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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects


Posted by Cleoppa (Cleburne, Tx) on 05/31/2011

So, I've read that hydrogen peroxide should be taken no sooner than three hours after eating and one hour before eating.

I'm curious how closely people follow this advice and if they've noticed a difference in when they take it in relation to when they eat their food? I'm trying to take HP three times a day, but it is rather difficult. I'm hardly pigging out all day, but I'm not really planning my day around hydrogen peroxide consumption, either.

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Posted by Mymindisnotme (Spain) on 07/12/2014

I'm taking H2O2 Peroxide 35% Food Grade, 25 drops in juice for 12 days, going into 13. Where I live there is no distilled water.

My problem is that I struggle to keep it in my stomach for the last 5 days, my body...? or my stomach doesn't want it and I spend all day agonising as I think of it and my stomach turns.

I started taking it due to a debilitating allergy that kept me congested 24/7, itchy sticky eyes, constant sneezing, perhaps sinus problem...? Doctors prescriptions didn't work, and they put it all down to hay fever. Since taking the Hydrogen Peroxide, I have noted a slow but definitive improvement, my eyes are not itchy but somehow still irritated, hardly any sneezing, less congested than before.

What can I do? I don't want to stop but this is weighing on me all day long and I feel I can't continue. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

Mymindisnotme: Yes, your body has had too much H2O2. Reduce that dose every day until your down to 2 drops which would be sufficient for purification purposes.

Allergies are very often a case of leaky gut or dirty colon. Toxins get into the bloodstream thru the gut/colon and the immune system goes burzerk. This condition can be dangerous if one is taking any pharmaceutical drugs as they to enter the bloodstream un-metabolized. I have had this happen several times and my bad symptom is kidney pain and infection. Speaking of Kidney, you need to take Kidney/Urinary Track cleaning herbs which are recommended here on E.C.

Also search the "Ailments" section at the top of page for healing remedies for your digestive system.

You may also need to begin an anti-inflammatory diet plus supplements as inflammation triggers allergies. Bad food sensitivities can also trigger allergies. Note any foods that may be triggering reactions.

Let us know how you are doing.

Replied by Mymindisnotme

Thank you Timh, I appreciate your reply. I couldn't get to the internet, I was working away. Since I wrote the above post, I stopped taking the H2O2, and plan instead to inhale it. Up to now, I still have flashbacks of the H2O2 taste and my stomach turns. The sneezing stopped, the congestion is barely there, however, since yesterday, I have an itching in my body (including my private parts like if I'm coming down with cistitis), tolerable but I'm aware of it. Also some spots on my chest and face, a couple on my back and arms. I don't have problem with my digestion or my stomach. I'd like to know why your suggestion to take Kidney/Urinary Tract herbs? I'll search for the cleaning herbs here and also what is an anti-inflamatory diet to follow your advise. Thanks again Timh, much appreciated.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

Mymindisnotme: To keep the blood clean, one needs to take kidney urinary cleanse periodically, as well as colon cleans, gallbladder cleans, and a parasite cleanse --each of these is suggested once yearly to prevent disease. Optimizing antioxidant nutrition is also very important in staying healthy. All this keeps the immune system in top shape.

Turmeric, Quercetin, Pinnapple, and Cold Water Fish like Salmon, Mackeral, and Sardines (Oil) are all very good anti-inflammatory. Bee Pollen starting in very small amounts then working up to 1 or 2 spoons daily is a very beneficial "superfood".

Glad to help, and hope to hear good news from you soon.

Replied by Mymindisnotme

Thanks again Timh. My itching is gone and I'm feeling a 100% better, but I'm aware I need to cleanse my lifestyle, I have purchased supplements and I will start slowly.

I was away (again) in China and I'm wondering if this website is censored, it was not possible to access it while in Shanghai. Shame as I enjoy reading it so much.

Best regards and thank you so much for taking the time to reply to so many of us. Blessings!!!

