Government health watchdogs yesterday issued an urgent warning about a ‘miracle’ health drink that contains industrial strength BLEACH.
Hundreds of thousands of bottles of Miracle Mineral Solution have been sold worldwide after it claimed to cure illnesses including cancer and Malaria.
But its desperate users have suffered agonising bouts of nausea and diarrhoea after taking just a few drops of the fluid.
Shockingly, the health drink contains 28 per cent sodium chlorite solution – the equivalent to industrial strength bleach and six times the amount in a bottle of Domestos.
The Food Standards Agency has now warned people who have bought the drink to throw it away after Trading Standards received complaints.
A spokesperson said: ”If you look at a bottle of Domestos that’s just 4.5 per cent sodium chlorite.
”The simple fact is not how this solution is taken but that you just shouldn’t be drinking bleach full stop.
”We were alerted to the solution after a local authority received a complaint from somebody who had drank it.
”Sodium Chlorite is bleach. Bleach is not on the approved list of foods and it shouldn’t be sold as a food supplement.”
Miracle Mineral Solution is sold over the internet by a man who gives his name as ”Jim Humble”.
A bottle of the liquid costs $21.98 and users must mix it with citric acid.
They are advised to slowly increase their dosage up to 15 drops four times a day.
Makers of the liquid claim that the solution can cure a range of illnesses including Hepatitis, cancer, Crohns disease, the flu, herpes and TB.
But side-effects include severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, dehydration and reduced blood pressure.
If the solution is taken in large enough doses the sodium chlorite could be fatal.
It is the equivalent of drinking industrial strength bleach.
An FSA spokesperson added: ”This product is being sold as an oral supplement and is also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement.
”If you have any of this product you should throw it away. If you have consumed MMS and feel unwell you should consult your doctor.
”Micracle Mineral Solution is a 28 per cent sodium chlorite solution which is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach.
”If the solution is diluted less than instructed, it could cause damage to the gut and red blood cells, potentially resulting in respiratory failure.
”MMS is available via the Internet. The FSA is warning local authorities that this product should not be on sale. If you are aware of MMS being sold in retail outlets, you should contact your local authority trading standards department.”
Nobody from Miracle Mineral Solutions was available for comment.