... orally in capsule form
I have never heard of taking Epsom salts for either depression or ADHD. I doubt seriously that it will help. The following is a list of conditions for which oral ingestion is used:
Indications for its internal use are:
Replacement therapy for hypomagnesemia.
Magnesium sulfate is the first-line antiarrhythmic agent for torsades de pointes in cardiac arrest under the 2005 ECC guidelines and for managing quinidine-induced arrhythmias.
As a bronchodilator after beta-agonist and anticholinergic agents have been tried, e.g. in severe exacerbations of asthma. Recent studies have revealed that magnesium sulfate can be nebulized to reduce the symptoms of acute asthma. It is commonly administered via the intravenous route for the management of severe asthma attacks.
Magnesium sulfate can be used to treat eclampsia in pregnant women.
Magnesium sulfate can also delay labor in the case of premature labor, to delay preterm birth.
Intravenous magnesium sulfate may be able to prevent cerebral palsy in preterm babies.
Solutions of sulfate salts such as Epsom salt may be given as first aid for barium chloride poisoning
While a bath of Epsom salts maybe soothing and relaxing, and the oral administration may help if you have a magnesium deficiency, constipation, asthma, or certain heart conditions, its use for depression or ADHD is not suggested.
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