The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a strongly worded warming about a product knowns as “Miracle Mineral Solution” or MMS. Their guidance is simple – “Do not purchase or drink it”.
This is the second warning they have issued.
It is not simply a scam run by a fraudster, but is a very dangerous product that causes not only considerable harm to those gullible enough to buy it online, but has also killed some who consume it.
What exactly is this gunk?
The “Miracle Mineral Solution” you purchase online is sodium chlorite. You are supposed to mix this with citrus fruit and then consume it. What happens is that the acid in the citrus fruit combines with the sodium chlorite and produces highly toxic chlorine dioxide. This is industrial bleach.
Consume this and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If a sufficiently high enough dose is consumed then it will kill you.
Who is promoting this?
Former Scientologist Jim Humble is the con man behind this. He sells it as a cure for almost everything including HIV, malaria, hepatitis viruses, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, autism, acne, cancer, and much more.
To get around legal restrictions it flies under the banner of religion. Mr Humble established the “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing” and so this is supposedly a religiously protected “sacrament”. This is blatantly obvious fraud.
Despite past warnings, it thrives and persists online. This “church” has been holding seminars to promote MMS in Chile, Ecuador, South Africa, New Zealand and the US this summer of 2019. The Guardian reports …
It is charging $450 per person, or $800 for a couple, for the privilege of being inculcated over two days into the false promises of its remedy, “miracle mineral solution” or MMS
Genesis II sells the liquid online for $20 for a four-ounce bottle. It tries to evade federal regulations by cloaking the product in pseudo-religious language – payments are “donations” and the bottles of bleach are “sacraments”.
Luckily the use of religion as a cover is not working. Mr Humble and several others have fled to Mexico … and yet the con persists and still thrives because others are getting in on the scam.
What becomes clear is that the FDA do not have sufficient powers to shut this fraud down completely and so all they can do is issue warnings.
Another Guardian article from Last May has a recording of an MMS promoter, pastor Robert Baldwin, explaining how he operates in Uganda to promote MMS as follows …
“We don’t want to draw any attention,” he said during the call, a recording of which has been heard by the Guardian. “When you draw attention to MMS you run the risk of getting in trouble with the government or drug companies. You have to do it low key. That’s why I set it up through the church.”
He added that as a further precaution he uses euphemisms on Facebook, where he raises money through online donations. “I don’t call it MMS, I call it ‘healing water’, to protect myself. They are very sophisticated. Facebook has algorithms that can recognize ‘MMS’.”
Those promoting MMS know it is a scam. They are deliberately taking steps to evade social media filtering.
Bottom Line: Don’t drink bleach, and don’t be conned by snake oil con artists who flog it as a miracle cure for anything.
- The FDA News Release
- The Official FDA Notice
- Wikipedia Page that goes into a lot of detail – Miracle Mineral Supplement
- Guardian (16th Aug 2019) – Group to tout bleach-based ‘miracle cure’ at upstate New York ‘seminar’