 35% Hydrogen Peroxide. The bottle says 35% and they have put a sticker on the front changing it to 29% , probably for some legal reason to keep it on the market. 4 litres for approx $60.00..smaller amts are cheaper of course.

Replied by Catherine
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Hi Glynes, Can you tell me please where in NZ can you buy 35% food grade h202?

EC: Hi Catherine,

Check out the South Pacific section here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_where_to_buy2.html#SOUTHPACIFIC

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Dosage

Posted by Dcgirl (Topsham, Me Usa) on 06/03/2013

I bought the cure off of a site and the method of administration; use ONLY food grade 35% H202 diluted for all steps to only 8 oz (1 cup) of Distilled water, DO NOT use tap water (the metals in tap water do not mix well! ) First day: 3 drops, 3 times a day
second day: 4 drops, 3 times a day
Third day: 5 drops, 3 times a day
Fourth day: 6 drops, 3 times a day
Fifth day: 7 drops, 3 times a day
Sixth day: 8 drops, 3 times a day
Seventh day: 9 drops, 3 times a day
Eighth day: 10 drops, 3 times a day
Ninth day: 12 drops, 3 times a day
Tenth day: 14 drops, 3 times a day
Eleventh day: 16 drops, 3 times a day
Twelfth day: 18 drops, 3 times a day
Thirteenth day: 20 drops, 3 times a day
Fourteenth day: 22 drops, 3 times a day
Fifteenth day: 24 drops, 3 times a day
Sixteenth day: 25 drops, 3 times a day

After day sisteen you need to begin slowly decreasing your dosage by 1 drop a day, 3 times a day (for example count down from 25 drops a day all the way too 3 drops a day 3 times a day) Keep the water amount the same (1 cup for all dosages) stay at the maintenance level of 3 drops, 3 times a day for 30 more days. ALSO eliminate everything that contains white flour from your diet. And Yes, I have tried it and I have had no more herpes outbreaks and I was just diagnosed with it!!!!

Replied by Helpyourself
(Houston, Texas)

Where and what site can we buy the fg h2o2? Thanks in advance!

EC: You can check out our page on Earth Clinic: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen-peroxide-where-to-buy.html

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Warning

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Posted by Scott (Denver, Co) on 08/24/2013
1 out of 5 stars


A few months ago, after much research and hesitation on my part, I decided to begin hydrogen peroxide treatment. I began with inhaling 3% food grade H2O2, as it seemed the least likely to induce any harm. And indeed, I noticed that I was able to breathe more deeply, and had more energy, particularly when ascending stairs or doing cardiovascular exercise. I increased the dose, and saw more pronounced results. (On the negative side, I noticed that my tongue began getting a thick brown coating, which concerned me... but apparently not enough.)

Because I had seen such positive results, I decided to begin ingesting diluted 35% hydrogen peroxide, starting with one drop in a cup of distilled water, 3 times a day. I increased the dose by one drop each time (i.e., 2 drops 3 times a day on the second day, and so forth.)

On the second day, I felt great. But as the days proceeded and I increased the dose, I became more irritable. I simultaneously felt more tired, yet my body felt as though it could not handle the energy I seemed to have. By the sixth day, I was dragging horribly.

Not five minutes after I had my second dose of 6 drops diluted in about 6 oz of distilled water that day, I suffered a grand mal seizure... The eighth one I've ever had, and the first one in eight years. It was very traumatic for me (and my partner, who witnessed it for the first time ever). I am now not driving for 3 months, and my medication has been increased as a precaution.

I spoke with my homeopath about it. Every epileptic patient she has worked with suffered at least one more seizure as a healing crisis before they were healed. (Naturally, we are addressing this. ) My parents believe it is due to the fact that I have gained about 60 pounds since I began this medication. I believe that this seizure was because of the hydrogen peroxide, mainly because stress and exhaustion tend to precede my seizures, and there was too much correlation for the incident to be a coincidence. Still, I honestly believe that all three scenarios are possible, and my hope is that this was indeed a healing crisis.

