The Surprising Health Benefits of Methylene Blue

General Feedback

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!

Alain

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


Hepatitis C

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.


Malaria

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/13/2008 384 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.

Ted

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)
09/08/2010

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.

MARIE
(TX)
02/17/2023
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Methylene Blue works good. I have been fighting parasites for 2 years now. Gone in 3-4 days. I take half a glass of water with 4 blue drops 2 times a day.

You are right very few know about this wonderful simple cure, . It can pass through their tough skin that can even protect themselves the most toxic products.

Replied by Blue
(Reno, Usa)
10/01/2010

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.
(USA)
12/13/2022

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)
08/28/2011

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

Replied by Koi
(Sofia, Bulgaria)
03/31/2012

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.

Replied by Kylie
(Whitianga, New Zealand)
07/03/2012

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?

MARIE
(TX)
02/17/2023

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 Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)
07/04/2012

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 Kylie
(Whitianga, New Zealand)
07/06/2012

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.

Replied by Nik
(Usa)
06/29/2020

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 =(


Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Posted by Kevin (Wilkesboro, Nc) on 08/02/2010

My dad was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma back in Feb 2007. He has been thru chemo several times and it's to the point now that he just can't stand the strong treatments and they aren't effective now anyway. We have always believed that God put natural methods here to cure cancer etc. And one of his friends told us about Mary Martin Sloop who back in the early to mid 1900's took methylene blue for cancer after the Dr. had cut her open and then sewed her back up because they said they couldn't do anything for her. Mary Martin Sloop went on to live 40 more years after taking the methylene blue. We have no idea how to get it, use it and would it even work for my dad now since he is in pretty bad shape. He is unable to eat basically as he has trouble keeping food down and is really weak. The Dr. gave him no more than a few weeks to live. Can you please let us know quickly if there is anything that would get him well. We don't want to prolong his suffering but we would love to get him back to his active lifestyle of bowling, biking and living for the Lord. Thanks and God bless, Kevin

Replied by Robert
(Martinez, Ca)
08/03/2010

One of the better sites for cancer is: 'cancer tutor'. Your main concern is time & I appreciate your dilemma as I have a young nephew who waited too long to seek alternative treatments & had his 5 month to death pronouncement from the medical authorities after they laid seige to his already debilitated body. So called alternative docs are persecuted by the AMA/FDA for not following 'standard' protocols of drugs/surgery. The industry is hamstrung by the insurance companies who will only insure what is taught in med school. So I will include your father in my prayers & your family as this is a stressful time for all of you. May you be held tightly in Creator's loving healing hands.

Replied by Isabelle
(Garden Grove, Ca Usa)
08/03/2010

Dear Kevin, I am so sorry about this situation, my heart go out to you family. You can search this site on lymphoma, cancer, methylene blue etc.. And try to find the what and how by yourself but your time is more precious. Your best chance is to contact Ted directly. He is using methylene blue in his remedies plus a few other components to help with cancer he is extraordinarly knowledgeable and generous with his knowledge and patience. He can give you a protocol to follow right away and that will save you a lot of time. Any way you can get methylene blue in an aquarium shop. That is where I got it and diluted it by Ted specifications. May your faith and the force of the univers guide you to good result!

Replied by Walter
(Cherry Hill, Nj)
08/03/2010

I just happened to see this article under: "High Blood Pressure Remedies", in the "Apple Cider Vinegar Cures"

Remedies that Directly Attack the Candida

*Methylene Blue(MB). You can buy this at any aquatics or fish supply store. Used to get rid of fungal and bacterial infections on fish. Also used throughout the last century as a successful anti-malarial. Taking MB on its own will turn your urine green and the whites of your eyes blue, but if you take at least 1000 mgs Vitamin C with the MB, these side-effects will not occur. Dosage: Two drops of a 0.1% solution of MB in a full glass of water once or twice a day. Do not take MB after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon - it gives you alot of energy so you will not be able to sleep!! (I learned this the hard way... LOL) MB is a deep acting anti-fungal that is able to penetrate the blood/brain and blood/bone barriers of the body. MB is also a marvellous mitochondrial super anti-oxidant for your brain -- gives you lots of energy. Read about MB here.

