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What is Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS), and Why Is It Dangerous?

Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) is being touted on the Internet as a natural antibiotic and cure-all for a wide range of diseases and afflictions: colds and flu (including swine flu), malaria, cancer, "HIV & AIDS," fungus, and, more recently, autism. But MMS is actually a synthetic industrial chemical - it is a concentrated (28%) chlorine bleach - sodium chlorite. When MMS is "activated," it creates CLO2, chlorine dioxide, a very strong chemical oxidizer and bleaching agent. CLO2 is the active molecule in many water purification systems. It does kill germs, but it is toxic. If you ingest it in the concentrations recommended, it can cause you direct harm.

CLO2 is a toxic chemical oxidizer

CLO2 can cause direct oxidation harm to mucous membranes and epithelium (lining of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines). It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and reduced blood pressure. Once ingested, it is absorbed into the bloodstream and can cause harm to tissues, to red blood cells, and to the developing brain of infants, children, and the fetus in pregnant women. Because CLO2 is a chemical oxidizer (called a "free radical") it depletes vitamin C and causes oxidative stress. Putting it another way, the vitamin C and other antioxidants in our body get depleted in their attempts to detoxify CLO2; vitamin C and other antioxidants are our "free radical scavengers." The instructions provided with MMS specifically warn people not to take vitamin C while they are taking MMS because vitamin C "interferes" with it. This is a red flag that MMS is a toxic chemical, since vitamin C is our primary detoxification agent. Vitamin C depletion is extremely dangerous: it is the bulwark of our immune system, and it is needed for dozens of other body functions.

"Activated" MMS contains elemental chlorine

Despite the claims of its "inventor" Jim Humble that MMS is elemental chlorine free, the fact of the matter is that when CLO2 is created in water, it immediately reacts with the water to create elemental chlorine and hypochlorous acid. Commercial bleaching operations that use only CLO2 end up with elemental chlorine in the processing tanks and organic chlorine compounds in their wastewater. (Thornton, page 321-322) What does this mean to you?

When elemental chlorine comes in contact with human tissue, it immediately destroys the molecules it comes in contact with, harming tissue and organs. In doing so it also combines with the natural biological chemicals (aromatic hydrocarbons) in your cells, forming chemicals that could never exist in nature, called polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons.

These new chemicals are almost always carcinogenic (cause cancer) because they mimic chemicals that look like them but do not include chlorine. So when you ingest MMS, you create cancer-causing chemicals from your own body fluids and tissue. These bio-accumulate in fat tissue, eventually causing cancer.

This means that if you consume MMS you will end up with these compounds - which cause cancer - inside you.

MMS attacks healthy tissue

CLO2 is actually even more dangerous than elemental chlorine for healthy tissue. According to the data on CLO2 cited to support its use for disinfection, it destroys amino acids and sulfurous bonds, both of which are integral to healthy human tissue. CLO2 cannot differentiate healthy tissue from diseased tissue. It is a universal biocide, not for human internal consumption.

MMS invokes the poison reflex

Many people report that when they take MMS they get nauseous or vomit. This is the autonomic poison response of the human body. Jim Humble's literature says that this is an indication that MMS is "working" and not to worry about it. He attributes it to a detoxification (Herxheimer) reaction. This is not the case. The nausea and vomiting that people experience is caused by the recognition by the body that MMS is poisonous.

MMS is the wrong approach to immunity - it is chemotherapy!

The entire approach of Jim Humble is to treat the human body as if it were a simple plumbing system, and MMS is akin to Drain-O, chemically killing pathogens. But the human body does not work that way. Your body does not need toxic chemicals from a factory to kill pathogens. When fortified properly, your body has the capability to fight literally any pathogen or illness. A healthy immune system automatically and selectively targets pathogens with an array of antibodies and white blood cells. MMS disrupts this natural immunity by depleting immune-building antioxidants.

And even when you do need a direct action antibiotic for a serious infection or illness, there are dozens of natural food-derived substances and antibiotic herbs (such as turmeric extract, oregano oil, and olive leaf extract) that are not toxic and do not deplete the antioxidants, such as vitamin C, needed to maintain your natural immunity.

MMS is Toxic - Do Not Use It

Even if you didn't understand all of the explanations above, please take my word for it - Miracle Mineral Supplement is very toxic to your body. It may seem to get rid of bacteria - chlorine bleach does do that - but at great expense to your long-term health: tissue and organ damage, compromised immunity, and possibly cancer.

There is nothing natural about MMS, it is not a supplement, and the only mineral in it is sodium. It is a synthetic industrial chemical. And the only thing miraculous about MMS is that it hasn't been taken off the market.

In October 2009, and man named Doug Nash reported on the curezone website that MMS had killed his wife, Silvie Fink. Her death certificate states that the cause of death was MMS. Jim Humble issued a cruel, blithering response, attacking this man who was grieving the death of his wife, for filing the report. Humble went even further: he included an outright falsehood: "MMS is a natural chemical manufactured by the human immune system to help prevent diseases and to keep the body healthy." The truth is this: your body cannot create sodium chlorite or chlorine dioxide. MMS can only be created in a chemical factory.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release on July 30, 2010, warning people not to consume MMS.

