14 Superb Sea Salt Water Flush Benefits

(Last Updated On: June 14, 2019)

Ok, this absolutely takes the cake. Drinking  sea salt water to flush out the human body? If humans were supposed to drink salt water wouldn’t they have fins. Or wouldn’t they live in the ocean? What about all the tons of debris dumped into the ocean every year? What about all the oil slicks that have permeated the oceans through the years? What about all the nuclear bombs set off under the ocean floor? Do you mean to tell me there is a benefit to drinking radioactive water?

These questions may seem like a stretch and they probably are but some people might find the notion of drinking sea salt water repulsive. Is there really factual support  that sea salt water can flush out your system and can there be benefits from this flushing.

Let’s examine the issue and find out if there are benefits to flushing out your system with sea salt water.

1) Deep Colon Detox with Sea Salt Water

What and Why a Salt Water Flush
It’s designed to cleanse your colon and digestive tract to bring on a forced bowel movement. Now, we know what the flush is why should you do one? People may think that it isn’t necessary to flush out their systems but it may have great benefits. It’s good to flush out your system periodically because it cleanses and detoxifies our digestive tracts and colons.

The flush is very good especially for people who may have poor eating habits. Over time toxins, heavy metals and waste will build up in the colon because the body doesn’t eliminate through bowel movements frequently or efficiently enough. This may lead to inflammation, low energy and possibly disease development. The reality is that nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from severe constipation and really could use a simple and effective flush as a sea salt.   

What Does Sea Salt do for the Body    

It clears out problems in the digestive tract such as bloating, gas and constipation. Also, sea salt flush will not cause side effects like laxative teas or cleansing pills which can lead to an unhealthy dependence on these products.  Unlike the above mentioned products sea salt will not cause electrolyte imbalances, water retention later and trouble eating normally. Naturally speaking a sea salt flush is safer than using laxative teas or cleansing pills.   

It has become a serious practice over the last few years for people to a “flush”their colons out with real sea salt water. It has many benefits for the human body. But take care that if you do apply a sea salt water flush do it carefully and don’t do it everyday. The repercussions for your health of doing a sea salt water flush everyday are formidable. Here are the negative effects of applying a sea salt water flush too often:

  • Problems balancing electrolytes
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Blood Pressure Changes
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Fatigue

Is a sea salt water flush dangerous? It can be for some people a dangerous preposition it can cause nausea, weakness and vomiting but for the most part it is safe to use sea salt water in a flush. You must be careful when doing a  sea salt water flush because there is a proper way to complete this treatment. But first, let’s look at the wrong way to perform a sea salt water flush.

You can flush your colon with sea salt water and actually have no beneficial results. Because it was done improperly. You need to pick the right time of day to do the flush. Early in the morning on an empty stomach is the ideal time. If you perform the flush at the wrong time of the day it will be useless. Make sure your system is empty. Another wrong method is to use the wrong kind of salt in the flush You may accidentally use iodized salt instead of uniodized salt. Uniodized salt absorbs differently than iodized salt. Another reason the flush didn’t work is because you either used too little or too much salt in the flush.

You want to be sure you use pure but iodinated sea salt for the flush. In this way, if you use the right amount and the right type of salt; the salt will absorb like it’s supposed to and you will reap the full benefits of the flush. Now, let’s talk about how to perform the flush the proper way. Formulating  a sea salt water mixture you will use warm water and real sea salt that has been properly blended together. Once the blend is correct the body is able to easily absorb the salt. If mixed correctly you will see no salt granules in the glass. But what you will see is a cloudy mixture that is uniform in color and texture.

The final appearance of the solution is important because when the salt is completely dissolved in the water; the digestive organs can process the salt efficiently and safely. You won’t have the kidneys extracting the solution and leaving the salt behind. If this happens the salt can enter the bloodstream and raise the blood pressure.

