"Miracle Mineral Solution" or "MMS": warning

Following questions from the press and warnings from various foreign authorities, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP), the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and the Federal Public Service (FPS) Health are issuing a warning about a product called Mineral Miracle Solution or "MMS", presented on the Internet as a miracle product for various diseases.

MMS is a concentrated solution of sodium chlorite to be mixed with citric acid or lemon juice to produce chlorine dioxide. This blend is a powerful and dangerous disinfectant used, among other things, to disinfect water. Depending on the amount used, the product may cause vomiting, fever, diarrhea, dehydration and / or blood disorders. In addition, this product may be irritating to skin and eyes, and these side effects have been reported in the United States and in France.

This product is recommended as a treatment against, among other things, AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, tuberculosis and herpes. However, the Belgian authorities have no scientific evidence of these health effects. Therefore the FAMHP, the FASFC and the FPS Health strongly discourage the purchase or use of the infringing product. We recommend you consult your doctor if you have had adverse reactions after using this product.

The safety of this product is not guaranteed. Medicines approved and sold in Belgium must prove their quality, safety and efficacy through a strict marketing authorization procedure and are therefore most suitable for treating certain diseases, always based on the advice of the treating physician.

Miracle Mineral Solution is not an authorized medicine and does not meet quality standards.

Miracle Mineral Solution can not be marketed as a dietary supplement; the use of sodium chlorite in food supplements is prohibited and the obligatory notice procedure has not been followed.

In this context, the FAMHP reminds people once again of the risks of buying medicines via the internet outside the legal channel. The recommendations made during its campaign "Medicines via the Internet? Don’t surf with your health!”  is still available on ” www.medicaments-par-internet.be”. In particular in the section "risks" it is stated that: "Some products sold via the Internet can be considered as quackery. Presented as miraculous, sometimes for treating serious illnesses, such products do not in fact have the claimed therapeutic benefit and may lead patients astray from the treatment they need. "

contact: comm@fagg-afmps.be  

Last updated on 13/10/2010