Published: 21 years ago
Firstly a practical question: do other forms of magnesium work ok in comparison with Espom Salts, ( which is magnesium sulphate, I believe). Where I live, only magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate( in tablet form) are available. I can delay the flush and get hold of Epsom Salt
but this will take some time and I would prefer to get on with it.
Secondly a more theoretical question. What are the supposed benefits of flushing? I can see that as a basically mechanical procedure, it would help with physical discomfort and the possibility of inflammations from stagnant material accumulating in the body's essential organs. But liver function is mediated by the blood surely so cholesterol blockages shouldnt effect liver function overly. And if liver function was impaired, wouldnt that show up on liver tests or is the impairment at a level which bypasses the various enzyme and protein tests.
Personally I have quite a lot of physical discomfort which can break out in bad attacks if I eat too much fat or drink too much alcohol so flushing seems a good idea. But I, at the moment, do not see how it can help with health beyond that.