MMS: Trialing Miracle Mineral Supplement

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MMS stands for Miracle Mineral Supplement (or Solution). MMS is diluted sodium chlorite activated with citric acid to make chlorine dioxide. It is then further diluted with water for internal and topical use. This liquid mixture was named by Jim Humble, a scientist who predicates its effectiveness in eliminating disease. Chlorine dioxide is sometimes used to clean water in public water sanitation systems and disinfect meat and produce before packaging. Although it includes chlorine in its structure, chlorine dioxide destroys pathogens through oxidation rather than chlorination. Humble attests that the oxidation process does not disturb the body’s normal systems, making it safe for ingestion.

I read online testimonials from users of MMS and became curious about whether there was any truth to its ability for treating disease. Most of the stories seemed too good to be true. People reported curing everything from arthritic pains and skin rashes to full blown cases of colon cancer. Humble states on his site that MMS can indeed cure most any disease, even AIDS. He says his discovery of chlorine dioxide’s power resulted from inadvertently curing hundred’s of malaria sufferers with water purified by the substance.

Chlorine dioxide seemed too simple, too accessible, too common a thing to be the answer to all of today’s major medical pandemics. But Humble’s explanation of how MMS works sounded—sound. Chlorine dioxide could safely disperse throughout the body without harming or altering healthy cells and bacteria because of a similarity in PH levels. The compound would provide enough extra oxygen that a transfer of electrons could occur. Anytime chlorine dioxide met a pathogen, it would take electrons from it, causing it to convert into harmless salt. Diseased cells would deteriorate and healthy cells would remain unchanged. Through simple chemistry, chlorine dioxide could ride our internal waterways, blasting through any PH-low vermin on contact and ridding the body of disease.

The chemical explanation made enough sense to me that I decided to test MMS for myself. I hadn’t found any medical studies to support Humble’s assertions however, and his offer that this lack stems from a pharmaceutical conspiracy to keep MMS’s curing capabilities quiet only deepened my caution. I would trial MMS for a week, max.

I didn’t aim to cure a specific disease. I wanted to observe whether MMS would have a detoxifying effect on my body and if it would effect my food sensitivities in any way. I also looked out for any unanticipated differences it might make to my health, good or bad.

I started with a low dose of two drops every two hours—about 6-7 doses a day. I didn’t notice any effects the first day. I began building up the number of drops on the second day, adding a drop every two hours. Around five drops, I felt mildly nauseous for about an hour. I got up to eight drops on the third day and experienced mild but slightly stronger nausea, mild headache, and a sudden feeling of physical fatigue. I decided to stay at this dosage until I could take it without symptoms.

On the fourth day, major detox symptoms showed up. I took a dose before lunch and soon after eating, I experienced moderate nausea and an urgent bowel movement. Diarrhea commenced until about 11:00 at night, with me scooting to the bathroom in almost fifteen-minute intervals for the first few hours. It was the most serious case of diarrhea I’d ever had in my life. Luckily I wasn’t working that day and had nowhere public to be. It didn’t fully wear off until the middle of day five.I skipped my morning doses and scaled things back to four drops in the afternoon. All of the detox symptoms disappeared and I felt better by evening.

If you’re squeamish, skip this paragraph: On day six, I had a bowel movement with a dark, almost black, gel-like strip through it. I’d never seen anything like that come out of me so I wondered if MMS had really cleared my body of toxins, heavy metals, or fungal growth. Perhaps the dark strip was the culmination of years of built-up internal gunk?

The curious thing is that after this bowel movement, I immediately felt better. I felt the diarrhea was over, and my normal energy returned. I upped the dosage back to eight drops on the final day and felt no ill effects. My experience with MMS definitely stimulated detox symptoms in my body but I’m unsure of what I was actually observing. People who warn against the ingestion of MMS say that you experience detoxing because chlorine dioxide is toxic to the body—you’re simply reacting as if you’ve been poisoned. If MMS is toxic it makes sense that I’d feel better after eliminating it from my body. I didn’t test it long enough to know whether MMS really helped purge me of pathogens or if it was the cause of my purging.

One thing to note is that after using MMS, I had a sense I may be less sensitive to gluten. I sometimes broke out directly after eating doughy foods like bread and pizza but I somehow felt free to try eating these foods again. I had a couple breadsticks one day and a few slices of pizza the following weekend and didn’t see any negative impact on my skin. I do not have a diagnosable gluten or wheat intolerance but I have noticed that foods with gluten can stimulate breakouts for me, so I only eat them occasionally. But when I do, I don’t get the pimples I used to before using MMS. If I breakout, they’re pretty small and heal quickly.Again, I’m unsure what role MMS might have played but it’s possible some sort of balance was restored from using it.

Since evaluating MMS for myself, I’ve found more information arguing against its appropriateness as an ingestible treatment for disease. One article was posted online by a physician who believes MMS can destroy pathogens but not without destroying the red-blood cells that house them. She says that destroying too many red-blood cells at once could result in serious anemia. She believes the fatigue that accompanies MMS use comes from a lowered red-blood cell count.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot of legitimate medical research behind MMS. Although there is plenty of information that breaks down the theory on how chlorine dioxide could fight disease, the sources I’ve come across do not provide scientific data with their claims. I’ve taken prescription drugs without ever reading over their exact chemical workings in the body before. But for me, the idea that those drugs have proper documentation on their chemical processes lends them a credibility that’s reassuring to me.

If you’re thinking of trying MMS for yourself, be sure to gather as many facts as you can. I’ve shared my own experience here to give you one idea of how it can effect the body. I didn’t learn anything conclusive about what it actually does or how safe it is as a treatment. I experienced detoxing the way Jim Humble describes it should happen but I don’t know with certainty what really caused these symptoms. Testing MMS for one week did not have any long-term negative impact on my health that I know of. The numerous stories of its healing quality make MMS worthy of consideration but be aware that it is still highly controversial. Supporters call it a miracle and opposers warn it can permanently wreak your health or even kill you. Weigh the information carefully before deciding whether MMS might be beneficial to your own health.