How to Cleanse the Colon with the Salt Water Flush

The sea salt water flush is most effective if you can perform it early in the morning. (Some people like to perform the sea salt water flush at 7:00 a.m. in the morning.) Before you eat breakfast because your stomach should be empty when you apply your salt water flush. If you plan on going out or exercising that day be careful because you may feel nausea right after the flush. And you will have a strong urge to go to the bathroom.  

If you decide to perform the sea salt water flush later in the day, make sure your stomach is empty. You want to get the maximum cleansing from the flush. Here is a salt water flush recipe:

  • Two tablespoons of sea salt it should be colored sea salt (like pink     Himalayan salt or “gray” salt)
  • Heat up one liter of filtered water. The water should be warmer than room temperature but not boiling hot   
  • Grab  a jar and add the salt, lemon juice or lemon water
  • Shake the mixture vigorously. Make the salt granules are totally absorbed in the water. If they aren’t you will see salt granules on the bottom of the jar
  • Drink the mixture as quickly as you can (The goal is 5 minutes)
  • Lay on your side and massage the belly. Switch to the other side and repeat the mssage.
  • Try to hold the mixture in for 30 minutes. This allows for the maximum cleansing to take place.  
  • You may have to go to the bathroom many times for the next several hours after you flush your system. This will allow for the maximum cleansing

Sea Salt is made from the evaporation of water bodies and it comes in different textures and colors.

Powerful Benefits from Sea Salt Water Flushing

2) Treats Sore throats

The sea salt water flush has been used to treat sore throats. You know when your throat is so swollen you cannot swallow. The throat is inflamed and irritated and so swollen the passageway has become constricted.  Sea salt water flushes will help reduce the inflammation and swelling from a sore throat.

3) Treats inflamed Muscles that Cause Pain

Sea salt water flushes can help to reduce inflammation in muscles that cause pain. The solution will reduce the inflammation in the muscles reducing the pain.

4) Affects muscle and Nerve Function

It will relax body muscles and calm nerves. You have hypertensive muscles that are twitching at 100 m.p.h. in your body. The nervous muscle twitching is brought on by an overactive nervous system. The sea salt water flush can calm the nerves and relax the muscles and reduce the tension in your muscles. It will slow the nervous system down as well. It will put your body in a peaceful and relaxed state.

5) Contracts Muscles in the Digestive Tract  

This is huge the sea salt water flush will force the muscles in the digestive tract t contract. This will push and force waste through the colon thereby relieving constipation. It will also push out toxins that will make you feel sluggish.

6) Balances out the System

Sea salt water flushes can balance ph levels and hormone levels. If any of your hormone levels are out of balance you can suffer some major health issues. Sea salt water flushes will balance those hormone levels keeping the body fit and healthy. Ph imbalances occur when acidic and alkaline go crazy. If this happens it will cause all kinds of unhealthy organisms to flourish. It will also damage tissue. Both of these issues can cause serious health issues. Sea salt water flushes can help cure these health issues as well.

7)  Help Reduce acidic Levels in the Stomach

This will eliminate the risk of acid reflux. Acid reflux can eventually eat away the esophagus. This would be a very long but very painful process. There is a chance esophageal cancer could develop. So this is a huge benefit of sea salt water flushes.  

8) Balance Metabolism Functions

It will help you lose unhealthy weight if you are overweight. It can also help you to gain healthy weight if you are underweight. Your metabolism helps to break down food into energy and eliminates toxins. The sea salt water flush can balance out the function of the metabolism. It also support hypoosmolarity ( excessive amounts of osmotic solutions measured by osmoles per liter in a fluid) of extracellular fluids that help break down glucose and proteins.

9) Helps with Weight Loss

Supposedly, the sea salt water flush is low in calories which may explain the weight loss benefit.

10) Detoxification

In theory the sea salt water flush will cause a number of bowel movements. They will contain the salt mixture itself, semi-solid waste and solid waste materials. Supposedly these toxins have been in the body for months perhaps years. The toxins have leaked into the bloodstream causing chronic fatigue. The salt flush removes these toxins. Thi si the main purpose of the sea salt water flush.

