Methylene Blue Cures

Diluting Methylene Blue

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Posted by V Kiong (Kuala Lumpur/kg Cham, Ft/kg Cham, Malaysia/cambodi) on 04/17/2011

I bought a bottle of Interpet Methylene Blue No. 10. However, nowhere was it stated the concentration. I ask the importer but they do not know. I have tried to call the company but so far have not been successful. Does anyone out there know its concentration? Thank you.

V Qiong, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Replied by Randy
(Jersey City, Nj, Usa)

be careful with this stuff. the way I've used it is to take one drop into a gallon of water, then dilute a bit further every time I take it by filling a cup or water bottle with 1/2 or 2/3 of the MB mixture and the rest with just water. don't forget to take with 1000mg vit c

Diluting Methylene Blue
Posted by Terri (Fort Myers, Florida) on 11/30/2010

I purchased a 2.303% methylene blue solution from local pet store. Instead of going through dilutions, can anyone tell me in simpler terms such as 1-2 drops in 16 oz. Water?

Replied by Self

You could add one drop of 2.3% MB to 18 cups of water (which also equals one gallon and one pint of water) and take one cup of this twice a day. You do not want to take too much MB or it can make your mind too active. Don't forget to take 2,000 milligrams (or 2 grams) of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) a day too.

Replied by Tom
(Regina, Sk)

I'm assuming you meant to ask "... To end up at 0.1% concentration"?
If so, then this means that you need 22 times as much water volume to dilute as the amount you're wanting to dilute, since. 1% IS 1/23 of 2.3%. The total of 1 part solution and 22 parts water will equal the total watered-down volume 23 parts. To make the math a lot easier, one can just dilute 20:1, ie 20 parts water to 1 part solution and be very close. Measurement quantities:
20 metric drops per ml
5 ml per teaspoon (Tsp)
3 Tsp per tablespoon (Tbsp)
2 tablespoons per ounce
Thus 600 drops, or 30 ml, or 6 teaspoons per ounce. 1 cup= 8 oz= 4800 drops= 240 ml= 48 Tsp= 16 Tbsp

So there it is. Using the 20 ratio for dilution, to get 1 cup watered down solution, just dilute 240/20= 12 ml of 2. 3% (just use a kitchen measuring spoon of 1 Tsp= 5ml) INTO the 1 cup of water.

Replied by Claudia
(Calgary, Alberta , Canada)

I got my methylene blue from the pharmacy. The pharmacist had absolutely no idea how to provide a 0.1% solution, so what I have now is 50mg/ml. Does anyone have any idea how to convert this? TIA.

Replied by Amazinggrace
(Yucca Valley, Ca)

I don't have metric measuring instruments, so to get a 1:22 ratio, I used one Tablespoon of methylene blue and 22 Tablespoons of water. 22 Tablespoons equals 1 and a quarter cups plus 2 Tablespoons. (Derived from 16 T. = 1 Cup)

Replied by Randy
(Myrtle Beach, Sc)

Does anyone know how many drops of the diluted. 1% of the MB one would have to take for it to have an MAOI effect?

Also, would anyone know what the conversion would equate to of X amount of drops of. 1% solution of MB to X amount of mcg's or mg's of MB?

Replied by Randy
(Myrtle Beach, Sc)

I also should have added to my post about that I do know that MB can have MAOI properties but I do not know if it has those properties at the suggested drops of. 1% solution of anywhere between 3-8 drops on this site that is suggested. I think it would be wise if anyone could determine how many drops it would take at the. 1% solution to have MAOI effects.

Maybe Ted could weigh in on this. Reason being, if someone were to ridiculously experiment with many more drops and get in the range of it acting as an MAOI, then it is dangerous to do so if in particular that you are taking it along with an SSRI antidepressant.

To be on the safe side might as well include if taken with an NRI as well. Do your own web research to confirm this. I do take MB for added energy but I also take more drops than 8 with no adverse effects. I'm not recommending anyone else take more than 8. Everyone is different... Plus I also am not on any antidepressant. Just a word of caution here if anyone is unaware of the MAOI effects of MB and not to mix with AD's if in fact you are getting in range with the drops to have it act as an MAOI.