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
08/11/2010
384 posts

Dear Kevin:

Methylene blue does effect cancer growth by turning the cancer tumors into aerobic, which stops their growth that way as cancer in general are aerobic. Methylene blue is acquired from stores that sell aquarium fishes. They usually have methylene blue 1%, whereby we reduce them by adding 1 parts methylene blue with 9 parts water, should get a relatively safe concentration. Then we can add methylene blue drops such as 8 drops and slowly add more so if there is no side effects. In Vietnam war they actually used far more methylene blue to treat malaria, such as methylene powder in milligram to gram doses. The methylene blue is synergistic with large dose vitamin C. What I do know for stage IV cancer, which is cachexia cancer, is B50 vitamin B complex, or B6 200 mg for example can reduce some of this cancer cachexia. The other is the use of Hydrochloric acid concentrated, at 8 drops per 250 cc of water and to that I will add between 4 to 8 drops of methylene blue and take this for an entire day until the cancer cachexia goes away. Another observation to restore the appetite and stopped cancer cachexia that I have found is B5 panthenol, or a possible replacement, pantothenic acid to be helpful. What I do not like about pantothenic acid is the calcium form since the get cancer worse. If it was possible for the methylene blue 0.1% is injected a 1 cc, into the tumor cells that could have done it's job also in staving off tumor, but that's just a theory, by interfering with cancer fermentation. In any case, there are other ways to resolving cancer cachexia such as megestrol which is progesterone hormone, if taken at fairly large dose such as 250 mg for example, or applied to the skin as safer means might actually stop the cachexia by neutralizing what they call TNF, which is a cachectin hormone that causes your inability to eat. The liver's inability to function from lactic acid is another problem that can lead to the condition also. A methylene blue is obtainable from a local chemist, a chemical company , a local aquarium shop, or a scientific supply store, or perhaps a school supply store where they do the slides to stain the samples using a 1% methylene blue solution.

Ted

Replied by Kevin
(Wilkesboro, Nc)
08/11/2010

Dear Ted,

I'm very unsure of what to do right now. My dad probably has a week or so at best to live and he is not eating, drinking very little and sleeps most of the time. I want to help him get well but I don't want to try something and prolong his suffering if we can't get him completely recovered. If it was your loved one and he/she was in this shape what would you do with the knowledge you have?

If doing something what exactly would you do?

Thanks for your time and may God bless you,

Kevin

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
08/15/2010
384 posts

I would basically reduce his suffering by restoring energy and nausea. As mentioned I used clove oil and methylene blue. To restore appetite I used b50 and HCl and at least the case I was involved with simply did not want to die. While that case was given a few days to live she is doing fine after 3 years. Yet in another case just last week in similar circumstances she simply don`t want to live so nothing was done because she refused any treatment even though the natural treatment for cancer was a success and hence nothing was done so she died in few days just last week. It was the patient that really have their say and if not conscious it just depend on the family's decision.

Ted

Replied by Josecito
(Miami, Florida)
09/17/2010

Ted said, "They usually have methylene blue 1%, whereby we reduce them by adding 1 parts methylene blue with 9 parts water, should get a relatively safe concentration. Then we can add methylene blue drops such as 8 drops and slowly add more so if there is no side effects. "

What does 1 part exactly mean?

Replied by Tommy
(North York, On, , Canada)
09/17/2010

Hi Josecito, Ted spoke about how to dilute 1% MB into 0. 1% MB. One part of MB in 9 parts of water will dilute 1% MB and make it 0. 1%. So if you want to make 1L of MB 0. 1%, you have to take 100 ml of MB 1% ( one part ) and pour it into 900 ml ( 9 part) distilled water. Another example, if you want to make 500 ml MB 0, 1%, you take 50ml MB 0. 1% and pour into 450 ml of distilled water. There is a lot of ways how to make the volume you want, you have just to follow the right dilution ( 1:9). I hope that can help you.

Replied by MARIE
(TX)
02/17/2023

Fish store is the best place.


