MMS - What it is and where to find it
by N J Howell
MMS and Ebola
My personal MMS experience
MMS, or Master Mineral Supplement (previously known as Miracle Mineral Supplement), is a solution of sodium chlorite that has been activated with citric acid or other activator to create chlorine dioxide, a potent water purifier. I am pleased to recommend Keavy's Corner MMS formulas.
Where to Buy the MMS Ingredients:
Keavy's Corner is a recognized distributor of MMS, meeting Jim Humble's approval. I have ordered MMS from Keavy's Corner after reading the information given on quality. Their Master Mineral Supplement is 100% free of Heavy Metals and Sodium Chlorate (not to be confused with Sodium Chlorite), for example. That's important to know. Please note that some making the MMS formula for resale are NOT following Jim Humble's instructions so you may not be getting true MMS. Best to buy from approved source.
Past Concerns Laid to Rest:
If you've visited this page in the past, you may have seen that I've had some concerns with MMS packaging, not just with Keavy's but it affected this page because it was devoted to their product line. The concern with the droppers in glass bottles has been rectified by the choice to offer glass bottles now with phenolic lids and sending droppers ala carte. I'm told they have been offering this option at Keavy's Corner for over a year now. Bravo.
In speaking with Steve, I learned some important things that put my mind at ease again. Providing Keavy's Corner MMS in glass bottles with phenolic lids, for long term storage is very important to me because of possible deterioration of rubber dropper tops in the long term. Phenolic lids are chemically inert (no leaching as can happen with rubber or metal lids) and have high heat tolerance. To learn more about why it's important to buy MMS with this type of lid, read about benefits of phenolic lids
I also had some concerns because of some of the plastic bottles, because they were not labeled HDPE and I mistakenly thought the numbers on the bottom represented plastic grades. However, this was due to an error in information on my part, for which I apologize to Steve and Keavy's Corner. I've since learned that plastic grade labeling (or even labeing HDPE plastic) is not required for plastic container manufacturers. However, Steve at Keavy's Corner, assures me that their plastic bottles are all HDPE.
How to recognize food grade plastic numbers:
If the numbers on the bottom of a container or bottle represent the grade of plastic, they will have a triangle of arrows around the number. If it's just a plain number, like the ones I saw on the bottom of the MMS bottles I got from Keavy's Corner, the the numbers represent specific machines in the manufacturing plant. In other words, the number 6 (with no triangle around it) would represent machine number 6. This is to track quality by machine.
Glass and Phenolic are best! In my opinion the glass bottles with phenolic lids and the droppers shipped ala carte are the best possible option for getting MMS that can be kept long term and used when needed.
More About MMS: Back in the early days, Jim Humble called this activated sodium chlorite Miracle Mineral Supplement because he discovered that MMS is more than a water purifier. The name was later changed to Master Mineral Supplement. Jim Humble has written several books about MMS and he says it is effective against a host of bacteria and parasites and may help the body rid itself of parasites, toxic miasms, bacterial residue, viral residue, etc.
Chlorine Dioxide is not approved by the FDA for such use and no claims are made of such results. The information on how MMS can help the body release toxins and detox is, at this point, very largely ancedotal although Jim Humble himself did quite a bit of documentation on the use of Master Mineral Supplement to treat malaria and other conditions. In addition there has been a double blind clinical study which showed promising results. (1982 -- oddly, that information has been removed from the nih.gov website) or, if it's still there I can't find it.
The wellness library is about information. A fully informed self-treating individual may want all the available facts and theories around a product. For that reason, I often include controversial viewpoints because they are out there or because they are promoted by powerful entities, such as our Food and Drug Adminstration. I use MMS and plan to continue using it.
Having said that, I will also say that I have concerns about anyone going outside the dosage instructions set by Jim Humble. I also want to let you know that the FDA has issued a strong warning against MMS and I provide a link to that information as well, so that you may be fully informed.
The FDA says MMS contains industrial bleach. Jim Humble holds that chlorine dioxide, what results when the MMS activator and citric acid are mixed, is NOT the same as bleach and is beneficial. Thousands of MMS users share stories that support the position on which Jim Humble's research rests, which is that the effect of giving MMS to thousands of people has resulted in improved health, not deterioration of health.
I've witnessed the FDA shutting down natural remedies continually, while continually passing prescription drugs that damage or kill. They recall those drugs later but in the meantime, so many suffer or die. MMS has been misused, in ways that Jim Humble never approved, as evidenced by some of the forum posts. This is no different and no easier controlled than people abusing prescription drugs. Pharmacists and doctors cannot know what a patient is going to do with a drug after they get it home; how can Jim Humble be held accountable for people taking copious amounts of MMS? By the way, the ones I personally read about who took copius copious amounts still reported almost no ill effects beyond nausea or other detox symptoms that were temporary; I wonder if the same could be said of taking copious amounts of any prescription drug?
Health Disclaimer: MMS is a water purifier, basically. As such, it is a very effective water purifier and would make a fantastic addition to any survival kit or emergency kit you may have at home. Master Mineral Supplement is not presented as any kind of health supplement, medicine or natural remedy. The information here is not intended to replace medical attention, evaluation and treatment.