Chlorine Dioxide Therapy (CDT) - A Powerful Bio-Oxidative Therapy

Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Therapy (CDT) -  Powerful biooxidative Therapy using dilute doses of Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) (Chlorine dioxide gas dissolved in water) or Activated Sodium Chlorite (ACS) ( diluted sodium chlorite sold as Master MIneral Solution™ (MMS))

Is chlorine dioxide therapy safe and effective?

This subject is hotly debated on the internet.   The effects of chlorine dioxide solution and its reaction products are complex, making it difficult for anyone but those with a reasonable knowledge of chemistry to discuss its merits and shortfalls. As such, much of the information provided by sellers of MMS or CDS and those who have only a smattering of understanding on the subject is not very helpful in getting to the truth. Adding to the confusion, there is still disagreement even amongst the chemistry buffs. This site author has attempted to gather the relevant chemical information and has reached the following conclusions:

-   TOPICAL CDT (appropriately applied) provides a powerful tool for:  skin problems, or use in the mouth (E.g. For dental problems, halitosis), or in the ear canal (for ear infections).

-   INTERNAL / SYSTEMIC CDT (oral consumption, nebulizing, or topical when combined with DMSO, which enables chlorine dioxide to enter blood stream through the skin).   This author has used CDT orally/systemically at pretty high doses over several days, and has no doubt that the chlorine dioxide therapy goes to work on cleansing the body of toxins, pathogens etc.   However, after several years of examining the mechanisms and safety of this therapy and how it reacts within the body, this author is still not 100% convinced of its overall safety when used systemically.  

If you decide to use CDT internally: CDT must be used at appropriate doses, paying full attention to the details of the therapy (not posted on this website), which this author has concluded requires supplementing antioxidants at least 2 hours before or after systemic use, to counter its oxidant effects on the body's important oxidant-sensitive tissues, such as brain, eyes, lungs and heart, and also it's effect on reducing the body's major "in-house" antioxidant, glutathione.


What is CDT and Why bother with it?

CDT was originally developed as the "MMS Protocol" by Jim Humble.   Inventor, gold mine prospector /consultant, and metallurgist. A more recent alternative to MMS is Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS), containing dissolved chlorine dioxide in water, which does not have the unpleasant taste of MMS, and is generally better tolerated.

MMS -"Humble Beginnings"

Master Mineral Solution (MMS) is a very alkaline (pH 13) 22.4% solution of sodium chlorite used to produce the powerful oxidant chlorine dioxide gas (ClO2)  in or on the body.    Quantities of ClO2 produced are small enough not to be harmful, but sufficient to be one of the most effective killers of pathogens such as bacteria, molds, fungus, viruses, bio-film and other microorganisms responsible for the majority of diseases of mankind

✔ Chlorine dioxide is able to oxidize and destroy pathogens (e.g. viruses,bacteria, fungus, protozoa, bio-film) and toxins (including heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides) in the body.    Pathogens and toxins are involved in an estimated 95% of diseases and ill-health, including inflammation / pain, chronically low energy, and problems maintaining healthy weight or a normal blood pressure

✔ Chlorine dioxide is able to destroy unhealthy cells (e.g. cancer cells) in and on the body.

✔ Chlorine dioxide can improve immune system function (when used systemically / internally).

-    Amount of chlorine dioxide produced is controlled by certain reaction parameters.   In particular, solution concentration and pH. E.g. commercial applications for destroying pathogens are in the 500 - 6000 ppm (parts per million), a strength that would prove deadly inside the body. IN CONTRAST, CDT is typically administered internally at a mere 24 ppm. (This is achieved with a dose in 4 oz water of 3 drops MMS (activated) or 24 drops CDS (need 8 times as many drops of CDS than MMS).

-   Diseases for which CDT has had reported successes, include:   malaria, aids, diabetes, herpes, autism, melanoma, allergies, T.B., shingles, warts and many more. Used internally, the chlorine dioxide cleanses body areas including the blood, muscles, brain, intestines, liver, and nerves.