Replied by David
(Nerja, Malaga/spain)

I have 100mg MB powder. Do anyone know how to much 0.1 solution this will make? Do I just mix 1ml with 1l water?

Replied by J.park
(Cerritos, Ca)

I'm new to this site, so I just saw your message very late & realized that, as I said above in my writing, there is quite a confusion in % of MB.

You can calculate the percentage stuff using the same formula: % = g/cc -> cc = g/%:

Since you know g=0.1(100mg), %=0.001,

cc = g/% = 0.1/0.001 = 100.

So you'd make 100cc(mL) of 0.1% solution of MB.

Warning: in above formula 'g' must be in grams and % must be in "fraction" as the calculation shows.

Replied by J.park
(Cerritos, Ca)

Maybe I didn't make it clear in my previous writing,

you just put the 100mg MB into a graduated container and add distilled water to fill up to 100cc(mL), the total volume is to be 100cc when completely dissolved (which include MB & water of course).

Replied by Leanne

What about putting it on the skin. I am just hearing about the benefits of MB for skincare. Thanks!

Replied by Art
1508 posts

In reply to Leanne (Ca),

Topical methylene blue is difficult because it stains your skin blue and for that matter, some painted surfaces and stone such as marble so you have to be careful handling methylene blue. If the topical application is for fungus, borax might be worth considering or the borax and diluted hydrogen peroxide which do not stain the skin.


Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

Recent research has been published about methylene blue : Common antioxidant could slow symptoms of aging in human skin. The study was published online in the journal Scientific Reports on May 30,2017. The article is available on several web sites.

Diluting Methylene Blue
Posted by Merryanne (Orange City, Florida, USA) on 10/10/2009 119 posts

Hello, this is Merryanne in Central Florida,,,I order of Methylene Blue has arrived,,,I ordered a 32oz bottle,,will I have a 32oz bottle with a little bit of powder in it,,,I read the directions and your to fill with distilled water to the top. I called to find out what percentage the mix would be,,but the girl does not know..I contacted the manufacture and left a message to give me that information. I ordered form a company in OH that thinks they are the solution ...Does anyone have any clue about this,,what the mix solution might be???merryanne

Replied by Merryanne
(Orange City, Florida, USA)
119 posts

This is Merryanne,,,I received a call back from the manufactor of the 32oz contanier with a little methylene blue powder in it--he said that after filling with water you have a 2.3% solution. That did answer my question,,but now I have several more (since I did not take the call my message taker did) like how long is that going to be good for, I will have to dilut some of it to 0.1%. So I am going to call him back on Wednesday (when I am off work) and find out how much of his powder it takes to make a 0.1% solution. Then I want be wasting the powder,,because 32oz of 2.3% diluted down to 0.1% is a lots, and lots of solution. And I don't think the shelf life is long enough,,I will ask if it can be frozen. I will let you know what they say.

Diluting Methylene Blue
Posted by Ab (Toronto, Ontario) on 05/02/2009

Can anyone tell me how to make a 0.1% solution from 2.303% (aquatic) solution methylene blue from a pet store?


Replied by Connie
(Manitowoc, Wisconsin)

To quote Ted: "When you do buy methylene blue, the concentration may sometimes be sold as 1%, in which case you may need to dilute this to 0.1% concentration. So if a 100 cc of 1% methylene blue is bought from a local aquarium shops, I may have to add 900 cc of water (which totals) 1000 cc or 1 liter at 0.1% concentration." - end of quotation

So if you had a 2.303% solution you would use just under 50cc of 2.303% methylene blue and 900cc of water. Does that sound right?

Replied by Sarah
(Los Angeles, Ca)

wow- this gets sooo confusing. OK- so I have the littel bottle of Meth Blue from science lab website... I am trying to convert the measurements here: If I have 100 cc, that equals 3 and 1/2 ozs., and then to mix the 1:9 ratio, I mix that 3 and 1/2 ozs. with a liter (900 ccs of water?) thanks... am trying not to poison myself....