Replied by Sooki
(Howell, MI)

You are most likely experiencing a herx reaction. Nausea and bloodshot tired feeling eyes are some of the symptoms I get myself from the die-off of bad toxins. Google it for more info.

Replied by Linda
(Southern Maine, US)

....further to Sooki's suspected Herx reaction....I ingested just one drop of 35% food grade in 5 to 6 ounces of water - once daily, for about 10 days. I've not used distilled water and after 5 days, or so, noticed a couple of dry skin spots on my face. Not unusual as I've suffered from skin issues most of my life and, honestly, I thought it was due to a hair conditioner I had used that week. Within the next 5 days, I developed a severe rash on my face, neck & ears - my inner elbow had three spots that looked like pimples and now looks almost like poison ivy, just not as itchy....also my shins and feet are broken out. My thinking got quite cloudy and I felt flu-ish. Am I VERY toxic and this is my body's way of cleansing? Or should I not ingest it every day? I didn't think I was drinking too much H2O2....any opinions? I'm 56, female and decided to try this treatment for overall health - I can say that after just a day or two of drinking the H2O2 I felt better, and have continued to feel better, with regard to certain muscle discomforts going away and my breathing got better (I'm a smoker). This outbreak of itchy, dry and burning skin is really horrible!

Replied by Linda
(Southern Maine, US)

Not so sure about what I've read....some suggestions appear to be 35% by the drop; some suggestions appear to be that the 35% should be reduced, then the dilution is used by the drop. Once I get to the other side of this mess I'm in, described above, I may try a drop of the diluted in my water but will not be using the full 35% in my water. phew, what a lesson I've learned!

Replied by Lopside
(San Diego, CA)

It is important to use distilled water as HP can react unfavourably with elements in regular tap water.

Replied by Monica
(Palmdale, California)

Do you know that your supposed to drink it on a empty stomach? Absolutely Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to drinking it & You must wait 1 hour after drinking it until you can eat. I drink mine with milk I found that combination works best with the stomach.

Replied by Booji

I am new to the h202 drops. I have purchased 17% h202 and have been adding the between 7-10 drops to my glass of distilled water, 2-3 times daily. Yet, I don't hear anyone using 17% on here. Can someone help me figure out how many drops is sufficient, Using the 17%? I do feel more alert and energized but no idea what else to expect. Thank you much.

Replied by Max L.
6 posts

Hi. HP at 17% if doubled is 34% so to get a similar dose to what would be if you had 35%, take two times the drops. Anyone feel free to check my work.

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Posted by Jessica (Leicestershire) on 03/03/2014

Hi I'd like to know if you are able to drink alcohol whilst on the hydrogen peroxide therapy? Thank you.

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
2080 posts

Jessica: I am not familiar w/ any contraindication or interaction of alcohol & H2O2. H2O2 basically increases oxygenation of tissues that are not otherwise affected by normal cellular respiration. Alcohol, consumed in large quantities, actually decreases oxygen levels and increases acidosis (among other things) causing headache & hangover.

If you are a regular drinker, it would prove beneficial to take 50mg Zinc and 500mg Niacinamide daily so to help your body detoxify the alcohol.

Replied by Chad H

Zinc supplements have there place no doubt but people need to understand zinc displaces copper. Copper is needed to keep organs and veins flexible. i.e. Zinc could cause heart attacks if not balanced in use. Had to share!

Be informed, Be Healthy, Be One with Nature.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

From a natural perspective, I view Zinc as the big brother and Copper as little sister. Zinc & Copper in sufficient amounts like 50-100 mg Zinc taken with 3 mg Copper (what I take daily) is no danger of displacement. Do note that one of the body's indigenous enzymes Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is produced mainly from Zinc/Copper or Manganese.

For most folks, a daily amount would be like 25-50 mg Zinc w/ 1.5 mg Copper, and do not take with fiber foods and do add 100 mg Vit-B-6 aka Pyridoxine for best utilization.

But yes, Copper is important in the elasticity of Arteries.

Replied by S

@Timh: Suddenly I understand why Copper supplements are illegal in Australia (where politicians and lawmakers aren't too bright), yet zinc supplements can be bought off the shelf.

