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In this newsletter, you will learn about the wonders of Epsom Salts. From improving heart function, PMS conditions, insomnia and muscle pain to helping with weight management, sugar metabolism, and migraines – these are just a few of the things you can achieve in just 20 minutes while relaxing in your own bath tub. Read on to find out more!
One Epsom salts bath kills many complaints: PMS, insomnia, weight gain, migraines, and more
Epsom Salts are actually magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is crucial for a number of physiological and mental processes. Unfortunately, when taken as a pill it can be hard on the digestive system, especially on the colon (sometimes causing diarrhea). That’s why absorbing it through the skin by preparing a bath with Epsom Salts is a great way to get your magnesium and enjoy it too. Epsom Salts baths can help with:
Feeling good and relaxed: Magnesium is a natural stress-reliever as it helps bind serotonin – a mood elevating chemical produced in the brain. Excess adrenaline and high levels of stress drain magnesium from the body. Hence, if you are feeling stressed, depressed, or in a bad mood, Epsom Salts baths can help you relax and feel happier.
Good sleep: Magnesium relaxes the nervous system. If you take a 20 minute bath with Epsom Salts before you go to bed, you are guaranteed to sleep like a baby.
Flushing toxins and heavy metals: Your skin is a highly porous membrane. The magnesium sulfates in your bath trigger “reverse osmosis” – a process which pulls salts and toxins out of your body. Thus, if you feel like you need a detox, hop in the bath and add some Epsom Salts to it. This will help your body detoxify in a gentle yet very effect way.
Glowing skin: By flushing toxins out of your body, magnesium will leave your skin smooth and glowing.
PMS: Magnesium is a muscle relaxant; hence it can help prevent cramping before and/or during menstruation.
Pain and muscle cramping: Epsom Salts baths are excellent for muscle recovery. The magnesium helps flush the lactic acid (a toxic by-product which builds up after training an causes muscle pain). It also helps the muscles relax due to its relaxant effect on the nervous system.
Weight management and sugar metabolism: Magnesium helps the body use insulin, thus assisting in sugar metabolism, sugar cravings, diabetes prevention and weight management.
To the list above, we can also add: improved heart and circulatory health; reduced irregular heart beats; preventing hardening of the arteries; reduced blood clots; reduced inflammation; improved oxygen use; improved absorption of nutrients; improved formation of joint protein; prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
Epsom salts are inexpensive (as long as you buy them at the supermarket rather than the pharmacy if you are in New Zealand). You need 2 cups of Epsom salts for one standard bath. About 20 minutes in the bath is enough time for you to get all the benefits. Enjoy!