I still have no idea yet whether MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution, formerly called Miracle Mineral Supplement) is going to do anything for me or my skin – I feel like I’m already pretty healthy, and my skin is pretty darn good, so at the most I’m hoping for from it is to help me make it easier to stay clear, and perhaps give me a bit more general energy.

I’m still kind of excited about the whole thing though, however which way it turns out. I like trying out new things, but only one at a time, and MMS is my current ‘health experiment’. It’s what’s on my mind, so I want to talk about it a little more.

Aside from what I want, you guys also sounded quite intrigued when I posted the article about it the other day so here we go!

Question: The FDA issued a warning against MMS. Doesn’t that mean it’s dangerous?

The FDA’s (The Food and Drug Administration) warning about MMS was that it causes diarrhea and nausea, like I had already stated it does due to a detox reaction. However, it is still legal for people to sell MMS in the United States, and you can find it online no problem. I don’t have a clue whether it’s for sale in local health stores, but you could ask.

However, in Canada, (and I believe it’s the same thing in Australia), Health Canada (the FDA of Canada) has actually cracked down on the suppliers of MMS. A website called Subtle Energy Therapy based in Edmonton was the biggest supplier of MMS here in Canada, and Health Canada cracked down on them and forced them to cease sales of it.

Why?? Because they received ONE complaint about it and jumped on the opportunity to call MMS out. Apparently here in Canada, all supplements are now being regulated by Health Canada, and all supplements sold need to have something called a Drug Identification Number (DIN). Oh how convenient. Now Health Canada can have a free for all – any supplement they don’t like doesn’t get a DIN.

And why would Health Canada or the FDA not like a supplement? Would it be serious side effects? Deaths?

No – nothing like that! Not a single death from a nutritional supplement has been reported in the United States in the last two years. Funny that side effects and cross reactions of prescription pharmaceutical drugs contribute to more than 100,000 deaths each year in the US alone.

I believe the reasons Health Canada and the FDA aren’t so stoked on MMS are:

1) Because they’re in cahoots with the money hungry pharmaceutical companies. I believe they issue recommendations based on pressure and politics, not health.

2) The potential of MMS. If it’s really as amazing as reported, then big pharma is in troooubbble. Can you imagine? A simple treatment for all sorts of disease, provided by a common substance that costs less than 30 bucks a year?

Oooooh they are not gonna like that! And I have no doubt that they will do anything to make sure that the masses do not find out too much about this supposed miracle solution.

So anyway… MMS does have another function aside from kicking disease ass. And that is to purify water. So Subtle Energy Therapy and other suppliers in Canada can still sell it, but they can’t call it MMS or market it as a supplement. It is now simply labeled ‘Water Purification Drops’ with no real explanation. Yeah baby! We’re going underground!

I actually found it kind of exciting ordering it from them… like I was ‘in the know’ about what it really was. Screw you Health Canada!

Anyway, if you’re going to buy it, look for one that is sold in a “convenience pack” meaning that you get the MMS (sodium chlorite 28% solution) and the citric acid. The citric acid is what activates it and turns it into chlorine dioxide (the disease fighting substance). This is essential… otherwise it won’t work.

Note: you also want to look for citric acid that is in a 50% solution, or they call it a 1:1 ratio. The other standard is a 10% solution or 1:5, which means for every drop of MMS, you need to activate it with 5 drops of citric acid. It can get seriously redundant counting out tens of drops each time you take it, so it’s a lot easier to just go for the 1:1 solution and put one drop in for every drop of MMS.

Question: So how do you actually take MMS? What’s the procedure?

Well, I get a clean, dry cup, sit down at my table, and count out my drops of MMS into it (remember you are working your way up to 15 drops slowly. Don’t get excited and go too fast, or you’ll make yourself sick). Then I count out the corresponding drops of citric acid into the cup and swirl it around a little.

