Hydrogen Peroxide
Health Benefits

Hydrogen Peroxide as a Natural Remedy: Benefits and Precautions

General Feedback

19 User Reviews
5 star (11) 
4 star (1) 
3 star (2) 

Posted by Diana (Austin, Tx) on 04/07/2011

it says on here to only use 35% food grade H202 but I have found 12% and 8% food grade on amazon, are lower percentages of food grade H202 not ok to use internally? just seems like you would dilute it less?

General Feedback
Posted by Petah (Adelaide, Sa, Australia) on 04/06/2011

Hi Ted,

I have read a lot on Earth Clinic about Hydrogen peroxide and am keen to use it as a detox for my system, however I take Dexamphetamine which is prescribed by my doctor for ADHD. I want to know if this will cause a problem for me if I start to do detoxing or alkalizing my system? Do you have any suggestions for me? I have been dropping weight rapidly and have had low blood pressure with dizzy spells. I also have been having random bouts of diarrhoea which I'm told is just my way of handling the medication.

Regards, Pet

General Feedback
Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine Usa) on 04/06/2011

Hello: Since hearing about H202 therapy, I have been unable to learn what must be monitored while taking the therapy--separating fact from hype (or fear mongering by the pharmaceutical industries).

For example, one source suggested that there is a well-known though uncommon potential risk of this treatment called "hemolysis, " the destruction of red blood cells that can lead to potentially life-threatening anemia. " Therefore, the report states that a patient's hemoglobin and hematocrit values should be taken before and during treatment.

In any event, if there are real downsides, I'd like to know what they are.

Replied by George
(Melbourne, Vic Australia)

Espirit..... I took hydrogen peroxide food grade for 4 months. I diluted 35 per cent food grade into 175ml of water, 3 to 4 drops once a day.. In the morning only... It worked out to be 0. 04 strength... At the start I was feeling energetic but in the 4th month my immune system virtually shut down... I got a really bad viral infection that had me coughing.... Phlegm.. Etc... I have had this infection for more than 3 months and only now my cough has just started to subside... But still bringing up phlegm..... I have never had such a bad viral infection in my life and I am certain the HP lowered my immune system..... Trust me... I purchased many books and read them all on HP and thought this would be beneficial to me..... Unfortunately it wasn't..... I believe now it definitely lowers your immune system and causes free radicals...... I just hope I have not done permanent damage to my body....

Replied by Ali
(Swansea, Wales, Uk)

George, you were almost certainly experiencing a detox episode. The HP very likely actually boosted your immune system and kicked it into action.

HP is very good for getting unwanted toxins out of the body. Your body was obviously using the opportunity to off-load lots of crud.

We have been 'brainwashed' by The Establishment into assuming that any kind of detoxing response is an 'illness', when most of the time it is purely the body off-loading. It gets an awful lot of crap thrown at it over the years and what it can't deal with at the time just gets stored somewhere. What goes in has to come out sooner or later or we would be in far bigger trouble.

The HP was almost certainly actually doing you a favor regardless of whether you appreciated it at the time or not! It is possible that had you kept going with the HP the detox episode would not have lasted as long as it did.

If you had read through the whole HP section, in the area on HP & Cancer one woman related the experience of her son with lung cancer. She said that shortly after starting the HP protocol, he started coughing up lumps of brown stuff. His body was off-loading the tumors in his lungs. I bet he was glad to get that out, despite the horrible cough!

General Feedback
Posted by Kelly (Cinicnnati, Ohio) on 03/27/2011

silly question**** does anyone ever do the hp in the ear just to feel better, w/o it neccessarily being ear related?

Replied by Kein
(Eastern, Nebraska)

Yes, the HP works wonders for colds and flu! Try it, for such a calming effect!

General Feedback
Posted by Russ (Linden, Tennessee, Usa) on 03/26/2011

Is Baquacil for swimming pools a good scource for pure H2O2? There are no vendors for food grade in my area and I do not want to pay the haz mat charges to have it shipped. Also does anyone know how to mix H2O2 with aloe for skin conditions?

General Feedback
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!

General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
Posted by Marika (New York, Usa) on 03/15/2011

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...

General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
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!

General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
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

General Feedback
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?


General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
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???