Thank you for posing this question. I have been wondering about this myself. I have several bottles of MMS and activator, which are about 5 years old. They do not list an expiration date. I prepared a mix of these two products recently and noticed that the activated solution seemed paler than usual, but the odor was still strong. I could not discern any difference when I took 3 activated drops—my daily dose-- but, then I don’t really have a reaction anyway, so it is hard to tell.
I can’t imagine that anyone would die from MMS as long as it is activated and taken in the proper dosage. However, I have heard that some people thought it was the same as bleach and had serious recactions from taking that.
For longest shelf life, you need to go for the dry flakes (sodium chlorite), from which you can make the MMS solution.
In a prepper situation, this is not ideal either, I'd think. The flakes won't last forever.
I have had flakes in an air-sealed container, sitting in a dark cupboard at room temperature. It sat there for about 3 years. The MMS solution I made from these flakes came up very low in potency; virtually useless. It would barely activate when adding it to acid.
Since then, when I have bought sodium chlorite flakes, I have kept them in my freezer. The last badge is about 5 years old (been in the freezer all these years), and the MMS solution I make from these flakes seems every bit as potent as when the flakes were new was new.
But if you want to use it in a prepper situation, I guess having it in a frezzer is out of the question.
Just do your best to keep it as cold as possibly. (and keep out of light, too, obviously)
No one has died from ingesting chlorine dioxide. Lies from the media / Big Pharma.
I do a lot of CLO2 testing and have found that after about 18 months, sodium chlorite solution begins to lose potency. HCL lasts about 3 years.
For long term storage, buy 80% sodium chlorite flakes and citric acid crystals. SC is supposed to last 20 years and I have used 9 year old CA to make CDS at the same CLO2 ppm as using fresh CA. Store both in glass bottles with plastic lids such as Mason jars and the new Ball Leak-Proof black plastic lids. Keep cool and dark.
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I have made MMS (22.4% sodium chlorite solution) from 7 year old flakes and that MMS makes CDS at 3000ppm according the same recipe I have used since 2012. Flakes should keep 20 years if stored in glass bottles with plastic air-tight lids, kept cool and in a dark place.
Got a few questions and don't want to start a whole new thread.
- The Hydrochloric Acid I can get is 32%, is that good enough?
- I can get Hydrochloric Acid "
" and "
", which is better?
this the Citric Acid
that I'm looking for, or
would 6% Citric Acid
- Which is better as an activator, Hydrochloric Acid or Citric Acid?
- For long term storage would Citric Acid store longer than Hydrochloric Acid?
Also is my calculation below correct for making 4% HCl from 100 ml 32% HCl.
100 ml 32% HCl
7 x 100 ml distilled water
= 800 ml 4% HCl
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