Methylene Blue - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Methylene Blue. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Using Methylene Blue

Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 02/26/2024

Hi Gina,

Methylene Blue(MB) does alot of beneficial things for the body:

1. In it's pro-oxidant or "blue" form, MB can supply increased oxygen to your cells, thus giving you more energy. Also, supplying oxygen more efficiently to all your cells helps to prevent cancer.

2. MB is an efficient wide-spectrum pathogen killer -- it kills viruses, bacteria and fungi on your body.

3. MB is used in medicine to cure Methemoglobinemia.

4. According to Dr Deepak Golwalkar who is a renowned pulmonary specialist in India -- you can use low dose 0.1% MB to both stop the deadly cytokine storms so heavily involved in COVID-19 to actually help to cure COVID-19 problems.

5. Dr Golwalkar also regularly uses a low oral dose 0.1% Methylene Blue + daily nebulized MB to cure and save his patients with serious pneumonia and tuberculosis infections.

6. MB is used as an antidote to cyanide poisoning.

7. MB has been used for over 100 years -- by the spoonful(i.e. large doses) -- against malaria.

8. MB in it's anti-oxidant form -- which is it's colorless form also known as Leucomethylene Blue -- has many cognitive benefits. There is also much research that shows that regularly supplementing low dose MB improves learning, memory, increases energy, is neuroprotective and protects the brain. This therefore makes MB extremely useful against degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases like Huntington's.

9. It's also worth remembering that Methylene Blue is useful in the body both in it's pro-oxidant or "blue" state as well as in it's colorless or reduced state as LeucoMethylene Blue.

10. Methylene Blue has a half-life in your body of abour 6 hours. So this also means that even a small or low dose of MB -- either in it's pro-oxidant or anti-oxidant form -- will protect your body for an extended and useful amount of time.

11. To be absolutely clear, it does not really matter which form of MB that you take -- the pro-oxidant form or the anti-oxidant form(with added Ascorbic Acid) -- because the MB in your body will undergo many conversions to and from it's pro-oxidant and anti-oxidant forms until it is eventually removed by the liver.

Now here's some simple maths for the sake of MB dosage clarity. I don't like using MB expressed as a % and drops as the dose of MB because it seems to always confuse people. That's why I much prefer expressing the MB dosage in milligrams per drop. See below for a useful reference:

1 drop of 0.1% MB solution contains 0.05 mgs MB powder.

1 drop of 1% MB solution contains 0.5 mgs MB powder.

1 drop of 2% MB solution contains 1 mg MB powder.

From now on, I will express all MB amounts in milligrams and you should now be able to easily work out the exact number of drops you must take -- at whateverv % concentration -- from the above conversions.

Dr Golwalkars Own Daily MB Protocol

In his many articles Dr Golwalkar has said that the only protocol or precaution he took for himself during the COVID-19 pandemic in his hospital was just to follow one MB protocol. He said that he took half a teaspoon of 0.1% MB, which is equivalent to approximately 50 drops of 0.1% MB. So from the above -- that converts to:

50 drops x 0.05 = 2.5mgs MB powder.

Dr Golwalkar would then hold the MB in his mouth for 30 seconds for fast sublingual absorption into his bloodstream and then swallow it with a little extra water. Dr Golwalkar has also said that he has had very few COVID-19 deaths at his hospital despite treating many thousands of people. He has also said that he never used a mask in his hospital when doing the rounds and visiting his patients. And he never succumbed to COVID-19 during the whole period of the pandemic. As a consequence, Dr Golwalkar is regarded as a hero in India for saving so many of his people but he still remains unknown in the West because of the FDA's efficient control over the CDC, the WHO and the ever-obedient Western media.

I currently use Dr Golwalkar's low sublingual MB protocol every day -- which helps to protect me against any COVID-19 infections and, since I'm an old guy, also helps to maintain my cognitive and neurological health as well.

Diluting Methylene Blue Tips

Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 06/15/2023

I've been experimenting with Methylene Blue(MB) for many years and I thought it might be useful to clear up some of the unfortunate myths that have arisen concerning MB usage.So this post should hopefully help to clarify many apparently confusing aspects when someone supplements MB for the first time for whatever reason.

First, because there seems to be so much dosage confusion about MB percentage strength and number of drops used, I'm going to use a completely different quantitative method that determines how many milligrams or how many drops to supplement MB with water. There has been much of confusion over this.

But first some information that I have found to be extremely useful in helping to more fully understand the effective dosage amounts of MB needed for particular ailments :

1 drop of 1% Methylene Blue contains 0.5 mgs of MB.