Replied by Lis
(Ny, Ny, Usa)

When diluting this, set up protective material underneath. MB stains! I rubbed vitamin C and water paste in the measuring glass and spills on the sink and counter and on my hands to get it out. If only I had a chemistry background to do a more pro job diluting it ;p

Replied by Pankaj

i bought MB from local aquarium shop but theres no info written on it about the %. also on the cover it says for aquarium use only not medical use... so I am m confused. should I use it or not. is it safe to take 1 drop with a glass of water?

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Pankaj...I also use Methylene Blue bought from an aquarium shop. This also has no spec showing the percentage MB in this solution. But, generally, all Methylene Blue sold from aquariums is at 1% strength.

So what I did was just to assume that it was 1% solution.

The way I now take Methylene Blue with water is like this:

Say that I want to take 5 drops of 0.1% MB solution.

For five drops of 0.1% MB I first add 1 drop of 1% MB to a glass of water. This is equivalent to 10 drops of 0.1% MB.

Then I pour half the water out of the glass.

So you are now left with 1/2 drop 1% MB or 5 drops of 0.1% MB in solution which is your dose.

Usually, I take about 10 to 15 drops whenever needed. Always add or supplement at least 1000 mgs of Vitamin C with the methylene blue solution -- the vitamin c stops your eyes and urine turning blue. MB is a harmless stain that is also used in science to identify carbohydrates by turning blue.


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Posted by Sam (Miami) on 01/17/2023
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Oral Dosage For Methylene Blue - FLCCC Protocol Review

Here is the link to an excellent video on dosage. make sure you watch his Methylene Blue and Near InfraRed Light for Neuroprotection video as well.

Posted by Shadel (Nebraska, US) on 10/03/2014

Having read the various posts about methylane blue, I'm wondering what the correct dosage would be. If anyone knows a safe dose to mix with water, please send this information. Thank you, EC.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Shadel...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.

Posted by Jean (Oregon, US) on 09/18/2014

I bought MB in 2.303% concentration. If I divide 2.303 by .1 =23.03

So, does that mean if I add 23 drops to 1 drop of the 23.3% that I get .1%?

I know someone said to put it in a gallon of water. How much 1 drop? Isn't that 200%?

As you can tell, I am not understanding this AT ALL!

Please help! Thank you!

Replied by Marsh57

All the formulas for breaking down Methylene Blue 2.3% caused nightmares of high school math & science, resulting in an Excedrin PM headache lol. I took the info everyone provided and it averaged to be 1 part 2.3% MB : 22 - 23 parts distilled water.

Still afraid to try it, I called a friend of a friend who's a chemist - he said 1 part MB to 23 parts water. (The K--don is 2.3% water solution, zinc free.) I hope this helps!

Posted by Js (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 09/18/2014

I bought Kordon Methylene Blue which is 2.303%.

How do I get it to .1%?

I have read the posts but they didn't all agree so I'm confused.

Thank you.

Posted by Ozmike (Wollongong) on 05/18/2014

hi everyone

I am sorry to be such a newly with what might be a totally ridiculous question. I have been diagnosed with Methemoglobinemia (which I think is a type of Anaemia). I have read that the treatment for the condition is Methylene Blue. I have ordered some powdered MB from a pharmaceutical company so a s to make sure it's not the stuff used in Aquariums. My question is 1) how do it take it. I'm guessing to put a little in a glass of water and drink it. and 2) I've read that I should take it with Vit. C 500-1000mg.

Combined with this Anaemia, I travel on international long haul flights in excess of 16 hours duration about every 10 days, and am constantly jet-lagged and tired. I've read here that MB may help with fatigue also.

Thank you all in advance for your help and once again I apologise for my ignorance.

Peace and health to all.

Posted by Luckyguys (Brighton, United Kindom) on 03/05/2013

Several posts insist that the correct dose of MTB is 60mcg three times a day. Surely it MUST be 60 mg because they seems to use Uralene Blue tablets at the beginning of the trial and these are 60mg.