Please, please do not use this substance. If you have any, don't use it, but save it for evidence. If it has harmed you, please obtain the services of a lawyer to sue the distributor who sold it to you and the manufacturer. Jim Humble must be held accountable for creating this fraudulent product and thereby harming people. Send a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. The website is

If you have a serious, chronic infection or illness, please consider the following options. These regimens promote the use of natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, quercetin, and green tea extract. These are the exact opposites of MMS: they enhance your body's immune system to kill disease pathogens and restore health.

1. If you want a general regimen to keep yourself healthy, I have posted one for free download:

2. If you have an influenza-type illness, look at the natural influenza regimen I have posted on this website at

3. If you have a serious infection, get professional medical help immediately, and consider getting intravenous infusions of vitamin C. There are usually clinics in every major city that provide these infusions. If you need help finding one, click on the Contact Jonathan Campbell link on the left sidebar of this page.

4. If you have Lyme Disease, please refer to the book Healing Lyme by Stephen Harrod Buhner. His protocol is completely safe, and it works.

5. If you have cancer, heart disease, AIDS, or hepatitis, please obtain one of my natural therapy guides. These are very inexpensive guides (and the one for immune deficiency is free for download) that provide the information you need to overcome these complex illnesses, through use of therapeutic-dose natural dietary supplement protocols. Click on the Order Health Guide link on the left sidebar of this page.

Note: I am not attempting to "compete" with Jim Humble. I am astonished that it has come this far, that he has fooled so many people into thinking his remedy is safe. It is not.

My only concern is for you and for your health. This is my life work. I don't make a lot of money doing it. I do not have multi-level marketing people selling for me. I do not even sell the supplements that I recommend. I just tell you where to buy them, inexpensively and reliably. My goal is to help you become healthy and stay healthy throughout your life, and not to be harmed by pharmaceutical drugs and "alternative" medical frauds like MMS.

End Notes: The documentation presented by Jim Humble for Miracle Mineral Supplement is replete with biological misinformation and fraud. They make no sense.

Humble claims that activated MMS (chlorine dioxide) is absorbed into the body through the stomach lining. No nutrients are absorbed through the stomach lining; the first place in the alimentary canal where anything can be absorbed is the small intestine.

Humble claims that red blood cells "armed" with chlorine dioxide will destroy "parasites, fungi, or diseased cells that all have low pH." Red blood cells do not and cannot have this capability - their function is to carry oxygen to cells all over the body, not to kill pathogens. (It is white blood cells that are the components of the immune system that destroy pathogens, and they don't need MMS to help them.) When red blood cells pick up chlorine dioxide, they can no longer pick up oxygen, and they become useless. In essence, they are destroyed, and this can cause reduced oxygen to your body, similar to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Humble claims to have cured thousands of people in Africa of malaria, hepatitis, cancer, and AIDS with MMS. But the only public evidence is that he provided MMS to people; there was no standardized medical evaluation of the results. He appears to me to be someone who knows just enough about chemistry to make his claims believable by people who don't study chemistry or human physiology, intent on making money selling his books and supporting the people who sell the product and his book..

Humble claims that MMS kills the "little bugs" in cells that cause cancer. By this claim he proves himself to be a complete charlatan or know-nothing. Cancerous cells are genetically deformed cells; they have no "little bugs" in them, and they are not affected by MMS. Quite the contrary: MMS depletes the antioxidants the human body uses to destroy cancer cells. Humble has likely caused the deaths of thousands of people, by negligently promoting this false "miracle" cancer cure that people then rely on instead of seeking a real, proven natural therapy. There are proven cures for cancer, developed by Matthias Rath and Hugh Riordan, which use natural food-based substances such as vitamin C to enhance immunity, stop cancer spread, and kill cancer cells.

Humble's product has sickened many, many people, killed at least one person, as I noted above, and has likely lead to the death of many others.

Humble and/or his supporters appear to have created an organization called the Health Freedom Alliance which heavily promotes MMS along with information about some valid health and environmental concerns on its website and mailing list. Its website is hosted in The Netherlands, the site owner and contact information are privacy protected, and the website has no information about the organization or contact information, no address, no phone number. This is all extremely unusual - and very suspicious - for a supposedly public purpose organization.

And now (this really takes the cake) Humble has founded a new church (Genesis II Church of Health and Healing) and made himself a Bishop of it! So now, assumedly, his words will have the backing of God Almighty.


Curezone: Nash, Doug, mms killed my wife, 10/8/2009,

Curezone: Humble, Jim, On ‘Death’ and MMS: Jim Humble Responds to Nash Attack,

Curezone: Campbell, Jonathan, response to: mms killed my wife, 10/23/2010,

Durfee, Arrow, MMS De-Mystified - sodium chlorite, stabilized oxygen, chlorine dioxide, detox, September 2007,

Health Freedom Alliance,

Thornton, Joe, Pandora's Poison - Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy, MIT Press, 2000

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) - Product contains industrial strength bleach, 7/30/2010,


Wikipedia, Chlorine Dioxide,

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