just did three 1 quart epsom salt enemas and I'm wondering if it's safe to continue doing them till clear or should I just use regular warm water till clear from this
I use four tablespoons of epsom salt and 100 ml of glycerin to two liter water. Keep it in for at least five minutes (if possible), and you will get a nice clean out. You might need a rinse enema or a few return trips.
Magnesium Sulfate can be stored indefinitely. Current law requires products intended for human consumption have an expiration date, that doesn't mean they actually go bad. It just means they conform the current law. The reality is Magnesium Sulfate is exceptionally stable. So if the Magnesium Sulfate was safe for human consumption when it was produced, it still is....
The worst thing that happens to magnesium sulfate is that most sold is actually magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate. That means that each magnesium sulfate molecule has 7 water molecules tied up with it in the crystal. Some of the water can be lost, and the crystals can break down .. into powdered magnesium sulfate and water vapor. Either way it is still magnesium sulfate.
Having been doing some spring cleaning I ran across a bag of Epsom salt. Didn't through it out, didn't know why at the time. Does this stuff go bad? Don't know how long it's been under the sink and there's no discernible use by date.
I do 2 Tablespoon per quart of Epsom salts.
For those of you who need to watch your sugar intake, water is fine. Coconut water is also loaded with potassium. There are some "sports" drinks I have had that have potassium, magnesium and calcium to help replenish your electrolytes as well.
Don't drink water!!!!!
******* DRINK GATORADE OR ORANGE JUICE WITH A PINCH OF SALT!!!!
Using caps because I can't stress this enough.
Gatorade will replenish your electrolyte balance and rehydrate you for real. Water won't.
Having taken 2+ quarts of water or soap & water, while holding the enema, I use a douche bulb with three tablespoon Epsom Salt and add it to the mix. It burns, nicely.
I've used epsom salts before, good clean out but my god you have to drink loads of water i found my self really dehydrated.
I have given up on Epsom salts. I had several instances of inducing what I'm pretty was chemical ccolitis after an Epsom salt enema despite following what seemed to be sane recipies found online. I was in bed with a fever for several days afterward on three separate occasions. Symptoms were the same everytime and the only common element was an Epsom salt enema 1-2 days before. Hasn't happened since I gave up on the Epsom salts. I don't have a sensitive colon either and often use fairly strong soap solutions and glycerine as well. Just be careful.
I want to use Epsom salt in my next enema session. I usually use ivory soap but I have done Epsom a few times. I have used 2 or 3 tablespoons of salts per quart in my bag. I usually take 2 or 3 quarts. I've read some discussion here where several folks have recommended a full cup or mors of salts in a bag. This sounds good to me, but I want to know it's safe. I expect to have plenty of toilet time after my enema.
Wait a second... why exactly are we trying to make an isotonic Mg solution?
(I am not a chemist, but) It seems like an isotonic solution of Mg wouldn't serve much purpose. You wouldn't get the laxative effect (isotonic = no water being pulled into the bowel = no laxative effect), and since the body doesn't have much Mg in it anyway, you'd be better off using NaCl to prevent excess water absorbtion.
Just my 2 cents, anyway.
I am not sure why some people insist on using their colon for a "test tube" by injecting all sorts of various solutions and chemicals...my suggestion is to never put anything in your ass that you would not drink, and,, maybe even less than that because hard liquor is something that should never be put in the butt without major dilution, because you can damage the mucosa.
epsom salt is magnesium sulfate,, and should probably not be used for enemas...
IF YOU WANT ISOTONIC--use SEA SALT WITH 9 GRAMS PER LITER OF WATER(0.9% SOLUTION BY WEIGHT)
Thanks for your very knowledgeable and quick reply.
Rather than the balance of electrolytes I was thinking more about the concentration of Epsom salts required to prevent the flow of solution either into, or out of the intestine. Presumably this would be considerably less than the amount needed for it to act as a laxative?
If I wanted to retain an Epsom enema for a few hours would it to be wisest to add some table salt as well?
