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Old 08-17-2008, 08:18 AM
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Hi Guys,

I have a few questions about MMS for you...

It strikes me that there is an inherent incompatibility between ClO2 (an oxidant) and anti-oxidants of all sorts, not just vitamin C. It is my understanding that spent anti-oxidants are actually free radicals, and that these are not good to have around your system on a continual basis. This obviously suggests that MMS should not be taken as a permanent daily supplement as it may interfere with the body's nutrition and its natural protection from free radicals from other sources. Does anyone have any information to the contrary?

Following on from that, for individuals eating an extremely high quality diet, with high levels of anti-oxidants in their system already, is an increase in MMS doseage required?

Also, I have heard it said that Chlorine dioxide 'goes wherever oxygen goes in the body'. My question is, does anyone have any information about whether this would include the ClO2 actually going inside the cells themselves? I can accept that ClO2 has powerful detoxification effects in the intestines, blood and lymph, but my gut feeling is that the oxidizing effects of ClO2 would be devastating inside the cell, especially to delicate organelles like the mitochondria, which are already subjected to oxidative degeneration. Any more info on this would be appreciated!

Lastly, I feel the benefits of MMS could outweigh any concerns I may have, but I would prefer to do short intense cleanses rather than take an increasing dose for a sustained period. Can anyone suggest a protocol that gives maximum possible effect in the shortest possible time?

Thanks for your replies!! (I don't yet have experience with MMS directly - just trying to understand any risks better - many thanks for your help!!



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Old 08-17-2008, 04:54 PM
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Some relevant info on active oxygen / oxidising species from Dr Young / pH Miracle website:

"Oxygen is essential to survival. It is relatively stable in the air, but when too much is absorbed into the body it can become active and unstable and has a tendency to attach itself to any biological molecule, including molecules of healthy cells. The chemical activity of these free radicals is due to one or more pairs of unpaired electrons. About 2% of the oxygen we normally breathe becomes active oxygen, and this amount increases to approximately 20% with aerobic exercise.

Such free radicals with unpaired electrons are unstable and have a high oxidation potential, which means they are capable of stealing electrons from other cells. This chemical mechanism is very useful in disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide and ozone which can be used to sterilize wounds or medical instruments. Inside the body these free radicals are of great benefit due to their ability to attack and eliminate bacteria, viruses and other waste products.

Active Oxygen in the body

Problems arise, however, when too many of these free radicals are turned loose in the body where they can also damage normal tissue.

Putrefaction sets in when microbes in the air invade the proteins, peptides, and amino acids of eggs, fish and meat. The result is an array of unpleasant substances such as:

Hydrogen sulfide
Ammonia
Histamines
Indoles
Phenols
Scatoles

These substances are also produced naturally in the digestive tract when we digest food which results in the unpleasant odor evidenced in feces. Putrefaction of spoiled food is caused by microbes in the air; this natural process is duplicated in the digestive tract by intestinal microbes. All these waste products of digestion are pathogenic, that is, they can cause disease in the body.

Hydrogen sulfide and ammonia are tissue toxins that can damage the liver. Histamines contribute to allergic disorders such as atopic dermatitis, urticaria (hives) and asthma. Indoles and phenols are considered carcinogenic. Because waste products such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, histamines, phenols and indoles are toxic, the body's defense mechanisms try to eliminate them by releasing neutrophils (a type of leukocyte, or white corpuscle). These neutrophils produce active oxygen, oddball oxygen molecules that are capable of scavenging disintegrating tissues by gathering electrons from the molecules of toxic cells.

Problems arise, however, when too many of these active oxygen molecules or free radicals are produced in the body. They are extremely reactive and can also attach themselves to normal, healthy cells and damage them genetically. These active oxygen radicals steal electrons from normal, healthy biological molecules. This electron theft by active oxygen oxidizes tissue and can cause disease.


Because active oxygen can damage normal tissue, it is essential to scavenge this active oxygen from the body before it can cause disintegration of healthy tissue. If we can find an effective method to block the oxidation of healthy tissue by active oxygen, then we can attempt to prevent disease.

Antioxidants block dangerous oxidation

One way to protect healthy tissue from the ravages of oxidation caused by active oxygen is to provide free electrons to active oxygen radicals, thus neutralizing their high oxidation potential and preventing them from reacting with healthy tissue.

Research on the link between diet and cancer is far from complete, but some evidence indicates that what we eat may affect our susceptibility to cancer. Some foods seem to help defend against cancer, others appear to promote it. Much of the damage caused by carcinogenic substances in food may come about because of an oxidation reaction in the cell. In this process, an oddball oxygen molecule may damage the genetic code of the cell. Some researchers believe that substances that prevent oxidation -- called ANTIOXIDANTS -- can block the damage. This leads naturally to the theory that the intake of natural antioxidants could be an important aspect of the body's defense against cancer. Substances that some believe inhibit cancer include vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, and gluthione (an amino acid). These substances are reducing agents. They supply electrons to free radicals and block the interaction of the free radical with normal tissue."

Full text of article here: http://www.phmiracleliving.com/water-chemistry.htm

Personally, I feel like MMS can be useful in clearing out parasites / toxic debris, but it may have a unknown / unquantifiable cost associated with it (production of free radicals leading to
increased oxidation of healthy cells).
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