Sodium Thiosulfate for Heavy Metal Detox, Calcifications, Candida

| Modified on Aug 23, 2021

Sodium Thiosulphate for Bath Water
Posted by Keto (UK) on 05/08/2021

Sodium Thiosulphate - At bath time.

I hear that Sodium Thiosulfate treats a variety of skin conditions, plus it de-chlorinates water.

My question is: What would be a good volume of Sodium Thiosulfate crystals to add to a standard (UK) bath of approx. 100 litres?

Thanks to anyone that offers advice :)


Anhydrous vs. Pentahydrate Sodium Thiosulfate
Posted by Patrick (USA) on 05/02/2021
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I found an USP grade Sodium Thiosulfate from the below company in the anhydrous form and it is triple the price as the other form. It appears that the Pentahydrate form is lab grade / reagent grade and thus not as pure nor recommended as safe for ingestion. I welcome anyone's feedback on this.

I have a heel spur that I want to soak it in a foot bath. Then I'd like to take it internally for general detox.

Thank you,


Sodium Thiosulfate Dosage
Posted by Mich (NYC) on 05/02/2021

How long did you take the baths with the sodium thiosulfate?

Where to Buy: South Africa
Posted by Brighton (Johannesburg ) on 05/02/2021

Can you recommend a supplier or good brand that I can take?

Heavy Metal Detox, Allergic Skin Reactions
Posted by Marigold Morning (Sweet Home, OR) on 05/01/2021
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I love this stuff!! I've used it on and off for 10 years.

After reading Ted's posts on it, for the various uses, it's a must in my medicine cupboard. I use it every time I go to the dentist and have any tooth work done (I've had all my old amalgams removed, but still deal with brain fog, concentration and sometimes fatigue)

I use it once a week as a long term metal detox (3 drops with 1000mg vit C in water) And also for toxin exposure from paint (my lungs, kidneys and liver sometimes don't feel good after breathing fumes of even the eco friendly latex paint)

I have used it for allergic skin reactions from applied skin products and accidentally getting bleach on my skin. (Apply the liquid diluted with a little water, and rinse off till it's no longer slippery and then wash again with soap and water.)

We love you Ted!!!!

Posted by Tisha (Canada) on 10/09/2018 5 posts

Hi, I thought DMSO becomes de activated after 20 seconds within a mixture...wouldn't that mean you should apply dmso after and or on top of the mag/boron mixture??

Posted by Tisha R. (Canada) on 09/24/2018 5 posts

Hi, my horse has a small calcification on her hind joint P2..will this work if I mix it with mag and then use the dmso as often and how long before it goes? I could only buy the fish one but has a couple other compounds in it...hope that is ok.

Stroke Recovery
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 02/21/2017 2085 posts

V: The root problem is likely chronic infection which is often an oral issue. Use otc Antiseptic Mouth Wash or Swish Colloidal Silver in the mouth, H2O2 can be used also.

For clearing the arteries, there is a recipe here on E.C. of herbs that clean and allow the plaques to absolve. Take in capsules or as a tea ---Garlic, Cayenne, Ginger, Hawthorn, Lemon, ACV. The herb Chanca Piedra is effective in removing excess Calcium from the body.

Stroke Recovery
Posted by Viraj (Nagpur, Maharashtra, India) on 02/20/2017 1 posts

Mr Ted, Mr. Bill & Mr. Baldevji or anyone helping,

I am 49 yr, I was faced a stroke with seizure first time in july 17. Also very low blood sodium level at that time admitted in hospital. During Hospitalization I was detected calcified plaques in neck blood arteries & many tiny plaques in aorta.checkup .During Hospitalization I was detected calcified plaques in neck blood arteries & many tiny calcified plaques in aorta. Now I am under control treatment of doctor. Daily taking tablets. My doctor told me we can suggest u only regular medicine. During Hospitalization I was detected calcified plaques in neck blood arteries & many tiny plaques in aorta. Now I think no doctor won't suggest root cause medicine. Now kindly guide me to get rid from this problem.

Also what was the reason for such serious problem I faced & how how can I prevent further lesson. Please Help me.