11) Reduces Odor  

 Reduces Odor  

This is an unusual benefit of the sea salt water flush. It will need to be further tested. It hasn’t been fully proven that this benefit will occur. Theoretically, the sea salt water flush will remove toxins in your body that cause body odor and bad breath. They also cause perspiration which gives off ominous body odors. The sea salt water flush removes the toxins. The result you have no more body odor and you don’t perspire. You will eliminate the need for deodorant and also your bad breath is diminished.

12) Improves the Digestive Tract Function

Once the toxins are removed from the intestinal walls the digestive system will not have to labor to neutralize those toxins. Then the digestive system can resume its intended function and that is to remove waste materials out of the body as soon as possible. In turn, the sea salt water flush will heal damaged intestines. It also will heal a damaged digestive tract which will result in the digestive tract to function normally. If the digestive tract is functioning normally then the immune system will operate more efficiently as well.This will improve the overall health of your body.

The digestive tract will pass the toxins and waste through the colon. The colon will be clear and pass the waste materials freely through. The immune system is strong and healthy able to fight off toxic, bad bacteria, free radicals and infections. The digestive tract will break down food into energy like it’s supposed to. It will also get rid of intestinal worms.

13) Improves Respiratory functions

The sea salt water flush acts as a natural antihistamine which helps to open up the sinuses which in turn will reduces the symptoms of allergies, sinus infections, and the common cold. It may help with other respiratory ailments as well.

14) Other Benefits from the Sea Salt Water Flush

It’s reported that the sea salt water flush will reduce pain by removing the toxins that cause pain. Once the toxins are removed the muscles will relax and the pain will dissipate. If you are suffering from chronic headaches or migraines you will experience relief from them as well.

It helps to balance the electrolytes in the body. Electrolytes are essential to the proper functioning of the nerve cells, muscle coordination, mental concentration, and the heart functions. If the electrolytes are in imbalance then serious health issues could follow. This could lead to cardiac arrest which could kill a person, confusion, and muscle spasms. The sea salt water flush helps to restore the balance of the electrolytes which supports proper heart and brain functions. It als helps with muscle and nerve cell functions.

Supposedly, the sea salt water flush will help improve your self-image by clearing up the skin and the skin will be brighter. Your eyes will be brighter and your overall health will improve. You will be able to exercise more efficiently and make wiser and healthier food choices. You have decreased sleep disturbances and have more energy for exercise and social activities.   

Apparently there are some huge benefits to be derived from sea salt water flushes. But keep in mind you have to use them in a balanced way. You don’t want to apply them excessively because this will lead to some major health issues.     If you apply them sparingly your body will not benefit from the full detoxification process.

You also need to apply the sea salt water flush properly if you don’t you will miss out on its full effectiveness. The internet has quite a few sources for the benefits of sea salt water flushes as in recent years it has come into the public limelight. People are taking this unusual treatment seriously. The whole theory behind the sea salt water flush is that it will ignite the body’s natural detoxification and waste elimination processes.


There are some major benefits to cleansing the human body with a sea salt water flush. They range from potential weight loss to total detoxification of the body It can help with healing the intestines and repairing damaged digestive tracts. It’s been suggested it can help balance electrolyte levels which will help with brain and heart functions. They also help with mental coordination.

The sea salt water flush will help the colon function better by removing potential toxins that could have built up in it for months perhaps years. The colon functions properly then bowel movements will be passed easily and regularly. The body is freed from toxins that will deplete it of energy. Supposedly, the sea salt water flush is supposed to remove bodily odors and foul breath. To the point you won’t need deodorant anymore because you will stop perspiring and lose the cause for body odor. Again, this has yet to be proven as factual.  

The final analysis is there are too many life saving benefits from using the sea salt water flush to be ignored. But always consult your health medical professional if you have any questions or doubts about using this natural cleansing treatment.  






Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.