BX Protocol

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A bottle of "BX" from Delta Institute. If correctly labelled the bottle only contains water.
Against allopathy
Alternative medicine
Clinically unproven

The BX Protocol is yet another bottled water brand cure-all. It's also referred to as BX Energy Catalyst, (e2 Energy Catalyst[1]), BX Antitoxin, and BX Miracle, and is created by Delta Institute International Limited. It's unclear if these are separate products or the same thing, as all terms seem to be used interchangeably on their website and videos; sometimes it's simply referred to as "The BX". The term "BX" originates from "Bacillus-X", a phrase used by discredited scientist and conspiracy theorist Royal RifeWikipedia in the 1930s, to describe unknown bacteria he suggested were the cause of cancer.[2][3]

The BS BX Protocol is advertised to help with "most diseases",[4] and specifically mentions Alzheimer's, autism, asthma, autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, cancer, COPD, diabetes (type I and II), epilepsy, heart disease, lupus, Lyme disease, malaria, neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson's, respiratory infections, tuberculosis, and "most bacterial and viral conditions".[5][6] The only claims missing here are bigger penis and more miles per gallon kilometres to the litre.

The "inventor" of BX protocol is "Dr" Dewayne Lee Smith. He says he has a Ph.D. in “biological sciences” from "University of Canterbury" (January 7, 2016),[7] or "Canterbury University" (January 18, 2016),[8] he's apparently not sure which one. The University of Canterbury is a real university in New Zealand, but "Canterbury University"Wikipedia is a diploma mill in the Seychelles.[9]

"Dr" Dewayne Lee Smith has been arrested by police in Utah[10], coincidentally where Delta Institute have a clinic, which they try to keep quiet for some reason. However Delta Institute gave away the location of their US clinic by advertising staff vacancies in the local classifieds.[11][12]. [Doh!]

Previous versions of the Delta website claimed a success rate for treating cancer of "between 75-90%".[13] Some of their customers with cancer would disagree, but you'll need a medium to interview them.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20] Before you start treatment you've got to sign a release form which has about a dozen Quack Miranda Warning warnings, such as "not intended for use in […] the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease".[21] This of course doesn't stop their testimonials from advertising it as a cure for damn near everything.[22] In the small print you can also read that none of the Delta Institute employees are "licensed physicians".[23]

They do not offer any evidence or research for any claim; their clinical trials page has said "stay tuned for updates" since the first version in 2012.[24] They're not "staying tuned" for their payment; the entire treatment costs $16,995, paid up front, no refunds.[23] Delta agents ("affiliates") selling BX Protocol receive at least 10% commission[25].

The end of this scam was just as expected: a criminal investigation by the FDA's OCI in June 2019.[26]. In July 2019 it permanently suspended operations.[27][28] In 2020 BX Protocol was reborn as Mitolytix, allegedly only operating outside of the USA.[29] In 2021 a comprehensive report was published about BX Protocol with focus on CEO Christian Oesch's history of fake claims. [30] In September 2022, information received from FDA indicates that they are in discussions with Smith's lawyer while criminal investigation into the entire BX Protocol scam is ongoing. In March 2023, Federal Court in Utah convicts Smith to prison, fine, probation.

So what is it?[edit]

In 2017 the BX cure-all relaunched as "e2 Energy Catalyst", (poorly received :¬) 2017 trade-price of BX / e2 is less than 1/10th of the RRP in 2016.

It's a "new paradigm in medicine", obviously!Do You Believe That?[4]

Delta Institute's "explanation" makes no sense whatsoever; it's chiefly in the form of videos and the claims are contradictory and full of non sequiturs, but here's the gist of it (we think):

Western medicine is flawed as it's based on "treatment of symptoms, and not causation". For example, "western medicine" does not treat dehydration with giving water to the patient, but by giving lip balsam [sic] for chapped lips.[31] Is that really the best example they could come up with? Anyway, to "fix" this they've developed a "theory of unified disease causation"[31] claiming "mitochondrial dysfunction" is the root cause of many illnesses. Mitochondrial diseaseWikipedia is indeed a real affliction, and may cause a wide variety of symptoms, but to claim that it's the root cause of most disease is completely unproven, even ludicrous. Somehow the concept of undetectable "stealth pathogens" fit into this.[31]

Okay, you're still with us? Now comes the real technobabble, (if you're inexperienced with advanced woo you might want to sit down and get a calming cup of tea for this).

