What is Sodium chlorite?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Sodium chlorite, a precursor to chlorine dioxide, is a chemical compound used for water disinfection and purification.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 33 144
Improve mobility 2 5
PMA (Progressive Muscular Atrophy) 2 1
Support brain health 1 17

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 10
Mild 82
None 52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sodium chlorite

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 10
Diarrhea 5
Headaches 5
Excess saliva 3
Nausea 3
Abdominal cramps 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Sodium chlorite

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sodium chlorite

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Personal research 5
Other 3
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Sodium chlorite

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Sodium chlorite

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 137
Usually 8
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 47
Not at all hard to take 87
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 35
$25-49 33
< $25 56
Not specified 25
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8 patient evaluations for Sodium chlorite

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HappyPhysicist
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HappyPhysicist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Performed self injection of sodium chlorite after end of NP001 trial but no longer seemed to be working.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: On Monday June 18 I self administered my weekly infusion of 4 ml = 200 mg of sodium chlorite. About one hour later I went for my daily 1/2 hour swim. For the first time since starting this swimming program about 3 weeks ago I didn't feel like I was on the verge of drowning, i.e., just barely able to keep my head above water. Also, my breathing felt more 'productive'. Previously I would swim one lap and rest at the end breathing very hard, but it felt as if I couldn't get enough air into my lungs and I would breath hard for along time. This time it felt normal where I would breath hard for only a short time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: May 30 infusion. No improvements.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 20, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Performed an infusion Friday April 20. Unlike the previous infusion I did not experience an improvement in swallowing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 14, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I have now given myself two rounds of IV infusions of off the shelf sodium chlorite. I was ready to give up on sodium chlorite because its effect has been diminishing since the tail end of the NP001 study. However, was pleasantly surprised this time. Lately I have been drinking seltzer water rather than tap water because I find it much easier to swallow. In fact, I have not been able to swallow plain water for over a month now. Last night I grabbed my glass of water and was drinking it while watching my son on the swing. While I usually focus like a laser on the task of drinking I wasn't paying attention, rather I was focused on my son. After a few sips of water I realized that the water had gone flat and I was still able to drink it. Also I could drink it without doing the chin tuck, which has also been necessary for the last couple of months. The difference is small but unquestionably real. I am approaching my one year 'chlorite' anniversary. I had my first infusion in June of 2011. This is very encouraging and tells me that chlorite is still having some effect.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
faeroe347
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faeroe347
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Mar 10, 2012 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Yo-yo effect (alternating sleepiness and energy), This first round of OCS had a "yo-yo" effect; sleepiness alternating with extra energy.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 467 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Yo-yo effect (alternating sleepiness and energy), This first round of OCS had a "yo-yo" effect; sleepiness alternating with extra energy.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 467 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I've finished my first 8 days of oral sodium chlorite: 8 days on, 14 days off. • 0.75 mg/kg. @ 82 kgs. bodyweight. • 467 ml. each day in 2 or 3 servings, by glass w/straw. • No antioxidant supplements during “ON” cycle. Resumed those supplements during the “OFF” cycle. • Continued to take B12 (methylcobalamin) 1.5 mg, and 2 probiotic capsules daily during this On cycle. Also, "Dabigatran" for edema (swollen feet), and Milk of Magnesia laxative tablets. It's been like a yo-yo. Sometimes I really had to nap, other times I had great energy. Three mild headaches in total, with no diarrhea or nausea at all. My usual soft stool became harder and less plentiful. Bowel movements required more effort, but no constipation. No particular “recovered functions”, but no real discomfort either. Overall, in a very subtle way, I feel good! OFF cycle (2 weeks, Dec. 22~Jan. 5) Possible increase in overall fasciculations. Daily energy leveled off, back to my usual low. I'll continue taking this treatment because the benefits might increase with each successive cycle.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 3 helpful marks
jennikb
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jennikb
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Feb 6, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Excess saliva, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not sure if I am going to continue the treatment as it seems as if I loosing muscle faster as a result. Looking forward I will be looking at bacteria as the source of my issue and treating my blood with UV lighting to kill the bacteria.

Feb 2, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is our first time taking SC at night. In addition to .75mg/kg of SC plus kosher salt, we added .3ml of lemon juice. Hope this makes a difference. To date we have seen no gains from this. We will do our best to see if we have seen an loss of functionality; perhaps we have not lost anything since starting treatment in December.

Jan 17, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Excess saliva, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Completed five days of taking SC. Yawning may have gone down, but not sure of other benefits.

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Excess saliva, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Completed fifth day and final day and noticed that I am not yawning as much. Perhaps able to breath better but not sure. I am certain this started after my first day of taking Sodium Chlorite of this round. I am only going five days on and 16 days off, so this is my last day.

Jan 12, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Excess saliva, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: We started up today our SC treatment. This time we are reducing the dose back to .75mL/kg with no lemon juice added. The pH for the solution is just at or a little above 7.0. Excess saliva appears to be the initial side effect, no nausea as reported the last round.

Dec 28, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 59 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am going to stop treatment after five rounds. The side effects coupled with the pain in my body out of not taking my antioxidants is too much. I think I may have had to high of a dose at 59mg (1.25mg/kg). In 16 days I will resume at 35mg (.75mg/kg). Certainly if anyone has any suggestions let me know.

Dec 27, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Diarrhea, Abdominal cramps, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 59 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: To this point, day 5 of treatment, osc is looked upon as a "have to" then a "want to". I am tired of being nauseas and not eating for an extended period of time. I miss my healthy chocolate which is high in antioxidant, which is why I am avoiding it.

Dec 23, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches, Body odor, Nausea, Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 59 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For this round we added both a dash of kosher salt and .3ml of lemon juice. Based on our pH paper we can tell the acidity is at 6.5. Took in the morning and fell right back to sleep.

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Will begin treatment at a higher concentration and add a pinch of salt in 16 days. For third round will add lemon juice.

Dec 14, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Muscle aches, Fasciculations, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am completing my first round today of OSC. At this time, I experienced mild side effects. I did a high dose concentration in what amounted to a little less than shot glass of solution. I will be increasing the amount of SC in the next batch.

Dec 13, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Fasciculations, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily

Dec 8, 2011 (Started Dec 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 mg Daily

  • 2 helpful marks
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