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Detox, Relieve Stress with Epson Salts

Epsom salt can help relieve stress by promoting the production of serotonin and reducing the effects of adrenaline.

Epson salts is different from traditional salt as its actually a combination of naturally-occurring minerals, magnesium and sulfate. It’s composed of tiny, colourless crystals that look like table salt.

Magnesium sulphate is a mineral that many of us are lacking in, as levels have been decreasing over the years.

The lack of this important nutrient in our bodies is due to a combination of issues, including over development of agricultural land that leaches the essential minerals like magnesium and other trace elements from the soil, over use of prescription drugs, consuming more processed food, fast food etc. This is one of the reasons Epsom salt can be an important part in helping to improving one’s health.

It’s wonderful for dry skin, a natural anti-inflammatory for muscles that ache. So easy just make it only takes the time to soak in a warm bath with a cupful of Epson salts.

Some Benefits of an Epson Salt bath

  • Epson Salts works on the body by replacing magnesium in the body and increasing water in the intestines, not only great for removing toxins but can help relieve constipation.

  • When Epsom salts is dissolved in warm water it is easily absorbed through the skin. Tired and sore feet can also benefit from an Epson salt soak.

  • Aside from relieving tension, pain, and cramping, Magnesium sulfate has several other positive effects on the human body. It aids in many enzymatic functions, helps to regulate fluid retention in cells, and facilitates the body’s use of calcium to transmit chemical signals throughout the nervous system.

  • Add a couple of tablespoons of Epsom salts to hot water and soak body parts affected by gout.

Please note: Before taking magnesium sulfate, you should always talk to your doctor prior. This blog contains general information only. Always consult your health care professional before making changes to your diet or lifestyle.

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