FDA Warns About Serious Side Effects from "Miracle" Dietary Supplement
The US FDA is warning consumers not to use a dietary supplement called Miracle Mineral Solution, or MMS, after receiving numerous reports of serious side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and life-threatening low blood pressure due to dehydration.
Miracle Dietary Supplement Warning
Miracle Mineral Supplement is distributed on the internet by a variety of companies. Although all of the products share the MMS name, the labels may look different. The product contains 28% sodium chlorite. When used as directed (by mixing with citrus juice or other acidic beverage), the supplement produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach often used in industrial water treatment facilities and for stripping textiles.
According to several websites, Miracle Mineral Supplement was discovered by Jim Humble in 1996. It is purported to be able to “purify the water in the body by killing anything in the body that isn’t supposed to be there.” Promoters claim MMS can cure multiple diseases ranging from HIV and flu to cancer.
Elaine Gansz Bobo, spokesperson for the FDA advises anyone with Miracle Mineral Supplement to throw the product away immediately. If you have used MMS and it has made you sick, first contact your doctor as soon as possible, and then use the FDA MedWatch reporting system, located at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
The FDA continues to investigate and may pursue civil or criminal enforcement actions as appropriate to protect the public from this potentially dangerous product.
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