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Hydrogen Peroxide for Thriving Health

Updated: Dec 22, 2019

Hydrogen peroxide is a truly incredible substance with many uses for good health!

Science first discovered hydrogen peroxide in 1818, when a Frenchman accidentally created it as a byproduct while making barium oxide from barium salts. [1

Hydrogen peroxide occurs naturally in:

  • Rainwater--As rainwater falls to the earth, the ozone layer contributes one oxygen atom to water molecules, naturally forming hydrogen peroxide. [2] Today, the air is so polluted that most of the hydrogen peroxide reacts with air-borne toxins and never reaches the ground.

  • Lungs, gut, and thyroid; breast milk & colostrum; peroxisome structures of cells--many reactions in the body produce hydrogen peroxide. Enzymes break down excessive amounts, supplying a great source of cleansing oxygen to the system.  

  • The immune system's white blood cells, lymphocytes, T-cells, and natural killer cells--it is a signaling chemical that triggers an immune response [3]

  • Bombadier beetles--they have a defense mechanism of shooting boiling liquid at their enemies, created by combining hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone in an enzymatic, exothermic reaction [4]

In addition to its presence in nature, hydrogen peroxide has been used extensively by humans because it has a variety of uses as a disinfectant and oxidizer. It is well respected as an inexpensive go to for a number of household uses!

The 2 most popular types of hydrogen peroxide for human use are the familiar 3% solution that comes in brown bottles from the drugstore and the slightly more uncommon 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide. 3% solution has a number of stabilizers in it and should never be used for internal consumption.

35% Food Grade H2O2 is stronger, but it is caustic and must be handled with care. It is safe to take internally (hence "food grade") but must be properly diluted for internal or external use. 

History and science have demonstrated hydrogen peroxide's effectiveness against germs, microbes, and pathogens. Because it is both inexpensive and easy to use, it gets our sustainable seal of approval! 

We share the best options for health and wellness that we have found. To that end, we offer our world class 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide in our health supplements shop!

Sources: [1] A Brief History of Hydrogen Peroxide. [2] Dr David G. Williams. The Many Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide. 17 July 2013. [3] Dr Catharine Paddock. How Hydrogen Peroxide Pulls the Immune System's Emergency Cord. 8 June 2009. [4] Anthony Wood. Secrets of Bombadier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed. 12 May 2015.

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