In retrospect, I should have listened to my body, and kept the dose at a minimum until I felt well enough to increase it. Still, I write this post as a strong warning for anyone who has suffered seizures in the past that they may have another seizure if they take hydrogen peroxide internally. I had great hope for hydrogen peroxide therapy, but despite what many people have said, this is not an entirely safe therapy, and it must be approached with a great deal of caution. If nothing else, I strongly recommend that anyone who takes hydrogen peroxide internally should listen to their body; if you feel worse, at least stay on the same dose until you feel better. Don't hesitate to decrease a dose or discontinue this therapy altogether if you don't feel so good.

Replied by Johnboy
(Arkansas, US)
0 out of 5 stars

Let my comments be a side-effect caution: I began the ramp up treatment of 3 drops of 35% peroxide and adding a drop a day doing this only one time a day. I got up 13 drops, stayed on it a few days, and decided to go back down a drop a day. When I got down to a low dose, I started having sudden anxiety attacks and depression which I thought were due to losing my office due to sickness and not being able to work and my wife working now all the time to make up the difference and a separation anxiety from that. For two weeks it has been a problem and it hit me hardest last night. I had bad anxiety, but realized also that I had lightheadedness. I thought that perhaps I was hyperventilating so I breathed in a plastic bag (could not find paper) for several minutes and then again, and the overwhelming anxiety lifted completely. I was surprised that worked so well that I would recommend it to any sudden anxiety that appears to see if it would help despite not recognizing it as hyperventilation.

Replied by Mark Garner
(Currently Davao City, Philippines)

Food grade Hydrogen Peroxide is 100% safe, if used correctly. A person may have "healing crises." This certainly is not the peroxide's fault. It may be that we did not administer is correctly or had a healing crisis.

I am currently doing research to see if H2O2 will help youths who suffer from Epilepsy. So if anyone has information that it has helped them, please inform me. Thanks

Replied by Sharon K
(Pittsburgh, Pa)

My son has epilepsy. Would be interested in updates about your research.

Replied by Sharon Anita
(Las Vegas, Nv)

Are you still doing your study on H202 and seizures. We just started using is Dec. 27, 2017 on a daily basis. We, is my son, husband and myself. Please let me know. thanks, Sharon

Replied by Whisperingsage
(Northern Ca)
47 posts

Have you tried the keto diet? It has been pretty successful with a lot of epileptics. There are a LOT of great recipes now, it's a very different way to cook, but I needed to go on this for health reasons, and sure enough things are starting to clear up. for their flours they use coconut and almond. But most of their recipes are high fat and moderate protein. This is what the brain needs.

Food Grade Peroxide and Pregnancy

Posted by Conscious Cafe (Red Winds Reservation) on 11/17/2013

Can you take food grade hydrogen peroxide while pregnant, even as early as 5 weeks?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Concious Cafe,

Personally, I am not sure I would use Hydrogen Peroxide internally during pregnancy. I have used many natural remedies during pregnancy and generally find them to be very safe and supportive of pregnancy. Usually they are much safer for mom and baby than medical alternatives. However, there are herbs and natural remedies that are contra-indicated during pregnancy. I just don't know about hydrogen peroxide, so I would feel safest not using it.

Is there a specific condition you are trying to treat? Perhaps there is something that is known to be safe that you could use instead.

~Mama to Many~

Food Grade Peroxide and Supplements

Posted by Chris (Las Vegas) on 01/08/2014

Hi. I am really confused as to when I should be taking supplements with 35% FG H202. I have read that it is good to take L-Lysine, Olive Leaf Extract, and Copper, which is said to increase the effectiveness of the oxygen in the body up to 3000 times, with it. But I have also read it is not safe to take copper with this from various websites. There is conflicting information. Thank you!

Replied by Whisperingsage
(N Ca)
47 posts

Ted says it will oxidize supplements, so best to take on empty stomach and let it soak in for an hour.

Food Grade Peroxide Tips

Posted by Michael_deeduck (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada) on 01/17/2013

It may be that many people are forgetting to take hydrogen peroxide on an EMPTY STOMACH. You must take your dilute hydrogen peroxide (drops in water regimen) at least 1 hour BEFORE meals or 3 or more hours AFTER meals. Otherwise the peroxide will react chemically with the food to produce unwanted substances than can cause nausea.

