The Extensive Health Benefits of Methylene Blue

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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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Posted by Alain (Ottawa, Canada) on 07/24/2009

One of Ted's last post, I noticed methylene blue. Because it has been mentioned a few times already, I just thought it would be a good idea to add it in your list of remedies.

Keep up the good work!


EC: Thank you for the great suggestion, Alain - done!

Heart Palpitations, Anxiety, Panic

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Posted by Califlybaby (Utah) on 01/31/2023

Interesting! I'm taking Methylene Blue and it actually stops my heart palpitations. It has also stopped anxiety and panic attacks. I am taking the 1% from Compass Laboratory. About 20 drops once or twice a day.

Hepatitis B

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Posted by Charley (Usa) on 04/21/2016

There was some research on using Methylene Blue to treat Hep B. I believe it was 70 mg twice a day. I cannot remember the pharma company that did the research. However they were unable to get a patent on it so dropped the human studies. Only downside was that the Methylene Blue causes blue pee.

Methylene blue was used in WWII in high doses to treat infection. Also look for information on the Blue People of Kentucky. Those people were taking several hundred mg a day for years without harm.

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(Athens, Greece)


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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/13/2008 391 posts

... You might never heard of methylene blue, but it was used during the Vietnam war to cure malaria. The reason for it's disuse is that taken in very high dose, it causes the urine to be blue. However, there's a cure for blue urine, it's called vitamin C sodium ascorbate! So the reason for disuse was that the doctors simply didn't give the GI's vitamin C sodium ascorbate when they injected methylene blue, or perhaps taken internally. Even so, it can easily be proven that methylene blue will become colorless. Just add drops of methylene blue in vitamin C, it will instantly become colorless. Interestingly, methylene blue works better with vitamin C, as both are related to negative hydrogen, as evidenced by the fact that if you did use ORP meter, the resultant measurement is likely to be -200 millivolts or up to -300 millivolts, which is a negative charge. Methylene blue is a negative hydrogen carrier, while vitamin C sodium ascorbate, preferably is a producer of that and is a reducing agent.


EC: The above email was excerpted from Ted's reply to a question on the MMS supplements page. Click here to read the reply in its entirety.

Replied by Blue
(Reno, Nv, Usa)

I'm amazed at the many positive results of using Metheylene Blue. My question is about malaria. I may have contracted the mild form (Plasmodium Malariae) when I visited Thailand a year and a half ago, (lucky you, Ted, for living there) and the symptoms are only recently showing up (3 to 4 months now) as pain in my spleen that is not going away. No classic symptoms of fevers/chills, and also no blood test as yet since it's an expensive test and I have doubts about the tech recognizing it in the states where malaria is virtually unknown. My doctor prescribed an upper abdominal sonagram (sp?) which showed nothing, but he confirmed a swelling in my spleen area during the physical exam. Does anyone know how much MB was given to GI's in Vietnam to cure malaria? A few drops of the very diluted. 1% solution sounds like a very light dose against blood parasites. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Replied by Blue
(Reno, Usa)

Methylene Blue. The bottle arrived (4 oz., 2.303% pre-mixed solution.). The question I posted a couple of months ago hasn't been answered though. How many drops should I take per day and for how long to eliminate malaria? As a mitochondria stimulant, would the 2.3% solution be too much?

Estimates okay, I realize this isn't a medical advice site. About Canada, every site I looked at won't ship to Canada. Perhaps there's a ban on MB in your country?

Thank you very much, Blue

Ripley L.


You don't have malaria. Even a light version would knock you out like a truck hit you and you would be in absolute agony. I have malaria vivax and it was considered a light version. I was misdiagnosed because all the docs in Kenya said I could never live through even a light version. 4 bouts of malaria later they finally tested and found I actually did have it. 10 years and still crippled by it.

Replied by Meera
(Toronto, On, Canada)

I ordered my MB via ebay, from a UK petstore supplier, and it reached me in Canada without difficulty.

Replied by Koi
(Sofia, Bulgaria)

If it is 2.3% concentration and you wish to get 0.1%, then divide a glass in 10 pats very clearly by marks. Fill up the half of the first tenth part with the concentration (that is 2.3%) and fill the rest of the glass with distilled water.


This is NOT correct, please do not follow this as it is the dilution instructions for getting .1% from a 1% methylene blue solution NOT 2.3%.