The soil is so depleted of nutritional value, that people are dropping like flies with all sorts of long term illnesses as they age (which means more profits for drug companies).

This is all big pharma's doing - and I see a day approaching where they will be held accountable, with no way for them to wriggle out of it.

Replied by KT

Dear S,

Wondered if BSM (Blackstrap Molasses) is available in Australia. I think one or two TBSP a day would provide a good balance of minerals.

I try to listen to news a lot. I don't recall hearing about so many in Australia being so ill. It's truly sad.

Just a thought...

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

S: Unfortunately the political financial overloards have the power to make minerals "illegal" in many countries of the world. Of course there are ways of skirting around, like purchasing mineral supplements from farmers supply or pet supply stores. Dr. Joel Wallach spent most of his life proving that nutrition prevents and cures many diseases in pets, livestock, and people.

First in order is disease prevention by taking the Multivitamin/Mineral supplement daily, so as to not need therapeutic doses of individual minerals later on when disease kicks in. There are also many Major & Trace Mineral "Ionic" or "Colloidal" products for maximum benefit.

As for Copper, you can revert back to using Copper Cookware with some benefit.

Replied by KT

Dear Timh, I didn't think pet supplements (or food) were prepared under conditions fit for human consumption. Wouldn't that be risky?

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Kt,

I think that is a logical question.

I have used DMSO from the farm store on myself. Robert Henry had a good point that it if it is good enough for million dollar horses (or something akin to that) it is good enough for people.

I knew a veterinarian many years ago with chronic Lyme disease. She ended up treating herself successfully with vet grade anti-biotics. She was comfortable with the quality.

I know I have seen on this site certain things to buy from an aquarium shop for medicinal use.

I am sure there are plenty of things I would not use from a pet or farm store on myself, but there are some things I have been comfortable with, particularly on the advice of people whose opinions I trust.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by KT

Thank you Mama,

That is good to know.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

In my history and case-in-point, I experienced profound relief from acidosis by taking an Epsom Salt Footbath, which led to eventually buying a 20lb bag of Micronised Major & Trace Minerals for livestock at the farm supply store so to build up my mineral levels.

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Posted by Rick (Long Beach,ca.) on 01/06/2014

Hi, After Taking H2O2 35% Diluted, can you do Exercises ?

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Posted by Shon (Memphis, Tn) on 08/28/2013

I would like to know if you can use h202 therapy if you currently smoke?

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Posted by Lizbeth (Milton Keynes, Bucks/uk) on 10/22/2012

My Questions are:
1) How can you eat anything when pumping HP 5-6 times per day?

2) What kinds of foods don't make you feel sick if you eat them near to taking or having taken HP?

I firmly believe in this but cannot eat within 2 hours either side of taking it.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Lizbeth, this is an old post but I'll answer anyhow: it seems that the inhalation of h2o2 does not have to be taken far from meals like the ingestion method does.

Replied by Rebel
(Somewhere Usa)

I would still wait a while, because with the inhalation method you may still swallow some down.

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Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 10/14/2012

I read this article this morning from Dr. Mercola's website and found it so interesting and informative, that I thought I would post the link for everyone to read. I learn something everyday on alternative measures for one's health.


Towards the bottom there is a link to a YouTube video of a senior who has back pain and what Dr. Robert Rowen did for him.... fascinating stuff.

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Posted by Herb (Paulden, Az) on 09/28/2012

Can I put my H2O2 in herb tea? Will it sustain its integrity? If not what kinds of juice can I use?

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Posted by John (Hobbs, New Mexico, Usa) on 09/14/2012

My nephew has low oxygen levels in his bld, he is only 3 years. What is the procedure for this method.

