MMS2 (Miracle Mineral Supplement two bzw Miracle Mineral Solution 2) is the name of a Calcium hypochlorite-containing product that's offered on various internet sites for pseudomedical reasons. The US-American Jim Humble is the inventor of this advanced vision MMS2. Humble became already known in connection with the corresponding snake oil Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS or E 926, respectively) that in the meantime is also referred to as MMS1. In order to prevent negative side effects to the MMS sales, MMS2 is labeled as being as good and complimentary to MMS. A combined application of the two products (meaning: Chlorine dioxide, Calcium chlorite and citric acid) is claimed to result in synergistic effects.
Mail order companies offer these kind of products in small quantities for a high price. For example, one company offers 0,6 gram for the price of 28 EUR. In contrast, building supply stores provide cheap bulk packs for owners of private swimming pools that cost a couple of Euros.
Suppliers operate outside of Germany. They explicitly refer to Jim Humble and offer the products for internal use. In Germany, MMS2 is also offered as "chemical" for "disinfection of swimming pools", again with references to Jim Humble.
There is no known scientific study or literature dealing with oral ingestion of MMS2 which proves it a suitable cure for any kind of illness.
Calcium hypochlorite is the Calcium-salt of the Hypochlorous acid (Ca(OCl)2). This substance is corrosive and harmful to the environment. It is also known as Losantin or Perchloron and was used, more than 100 years ago, for disinfection of the skin. It became known in the 19th century when the Austrian gynecologist Ignaz Semmelweis used it externally for its disinfectant effect. Since it is badly tolerated by the skin it has long been replaced by other, more tolerable and more effective substances. There are no documents on the oral administration of Calcium hypochlorite for medical purposes.
Calcium chloride has a penetrating smell of chlorine and was used as bleaching agent in the paper industry. For reasons of environmental protection it is more and more replaced by other substances. Currently it is still used as a swimming pool disinfectant.
MMS2 is neither an approved drug nor a dietary supplement.
In an apparent attempt to side-step legal obstacles some suppliers advertise MMS2 as an alleged "water disinfectant" for animals. Others operate from abroad, e.g Gerd Löning, who works from the Canary Islands, but come right to the point and advise oral ingestion of the product since it, according to their advertisements, kills germs, viruses and bacteria. This is usually combined with positive anecdotes about successful healings. Such healings would notably be reached when combining MMS with MMS2. In the meantime though the internet sale of the Spanish MMS-analogue has been forbidden.
Vitapack company sells MMS2 via Yatego as mail-order. The product is sold as a "chemical" at a price of 52,43 € / 100 g and, in accordance with European Regulation (1907/2006/EG, article 31) is delivered with a material data safety sheet. Their advertisement contains amazing claims: Customers e.g. are told that calcium hypochlorite is used for "chemical water purification in swimming-pools" and, being a bacterizide disinfectant and strong oxidant, kills microbes, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. Quotation: ATTENTION - MMS2 is only approved for water disinfection. baua [i.e. German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health] Reg.-No. N-38484... American citizen Jim Humble, Dutch biologist Ferry Staal and others acknowledge MMS2 for this purpose, without giving any source for the latter information. Referring to Jim Humble who recommends MMS2 for internal use (so to speak for "inner disinfection") is a clear contradiction to the first statement. Vitapack also points out: since there is no legal security for this product, statements given after a quality check of the supplies available in public trade must be considered dubious. Goods will be delivered only after having received a written confirmation that the customer is over 18 years with a further assurance „no unauthorized resale or use“ will occur.
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- Jim Humble: MMS2: Ein neues Mittel und eine erweiterte Vision[Jim Humble: MMS2: A new agent and an advanced vision], NEXUS Magazin 25, Oktober-November 2009
- Luxusline LTD., Schützenwiese 25, D-31137 Hildesheim. www.mineral-mms.de
- Gerd Lönnig, Camino Rodrigo 45, 38760 Los Llanos de Ar., Isla de la Palma
- Vitapak HERRLAN-PSM e.K., Dinslakener Str. 177, D-46562 Voerde