Methylene Blue Baths

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Posted by Fiona (Tustin, Ca) on 10/14/2013
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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)
10/15/2013
2072 posts

@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
(Bangkok)
12/22/2014

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 Cj
(Texas)
01/15/2015

Go buy some ascorbic acid from the store and put it on the MB stain. Comes out, just get it slightly wet and let it sit awhile. I think I used peroxide too.

I had a bottle from a fish store that had some crusty MB on the top of the bottle. I didn't think anything of it when the MB flake fell on the counter. Later when it was exposed to water (didn't immediately see it), I figured out my mistake.

Replied by Paul
(Portland, Or)
02/01/2018

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

Replied by A mercer
(Florida)
07/30/2022

How do you use MB in a bath protocol? How much and for how long…what temperature…do you add anything else?

Replied by Lynn
(SC)
10/21/2022

How to do the bath with methylene blue? Thank you


Methylene Blue in a Nebulizer

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Posted by Allgood (Elberton, Georgia) on 03/29/2013
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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
(NV)
11/29/2021

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
(California)
06/07/2022

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

https://dr-deepak-golwalkar.medium.com/treatment-for-covid-19-using-methylene-blue-d23fc5a31a4d


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)
10/15/2011

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
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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)
10/04/2013
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Warning

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.

A mercer
(Fl)
07/28/2022

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

Califlybaby
(Utah)
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.

Replied by Big C
(Traveller)
06/30/2014

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.


Methylene Blue Solution Dosage

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Posted by Sam (Miami) on 01/08/2023
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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
(NW USA)
01/11/2023

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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HM429PW 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?

Art
(California)
01/11/2023
1583 posts

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

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/art-solbrig-protocol-for-memory-loss.html

Art

Bill
(Philippines)
01/11/2023

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.

https://ted.earthclinic.com/remedies/methylene-blue4.html

Sam
(Miami)
01/13/2023

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.https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_tests.php?q=G6PD&view=search_results

Replied by BabyGirl
(California)
03/25/2023

Is the 90 drops a one-time dose or daily and if so for how long? Can the 90 drops be split in a day? If a one-time treatment would one fast or...? Thanks.


Methylene Blue Tips

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


Multiple Cures

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Posted by Bp (Edmonton, Ab, Canada) on 09/17/2011
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I've only been taking methylene blue for about two weeks, so I can't yet speak to long-term benefits or side-effects. But its positive results for me in this little time have been remarkable.

I've been suffering with depression and numerous physical problems for several years, to the point of being nearly bedridden at times, and being unable to function productively more days than not. I've tried dozens and dozens of natural remedies, with only limited effect.

When I began taking the methylene blue, I had a couple of days of discomfort in the area of one kidney. But within a couple of days, this had subsided, and I currently have the strongest physical and mental health I've had in years! My mood is joyful, and I have much improved focus when reading. The pains in my spleen area have virtually disappeared, I can breath comfortably at rest (my breathing was laboured before), and I have gone from needing 9 or 10 hours of sleep a night to needing only 6 or 7 to get by comfortably.

MB isn't a cure-all -- I still have back problems, and skin issues, and some other symptoms from congenital/genetic issues. But, based on my own experience, I recommend trying it if you have had problems with candida or parasites, anything spleen-related, depression without obvious cause, persistent breathing problems, or thyroid/glandular disfunction.

I dilute one drop of the pet-store MB into four litres of water (two full 2-litre pop-bottles), and take between a half-cup and a full cup, with extra water added to further dilute the dose, once or twice daily. Since MB is used to disinfect standing water, it shouldn't need to be refrigerated, either.

Replied by Bp
(Edmonton, Ab, Canada)
11/13/2011

I thought I would report back after a couple of months of pretty regular use (at least 4 or 5 doses per week). Unfortunately, the euphoria and enhanced concentration didn't persist past the first few weeks, and my depressive symptoms have returned to their previous level. However, as of this time, the pains in my left side (spleen region) that were my constant companion for a long time have still not returned, so I consider it a success by this measure alone. I also believe that it's having a positive effect on my sinus pain/pressure (a problem which I attribute to systemic candida -- a longstanding problem for me -- and/or a mold infection acquired from an unhealthy living environment).

