Benefits of Epsom Salt
You may have heard that soaking in bath salts such as Epsom salt is great for relieving muscle aches and pains, but there is so much more that Epsom salt bath soaks can do for your overall health due to one key component and that is magnesium. Magnesium regulates the activity of over 325 enzymes, and is an electrolyte that aids to calcium cells, proper muscle and nerve functions, and can help lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease and strokes and much more.
Although there are several ways to receive magnesium, the absolute best way the body can effectively receive the desired amount the body needs is to soak in an Epsom salt bath. Not only will your body be able to absorb magnesium but Epsom salt also delivers sulfate which is what helps detoxify the body by flushing out harmful toxins. Sulfates are also known to improve the absorption of nutrients, prevent headaches, and help form brain tissue, mucin proteins, and joint proteins. It is very difficult to obtain sulfate though food but is very easily absorbed through the skin, which is another great reason to soak in an Epsom salt bath.
I know most of us live extremely busy lives, and who has time to soak in the tub for 10 – 20 minutes? Well I am not much of a bath guy myself, but as I am getting older and still like to do all the things I did when I was much younger, my body says “you can find the time”, especially after I have discovered all the other amazing health benefits that I will receive from this one bath. It is recommend to use 2 cups of Epsom salt for a standard size tub, and to double the amount for larger tubs. If you can find the time to bathe in warm water with Epsom Salt for minimally 12 minutes, your body and overall well being will greatly benefit.