Magnesium Chloride Versus Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom
According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly
known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore
difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom
salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath
than magnesium chloride to get similar results. Magnesium chloride is easily
assimilated and metabolized in the human body. However, Epsom salts are
used specifically by parents of children with autism because of the sulfate,
which they are usually deficient in. Sulfate is also crucial to the body
and is wasted in the urine of autistic children.
For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most
effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory
effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing
them out through the pores of the skin. This is a powerful hydrotherapy that
draws toxins from the tissues, replenishes the “vital fluid” of the cells and
restores cellular magnesium to optimum levels. Magnesium Chloride is environmentally
safe, and is used around vegetation and in agriculture. It is not irritating
to the skin at lower concentrations, and is less toxic than common table salt.
Magnesium Chloride solution is not only harmless for tissues,
but it has a great effect over leucocytic activity and
phagocytosis; so it for perfect for external wound treatment.
Dr. Jean Durlach et al, at the Université P. et M. Curie, Paris, wrote a paper
about the relative toxicities between magnesium sulfate and magnesium chloride.
They write, “The reason of the toxicity of magnesium pharmacological doses
of magnesium using the sulfate anion rather than the chloride anion may perhaps
arise from the respective chemical structures of both the two magnesium salts.
Chemically, both MgSO4 and MgCl2 are hexa-aqueous complexes. However MgCl2
crystals consist of dianions with magnesium coordinated to the six water molecules
as a complex, [Mg(H2O)6]2+ and two independent chloride anions, Cl-. In MgSO4,
a seventh water molecule is associated with the sulphate anion, [Mg(H2O)6]2
+[SO4. H2O]. Consequently, the more hydrated MgSO4 molecule may have chemical
interactions with paracellular components, rather than with cellular components,
presumably potentiating toxic manifestations while reducing therapeutic effect.”
MgSO4 is not always the appropriate salt in clinical therapeutics.
the better anion-cation association to be
used in many clinical and pharmacological indications. Dr. Jean Durlach
Magnesium sulfate is a chemical compound containing magnesium and sulfate,
with the formula MgSO4. In its hydrated form the pH is 6.0 (5.5 to 7.0). It
is often encountered as the heptahydrate, MgSO4·7H2O, commonly called Epsom
salts. Anhydrous magnesium sulfate is used as a drying agent. Since the anhydrous
form is hygroscopic (readily absorbs water from the air) and therefore harder
to weigh accurately, the hydrate is often preferred when preparing solutions,
for example in medical preparations. Epsom salts have traditionally been used
as a component of bath salts.