CDS stands for Chlorine Dioxide Solution. Chlorine Dioxide is a greenish-yellow gas that readily dissolves in water. We release this gas from a solution of 28% Sodium Chlorite (now called MMS1 by Jim Humble) by "activating" it with an equal amount (drops, or 1/2 oz., or even 1 oz.) of 50% Citric Acid solution inside a glass mixer bottle. We then screw on the mixer bottle's plastic lid which has two holes drilled in it to accept two lengths of 1/4 inch tubing (silicone tubing is ideal, but vinyl tubing is okay). Each tubing length is only inserted a short distance (E.g. 1/4 inch) inside the mixer bottle lid (I use a thin bead of Goop to seal where the tubing enters the hole so the tubing can't be easily pulled out of the lid). One length of tubing in 24 inches (66cm) long which I use to blow air into the mixer bottle which will force the chlorine dioxide gas coming off the activated Sodium Chlorite solution into the second length of tubing which is inserted deep into my first bottle of distilled water (through a hole in the screwed-on cap) which I've marked as "A" in the photos seen below.
A second hole is drilled in the cap of water bottle "A"
to accept another length of tubing which is inserted deep into my second bottle of distilled water (which I've marked as "B"). I don't have to use a screw-on cap for my second bottle of water because I want the air that I'm blowing through the two bottles of water to be able to escape. If I wanted to make three bottles of CDS water at the same time, then I would have to use a screw-on cap on the second bottle of water and drill a second hole into the "B" water bottle cap to accept another length of tubing which would then go into a third bottle of water (but making two quarts of CDS water at one time is more than enough for my purpose).
I'm using one quart (one liter) plastic bottles made of translucent HDPE which is safer than clear PET bottles. Some people use clear PET bottles to hold their CDS water, but clear PET bottles will leach chemicals into any water, and more so into distilled water. Therefore, it's preferable to use translucent HDPE bottles.
After we're done infusing our bottles of distilled water with chlorine dioxide gas, we're going to tightly cap each bottle (using a new bottle cap), mark each bottle as "CDS Water," and then store them in the refrigerator. If you don't cap your bottle of CDS water, it's going to turn completely clear within a few hours, since the chlorine dioxide gas will escape into the air from the top of the bottle (if you allow it). Over many weeks (8-12), the chlorine dioxide gas will gradually come out of the CDS water bottle anyway, but the refrigeration will slow down the process substantially. The hue of the green/yellow color will gradually begin to fade after a couple of weeks in the refrigerator, but it will still remain useful for 2 months or more. People who are trying to address a health problem will get better results by drinking a small amount of CDS water every hour, rather than drink a large amount at one time. Most people will take one half (1/2 oz.) or one ounce (1 oz.) per hour for 8 hours or 10 hours per day. I will usually let the CDS water remain in my mouth as I swish it around my teeth and gums for 10 minutes of more before swallowing. This will clean your teeth and gums like you cannot believe and rid your mouth of every possible pathogenic organism which causes gum and teeth infections. If you currently are having trouble with gum, mouth, or teeth infections, you're going to become a very happy camper after you swish CDS water on a daily basis. CDS is a truly amazing oxidizer which will knock down and destroy just about every pathogenic organism in the book, yet it's incredibly benign and gentle to the body (by the way, we have Andreas Kalcker and two unnamed friends to thank for putting out the information about infusing chlorine dioxide gas into water).
You can read more about The Basic Science of MMS and CDS water at this link:
Here's my step by step procedure for making CDS water:
You need 4 things:
A) 28% Sodium Chlorite solution,
B) 50% Citric Acid solution,
C) Distilled water, and
D) a CDS production "rig" consisting of a mixer bottle, 3 or 4 lengths of 1/4 inch tubing, and 1 or more quart-size HDPE plastic water bottles with screw-on plastic caps.
A) 28% Sodium Chlorite solution can be purchased ready-made from internet vendors or you can make it yourself at home by adding a certain amount of distilled water (ounces or mls) to so many grams of Sodium Chlorite flakes (See "Ingredients for making CDS water" at the end of this article. ).