It is also recommended to use a high strength, multi-strain probiotic (as high as 14 strains) at the rate stated on the bottle. Also hydrogen peroxide apparently reacts with iron in the blood and so reduces its oxygen carrying ability. So long term users of H2O2 would do well to eat foods higher in iron, such as spinach, swiss chard, dark raisons, black currents, etc. , to avoid becoming anemic.

Persons who want to stay healthy longer in life should learn proper FOOD COMBINING. AND, eat smaller meals. Here are some approximate food digestion times:

Sugars, fruit and melons......... 2 to 3 hours

Green vegetables & starchy foods... 4. 5 to 5 hours

Beans, peas, soy products, milk, cream, meats, fish eggs, fats and oils............. Up to 12 hours!

Clearly it would be better while treating one's self with hydrogen peroxide to go on a vegetarian diet. Most people could not wait 12 hours between meals plus another hour following the 8oz glass of water with H2O2 drops in it. I hope this helps those people who have been getting sick following the taking of peroxide drops. And it may also hold true for the other methods of infusing the body with peroxide.

I am almost totally vegetarian and I'm up to 17 drops in 8oz of water 3 times a day. I have not thus far become nauseous. And, I had stomach/gut issues before I started. I believe I was/am carbohydrate and gluten intolerant.

My groin/bladder-area pain and irritation is feeling smooth. Fibromyalgia is reduced enough so I can sleep thru the night. I have more restful sleep with more pleasant dreams. When I wake up I am ready to get with it. I am 76 years old. I plan to keep hydrogen peroxide in my health arsenal for the rest of my days.

I believe that everyone who uses hydrogen peroxide intelligently, carefully and precisely can benefit from using it. But do your research first. Follow only sound, carefully written, trusted advice. Increase dosages slowly and hold at a level or go back a bit for a few days before increasing again if you experience nausea. Always play it safe. Don't trust to luck or magic. Get it right the first time; avoid mistakes and disappointment.

I like to remember what some naturopath wrote many years ago: "disease cannot live in a well oxygenated body"! Caring doctors are still saying the same thing today.

The best of health to you, Michael

Replied by Jewel
(Pennsylvania, Usa)


Thanks for such an informative, intelligent posting. The voice of wisdom prevails. I want to feel the way you do upon waking up in the morning, and I've got a little ways to go before hitting 76! Thanks for sharing.

Food Grade Peroxide: 3% vs 35%

Posted by Dee (Sprinfield, Ma) on 12/06/2013

December 6, 2013; I've been busy since cleaning up my internal body from what I think is candida; anyway, because of prior kidney problems I opted for borax bath instead of ingesting, but studied and read literally hundreds (278 to be exact) of pages thoroughly on borax, ACV, Bill's protocol, Ted's expert advice, etc., and came across a lot of discussion on food grade hydrogen peroxide. Could someone clarify for me what is the difference between 3% and 35% food grade? I purchased from my local health food store what I thought was 35% because I saw the 3, but the store was closing so grabbed it off the shelf quickly. When I got home it was 3% and a warning from FDA not to ingest. I didn't read any posts really explaining the difference between 3 and 35%. I believe the one I purchased from E........O.....(i also read we're not supposed to use brand names) does not have any stabilizers in it as Ted spoke of, so why can't I use the 3% instead of what I read on amazon.com (as well as a few on earthclinic) about the extreme dangers of 35% Food Grade? I want to continue to thank everyone, especially Deirdre the founder of this site, Ted and Bill and the posters who have helped me take responsibility for my health. I have been extremely ill from the borax baths and am now recovered, but talk about die-off! The itching in vaginal area is still gone and have also lost 8 pounds which up till now has been difficult being over 60. Thanks to anyone who can answer my question. Also I do have a histroy of kidney problems and extreme throat closing allergies to iodine so any help with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide will be greatly appreciated. God Bless all of you wounded healers at earth clinic!