Then you wait three minutes. Apparently this is the magic number – it’s enough time to activate it, but if you let it sit longer than 3 minutes, the potency starts to dissipate. You may notice as it sits that it has a strong chlorine smell and you may see the chlorine dioxide gas wafting off the cup.

After three minutes, I pour half a glass of juice into it and drink it down. Or if you don’t want to drink much juice, just use a touch of juice to cover the taste, and the rest water. It’s good to drink a cup of water with it anyway, as it apparently staves off nausea.

Question: What else do I need to know about taking MMS?

1) You must take it on an empty stomach, otherwise all it will do is kill the pathogens in your food instead of being carried around to the rest of your body to do its work. Leave an hour or so on each side. I like to take it first thing when I wake up, and last thing before I go to bed.

2) You must not use juice that contains added Vitamin C, because for some reason, it almost completely renders the MMS useless. Not natural vitamin C, only added Vitamin C. Except for oranges… do not take orange juice with it, or eat oranges within a couple hours of taking it.

Almost all juice you buy at the store contains added Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), so it can be hard to come by some that doesn’t. I’ve noticed pomegranate juice doesn’t, and there is a black cherry juice by K.W. Knudsen that doesn’t either.

3) In regards to the nausea and diarrhea, apparently it can happen quite suddenly. Like you take it, and you take it, and you add more in, and you’re fine, and then you go up a drop, and you feel perfectly fine – and then one day you up your dose, and you get really nauseous. Apparently it’s sneaky (I haven’t experienced it yet. I’m on 7 drops now, and maybe a very slight tinge of nausea in the stomach, but nothing really).

So if this happens to you, you need to go back down a drop or two and hold there for a few more days, and then go back up again and perhaps you’ll be more successful. Don’t take the nausea lightly! If you think it’s not that bad and then up your dose, you may get REALLY sick the next time and have to miss work or school. You basically want to be taking the dose just under the dose that makes you sick – you may think that being sick means you’re detoxing super fast and that you’ll get through it quickly, and therefore be well sooner…. but it actually just stresses the body and isn’t beneficial. Your elimination systems will work just fine without being sick!

Case in point: Someone commented on my last article about MMS and said she had known about it for a long time. She’s used it and it definitely worked great, but then she got up to 10 drops, got really sick, and now she can’t take it anymore because the smell of it brings back such horrible memories. Sort of like that time you got blind, puking drunk on Jack Daniels as a teenager, and now you can’t touch the stuff. GO SLOWLY!

Note: Taking a Vitamin C tablet or eating an orange can combat nausea if you do make a mistake and find yourself feeling really sick.

4) Don’t aim for 15 drops if you’re a small person. The general rule is 3 drops per 25 pounds of body weight. So I actually should be only getting up to like… 11 at the most. (because I weigh like 90 lbs!!)

Question: If this stuff kills all the bad bacteria, funguses, pathogens etc… does this stuff kill your good bacteria too?

Well, apparently it doesn’t. This is because (allegedly… again, I’m no scientist), things that are harmful to the body have a positive charge and an acidic PH, while normal cells and good bacteria have a negative charge and a neutral or alkaline PH. I guess MMS goes after the positively charged acidic stuff, and this is how it differentiates between good and bad when it does its work.

But then again, I don’t really know. I’m going to keep eating kefir and taking probiotics just to make sure!

Question: I started MMS and my acne is getting worse. What’s the deal?

Yeah, I’m not gonna lie, your acne may get a bit worse before it gets better (as with all holistic detoxes). Acne is a way for physical and emotional toxins to come out when your other elimination channels are overloaded. With such an effective detox as this, it’s bound to cause your skin to break out in the beginning. I have no idea how bad for you specifically, so don’t ask me that.

However, any time I try to google MMS and acne, people seem to be talking about using it topically to treat it. So maybe if you take it internally and use it externally at the same time, it would offset any initial breakout. I’m going to have to test using it topically – I’ll get back to you on that one!