Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and Miracle Mineral Solution (Sodium Chlorite) and Chlorine Dioxide Kits:
Miracle Mineral Solution (which contains 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water) and chlorine dioxide “kits” are not a solution for COVID-19 and are dangerous to drink.
A number of websites and social media posts promote these products to combat coronavirus. F
or example, on her website, marketer Kerri Rivera touts Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) as a “secret weapon” to fight coronavirus and keep the illness from progressing. (She was banned in the state of Illinois in 2015 from making any earlier claim that MMS can cure autism.)
Ingesting these products has not been shown to prevent or treat coronavirus.
These products typically contain sodium chlorite solution to be mixed with a citric acid, such as from lemon or lime juice, or another acid before drinking, or are sold with a citric acid “activator.”
However, adding acid to sodium chlorite produces chlorine dioxide, a bleaching agent.
Sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide are active ingredients in disinfectants and should not be swallowed, as they can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.
Such reactions are not evidence that the product is “working,” as claimed by some websites.
In 2016, ABC’s 20/20 detailed the case of a woman who died hours after drinking liquid Miracle Mineral Solution, which, the woman’s husband believed, may have caused her death.
A strong warning from the FDA in 2019 advised that Miracle Mineral Solution consumers are “drinking bleach” and states: “If you’re drinking “Miracle” or “Master” Mineral Solution or other sodium chlorite products, stop now.”
Of course, the most important thing you can do to avoid infection with coronavirus is to prevent exposure by following the latest recommendations of the CDC and World Health Organization and take steps to stay healthy, including getting adequate sleep, keeping up with your daily exercise, and eating a healthy nutritious diet.
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