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Epsom Salt Enema Benefits
Depends on dose:
Too much will cause diarrhea, and Magnesium Sulfate by mouth tastes bitter.
1 tablespoon of epsom salts dissolved in 6-8 oz water is a laxative dose, and it tastes quite horrible, but it is as safe as taking any other form of magnesium.
There are better ways to replete magnesium.
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Magnesium & sulphur:
Epson salt is made from a chemical compound known as magnesium sulfate. Therefore if you bathe in epsom salts, the magnesium and the sulfur come in contact with your skin and can increase your tissue levels of magnesium and sulfur.
Many people are deficient in both magnesium and sulfur, these people may benefit from soaking in epsom salts.
Sulfur is detoxifying & magnesium is a vital mineral. ...Read more
Now that I have some epsom salt (for feet), is there any benefit or harm from doing a full body soak for 15 minutes in epsom salt bath?
No: Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate and ingesting excess magnesium while on dialysis is not a real good idea. I strongly urge you to talk with your doctor about this question. He/she can give you more detailed information and advice. ...Read more
Yes: It softens them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Salts: Epsom salts have been used for years as a face scrub with some benefits,...I am not too familiar/sure about pink salts. ...Read more
Depends what U mean?: Epsom salt is used to relax muscles, and is 100% Magnesium sulfate, which has muscle relaxing properties, especially when used Internally (MOM, Magnesium Citrate), by relaxing smooth muscles, and cause loose stools/BM in high doses. Externally, it relaxes skeletal muscles when used as hot soak. It can tend to dehydrate as well, so you have to drink water & hydrate well. Magnesium is well known. ...Read more
Not likely to help: The body does a good job of detoxifying itself through the actions of the liver and kidneys. The colon continuously regenerates its lining without any help. Rather than benefit from taking laxatives like epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), you may have ill effects due to washing out the protective bacteria of the gut. I advise against such treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epsom salts: cup to a bath is seemingly no risk. Her OBGYN is captain of the ship. He or she should be answering this question. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been constipated for a bit. I took 19 tsp of epsom salt. Will it work?
Liquids only: And take a tbspoon of mom and mineral oil every 12 hours. Should clean out in 24-48 hours. If stool in rectum use glycerine suppository or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) from below. Do not eat solid food untlil you are completely cleaned out and avoid getting to this point in the future by eating and drinking properly. ...Read more
I need epsom salt for a liver cleanse but it is not available in my country. What can I replace it with?
hello ~ whats a liver cleanse? Replace it with nothing. The liver is not cleansed with Epsom salts (urban legend). The liver is cleansed with good living and Godliness. Reduce alcohol, FATTY diet (bad) and drugs that are not prescribed and ask why even for those. The only thing Epsom salts will do is give you diarrea.
Did I say alcohol? Bad. And oh! Liver cleansing ! (also bad) thanks ...Read more