1 drop of 0.1% Methylene Blue contains 0.05 mgs of MB

1 drop pf 2.33% Methylene Blue(Aquarium version ) contains 1 mg(approx.)

A half teaspoon of MB is 40 drops.

A full teaspoon of MB is 80 drops.

So armed with the above helpful definitions, I will now only describe MB dosages in milligram amounts only. Doing it this way eliminates all the confusion(and myths) of how you should use 0.1% or 1% or 2.33% MB. After all, it's the dose of MB powder in water that you supplement that is all-important -- not the percentage of MB in your dropper bottle. Right?

Ted from Bangkok has also maintained in his MB posts that supplementing the cheaper aquarium version of Methylene Blue is certainly good enough and pure enough for supplementing in humans. But if that last statement makes some readers balk in fear of "heavy metal impurites" then it's perhaps also useful to appreciate that fish live and breath in water and humans breath air. But water is a much more dense medium than air. And that means that fish are much more sensitive to poisons, heavy metals etc in their water than humans are. So if the aquarium version of MB is good enough for the more sensitive fish then it should certainly follow that aquarium MB is pure enough for us humans as well. And that's also why I've been using the aquarium version of MB, without any problems whatsoever, for over 10 years now.

Other things to remember about MB is that low MB dosages will be good enough to help give you energy and to help MB act as both an antioxidant and antimicrobial for the brain, thus helping to increase and maintain mental cognition as well as helping to prevent dementia(Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease etc). However, much larger doses of MB will be required to kill viruses or bacteria, cure malaria, kill fungus, kill parasites, treat Methemoglobinemia, help remove blood clots etc.

But what do I mean when I say take a low dose of MB in water? -- And here is where all the confusion happens. I've read that for some people 2 drops of 1% MB(which is equivalent to 1 mg MB powder on water) is enough to fully energize them. I've also read where other people need to take as much as 16 mgs or even 100 mgs of MB(which is still a low dose for MB) to get energized. The point that I'm making here is that you will normally always have to find your own MB dose that works for you personally.

My own dose, which suits me for getting more energy and obtaining the cognitive benefits from using MB, is based on Dr Golwalkar's method that he has been using over the years to treat and cure both tuberculosis and COVID-19. He uses a teaspoon of 0.1% Methylene Blue for nebulizing(which is equivalent to 4 mgs MB powder in water) and he also recommends taking a half teaspoon of 0.1% MB orally as a sub-lingual dose(which is equivalent to taking 2 mgs MB powder in water).

My own everyday MB dose is slightly different to Dr Golwalkar's sub-lingual dose. I just add half a tablespoon of water to a small empty glass and then add 4 drops of 2.33% Methylene blue(which is equivalent to taking approximately 4 mgs of MB powder) and supplement that twice a day. But I have also taken the equivalent of more that 25 mg MB powder per day without a problem. I would also recommend using Dr Golwalker's recommendation of using 5 mls or 1 teaspoon of 0.1% MB(which is equivalent to 4 mgs MB powder in water) in a nebulizer two or three times a day when infected with COVID-19.

Some more MB facts for you. When you supplement Methylene Blue then between 75% and 80% of the MB taken orally is directly and quickly absorbed into the blood. Methylene Blue has a half-life in the human body of about 6 hours. That means that half the amount of MB that you supplemented will still be in your body after 6 hours. It's for reason of this persistence of MB in the body that I would at least advise that for low dose MB you should at least take one day off a week to reset your system and get rid of all the MB in your body.

I've also found an easy way of converting Methylene Blue from its blue oxidant form to its colorless reduced form. I will, for instance, add my 4 drops of Methylene Blue to a little water in a glass for sublingual supplementation. Then I would add a very small amount -- a tiny amount!! -- of Ascorbic Acid to the MB and walk outside and let the sunlight quickly convert the blue oxidant form of MB to it's colorless reduced form and just take it like that without giving me a blue mouth. I've also used the reduced or colorless MB form on skin problems without any blue coloring occurring. It works well and MB is also rapidly and easily absorbed into the skin.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Terry Jacks (Texas) on 12/16/2022

It's not working very well for you? Based on your statement about 3-5 drops of 1%, I can see why. You should consider taking AT LEAST 15mg per day, which is 30 drops of 1% strength. The typical recommended dose is 40 to 360mg. I think 360 is a bit high, but 40 is fine. I take 30 to 40mg per day with great results for energy, attitude, skin condition, muscle strength gains, diabetic neuropathy, calmness, sleep quality, blood glucose control, eyesight, circulation and lasting energy during hard work.

