The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers not to purchase or drink Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide Protocol, Water Purification Solution (WPS), and other similar products. Miracle Mineral Solution has not been approved by the FDA for any use, but these products have been promoted on social media as a remedy for treating various conditions, including cancer.
A dangerous solution
The agency cautioned that when the solution is mixed, it develops into a dangerous bleach that can result in serious and potentially life-threatening adverse events. The liquid is described on websites as 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water. “Sodium chlorite is an industrial chemical used as a pesticide and for hydraulic fracking and wastewater treatment,” the agency noted in a warning letter to a distributor. “The chemical is not intended for human consumption and a warning sheet delivered by chemical suppliers states that it can cause fatal side effects if swallowed.”
“The FDA will continue to track those selling this dangerous product and take appropriate enforcement actions against those who attempt to evade FDA regulations and market unapproved and potentially dangerous products to the American public,” said FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless, MD, in a press release.
The agency recently received new reports of people experiencing severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, life-threatening low blood pressure, and acute liver failure after consuming these products. The FDA said it is not aware of any scientific evidence supporting the safety or effectiveness of these products, despite claims that the solution is an antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial.