Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution is dangerous

What is Miracle Mineral Solution?

Miracle Mineral Solution products, also described on associated websites as water purification solutions, are falsely promoted as effective destroyers of germs including COVID-19.

Miracle Mineral Solution products or associated water purification solutions are not approved medicines. Medsafe is not aware of any research carried out to assess the quality and efficacy of these products, or any scientific evidence that these products are effective against killing germs in the body when the product is consumed.

What are the safety concerns?

These products contain high strengths of sodium chlorite, which is used for textile bleaching and as a disinfectant. When mixed as directed, the sodium chlorite develops into chlorine dioxide – a bleach that can cause dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects when taken.

What should you do?

Do not buy or consume (drink) Miracle Mineral Solution products or associated products described as water purification solutions. Consuming these products is the same as drinking bleach.

If you have taken this product and feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately. Common symptoms are nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), diarrhoea (runny poo) and symptoms of severe dehydration such as thirst. These may be life-threatening.

Please report side effects to Miracle Mineral Solution and associated water purification solutions to the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM). 


  1. Reminder: Miracle Mineral Solution has dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects Medsafe, NZ, April 2022