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Epsom salt is named after the saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England where it was discovered. Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound composed of magnesium and sulfate, hence it is also called magnesium sulfate.
Epsom salt has been well-documented through the years for its health and well-being benefits, and has been helpful in household chores and gardening task, too.*
As a dietary supplement
Magnesium plays an array of roles in the body. It helps to regulate enzymes that facilitate various functions in the body.*
While bones and teeth are heavily reliant on calcium to maintain structure and strength, calcium absorption is enhanced by magnesium. It also helps to regulate heart beat and supports normal blood pressure levels. And sulfates help to improve nutrient absorption.*
As a laxative
Magnesium sulfate increases the amount of water in the intestines, thereby encouraging elimination for occasional constipation relief. This product generally produces bowel movements within 30 minutes to 6 hours after use.*
Directions for use as saline laxative: Take up to 1 tablespoon, or as directed by a health professional, and make sure to drink one glass (8 fl. oz.) or more of water each time.
As a body detoxifier
Because the skin is a porous membrane, Epsom salt added to bathwater initiates the reverse osmosis process, which draws out toxins from the body. This includes the elimination of heavy metals from the body.*
For healing and relaxation
Epsom salt added to bathwater can be quite soothing to a tired body. Magnesium sulfate is readily absorbed through the skin. As a soaking agent it helps to calm the nervous system, reduces swelling, and relaxes muscles. It can also offer relief to minor sprains and bruises, and skin irritation from bug bites, sunburn or poisonous plants.*
Ask a doctor before use if you have heart trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, a magnesium-restricted diet, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any other medication. Take this product 2 or more hours before or after other medications, as this product may affect how other medications work.
Stop use and consult a doctor if you experience rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
If pregnant or breast feeding ask a healthcare professional before use of this product.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you have ulcers, gallstones or are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care provider prior to taking this product. The use of this supplement is not intended to treat any disease, and does not claim to cure or prevent any disease.
Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements
If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist prior to using our products. You can also get drug interaction information from one of the many sites on the internet. Search for: Interaction with Medications, Supplements.
Note Regarding Children
Please do personal research and consult with your health care professional before giving any supplements to children. Suggested use is typically designed for adults and may be higher than you would give to a child.
Consult with Your Healthcare Professional
Please do not use the directions as a substitute for the advice from your health care professional. We are not responsible or liable for any actions or diagnosis made by you based on the instructions. We encourage you to consult with your health care professional, do personal research, and check all our ingredients against a reference book before consuming this product.
*Disclaimer Notice: Our statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Please note that reference to Dr. Clark protocols or production methods does not imply that our products can be proven to be any better than other similar products when using US government approved science. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please read full disclaimer here.
Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate USP)
Soaking aid for minor sprains and bruises and as a saline laxative for short-term relief.
Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.