To reach the right destination, salts first have to be diluted similar to homeopathic medicines. This is usually done with the help of milk sugar. In the undiluted state, they would be much too concentrated and would therefore be excreted directly by the body without being absorbed first.
Dilution is therefore also called potentiation of the active ingredient. For slimming, salts in potentiation D6 are often used (diluting the salt 6 times with a solvent in a ratio of 1:10). It is also recommended to drink a lot of liquids to ensure that the minerals have a better effect.
Similar to homeopathic remedies, salts are also claimed to have no side effects or interactions with other medications. Only a lactose intolerance could be problematic, as these medicines consist to a large extent of milk sugar (lactose) and could therefore cause complaints. For this reason, tablets based on cane sugar are also available for this group of people.
If a slight aggravation of the symptoms occurs after the beginning of the application of salts, this is to be interpreted as an indication that they have an effect on the organism and are in principle suitable for the person. After all, just like in homeopathy, the idea behind it is that in the therapy of a disease all stages of the disease are carried out in a fast run until healing begins. Even an overdose of salts is supposedly not possible.
Only diabetics have to take into account that the tablets consist to a large extent of sugar and must therefore be included in the calculation. A rule of thumb is that about 50 tablets correspond to one unit of bread. Before starting a cure with salts, however, it is still recommended to consult the respective doctor, pharmacist or alternative practitioner.
Criticism of this weight loss method
There is criticism of this method to the extent that it has not been scientifically proven to date. The positive results of this cure are based exclusively on the experience of therapists and users who are very satisfied with this method. It is certain, however, that the sole intake of salts is certainly not accompanied by a drastic weight reduction.
Rather, they can only be seen as a supporting pillar besides a balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle and sufficient physical activity. Therefore, the question remains open whether a change of diet and lifestyle alone would not have the desired effect on weight loss and whether one could do without the tablets completely. Ultimately, the cost factor also remains, which usually cannot be ignored.
What are the risks / dangers of losing weight with salts
As a rule, the salts do not pose a greater danger. Only certain groups of patients should pay attention to a few things before taking them. People with lactose intolerance, for example, could develop digestive tract complaints after taking such tablets, mostly in the form of flatulence, abdominal cramps or diarrhoea.
You should make sure that you take cane sugar-based tablets to prevent the consequences of lactose. Special caution is also required for diabetics, as the tablets are made of sugar and can cause blood sugar derailments. You must therefore take these into account before taking such preparations. As a rule of thumb, about 50 tablets can be counted as one unit of bread.