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Hydrogen Peroxide Information
For Educational Purposes ONLY!

View Material Safety Data Sheets:
MSDS for 35% Hydrogen Peroxide
MSDS for 7% Hydrogen Peroxide

The information provided below is taken from numerous sources and is for educational purposes only. We make no claims as to its accuracy, but we believe it is healthy to have this information available for individuals to read. We are trying to provide a wide range of information about the different uses for hydrogen peroxide.  Use this information at your own discretion. Hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous if not handled responsibly.  We are not responsible for misuse of information provided.

If you want to know more about Oxygen Therapies, and Hydrogen Peroxide, and Ozone,
may we suggest  you pick up a copy of the following books:

Oxygen Therapies, by Ed McCabe
Flood Your Body with Oxygen, by Ed McCabe

If you want to order these books, click here.

If you want to purchase Hydrogen Peroxide,
go to the following website:
click here to order hydrogen peroxide


Accidents can occur with 35% hydrogen peroxide concentrate when safety
precautions are not taken and directions are not followed.
For this reason, we want to stress some safety and storage tips.
Read them carefully and review the way you handle the concentrate
to determine whether changes must be made with your handling procedure.

1).  Keep hydrogen peroxide concentrate out of reach of children.

2).  Never transfer the hydrogen peroxide concentrate
into unlabeled or improperly labeled containers.

3).  If  hydrogen peroxide concentrate is accidentally spilled on the skin,
flush the area immediately with running water.

4).  If  hydrogen peroxide concentrate is accidentally ingested,
drink large amounts of water to dilute.
Stay upright and contact your doctor.
It could be toxic or fatal if swallowed at full strength.

5).  For spillage of  hydrogen peroxide concentrate,
dispose of according to Federal, State and Local regulations.

Flush the spill area with water.
Do not return the spilled material to the original container.
Prevent undiluted hydrogen peroxide from entering into the sewage system.
Report spills in compliance with Federal, State, or local regulations.

35% food grade  hydrogen peroxide should be stored in the freezer or in the
refrigerator and labeled as to contents.
Thirty five percent food grade  hydrogen peroxide will not freeze
unless the temperature is 33 degrees below zero.

Low concentrations, such as 3% or 6% would freeze,
so freeze storage is not recommended.
Store properly labeled containers in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. 

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We do not recommend using  35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide Internally. 
It is great for baths, and swimming pools.
This is what we sell it for use as. 
We have other products that you can take internally that are totally safe.
If you do choose to use Hydrogen Peroxide Internally, Please read the information below thoroughly, and use extreme caution.

Being in the health food industry for over 30 years, we know many cases where individuals have used Hydrogen Peroxide 
internally with wonderful results. 

But we also know many many cases where other oxygen products 
have been used with wondrous results, as well. 

 go to oxygen therapy product information page

If  35%  hydrogen peroxide  is spilled on the skin, rinse immediately with tap water.
Fingertips may whiten temporarily. (Normal color will return)

To make  hydrogen peroxide  solutions in varying strengths using 35% food grade,
the following amounts were used:

3% = 1 ounce of 35%  hydrogen peroxide  and 11 ounces of distilled water.
This makes 3/4 pint.

12% = 1 part 35%  hydrogen peroxide  of 2 parts of distilled water.

35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide is getting increasingly difficult to find.
This is generally due to the hazards of shipping this powerful oxidant.

6% Food Grade H2O2 is widely available.

Individuals using  peroxide for home use find this concentration safe and convenient.
One teaspoon of 6% is equivalent to 30 drops of 35%.

Note: the FDA has not approved of the use of the purging schedules or of the drinking of hydrogen peroxide internally.
Those who choose to do so, do it of their own volition.
The information is passed along for research and educational purposes only and
those who choose to use it assume all responsibility personally.

This simple schedule for mixing 3% hydrogen peroxide  is:

one part of 3% solution of  hydrogen peroxide with five parts of distilled water,
giving you a 0.5% solution of  hydrogen peroxide .