Sodium Thiosulfate Side Effects
Posted by Bridget (London) on 01/26/2017

Distilled water must be used. Best investment ever. I have been using my distiller for years now. After distillation, distiller stinks of chlorine. Once a week, sometimes twice, the distiller has a thick white powder, probably fluoride. Have Hashimotos so can't take any risks. Brought TSH level from 31 to normal by avoiding all grains and gluten.

Large Calcification, Increase Sulfur Intake
Posted by Dot (Stowe, Vt) on 10/26/2016

What was the concentration of crystals to water? My daughter has had 3 surgeries snd 2 infections (hospitalized for 4-6 days), as a result of calcium deposits. Any hope or onformatipn is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!

Ammonia Metabolism
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 09/09/2016 2085 posts
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Sodium Thiosulfate is not an otc dietary supplement, it is a non-hazardous industry or chemical grade mineral much like Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) and Borax (a salt form of Boron aka Sodium Tetra Borate).

The safe dietary supplement, amino acids Aspartic Acid and Ornithine are also recommended to detox ammonia from the body. You don't need to call your dr if you want to add these supplements to your diet, and if you ask dr about detoxing ammonia from your body, you will likely get an unusual reply and please post it here for educational purposes.

For more (and the latest) information about the safety & regulation of dietary supplements from someone who both knows & cares go to:

Ammonia Metabolism
Posted by Someone Who Cares (Anywhere, Ks) on 09/08/2016

Sodium Thiosulsphate is not a "natural" substance. Furthermore, sodium thiosulfate chelates heavy metals as well as CALCIUM, especially if there is a low availability of heavy metals to bind with, and I would NOT recommend prolonged use without consulting a physician. Furthermore, on AMMONIA: I personally use this as an aquarium dechlorinator, and when it binds to chlorine and breaks chloramine (NH2Cl, the stuff used in water treatment) bonds in tap water, it will cause a spike in ammonia concentration because it DOES NOT bind ammonia. Don't take my word for it, buy an ammonia test kit from your local pet store, pour some Sodium thiosulphate in some tap water, and test it for yourself. The FDA very loosely regulates supplements, so be weary of what you put in your body, because they can make almost any claim on a supplement bottle without legal recourse, even if it is a detriment to your health.

Sodium Thiosulfate Side Effects
Posted by Marina (Victoria) on 08/21/2016

Thanks for the warning. On that basis it would be prudent to ensure we drink only filered water that has been tested to include the removal of that specific contaminant avoiding the risk of ammonia been produced Therefore allowing us to reap the health benefits of ST without the possible side effects.

Toxin Remover and Chelator
Posted by Linda (Mo) on 05/08/2016
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It is vital that you take a minimum of 10 Billion probiotics and a full coverage of minerals each morning to replenish the body of what was stripped out by the thiosulfate. Tony Pantalleresco says that the Thiosulphate strips everything out of the body including the needed good fauna (good bacteria) and minerals. He also says with the 1 teaspoon of Sodium Thiosulfate you need to take 1 teaspoon of powered ascorbic acid to protect the liver from the metals etc that are being evacuated from the body.

Where to Buy
Posted by Gigi (Denver) on 03/28/2016

Thank you so much! I've been trying to find this for 3 weeks and was about to give up.

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/29/2015
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Hi Baldev...Good to hear from you again, I hope that you are well.

10% Sodium Thiosulfate can be applied directly to the hands to help remove the excess bone calcium because it is absorbed directly by the skin into the blood. You can apply this easily once or twice a day. It will take a while but it works well to get rid of the excess calcium. Use and apply the 10 % sodium thiosulfate directly on its own to the hands and affected areas. And you could, as you say, also add the sodium thiosulfate to the DMSO + Mag mix as well. Add about 3% sodium thiosulfate to your mix should be sufiicient or just add 6 to 10 drops of sodium thiosulfate to the DMSO + Mag mix(per tablespoon) for the hands when you apply it.

Although the DMSO + Mag Oil are highly useful, you could also add borax to this mix (with no sodium thiosulfate).

As it stands, your current treatment will certainly help arthritic problems in general but you can make this applied dermal treatment even stronger by adding some borax to it. As Ted from Bangkok has mentioned so often, calcium build up and arthritic problems are directly related to infections from mycoplasma and mycobacterium. The mycoplasma eats and destroys cartilage and the mycobacteria live in self-built calcium shells. So right there you have the root cause of both bone calcium build-up and wasting cartilage.

