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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects

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Posted by Dennis (Aurora, Il, United States) on 03/25/2011

Has anyone had any experience using the H2O2 protocol with anyone who has dementia or alzheimer's? I tried to find comments from Ted on this but no luck. My mother is 65 and has been diagnosed with severe dementia, although her first diagnosis was a condition that mimicks dementia due to years of depression and keeping emotions inside. I can't remember the name of the condition. Anyway, I've read the book "The One Minute Cure" and they listed dementia as one of the conditions that H2O2 has helped. I have stage 4 metastatic renal cell carcinoma and I'm on the protocol and doing pretty well.

My dad decided to give this a shot with my mom and she's on day #4 and he & my brother both say they have seen small, but noticeable improvements already. I just want to make sure this wont harm her in any way because I also read that one of the causes of dementia & alzheimer's is the production of H2O2 in the brain and the oxidative stress it causes along with creating free radicals. I have come to completely trust the advice I've seen here, so Ted, if you get this I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you!

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Posted by Oliver (Auckland, Waiheke Island) on 03/18/2011

Hi how do you make 0.45% concentration of hydrogen peroxide... cause I was looking on the website and you said there was study done on rat and this is the concentration that was used is that right? thanks.

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Posted by Marika (New York, Usa) on 03/15/2011
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Hi, I was taking hp food grade once a day, 3 drops in the morning in 170ml of water for about 4 months... I got a viral infection and this severe cough, phlegm and I stopped taking hp as I thought this caused my viral infection.. I visited a herbalist who said I should have confined the hp as I might have been going through a cleansing process and by stopping it suddenly my body was not fully cleansed and I probably had bad toxins stuck in my body... It has virtually taken me 3 months now to get over this cough and phlegm situation... I am still coughing but only maybe once a day with some phlegm... Moral of the story I guess is don't stop taking hp all of a sudden...

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Posted by Marina (Dubai, Uae) on 03/14/2011

Hello, I just needed to enquire if I can take h2o2 in any kind of juice or should it be taken only with watermelon juice? I find it easier to have it with juice, as it masks the taste. A few weeks back, I started a detox program where I had to drink a concoction of herbs throughout the day. I added a few drops of h2o2 in that concoction and found that sipping it throughout the day made me more energetic- to the point that even though my body was tired, my mind would be so active, that I would be working throughout the day.

Now that my detox diet is over, I need to find out if juice can be a good way to take h2o2. Currently, I am adding it to watermelon and sometimes in carrot-apple-celery juice. I wanted to add it in grapefruit, but needed advice on the same. Thanks so much for the wonderful site and information.

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Posted by Terri Yac (Challis, Id) on 03/14/2011

I have been ingesting hydrogen peroxide for my scleroderma, which I have had for 13 years. It is the first thing that I have had a result with. I am getting color back into my lesions and they are flattening. I have energy and just a feeling of well being. My question to anyone is my husband, last summer, had sudden death syndrome. With a pacemaker/ fibulator can he do the treatment? He is so impressed with what it did for me that he wants to try it for himself. He is only 56 years old and wants to live a full life. He is back at work but feeling very tired and with all the drugs they have him on (statins, blood thinners, ect. ) Joints really hurt. I just don't know what it would do to his device he has or if it would counter act with his medications.

For people with scleroderma, I started out on the 3 drops of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in 8 oz. If distilled water 3 times a day. Worked up to 25 drops 3 times a day. The 25 drops made me kind of upset to my stomach so I am working back down til I get comfortable then going to hold on the dosage for 2 or 3 weeks. Then I bath every other day in 4 pints of the over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide. Yes, It is working but want to know if it's safe for my hubby!

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Posted by Julia (Bryson City, Nc, Usa) on 03/12/2011

Is it safe to gargle and swallow a little bit of this? I've done it a few times and it seems to help with phlegm and mucus and my sleep apnea, I'm just kinda scared, would the food grade be healthier for me? Thank you, Julia

Replied by Terry
(Southeastern Wisconsin, U.s.)

Julie - The recommendation for internal use has only been for Food Grade H2O2. The regular over the counter stuff generally has additives in it that you don't want to take internally. Many health food stores stock the Food Grade.