I make my own Sodium Chlorite solution by adding 9 ounces of distilled water to exactly 100 grams of Sodium Chlorite flakes. This will yield a little over 12 ozs. of Sodium Chlorite solution which I keep in a brown glass 16 oz. bottle in a kitchen cabunet, This is my master solution bottle which I will label "28% Sodium Chlorite" and store in a kitchen cabinet. From the master solution, I fill up a 1 oz. (or 2 oz.) amber (or cobalt blue) glass dropper bottle which I will also label "28% Sodium Chlorite" and either store it in a kitchen cabinet or in the refrigerator, on the door shelf.
B) I make the 50% Citric Acid solution by adding equal amounts of citric acid powder and distilled water. For example, if I want to make a 12 oz. master solution of 50% Citric Acid, I'll mix 6 ozs. (170 g.) of citric acid crystals with 6 ozs. (170 ml) of distilled water and store in a brown 16 oz. Boston Round glass bottle marked "50% Citric Acid". I will then fill up a 1 oz. or 2 oz. dark glass dropper bottle, label it "50% Citric Acid" and keep it with my
28% Sodium Chlorite dropper bottle.
C) I purchase Arrowhead distilled water from the supermarket here in southern California because I know with certainty that the water is 100% distilled and free of minerals (I tested it many years ago with a TDS meter). If you buy a well known national brand of distilled water, it will likely be 100% distilled, but if you buy a local market, unknown brand of water marked "distilled", it may not be distilled at all. Stick with a national water company brand or get a TDS meter to check if your local brand of distilled water is truly distilled water.
I fill my two 1 quart bottles with distilled water up to within two inches of the top. I want to leave a little head room for the chlorine dioxide gas to expand into with the first bottle of water. I leave a little head room in the second water bottle to prevent the bubbling water from coming over the top and splashing onto the counter.
After I finish making my CDS water, I will then add distilled water to the mixer bottle (up to the top), label it "MMS" and store in the refrigerator door. This is MMS water which I use as a sterilizing agent, adding one ounce to a basin of water in which I'm soaking newly purchased vegetables or fruits (after I washed them 3 times with hot water). I will also add an entire bottle or two of MMS water to bath water and soak in it for 20 - 30 minutes. The sterilizing action of the MMS water will rid the skin of infective conditions including acne, psoriasis, boils, toenail fungus, etc. I put the back of my head into the bath water covering my ears (for 10 - 15 minutes) so the MMS goes into the ears and works on ear wax or any infection one might have in the ears. Just leave the MMS in the bath water overnight (after finishing your bath) and the MMS will remove soap scum and other filmy residues left in the bathtub from showers. Drain the water the next morning.
D) The CDS production "rig" includes 3 or 4 lengths of 1/4 inch silicone or vinyl tubing (which you can buy from a store that sells aquarium supplies or from the internet), one, two, or three quart (liter) size HDPE plastic water bottles with screw-on plastic caps (you'll need one or two extra caps for the drilled holes), a glass mixer bottle with a screw-on plastic lid (you'll need a second lid for the drilled holes). I use amber glass supplement/vitamin bottles for my mixer bottles. They come in many different sizes, but the 7 oz. size is convenient (see photo above). I would like to have a large amount of MMS water after I'm through making CDS, but I still need a bottle size that will fit inside a coffee cup (or small bowl, or wide mouth jar) which I will half-fill with hot water, to serve as a hot water bath, while I'm making my CDS water (more on this later).
Drilling holes in the plastic lid
You are going to drill two holes in the lid of the mixer bottle and in the plastic cap of your water bottle. If your water bottle cap has an inner peripheral ring of plastic that seals the bottle from spillage, then keep your two holes in the center portion of the cap and not drill through the inner peripheral plastic ring. "1/4 inch" tubing usually refers to the outer diameter of the tubing, so a 1/4 inch drill bit will allow the tubing to easily fit into the hole. If you want to make the hole a little bit tighter, especially if you are using 1/4 inch silicone tubing, you can use a 15/64 drill bit and still push the tubing into the hole with a little bit of effort. I use a bead of Goop around the tubing where it meets the hole to fasten it tightly to the lid so it won't easily pull out. The first length of tubing that fits into the mixer lid is the 24inch long "blower" tube. The second length of tubing has to be long enough to go from the mixer bottle into the bottom of your first water bottle. I made mine 22 inches long, but you can make yours a little longer if you want. I made my third length of tubing 18 inches long because I only have to travel from bottle "A" to bottle "B" which are both standing right next to each other. If you want to make three bottles of water at the same time, then drill a second water bottle cap with two holes and add a 4th length of tubing cut 18 inches long. You don't need a drilled hole bottle cap in your last bottle of water. Just stick the tubing into the bottom of the water bottle.