Both mycobacteria and mycoplasma are bacteria that have distinct fungal behaviour. And borax is the ultimate fungal killer. Putting these two cogent facts to good use means that if you also add borax to your DMSO + Mag Oil mix then this means that you will eliminate the actual root cause of these arthritic and bone build-up problems. I would also recommend that anyone with mycoplasma, mycobacteria, fungal or mold problems should also be supplementing Ted's Borax Water remedy every day. The borax remedy for women is 1/8 tspn(1/4 tspn for men) borax + 1 liter of water. You can also add a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide to this borax water to make it even more powerful( hydrogen peroxide also kills mycoplasma and mycobacteria). Drink the 1 liter of borax water slowly throughout the day and take two days off this remedy at the weekends.

The dermal mix that I would use for application to the hands would be:

50% DMSO(70% solution)

45% Magesium Chloride(50% solution)

5% Borax

Drink 1 liter(or as much as you can) of borax water per day and take two days off this remedy at the weekends.

The best way to use the Mag oil + DMSO + Borax and the DMSO + Mag Oil + sodium thiosulfate remedies would be to use them on alternate days for best and quickest effect. The Mag oil + DMSO + Borax addresses and remedies the core reason for the problem and the DMSO + Mag Oil + Sodium Thiosulfate will help to reduce the calcium build up quickly.

Other remedies that also work well are the following, which are also applied to the skin on a daily basis -- these are also from Ted -- are DMSO + Aloe vera oil + lugols iodine. Castor oil works well too when you rub it on the hands. Turpentine(or pine essential oil), lavender oil and orange oil are also effective as dermal rubs for arthritic problems. Use 3 - 4 drops of these oils in a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply like that. These oils will be absorbed and will act to kill the infection from the inside thereby also helping to get rid of the root problem.

It might also be advisable for people with these arthritic problems to supplement Chanca piedra(called bhoomy amalaki or amla in Ayurvedic medicine) in tea or capsule form on a daily basis. CP is very efficient and safe for removing excess calcium from the blood.

Some more detailed information for you here.

Also please bear in mind that you should not mix sodium thiosulfate or borax or iodine together because they will react and become useless.

Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra, India) on 11/28/2015 188 posts

Hi Bill,

Hope every thing is normal with you now after that bad experience of rain you had.

I read the article under the following link which talks about the Sodium thiosulphate Link:

There is a lady of 93 yrs of age mother of my friend living in other city, suffering from, seems arthritis due to which she used to have severe pain and could not bend the hand fingers. I helped by giving the mix of Mag.Oil and DMSO. It has helped her a lot and she is very happy. But now she has informed me that there is no pain but she is not able to hold the spoon to eat her meals (though at the beginning she said she can hold the spoon). What I feel is that she wants some more relief.

I feel that there is quite a bit of calcification in the joints of the fingers and that is why it is difficult for her to hold the spoon with the fingers.

In the above article, the author states that Sodium thiosulphate can eliminate the calcification, therefore my request to you is to give me your opinion as to how can I use Sodium thiosulphate to help her. Shall I mix this with the liquid I am already sending her if yes how much should I mix. My solution is 50% Mag.Oil( it is good concentration) + 50%, 80% DMSO , this has been working very well with many people. Other options are I can make separate solution of Sodium thiosulphate and DMSO which she can apply at different times and in that how much Sodium Thiosulphate. Why I am asking this is because I had read some where that you take two drops of 10% of sodium thiosulphate.

Kindly give your advice. Thanks, Baldev

Toxin Remover and Chelator
Posted by Missy (Louisiana) on 08/22/2015
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One thing that's a must with Sodium Thiosulfate is that you have to replenish your body daily with minerals and probiotics because STS leaves no prisoners. You can take it up to 4 weeks at a time. Check out Tony Pantalleresco's youtube on sodium thiosulfate and turpentine, (and all of his other topics are so very informative). I tried the turpentine. Awesome! I was able the get off my blood pressure meds!

