November 21, 2019

FDA Warns Against Miracle or Master Mineral Solution; Illnesses Reported

The FDA has issued a warning to consumers to avoid Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, since they have received many reports that these products have made consumers sick. The government first warned consumers about these products in 2010, but they are still being promoted on social media and sold online by independent outlets.

FDA Warns Against Miracle or Master Mineral Solution; Illnesses Reported

These products are marketed under various names, including Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol, and Water Purification Solution (WPS). When these products are mixed according to package directions, they become a chemical that is used as bleach.

In addition, some of the distributors are making false and dangerous claims that Miracle Mineral Supplement, when mixed with citric acid, acts as an antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial liquid that is a remedy for autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, flu, and other conditions. There is no research showing that these products are safe or effective for treating any illness. Consumers depending on these products may delay other treatments that are effective.

The FDA says, “The bottom line: Sodium chlorite products are dangerous, and you and your family should not use them.”

The websites that sell Miracle Mineral Solution say it is a liquid that is 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water. The directions tell people to mix it with lemon or lime juice or another acid before drinking. The product is sometimes sold with a citric acid “activator.” When acid is added, the product becomes chlorine dioxide, which is a powerful bleaching agent.

Sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide are active ingredients in disinfectants and are used in industry. They are not meant to be consumed.

Drinking these products can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration. Some product labels claim that these reactions are common, and state that getting sick shows that the product is working. That is not true.

In general, the more concentrated the product, the more severe the reactions. The FDA has received reports of people who have suffered from severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure caused by dehydration, and acute liver failure after drinking these products.

If you drank one of these products and have been ill, see your doctor. You can report your adverse reaction to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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