I don't understand the reasoning behind the 60mcg beliefs

Fungal Infections

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Posted by Joyce (Joellton, Tn) on 01/16/2009

For everyone with fungal infection:

Deirdre, you might want to get Ted's opinion and post it. I just read Ted's methylene blue for Parkinson's disease. What really caught my attention was that methylene blue is sold in aquarium shops to kill fungus in the fish. DING!!!!

The question pops up: Is Parkinson's disease a fungal infection of the brain?

Something else that pop's up is the Italian method of treating cancer patients with baking soda to kill the fungi and the cancer goes away on its own!!!

It would seem that if methylene blue kills fungi in fish, it should also kill fungal infections in most, if not all living creatures, so maybe this should be posted on cancer pages. As I recall the interview with the Italian doctor shown on Dr. Mercola's site, the Italians believe that all cancers are preceded by a fungus. If this is true and methylene blue kills fungal infections, doesn't it follow that maybe all cancer treatment should begin with a substance that wipes out fungi?

Of course common sense tells you to also change the eating habits that caused you to have the fungus problem

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
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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.


Replied by Mary
(Regina, Saschewan)

Dear Ted:

Thank you so much for this information. Especially for the clarity on which remedy reaches intracellularly and which on can only help extracellularly. I have a friend with bone cancer right now and would really like to assist him.

I need clarity on the exact chemicals i should suggest. You seem to conclude that the optimal one is carbicarb plus potassium citrate. Is this accurate? I was not sure if I was getting what you meant. Thank you!!

Replied by Booradley
(Neverland, Texas, USA)

Are there any over the counter supplements or medications one shouldn't take if they are also taking methylene blue? (I would be taking 8 drops twice daily of 0. 1% methylene blue solution in water.)

Supplements I take:

  • Lysine
  • proline
  • bht
  • threonine
  • ascorbic acid powder (18 grams daily)
  • calcium citrate
  • magnesium threonate
  • boron
  • 5mthf
  • b complex
  • b12 (methylcobalamin)
  • hydergine
  • piracetam
  • selenium
  • phosphatidylserine
  • coQ10

Conditions I hope to see improvement with are Alzheimer's, arterial blockage, and severe osteoporosis. I am following Ted's suggested protocol for stopping progression of Alzheimer's. The other supplements are for osteoporosis and arterial blockage. I also follow raw foods diet rich with anti-inflammatory foods. Thanks.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Booradley, here on EC there is lots of talk about Coconut oil for Alzheimers. (Not to add more supplements to your long list, but this is a food! )

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Have you read the latest on altzhimers, that it might be type 3 diabetes, with regards to the brain being unable to metabolise insulin.. which would certainly back up coconut oil as it gives the brain energy via ketones and not sugar.

General Feedback

Posted by Farm Girl (Tempe, Az, Usa) on 11/08/2012

Has anyone using Methylene blue (and getting a positive response) been tested for Brucella or Lyme's Disease?

Both diseases are chronic infections that are notably hard to cure, requiring 6 weeks to up to 2 years of strong antibiotics, because these pathogens replicate in cells where the antibiotics can't reach, ensuring fresh crops of pathogens about every two weeks. Also, patients may have initially bad symptoms when first taking the antibiotics because as the pathogen dies, it releases toxins.

When taking MB, or any other medicine, for infection, PLEASE take it long enough and at a high enough dose to completely eradicate the pathogen. Otherwise you may be simply creating another Superbug that neither MB nor antibiotics can cure.

General Feedback
Posted by Robyn (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/21/2012

Methylene Blue: I just read it can help with clearing ca. Is this so? I have been using a couple of drops in a 600 ml of water. Is it effective without the vit c?

EC: Hi Robyn,

By ca, do you mean cancer? Medical abbreviation list for Ca also includes: carcinoma, cardiac arrest, chronologic age, and cytosine arabinoside.

Replied by Robyn
(Melbourne, Australia)

sorry I mean calcium. Does it help clear excess calcium lying around in tissues, arteries, I assume causing at least part of this extreme pain ALL the time.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2073 posts

Robyn, the amino acid Taurine helps the body use minerals, and Vit-K helps the body use Calcium in particular.

