It doesn't seem to work that way, and the oxygen by nasal cannula or face mask may be doing more harm than good. It seems to interfere with the "respiratory burst" (is sometimes called oxidative burst) is the rapid release of reactive oxygen species (superoxide radical and hydrogen peroxide) from different types of cells.
Most of us drink coffee in the morning because it makes us feel good. But it's not just the caffeine that gives the boost. Roasting coffee beans gives them the hydrogen peroxide generating system. Prepared in the usual manner, coffee will produce seven hundred fifty micrograms of H2O2. The longer it sits, the more peroxide it produces for up to twenty-four hours! I always said coffee wasn't so bad.
Peroxide may be the greatest breakthrough for brain tumors. Surgery destroys brain tissues and chemotherapy for brain neoplasms is just plain quackery. Neuroblastoma cells, a virulent brain cancer, were inhibited by H2O2 in lab experiments. For some reason, the addition of copper to peroxide increases the lethality of peroxide on bacteria by three thousand-fold. It would be interesting to give a little copper with peroxide in a case of severe infection.
An indication that peroxide therapy may help luekemia patients. Patients with leukemia had a seventy percent reduction in H2O2 production by their white blood cells. Maybe cancer is a peroxide deficiency.
I came across with a statement: "Negligence at best and malpractice at worst not to use hydrogen peroxide in urinary drainage bags following surgery". Catheters in the bladder are notorious for causing infection. The bacteria multiply in the drainage bag and migrate up the tube into the bladder. This bacterial invasion can lead to many complications including bacteria and death. I often wondered if this was the reason of my mentor/best friend's death - he was with a catheter after a kidney surgery. He passed away a month after he was discharged from the hospital.
Studies have shown that the addition for thirty milliliters of three percent H2O2 to the collection bag will keep the urine bacteria-free for eight hours. If you are facing surgery and will need a catheter, ask your doctor if he/she orders peroxide for the collection bag.
No other chemical compound comes even close to hydrogen peroxide in its importance to life. H2O2 is involved in all of life's vital processes. It is truly the wonder molecule. The cells in the body that fight infection, called granulocytes, produces H2O2 as a first line of defense against every type of invading organism ---parasites, viruses, bacteria and yeast. The presence of this amazing substance is required for the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. It must be present for the immune system to function properly.
A Special Thank You to DesertBlossom who wrote the above views on h2o2 and herself on January 3, 2008