Miracle Mineral Solution is a controversial drug which has been pushed as a cure for major diseases such as HIV, autism, and cancer, among others. Chemically, it is chlorine dioxide, an industrial bleach made by mixing sodium chlorite solution with an acid. The chemical can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and life-threatening low blood pressure due to dehydration. Despite the debunked claims of Miracle Mineral Solution being a miracle cure and the denouncement of the drug by health and drug industries, it has been pushed on YouTube videos for several years.
Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) was originally pushed by former Scientologist Jim Humble in his 2006 book, The Miracle Mineral Solution of the 21st Century. Humble claimed MMS could cure HIV, malaria, hepatitis viruses, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, autism, acne, cancer, and many other diseases, though there were no clinical trials done to support his claims and he only used anecdotal evidence. In a May 2010 interview, Humble claimed MMS could be used for any illness
Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) has been sold by the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing as a cure-all to treat conditions and diseases as diverse as autism, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and malaria. Indeed, it’s touted as a cure for nearly all disease. It is, however, basically industrial bleach. As ridiculous and harmful as MMS is, it’s a quackery that just won’t die, as I realized this weekend reading stories about a promotional seminar for MMS in Washington.