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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 more
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
I got the bumps a week after shaving. They look weird making me feel insecure i need them to go away asap. Good to use sea salt or epsom salt?
Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question-what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Try to avoid this:
It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy.
Epsom salt is Magnesium sulfate as opposed to the Sodium chloride present in the salt you use day to day. The latter is preferred for nasal irrigation ...Read more
How R U using them?: Some people have used epsom salts (mag sulfate) as a laxative in order to lose weight, but this could be both dangerous and not very effective. You would lose the weight of stool only. Some people (dr. Oz) have also suggested that ingested toxins may contribute to weight gain, and that epsom salt baths can aid detoxification and lead to weight loss. http://tinyurl.com/lsjxmuk. ...Read more
Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?
No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more
Does consuming epsom salt have any side effects? Can consuming epsom erase one's memory or change one's personality in any way?
Do not do it: Epsom salts is Magnesium Sulfate and while it can be taken internally, in high doses it has toxic effects. ...Read more