Replied by Robyn
(Melbourne, Australia)

Yes, use both taurine and K2 I've read calcium in the tissues causes pain, ca blocking the arteries causes stiffness but maybe thats not the reason for UNBELIEVABLE pain. Reading all the fibro case studies does nothing to ease my mind.

Please if anyone has got better from fibro tell us about it. If anyone has got better from chemical sensitivity tell us about it. I've now got myself too sick to get away from pollution and other chemicals. And very lonely when you can't go near people. EC it would be good if there was a way to contact people who have posted up their case study. I got some more helpers for my liver; NAC, grapefruit seed extract, milk thistle - had a huge reaction, unbelievable pain, couldn't move for a week. Stopped them and the pain is now down to I can't stand it. So if I'm taking taurine and K2 I don't know if I'm making myself worse or not.... overactive immune system?? or a crapped out liver that reacts to what's sposed to help it.

Replied by Kathy
(Cumberland Gap, Tn)

I was treated for fibromyalgia for about six years. I would pray that I would not wake up if I had to live like this the rest of my life. To make a long story short I had mercury poisoning. Had to have 14 teeth pulled due to caps and so many fillings. Went back to check book and pain began shortly after having caps put on teeth. I felt better than I had in years even though I had 14 teeth pulled the previous day. No pain since Sept 14, 2008. Hopes this helps you.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2073 posts

Robyn, have you tried the "Chemical Injury Information Network", Member supported group of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? I have suffered many yrs disability with environmental illness, but I somehow do no suffer the severity of symptoms of this group or fibro, so there is a big curve of individuality.

Have you done parasite cleansing? There are both chemical and natural methods but I can't imagine you haven't addressed this already but I suggest it because these buggers cannot be "detoxified" w/ the list of naturals you provided. You may have very little in the way of elimination. Have you done gallbladder and colon cleanses? Don't rule out some type of viral Hepatitis even though you haven't had that diagnosis (like myself). I have responded favorably to the St John'sWort, Lysine, Colloidal Silver only in combination. BHT seems to be helping remarkably but it's only been about 5 days now so I cannot conclude. Detox Foot Pads are quite effective for all kinds of toxins, have you tried them? You can purchase them at wholesale prices on Ebay. Hot Baths with minerals must bring you some relief. I use Baking Soda, Epsom Salt, and micronised agriculture grade multiminerals ---1/4 cup of each and ALWAYS come out the better. And to treat fungal issues add some Borax or Povidone Iodine.

Please update as you appear to need some help from these debilitating "invisible" disease conditions.

Replied by Brass Player
(Southern Az)

For my mind this is a toxin illness, in that you have toxins you can't get rid of. Someone mentioned wonderful results with pulling teeth (assuming they were amalgams.) Also many people with MCS have ongoing or former fungal exposure (water damaged buildings) which their doctors know nothing about (there is a lot on the web) and some have ongoing fungal infections. I had one friend who got over her MCS (and she also had CIRS, the inflammatory response to the pathogens in water damaged buildlings) after treatment with ampohtericin B for a fungal infection, after she had gotten out of environmental exposure. These "syndrome" things can take a very long time to track down, but take a look at what poisons you might be retaining and how to get rid of them. Many of us have had to live outside for a number of years, to get mold toxins out of our systems. There are now a few doctors who specialize in the people who have the genetic haplotype that cannot get rid of mold toxins. (Illness now called CIRS.)

Replied by Nadia
14 posts

Could I get a message to Brass to see what type of doctor his friend went to for fungal issues. What is CIRS stand for? Nadia

General Feedback
Posted by Leftsidedrivetony (San Diego, California, Usa) on 12/14/2011

I just bought some methylene blue, it is for staining glass for microbiology, the product is called methylene blue aqueous solution, is that the right one for human consumption? And it is at 1% please get back to me as soon as you can. Thank you


General Feedback
Posted by Mebeingme (Sarasota, Fl, Usa) on 07/28/2011

Does anyone know about treatment for this?? My sister has been taking IV methylene blue. She's had terrible reaction, but has been told this treatment or death

Thank you


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