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.
Silica is abundant in grasses and grains, and is thus indicated in supporting the health of our structure, or connective tissue, including the skin, hair, nails, teeth and bones. It is also a profound detoxifier and has been called the “homeopathic surgeon” since it has been able in cases to create a passage to the surface for the discharge of pus or other foreign matter. Thus, this cell salt is often prescribed in the treatment of abscesses and boils, or whenever one is trying to erupt or eject toxic foreign materials from the body. (Some practitioners caution its use in patients with implants—hip or dental— for this reason. This should always be taken into mind but it would take really high amounts of Silicea to cause any kind of stress in these foreign objects—if it’s possible at all to affect them, and that level of long-term and high dosage amounts should be never prescribed.)
Cell salts work well together when combined. Since Silicea greatly supports dental growth and development, it is often combined with Calc fluor, Calc phos, and/or Mag phos for delayed dentition in children (teeth are erupting too slowly or late), or post-dental drilling or surgery.
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.