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Posted by Louis (West Palm Beach, Fl) on 02/28/2011

I read a lot of comments about h202 and all that worked were used the way they were suposed to be used , I am 78 years young { and I act it ] I started taking h2o2 last week 1oz h2o2 to 12oz of distilled water [not tap water] I am now taking 10 oz of h2o2 to 12 oz of distilled water , I did not feel bad to start with and I don't feel bad now but if it keeps all the bad stuff away from me like its suposed then I should live forever , which I had planed on doing anyway.

Replied by Coco
(Teaneck, Nj)

Dear Luis---can you please tell where did you buy food grade peroxide?Thanks

Replied by Janetlee
(Panama City, Fl, Usa)

I bought my Food Grade 35% HP at my local natural health store. Let your fingers do the walking, as the old saying goes! Look in the phone book and call your local health stores. Likely they will carry the HP! janet

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Posted by Patrick (Richmond Hill, Ontario) on 02/20/2011

Hello everyone,

First off, I've done much research on HP injestion. 35% diluted. I will definetly be starting the therapy myself soon. I would also like others to try it as well. I have 2 questions:

1. My grandmother suffers from arthritis. She also has a hip replacment and I know that any foreing organs in a body will be attacked. Even though it is a hip replacement, will it still be attacked?

2. I have a relative that had been in a car crash that damaged the left side of her brain. She suffers from dementia that will soon turn into altziemers. Can it help her too?


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Posted by Shannon (Colorado Springs, Co) on 02/02/2011

I was told that the chlorine in our water supply neutralizes the effect of hydrogen peroxide.... For example, if I added some (peroxide) to a tub of water for bathing, the peroxide benefit would be lost because of the chlorine in the water. Is this correct?
Thank you.

Replied by Citygirl27
(Richardson, Tx, Usa)

You are right to be curious about that. Actually its worse. When used with chlorinated water, h2o2 gives off dangerous chlorine gas.

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Posted by Kathie (Highland Park, Illinois, Usa) on 01/31/2011

Is there a difference between food grade and the hp you get in the store esp if you gargle with it or douche???

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Posted by Che (Roxas City, Philippines) on 01/25/2011

I'm an avid fan of this site and had contibuted a few remedies in the past. I've read a post regarding a wife whose husband is a chemist warning his wife not to use hydrogen peroxide since its an oxidant @ can cause cancer. Please help us or let Ted do a thorough research regarding the chemical components contained in HP. Lets help each other in clearing this confusion. God Bless every reader @ contributor!

Replied by Bob
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Ted, can you please provide us with some feedback on 35% FD Hydrogen Peroxide and can it cause cancer...

Replied by Ibeta
(Skovlunde, Denmark)

I have used Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide (FGHP) PROPERLY - distilled water, strict adherence to the protocol -for years, without any health problems - just lots of benefits. Note that not all FGHP's are equal. Some can also be contaminated - the smell test is good, but always make sure to buy from a reputable company.

I am not medically trained, and have sometimes wondered about the oxidation->cancer argument. Well fast running streams have quite a high peroxide level, and mankind has drunk from these since the beginning.

Also human breast milk contains H2o2 - especially the first 'batch'.

The unfortunate fact is, that 1 in 2 Americans will contract cancer during their lifetime - 1 in 3 have it already without knowing. It is my guess that H202 might make the cancer symptoms more obvious - but that doesn't mean it 'caused' it.

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Posted by Kkretz07 (Long Branch, Nj, Usa) on 01/23/2011

Hi! Recently, I commenced a "get healthy" program that includes exercise, drinking diluted H2O2 (food grade) and apple cidar vinegar/honey (both raw). I must say, I've noticed some pleasant changes with my body already. However, I'm a little concerned since the hubby and I are trying to get pregnant and if I should become so, I'm wondering if it's safe to continue the program throughout the pregnancy. I'm not worried about the exercise (I watch my heart rate) or the cider/honey combo but I am a little apprehensive about the H2O2. According to my logic, it's perfectly safe and the extra oxygen might even be beneficial to a baby but logic isn't always reality :O) Can you tell me if you know of any women who carried successfully while on an h2o2 program? Thanks so much!

Replied by Catherine
(Wellington, New Zealand)

Not sure about the H2O2 question you asked but I read Ted's post on Borax and the very positive effects it had on fertility.. Might be helpful for you. Good Luck

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Posted by Bob (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 01/22/2011

I have read an article that states "Hydrogen Peroxide" has the same chemicals as cigarettes and it can cause Lung Cancer. I would appreciate any comments on this...