To get .1% of a 2.3% solution you add 1 part of the MB to 23 parts of the diluting liquid (distilled water is preferred, it seems). I saw a video where someone added 1ml of MB to 23mL of distilled water. I don't remember how many drops of that solution they said they take, that is what I am looking for here and it hasn't been answered in the first 50 comments =(

Replied by Kylie
(Whitianga, New Zealand)

I would like to know the dosage for malaria as well. I'm taking methylene blue away with me as a malaria preventative and would be good to know how many drops of a 1% solution I should take as a preventative. Any suggestions?


I would do half a glass with 4 drops 2 times a day. This works better then anything on the market and very few know about it.

Replied by Kylie
(Whitianga, New Zealand)

Thanks - I checked out MMS on the web as well as here on earthclinic. Seems great if you've already contracted malaria, but I'm looking for a preventative. I don't fancy being in the middle of nowhere with the terrible cramping and diarrhea MMS seems to bring on, whereas the methylene blue "avatar" side effects seem easier to deal with. Just seeing if someone knows of a dose that will effectively kill the malaria Protozoa should they manage to get in in the first place. I'll be sure to eat pawpaw seeds etc too, plus I'm taking H2O2 & vit c powder with me as well.

(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)

Hi Kylie, If I were you I would search the net for MMS & see if it will suit your needs because it has been proven as an effective remedy for malaria.

Replied by Daniel
(Buenos Aires)

Hola deseo saber más sobre el azul de metileno si es posible dosis y protocolo preventivo para malaria así como otros protocolos ( cáncer y saver sobre que tipos actúa con mayores eficiencia) Gracias

Hello, I would like to know more about methylene blue, if possible, dosage and preventive protocol for malaria as well as other protocols (cancer and to know which types it acts on most efficiently). Thank you.

Methylene Blue and Red Blood Cells

Posted by BigPicture (USA) on 11/02/2023

Methylene Blue and Red Blood Cells

Does anyone have any knowledge of the effect Methylene blue may have on red blood cell rouleaux? Simply put, the red blood cells stick to each other hampering blood flow and causing fibrosis - resulting in Scleroderma.

Methylene Blue Baths

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Posted by Fiona (Tustin, Ca) on 10/14/2013

I have used Methylene Blue for orally and a bath. Orally taking made me feel better shortly and then I got depressed shortly. Ever since then I use it for bath. I realized it colored blue much darker on impure cells. And then it fell off. I had bad breakouts but the grip was very strong. I painted methylene blue on top of the affected skin. A few hours later it would lose the grip and fall off. I have been using for bath about 2 months. It gave me much better brain function and also it helps me peel off dead skin much more faster and effective and skin becomes whiter and pinkier and a lot firmer.

I think using MB for bath almost gives no side effects. Very safe. I am planning to use it as long as I live.

If you had some bad reaction on using MB such as depression I would recommend using on the biggest organ that human has. Which is skin.. If you start detoxing skin, the overall toxic load on the body decreased. I really think a bath with methylene blue gives so many healing properties.

On top of methylene blue, I am using MMS2 which is pool shock (calcium hypochlorite) I believe orally you take this and see yourself what is coming out of your body. Extremely powerful yet cheap.

After suffering 35 years, and researching I found out the healing power is not according to the price or wellknown drug. I believe you heal quicker than the disease spread, then you are on the right track.

MMS2 is very powerful it cures AIDS or Lyme etc.. you can read about mms on Jim Humble's website. When you detox, the body uses up so much iodine. Make sure you take enough of iodine.

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
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@Fiona: Good to hear of your benefits w/ therapeutic baths. I suppose you are suffering from a fungal infection, you didn't elaborate on your illness enough.

Anyway, it would seem wise to also take baths in major & trace minerals occasionally as to prevent depletion or imbalance of minerals. I use the hot tub chlorine once wk and mineral plus borax occasionally. These definitely help w/ my fungal issue. I also add a squirt of povidone iodine which would help in several ways. I add several drops of liquid iodine to my jug of drinking water. I do occasionally add a few spoons of the MMS2 to the bath but can't report any major improvements.

Replied by Big C

Could you check if you used Methylene Blue as this stuff stains everything (it's main use is as a stain) a deep blue, yourself and the tub. I spilled a couple of drops in the bath it took quite a lot of scrubbing to get rid of the blue.

Replied by Paul
(Portland, Or)

Does the MB stain white porcelain bathtubs at that concentration? Thanks!

Replied by Lelani
(New Zealand)

How do you take MB baths without turning blue? Also how much would you add to a bath?