For treatment they've got an "energized non-toxic biomolecule created from pure crystalline fructose", (a.k.a. sugar water), which is exposed to "a series of frequencies" (we assume light?) which "electrically charge the fructose structure", and will "seek out and bond with toxic structures" and "dismantles" the toxins with an "electric field" which creates a "peroxide burst". These molecules are called "super peroxides", and the strength of The BX is that it can "catalyse peroxide formations [..] using the toxic structures as fuel for the fire".[32]

We're not quite sure what to say to this…it doesn't just make no sense; it's not even wrong.

One Delta Institute webpage states that BX is homeopathic,[33] and in one of their videos ozone therapy is mentioned,[32] neither of which has any relation to the "explanation" above.

We're not quite sure what to say to this…it doesn't just make no sense; it's not even wrong.

US federal prosecutors in the case against Smith wrote: "FCC testing suggested there was nothing in his product other than water, bacteria, and mold." They also wrote: "It Remains Unclear What, If Anything, Other Than Water (and Perhaps “Energized Fructose”) Was in the Bx Product… The FCC tested some bottles and vials of the Bx product to determine what it contained and could identify no active pharmaceutical ingredients—finding only bacteria, and mold." The filing itself is not readily linkable, but several key statements from the filing are reproduced in the investigative report about Christian Oesch (updated in May 2023 to include information about Smith's conviction and imprisonment) [34] [35]

Electrical goods[edit]

The "inventor" of the BX Protocol, "Dr" Smith, also has a sideline in allegedly therapeutic electronic devices, which he claims he has developed with assistance from ex-NASA scientists.[36] In reality the cure-all contraptions he sells,[37] (at inflated prices), are manufactured in China.[38] These devices emit the same Ka-band radio frequency as a police radar speed gunWikipedia, which unfortunately does not cure any cancer, or other serious illness, in the passing motorists, (although the sight of a police officer wielding a radar gun could cure constipation in those who are speeding).

Gallery of ghouls involved with BX Protocol[edit]

External links[edit]

2016 report by WTAE TV news about BX Protocol / Delta Institute[edit]


  1. The BX cure-all repackaged as "e2 Energy Catalyst" in 2017.
  2. YouTube with the voice of Royal Rife describing BX bacteria.
  3. "Dr" Dewayne Lee Smith confirms the origin of "BX" in "BX Protocol" is from Rife's work.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A playlist of BX-Protocol explanatory videos on YouTube.
  5. http://www.bxprotocol.com/conditionssupported.php
  6. Playlist of BX-Protocol testimonial videos: "all Diseases".
  7. Originally "University of Canterbury".
  8. Changed to "Canterbury University".
  9. Fighting Credential Fraud by George Brown (October 1, 2005) World Education News & Reviews.
  10. A page showing a mugshot of BXprotocol's "Dr" Dewayne Lee Smith, taken when he was arrested by Utah police, USA.
  11. Classified advert for jobs in Herriman, Utah, USA.
  12. October 2017. Delta Institute offering HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy in Utah
  13. 2012 archive copy of "www.bxprotocol.com/evidence.html".
  14. Elia Catarina Mueller†.
  15. Carla W. Reed†.
  16. Tamra Kay McGhie†.
  17. Vicky Lynn Pulley Phillips†.
  18. John Daniel Rogers†.
  19. Danny Steven Ownby†.
  20. Ronald Peter Zeller †.
  21. http://www.bxprotocol.com/docs/Delta%20Research%20Affidavit.pdf
  22. YouTube video of Jeff Martin claiming BX-Protocol "cured" four times over.
  23. 23.0 23.1 archive copy of "www.bxprotocol.com/register.html".
  24. 2012 version, current
  25. A leaked list of some "affiliates" (agents).
  26. "BX Protocol" say they are being investigated by the FDA.
  27. Delta permanently suspends operations
  28. Delta permanently suspends operations(2)
  29. 2020 Now only scamming outside the USA, honest FDA 😉.
  30. Reza Ganjavi, Debunking Christian Osech, July 2021. Archived from Google drive.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPCZQvJsBDY&index=10&list=PLe8-w5xAxJC5pzBxUSysJbEYRcWmc9eJP
  32. 32.0 32.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYz4oUb3thk&index=12&list=PLe8-w5xAxJC5pzBxUSysJbEYRcWmc9eJP
  33. http://bxprotocol.com/bxenergycatalyst.php
  34. pdf version, archived from Google drive.
  35. html version.
  36. Claims to have "former NASA scientists".
  37. Delta's electronics division: "Energenetix".
  38. Chinese webpage showing the device sold by "Dr" Smith is made in China.