Since the beginning of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, many have taken advantage of it to obtain benefits through the sale of products, drugs or therapies that promise to cure Covid-19. However, Be careful with these products, whose effectiveness has not been proven.

A five-year-old boy dies in Argentina who was given chlorine dioxide to “cure” the coronavirus

In addition to that, some of the products, far from being curative, can put health at risk. This is the case of the Miraculous Mineral Solution (MMS, for its acronym in English), a product that is sold as a remedy for Covid-19. The Toxicology Information Service (SIT) has already warned of its danger, as has the FDA.

MMS, recommended by coronavirus denial groups, it is actually a toxic compound (28% sodium chlorite), harmful to human health. Thus, both by inhalation and by ingestion or by contact with the skin and mucous membranes, it can be highly irritating, since it is a substance that is not indicated for human consumption.

This product, that is not sold through the pharmaceutical channel, is marketed over the internet on pages such as, for example,

What are the effects of MMS?

He report prepared by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) indicates that this product has not been subject to evaluation and

prior authorization, so its presence in the market is illegal.

The same report explains the adverse effects that this product has when consumed in the doses indicated by the sales channels. Thus, sodium chlorite, in the aforementioned doses, it turns into chlorous acid, which breaks down to chlorine dioxide.

All these substances have a strong oxidizing action, and their direct consumption under these conditions can produce the following side effects:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Sickness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Poisonings
  • Kidney failure
  • Metahemoglobinemia.

From the FDA The American also warn that drinking the Miraculous Mineral Solution or other similar products can cause these adverse effects, in addition to severe dehydration. In addition, it warns that the labeling of these products states that vomiting and diarrhea are common after ingesting it and, even, they maintain that these effects confirm that the product is working, something completely false.

Finally, the World Health Organization remember that there is currently no medicine authorized to treat or prevent Covid-19 and that Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to cure this disease. In fact, it also warns of the side effects it can cause, such as serious health effects or even death.