Topical Irish Moss & Dialysis

by JD
(Washington, DC)

I have a friend on dialysis who must limit his potassium intake. Do you know if soaked Irish Moss, used topically, would introduce a significant amount of potassium into the blood stream?

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Dec 11, 2009
re: topical irish moss and dialysis
by: Ada

First of all, I am not a doctor. It's best to talk to your doctor or a natural health practitioner about this.

Irish moss contains 14% minerals -- carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, iodine, phosphorous, sodium, potassium, calcium, silica, and magnesium. When applied topically, the skin absorbs these minerals and enters the body.

I'm sure your friend knows that most plants have a little bit of potassium, too. Potassium is flushed out of the body if he is undergoing daily PD (peritoneal dialysis).

I hope my answer helps. Why not get in touch with Dr. Ryan Drum?

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