The Cream

The cream main active ingredient is Manganese in the form of Manganese Bicarbonate.

Manganese, although needed by the body as a trace element (about 2mg per day), can cause serious damage to the nervous system if exposed to large amounts (larger than 11mg per day) for extended periods of time.  So when handling it, be careful where it ends up.  Don't swallow it. Read the following link to find out more.

Another beneficial ingredient is Calcium Chloride, it is not very clear what role it plays, but may increase general absorption into the skin.  It is not considered to be potentially toxic or harmful.

To produce 100 grams of the cream you need the following ingredients:

  • 380mg of Manganese (II) Chloride
  • 200mg of Calcium Chloride (approximately)
  • a few drops of distilled water
  • 2.3g of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • 100g of Neribas cream or a similar cream containing Disodium EDTA

The order in which it is mixed appears to matter in its effectiveness. So first add the Manganese Chloride with the Calcium Chloride and a few drops of pure water. Then add the Neribas Cream and give the whole thing a good shake.  Everything should be well mixed.  Then add Sodium Bicarbonate to it and mix it again.  It will react with the chlorides to produce Manganese Carbonate and Calcium Carbonate and Carbon Dioxide.  Expect it to take a good ten minutes.

And there it is!  The Pseudo-Catalase cream. Possibly the beginning of the end of the white spots terror!

Apply twice daily, morning and evening, thinly covering at least the area of the spots them self.  Gentle exposure (2 or 3 times a week) to UV-light, preferably UVB of 311 nm, will activate the melanocytes to regrow in the skin, the pseudo-catalase will prevent them of being killed, and month by month the melanocytes will release Melanin - or in other words your gonna get tanned!

According to Schallreuter, the UVB should also be applied 20 to 60 minutes after applying the cream, to allow for transport of the pseudo-catalase into the skin.  Why UVB should have an effect on the transport into the epidermis however is not very clear.

There is one drawback with this cream and that is, its not very stable and apparently starts to decompose after a while.  For myself, I make a fresh 10 gram cream every few days to make sure that the cream is at its peak performance.

Also, until you find out what causes the white spots in the first place and stop this, you will have to continue using the cream.

Getting the Ingredients

  • Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) also known as baking soda, can be bought in any grocery store. Do not substitute with baking powder; baking powder contains additional chemicals.
  • Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is road salt and can be found in a hardware store. Read the label to make sure it is pure calcium chloride; sometimes other chemicals are added to help melt snow.
  • Disodium EDTA is commonly found in a wide range of personal care products, including contact solution, eye drops, shower and bath products, skin care preparations and cosmetics. It is also used as a preservative and stabilizer in many processed foods and beverages.
  • Manganese (II) Chloride describes a series of compounds with the formula MnCl2(H2O)x, where the value of x can be 0, 2, or 4. The tetrahydrate is the most common form of "manganese(II) chloride". MnCl2·4H2O, but the anhydrous form and dihydrate MnCl2·2H2O are also known (Source Wikipedia). It can be easily ordered in Germany from websites such as Omikron. To my surprise this chemical is somewhat restricted to buy in the states (after all its not as harmless as an M16 or an AK47...).  Thus you may be forced to make it yourself.  Here is a 'How-to video'. The Manganese Metal and HCL can be bought here.