SCIENCE of MMS
Basic Science of MMS (Chlorine Dioxide)
MMS are the initials for Master Mineral Solution. This solution consists mostly of water with chlorine dioxide as a very weak solution along with regular table salt. and several other trace neutral chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, and sodium bicarbonate, none of which are considered poisonous. The trace chemicals are neutralized by the acid that activates the chlorine dioxide.
Chemical Structure of MMS: MMS is at 22.4% solution of sodium chlorite. It is made by adding sodium chlorite to water. Or sodium chlorite can be bought from chemical companies already in water or it can be bought as a powder. However, it is the sodium chlorite (MMS) from which chlorine dioxide is generated. The chemical formula of sodium chlorite is NaClO2. Sodium chlorite solutions often are fully usable after being put on the shelf and not used for 5 years.
Chemical formula of chlorine dioxide:
The Chemical formula of chlorine dioxide is ClO2. That formula shows that there is one atom of chlorine (Cl) and 2 atoms of oxygen (O2) in a molecule of chlorine dioxide. These 3 atoms are held together by electrons to form the molecule of chlorine dioxide.
Making chlorine dioxide:
Chlorine Dioxide is generated from sodium chlorite which is NaClO2. Sodium chlorite has a pH of 13 which means it is highly alkaline. When citric acid or most any other acid is added they bring that pH down towards the acid condition causing the sodium chlorite to become unstable and begin to release the chlorine dioxide ClO2 from the sodium chlorite NaClO2. The more acid that is added the more chlorine dioxide is generated and at a faster rate. You can see that sodium chlorite is an unusual chemical that is made mostly of chlorine dioxide but, is much different from chlorine dioxide.
Oxidation as use to kill microorganisms:
Chlorine dioxide kills most microorganism through the process of oxidation. Oxidation is not always understood with many people thinking that oxidation is the process of adding oxygen to other substances. But that is not the case. Oxidation is the process by which substances are destroyed. The electrons that hold a substance together are pulled off by the oxidizing chemical and thus the substance then comes apart which, of course, destroys it.
Chlorine dioxide is unique in the chemical world because the chlorine dioxide molecule has a chemical characteristic that changes and makes it selective for pathogens. The change happens when the chlorine dioxide molecule pulls one electron from a pathogen which normally is not enough to damage the pathogen, but that electron comes over to the chlorine dioxide molecule and changes it to a greater strength which then allows it to pull many more electrons from the pathogen. When this happens a thousand times or a million, the pathogen is destroyed mainly because this process blows a hole in the side of the pathogen.
In the cases of viruses, oxidation is not the process. When chlorine dioxide is present in the environment of the virus, the special proteins of which the virus is constructed, are prevented from forming. The virus cannot grow and thus dies. From experiments it appears that it takes a virus several hours to several days in the presence of chlorine dioxide before it dies.
The chemical ClO2 is a weak oxidizer with an oxidation potential of .95 volts. The oxidation potential determines the strength of the ability of an oxidizer to oxidize other compounds. Chlorine dioxide is the weakest of all the oxidizers that are ever used in the human body. For your reference, oxygen has an oxidation potential of 1.28 volts, hydrogen peroxide has an oxidation potential of 1.80 volts, and the strongest oxidizer ever used in the body, ozone, has an oxidation potential of 2.07 volts.
Why the chlorine dioxide does not harm the body:
Chlorine dioxide has the weakest oxidation potential (.95 volts) of all the oxidizers. Oxygen has the next highest oxidation potentials of 1.28 volts. Those oxidation potentials of .95 and 1.28 volts can do very little damage to the human body. This is because these voltages cannot overcome the opposing oxidation potentials in the human cells and tissues. And as you can see, if oxygen does very little or no damage then the lesser oxidation voltage of chlorine dioxide is not likely to do any damage at all.