Very little. Magnesium is far down the list of body anions (after Sodium, Potassium and Calcium). If you want an isotonic solutions, you want it to be isotonic for the most common ions, such as Sodium,potassium, Chloride and Bicarbonate. The point of using an isotonic solution is so there is no signficant loss of electrolytes. As a result a solution that is isotonic for magnesium only would be pretty useless
Something on the order of 5 grams of Epsom salts per liter would make the solution isotonic for Magnesium, but hypertonic for Sulfate, and hypotonic for sodium, potasium, bicarbonate and chloride.
The normal laxative dose for epsom is hypertonic for magnesium, and as a result, draws water into the bowel lumen by osmotic pressue.
If you want a truly isotonic solutions for most of the common ions, forget about Magnesium. In various books are the formulates for products like Golytely (NOT Nulytely). Take out the PEG 3350 from the formula, and those solutions are isotonic for sodium, potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate and Sulfate.
There are several posts about the amount of ordinary salt needed to make an isotonic solution, but does anyone know what concentration of Epsom salts will make an isotonic solution?
As an aside, I have used table salt at an isotonic strength but I find that eventually the water (I used 2L) is still absorbed gradually, over the course of several hours. As I understand it, if the solution is isotonic then no water should be transferred by osmosis. Does this mean that the salt is being removed somehow by the large intestine?
Actually, if your doseage of epsoms salts is strong enough in your first enema with it, and you use at least 3qts or more, just one of these enemas will clean you out fine. I have a 2 qt glass pitcher which I fill about 3/4 full with hot water and then I add a cup of epsoms salts. Watch as the salts desolve into the water, and if all the salt dissapears into the water, add another cup and keep adding untill no more of the salt will desolve, you can tell this by the salt accumalating on the bottom of the glass pitcher. You want this enema to be strong with the salts. What the epsoms salts does, is that it will continue to draw fluid into your colon from your dody, and induce many return trips to the toilet, usually at least a dozen or more. With each trip back to the toilet, you will see that the solution you are eliminating will be getting clearer and clearer. Drink plenty of fluids as to not dehydrate yourself. Have fun.
I found Epsom to be a little rougher feel. Needed extra lube after.
Epsoms salts added at a ratio of 1 cup to a 3 qt bag will induce post elimination trips to the toilet. It will continue to draw fluid into the colon for about 6 hrs afterward, so keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water during this treatment. It works the same was as magnesium Sitrate solution that you drink for a bowell cleansing prior to colonoscopty. Have Fun
Thanks for all the responses folks!!
It may have been due to the small amount of Epsom
salt I used and the quantity of water along with the frequency but my Epsom salt enema experience was very positive. I had a very good clean out and no desire to go afterwards. Got my bum nice and ready for some wide ass dildos!!!!!
I did an epsom salt enema two days ago. I took two quarts of a pretty concentrated solutio. I just kept on expelling time after time (just sludge really) until this morning I decided enough was enough and I took a plain water 2 quarter and rines out with no further movements since
I like to use my old reliable sea salt. It's gentle and safe.
You are probably better off using regular salt that is mined and is thousands or more years old than sea salt that is freshly harvested from polluted seas.
I like to use my old reliable sea salt. It's gentle and safe.
I would rather use Celtic Salt for a routine "cleaning out". I think Epsom Salt is a little bit of an "overkill" unless there is a constipation problem envolved.
When I'm really trying to get cleaned out, that's what I use!
Epsom Salt and soapsuds together in the same enema. Warm, but NOT HOT!
Like anything else, you CAN overdo it! But in answer to your question, I know someone who is 50 and has used the occasional Epsom salt enema since he was 14.
Thanks E-matedad for the reply.
The reason I only took one quart at a time was because I read that Epsom salt enemas can be dangerous if you use too much Epsom
salt or if you do too much of it. I wanted to take 2 quarts until clear but despite all my googling and searching, there was no mention that this was ok. I actually stopped at the 3 fills and finished off with a 2 quart rinse.
Anyone else have any experices with Epsom salt enemas??? All I get on my searches is to be careful and not overdo it
I'm surprised that you at not running clear by now. Epsom salts enemas tend to continue drawing water into the colon. You keep going and going, like the Everyready bunny. I would stop at one (although 1 qt. is a small amount), and have a couple of rinses. Stay near a toilet. ;D
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