Replied by Heather
(San Diego, Ca)
03/08/2013
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Thank you for posting this. I'd been looking into Methylene Blue (MB) for antifungal/antibiotic/antiviral uses, and noted that it seemed to clear up brain fog and was being used in clinical trials for a variety of brain-related issues (which I have to some degree). I also had multiple painful cysts (one each on an ovary, liver, kidney, in diaphram area and a breast.) The breast one seemed to go away on it's own but the others persisted for 9 months, sometimes doubling me over in agony. Usually though, they only hurt if I or my doctor pressed on them.

After a week on MB, I noticed the abdominal area cysts hadn't been bothering me, so I began pressing on all the parts that hurt, and no pain. I'm assuming they are now cleared up. Note that two weeks prior to MB, I finally took a course of antibiotics, which may have helped, but the pain was still there, and they still hurt when I pressed on them even a week after discontinuing the antibiotics.

Other supplements I take are Lugols 5% (average 1 drop per day); daily, a half dose of a good quality, high b vitamin multi, vitamin D 1500-2000 per day, N-A-C, Milk Thistle, Lysine, 3-4 grams Vitamin C and melatonin; Zinc, selenium lithium aspartate (5 mg) are taken 3-4 x per week. Also, I've been faithfully making Ted's alkalzing formula 1/4 tsp baking soda with an acid (ACV, lemon juice, or for now, just the vitamin C crystals to take with the Methylene Blue). Additional baking soda taken on its own before bed.

Take a few low dose (usually 1/3 of lowest dose) Xanax and Trazadone for sleep or panic attacks as needed. (Once in past week.) Taking the MB in 2-5 drops, 2-3 x per day in the 0.1% solution recommended by this site (Ted). I've settled for now upon 2 drops but experimented a bit.

I've experienced reduced brain fog, increased ability to focus, recall of memories and vocabulary that were lost to the brain fog, deeper sleep, and less anxiety but not ruling out placebo effect (or the addition of Lysine) yet as I haven't been on it for months. I can only say that the cysts are not a placebo effect, as they were painful and I wasn't taking MB for them per se, although I did hope for improved general health due to possible viral/fungal/bacterial infection. I have traveled to jungles, etc. , in past and thought perhaps I picked up something US docs don't screen for.

Side effects I may be experiencing from Methylene Blue are headaches (mild, infrequent), dehydration - drinking lots more water, buzzing in brain - specifically the right side over temple, and sometimes on top of hear, stiffness in neck/ upper back. Except for the buzzing, the others may not be related at all. The brain buzzing is particulalry amplified by coffee and/or N-A-C. I've also been experiencing a buzzing in my lower legs (outside of calf) for a few days.

There's research on Methylene Blue that says it is an inhibitor of Tau protein aggregation. (From wiki: Tau proteins are proteins that stabilize microtubules. They are abundant in neurons of the central nervous system and are less common elsewhere, but are also expressed at very low levels in CNS astrocytes and oligodendrocytes.[1] When tau proteins are defective, and no longer stabilize microtubules properly, they can result in dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tau_protein)

Melatonin also reduces tau hyperphosphorylation, at least in rat brain studies, so I'm going to taper off of melatonin (I've taken 9 grams for a year) for a while. It might somehow be related to the buzz effect too.

That's my report. I fully expect that the mental benefits from my lose dose Methylene Blue experience will be a fail/placebo, but I'm going to keep it up for two or three more months, just in case.

Replied by Roec
(Los Angeles, Ca)
03/11/2013

Was wondering where you were able to get 5% iodine. I can get it online but hoped you found a store you can walk into and buy. I am aware of the law changes in 2007 that only one ounce of 5% can be sold at one time.

I have looked almost everywhere for it, in healthfood stores. No one has it. Whole Foods and Earwhone doesn't even have iodine other than the one help derived iodine and does not provide any percentages on the lable and the fluid is clear.

Replied by Heather
(San Diego, Ca)
03/14/2013

I can only find Lugol's online. Usually, I get the 2% and double the number of drops because 5% is harder to come by.