Large Calcification, Increase Sulfur Intake
Posted by Evan Jones (Indonesia) on 07/16/2015
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I keep a 100ml bottle of water mixed with Sodium ThioSulfate crystals & wet my body with it after showering. I air dry, allowing the STS to be absorbed transdermally.

Purpose: to increase sulphur intake.

For proof of efficacy of topical STS, see:

See clinical photos of a "dramatic diminution of a large calcification treated with topical sodium thiosulfate.

Heavy Metal Removal
Posted by Michael (Florida, US) on 02/08/2015
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One teaspoon of Sodium Thiosulfate and one teaspoon of Ascorbic Acid in glass of 4 oz. water every night:

I have used this formula every night for two weeks and have noticed a considerable improvement in health. It was clear from the odor that metals were being removed from my system.

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/13/2014

Hi Jovana...You can buy 99.5% pure sodium thiosulfate from ebay.

Sodium Thiosulfate Crystals

Where to Buy: USA
Posted by Jovana (Tx) on 11/12/2014

Sodium Thiosulfate crystals 99.5% pure, where can I buy it? Thanks, Jovana

Sodium Thiosulfate Dosage
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/10/2014
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You can supplement one crystal of sodium thiosulfate -- about the size of a grain of rice -- mixed in a glass of water and drink that. This is what Ted from Bangkok recommends.

You can also measure out and make a 10% water solution of sodium thiosulfate and just take 6 to 10 drops of that solution in a glass of water on a daily basis.

I use the 10% sodium thiosulfate solution which I bought from an aquatics or aquaculture shop. This has served me well for many years. I've always found sodium thiosulfate easy to take with no problems. But Ted warns that, the first time you take the sodium thiosulfate, you may well get diarrhea and after that no more diarrhea. Sodium thiosulfate not only removes heavy metals but also removes cyanide, arsenic and chlorine so it is highly useful for the body. I've also found that taking ST also helps me to sleep as well, very relaxing. That's why I usually take it at night before bed.

Sodium Thiosulfate Dosage
Posted by Timh (KY) on 11/09/2014 2085 posts
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I first tried just a few pellets orally for heavy metal detox w/ decent results but soon progressed to a few spoons in a very warm footbath, then progressed again to 1/4-1/2 cup in a hot whole body bath and finally getting the metals out of my bones w/ all parameters of health improving.

Sodium Thiosulfate Dosage
Posted by Angelo (Tampa, Florida) on 11/09/2014

I have Sodium Thiosulfate crystals 99.5% pure. I want to know how to convert it to safer ingestible percentages. What formulas can I use?

I have heard STS can be taken intravenously, could you use the same solution or would other steps be involved to purify it for injection?

Sodium Thiosulfate Side Effects
Posted by Justme (Israel) on 09/13/2014
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Almost all tap water we drink is chlorinated. The issue is that while some municipalities use Chlorine, many use Chloramine instead, mainly because it's cheaper and in certain conditions more effective.

The problem is that Sodium Thiosulfate combines/reacts with Chloramine and that releases Ammonia, which we all know is very dangerous!

This must be addressed. Benefiting from Sodium Thiosulfate's benefits while enhancing Ammonia levels is a real danger.

Any feedback/precautions/fixes are more than welcome :)

Many thanks,

Sodium Thiosulfate Dosage
Posted by Glenda (San Francisco) on 03/14/2014

Normal drinking water is chlorinated at 4 ppm, sodium thiosulfate will dechlorinate the water, for a commercial aquarium product at 2 drops of the product for 1 gallon of water with 4 ppm of chlorine ( same as city drinking water). On the web, a sodium thiosulfate calculator was found that indicated that 53 mg of sodium thiosulfate per gallon of water with 4 ppm of chlorine, the chlorine will be deactivate. go here

Now.. maybe Ted can answer this, if 2 drops will dechlorinate at 4ppm for 1 gallon of water, then 1 ml contains 650 mg of sodium thiosulfate or a concentratrion of 65%. Is that correct, 65 % concentration to get 2 drops to dechlorinate 1 gallon??? Or is there other agents added to the product which synergestically work to dechlorinate, with a lower concentration of sodium thiosulfate?

