The body requires certain essential minerals to function optimally. Based on this physiological fact the German biochemist William H. Schuessler in 1873 originated cell salt supplements, also called tissue salts. (“Salt” refers to any type of readily dissolvable mineral compound, not just sodium chloride or table salt.) Dr. Schuessler found that a deficiency in these minerals could lead to disease and dysfunction in the body, and that supplementation with cell salts could often restore health.
Dr. Schuessler’s students included renowned homeopaths such as Dr. Constantine Hering of Philadelphia and H.C.G. Luyties of St. Louis. The Luyties brand, named after this famous American homeopath, is the brand that tests the best using energetic testing (Matrix Reflex Testing, or MRT). Luyties cell salts are made with lactose, not magnesium stearate – a toxic trans fat – that is often used as an excipient by other cell salt companies.
The 6X potency tests superiorly clinically and energetically for me, as well as for other colleagues who utilize energetic testing, including Dr. Michael Adams of Toronto. It should be noted that cell salts are not succussed and are thus not strictly homeopathic. Therefore, cell salts do not antidote other homeopathic remedies.
Ferrum phosphoricum makes up hemoglobin that carries oxygen throughout the body. It is thus commonly prescribed to treat fatigue and anemia (clinically evidenced by positive blood tests as well as sub-clinically when blood tests are negative but fatigue and weakness are significant), and to reduce hemorrhages (nose bleeds, excessive menstrual flow, and wounds). Note that Ferrum phos cell salts do not cause constipation as many iron supplements do. This cell salt is also typically given during the early stages of fever and inflammation or when one feels a cold or flu coming on in conjunction with being tired and run down. In fact, a Philadelphia homeopath, Dr. Garth Boericke, once described Ferrum phos as “the children’s antibiotic,” and suggested prescribing it immediately in cases of fever, coughing, and congestion. This important cell salt is additionally prescribed to treat weakness and fatigue in the elderly.
Cell salts work well together when combined. For example, to restore the body after major acute illnesses and to treat fatigue and anemia, Calc phos and Ferrum phos are often taken together. For nervous exhaustion, excessive studying (overworked students), or chronic anxiety, Ferrum phos is often combined with Kali phos, which also can reduce anemia. Additionally, Ferrum phos and Kali mur have been taken together to naturally reduce fevers, as well as for colds and chronic catarrhal conditions.
Note that unlike many other brands, these lactose-based Luyties cell salts do not contain magnesium stearate—a toxic and indigestible trans fat.
Dosage: 4 tablets dissolved under the tongue 1 to 3 times a day or as directed by your health care practitioner, at least 10 minutes away from food. Children typically need ½ this dosage.