Just realized that I wrote I was taking 9 grams of melatonin. LOL! That would be an overdose for sure. I was taking 9 mgs, and have tapered down to 3 mg. Will continue tapering to 1.5 mg.

At this point, the brain buzzing has become barely noticeable on top of my head. That buzzing sensation in the legs and right side have stopped as well (those are areas that flared up with buzzing and pain once when I took doxycycline -so it's interesting to note) and it appears the other possible side effects - back pain, headaches, weren't related. I do suspect the interaction of melatonin with methylene blue (MB) was part of the buzzing issue. Regular coffee is definitely also an isssue in the buzzing, so my advice is avoid or drink decaf.

MB has not increased my energy levels but I still think it has increased my ability to focus and has perhaps reduced depression and anxiety as well.

I don't know how many miccrograms I'm getting of the MB with each drop at 0.1%. I think it could be 60 mcg. If anyone has a guesstimate, I'd really appreciate an approximation to assist with my research on scientific studies with MB.


Multiple Cures Reported

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


Neuropathy

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Posted by wildp (so cal) on 11/07/2022
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Methylene Blue for Neuropathy

I am on 40 drops now, ramped up since 9/10/2022.... neuropathy feet waking up, color is great on both feet..... the one foot that was not neuropathic is going a bit faster cleaning the color and regaining feeling.


Parasites

Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 09/03/2010

To Bill from Philippines,

Hi Bill, Thank you very much for your posts. I have a question regarding the use of methylene blue against Entamoeba Hartmanni. This protozoa is believed to be non-pathogenic, however, me and my wife are experiencing the same mental and GI problems and some articles talks about virulent strains of this parasite. I feel like a bubble moving in my chest. And sometimes in the back of my neck. I took the Hulda Clark protocol for a week and I felt great but after that I felt that the protozoa has developed a resistance because I continue taking the tincture (Black walnut, Wormwood, cloves) without any improvement and I felt the symptoms coming back. What I want to do next is to use Methylene Blue against this protozoa but I don't know the right protocol. I wonder if you have time to help me with that?

I'm also taking L-Argiline because I read that L-argiline stimulates the productions of Murine macrophage in mice's which make them able to fight the protozoa. God bless you.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
09/04/2010

Hi Tommy... Using Methylene Blue will certainly help fight your problems. MB has been used against malaria for a century and was used on American troops fighting in Vietnem with malaria. MB should always be used with Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) to avoid the side effects of the whites of the eyes turning blue and also causing blue-green urine. Use of Ascorbic acid with MB prevents these side-effects. Take at least 1000 mgs vit c with the MB.

The protocol I follow is as follows:

Add half a teaspoon of Ascorbic acid powder to the glass, then add water and mix into solution. Then, if you can, add the Baking Soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate (Arm and Hammer is fine) to this solution until the fizzing stops, to make the solution alkaline(in order to preserve the bicarbonates in your own body). Now, just add the drops of 0. 1% Methylene Blue(usually 3 - 8 drops as required). This mixture is taken outside mealtimes. Take this mixture first thing in the morning and again (if required) before 3 pm. If you take the mix after 3 pm, your mind may be too energised by the MB and you wont be able to sleep later in the evening.


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Posted by Jane (Fort Worth, TX) on 01/09/2009
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Hi Ted,

I am amazed that after one and a half days of taking methylene blue with vitamin c my 85 year old dad, who has Parkinson's, initiated transfer to his wheelchair and needed much less assistance than yesterday. Yesterday he was not weight bearing much. This morning I did not pick him up to get in his chair, just guided him. I broke out into laughter of happiness!

Thank you a million for the information you provide on earthclinic. I love seeing the results!

Jane

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
01/09/2009
384 posts

Dear Jane:

The methylene blue works, however, continual use of low dose is very helpful. However if it is discontinued, at least in the beginning may weaken the energy level, but further dose will allow the person to recover. Methylene blue is considered a super antioxidant for the mitochrondria. The best that I have seen so far. The brain is the highest metabolic rate in the body and hence is helpful with methylene blue since it increases energy level to normal levels through mitochrondria support. Taurine supplements and some potassium bicarbonate with baking soda are also helpful and supportive to this remedy too.

