Health benefits of Epsom salt baths

You pulled a muscle lifting weights at the gym. Or maybe your arthritis is acting up. Is there anything you can do, besides wait it out? A simple soak in the tub may help you feel better.

Despite the name, Epsom salt isn’t like the stuff you put on your fries. It’s called a salt because of its chemical structure. The “Epsom” part is a place in England where it’s found in natural springs.

Epson salt baths are filled with magnesium, a mineral that has significantly dropped during the last half of the century due to diet and agricultural changes.

Magnesium helps regulate over a staggering 325 enzymes and organizes our bodily functions. It helps with anything from muscle control to removing harmful toxins from our body.

Epsom salt, also known as hydrated magnesium sulfate, is rich in magnesium and sulfate. While taking supplements can only be absorbed through the stomach a little bit, soaking in this stuff can really increase your magnesium levels.

Studies show sitting in a bath with this mineral …Read More

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