Tissue Salt #8 - Magnesium Phosphate

Think pain remedy or "natures aspirin" with Mag Phos as it is quick to relieve pain particularly cramping, shooting, darting or spasmodic pains. Known as the anti-spasmodic tissue salt, Mag Phos is found chiefly in the white fibres of nerves and muscles and when a deficiency of Mag Phos occurs, the white nerve fibres contract, causing spasms and cramps. 

Mag Phos is excellent for:

  • cramps
  • spasms
  • colic
  • menstrual symptoms
  • muscular twitching
  • headaches with a shooting or darting pain
  • toothache
  • spasmodic coughing
  • ringing in the ear
  • nerve pains (neuralgia)
  • sciatica

It’s also great at helping with addiction issues. 

Mag Phos has cured cases of chorea (involuntary limb movement) and is helpful with all heart problems caused by distention of the cardiac portion of the stomach. Dr. Broerick, one of the lead homeopathic physicians of the Pacific Coast, says "Magnesia Phosphate is a magnificent remedy in all spasmodic diseases". 

There are some facial signs to look for in someone with a Mag Phos deficiency. These people would have a red appearance that may come and go with emotions or in times of tension or stress. Red spots can appear anywhere on the upper chest, cheeks and neckline. These spots are most often seen in women. Some people turn red after eating - this can either be a Mag Phos deficiency or be a colon weakness and indicate a Ferr Phos deficiency. If the back of the hand is hot, then it is a Ferr Phos deficiency. (1)

In an acute situation that is severe such as menstrual, stomach or muscle cramps, nerve pains, toothache, colic, headaches with shooting, darting or spasmodic pains, spasmodic coughing,  etc. as an adult you would want to take 2-3 tablets every 15-60 minutes until the pain or symptoms subside. You can give children 1-2 tablets and infants 1 tablet. In an acute moderate situation that is more bearable, you would take 2-3 tablets every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside.

Repeat according to the severity of the symptoms. Stop on improvement. Repeat as needed.

You can also take tissue salts to treat chronic conditions. With a chronic condition, such as treating an addiction, spasmodic stammering, etc. you would take 2-3 tablets, 2-3x per day for 5 weeks, or you can even finish the full bottle. Taking little breaks is important so the body does not develop a tolerance. In this situation, you would take the tissue salt either for 5 days on with 2 days off, or for 3 weeks on with one week off over many months.

When taking tissue salts, tip the tablets into the lid and drop them into your mouth. Avoid touching the cap to your mouth. It is also important to try to avoid food for 10-20 mins before and after taking the salts, and take away from coffee or mint products as it will not be properly absorbed.   Phos will act more rapidly when taken with a sip of hot or warm water and it can be taken at frequent intervals until relief is obtained. 

1) Adapted from: Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies by David R. Card


You can learn about each individual Tissue Salt HERE


Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Keep out of reach of children.

Claims made from traditional homeopathic references, not scientific evidence.

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