Chronic Bladder Infections

Posted by MHO (Provo, UT) on 03/18/2022

I am an intermittent catheter user, therefore, I have chronic bladder infections. Ever since I began using Methylene Blue I have stopped getting UTIs. I use Methylene Blue 1% solution. The normal dose is 10 drops in water morning and night. I only need 2 drops morning and night. I use a straw to drink it so my teeth won't turn blue. It has the added benefit of stopping my candida symptoms.

Having said this, I am also very careful about what I eat: no sugar or fruit of any kind. I don't use any artificial sweeteners. I avoid wheat and other grains. I eat canned beans, eggs, fish, chicken, vegetables, and brown rice. I have to avoid nuts.

Methylene Blue Tips

Posted by Kenny (Ga.) on 06/11/2021

Have been using methylene blue for 2 months now with great results. I am using a teaspoon of baking soda about an hour after meals in an effort to get off of Prilosec. In doing this I have noticed that my urine is no longer blue. Anybody else noticed this after using baking soda with methylene blue?

Chronic Fatigue

Posted by Cynthia (California) on 09/12/2016

I found that methylene blue works great for chronic fatigue. It was like someone hit my on switch. My energy level and thinking improved drastically and I was easily able to give up caffeine. However, the reason why methylene blue was able to work so well for me is that my chronic fatigue was due the fact that methylene blue treats mitochondria damage, and I have mitochondria damage from taking Cipro. Never take Cipro.


Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 10/03/2014

The correct dosage of 0.1% Methylene Blue is in the range of 6 to 15 drops(in a solution of vitamin C) once or twice a day dependent on your size. You can take this dose twice a day, but you should never take it after about 3 pm because of its energizing effects.

You should always take MB with at least 1000 mgs of vitamin C in water in order to avoid its side effects -- Taken just on its own, MB turns your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue because it stains carbohydrates blue. Other than that there are no side effects. I've taken MB with Vit C for 8 years and what you will also find is that it will give you an energy boost and wake you up due to its positive methylation effects on the body.

You should never take MB in the evening otherwise you might have difficulty getting to sleep because it is so energizing. Other than that, I've found MB easy to use and very useful against pathogens.

The dosage that is advised here is relatively small and very safe. In the 1960s they used to give the US troops in Vietnam MB by the spoonful to help recover them from malaria.

Fungal Infections

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 01/20/2009 391 posts

I used methylene blue to kill fungus infections anyway. A fungus damages sensitive organs, in particular, the brain, thymus, adrenal, pancreas, spleen, thyroid, are some of the things I noticed. A fungus is killed by sodium bicarbonate because of its alkalinity, but more effectively so with potassium, magnesium, for example because it kills alkalinity intracellularly as opposed to extracellularly. This is known for ages and the doctor you have mentioned to me was Dr. Simoncini. However, I have went further to look at fungicides besides methylene blue which are more effective, such as azoxystrobin, afloxystrobin and related strobilurins. Those are much more effective at much lower dose. The depth in which baking soda is limited to extracellular fluids, but are limited in bone cancer and bone marrow where baking soda is neutralized before reaching these areas, hence the necessity to use antifungals methylene blue being one of that. The issue is not well explained at other websites WHY fungus causes cancer, but the cause is not fungus in itself, it's the toxins generated by the fungus, such as mycotoxin and aflaxtoxins are the well known cancer causing substance from fungus and perhaps mycobacterium. Hence, the toxicity of mycotoxins and aflatoxins may be reduced with the BHT, but to eliminate them effectively, a potassium should be added along with baking soda. The only issue is baking soda is not so effective because of its limited alkaline buffering capacity if we compared against the carbicarb plus potassium which goes much more deeper. The Carbicarb is a sodium carbonate plus potassium citrate (e.g. technical name is tripotassium citrate). In fact two major sodium that are more effective is the sodium citrate (e.g. trisodium citrate) and potassium citrate (e.g. tripotassium citrate) and sodium carbonate with equal mix of sodium bicarbonate (commonly called carbicarb). However the current carbicarb remedy in practice isn't that perfect and may cause some kidney pain because of sodium potassium imbalance, and hence, a potassium must be added to the carbicarb remedy to resolve this problem and larger dose can be taken.

It must be noted still that I have noted two kinds of cancer, the fast cancer and the slow cancer. The faster cancer are the metastatic cancer, which are viral in character while the slower cancer are the fungal type cancer which tends to cause bone pain and leads to osteoporosis. Still I haven't even cover how you can eliminate the tumors and this is dealt most effectively with a bloodroot tincture.

I hope this explains just a small portion of my approach to dealing with cancer.