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Hydrogen Peroxide as a Natural Remedy: Benefits and Precautions

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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

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


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....

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Posted by Mike (Minneapolis, Mn, Usa) on 01/07/2011

I've read some stuff on the web indicating that H2O2 can create some seriously bad free radicals if ingested with vitamin C and High fat foods. Can anyone explain the relationship between H2O2 and free radical creation?

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Posted by Stella (Camden On Gauley, Wva/usa) on 12/14/2010

I bought some food grade h20 from eden pure. Have been studying all I can about it. My question is how long after you take it on empty stomach can you drink or eat anything??? I get up and have to have my coffee and a cig of course. I have hbp, taking meds too for cholestrol, heart, and high bp, would like to try this h20 for arthritis, hbp, clearing plaque out of my artires, and back pain and to strenghthen my bones , any infor please email me at sm26208(at)frontiernet(dot)net Thanks

Replied by Thenewguyintown
(Westwood, New Jersey, Usa)

The time needed to wait after food consumption will vary from individual to individual as is the case for most supplements. Generally you should try to wait 1 - 1.5 hrs before and after using H202. Also be sure you cut the FG H202 down to 3%.... DO NOT USE IT AT FULL STRENGTH!!

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Posted by Sy (Bakersfield, Ca. Usa) on 12/13/2010

I was wondering if you could filter the H202 to clean the impurities from simple drug store peroxide?

Replied by Thenewguyintown
(Westwood, New Jersey, Usa)

Although many of the OTC H202's contain stabilizers there are many that do not. The best test is to simply pour some into a clear glass and put it on a window sill in the sunlight. Leave it there for about an hour or so, after which it should be totally clear like water. If there is any change in color it contains stabilizers. However, since its relatively inexpensive to begin with, you should simply purchase "FOOD GRADE" H202 if you plan on using it internally.

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Posted by Brian (Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom) on 12/12/2010

Hi all, I am starting to take hp this week and wanted to ask is it ok to have cup of tea or coffee after taking? I know it must be taken on an empty stomach and not to eat for one hour after taking, is it ok do have a drink. Thanks.

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Posted by Sileo (Nairobi, Centre, Kenya) on 12/02/2010

Hello Sir
I am base in Kenya and have recently come across your site and find it very useful in the fight again ignorance that kill our people everyday. This is due to the fact that a group of so call professional have hold the world hostage because of their selfish interest. Dear Sir I will kindly request you to tell me how-many drop of H202 can be use in 250ml of water. If I could also add the baking soda how-many gram could be used to mix all?
Your assistance will be highly appreciated. Kind regards, Leonard Sitamze

Replied by Self

Conservatively speaking, if you have 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide, you can start with one drop and gradually increase up to 10-20 drops of H2O2 per 250 ml (one cup) of water taken one to four times a day for four to five days a week. If you have 35% food grade H2O2, you can start with one drop and gradually increase to 4-8 drops per 250 ml (one cup) of water taken one to four times a day for four to five days a week. For serious problems, some people take much higher doses, but I wouldn't do that unless you were working along side an alternative health practitioner. This is an example, they advise gradually building up to 25 drops of 35% H2O2 up to three times a day for serious problems and then tapering off to a weekly maintenance dose after the problem is resolved. Most people won't be able to stand the taste and possible detoxification side effects at this level though.

Also remember to take at least 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) each day to combat the oxidative effects of H2O2. Take them at least several hours apart or H2O2 (oxidant) will cancel out vitamin C (antioxidant). As for baking soda, you could take half (roughly 1/4 teaspoon) to one gram (roughly 1/2 teaspoon) of baking soda per 250 ml (one cup) of water two to three times a day for four to five days a week. If you are sodium sensitive, you may also want to add 1/8 to 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate as well.

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Posted by Erik (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 12/02/2010

I have started the H2O2 (35%) at 3 drops in 6oz of water 2-3 times per day. I am now on 6 drops per day and I actually feel more tired... I have read through numerous blogs but have not seen that posted by anyone. Can my fatigue be related to the H2O2 or do you think something else is going on?

Replied by Randy
(Jersey City, Nj, Usa)

I think I had some fatigue problems when I started too. I also got a relatively minor cold starting out. What I did was maintain my dosage for a few days, then continued to increase it when I felt a bit better.

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Posted by Sam (Branford, Ontario Canada) on 11/02/2010

Scientists Track How H2O2 Keeps Cells Healthy

In a report out of Winston Salem, MA, Scientists say claim to have figured out how hydrogen peroxide is produced in the human body to assist in keeping cells healthy when bacteria levels elevate. "The report by a team of researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, published in the journal Nature, said large amounts of hydrogen peroxide are produced when the immune system is activated in response to bacteria. The team used X-ray crystallography to create a three-dimensional snapshot of how the proteins interact. Scientists said a molecule known as Peroxiredoxin (Prx) helps control levels of hydrogen peroxide. If levels of hydrogen peroxide become too high, the cell's DNA and other proteins can be damaged. It basically acts as a sensor and warns the cell that levels are too high and that the cell needs to respond, " lead author Thomas J. Jonsson said in a news release. "Once that threat is gone, Prx needs to go back to its normal state." Prx becomes active again by binding with a protein known as sulfiredoxin, the report said.

Remarkably, these complex processes in our own bodies can produce, balance and even perfectly control the levels of H2O2 in our own cells to maintain a healthy internal environment. If only we were as clever as our own cells when it comes to healthy external environments! Surely we are beginning to see how all natural processes work together to maintain balance. The more we learn, the better able we will be at extending these lessons outward into the world of our human activities and processes.

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Posted by Oscar (Houston, Tx) on 10/06/2010

What's your opinion on pregnant women drinking H2O2 diluted with distilled water?

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Posted by Olga (Fall River, Massachusettes) on 09/24/2010

CAN I take antibiotic while doing hydrogen peroxide oral treatments? I have pnuemomnia in my right lung..

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Posted by Kelly (Anywhere, Us) on 09/13/2010

Just finished a lengthy article on the benefits of ingesting H202. Also, a mention of fasting. Since herx effect or healing crisis can be caused by outcoming toxins, does anyone have any experience with fasting and H202 ingesting simutaneously? Would combining the 2 (i know you are supposed to ingest H202 on an empty stomach anyway) make the healing crisis more severe? Thanks in advance. Many Blessings!

Replied by Michael
(Denver, Colorado)

I use h202 with vegetable juice fasting and it works very well. One tablespoon of 3% h202 in a glass of carrot apple juice.