You flushing at a high rate and you must give yourself ample opportunity to recover between flushes otherwise you may run into detox symptoms.
The Epsom Salts
is slow acting laxative which starts to acts in the intestines within 1-2 hours. This doesn't mean you will evacuate in this time. I and many others do not have to visit the toilet until the next morning.
This is not an indicator that you are deficient in magnesium which is readily available in all things that we eat especially fresh fruit and vegetables.
However, magnesium deficiency is extremely common in Western diets, particularly in the geriatric population and in women during the premenstrual period. Deficiency is often secondary to factors that reduce absorption or increase secretion of magnesium such as: high calcium intake, alcohol, surgery, diuretics, liver disease, kidney disease, and oral contraceptive use. Signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include fatigue, irritability, weakness, heart disturbances, mental confusion, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, insomnia, and a predisposition to stress.
Magnesium supplements are very important in preventing headaches. There is now considerable evidence that low magnesium levels trigger both migraine and tension headaches. In individuals with chronic headaches that have low magnesium levels, magnesium supplementation has been shown to produce excellent results in double-blind studies. Magnesium is also used to increase energy levels in people with Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome
Magnesium is available in several different forms. Absorption studies indicate that magnesium is easily absorbed orally, especially when it is bound to amino acids, aspartate, citrate, or malate. Inorganic forms of magnesium such as magnesium chloride, oxide, or carbonate are not as good and are less well absorbed and are more likely to cause diarrhoea at higher dosages. If you want to take magnesium regularly take as an aspartate, citrate, or malate.
The ideal intake for magnesium should be based on body weight (6 mg/2.2 pounds
body weight). For a 110-pound person the recommendation would be 300 mg, for a 154-pound person 420 mg, and for a 200-pound person 540 mg.
Cautions and Warnings:
If you suffer from a serious kidney disorder or are on hemodialysis, do not take magnesium supplements unless directed to do so by a physician.
People with severe heart disease should not take magnesium (or potassium) .
In general, magnesium is very well tolerated. Magnesium supplementation can sometimes cause a looser stool.
There are many drugs that appear to adversely effect magnesium status. Most notable are many diuretics, insulin, and digitalis.
There is extensive interaction between magnesium and calcium, potassium, and other minerals. High dosages of other minerals will reduce the intake of magnesium and vice versa. A high calcium intake and a high intake of dairy foods fortified with vitamin D results in decreased magnesium absorption. Vitamin B6 works together with magnesium in many enzyme systems.