Where to Buy: Australia
Posted by Phil (Melbourne, Australia ) on 12/25/2013

Hi Debra, you can purchase sodium thiosulfate from Clark Rubber in Australia. It is called 'Chlorine Remover' and is available in 500gm containers. It is the crystal form. Hope this helps.

Toxin Remover and Chelator
Posted by Happy (Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa) on 05/13/2013
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Better But With Side Effects

Thiosulfate report: Be careful when using thiosulfate as a toxin remover, chelator: The thiosulfate may also remove too many critical nutrients, like copper, calcium, iron, magnesium; if used without a plan.

I used a fish aquarium water cleaner that I bot in a pet shop; with a odd brand name. The specifed use of it was to clean the tap water of chlorine, it contained sodium thiosulfate plus EDTA as a liquid solution. I found the ingredient list on the distributors website msds sheet. They were not listed on the bottle label. 30% sodium thio-sulfate and 10% EDTA. My purpose was to try and chelate insecticides, pesticides, arsenic, and heavy metals from my tissues.

I and a 2nd person took 2 drops, in water, twice per day, 6 days per week, for 4 weeks. [ 2 drops X 2 t/d X 6 d/wk X 4 weeks]

By the end of week 3 I was having muscle spasms in lower legs, in mornings, while in bed. The 2nd person also experienced some muscle spasms. This indicates a deficiency symptom of calcium, or magnesium, or maybe iron...... This occurred until we stopped the mineral chelator.

By week 3 I began to experience chronic lower back soreness and pains, while doing no physical labor. The lower back area seemed to be loosing calcium at the vertebraes and the lower back seemed to be degenerating, for no apparent reason. As if I was experiencing a calcium deficiency in the vertebrae bones..... Until I stopped the mineral chelator.

By the end of week 3, the 2nd person was showing signs of a copper deficiency, despite supplementing with copper. This showed up as sub-dermal heamatomas, or capillary fragility, and bleeding under the skin after a mild bump or a scrape. She had previously been cured of this sub-dermal heamatoma symptom by supplementing with 2 mg of copper, per day. She was still supplementing with copper, but the capillary fragility was coming back... Until she stopped the mineral chelator.

After 4 weeks we stopped the experiment, and within 2 days our symptoms began to reverse themselves. It is now day 3, and we are better still. The symptoms are now 75% improved, after only 3 days. Leg cramps gone, sub-dermal heamatomas gone. Lower back soreness is 60% better.

This experiment proves to me that the sodium thiosulfate [plus the EDTA in the formula] is a powerful chelator of metals, and therefore is potentially capable of chelating heavy metal, etc. but You must restrict it's use to short periods of time; maybe 1 week per month for general chelating. And supplement heavily of nutritional minerals while on it. In the future, I would only intake it One time per day, at bedtime, away from food. In a cycle of One week on, 3 weeks off.

It would be good to keep in the house for emergency use for accidental poisonings, or suspected poisonings. Perhaps taking it for 3 days after the suspected poisoning occurred, as insurance.

I hope this information helps someone else.

Where to Buy
Posted by Susan (New York) on 08/07/2012

Thank you! Lisa

Where to Buy
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 08/07/2012

Hi Susan, I just thought I'd give a link to where I got my lab grade sodium thiosulfate. I remember being a little apprehensive about where to get it so, I thought this might help others interested in using it. There's enough in here to last a lifetime! ;) It's very inexpensive and I've been using it since last Nov. Also, it's the crystal form (or rice pellet size).

Take care, Lisa

Where to Buy
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 08/06/2012

Hi Susan... The Sodium Thiosulfate in your link seems to be OK. For the right doasage, just add one flake -- about the size of a grain of rice -- to a glass of water and drink it. This will help to remove chlorine and heavy metals from your body.

Where to Buy
Posted by Susan (New York) on 08/06/2012

Bill from san fernando, can you check to see if this the right sodium thiosulfate also?

sodium thiosulfate listing.


Where to Buy: Uk
Posted by Rachel (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) on 07/19/2012

Hi this is for DC in the UK, Dont know if you will get this as the thread was back in 2010.

Please could you tell me where you bought the Sodium thiosulfate you used for mercury detox. Did you work out the dilutions/dosages ok and what has been the result of treating yourself with this..... Did you have any ill effects?. Would be grateful for response, thanks a million

regards Rachel