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Anyone tried H2O2 therapy?

Discussion in 'Other treatments' started by Puppylover, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Puppylover

    Puppylover New Member

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    Hello. I'm new here so greetings to all.
    I'm wondering if anyone here has ever tried/been on the H2O2 therapy? Mainly I want to know how long the H2O2 stays in your body. From what I've read it sounds like it should mostly be a stand alone treatment, and should not be used along with certain supplements. Of course there's always confusion because one site will say one thing and another something completely different. I simply want know if h2o2 will stay in your system for days ou if it's pretty much gone fast so that i can avoid taking certain supplements while it's still in me etc. Hopefully you all will understand what i mean. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Skycloud

    Skycloud Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hello @Puppylover, and welcome to the forum! I hope you like it here, there's lot's of good info and members are helpful :).

    I'm glad you asked your question. I have to tell you taking hydrogen peroxide is a bad idea. There is no scientific basis for it to be effective and it's potentially very dangerous. This section from the Wikipedia article is helpful:

    Many of us, including me, have tried various things that are no use because we all just want to be well. I'm sorry to squash an idea that you thought may be helpful.
     
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  3. Puppylover

    Puppylover New Member

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    Hello Skycloud, thanks for replying to my post. I've actually been taking it in low dose for over a month now. The 7 months prior to taking it were actually very crummy for me in terms of health. My lungs absolutely did not feel healthy at all. Also had other issues not related to lungs. Constant wheezing, coughing, phlegm, shortness of breath.

    The last month prior to starting the h2o2 was horrible. It started with what seemed at first like a cold or oncoming flu or something but no one in the household ever got sick. Low grade fever, constricted lungs, headaches, body aches, inflamed tissues throughout my body. Pretty much felt like a train wreck and only kept feeling worse each week.

    Someone brought home a bottle of food grade h2o2, I hadn't even researched it at all but simply looked at the pamphlet that was included and just decided I was willing to try anything at that point. Two- three days later I noticed the ugly persistent pimples on my face were gone. A couple more days later my lungs and body in general felt like i had never been sick. Felt even better than I had in the last year or more.

    I used to always sleep with my mouth open and breath through it at night because of constant stuffed up nasal passages since I can remember. I still feel very good a month later. Feel more energy, clearer thinking, some issues with the rest of my body though are not gone are definitely improving. The auto immune condition i have that causes me inflammation has not flared up much in a month which is very rare.

    I'm not saying it's for everyone, and I'm not even sure if it'll have negative long term effects. I'm scared to take it in larger doses than what i have taken due to the negative stuff I've read. However, what I'm doing now has been quite a turn around for me as opposed to how it had been since early this year.

    Whoever reads this can take from it what they will and they can think I'm crazy or what not. Like i said even I'm not sure what if anything negative it might be doing in my body, but so far I can only say positive things about it.

    For now all i simply want to know is if anyone knows how long it stays in your system after you take it. I can't seem to find much info about that.

    Please excuse my lengthy reply but i just felt the need to share this. All i hear is people that have probably never given it a try, warning against it as if it were a guaranteed trip to the emergency room as soon as it hits your throat or stomach and you'd start convulsing etc. For me it has been the opposite, i felt like I belonged in a hospital bed prior to taking it. Now i feel a bit more my age so to speak.
     
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  4. Judee

    Judee Established Member

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    Yeah, I read somewhere that hydrogen peroxide is actually a negative byproduct to some function in our system. My simplistic thinking says that it probably would be bad to give our bodies even more of it to deal with.

    Maybe someone here with a biological education might be able to add more to the discussion.
     
  5. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I agree that 'hydrogen peroxide therapy' is just a scam that has no basis and may be very dangerous.

    But in response to the question. Hydrogen peroxide is likely to be neutralised through damaging body tissues within minutes. But supplements tend to stay in the body for many days or weeks. So if there is a worry about interaction you cannot avoid the interaction by stopping a supplement for a day. The body will still be carrying a load of supplements from before to interact with the peroxide, if such an interaction actually occurs.
     
  6. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    Puppylover, this webpage
    https://www.poison.org/articles/2012-jun/hydrogen-peroxide
    suggests that household peroxide with concentrations of 2 to 3% (household hydrogen peroxide) is likely to quickly decompose, given how reactive it is. (Edit: although I see that prepared solutions of these low dilutions have stabilisers in them that should not be ingested.)


    I see that you mention 'food grade hydrogen peroxide'. That is typically 35% concentration which is a completely different story. The same webpage I mentioned above says:
     
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  7. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Puppylover, The reason you may hear warnings from people who have not tried this is probably that it would be extremely stupid to try it. I was a laboratory scientist and have 'tried it' in the sense that we used hydrogen peroxide regularly as a reagent ('food grade' really means laboratory or industrial grade) and from time to time we had spills. It causes nasty burns. It should not be kept in the house because children have died as a result of ingesting oxidising agents of this sort - either by mistake or because foolish parents have given it to them.

    Note that one particular pharmacy makes this statement about food grade peroxide:

    PLEASE BE AWARE YOU MUST BE A LIMITED COMPANY TO BUY THIS PRODUCT AND REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE. GENERAL PUBLIC MUST HOLD A LICENCE TO PURCHASE THIS. WE WILL CANCEL YOUR PURCHASE UNLESS THESE TERMS ARE MET.

    Hydrogen Peroxide is a chemical compound with the formula H2O2. In its pure form it is a colourless liquid, slightly more viscous than water; however for safety reasons it is normally used as an aqueous solution. Hydrogen peroxide is the simplest peroxide (a compound with an oxygen-oxygen single bond) and finds use as a strong oxidiser, bleaching agent and disinfectant.

    Hydrogen Peroxide is usually handled as a dilute solution (household grades are typically 3-6%). Its chemistry is dominated by the nature of its unstable peroxide bond.

    Purchasing this product above 12% will need to be delivered to a commercial premises and you will need to complete our due diligence forms.
     
  8. Puppylover

    Puppylover New Member

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    Since I find it hard to reply to each of you individually I'll just respond in general to all above replies.
    I'm not promoting it just to be clear. I only wanted to know how long it stays in the body when ingested this way.
    That said, i understand why it would be dangerous in a way to take it. I have experienced the burn that it causes when exposed to it undiluted, which is why I'm taking it in very low concentration, less than 5 drops in a full 8 oz water. We do not keep it anywhere near a place where it could possibly be mistaken as a drink or where kids could ever stumble upon it by accident or otherwise. Always extra careful when handling it.

    I know it seems stupid to ingest something that you have to be so careful around. Like I mentioned though, the positive effects i have been experiencing are mind blowing when i think about how crappy my health was prior.

    So no, not trying to promote it here but let's bring some balance to the table and let it be known that hey it CAN be ingested without winding up in the ER, and it CAN help a lot with health issues, even if it were only temporarily.

    I must mention one other (good i think) side effect. I usually have a chronic sweet tooth, but since starting h2o2, I hardly crave sweets. I can't imagine that being a bad thing!

    Either way, i appreciate all your concerns, I understand that it is something to be very careful about. I only hope i can get a clearer answer to my original question if possible. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge, I hope however i brought a little bit even a minute amount of balance to the issue about this therapy. Blessings.
     
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