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Can H2O2 Really Increase O2 in Body?

Posted by Densie (Hampton Bays, NY) on 09/07/2006

I have been a Respiratory Therapist for 13 years. The H2O2 may be benefiting those with poor lung function but those with normal lung function should be saturating in the high 90's anyway. Normal lung function and hemaglobin supply 98-99% of the capacity of the hemaglobins ability to carry oxygen. It can not carry more then 100%. I do believe the H2O2 has benefical properties (due to my own research). However, I don't believe it is do to the increased O2 to the body. It is probably more due to the antibacterial and antiviral properties of the H2O2 that produce these desired results.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Densie: The point in oxidative therapy is to kill the bacteria, fungus, and especially neutralized chemical toxins found in the lungs. Thus reducing the pathogen load allowing the body to recover faster from an already exhausted immune system. This what the H2O2 inhalation generally does.

However, you can increase the body's oxygen medically done by injecting intravenously, which is dangerous. However, doing it by the lungs might increase it however infinitesimally small, but most will be neutralized before reaching the bloodstream by fungus, bacteria, and other debris. There is no such thing as a 100% of H2O2 being neutralized so some will enter but not in form of oxygen but H2O2 in liquid form. These are just academic argument anyway.

Most people who do get fever is not about the issue of oxygen, it is about pathogens. If the issue is indeed oxygen, then getting a tank of oxygen will be the way to go anyway.