Get a gallon of distilled water; take out 20 ounces of water then replace
with 20 ounces of 3%  hydrogen peroxide  and you will have the proper solution.
You need not keep the solution in the refrigerator, unless you prefer.

Drink this mixture on an empty stomach
(don't eat or drink anything one hour before or three hours after).
If you take the solution, a good method of doing so is just before going to bed,
but work out your own system.

1 oz. the 1st day
  2 oz. the 2nd day
3 oz. the 3rd day
4 oz. the 4th day
5 oz. the 5th day

5 oz. 3 times a day for 7 days
5 oz. 2 times a day for 7 days
5 oz. once a day for 7 days
5 oz. once every other day for 7 days
5 oz. once every third day for 7 days
5 oz. once every 4th day for 7 days 


When it comes to hydrogen peroxide therapy there seems to be only two points of view.
Supporters consider it to be one of the greatest healing miracles of all times.
Those who opposed feel its ingestion is exceptionally dangerous, and only the
foolhardy could think of engaging in such behavior.
Before either condemning or endorsing hydrogen peroxide,
let's take a real close look at what we're dealing with.

If any substance is interesting, it's hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide should really be called hydrogen dioxide.
Its chemical formula is H2O2.  It contains one more atom of oxygen than does water (H2O).

By now everyone's aware of the ozone layer that surrounds the Earth.
Ozone consists of three atoms of oxygen (O3).
This protective layer of ozone is created when ultraviolet light from the sun splits
an atmospheric oxygen molecule (O2) into two single, unstable oxygen atoms.
These single molecules combine with others to form ozone.  (O3).  Ozone isn't very stable.
In fact, it will quickly give up that extra atom of oxygen to
falling rainwater to form hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
(Bear with me: all this chemistry mumbo jumbo I'm going through actually
will help you understand the importance of hydrogen peroxide.)

It is this hydrogen peroxide in rainwater that makes it so much more
effective that tap water when given to plants.
With the increased levels of atmospheric pollution, however greater amounts
of H2O2 react with air-borne toxins and never reach the ground.
To compensate for this, many farmers have been increasing crop yields by spraying them
with diluted hydrogen peroxide (5 to 16 oz of 35% mixed with 20 gal. of water per acre).

You can achieve the same beneficial effect with your house plants by adding
1 ounce of 3% hydrogen peroxide (or 16 drops of 35% solution)
to every quart of water you give your plants.
(It can also be made into an excellent safe insecticide.
Simply spray  your plants with 8 ounces of 3% peroxide mixed with 8 ounces
of white sugar and one gallon of water.)

Hydrogen peroxide is odorless and colorless, but not tasteless.
When stored under the proper conditions it is a very stable compound.
When kept in the absence of light and contaminants it dissimulates (breaks down)
very slowly at the rate of about 10% a year.
(This can be slowed even further by storing the liquid in the freezer.)
It boils at 152 degrees C and freezes at minus 2 degrees C.

When exposed to other compounds

The following is only a partial listing of conditions on which H2O2 and others
who use intravenous infusion for emphysema and congestive lung problems.
Within minutes oxygen from hydrogen peroxide begins to bubble up
between the membrane lining the lungs sacs and the accumulated mucus.
(Dr. Farr refers to this as the "Alka-Seltzer effect.")
The patient begins to cough and expel the material that has accumulated in the lungs.
The amount of bubbling, coughing and cleansing can be regulated
by simply turning the H2O2 on and off.

As the peroxide clears the lung surface and destroys the bacterial infections,
the patient regains the ability to breath more normally.
We continue to receive reports from patients for whom the technique has improved
reathing so much that a wheelchair and supplemental oxygen are no longer needed.

If emphysema were the only ailment successfully tried by H2O2 therapy,
it would still rank as one of the top health discoveries of all time.
Fortunately, H2O2 works wonders on a multitude of health problems.
It does so by increasing tissue oxygen levels.
A closer look at how we've decreased the availability of external and internal oxygen,
will show you just how important this can be.