Food Poisoning

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Posted by Deshawn (Chicago, IL) on 11/25/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen Peroxide 3% works wonders for me. I used one cap size of HP (the cap on the hp bottle) and one cap of bottle spring water. I simply tossed the hp/water solution in my mouth and swallowed it. I did this three times a day for one day only. I had eaten some food that had badly upset my stomach (my stomach kept making rumbling noises)and it was cramping up so badly. the same day I immediately swallowed 1 cap full of hp and one cap full of spring water (hold the cap of hp in your mouth then chase it down with the capful of spring water). That same night I sleep like a baby and I felt so good in the morning. I hope that you have the same experience because food poisoning is never a good thing but quick relief is a miracle. I took this mixture immediately after my stomach started cramping.

Foot Care

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Posted by Indian in the machine (Saskatoon, Canada) on 11/13/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I regularly use hydrogen peroxide footbaths.....1/2 oz in 1/2gallon of hot water with a dash of seasalt.....my feet look and feel great. Last week after several baths, I walked over 120 city blocks in one day, and my feet weren't tired! Stay in the Light, Dieter

Fountain of Youth

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Posted by Rhonda (San Antonio, TX) on 03/11/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Many years ago I met a man whom I mistook for a high school boy, he was actually in his 40's. He told me about a 6% hydrogen peroxide solution he made by mixing food grade hydrogen peroxide with aloe very gel. He told me how to mix it (I don't remember now) and to rub it onto the entire body (except face) 20 or 30 min before shower, daily. I did this for a while and noticed many improvements in my appearance as well as energy levels, however I got busy with life and forgot after a while. Now I'm told by the local health food store where I once bought it that they no longer sell the food grade hydrogen peroxide because it is illegal now? Is this true or is there still places this food grade peroxide can be purchased?

Replied by Janice
(Seminole, Florida)

Do you remember if he diluted the 35% hydrogen peroxide with aloe vera gel to make the 6% solution?

Replied by Janice
(Seminole, Florida)

I researched dilutions of hydrogen peroxide and this is what I came up with to make a 6% solution. Mix 5 1/2 ounces of aloe vera gel to 1 ounce of 35% H2O2. This is the solution I mixed up from your recipe. Really liked the results. Thank-you

Fountain of Youth
Posted by Ragweed (Somewhere, USA) on 02/04/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I mix 3% topical hydrogen peroxide with salt and a little bubble bath as a wetting agent and apply it to my skin. This has been incredible! With the added salt it is absorbed into the body, but does not burn the skin at all. It seems like the salt should make it burn more, but it helps the body absorb it and does not burn the skin. Even if it gets into a cut with the salt and wetting agent it does not hurt anywhere near as much as straight hydrogen peroxide. I first started using it to treat a facial condition, but I was so impressed with the results that I began using it on larger areas of my body. Now about once a month I mix about a half pint of this solution and sponge bath my entire body with it. I have been doing this for about two years with no adverse results, and my body seems to have a more youthful appearance. I believe it kills a wide range of organisms that reside within the body, yet does not harm the body's own cell tissue. I know it sounds wacky, but I believe that anyone who tries this treatment will be amazed by the results.


Posted by Bohdan (Collingwood, Ontario) on 10/14/2012

I have been using 35% food grade H2O2 on and off for several years. Cleaning my body and environment quite effectively. My question is on the consumption. I drink 8 - 10 drops in distilled water most mornings.

( I believe in small breaks and remaining aware of my intuitive sense as to when and how often)

Its wonderful and I've experienced only positive results. My only desire is to find a more enjoyable way to consume this stuff? Some don't mind the taste/sensation at all, but I really cant stand it!! I recall reading years ago something about grapefruit juice?? I would love to learn of alternatives.

One other question is on the scheduling. As I understand it, one should should avoid food and drink 3 hours before and 1 hour after. I have an extremely fast metabolism and really cannot handle a 4 hour break. The morning is easy as 3 hours is done while sleeping, but the rest of the day is without such a large window and I would really like to up the number of intakes per day on occasion. Is all that time necessary? Does my fast metabolic rate mean I don't have to wait as long? Do certain foods mix with the process better?

My gratitude to anyone with answers and to all who make this clinic possible.


Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2080 posts

Bohdan, as for an additive beverage I use "watered down" (half n half) room temp coffee. The H2O2 taste is still present but not near as bad as w/ only water. As for timing, just take halfway between meals, and I have never experienced any side effects less than an hr before meal.