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Bob, my husband who is a chemist says that hydrogen peroxide is an oxidant and doesn't want me to use it in any shape or form because he says that it causes cancer.

Replied by Maria g
(Gippsland, Australia)

Bob I have no idea where you read this and it would be helpful if you could quote your source. Clearly there are precautions that you need to take when using H2O2 eg. Don't get in the eyes at any strength.

If you go to the following site it gives the results of a study that could possibly be misquoted but it in no way says as you have previously quoted " "Hydrogen Peroxide" has the same chemicals as cigarettes and it can cause Lung Cancer".


Cosmatogists are thought to have a higher rate of certain cancers but they have never been linked (as far as I am aware) to the use of H2O2.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

Hi Bob, Have found some reports about a study that was led by a team from the University of California although the reports are all only second hand. In this study they took some lung cells and exposed them to cigarette smoke, H2O2 and other oxidants. They found Cells exposed to cigarette smoke or hydrogen peroxide had the same molecular pathways of cancer, while the non-exposed cells did not. None of these reports said H2O2 has the same chemicals as cigarettes. The reports also have no info on what percentage the H2O2 was that was used in the study.

It has always been my understanding that when using any H2O2 therapy you need to take extra antioxidants. Maybe someone has some info on this.

Replied by Bob
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Hi Maria, this is the report I am talking about.. I am aware they have not specified if it was Food Grade H2O2 or percentage used... Ted, can you provide any comments on this report?

Replied by George
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

I dont know what to believe anymore as some say it cures cancer others say it causes cancer.. I guess its all about the dosage.. I would appreciate any people's thoughts on this...

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

How can HP have the same chemicals as cigarettes? HP is basically water with one extra oxygen molecule. Cigarette smoke contains a vast array of different chemicals, many of which are considered to be carcinogenic. ( http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/chemicals_smoke/index.htm )

Whilst H202 is naturally generated in the body by bodily processes, enzymes and Lactobacillic bacteria in the gut and consumed in raw food and rainwater, cigarette smoke isn't.

Whatever the argument is, it isn't making sense...

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Posted by Genghiscarl (Philadelphia, Pa, Usa) on 01/18/2011
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I started using H2O2 as an oral rinse. Soon afterwards I started to notice white spots around my mouth and under my chin. These were not caused by drips or spilling. The area under my chin began to itch really bad and the best way to describe it would be like eczema. It takes about a week to clear up after I stop using the peroxide. Does anybody know what might be causing this?

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

Probably your body detoxing stuff from previous chemical toiletries usage.

It's very common to get detox reactions when starting HP protocol. If you keep the dose where it is or even lower it slightly without stopping it, it should clear up. You may find it better to use it more diluted anyway.

The HP molecules are no less effective, diluting with extra water just means there are less molecules in the water. Someone pointed out on an earlier post to demonstrate that if you put 25ml of vodka into a 4oz glass of water and 25ml into an 8ox glass, you still have 25ml of vodka, but with more water. It would still affect you the same....

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Posted by Robert (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 01/18/2011
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Hi all

I started using H2o2 about 5 months ago and within 3 weeks I had felt the best I had in 10 years.

I had so much more energy, mental sharpness and much less joint pain. This continued for about 3 months. However I started to go backwards and in the last 6-8 weeks I feel I have gone back to where I was. Part of it may be the fact that I was doing much more work and proably pushed myself a bit. I have been on a dose of between 7 and 15 drops 3 x a day.

Can anyone provide any suggestions or reasons why I may have regressed as I was feeling absolutly amazing and want to get back to where I was.


Replied by George
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

I have been taking hydrogen peroxide for approx 4 months and the same thing happened to me. In fact I became quite ill, my left lung was diagnosed with dullness due to chronic bronchitis.. I stopped taking HP Food Grade as soon as I became sick... I just hope I don't have any long term side effects... Mind you I did lots of research and purchased about 6 different books and read everything I can about this stuff before I started taking it.. I was taking 3 drops of 35% food grade HP in 180ml of water once a day... In the morning... So I did definitely did not overdose on the stuff... After everything I have read and trialled the stuff for 4 months... I don't know if it actually provides and benefits.... mind you I have a friend of mine who has been taking it for the last 9 months and thinks its the best thing....