Cell Salts can be defined as a group of homeopathic remedies made from minerals, the discovery of which can be traced back to the 19th century, when the field of biochemistry focused on the role of specific inorganic minerals in the normal functioning and health of bodily tissues. Dr.Schussler’s study of cremated human remains isolated twelve inorganic minerals. Later he himself named these mineral elements ‘tissue salts’, which help the body function harmoniously. He was successful in defining the physical disorders and disturbances that can be caused by the deficiency of each of the tissue salts. His theories were clinically tested on his own patients with excellent results.
Cell salts are the foundation for enzyme activity in the body. They serve as catalysts in energy cycles and functions. It supports the basic functioning of the cells including water balance, digestion, removing toxins, elasticity of the cells, oxygenation, nutrition, sodium/potassium balance etc. The functions of the twelve cell salts furnished below can very well answer the question- what are the benefits of cell salts?/ why cell salts are considered essential?
There is no side effect, as they are inorganic elements which naturally occur in the body. Even over dosage cannot cause much harm as they merely replace what is deficient and the body expels any excess. Unlike the other medicines patients don’t swallow cell salts pills. Instead, they allow it to be dissolved under the tongue and the cell salts get quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.
The dosage of the cell salts will depend on the severity of the symptoms. In adults the recommended usage is four tablets, three times a day before meals. The frequency of the dosage can be increased according to the severity of the symptoms. These tablets will work better if patients cut down the use of coffee, tea, cigarettes and alcohol. For children, the recommended usage is 1-2 tablets.