The 12 basic cell salts

… AKA mineral salts, tissue salts or biochemic remedies

This blog is an introduction to the 12 basic cell salts. Stay tuned for future posts on individual uses for each cell salt – there are SO MANY!

WE’LL START WITH SOME BASIC HISTORY…

Back in the 1800s, Dr. Schuessler, a German doctor and homeopath, developed his theory that the tissues and cells of our bodies can be broken down into twelve inorganic mineral salts. If these important mineral salts are absent in our cells, they do not function properly, and this is what leads to illness. Dr. Schuessler called his new method of treatment “biochemistry”, because it deals with the chemical connections of the human body.

THE SIMPLE LOGIC OF DR. SCHUESSLER’S BIOCHEMIC THEORY

  1. Our bodies contain 12 vital mineral salts & a proper balance of them is needed for normal cell function & health
  2. When this salt balance is thrown off, conditions or sickness arise
  3. The normal mineral salt balance can be re-established through the use of Schuessler’s cell salts

CELL SALTS REBUILD

According to Dr. Schuessler’s theory, cell salts provide the cells with the essential nutrients that they are lacking in. They improve the overall absorption of nutrients coming into our body and encourage overall health and wellness. A proper mineral balance is necessary for normal cell function.

Taking cell salts helps your body to rebuild on a cellular level.

“The cell salts are equilibrium remedies; they are used to balance or remove excess and improve deficiency.”

WHAT ARE THE 12 basic CELL SALTS?

The 12 basic cell salts are:

  1. calcium fluoride (calc fluor)
  2. calcium phosphate (calc phos)
  3. calcium sulphate (calc sulph)
  4. phosphate of iron (ferr phos)
  5. potassium chloride (kali mur)
  6. potassium phosphate (kali phos)
  7. potassium sulphate (kali sulph)
  8. magnesium phosphate (mag phos)
  9. sodium chloride (nat mur)
  10. sodium phosphate (nat phos)
  11. sodium sulphate (nat sulph)
  12. silica

ARE cell salts HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES?

This is such a common question any time I share on the cell salt topic: What’s the difference between homeopathic remedies and cell salts?!

Well… cell salts ARE homeopathic remedies. They are made through a series of dilutions and succussions, 6X being the most common potency (Schuessler used 6X and on occasion, 12X).

SO THEN HOW ARE CELL SALTS DIFFERENT?

When you are choosing a cell salt, you are choosing based on deficiency, or a lack in the body. You are not choosing cell salts based on homeopathic provings or the law of similars (“like cures like”).

For this reason, many people think of Dr. Schuessler’s system as homeopathic mineral and vitamin supplementation.

I LOVE MY CELL SALTS!

Why? They are so simple & straightforward. I use them daily with my own family, and also recommend them daily to others!

They’re easy to teach & to learn! And since there is only 12, they’re easy to collect.

They can be used at any age & stage and can be alternated with other homeopathic remedies & healing modalities.

PS…

Did you know that there are actually 15 more cell salts? They were discovered by followers of Schuessler and are less widely known. Maybe I’ll write about them in the future too!

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    • Jill says

      I sometimes use the 12 combo as a multi-mineral supplement, but preferably just the ones needed. The exact ones depend on the individual and current needs!

  1. Kristin says

    So how do we know which ones to take on the daily or should we just be taking them all?

    I’m lacking 4 in my collection and hoping to order them today 🙂

    • Jill says

      I sometimes use the 12 combo as a multi-mineral supplement, but preferably just the ones needed. I recommend working to having all individual salts on hand though!

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