I read somewhere that you have to use CDS within a day, is this true?
A: No, that statement is in reference to a dilute solution prepared in a large drinking bottle at the beginning of the day to consume during the day. As the container empties there is a large amount of air space in the bottle and the chlorine dioxide escapes from the water and into the air space. Also drinking bottles are usually plastic and chlorine dioxide, being a small molecule, gradually diffuses through the plastic. The rate of diffusion depends on the type of plastic, thickness and ambient temperature.
How long does the CDS last in the bottle?
A: Chlorine Dioxide Solution does not spoil or “go off” so it last indefinitely . What can happen however is that the solution can weaken as the gas gradually escapes from solution. To minimise the out-gassing whenever the bottle is opened keep the solution as cool as possible – preferably by storing in the refrigerator. Also remember to properly close the bottle as soon as you have used the drops. Do not store in a car during warm weather and keep away from direct sunlight. Do not store in plastic bottles as the CD diffuses through plastic. CDS in the 10ml plastic dropper bottle provided can be kept for about 7 days without any significant drop in concentration. On posting, the extra 10ml CDS is supplied in a 10ml glass dropper bottle while the plastic one is empty.
What is the difference between CDS and MMS?
A: CDS and MMS essentially provide the same active ingredient which is Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2); CDS provides the active ingredient in a pure form ready to use whereas with MMS the ClO2 is created from a reaction between two chemicals (sodium chlorite and an acid)
What are the advantages of CDS over 2 part MMS?
CDS has several advantages: 1) It is a pure product, 2) requires no acid activation, mixing or waiting, 3) only one bottle to carry, 4) tastes better with no revulsion, 5) with MMS the reaction is affected by ambient temperature, reaction time and agitation which can produce inconsistent results.The highest purity of MMS (as sodium chlorite) currently available is 80% (technical grade) and there is no actual food grade manufactured at this time (2014). The 20% contaminants consist of Sodium Chloride, Sodium Chlorate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Sulfate, and trace amounts of metals such as Lead, Arsenic and Iron, at about 3-5ppm each. Note that most manufacturers of MMS (as sodium chlorite) do not specify the heavy metals content because the substance is not intended for consumption, alternatively the concentrations may be stated as 0.00% but does not mean there are no trace levels. If a manufacturer or supplier cannot provide independent lab certification of heavy metals then it must be assumed the MMS contains some heavy metals.
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