OxyFile #171

Reprinted from the ECHO Newsletter
Published by:
ECH2O2 Inc.
P.O. Box 126
Delano, MN 55328

                        HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FACTS
                  Kurt W. Donsbach, D.C., N.D., Ph.D.

There have been many incorrect statements regarding the ingestion of
hydrogen peroxide and now, magnesium peroxide. I would like to address
these so that you as a patient will not be misled and stop using a
potentially beneficial product.

Myth #1 : Any of the peroxides destroy friendly bacteria in the gut
and require that you reintroduce fresh bacteria constantly if you are
using the peroxide on a regular basis. The proof offered was that when
you put hydrogen peroxide into a yogurt culture, the resultant yogurt
was weak and watery. FACTS: THE FRIENDLY BACTERIA IN THE GUT ARE
AEROBIC, MEANING THEY LIVE AS AN OXYGEN-USING ORGANISM. If you want
the opinion of the bible of bacteriology, check this out in Bergey's
Manual of Systematic Bacteriology or Clinical Diagnosis
By Laboratory Methods by Todd & Sanford. The addition of extra oxygen to
the yogurt culture could have altered other factors in the milk used
in the culture, rather than destroying the lactobacillus. The
reference used by the writer was conspicuously lacking bacteria counts
before and after the addition of the hydrogen peroxide! The truth is
you help, not hinder, lactobacillus with H2O2.

Myth #2 : Oral ingestion of hydrogen peroxide promotes the growth of
various viruses, including what has been called the EBV virus, the HIV
virus and others. FACTS : HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IS CAPABLE OF DESTROY
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE VIRUSES IN LABORATORY TESTS. This does
not necessarily mean that the same action occurs in the body, but it
is a pretty good indicator. THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT REGARDING THIS
ALLEGATION IS NOT WHETHER OR NOT HYDROGEN PEROXIDE KILLS OR STIMULATES A
VIRUS, BUT HOW HYDROGEN PEROXIDE IS HANDLED BY THE BODY WHEN IT IS
ABSORBED FROM THE GUT, What actually occurs is that the instant
hydrogen peroxide crosses the intestinal barrier and enters the blood
stream, the enzyme catalase splits the compound into water and free
radical oxygen. This takes one molecule of catalase for every 10,000
molecules of hydrogen peroxide and uses up about 1/10,000 of a
second. In approximately another 1/10,000 of a second you will see
one free radical oxygen (01) join another free radical oxygen to
form stable oxyg en (02). Since this all takes approximately 1/5,000
of a second, when does the hydrogen peroxide have time to enter the
circulatory channels and end up in the T cells where the HIV
virus proliferates? Obviously it doesn't. THIS IS ALSO THE ANSWER TO THE
CLAIM THAT FREE RADICAL OXYGEN WILL CAUSE CELLULAR DAMAGE. THE FREE
RADICAL OXYGEN HAS AN EXTREMELY SHORT LIFE IN THE BLOOD STREAM ONLY
AND NEVER GETS CLOSE TO CELLS !