Some Anecdotally Reported Successful Uses of CDT

Sodium chlorite has been safely used for > 70 years in alternative medicine.   It has been used to treat colds/flu and as an antimicrobial tool. After experimentation, Jim Humble found that if sodium chlorite is activated with an acidic solution to make CHLORINE DIOXIDE, it is even more effective against microbes.

“. . . it overcomes colds in an hour or so, overcomes flu in less than 12 hours, overcomes pneumonia in less than 12 hours, cures more cancer than any other treatment by hundreds of times, cures hepatitis A, B, and C. It cures appendicitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and a hundred other diseases.”

- Jim Humble, MMS inventor

Chlorine dioxide is a gas, and is typically used as a gas dissolved in water.   Although ClO2 gas can sometimes be used directly on the skin or in the mouth.

Chlorine dioxide can be made at point of use by activating sodium chlorite with a weak acid or it is available and ready to use as CDS (Chlorine dioxide gas dissolved in slightly saline water, but it must be stored below 11 deg C. to prevent gas leaving liquid)

ClO2 gas cannot be compressed, stored or shipped as a gas because it is unstable /explosive under pressure.    Chlorine dioxide is considered explosive at higher concentrations, which exceed 10% by volume in air; its ignition temperature is about 130°C (266°F) at partial pressures

National Safety Council Data Sheet 525 -ClO2, 1967.

MMS is referred to as “stabilized chlorine dioxide”.   Referring to its potential to produce chlorine dioxide when activated (the name is a misnomer, since it is actually stabilized sodium chlorite).


MMS or CDS used for CDT is NOT "bleach" and is NON-chlorinating

(to clarify some misinformation that is floating around the web)

Household bleach and MMS / CDS are two very different substances:

MMS used for CDT is not "bleach"!

How is MMS or CDS Utilized for chlorine dioxide therapy (CDT)?

MMS is “activated” with a weak or strong acid depending on specific use:

✔ Using a weak acid (E.g. 10% or 50% citric or acetic acid, or even lemon juice or vinegar) activator produces time-released chlorine dioxide for internal use.   The MMS solution is 22.4% sodium chlorite in distilled water. E.g. Addition of a 10% citric acid to MMS takes about 3 minutes to change the extremely high pH level (13) of sodium chlorite into a weak acid, which sets the stage for a slow and constant release of chlorine dioxide.  Stomach acid does not tend to significantly change the time-released effect.

✔ Using a strong acid activator (E.g. hydrochloric acid) immediately releases all available chlorine dioxide.   This is particularly useful for topical applications.

CDS does not require activation.   However,  0.3% CDS requires 8 times more drops than MMS to produce the same strength dose as activated MMS in an identical amout of water. CDS is not made stronger.

Specific example of an ORAL protocol.    Half a glass of apple, grape, cranberry or pineapple juice (all without ascorbic acid added) is added (after a 3 minute wait) to 6 drops MMS mixed with ¼teaspoon of 10% activator acid to produce 3 mg of free chlorine dioxide in the solution at the time it is swallowed, and continues to produce about 1 mg chlorine dioxide /hour in the body for approximately 12 hours, at which time all chlorine dioxide deteriorates, leaving nothing deleterious to the body.

CDT applications


You can find the instructions for these by looking online:

Oral CDT for many health issues / problems (MMS PROTOCOL 1000)

Oral CDT for cancer and other life threatening diseases (MMS PROTOCOL 2000)

Oral CDT (using capsules) utilizing calcium hypochlorite (instead of sodium chlorite) (MMS PROTOCOL 4000)


TOPICAL MMS + DMSO (Penetrating carrier) as Systemic Treatment (MMS PROTOCOL 3000)

TOPICAL CDT+ Optional DMSO (Penetrating carrier) for localized skin problem




AURAL Application for Ear Infections

Where to purchase Sodium  or Chlorine Dioxide Solution?

MMS and its activator citric acid can be purchased from several online retailers -here are some links I found (without affiliation):

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