It might be surprising to you that you took your first sip of hydrogen peroxide few minutes after you were given birth to. Your mother’s breast milk, particularly the colostrum has very high concentration of H2O2. It should be strange to you that one of the functions of the breast milk is for activation and stimulation of the immune system in infants. Another fact is that, breast milk has an abnormally large amount of H2O2.
In the early 19th century, H2O2 was used in medicine. Numerous bacterial diseases in addition to syphilis responded positively to H2O2 when other treatments were not effective. In the early 20th century, it was used to treat a number of common diseases like typhoid fever, cholera, tuberculosis, asthma, whooping cough, and ulcers. But, as new and expensive drugs were developed by the pharmaceutical industry, H2O2 was increasingly snubbed and eventually discarded as a substance for treatment purpose.
H2O2 helps in stimulating natural killer cells (NK cells) which fights cancer cells when they try to spread to other areas of the body. In the immune response of the body, this compound is released by T-cells to terminate viruses, bacteria, and fungi. H2O2 is released by the blood platelets when they encounter particulates in the blood. Acidophilus lactobacillus in the large intestine produces H2O2 which helps in keeping the ubiquitous candida yeast from uncontrolled proliferation. When candida yeast gets out of the intestine, it escapes its natural control system, making it gain a grip on the body organs, causing chronic fatigue syndrome.
In flu season, kids that feel sick are laid down on their side and a few drops of H2O2 are put into their ear. After some seconds, there liquid bubbles, which is an indication that the H2O2 is fighting the infection. This is repeated and done on the other ear after 5 or 10 minutes. Though nobody knows the total workings of H2O2, but we all know that it has lots of oxygen.
We’re aware that when hydrogen peroxide is orally or intravenously consumed, the amount of oxygen in the blood and body tissues greatly increases. Don’t forget that the H2O2 available at local pharmacy should never be ingested orally, because it is just 3% hydrogen peroxide and the remaining are stabilizers. The recommended grade for internal use is 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, which must be diluted to 3% with water. You can use hydrogen peroxide every night before you sleep as a mouth rinse and a natural teeth whitener.