Your body needs a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals to perform at its best. When you don't have enough of one or several of these nutrients, the body is likely to respond by presenting different physical symptoms.
It can be hard getting all of the nutrients you need on a daily basis, so you have probably experienced the effects of a lack of some form of nutrient at one time or another. Everything from cracks at the side of your mouth to brittle hair and nails could be a sign that you’re not providing your body with enough of the fuel it needs.
Fortunately, there are many ways you can boost your intake of these vital vitamins and minerals. One method involves a type of treatment known as ’tissue salts’ or ‘cell salts’, based on the theories of a German doctor called Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler.
What are cell salts and how can they help the body?
There are 12 basic cell salts in total, to match the 12 essential minerals the body needs for optimal function. The idea for the salts started as Dr Schuessler was looking at an alternative to the hundreds and thousands of homeopathic remedies. He wanted to develop his own treatment method focused on a small and precise set of remedies that would help the body in specific and manageable ways by restoring the right balance of minerals.
The result was the idea of tissue or cell salts. Dr Schuessler identified the minerals he believed played the most important role in physical health and supporting the body’s tissues. Based on this idea, he theorised that if someone had a deficiency in any of these minerals they would experience illness, pain and/or other uncomfortable physical symptoms.
To combat this, he developed a set of 12 basic remedies that was designed to reach the cells where they were needed directly and effectively. He took the principles of homeopathic remedies and applied them to his salts, ensuring that each one would be chemically pure and produced in such a way that they would be absorbed more easily by the body.
The 12 basic salts provide a micro-dose mixture of minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium and silica. There are also an additional 15 salts which feature a range of other minerals that are beneficial for the body in various ways.
What can I use tissue/cell salts for?
Everyone knows that calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth, and iron is important for carrying oxygen to the blood cells. However, the body benefits from other minerals as well and cell salts are meant to aid in specific situations.
For example, if you experience weak nails or hair falling out, the ‘Combination K‘ with potassium sulphate, sodium chloride and silicon dioxide is designed to help. Or if your little ones are coming down with a fever, cramps, inflammation or headache, the corresponding tissue salts mixture (Pain and Fever Ease) contains ferric pyrophosphate, magnesium phosphate and sodium chloride to help ease the symptoms.
Are there any side effects?
There are no side effects associated with cell salts, and they are safe for the whole family to take – you can even take them along with other medicines or during the pregnancy and breast feeding periods.
However, it’s a good idea to note that you shouldn’t rely on the cell salts to make up your whole mineral intake. If you would like more information about taking cell salts, talk to your healthcare professional for more advice and remember to always follow the dosage directions on the label.
Martin & Pleasance have been manufacturing Schuessler Tissue Salts for over 130 years and still use the traditional process of hand-grinding the minerals. View the range and buy them now from our secure online shop.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Martin & Pleasance Schuessler Tissue Salts:
What are Schuessler Tissue Salts?
Tissue Salts are micro dose minerals that stimulate cell metabolism, provide the cells with minerals and ensure that the minerals which the body ingests in food (and supplements) are evenly distributed.
What do Schuessler Tissue Salts do?
Activate body processes via your cells by way of cellular balance: Energy, Digestion, Sleep, Immunity & Mood
How long should I take Schuessler Tissue Salts for?
Try taking Tissue Salts for 1 month minimum and notice any changes.
What do cells do?
A cell assimilates nutrients, converts them into energy and eliminates waste materials. Cells are the building blocks of life.
Do I still take my crude Minerals if I take Tissue Salts?
Yes! Crude minerals simply fill up the body’s mineral reserves but do not improve absorption of nutrients as do Tissue Salts.
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