Since it was first isolated as a chloride salt compound in the late 1800s, methylene blue (MB) has demonstrated a very wide range of therapeutic benefits, including calming antidepressant effects and neuroprotectant properties resulting in enhanced memory and relief for Parkinson’s. It also was used to treat malaria for nearly 100 years, but it fell out of favor when chloroquine, a quinolone-based drug, emerged on the scene.
It is also well-known to zap viruses including Hepatitis A and C, HIV, Ebola, Zika, West Nile, Dengue and Covid-19, and it boosts ATP levels (the energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things). You can read the details in my 2 blogs here.
In recent years, researchers have begun to look at MB as an antimicrobial agent against Lyme disease and as a treatment for persistent Bartonella. Because it isn’t an antibiotic, it does not destroy the gut flora like synthetic antibiotics do.
I’ve had many ask me how to use MB without staining mouth and teeth. Here is what we do in our family.
How to Reduce Methylene Blue So It Can’t Stain Your Teeth or Skin
Though it is safe to take more than this (see chart here), my husband and I personally consume only 10 drops of this Methylene Blue, often 2x/day. To take away MB’s ability to stain, we follow a little routine.
- First, add only half an inch of purified water to your glass, no more.
- Second, add 1 g. (or 1,000 mg) or a smidgen more of buffered sodium ascorbate powder (Vitamin C) to the water.
- Then add your 1% MB drops to that glass and stir slowly. It will take a minute or so for it to reduce to a pale turquoise color. (You can see the low dose chart per body weight here).
- Lastly, chug it down. We find it tastes like Vit C and not objectionable. We’ve never had stained teeth or mouth, but if you’re not careful, you could stain your hands or counter. A little lemon juice and time resolve the matter.
If you take higher doses than 10 drops, you will need to add more Vit C to reduce it.
We now know that Vitamin C taken together with Methylene Blue enhances the absorption and function of MB.
Ten (10) drops of MB equals 5 mg/day. Very low doses like this are discussed at 1:02:30 in the video below. Yes, your urine will be blue-green-tinged, but observing that tells you when your levels are low again. The half-life is 12-13 hours.
In this video, Dr. Mercola and Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima cover why Big Pharma doesn’t want us to know about Methylene Blue or how to use it – even though every hospital in the world has it and it is an essential medicine according to the WHO.. If you want to care for your family outside of the present medical paradigm, this would be something to pay attention to and have in your medicine toolkit and know how to use it.
[Gonzalez-Lima is the top expert on methylene blue, which helps mitochondrial respiration and improves brain energy metabolism that can truly prevent neurodegeneration and improve cognitive performance. “Our group was the first to map the effects of methylene blue in the brain of humans and show its effects on improving brain metabolism, blood flow and memory function.”]
The first 10 minutes cover a lot, and at 1:13:00, he mentions using Vit C to reduce the deep color and prevent staining.
Low doses of MB work well as a nootropic (a supplement that enhances cognitive performance), but high doses DO NOT.
Very low dose Methylene Blue supplementation (0.5 mg to 1 mg/kg of bodyweight/day) provides many life-enhancing effects, while very high doses are harmful. With MB, less is more.
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