Antioxidants vs. Oxidant Medicines like Chlorine Dioxide


One of the most important rules to remember when you use an oxidant medicine like Chlorine Dioxide is that antioxidants cancel out the effects of CDS. How does this happen? Antioxidants are chemically configured to work against oxidants, thus the name. But while this rule is elegantly simple in some respects, things get more complicated when you look at a list of supplements that contain antioxidants:


  • Multivitamin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A / Beta-Carotene
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin D (to a lesser extent than the above vitamins)
  • Iodine (Lugol’s / Iodoral)
  • Zinc 
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium 
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Ubiquinol, Ubiquinone
  • N-Acetyl-Cysteine / NAC
  • Glutathione
  • Quercetin
  • Luteolin
  • Resveratrol
  • Herbal medicines (especially those that are high in phenolic compounds)

But of course, supplements are based on dietary and nutritional needs, so the list of foods that contain antioxidants that must be avoided within 1 hour before and after taking CDS / MMS is extensive. Below are some examples of foods that are high in antioxidants, including those listed above as well as others that we take note of below:


  • Beets – (betalains, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, and thiol compounds)
  • Guava – (beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, ellagic acid, anthocyanin)
  • Pears -(flavonoids such as quercetin, isohamnetin, kaempferol, luteolin, myricetin as well as ascorbic acid, betalains, taurine, phenolics, carotenoids
  • Pomegranate – (vitamin C, polyphenols)
  • Papaya – (quercetin, beta sitosterol)
  • Watermelon – lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamin C
  • Apple – (proanthocyanidins, flavonoids such as kaemperol, quercetin, naringenin derivatives; phenolic acids such as caffeoylquinic, protocatechuic, hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives; hydroxychalcones such as phloretin, 3-hydroxyphloretin derivatives; isoprenoid glycosides such as vomifoliol derivatives) flavanols, dihydrochalcones, and hydroxycinnamates)
  • Plum – (proanthocyanidins, flavonoids such as kaempferol, quercetin, naringenin derivatives; hydroxychalcones such as phloretin and 3-hydroxyphloretin derivatives; phenolic acids such as protocatechuic, caffeoylquinic, and hydroxycinnamic derivatives; isoprenoid glycosides such as vomifoliol derivatives)
  • Peas – (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, thiol compounds)
  • Cauliflower –  (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, thiol compounds)
  • Spinach –  (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, thiol compounds)
  • Carrots – (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, thiol compounds)
  • Tomato –  (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, thiol compounds)
  • White Cabbage –  (vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, thiol compounds)
  • Bananas – (vitamin C, phenols, flavonoids)
  • Mango – (vitamin C, gallic acid, ellagic acid, gallates, gallotannins, condensed tannins)
  • Cucumber – (flavoids, phenols)
  • Potato – (vitamin C, chlorgenic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, phenols)
  • Coffee – (polyphenols, tannins, gallic acids)
  • Grapes -(coumaric acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, cinnamic acid, chlorgenic acid, neochlorogenic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, vanillic acid, gallic acid, proathocyanidins, quercetin, 3-o-gluuronide, quercetin, resveratrol)


This is not an exhaustive list of antioxidants, but rather just some examples that we wanted to include to give you an idea of how ubiquitous antioxidants are in foods. It is hard to avoid antioxidants in food and in supplements and, in fact, to totally avoid these nutritionally essential antioxidants would lead to vitamin deficiency diseases and other health issues. Note that in addition to antioxidants, amino acids and proteins can also neutralize the effects of Chlorine Dioxide.


It is tempting for people to assume that if oxidants like CDS / MMS are good and can kill an infection COVID-19 or cure a disease like cancer, then antioxidants should be avoided. But if you avoid all antioxidants, the only thing left to eat is white bread or pasta, which won’t lead to improvements in your health if that’s all you eat every day!

Using Food as Medicine:

If you’re taking CDS / MMS throughout the day, make sure that you eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, but consume these meals at least 1 hour before and/or after dosing with CDS / MMS. CDS / MMS works by oxidizing things that don’t belong in the body like pathogens or heavy metals, but antioxidants work by supplying energy to cells in the form of electrons. Your cells need energy if you’re healing from a disease so don’t deprive them of these vital nutrients. 


Understanding that antioxidants cancel out the effects of oxidants and vice versa is one of the most important things that you need to learn before you start using these two medicines properly to treat disease. Be aware that antioxidants do more than just cancel out oxidants in the body! For example, vitamin C is essential as a nutrient to help our bodies rebuild tissues. Vitamin A is essential for eye health and vision. We need zinc, selenium, and iodine in order for our reproductive organs and thyroid gland to work properly. So while antioxidants can cancel out oxidants, this is not necessarily their main function in the body. 


The same is true for oxidants. Oxidants perform various functions in the body beyond just killing infection or canceling out antioxidants. Oxidants often act as cellular messengers, telling cells when it’s safe to be open to the world/environment and when to close and lock the doors for protection. Sometimes the messages that oxidants are sending from cell to cell should be intercepted. Dr. Naviaux’s theory of disease (known as the Metabolic Theory of Disease), describes how Long COVID, autism, fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune disease states can benefit from increasing levels of oxidants in the body to hijack the body’s imbalanced message-system by administered Chlorine Dioxide.


In summary, if you’re recently realized the value of Reactive Oxygen Species medicine and Chlorine Dioxide, don’t totally discount the potential value of antioxidants as medicines. But do remember that oxidants and antioxidants cancel each other out! Make a mental note to continue learning about these two opposing medicines and how best to use them to cure disease.


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Other Important Links:

Using the Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) / MMS Citric Acid Activator to Cure Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Flesh-Eating Bacteria Disease and Other Severe Skin Infections

How to Use Iodine to Improve Immunity and Prevent Infection Naturally

What is Chlorine Dioxide: Bleach or Medicine?: The Chemistry of Miracle Mineral Solution

Chlorine Dioxide and Oxidants as Medicines vs. Vitamin C and Antioxidants as Medicines


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