It's often best used as dose I have mentioned. I liked it so much I have since added methylene blue to my Emergency Aid kit as posted previously, although it remains I still needed some tweaking. Low levels of brain metabolism is what I believe to be causing the Parkinson's disease, and I have found the methylene blue to be helpful.

Thank you for the feedback!

Ted

Replied by Mary
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)
02/09/2009

Hi Jane, can you tell me how your father is getting on with the methylene blue? Is it proving helpful. A relative of mine has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. As yet they only have tremors in the hands and I would love to get something that prevents it getting any worse, or at least slows down its progression. Any updates would be appreciated. Thanks, Mary.

Replied by Jane
(Fort Worth, Texas)
02/15/2009

Dear Mary from Northern Ireland,Yes my father is getting along well and the Parkinson's symptoms are definitely diminished since taking the methelyne blue regularly. I am very encouraged about this and I have specific reason to suspect that the Parkinson's is at least partially fungal related in my father. He is also taking the alkaline drink with sodium carbonate, bicarbonate of soda, potassium citrate, taurine, carnosine. The alkaline drink two and sometimes three times a day is noticeably helpful as well. He has sleep apnea which is problematic at times. The alkaline drink seems to help with this some as does sleeping on his side and not on his back. I would hate to be without any of these things because I have noticed increased mental focus for my dad and increased energy. At first I believe he was taking too much methylene blue, a drop of 1% solution three times daily. He is now taking a drop or two of 0.1% two to three times daily depending on our schedules. The higher concentration may have temporarily caused a tremor that wasn't there before. His symptoms did not initiate with the tremor, but with the mask like face and a shuffling gate. Now his face is like his old self with his smile and usual expressions. He has his sense of humor and his personality again. Also I believe that magnesium is helping him very much too.Not magnesium aspartate! Also I have since learned that our eating food with msg may have correlated with a little setback he had. So now we are much more careful to avoid all msg and excitotoxins that are sometimes in mineral supplements. He takes carbidopa/levidopa three times daily as well.

Replied by A
(Toronto, Ontario)
06/27/2009

Jane,

Is there a reason why sodium ascorbate should be taken with the meth blue? Would another form of vitamin C not be better when stroke is a possibility?

And could you describe the alkaline drink your father is taking-- exact amounts etc?

Thanks,
Abigail

Replied by Jane
(Fort Worth, Tx)
06/28/2009

Dear A from Toronto, I learned from Ted that the sodium ascorbate is in a form more appropriate for the body since ascorbic acid would be a lower ph and our body is more optimal at a ph of about 7. Actually you could probably get a better answer from Ted because I am just learning about these things.

I have seen a published drug study regarding using the vitamin c with methylene blue. I believe it was in regard to treating malaria. At any rate it appears that vitamin c is needed. At least there should be vitamin c circulating in the body when taking methylene blue. I don't think its necessary to take vitamin c every time one takes methylene blue.

As to the stroke issue, I just don't know much about that. What I have read is that it is the chlorides that are so harmful. You know, table salt. So a good sea salt is something that you may want to get and avoid the table salt that is refined and not natural. Sodium chloride is in the processed foods as well. Apparently sea salt, like Celtic sea salt, is very good for us and even fights infections. It also increases thirst and so then we drink more water which is good for us.

Another comment about stroke. I have learned that excess calcium circulating is one sure cause of stroke. The misinformation about taking calcium is not been helpful to us at all. Also I gave my father mega doses of a magnesium citrate product that we since learned was not even magnesium at all or at least had a large component of calcium in it. We have now learned to make magnesium oil with the magnesium flakes sold to salt water fish hobbyists. I rub it on my Dad's skin and it goes through the skin into the body and relaxes his muscles and also helps to put the calcium in its place and out of the blood stream which greatly reduces his chance of having another stroke.

The alkaline drink is something we take about once per day, sometimes twice and now sometimes not at all. Everyone's needs are different and sometimes I am not that compliant. I guess its because my Dad is getting better and so now I'm not that scared. The alkaline drink we take is in a small cup with a small amount of water. We follow this drink with a glass of water. It is 1/8 tsp of sodium carbonate dissolved, then add 1/8 tsp baking soda dissolved, then add 1/8 to tsp potassium citrate dissolved. So that's it. I still recommend inquiring of Ted because I learned this from him. The basic thing is to check urine ph and I believe it is supposed to be a 7. You may find other posts to verify all of this. It will not be in the methylene blue thread though.

