Oxypowedr isn't a direct replacement because ES and Oxypowder
have a different action. However, taking ES again the next morning isn't something to look forward to. I think you are an experienced flusher so you can gauge how to modify the protocol to suit yourself. For inexperienced flusher I would always recommend sticking to the rules.
I think an important question is, what do I actually get from the ES the following morning and is it worth the inconvenience?
ES is a Hyperosmotic saline type laxative which acts by pulling salt (saline) solution into the intestines from the blood. In the case of Epsom Salts
, magnesium is the active ingredient. This excessive fluid then provides a flushing or laxative action within the intestines. There is an inherent loss of salt from this process resulting in mild dehydration.
It is known that drinking sulphate-containing natural mineral waters causes contraction of the gallbladder, probably induced by the release of cholecystokinin. This had been reported in medical papers since 1943. Sulphate is also a cholagogue (increases flow of bile from the gallbladder) and has traditionally been used in the treatment of gallstones.
In an experiment people were given sulphate mineral water containing just over 1 dessertspoon of magnesium sulphate aka ES. The size of the gallbladder was record using ultrasound at various times in the day. The maximum contraction was in the early morning hours and was 30% greater than the minimal that occurred around midday.
The most convincing argument that supports the benefits of Epson salts as a Liver Flushing
agent is an experiment carried out in 1981. Some volunteers drank a solution of magnesium sulphate and the contraction of the gallbladder, bile flow and blood levels were monitored. The volume of the gallbladder before administration of magnesium sulphate was approximately 308 mL. The smallest gallbladder volume was observed at 50 minutes where it was 109 mL. It can be deduce that the ES is responsible for flushing in its own right.
need to be expelled through the intestines which under normal condition is designed to only convey liquid chyme. The intestines contain a valve called the "Ileocecal Valve" to maintain separation between the small and large intestines. This is a narrowing in the small intestines which may impede the movement of solids like gallstones. It is my opinion the Epsom Salts
helps to relax the ileocecal valve. The laxative action helps to keep the contents moving through it. Resting/relaxing after the Liver Flush
and abstaining from food allows the "migrating motor complex" to sweep the intestines clear.