Product Warning: Miracle Mineral Solution11th October, 2010
Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement, is a product sold over the Internet as a treatment for a number of serious diseases, including HIV, TB, malaria, hepatitis and cancer. Some websites indicate that it can be used in infants and children as well as adults.
Miracle Mineral Solution contains sodium chlorite 28%. It is usually supplied with an ‘activator’ which is citric acid. Users are instructed to mix drops of MMS with drops of citric acid in the ratio of 1:5, then to add water or fruit juice and drink. Users are advised to start with 1-2 drops of MMS and to build up to 15 drops 2-3 times a day.
There is also a product called MMS2 which comes in the form of capsules containing 400 mg of calcium hypochlorite powder. These are to be swallowed whole with 2-3 glasses of water.
The sellers of these products warn users that they may experience nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea and these are claimed to be evidence that the product is working. It is suggested that if these symptoms are severe users reduce the dose for a period and then try to build up again.
Readers are asked to note that these types of gastrointestinal symptoms are not “normal” but rather indicate the toxic effect of the products. Additionally, these products should not be used to replace effective medications prescribed by your Health Care Provider.
The most commonly reported effects of the ingesting sodium chlorite are persistent vomiting and diarrhoea, sometimes leading to dehydration, abdominal pain and burning pain in the throat.
Sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide have legitimate uses in water treatment and hard-surface disinfection, as a result of their ability to kill bacteria and other microbes. Acidified sodium chlorite is used as a spray or dipping solution for poultry, meats, vegetables, fruits and seafoods. The chemicals are safe for these purposes when used appropriately. Neither chemical has been approved for use as a food, dietary supplement, or therapeutic product.
The Ministry of Health advises against the use of these products as there is no evidence that they produce the beneficial effects claimed by the vendors.
If you have used any of these products and experience any of the symptoms described above, seek medical attention immediately.