[Updated March, 15, 2017: When Jim Humble originally talked about MMS in his books, videos and articles from 2005 forward, he said his Sodium Chlorite solution was "28%." However, it was later realized that the sodium chlorite flakes he was using to make the solutions from were a mixture of 80% sodium chlorite, plus 20% of other inert salts including sodium chloride (ordinary table salt). This mixture ratio is intentionally maintained by the manufacturer of sodium chlorite flakes in order to keep the flakes as stable as possible for shipping safety and for long shelf life. So the correct concentration description of Jim Humble's sodium chlorite solutions should be "22.4%" and not 28%. For a while, I used Jim Humble's original formulas to make my 22% sodium chlorite Master Solutions. However, I found the 22% concentration was not strong enough to make a 500+ppm concentration of CDS Water in 30-40 minutes, so I increased the weight of my sodium chlorite flakes, and decreased the amount of distilled water added to make a more concentrated sodium chlorite Master Solution of 30% which will produce 500+ ppm of CDS Water, using an aquarium air pump, in about 30 minutes. I've made the increase to a 30% concentration of the sodium chlorite Master Solution solely for the purpose of making CDS Water at a higher concentration (500ppm) in a shorter span of time using an aquarium air pump. If I wanted to ingest drops of MMS, I would stick to the original 22% sodium chlorite formulation. ]
CDS stands for Chlorine Dioxide Solution. Chlorine Dioxide is a greenish-yellow gas that readily dissolves in water. We release this gas from a solution of Sodium Chlorite (now called MMS1 by Jim Humble) by "activating" it with an equal amount (counted out as drops, or 1/2 oz., or even 1 oz.) of 50% Citric Acid solution inside a glass mixer bottle. We then screw on the mixer bottle's plastic lid which has two holes drilled in it to accept two lengths of 1/4 inch tubing (silicone tubing is ideal, but vinyl tubing is okay). Each tubing length is only inserted a short distance (E.g. 1/4 inch) inside the Mixer bottle lid (I use a thin bead of Goop to seal where the tubing enters the hole so the tubing can't be easily pulled out of the lid). One length of tubing in 24 inches (66cm) long which I use to blow air into the mixer bottle which will force the chlorine dioxide gas coming off the activated Sodium Chlorite solution into the second length of tubing which is inserted deep into my first bottle of distilled water (through a hole in the screwed-on cap) which I've marked as "A" in the photos seen below.
A second hole is drilled in the cap of water bottle "A"
to accept another length of tubing which is inserted through a hole in the cap of water bottle "B" and then deep into my second bottle of distilled water. I drill two holes in the cap of bottle "B". I pass the tubing through one of the holes and leave the 2nd hole open to allow the air to escape from "B" bottle. If I wanted to make a third bottle of CDS Water, I would then install another length of tubing in the 2nd hole of cap "B" and run that tubing through the cap of bottle "C" and leave the 2nd hole of cap "C" open to allow air to escape
(Making two quarts of CDS Water at one time is more than enough for my purpose. If you consume 1/2 oz. of CDS Water each hour for 8 hours per day, you will use up 4oz daily. Therefore, a 32 oz quart bottle will last you 8 days and 2 quarts will last 16 days. If you consume 1 full oz. hourly for 8 hours daily, then two quarts will last for 8 days.)
I'm using one quart (one liter) plastic bottles made of translucent HDPE which is safer than clear PET bottles. Some people use clear PET bottles to hold their CDS water, but clear PET bottles will leach chemicals into any water, and more so into distilled water. Therefore, it's preferable to use translucent HDPE bottles.
