Whenever any product is hailed as a miracle supplement, this usually is enough to open itself up to attack from all quarters – requiring only the fullness of time for the cracks to appear about the efficacy of a product. Guess, what, we have been waiting for a long time – but consensus has it that this product is here to stay, and that it works, and works well. If you continue to read on, you will find that the science behind this the chlorine dioxide compound is impressive.
A Humble Beginning
Before we begin, lets start with a little background chemistry.
Upon looking at the chlorine dioxide molecule, it is easy to confuse the chlorine part of this compound with the more commonly known chlorine gas. Chlorine in its elemental state is found abundantly within nature, most readily bound to the element sodium – as this is the primary ingredient in common table salt.
Chlorine dioxide is a chemical compound that is made up of one chlorine ion and two ions of oxygen.
Chlorine dioxide is an oxidizing agent that actively accepts electrons from what are more commonly known as “electron donors.” This distinction is important to understand, as all pathogenic stressors are electron donors. It is interesting to note that all healthy tissue and organisms that inhabit the human body are unaffected by chlorine dioxide.
This compound is highly volatile, and is rarely transported by industry in the form of chlorine dioxide. Most often it is moved around in its more benign state as sodium chlorite. More common applications for this compound is the use in municipal water treatment, in which chlorine dioxide is systematically being replaced across the country as the number one choice for water purification – the more conventionally used chlorine breaks down into cancerous by products.
Chlorine dioxide has been approved by the EPA decades ago in its ability to remove pathogens and contaminants like anthrax – this itself is an obvious testament to the efficacy of this compound. It is interesting to note that this molecule breaks down rapidly into carbon dioxide and water, with a half life of roughly 1 hour.
By having your own sodium chlorite and appropriate activator on hand, which is totally safe to transport, you can make your own pathogen remover that can effectively be applied to the inside of the body.
How it Works
In essence, chlorine dioxide is quite unique in how it works in synergy with the body’s immune system. As with most medicines, and also anti biotics, the body has the capacity to get used to the medication, and thus develop an immunity, or resistance after a period.
Since this unique molecule is an oxidizer first and foremost, and a powerful one at that – it will always work on the basis of demanding electrons from pathogens. Also, since pathogens are uniquely different from other normal tissues of the body, their electrostatic charge will always be an attractive proposition to the chlorine dioxide molecule. Basically, the pathogen cannot develop immunity to this substance, so it keeps on working as it has from day one.
It stands to reason that chlorine dioxide will work in a similar vein to how it works in the larger municipal water supplies against a whole host of unpleasant water borne diseases. Chlorine dioxide, interestingly enough, has been used within hospitals and agriculture for many decades. As the human body is primarily composed of water, it is not such a large jump to begin to see how this compound can have similar effects within the waters of the human body.
The Mechanics behind the Compound
When a chlorine dioxide molecule comes in contact with a dangerous pathogen, the two have such a strong affinity for each other, the pathogen is instantly stripped of sometimes up to five electrons in one go – this is more than lethal for almost any nasty within the body.
The chlorine dioxide molecule is now spent, and is quite happy with its extra electrons, and begins to break down into its harmless constituents, whereas the electron donor has nothing left to give, and is in part converted into a salt – rendering the pathogen completely harmless.
The process sounds simple – but in essence the body absolutely loves it.
The chlorine dioxide structure circulates throughout the body, minding its own business, but as soon as it comes into contact with a pathogen, this exchange of electrons is inevitable and anything untoward will cease to exist.
The chlorine dioxide ion only reacts with tissues that have a ph of less than 7, meaning organisms that typically enjoy an acidic environment. It is now commonly known that many of today’s diseases and modern day pathologies are driven by an acidic internal environment – so this compound is actively destroying bacteria, viruses and toxins that typically only thrive in conditions where the ph is acidic.
Put more simply, anything with a positive charge tends to be acidic, and will donate electrons, thus making itself target for chlorine dioxide. Tissues and beneficial bacteria that tend to be a positive influence within the body have a ph higher than 7, and are alkaline in nature. These structures have a negative charge, thus will not interact with chlorine dioxide.
If the chlorine dioxide molecule finds nothing of interest as it circulates within the body, it has a half life of approximately one hour, breaking down into common table salt, and in some instances a useful and health promoting compound called hypochlorous acid.
A Pathogens Worst Nightmare
As mentioned earlier, chlorine dioxide is a much safer alternative to use over the more commonly known disinfectant chlorine. Chlorine is indiscriminate regarding what it will kill, whereas chlorine dioxide will only destroy selectively. Additionally, no harmful compounds are created via the mixing with other elements in the water – the same can not be said about chlorine.
Over the years, many studies have shown that chlorine creates at least three carcinogenic compounds when it enters the body – in particular trihalomethanes (THMs). At this stage, there has been no evidence to date about any such deadly metabolites with chlorine dioxide – bear in mind that chlorine dioxide has been around for many decades as well.
Perhaps this is why, the late 90’s, the American Society of Analytical chemists declared this chlorine dioxide to be the most powerful known killer of pathogens currently known to man – this is not a small statement by any measure.
The Complete Cycle of Chlorine Dioxide within The body
Once activated, within a short period of time will accept 4 electrons from the first structure that it comes in contact with a ph value of less than 7. Chlorine dioxide is unique in its capacity to preferentially only target elements within the body that are acidic in nature, actively oxidizing them. Healthy tissue remains completely untouched.
Below is a more detailed explanation of how the MMS mineral supplement works.
This compound is first absorbed via the blood supply that feeds the stomach, and finds it easy to cross the barrier here into the blood stream. As it passes through the digestive system, chlorine dioxide tends to enter the blood stream via a diffusing into the surrounding tissue, rather than following conventional models of absorption.
As the chlorine dioxide molecule enters the blood stream, it is picked up by red blood cells, along with all of the newly arrived oxygen, and carried together in such a way until it encounters something with the appropriate electrical charge. As soon as fungi, parasites, or diseased cells are encountered, or anything with a positive charge and low ph for that matter, are encountered, these invaders are neutralized, along with the chlorine dioxide ion.
If the chlorine dioxide fails to find anything that can act as a trigger, it will break down quickly, and begin to lose electrons. Recent studies into this area suggest that thee is a strong chance that as this compound begins to deteriorate, it combines with another substance that helps to actively increase the levels of hypochlorous acid. This substance is of utmost importance to the immune system, and actively kills pathogens – this is one of the first line of defences within our own immune system.
The lack of hypochlorous acid with the body is given a name, and is commonly known as myeloeroxidase deficiency. Its interesting to note that many people are diagnosed with this condition – it’s often a prelude to certain auto immune conditions that later develop.
Incidentally, if the chlorine dioxide molecule is not triggered / reacted with, then the chlorine dioxide compound will break down harmlessly as already described. MMS works at its most efficient when the dosages increase proportionately to what level of pathogens are present.