If you weren't too occupied with trying to hide dissection specimens
in the other student's desk, you might remember from elementary
science courses that our atmosphere contains about 20% oxygen.
That's under ideal circumstances.
It's recently been reported that in many of our more polluted cities
these levels have dropped to around 10%!
(I've already mentioned how less hydrogen peroxide - containing rain
is reaching the earth's surface.  With increased pollution it is reaching
with airborne toxins before it even reaches the ground.)
And everyone, by now, knows the oxygen generating rain forests are being
destroyed worldwide, which further reduced available oxygen.

Internal oxygen availability is also under attack.
Chlorination of drinking water removes oxygen.
Cooking and over-processing of our foods lowers their oxygen content.
Unrestrained antibiotic use destroy-creating bacteria in the intestinal tract.

Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany has shown that for proper cellular utilization
of oxygen to take place, our diets must contain adequate amounts of unsaturated fatty acids.
Unfortunately, the oils rich in the fatty acids have become
less and less popular with the food industry.
Their very nature makes them more biologically active, which requires
more careful processing and gives them a shorter shelf-life.
Rather than deal with these challenges the food industry has turned to the use
of synthetic fats and dangerous processes like hydrogenation.

It's obvious that our oxygen needs are not being met.
Several of the most common ailments now affecting our population are
directly related to oxygen starvation.

Asthma, emphysema and lung disease are on the rise,
especially in the polluted metropolitan areas.
Cases of constipation, diarrhea, intestinal parasites and bowel cancer are all on the upswing.
Periodontal disease is endemic in the adult population of this country.
Cancer of all forms continues to increase.
Immune system disorders are sweeping the globe.
Chronic fatigue "Yuppie Flu" and hundreds of other strange viral diseases have begun to surface.
Ironically, many of the new "miracles" drugs and nutritional supplements used to treat these
conditions work by increasing cellular oxygen (Oftentimes through H2O2 formation).

For example, the miracle nutrients, Coenzyme Q10, helps regulate intercellular oxidation.
which received considerable publicity not too long ago, also increased oxygen levels
at the cellular level.  And even substances like niacin and vitamin E promote
tissue oxidation through the dilation of blood vessels.

Hydrogen peroxide is only one of the man components that help regulate
the amount of oxygen getting to your cells.
Its presence is vital for many other functions as well.
It is required for the production of thyroid hormone and sexual  hormones
(Mol Cell Endocrinol 86;46 (2) 149-15 Steroids 82;40 (5) : 569-579).
It stimulates the production of interferon (J Immunol 85;134 (4) : 24-12455).
It dilates blood vessels in the heart and brain
(Am J Physiol 86;250 (5 pt 2): H815-821 and (2 pt 2) :H157-162).
It improves glucose utilization in diabetics
(Proceedings of the IBOM Conference 1989, 1990, 1991).

The closer you look at hydrogen peroxide, the less surprising it becomes
that it can help such a wide variety of conditions.

When exposed to other compounds hydrogen peroxide dismutes readily.
The extra oxygen atom is released leaving H2O (water).
In nature oxygen (O2) consists of two atoms--a very stable combination.
A single atom of oxygen, however, is very reactive and is referred to as a free radical.
Over we've continually read that these free radicals are responsible
for all types of ailments and even premature aging.
What many writers seem to forget, however, is that our bodies
create and use free radicals to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

In fact, the cells responsible for fighting infection and foreign invaders in the body
(your white blood cells) make hydrogen peroxide and use it to oxidize any offending culprits.
The intense bubbling you see when hydrogen peroxide comes in contact with
a bacteria-laden cut or wound is oxygen being released and bacteria being destroyed.
The ability of our cells to produce hydrogen peroxide is essential for life.
H2O2 is not some undesirable by-product or toxin,
but instead a basic requirement for good health.
Newer research indicates we need hydrogen peroxide for a multitude
of other chemical reactions that take place throughout the body.
For example, we now know that vitamin C helps fight infections by producing
hydrogen peroxide, which in turn stimulates the production of prostaglandin's.
Also lactobacillus found in the colon and vagina produce hydrogen peroxide.
This destroys harmful bacteria and viruses, preventing colon disease, vaginitis,
bladder infections and a host of common ailments (Infect Dis News Aug. 8,91:5).
 When lactobacillus in the colon or vaginal tract have been overrun with harmful viruses,
yeast or bacteria, an effective douche or enema solution can be made
using 3 tablespoons of 3% H2O2 in 1 quart of distilled water.
Keep in mind, however, that a good bacterial flora must always
be re-established in those areas to achieve lasting results.

