I have cut out one dose on each end of the Epsom Salts and still got out stones. But the epsom is for more than cleaning you out. It is for opening the ducts to allow the stones out of the liver. Last night I just tried magnesium citrate for the first time. It's a little easier to take and a little easier on your body but I don't know if it opens the ducts as well. I haven't had stones yet but it's not time yet so maybe in a couple of hours I will have some results. I'm hoping. But with the citrate I have not felt like I would flush down the toliet like with the epsom.