Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulphate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulphates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
Statistics show that at least 75% of people in the UK are deficient in Magnesium.
The body needs a sufficient amount of magnesium in order to control electrical conduction in the neurons in the muscles, which leads to a prolonged opening of calcium channels, and increases muscular activity.
Low magnesium levels can therefore cause tiredness, muscle cramps, spasms, twitches and tension, inability to fall asleep at night, menstrual cramps, mood swings, anxiety, migraines, constipation, cravings, bad skin and various other ailments.
Your magnesium levels can be instantly raised by bathing in magnesium flakes. This is also a delicious practise after a massage, workout or a long day. The magnesium as well as the hot water and 'time out,' softens the muscles, cleans and detoxes the body via the skin, (which has been called 'the biggest detoxifying organ in the body') and induces a lovely tiredness that can helps you fall asleep.
I would recommend bathing in at least 500g Epsom salts a few nights a week.
Epsom salts are a gift from God. As a raw material, it bubbles up in water from a natural spring - originally discovered in Epsom, England, and now found all over the world. The mineral can assist so many bodily functions and can be used in such a variety of different ways - for example, you can scrub your face with them as an exfoliating wash, add a teaspoon to drinking water to alkalise your body, mix them in your shampoo for a scalp-cleanse and brush your teeth with them, among many other things.
I have a friend who is a professional nutritionist, and she recommends them to all of her clients as a first port-of-call. Versatile, cheap and very supportive, you can't even over-do them.
As with all of my products, I can't guarantee that Epsom salts are going to work for you. Always check with your doctor if you have any doubts about what you are using in or on your body.
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