“MMS is a 28% sodium chlorite solution, which is equivalent to industrial-strength bleach,” the agency said.
“When taken as directed it could cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, potentially leading to dehydration and reduced blood pressure. If the solution is diluted less than instructed, it could cause damage to the gut and red blood cells, potentially resulting in respiratory failure.”
It said CDS was less dangerous as it was more diluted but said it was still unsafe and, “could irritate and damage the skin and gastrointestinal tract if swallowed.”
The FSA also warned that other products containing chlorine solutions at varying strengths were available on-market, especially the internet, and should also be avoided.
Local authorities had been warned about such products and to take action to remove them.
“Anyone who is aware of these products being sold in retail outlets should notify their local authority trading standards department,” it said.
“Anyone who has any of these products should throw them away. If someone has consumed MMS, CDS or similar products and feels unwell, they should consult their doctor.”
The man behind MMS, archbishop Jim Humble, states on his website that, “The answer to AIDS, hepatitis A,B and C, malaria, herpes, TB, most cancer and many more of mankind's worse diseases has been found.”
The website also notes, “Recently, Jim has returned from Africa where he successfully treated more than 800 HIV/AIDS cases.”
See a video of the archbishop here.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued similar warnings against the supplements, which they also described as industrial bleach.