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August 21, 2019

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FDA warns consumers not to use potentially life-threatening 'Miracle Mineral Solution' products

FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or drink Miracle Mineral Solution products sold online as a remedy for autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and flu, among other conditions. The solution, when mixed, develops into a dangerous bleach that has caused serious and potentially life-threatening adverse effects.

Since 2010, FDA has warned consumers about the dangers of Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide Protocol, Water Purification Solution, and similar products. FDA recently received new reports of people experiencing severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure caused by dehydration, and acute liver failure after drinking these products.

FDA is not aware of any scientific evidence supporting the safety or effectiveness of MMS products, despite claims that the solution is an antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial, and the products are approved by FDA for any use.

Websites selling MMS describe the product as a liquid that is 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water. Product directions instruct consumers to mix the sodium chlorite solution with citric acid—such as lemon or lime juice—or another acid before drinking. In many instances, the sodium chlorite is sold with a citric acid “activator.” When the acid is added, the mixture becomes chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleaching agent.

Consumers who have experienced an adverse health effect after ingesting this product should seek immediate medical attention. Anyone who has experienced an adverse health effect that may be related to MMS should report it through the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information program as soon as possible at 800-FDA-1088 or