Wisely, and slow.
They stumble that run fast.
Sodium phosphate [dibasic dodecahydrate].
SUBSTANCE Inorganic substance consisting of translucent crystals or granules. Readily loses water on exposure to air at ordinary temperatures, whilst anhydrous sodium phosphate is hygroscopic and will absorb water on exposure to air. Soluble in three parts of water. Incompatible with alkaloids, antipyrine, chloral hydrate, and lead acetate. Due to its solubility sodium phosphate is not found to any extent in natural mineral deposits.
USES As a sequestrant, emulsifier and buffer in foods [E339]; as a gelling agent and a sugar clarifying agent; as a mordant in dyeing; for weighting silk; in tanning; in manufacture of enamels, ceramics, detergents, boiler compounds; as a fireproofing agent; in soldering and brazing instead of borax; as a reagent and buffer in analytical chemistry. Additive in quick-cook pasta and macaroni to shorten the cooking time by making the particles swell up faster. Also used as a buffer in evaporated milk and coffee whiteners. Typical products containing sodium phosphate include cooked meats, ham, sausages, instant desserts, and processed cheese products. Used medicinally as a mild laxative.
BIOCHEMISTRY Sodium phosphate is a lactic acid buffer during short intense activity and as such boosts aerobic performance. It also helps to regulate the bile content and flow; helps promote the absorption of water [and so with sodium chloride and sodium sulphate serves to control body-water balance]; helps emulsify fatty acids in the digestive system; and is considered a specific for relieving the deposition of uric acid in the joints. 1 Sodium phosphate has been reported to increase metabolism, and heat production; hence its popularity as a supplement to combat obesity.
TISSUE REMEDY Introduced by Schüssler, who understood that Nat-p. had a role in the control of acidity due to the excess of lactic and uric acids. “Their ability [of sodium and phosphate] to buffer against a build-up of hydrogen ions and therefore an increase in body fluid acidity represents one of the body’s most important mechanisms for maintaining physiological pH. … Most Western diets high in animal foods and refined grains and sugar, contain a surplus of the acid-forming mineral elements [chlorine, sulphur and phosphorus]. For reasons of both efficiency and safety, the body must maintain pH within the very narrow range of 7.35-7.45. Any deviation from this physiological pH can bring with it cellular enzyme inactivity, cellular starvation and death. Both sodium and phosphate act as buffers or neutralising agents and are thus capable of raising pH. Phosphate exerts a minor role in maintaining blood pH, due to its low concentration. Haemoglobin, plasma proteins and bicarbonate function as the primary-buffering agents in the blood. Sodium phosphate acts as a buffer in intracellular fluid and interstitial fluid [serum and urine] where there is no haemoglobin, or plasma protein. It is capable of binding two hydrogen ions. Absorption of sodium phosphate is by active transport and passive diffusion in the small intestine, at an efficiency of between 50-80%. There is a reservoir of between 30-40% of the total body sodium in the skeleton, where it is bound to the surface of bone as the phosphate. … All conditions that result from an incomplete breakdown and elimination of metabolic acids call for sodium phosphate.”2
PROVINGS ••  Farrington – 12 provers [10 males, 2 females]; method: 2c [1 prover]; 6c [1 prover]; 30c [3 provers]; M [5 provers]; 10M [7 provers]; 50M [1 prover]; CM [3 provers]; manner not stated.
••  Corson – self-experimentation, c. 1877; method: repeated and increasing doses of crude substance, 4x [at short intervals], 6x [every fifteen minutes], 9x, 200x, M and 30M.
 Mervyn, Vitamins and Minerals.  Fisher, The Clinical Science of Mineral Therapy.
Occiput. Mucous membranes. Duodenum. Bile ducts. Mesentery. Genitals. Nerves. Stomach. Intestines.
Worse: Sugar. Milk. Mental exertion. Thunderstorm. Gaslight. Drafts. Morning and night. Emissions. During menses.
Better: Cold. Open air. Pressure.
* All Natrums are hypersensitive and closed. In Nat-p. the fears and refinement predominate.
