The side effects described for an Miracle-Mineral-Supplement
(sodium chlorite) protocol match those documented for chlorine dioxide poisoning: rapid heart rate, skin irritation, nausea, vomiting. This suggests that the usage of Miracle-Mineral-Supplement
may be producing chlorine dioxide when ingested. The reaction mechanism for an aldehyde and sodium chlorite in an acidic environment produces chlorine dioxide as one of the products:
CH3CHO + 3HClO2 -> CH3COOH + HCl + 2ClO2 + H2O
HClO2 chlorous acid
CH3COOH acetic acid
HCl hydrochloric acid
ClO2 chlorine dioxide
The acetaldehyde is neutralized to harmless acetic acid but chlorine dioxide is a toxic by-product.
Truss proposed in 1984 [*] that the commensal yeast Candida Albicans is capable of producing acetaldehyde in the gut during its processing of sugars and carbohydrates in the diet via the decarboxylation of pyruvate:
CH3COCOOH -> CH3CHO + CO2
CO2 carbon dioxide
The fact that individuals who have used MMS trade off one set of symptoms (Ach exposure) for another (ClO2 exposure) may be the elusive evidence that toxic acetaldehyde is indeed being produced in vivo. Fortunately, there are other less risk-prone methods that are just as effective for dealing with and reducing the production of acetaldehyde generated in this manner.
[*] Truss C.O., Metabolic abnormalities in patients with chronic candidiasis: the acetaldehyde hypothesis . J Orthomol Psychiatr 1984; 13:66–93.