Epsom Salts and Magnesium Baths | 5 Benefits for Women

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Epsom Salt is a naturally occurring mineral found in the ground, made up of magnesium and Sulfate. Magnesium is largely known as a muscle relaxant and Sulfate is a protein builder for your joints.Whilst referred to as a salt, it actually isn’t. It’s referred to as such as it has an appearance that is very similar.

Magnesium is also an essential mineral required for many different uses in the body: It regulates more than 300 reactions that keep our body working. The perfect way to boost magnesium levels in our body is to have an Epsom Salt Bath.

Studies have shown that both Magnesium and Sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin. 

Let me break through the 5 top benefits of an Epsom Salt Bath:


1. Decrease Inflammation
Magnesium deficiency contributes to increased inflammation and chronic conditions. Examples include cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. Other chronic conditions include muscular tension, joint pain and stress. These will also improve when Magnesium returns to more acceptable levels.


2. Relief from Constipation 
Magnesium is a remedy to help relieve constipation. Most of the minerals that Epsom Salt contains are absorbed by our body and will reach the blood stream.
When you are constipated, taking an Epsom Salt bath can help ease stubborn bowels.


3. Relief from Period/Muscolar Cramps
Adding Epsom Salts into your bath will decrease inflammation and relieve muscular soreness. Most importantly it will minimise the effect of painful muscular cramps. The magnesium component of Epsom Salts acts a muscle relaxant. This further contributes to stress reduction by relieving muscular tension.


4. Restore Magnesium Levels
Magnesium is readily absorbed through the skin. From here it penetrates into the muscles and blood stream. Soaking or floating is an ideal way to top up your levels and promote relaxation.


5. Ease Stress
Taking some time out for yourself ideal for stress relief. Magnesium helps produce serotonin which is a mood elevating chemical. Found in the brain, it also boosts energy and relaxation.


More benefits of Magnesium:

  • Reduction in tiredness, fatigue, and anxiety
  • Relief from muscle tension and muscle spasms
  • General wellness
  • Relaxation and sleep quality
  • Improving circulation
  • Helping dry skin and conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne

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