You probably know hydrogen peroxide as the bottle sitting in your medicine cabinet, but hydrogen peroxide can also be administered intravenously, at low levels, to help fight infections and kill cancer.
Hydrogen peroxide undergoes two different chemical reactions in the blood.
Using the enzyme catalase – Hydrogen peroxide reacts with water to form a singlet oxygen.
Using Cytochrome-C – Hydrogen peroxide binds to Cytochrome-C, keeping it from undergoing the above reaction for ~40 minutes. By this time it has been spread throughout the body making it available systemically.
Singlet oxygen is highly antimicrobial and therefore kills the viruses and bacteria that get in its way. In addition, singlet oxygen acts as an oxidizing agent causing increased metabolism and aiding in detox and protection from free radicals and heavy metals.
During infections, hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced in the body in the form of peroxidase to help rid the body of the infection. However, for people suffering from chronic infections or chronic diseases that may lower immune system function, peroxidase is note formed as optimally as it is supposed to. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as an adjunct treatment to antibiotics or as a monotherapy for fighting infections.
IV hydrogen peroxide is administered slowly. Treatment should take about 1.5 hours. As with all IV therapies, there is a risk of bruising, pain or swelling at the injection site.