Why chlorine dioxide is more effective than oxygen:
Oxygen kills pathogens when it contacts them, but oxygen has other jobs in the body as well. It oxidizes various body poisons generated during the course of the day. (Examples here of some poisons would be good) These poisons have an oxidization potential that allows oxygen to destroy them, but oxygen becomes neutralized in the process of destroying the poisons of which there are many. As the poisons are often released deep in the tissues they work their way outward and oxygen destroys them by working its way inward towards the poisons. When they meet, the poison is destroyed and the oxygen is neutralized. However because chlorine dioxide does not destroy much of the poison that oxygen does destroy, it can go deeper into the tissues where many of the pathogens hide from the oxygen. The oxygen is then used up by the poisons before it reaches the pathogens. Since the chlorine dioxide is not used up by the poisons, it can go much deeper into the tissues and the pathogens cannot hide from the chlorine dioxide. (This is repeated twice)
Chlorine dioxide has 2.5 times the capacity to kill pathogens. What this means is that a small amount of chlorine dioxide is equal to a much larger amount of oxygen and other oxidizers. It may not be as strong, but it has a larger capacity to do what it does.
Is chlorine dioxide a bleach? (I agree that this paragraph needs tweaking and should start with an emphatic NO!)
Every single chemical known to man can be poisonous when taken in too large of quantities. Recent a girl died of drinking too much water. Ninety five percent of the medicines known to man are extremely poisonous when used in large quantities. About 15 aspirins can kill a person. Chlorine Dioxide when used in industry is used 1000 to 10,000 times stronger than MMS. At this high strength it is a bleach which one would say is dangerous. But again, that is true of all chemicals. One half of a cup of any of the chemicals under your sink would kill a person. It is ridiculous to push the idea that MMS is a bleach as there is no scientific way or legal way to show that something that dose not do what a bleach does is a bleach.
Treatment of diseases:
We don't consider that we treat diseases. We believe that our product MMS brings health to all and especially those who are sick. With the thousands of testimonies for most known diseases, we believe that MMS brings health to those who are sick regardless of their illness. Each person is expected to know and use MMS for himself, and his children.
Proof that FDA does not consider chlorine dioxide poisonous:
Obviously if the FDA approves of the use of chlorine dioxide on food it does not consider chlorine dioxide to be poisonous.
21 C.F.R. § 173.300 Chlorine dioxide. Title 21 - Food and Drugs I have quoted the FDA regulation here in a few sentences, but if you want to read more, just put the 21 C.F.R. and numbers in the search engine, Google or others, and you can read it all. Keep in mind that Acidified Sodium chlorite produces chlorine dioxide.
Title 21: Food and Drugs PART 173—SECONDARY DIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION Subpart D—Specific Usage Additives
§ 173.300 Chlorine dioxide.
Chlorine dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 10049–04–4) may be safely used in food in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
21 C.F.R. 173.325 Acidified sodium chlorite solutions.
CHAPTER I: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED)
SUBCHAPTER B: FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED)
PART 173: SECONDARY DIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart D: Specific Usage Additives
173.325 - Acidified sodium chlorite solutions.
Acidified sodium chlorite solutions may be safely used in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
(a) The additive is produced by mixing an aqueous solution of sodium chlorite (CAS Reg. No. 7758-19-2) with any generally recognized as safe (GRAS) acid.
(b)(1) The additive is used as an antimicrobial agent in poultry processing water in accordance with current industry practice under the following conditions:
(i) As a component of a carcass spray or dip solution prior to immersion of the intact carcass in a prechiller or chiller tank;
(ii) In a prechiller or chiller solution for application to the intact carcass;
(iii) As a component of a spray or dip solution for application to poultry carcass parts;
(iv) In a prechiller or chiller solution for application to poultry carcass parts; or
(v) As a component of a post-chill carcass spray or dip solution when applied to poultry meat, organs, or related parts or trim.
(2) When used in a spray or dip solution, the additive is used at levels that result in sodium chlorite concentrations between 500 and 1,200 parts per million (ppm), in combination with any GRAS acid at a level sufficient to achieve a solution pH of 2.3 to 2.9.
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