Another way to alkalinize is to drink lemon water. Just don't use chlorinated water.

I hope this helps.

Jane

A Mercer
(Fl)
07/28/2022

If you are concerned about stroke then learn about DMSO. Miraculous and does so much more. ( Just learning about methylene blue…0

Replied by Yun
(Portland, Or)
02/18/2016

Hi! Jane,

How is your Dad doing now. Is methylene blue still working?

I have friend who have Parkinson and I am trying to find out what I can for her. I will appreciate your reply.

Replied by Edward
(Brandon, Mo.)
07/09/2016

How can something from a pet store for fish tanks help with parkinsons? What is this methylene blue? Is it safe to take? When I read the post that others have written, there's no reply or answer will I get an answer? How am I supposed to get my mom to take something from a pet store it sounds crazy. I hope someone has good answers for this post. Please help.

Deb
(Tucson)
02/02/2023

Pet store methylene blue is very low quality and apt to have heavy metals included. It is not for human consumption. You can purchase pharmaceutical grade that is tested for purity and it comes with directions to dilute for the correct strength. I would mix with normal saline.

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)
07/10/2016

You have to be able to think outside the box.

All of the questions you asked can be answered by doing some online research. I've been an EC devotee for many, many years, but I never stop doing my 'homework'. I read, read, read *everywhere* online.

With natural remedies, quite often, there isn't a real answer to 'why' something works--it just does.

Replied by Art
(California)
07/11/2016
1583 posts

Edward,

If you are concerned about the quality of the methylene blue you are considering using for your mom, you can purchase it through a chemical supplier like Sigma Aldrich where they will have a certificate of analysis, a spec sheet and a certificate of origin so you know exactly what you are buying and its purity. It will cost a little more and won't be as easy to get, but you know exactly what you are getting.

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/sigma/m6900?lang=en®ion=US

Another option is to speak to your mother's doctor about it and see if he/she will write a prescription that can be filled at a compounding pharmacy to your doctors specifications.

You will have to do some research on your own to get a better understanding of how MB may be helpful for neurodegenarative diseases and what dose would be best in your mother's case. MB has a good safety profile and probably a very good safety profile at the dose your mother would likely use.

PD has multiple forms and one form is directly associated to longer term pesticide exposure while others do not have this association. Some progress slower than others.

In the mean time, you might look into vitamin D as it relates to Parkinson's Disease. There are many studies available on PubMed that suggest that the population in general is low on serum 25 (OH)D, but even lower among people with Parkinson's Disease and that the lower the serum 25(OH)D, the worse the symptoms. A couple of the studies go so far as to say that the proper serum level of 25(OH)D may slow disease progression and help protect neurons in the brain.

There are many supplements that show benefit for people living with PD. I am currently compiling a lengthy list of about 50 of these supplements and gathering information on them trying to see which ones are most likely to have actual benefit in humans. Many supplements have only been tested in rodents and consequently would fall lower on the list. It is a work in progress and will take me sometime before I am finished. Having a very good to excellent safety profile is a very important consideration for me because that will improve the odds of having a doctor approve a supplement for a patient.

The topical magnesium oil is frequently noted for helping to relax stiff or cramping muscles in PD and is readily available at many health food stores and on the web. It also has other health benefits and can build up the bodies supply of magnesium while limiting the potential for diarrhea.

There are many supplements that show potential to be of use in PD, but you'll have to do your research and determine what will be compatible with for your mother.

In any case it is important that you get approval and supervision from your mother's doctor before using any supplements to make sure that they are compatible with the prescription meds that she is taking.

Art

Replied by Sneed Urn
(Usa)
07/13/2018

Art,

As of 7/13/2018, Your link goes to Methyl Blue, which is NOT Methylene Blue. As you all know, in chemistry, the EXACT NAME matters. Be sure you are looking up "methylene blue".



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