Hello everyone. I was reading about food grade hydrogen peroxide today and found some interesting facts. It's supposedly a very good bacteria/fungul killer and in fact, lactobacillus bacteria make hydrogen peroxide in our bodies to fight anaerobic bacteria and other harmful germs. I just want some opinions as to whether drinking food grade hp would maybe help with body odor? I know it doesnt sound safe but a lot of people claim that it helps with certain aliments and also bad breath. I bought the regular 3% hydrogen peroxide and used it as a mouth wash after I brushed my teeth, and to be honest, i am not really sure if it's helping, but i'll keep you guys posted.
I definitely would NOT recommend using the 3% internally. If I recall correctly, it contains plenty of other chemicals used to stabilize the solution, and is definitely not for internal use. There is a "food grade" hydrogen peroxide, at 35% concentration.
However, please PLEASE DILUTE THIS! If you drink that stuff straight, it will cause internal bleeding, fainting, and, depending on the amount you digest, possibly death. I really really can't recommend this, but if you want to try it, I found a guide on how much to dilute your solution.
I'd read the whole thing, but the instructions are about halfway down the page. You can make a 3.5% concentration solution out of the food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide, without any of the nasty chemicals in the stuff you found in the pharmacy.
All things considered, I'd look for other solutions, but it's your body I suppose. Personally, I found my solution about two weeks ago: apparently some sort of bacteria/infection on my tongue was causing my body odor, so after purchasing a tongue cleaner (they're by the dental floss) and using it every time I brush my teeth, I've been completely symptom-free for the whole two weeks. I've got a thread further down the page if you're interested in further information on that. If you notice an excess buildup of "tongue gunk", I'd at least consider it. Worst case scenario, maybe it'll help with your bad breath.
Hope this helps. :)
PS, in case you skimmed this, DO NOT DRINK 35% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WITHOUT DILUTING IT. NOT ONE DROP. :P
Standard disclaimer here: I am not a doctor, and cannot be held responsible for anything that happens to you if you attempt this procedure.
Thanks for the advice. I've actually tried food grade hyd. per. before, but i only tried it for about a week if i recall because one day i took too many drops and i threw up-this stuff ISNT hard to ingest. But i find it interesting that you were able to cure your fecal body odor with just a tongue cleaner. Are you positive your odors are gone??
I am, and all the other symptoms are gone as well. I had several other symptoms that came (and fortunately went) at the same time as my odor. They are:
1) My sweat left a sticky residue, almost like I bathed in maple syrup. Not quite that bad, but you get the idea. Even right after getting out of a hot shower, I could feel it.
2) My hands produced a terribly strong odor any time they were sweaty (which was a lot of the time, as I'm both hot-natured and very nervous, especially when I think I smell terrible!) This odor, unlike my general body odor, I was able to detect easily.
3) The bad breath, which obviously is taken care of with the tongue cleaner.
4) Additionally, I could gauge people's reactions when out in public. Any time I was sweaty, I could tell people were repulsed - commenting behind my back, making faces/gagging noises, covering their noses.
ALL of these symptoms nearly disappeared within 48 hours of using the tongue cleaner. I noticed in another thread, you posted a bit about using a toothbrush on your tongue to get rid of the bad breath. I did this as well, and it had no noticeable effect.
I still notice them a LITTLE bit, but I don't think anyone else really can. I do smell my hands all the time now though, haha.