While we're discussing enemas and douches, there's
another misconception about H2O2 I need to address.
The friendly bacteria in the colon and vagina are aerobic.
In other words, they flourish in high oxygen environments and thrive in the
presence of oxygen environments and thrive in the presence of oxygen rich H2O2.
 On the other hand, most strains of harmful bacteria (and cancer cells)
are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2.

We can agree that hydrogen peroxide produced within ..... individual body cells is essential for life.
And no one doubts its effectiveness when it comes to treating infections topically.
The controversy deals with ingesting the substance orally
or introducing it into the body intravenously.
The dispute has been going on for decades, and considering the attitude of
our medical community, it will continue for many more decades to come.

I'll admit I was skeptical when I first learned about using H2O2 orally or intravenously.
This healthy dose of skepticism, however, led to a great deal
of investigation, clinical work and experimentation.
And while I realize a large majority of readers will probably never
be convinced that H2O2 is a safe and effective compound, I am.
Hydrogen peroxide is safe, readily available and dirt cheap.  And best of all, it works!!

No one  fully understands the complete workings of hydrogen peroxide.
We do know that it is loaded with oxygen.
(A pint of the food-grade 35% solution contains the equivalent  of 130 pints of oxygen.
A pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide found at the local drugstore contains 10 pints of oxygen.
And a pint of the 6% solution used to bleach hair contains 20 pints of oxygen.)
We also know that when H2O2 is taken into the body (orally or intravenously)
the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases dramatically.
Early researchers felt these increases were simply due to the extra oxygen
molecule being released.  This doesn't, however, appear to be the case.
Only very diluted amounts of H2O2 are ever introduced into the body.
The small amount of oxygen present couldn't be solely responsible
for the dramatic changes that take place.
Dr. Charles Farr, a strong proponent of intravenous use,
has discovered another possible answer.

Dr. Farr has shown that hydrogen peroxide stimulates enzyme systems throughout the body.
This triggers an increase in the metabolic rate, causes small arteries
to dilate and increase blood flow, enhances the body's distributions and consumption
of oxygen and raises body temperature (Proceedings of the Internationals Conference on
Bio-Oxidative Medicine 1989, 1990, 1991).

We're just beginning to learn exactly how H2O2 works.
It was reported to work as far back as 1920.
The English medical journal, Lancet, then reported that intravenous infusion was
used successfully to treat pneumonia in the epidemic following World Was I.
In the 1940's, Father Richard Willhelm, the pioneer in promoting peroxide use,
reported on the compound being used extensively to treat everything
from bacterial related mental illness to skin disease and polio.
(Father Willhelm is the found of "Educational Concern for Hydrogen Peroxide" (ECHO),
a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the safe use
and therapeutic benefits of hydrogen peroxide.)

Much of the interest in hydrogen peroxide waned in the 1940's when
prescription medications came on the scene.
Since that time there has been little economic interest in funding peroxide research.
After all, it's dirt cheap and non-patentable.
Even still, in the last 25 years, over 7,700 articles relating to hydrogen peroxide
have been written in the standard medical journals.
Thousands more, involving its therapeutic use, have appeared in alternative health publications.
The number of conditions helped by hydrogen peroxide are astounding.
The reported dangers and side effects are few and often conflicting.

Let's look at several conditions that seem to respond especially well to H2O2 therapy.
First, keep in minds that there are two methods of
administering the peroxide--orally and intravenously.
While most conditions respond remarkably to oral ingestion,
emphysema is one condition in which intravenous infusion can be a godsend.

Information provided on this page is for educational purposes only.
Always consult a healthcare professional before using any product.