After we're done infusing our bottles of distilled water with chlorine dioxide gas, we're going to unscrew the caps, remove the CDS rig and pour our CDS Water into glass quart bottles with a screw-on plastic cap and store in the refrigerator. I used to use plastic bottles to store the CDS Water in the refrigerator, but I discovered that the plactic will oxidize over time, become brittle, and then crack. It's OK to use clear glass bottles since there is no light in the refrig when the door is closed. If you don't cap your bottle of CDS water, it's going to turn completely clear within a few hours, since the chlorine dioxide gas will escape into the air from the top of the bottle (if you allow it). Over many weeks (8-10), the chlorine dioxide gas will gradually come out of the CDS Water, even in a glass bottle, but the refrigeration will slow down the process substantially. The hue of the green/yellow color will gradually begin to fade after a couple of weeks in the refrigerator, but it will still remain useful for 2 months or so. People who are trying to address a health problem will get better results by drinking a small amount of CDS water every hour, rather than drink a large amount at one time. Most people will take one half (1/2 oz.) or one ounce (1 oz.) per hour for 8 hours or 10 hours per day. I will usually let the CDS Water remain in my mouth as I swish it around my teeth and gums for 10 minutes of more before swallowing. This will clean your teeth and gums like you cannot believe and rid your mouth of most pathogenic organisms which can cause gum and teeth infections. If you currently are having trouble with gum, mouth, or teeth infections, you're going to become a very happy camper after you swish CDS water on a daily basis. CDS is a truly amazing oxidizer which will knock down and destroy just about every pathogenic organism in the book, yet it's incredibly benign and gentle to the body (by the way, we have Andreas Kalcker and two unnamed friends to thank for putting out the information about infusing chlorine dioxide gas into water).
You should read The Basic Science of MMS and become more knowledgeable in understanding how and why MMS works as well as it does:
Here's my step by step procedure for making CDS water:
You need 4 things:
A) 30% Sodium Chlorite solution,
B) 50% Citric Acid solution,
C) Distilled water, and
D) a CDS production "rig" consisting of a mixer bottle, 3 or 4 lengths of 1/4 inch tubing, and 1 or more quart-size HDPE plastic water bottles with screw-on plastic caps.
A) A 22% sodium chlorite solution can be purchased ready-made from internet vendors and can be used to make CDS water, however, I prefer to make my own 30%sodium chlorite Master Solution at home (See "Ingredients for making CDS water" at the end of this article).
I make my own Sodium Chlorite solution by adding 7 ounces of distilled water to exactly 120 grams of Sodium Chlorite flakes. This will yield a little over 8 fluid ozs. of Sodium Chlorite solution which I keep in a brown glass, Boston Round 8 oz. bottle in a kitchen cabunet (The formulations found on the internet for making different concentrations of sodium chlorite is based on weight in ounces, and not volume in fluid ounces as I am describing here. My 30% formulation will yield about 12 oz. in weight). This is my Master Solution bottle which I will label "30% Sodium Chlorite" and store in my kitchen cabinet. Originally, I filled up a 1 or 2 oz. amber glass dropper bottle and counted out drops to make the CDS Water, but I no longer count out drops. I now fill up a 1/2 oz paper cup of each Master Solution and pour into the Mixer bottle (I'll use two 1/2 oz cups of each if I want to make my MMS utilizing 1 oz from each master solution).
B) I make the 50% Citric Acid solution by adding equal amounts of citric acid powder and distilled water. For example, if I want to make a 12 oz. (by weight) master solution of 50% Citric Acid, I'll mix 6 ozs. (170 g.) of citric acid crystals with 6 ozs. (170 ml) of distilled water and store in a brown Boston Round glass bottle marked "50% Citric Acid".
C) I purchase Arrowhead or Sparkletts distilled water from the supermarket here in southern California because I know with certainty that the water is 100% distilled and free of minerals (I tested it many years ago with a TDS meter). If you buy a well known national brand of distilled water, it will likely be 100% distilled, but if you buy a local market, unknown brand of water marked "distilled", it may not be distilled at all. Stick with a national water company brand or get a TDS meter to check if your local brand of distilled water is truly distilled water.
I fill my two "A" and "B" 32 oz. plastic bottles with distilled water up to within one or 2 inches of the top. I want to leave a little head room for the chlorine dioxide gas to expand into with the first bottle of water. You can start making your CDS Water right away or you can refrigerate the two quart bottles for 2 hours before making CDS Water, because cold water will absorb much more chlorine dioxide gas than room temperature water.
