Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Tissue Salts therapy?

A. Wilhelm Henrich Schussler (1821-1898) devised the homeopathic tissue salts as nutritional therapy, observing that when there was a deficiency of certain ’tissue salts’ then symptoms would be produced. He believed that these were the basic salts that every cell in the body requires for optimum health, noting that they are the salts that remain in the ash when a body is completely combusted at cremation.

Q. What are the different names for the Salts?

A. Homeopathic Tissue salts are sometimes referred to as ‘Biochemic Salts’ or ‘Cell Salts’. Rather than treating “like with like, “as is the case with orthodox homeopathic medicine, tissue salt remedies treat ailments by correcting imbalances or deficiencies in the body’s cell nutrition. Tissue Salts still maintain physical quantities of the original substances, although in minute form (6x).

Q. Are they safe?

A. There are no known dangers associated with the use of Tissue Salt.

Q. Can Tissue Salts be used with other therapies?

A. Tissue Salts can be used alongside any medication. However, a carefully coordinated and integrated approach is required when using other therapies alongside Tissue Salts in order to monitor where progress may be coming from. Duplicating medication for the same symptoms can confuse the source of improvements.

Q. Are there side effects?

A. The simple answer is "No". The medicines operate as a stimulus to the body's own healing processes, rather than attempting to make the alterations more directly, as happens with drugs, herbs and aromatherapy. Side effects result from the body's reaction to drug medicine whereas the body's reaction to Tissue Salt medicines is a healing response.

Q. Are there any special procedures when taking Tissue Salts?

A. In order to increase the success of the treatment, if at all possible try to avoid taking coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and mint (toothpaste, chewing gum, cough drops, etc.) during your treatment. Also avoid inhaling strong substances such as chemical products and strong detergents. There are non-mint varieties of toothpaste which can be purchased such as the Kingfisher make.

Q. Can Tissue Salts be used to treat animals? Will my horse (or pony, dog, cat, donkey, goat etc.) accept the treatment?

A. Yes, all the Tissue Salts can be given to pets. The Tissue Salts can be crushed and added to the pet’s food a few times per day. There are books that can be consulted on the subject.

Q. What is meant by "FastMelt" and how are the Tissue Salts produced?

A. The New Era Tissue Salts are still prepared using the established method of finely grinding and diluting mineral ingredients to tiny particles, a process known as trituration. During this mixing process Biotin is added. Then the final powder is extruded and baked to produce the unique ‘FastMelt’, dissolve on or under the tongue tablets, for which New Era is so understandably famous.

Q. How do I take the Tissue Salts?

A. The nutrients in New Era’s Mineral Cell Tissue Salt tablets dissolve, in the mouth, on or under the tongue, to promote the rapid absorption of the ingredients into our body cells in a way that ordinary hard compressed salts tablets cannot be expected to achieve. Try not to handle the salts by hand but tip them from the container into the lid and then into the mouth.

Q. Is there any age restriction on taking the Tissue Salts?

A. The FastMelt tablets are completely safe and suitable for children too. They may also be taken alongside other supplements or medicines.

Q. What is the difference between the New Era and Schuessler Tissue Salts?

A. It really doesn't matter what 'brand' name they're called by they are all effectively 'Schuessler Salts' as invented by Dr Schuessler. As far as the active ingredients go The New Era range contain biotin and melt more quickly but otherwise conform to the same process as first invented by Wilhelm Henrich Schussler. Both makes of the tissue or cell salts are therefore the original homeopathic salts. The origins of the salts can be traced back to the turn of the century when the natural physician, Heinrich Reckeweg (1877-1944) founded ‘Laboratorium EUPHA’, and started to produce them. Customers have their own preferences as to which they prefer but in practice they work the same way. The New Era Tissue Salt brand is currently owned by an Italian company and produced under license to Dr Reckeweg in Germany. The Schuessler Tissue Salts sold on this website are produced by Dr Reckeweg in Germany directly and, like the New Era Salts, imported into the UK.

Q. Is there a difference in range between the New Era and Schuessler Combination Salts?

A. All the Dr Reckeweg Schuessler Individual or Single Salts contain the same active ingredients as the New Era Tissue Salts. However, not all the ingredients in the Combination Salts match exactly with New Era. There is however a good deal of overlap, making it possible to suggest an equivalent in the Dr Reckeweg Schuessler range. The Reckeweg Schuessler Combination Salts also have a greater number in their range than the New Era (28 as opposed to 18) and so cover more ailments.

Q. Why don't the Tissue Salts and Dr Reckeweg Drops have the meanings on the products or boxes?

A. These brands of alternative medicine do not carry a medical license approved by the Medical and Health Advisory Body (MHRA) in the UK which is extremely expensive to get and would make the ultimate cost of them impractical to produce. In many other parts of the world, as previously in the UK before we signed up to the EEC's regulations, no license is required and you will therefore see products advertised with their full meanings and uses. There are many discussions about efficacy and safety both with conventional and alternative medicine. We believe that everyone should be free to make up their own minds to seek advise when necessary, to self-care, and decide what medication is best suited for their purposes when and how to take it.

Q. What are the Dr Reckeweg Drops?

A. Dr. Reckeweg is a family-owned business whose origins can be traced back to the turn of the last century. Dr. Reckeweg homeopathic drops are produced from raw materials of the highest quality and are strictly manufactured in accordance with the German Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia, the European Pharmacopoeia and comply with international production standards. Like the Tissue Salts European and UK regulation forbid their meanings or any helpful information to be publicised on the boxes or bottles.