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Posted by Marcus (Atlanta, Usa) on 07/26/2012

After 30 years of pulmonary clinics, Mayo and many others I have found the best, for me, solution for my coughing, COPD, bronchitis, problems. I first read Politics in Healing by Daniel Haley, which is the first read for all of us having upper respiratory problems. It has a forward by a congressman that had Lymes and cured it. Then read DMSO, Nature's Healer by Dr Morton Walker. Must Read! The other book which is a must read is "Flooding your body with Oxygen" The last is Hydrogen Peroxide by Dr. Dougles. All available on Amazon.com

I now have a Ozone Generator to which I feed Pure O2 and meter for proper flow to produce O3(OZONE) to bubble through olive oil and have finally found (Oxygen therapy) which has improved my condition more than all other allopathic medical pharma solutions. You have to educate yourself. Google all of the above you will find UVB(ultra-violet blood irradiation) administrated by MD's as well H2O2 IV's done by local Dr's. All of which are Oxygen Therapy's!!!!!!!!

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

Marcus, good to hear of your positive treatment w/ the big Ozone. I say big because O3 is the most powerful of the Oxygen therapies. Of course the problem is getting the unstable O3 in the body. Ozone Air Purifiers at just under the irritant level are definitely recommended.

To boost O levels orally I am currently in the habit of 5 drops Sodium Chlorite (NaCl) 2x daily; or rotate to 5 drops H2O2 (35%) 2x day. Also I begin my day w/ a warm footbath dosed w/ 1/2 scoop of Sodium Perborate (otc OxyfreeTM), 10 min w/ noticeable results. In an attempt to boost O levels even more, tonight I repeated the footbath as normal but dropped the little hose of my O3 generator into the water and felt immediate energy boost (beyond the normal f-bath). I have tried the O3 bubble before without the sodium perborate w/ less results; so I am, at least for now, convinced that this combination approach is working; Suffering from both Parasite Infestation AND Black Mold infection any progress w/ this combo therapy will certainly be noticeable. Will continue this combo on a daily basis and post results on E.C.

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Posted by Cody (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) on 07/23/2012

How many parts per million of H202 is there in breast milk from humans? And how many parts per million in the colostrum from humans?

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Posted by Susan (Los Angeles, Ca/usa) on 07/19/2012

Hi, Ted and thank you for the all the informative help. I have been using 35% HP in the way of ingestion. Started 3 drops per 8 oz of distilled water three times a day. The dosage adds 1 drop a day for 23 days. So far I am up to 10 drops 3 times a day. The taste has not bothered me yet.

Want to know if it is safe to keep up with this as long as I can handle the taste?

I am a smoker and suffering from Arthritis in my wrists and knees. I also have gum disease & been a candidate for gum surgery and have a severe case of varicose vein too. I heard that use of HP and the regimen I mentioned above would take care of these problems. I would like to know if the program I am following would help me with these conditions or if there is a better way of different dosage that would work better with these conditions. Also been reading on the posts about usage of regular filtered water would be a better alternative to distilled water and adding of baking soda or salt?

I cleaned my teeth and gums with the 3% solution and that caused flu like symptoms for the past 3 days with a bad cough of mucus.

I would like to know how to get rid of all the residue in my lungs due to years of smoking. Also been using 16 oz of 35% in bath tub full of water, would this help with arthritis?

Also if using HP would help psoriasis? And if so what would be the dosage? Thank you so much for all the help.

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Posted by Maggie (Calgary, Alberta,canada) on 06/23/2012

Hi. I found a product in the organics section of the grocery store. It is called Oxygen Bleach by NatureClean and it states it is 100% natural. The list of ingredients is deionized water and hydrogen peroxide. Just wondering if this is safe to use instead of food grade hydrogen peroxide. It does not list the percentage of hydrogen peroxide.

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

Maggie, it would help if you state exactly what you are using it for, I. E. Oral administration? Does the label say "not for human consumption"? What is the product marketed for?

I begin my day w/ a warm water footbath plus 2 spoons of OxyFree (which is a course powdered, stabilized form of Hydrogen Peroxide marketed for use as a laundry detergent as a safe alternative to chlorine bleach). Sometimes I take a whole body hot bath w/ added Sodium Perborate to boost oxygen levels and help kill pathogens w/ good results.

