Epsom salt, known scientifically as hydrated magnesium sulfate, is not really a salt but rather a compound of naturally occurring minerals which can help improve health in numerous ways. Research demonstrate that magnesium and sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify your body of medicines and environmental contaminants. Magnesium plays a vital role in number of bodily functions including muscle control, electrical impulses, production of energy and detoxification and helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body. Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Doctors say a lack of magnesium can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues. While both magnesium and sulfate can be poorly absorbed through the stomach, studies show increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with Epsom salt.
Magnesium may help: Ease stress, Promote restful sleep, Relieve inflammation and pain, Detoxify,
More benefits from taking a Epsom Salt bath include:
- Improved ability of the body to use insulin, reducing the chance of diabetes
- Improved heart health – preventing hardening of the arteries and reducing blood pressure
- Improved nerve function due to electrolyte regulation
- Improved oxygen use
- Better absorption of nutrients