Methylene Blue Eye Drops

Posted by Gayle (Arkansas) on 07/26/2023

Hi. Has anyone used methylene blue as eye drops? I thought about using a very weak tincture with water. Thoughts?

Methylene Blue in a Nebulizer

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Posted by Allgood (Elberton, Georgia) on 03/29/2013

I am suffering from a bad fungal infection of my sinuses and head-tried verconazole--1100.00 a month--lots of nasty side affects--methylene blue (mb) did the job much better--ingested and nebulized at first then only orally. Started with 1/10th of one drop of 2% mb been working up another drop a day. The day after being sneezed on by a very sick woman, I started feeling poorly with my head feeling worse--I nebulized mb a few times and felt poorly the next day-but am feeling good again now--I think the mb stopped the virus in its tracks--could be the cure for the common cold and other viral infections.

Warning--you must hold your breath while nebulizing--do not inhale the mb--will hurt your lungs--I put a straw in the mouthpiece and block off the unit so all the mist is coming out the straw--you can only do this with the old style neb that works off air pressure. Hope is everything!!!

Replied by steve

Allgood, what do you mean by "you must hold your breath while nebulizing--do not inhale the mb--will hurt your lungs." The whole idea of nebulizing is to breathe the atomized liquid into the lungs. So what's the point of nebulizing methylene blue, if you "must hold your breath" and "do not inhale"? I don't understand.

Replied by Lisa

"you must hold your breath while nebulizing--do not inhale the mb" - this is NOT correct. Read this doctor's report

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Methylene Blue in a Nebulizer
Posted by D. Ron (Madison, Wi, Usa) on 10/05/2010

Has anyone used methylene blue in a nebulizer?

Replied by Dan
(Clearwater, Florida)

Regarding using Methyene Blue in a Nebulizer: I briefly had this thought, too, but then I remembered how messy it was, and how much it stained when I just spilled a single drop of the diluted methylene blue (and undiluted it would be even worse). In a nebulizer if some of the vapor got loose it could get all over you and you'd end up looking like the "cookie monster".

Methylene Blue Side Effects

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Posted by Lorica ([email protected], In) on 04/14/2011

I started taking methylene blue to help get rid of candida & indeed it is good for that. However, I think it should be used with extreme caution, especially if one has any history of heart problems. My own heart has always tested out as fine, however the first day after taking MB I felt this strange, strong blip in my heart. Then about 5 minutes later I felt it again. Now I had been eating the same foods exactly for weeks due to diet and health issues. Only the MB was a new addition. I did still want to take it and dilluted my dose by half. Since then I have had no problems, only benefits. Be so very careful.

Replied by Metou
(Anywhere, Us)


I have been taking the recommended dose for about 3 or 4 days, and developed a heart arythmia. It does affect the heart, as also another person posted, saying they had some strong unnatural pulses. I would like to see if anyone knows how and why, if I am in any danger, and if I should continue. I am making an appt to see a cardiologist, because it has not gotten better and I have been off it 4 days or so now. This should be made known publicly: I am 29 yrs old and this has never happened before. I went on the m.b. for candida purposes.

Replied by Big C

It could be part of a Herxheimer reaction where te fungus/parasites are dying off and releasing their toxins into the blood.

You really should read up everything you can before taking anything, inform yourself first so YOU know what YOU are doing.

Replied by A mercer

Have you checked your iodine levels? Low iodine can occur while detoxing and should be added…low iodine can cause heart arrhythmias.

Replied by Marie

This is most likely due to Herxheimer reactions...
When you detox all these nasty viruses/bacteria/yeast/mold/parasites etc. your body will do all sorts of things...
You should research Herxheimer reactions and just pace yourself...
I've had horrendous hex reactions in the past but they always dissipated after awhile...

Methylene Blue Solution Dosage

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Posted by Sam (Miami) on 01/08/2023

Recommended safe doses based on clinical studies with animals and humans ranges from 0.5 – 4 mg/kg. So a 90 kg (200 lb.) body weight translates to 45 – 360mg of Methylene Blue. Compas Laboratory sells 50ml 0.5% solution, 1drop=0.25mg. So a 45kg person should start with 0.5*45kg=22.5mg=90 drops. 90kg person 180 drops.

If the concentration of the solution is different: from 0.1% to 2%, adjust accordingly. The manufacturer usually says how many mg in 1 drop of each solution they sell.