M Too CLOSED for Phosphorus, yet too FEARFUL for Natrum muriaticum. [Ghegas]
Phosphorus-part: • “Awakes in night and imagines pieces of furniture are persons; imagines he hears footsteps in next room.”
Natrum-part: • “Depression; too apt to dwell on annoyances.” [Allen]
• “Natrum phos. has the solidity of Natrum mur. with some of the scope of Phosphorus, abundant ideas but easily distractible, hurried, angry at trifles, discouraged, fretful.” [Wright Hubbard]
M Fearful and easily startled.
• “Awakens; fears his child, who has a trifling ailment, is dead; he goes to her room to relieve the otherwise ineffaceable impression [never nervous before in sickness].”
• “Easily startled by the least noise, especially at night, causing palpitation.” [Allen]
• “The most refined of the Natrums, who are very refined people in general.” [Morrison]
• “A little discontented; irritable on interference; often very impatient of advice, not of criticism like the other Natrums, but of friendly advice; rather restless and fidgety in spite of their weariness.” [Borland]
M State of tension < any mental effort, or effort of concentration.
• “Their dreams are punctuated by closed doors and enclosed places with no way out, evoking an unconscious search for freedom, which sometimes leads them to the impasse of drugs.” [Grandgeorge]
• “Sexual dreams; thinks she is with her husband, but the act is prevented by the unbidden entrance of some stranger.” [Allen]
G NERVOUS WEAKNESS.
G Great craving for FRIED food [eggs, fish].
[eructations, vomitus, stomach, stools, leucorrhoea, expectoration, sweats, etc.]
Acidity from excessive use of sugar and fat.
G < SOUR food.
G Thunderstorm < pains; = trembling and palpitation.
HEADACHE DURING THUNDERSTORM.
G Deep YELLOW discharges.
Yellow creamy coat on base of TONGUE.
G Undue STIFFNESS after moderate exertion.
[caused by an excess of lactic acid in muscles]
G < EMISSIONS.
G Itching; nose, about mouth and anus.
Worms. Child picks nose.
Itching eruptions about joints, < ankles.
P Pale face, FLUSHING easily.
Or red on alternate sides [Ferr-p.].
P Urging to stool or to urinate after COITION.
P Alternate joint and heart pains. [Boger]
• “When big toe pains, heart pains are >.” [Clarke]
Delusions, he is shut in a dark cellar [1/1], hearing footsteps in next room [1/1], imagines furniture to be persons, at night on waking [1/1]. Fear, of dogs , of mental exertion . Hurry, everybody must hurry . Indifference to loved ones . Desire for mental exertion in evening . Sighing, before menses [1; Ign.; Lyc.], > during menses [1/1]. Starting, as from electric shocks through the body while wide awake [1; Euph.; Mag-m.], from noise .
Pain, as if open .
Acute, to noises .
Odours, offensive, in morning . Sneezing from chalk [2/1].
Disordered, after fat food , after milk . Heaviness during menses [1; Zinc.]. Nausea > after urination [1/1]. Pain, pressing, during menses . Vomiting, sour, during headache .
Sensation of weakness in uterus during passage of stool and urine .
Bubble starts from heart and passes through the arteries [1/1]. Sensation of emptiness after eating [1/1].
Weakness, lumbar region, while lying on back [1; Calc-s.].
Tension, hollow of knees, during menses [1/1].
Restless, during menses , after menses [1/1].
Flushes of heat during menses . Lassitude during warm weather . Sensation of muscular strength . Weakness, at approach of thunderstorm , during thunderstorm , after thunderstorm .
Aversion: :Bread; cold drinks. : Bread and butter; meat; milk; sour.
Desire: : Cold drinks. : Alcohol; beer; eggs; eggs, soft boiled; fish; fried eggs; fried fish; marinade; pungent; salt.
Worse: : Fat; milk; sour; sugar; vinegar. : Bitter food; butter; cold drinks; cold food; flatulent food; fruit.
Better: : Beer [*].
* Repertory addition [Clarke].