(After I finish making my CDS Water, I will pour the MMS from the Mixer bottle into a larger glass bottle, fill it to the top with water and store inf the frig. This is MMS Water which I use as a sterilizing agent, adding one ounce to a basin of water in which I'm soaking newly purchased vegetables or fruits (after I washed them 3 times with hot water). You canl also add an entire bottle or two of MMS Water to bath water and soak in it for 20 - 30 minutes. The sterilizing action of the MMS Water will rid the skin of infective conditions including acne, psoriasis, boils, toenail fungus, etc. Laying in the tub, I put the back of my head into the bath water covering my ears (for 10 - 15 minutes) so the MMS goes into the ears and works on ear wax or any infection one might have in the ears. If you leave the MMS with the bath water overnight, the MMS will remove soap scum and other filmy residues left in the bathtub from showers. Drain the water the next morning and notice the cleaning action.)
D) The CDS production "rig" includes 3 or 4 lengths of 1/4 inch silicone or vinyl tubing (which you can buy from a store that sells aquarium supplies or from the internet), one, two, or three quart (liter) size HDPE plastic water bottles with screw-on plastic caps, a glass Mixer bottle with a screw-on plastic lid. I use amber glass supplement/vitamin bottles for my Mixer bottles. They come in many different sizes, but the 7 oz. size is convenient (see photo above). I wanted a bottle size that will fit inside a large size coffee cup or deep ceramic bowl which I will half fill with very hot water to serve as a hot water bath while making my CDS Water (more on this later).
Drilling holes in the plastic lid
You are going to drill two holes in the lid of the Mixer bottle and in the plastic caps of your water bottles. If your water bottle cap has an inner peripheral ring of plastic that seals the bottle from spillage, then keep your two holes in the center portion of the cap and not drill through the inner peripheral plastic ring. "1/4 inch" tubing usually refers to the outer diameter of the tubing, so a 1/4 inch drill bit will allow the tubing to easily fit into the hole. If you want to make the hole a little bit tighter, especially if you are using 1/4 inch silicone tubing, you can use a 15/64 drill bit and still push the tubing into the hole with a little bit of effort. I use a bead of Goop all around the tubing where it meets the hole to fasten it tightly to the inside and outside of the cap so it won't easily pull out. The first length of tubing that fits into the Mixer bottle cap is the 24inch long "blower" tube. The second length of tubing has to be long enough to go from the Mixer bottle into the bottom of your first water bottle. I made mine 22 inches long, but you can make yours a little longer if you want. I made my third length of tubing 18 inches long because I only have to travel from bottle "A" to bottle "B" which are both standing right next to each other. If you want to make three bottles of water at the same time, then drill a second water bottle cap with two holes and add a 4th length of tubing cut 18 inches long. I now use a double drilled hole bottle cap in my last bottle of water, even though I only have one tube going into the cap, to keep the water inside the bottle (if filled almost to the top) from splashing out.
Mixing the two solutions
I used to mesure out 10, 20, or 30 drops at a time, but I now just fill a 1/2 oz paper cup of 30% Sodium Chlorite solution and a 1/2 oz. paper cup of 50% Citric Acid into the Mixer bottle for a medium strength solution up to say 250 ppm. If I want to make a really strong CDS solution of 500 + ppm, I'll measure out a full 1 oz. of each solution into the Mixer bottle (the reaction will start immediately to liberate chlorine dioxide gas so cap the Mixer bottle as soon as your pour in the second solution to avoid breathing the chlorine dioxide gas). I then screw on the Mixer bottle plastic lid with the two lengths of tubing and place the mixer bottle into a coffee mug or deep bowl that is half filled with hot water. I then elevate the coffee mug and Mixer bottle combo with a stand (or box) so that it stands higher than the two water bottles, otherwise the water from the water bottle could back fill into the Mixer bottle (when not blowing through the blower tube) if you place the Mixer bottle at the same height as the water bottles (the hot water from the water bath will cause the chlorine dioxide gas in the Mixer bottle to produce at a much faster rate than if left at room temperature).
After waiting a minute or two for the chlorine dioxide gas to build up in the Mixer bottle, I'll blow on the blower tube and force the gas to percolate through the water bottles (or I'll attach an aquarium air pump). If I blow by mouth, I keep my tongue on the blower tube while inhaling or preparing to blow into the tube so the chlorine dioxide gas won't come back into my mouth (you want to avoid breathing the gas, which can be unpleasant). It doesn't take long before you start seeing the water turn a greenish-yellow color. The longer you blow the chlorine dioxide gas into the water bottles, the deeper the hue becomes (you can also use a small aquarium air pump to do the blowing for you if you want to make a highly concentrated solution of CDS. Let the pump run for 30-45 minutes, but keep the bath water surrounding the Mixer bottle hot so the gas will keep coming off readily).