Replied by Mike

I came across discussions about MB in a ClO2 group. I'm trying to do something to help my 78 yr old mom who is starting to suffer cognitive decline, I bought this 1gm powder: but I'm a little lost as to what exactly I should do with the powder. I know I'm supposed to mix it with distilled water, and then the dosage is drops, but the dosages I read about are in milligrams, so I'm confused about how to proceed?

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Just in case you don't get the specific reply you are seeking, this might be another possibility for her:



Hi Mike,

To make a 1% solution of Methylene Blue, add your 1 gram of MB powder to 100 ml of distilled water. This will give you 100ml of 1% Methylene Blue solution.

To make a 0.1% solution of Methylene Blue, add your 1 gram of MB powder to 1000 ml of distilled water. This gives you 1 liter of 0.1% Methylene Blue solution.


So you bought MB powder vials, each containing 1g MB. There is a video on YT showing how to mix :Jane's Tip - Why Supplement with Methylene Blue and How to Mix It.

I started MB in already liquid form (different brand, each drop containing 0.25mg of MB.

Make sure you got a G6PD deficiency test done (Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD), Quantitative, Blood and Red Blood Cell Count) You can pat online and go to the lab of your convenience. The always offer discounts. For example: type Privatemdlab discounts and it will take you to the discount page.

Replied by Luci
(South Carolina)

I need help understanding how much I need. I am looking to purchase 99% purity 150 mg solution dropper bottle 5mg/1ml. I weigh around 110 lbs. I would like to put it in a empty capsule and follow it with water to avoid the blue staining. How many drops should I start with. Around 5? Or less. Thanks 🤔


I buy mine from Amazon, brand CZTL which is USP pharmaceutical grade. Comes in 1mg vials. For 1% MB solution dissolve 1g powder in 100mls filtered water. I'm not sure how to work out the dose from your source. CZTL provide instructions, a low starting dose is 1-2mg (2-4 drops). I take 20 drops which is approx 3/4 tspn./10mg. An empty capsule holds about 1/3 tspn. I see where people take 0.5mg per kg. In your 50kg case that's 25mg. I think that's too much personally, just going by how I can feel the mind alertness and physical energy with just 10mg, I'm 75kg.

Anyway start off low a few drops and take it from there. Never take more that 1mg per kg body weight. Also an easier way than capsules (MB melts them) is to just get Vitamin C powder, ascorbic acid. You won't get blue mouth. Just 1/2 tspn in water with MB drops. They have synergy, creating a clear liquid called leukoMethylene Blue with increased antioxidant power. Also if you spill any which you will haha, put Vit C powder straight on the stain it immediately disappears.

Methylene Blue Tips

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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?

Methylene Blue Urine Color

Posted by Lana (MD) on 04/15/2023

I have been taking .5% methylene blue for the last week and I'm going up gradually. I'm now at four drops a day. So far my urine has not turned green or blue. Is this cause for concern? Thanks

Replied by Lynde

Apparently using Bicarbonate of Soda removes the blue colour from urine. Not sure if that is your cause?

Multiple Cures

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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.

Replied by Maria

Do you take this in the mornings or night? Daily? Every day of the year? Take breaks from it?

Replied by Terry Jacks

MANY Health Problems are caused by consuming SEED OILS. Seed oils are called "vegetable oils". All seed oils have a devastating effect on the cells in your body because all your cells need Fat. The best fats are animal-sourced, and include beef tallow, pork lard, and butter. If you decide to stop using vegetable oils, which I strongly recommend, it will take approximately 680 days for them to be cleared out of your cells. Seed oils are very hard to avoid. They are in commercial foods, restaurant foods, packaged foods and drinks, and take years off of your life while causing misery with your health. Sugar is usually painted as the Bad Guy for health, but Sugar is by comparison a non-problem. The Seed Oils always seem to get a pass, but they are THE main source of poor health and disease. Use animal fats and stay healthy.

Avoid these oils at all costs:

  • Canola oil (Rapeseed oil)
  • Corn oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Rice bran oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • additionally, the following oils are untrustworthy because of adulteration:
  • Olive oil (because most are adulterated with cheap vegetable oils and you can't tell)
  • Avocado oil (because they are adulterated)

Replied by L
(Dallas, US)

Hi Terry, are you still taking MB? I am trying to find the right dose and a convenient way to take it. Could you give me some tips, possibly? Also before food or after? I was also wondering what effect MB may have on a gastro-intestinal flora?

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