The Importance Of The Master Cleanse Salt Water Flush

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Salt Water

I’m sure many of you out there have heard of the master cleanse, or what people call the “lemonade diet”, but it seems that most people don’t know about doing the salt water flush along with it, or why it’s important.

In order for you to get the most out of the master cleanse, the salt water flush is crucial, and here’s why.

QuestionWhat It Is

The salt water flush recipe is a simple one. It consists of 1 teaspoon of sea salts mixed with 25 to 35 ounces of water, preferably warm. It works as a laxative and helps to clean out your system.

Since the whole point of the master cleanse is to detoxify your body, you can see why the master cleanse salt water flush is ideal.

Colon AnatomyHow It Works And Why It’s Important

The salt water works on your bowels, loosening the impacted fecal matter that has built up through years of consuming processed foods. It works with the master cleanse to clear your bowels so that they can begin healing, becoming more efficient in nutrient absorption and immune response.

The great thing about it, compared to enemas and commercial cleansers is that it cleans your intestines in their entirety, and not just the colon.

To top it off, the salt flush does more than just cleanse your intestines. It cleanses your whole system.

Just a few examples are things like better breath, even in the morning when you first wake up, a lack of body odor, and an increase of energy.

You may use the salt flush exclusively in terms of laxatives, or in combination with other appropriate laxatives, as long as you use a laxative twice a day.

Ideally, this would be once in the morning before ingesting anything else, and once before you go to bed.

RiskSide Effects And Dangers

The master cleanse salt water flush is hardly what one would consider dangerous, but there are a few of things you need to look out for.

The most common of the salt water flush dangers is hypernatremia, or excess sodium in the blood.

Most people recognize this as dehydration. You shouldn’t let this scare you, however. As long as you are drinking enough water and master cleanse mix, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Just watch for dizziness, dry mouth, and thirst, and drink 8 ounces of water if you feel one of those symptoms coming on. A less dangerous and obvious side effect is loose bowels. All that loosened fecal matter has to go somewhere.

For that reason, it’s best that you wait between an hour and an hour and a half before going anywhere. Another reason it’s best to do it first thing in the morning and before you go to bed.

One last thing to know is that for some people, low sodium diets are a requirement to their health, and so what most people would consider a normal amount of salt would be too much for them.

Thus, if you have a pre-existing condition or are currently taking medications, it’s best to check with your doctor before starting both the master cleanse as well as the salt flush, just to be on the safe side.

The Bottom Line

Master CleanseThe salt flush is a necessary component of the master cleanse, enabling your body to better detoxify itself. It provides an array of benefits, and as long as it is used in an appropriate manner, it carries virtually no risk.

If you want to make the most out of your detoxification process, Master Cleanse Secrets is a wonderful e-book with a full explanation on the salt flush, as well as other natural laxatives, and the master cleanse itself.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Tamika Cole July 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I got all of the salt water down on two occasions. My problem is, it will not stay down. I instantly vomit it all up. What other options are there for me?

JessicaKumbaya November 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Follow these instructions to a T. You must do this upon rising so that your stomach is empty and you must drink a laxative tea the night before! After drinking this salty concoction, do not eat anything for 2 hours! If you do, you have wasted your time as the food will absorb the saltwater. Make sure that the water is room temperature or warmer. If you are doing this right, it will work for you. After flushing your system; resolve to avoid dairy, tobacco, nicotine and constipating foods like pasta and dough. This will change your life forever if you do it correctly!

JessicaKumbaya November 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I forgot to mention something. If you are impacted/constipated you may need to do this diet tea before bed and salt water routine for up to 4 consecutive days. Consume plenty of water/ fresh fruits during the day to keep you hydrated. Junk food constipates and poisons and must be permanently removed from your diet!

SarrInCogKneetOe January 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I just did the salt water cleanse with my husband. 20 minutes later he flush his system no problem. I am on the second day and feel very bloated, eyes are really swollen, hips and joints hurt. I have had a regular bm but don’t feel any better. I have also GAINED 5 lbs. Is this something I should be very concerned with? Thanks SarrInCogKneetOe

Feb2011cleanser February 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I typically have a little higher blood pressure than normal, 125 over somewhere in the high 80’s. I was expecting a major reduction in blood pressure because of what I had been consuming. I took my blood pressure a few hours after a SWF, and I was shocked! 127 over 101! Extremely high! I do NOT recommend people with above normal or high blood pressure to do the SWF, and just stick with the laxative tea. I think those who way the sea salt just flushes right out of you as quick as it comes in, are full of malarchy, because there is no other way to explain the jump in my BP other than the sea salt.

cleansertoo March 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

I have tried this method several times, and each was different from the last. Once there was no bowel movement at all. I waited the time for digestion (and some). I’m curious as to where that 2 tablespoon sea-salt/per 32 oz h2o got absorbed to.

grrr February 14, 2012 at 7:20 am

Did my 2nd flush this morning. Yesterday was fine and actually felt good after my BM. Today was way different. Ive been going all day and im having some moderate back pain. Maybe its been too hard on my kidneys. I might stop the SWF.

Cleanse Motivated February 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Is the swf absolutely necessary for everyone? I’ve gotten it down 4 times now, trying different methods each time to make it easier but today(Day 5) its extremely difficult. It came back up after 10 minutes. Each time I do it, I feel nauseous, weak, bloated and fatigued. Also, the waste I excrete is mostly water with a yellowish tint which resembles the effects of a stomach virus when all waste n ur system is gone and the lining of ur stomach starts being expelled (or so said my doctor years ago when I had the stomach virus) i expected the black tar-like substance described but that nvr came… I just wanna know if I should continue or not. Responses r greatly appreciated 🙂

Tee February 20, 2015 at 10:58 am

I have done salt water flush for over 12 years at the change of the season. Recommendations are… Right after drinking the water do not bend over or sit down for about 10-15 minutes it can make you feel as if you are going to throw up.

Try to drink it all down with in 10 minutes so you are not having intermittent running to the bathroom. Depending on how your digestive system is moving you may get different results.

I have had clients that have not had a bowel movement after doing it generally it is someone who already has major issues with movements example if you eat 2 times a day you should have a bowel movements twice a day if that is not happening you are constipated.

Some people go one time a week or maybe every three days all bad for the system but that would be a lot harder to get movement when you have waist compacted inside of you intestines.

A young man love cheese and ate lots of it he had to drink the salt twice before he had a slight BM it was not until his third try did he see the result he needs to see.

We beat our bodies up and with food choices we make and you have to be mindful of what you do on a daily bases.

I am not saying everyone will have great results but you do have to consider what you do and yes I know most people think there diet is great even some of my vegan friends until we explain in detail.

I hope this helps and btw my children also have done this from the time they were 10yrs old I just half the amount. They are 22, 20 and 16.

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