Mixing the two solutions
I used to measure out 10 or 15 or 20 drops at a time, but I now just count out 4 or 5 entire droppers of 28% Sodium Chlorite solution and the same number of droppers of 50% Citric Acid and squirt it into the mixer bottle for a medium strength solution up to say 500 ppm. If I want to make a really strong CDS solution of 3,000 ppm or 4, 000 ppm, I'll measure out 1/2 oz. or even 1 full oz. of each solution into the Mixer bottle (the reaction will start immediately to liberate chlorine dioxide gas). I then screw on the mixer bottle plastic lid with the two lengths of tubing and place the mixer bottle into a coffee mug that is half filled with hot water. I then elevate the coffee mug and mixer bottle combo with a stand (or box) so that it stands higher than the two water bottles, otherwise the water from the water bottle could back fill into the mixer bottle (when not blowing through the blower tube) if you place the mixer bottle at the same height as the water bottles (the hot water from the water bath will cause the chlorine dioxide gas in the mixer bottle to produce at a much faster rate than if left at room temperature).
After waiting a minute or two for the chlorine dioxide gas to build up in the mixer bottle, I'll blow on the blower tube and force the gas to percolate through the water bottles. I keep my tongue on the blower tube while inhaling or preparing to blow into the tube so the chlorine dioxide gas won't come back into my mouth (you want to avoid breathing the gas, which can be unpleasant). It doesn't take long before you start seeing the water turn a greenish-yellow color. The longer you blow the chlorine dioxide gas into the water bottles, the darker the color becomes (you can also use a small aquarium air pump to do the blowing for you if you want to make a highly concentrated solution of CDS. Let the pump run for an hour or two, but keep the bath water surrounding the Mixer bottle hot so the gas will keep coming off readily).
After my first water bottle "A" has a nice yellow-green color, I'll reverse the position of the two water bottles, so that now bottle "B" will get the first gas coming off the mixer bottle and bottle "A" will get the secondary gas coming from bottle "B". When the color of bottle "B" is the same as bottle "A", I'm done.
I'll remove the tubing from both water bottles, screw on new caps, and store them in the refrigerator. I then remove the mixer bottle from the coffee cup with the hot water and unscrew the drilled cap with the tubing. I'll add distilled water to the mixer bottle and fill to the top. I then screw on a new lid onto the mixer bottle and place in the refrigerator after labeling it "MMS."
I then shake out the tubing of my CDS production rig to remove water and store in a large plastic zip lock bag.
Dry Ingredients for making CDS water
If you make your own Sodium Chlorite and Citric Acid solutions by mixing the dry ingredients yourself with warmed distilled water, you can save about 50% off the cost of purchasing ready-made MMS solutions from vendors. For more information on how to obtain Sodium Chlorite flakes and Citric Acid powder or a complete, ready-made CDS Production Rig and 16 oz Boston Round Master Solution bottles, send an email or leave a voice message at 949-544-1375 and I'll call you back.
Some people think making CDS water is too complicated and ask if they can buy CDS water ready made. The answer is "yes," but most internet vendors charge about $20 for a single4 oz bottle of CDS water of appproximately 3,000 ppm. With the CDS Production Rig, you can produce 64 ozs. (2 quarts) of CDS water for the cost of the distilled water itself, which works out to approximately $0.60 cents.
Note the amazing germicidal properties of Chlorine Dioxide solution (CDS water) Notice the 5 minute contact time and the ppm concentration of CDS necessary to kill the Herpes Simplex Type 1 virus. The kill rate would likely be the same for Herpes Simplex 2 ( genital herpes).