Replied by Maggie
(Calgary, Alberta, canada)

Hi Timh, I was looking for a product that would be okay to ingest in water like food grade hydrogen peroxide. The product is called "Oxygen Bleach" and has a caution: irritant warning on it. It states "our oxygen bleach is created from hydrogen peroxide which biogrades fully into oxygen and water. It removes tough stains, deodorizes, whitens whites and brightens colours. It also states it is 100% naturally derived ingredients. Ingredients: deionized water, hydrogen peroxide.

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

M, The greatest possible danger is added industrial grade scent/fragrance to make cloths smell good, but are indeed highly toxic to biological organisms. From what you state there appears to be no added fragrance but this is questionable. Smell the product for scent, and then dissolve in water and smell for scent or fragrance. Otherwise the product should be safe for human consumption, it's simply a matter of potency; so if you decide to try use this formula "start low and go slow".

As for alternative to FG H2O2 I would recommend "Stabilized Oxygen" / Sodium Chlorite drops in daily water as recommended on label.

Replied by Bess
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Hi Maggie - If you are looking for 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide in Calgary, try Community Health Foods (you may want to phone first to see if it's in stock). They keep it in the back so you will have to ask for it. I'm sure other health food stores have it too. Just add 1 ounce of 35% HP to 11 ounces of distilled water for 3% solution. NatureClean is best used for laundry purposes. Here is the Material Data Safety Sheet from their Web site:

http://www.naturecleanliving.com/files/uploads/Bleach Liq.pdf

Since it's formulated for cleaning, the grade of hydrogen peroxide probably isn't the purest. I wouldn't ingest it. Hope this helps!

Replied by Maggie
(Calgary, Alberta,canada)

Thanks Timh. I've been researching sellers in Canada. Finding out about the ban in Canada because of it originally being named miracle mineral supplement. I am trying to understand why it is sometimes sold with an activator. Is it advisable to get the activator as well or will the water purification drops work on their own? Also, do you know if all sellers are legitimate if they mention sodium chlorite or if I should beware of anyone selling it under a false pretense. Hope you are well. Thanks for the suggestion. I greatly appreciate it.

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

Maggie, I have made only one purchase of the MMS 28% 4oz bottle @ http://www.miracle2.biz/mms/ and am satisfied w/ the entire process. A quick search shows many co.'s want to also sell the citric acid activator thus boosting the price. I use ovc lemon juice concentrate from the grocer as an activator, or add a few drops MMS to Lemonade w/ good results. If you smell or taste chlorine then you know you've created the Chlorine Dioxide, which, according to Jim Humble, is a superior oxygen donor compared to sodium chlorite or hydrogen peroxide.

Another oxygen supplement worthy of interest is "Cellfood" and "Cellpower" both of which contain active oxygen plus vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. "Revive Organics" sells the same product in generic form for use as a supplement to revive the health of your pets and plants. My purchase from them was completely satisfactory. "ATG Products from All Things Good" looks like a high quality product and upstanding wholesale/direct seller, but I have no personal knowledge w/ ATG.

Sorry I don't have any more knowledge of vendors. Let us know of your personal progress and the accessibility of MMS inCanada; and thanks for your encouragement as I am in a semi-crises mode of recovery from 20 yrs bad health.

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Posted by Billieboy (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Candna) on 06/22/2012

Lots of info at www.FoodGrade-HydrogenPeroxide.com

The Author is James Paul Roguski

He has a book on his site entitled The Truth about Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

It is a 56 page book, giving complete instuctions, and lots of other info. You can download this book at no charge. He also has a phone number you can call for more info, and any concern you have.

Well worth checking out.

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Posted by Carmen (Grand Junction, Colorado) on 06/16/2012

Hello, I was wondering if it would be safe to use a digestible gel cap to place the drops of hp in once I get closer to the 20 to 25 drops? I could swallow the capsule and then drink the normal water? A friend said if that capsule dissolved in your throat before hitting the stomach I would be burning for sure.... What are your thoughts? Carmen in Colorado