After my first water bottle "A" has a nice deep yellow-green color (see photos below), I'll reverse the position of the two water bottles, so that now bottle "B" will get the first gas coming off the Mixer bottle and bottle "A" will get the secondary gas coming from bottle "B". When the color of bottle "B" is the same as bottle "A", I'm done. I can now tell from
the intensity of the color when the bottle has reached 500ppm or more, but I can also test the concentration of chlorine dioxide gas by using the
InstaTest Analytic High Range Chlorine Dioxide test strips made by LaMotte.
I'll remove the tubing from both water bottles, and pour my CDS Water into glass quart size bottles with plastic screw-on caps and store in the refrig. If you have kids or older people in the house, label each bottle as "CDS Water." I then remove the Mixer bottle from the coffee cup and pour the leftover MMS mixture into a larger glass bottle marked "MMS Water," fill it to the top with water, and keep it in the frig to be used as a sterilizer for veggies, fruit, or meats.
I then shake out the tubing of my CDS production rig to remove water and store in a large plastic zip lock bag.
Dry Ingredients for making CDS water
If you make your own Sodium Chlorite and Citric Acid solutions by mixing the dry ingredients yourself with warmed distilled water, you can save about 50% off the cost of purchasing ready-made MMS solutions from vendors. For more information on obtaining combo kits of Sodium Chlorite flakes and Citric Acid powder and/or a complete, ready-made CDS Production Rig or a set of 8 oz. or 16 oz Boston Round Master Solution bottles, leave me a voice mail at 949-544-1375 for a faster response. You can also send an email, but I don't always have the time to look at email everyday when I'm writing an article or researching information, so it may take a few days to get a reply. It's faster to call and leave me an email address and a phone number and I'll call you or email you back.
Some people think making CDS water is too complicated and ask if they can buy CDS water ready made. The answer is "yes," but most internet vendors charge about $20 for a single4 oz bottle of CDS water of appproximately 3,000 ppm. With the CDS Production Rig shown here, you can produce 64 ozs. (2 quarts) of CDS water for the cost of the distilled water, which works out to approximately $0.60 cents. Why would you want to pay someone $20 + shipping for a small 4 oz. bottle of ready-made CDS water when you can make 64 or 96 ozs. of CDS water at home - in any concentration desired - for 60 cents?
The CDS water seen on the right is measured at slightly over 500 ppm using InstaTest Analytic High Range Chlorine Dioxide test strips made by LaMotte (Code 3002). I produced these two quarts in 30 minutes using a small aquarium pump to push the gas through the water. I mixed 1/2 oz. of sodium chlorite and 1/2 oz., of 50% citric acid solution in my Mixer bottle. I increased the concentration of the chlorine dioxide Master Solution from the standard 22% solution, originally set by Jim Humble for people who were consuming drops of MMS in water, to a 30% chlorine dioxide solution intended for making CDS water. By increasing the concentraion of the sodium chlorite solution, you produce a higher concentration of chlorine dioxide gas which allows you to make a more concentrated batch of CDS water in a shorter span of time. I normally ingest CDS water in the 100 ppm range. which is more than strong enough. If you put 500 ppm into your mouth, you will feel the astringent effect of the oxidation immediately and you won't be able to hold it very long. The oxidizing action is too ntense. While I produce 500ppm of CDS Water for refrigerator storage, I'll dilute it down to the 100-200 range for drinking or swishing in the mouth. If you can handle it stronger, that's fine, but most people find 100-200ppm to be plenty strong. It's up to you to determine what you can handle.
List of 31 Pathogenic Organisms, Contact Time to Kill, PPM Concentration of CDS Water Applied, and Net Results
Note the amazing germicidal properties of Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS Water) Notice the 5 minute contact time and the ppm concentration of CDS necessary to kill the Herpes Simplex Type 1 virus. The kill rate would likely be the same for Herpes Simplex 2 ( genital herpes).