What are Epsom salts?

Epsom salts are compounds of magnesium and sulfate and is found in crystalized form as well as in powder form. The lack of this compound in our bodies is creating a lot of health issues. The lack of Epsom salts occurring due to the excessive leaching of minerals from agriculture lands due to the use of modern agriculture technologies. Due to this our bodies are not able to consume important salts like magnesium and other related trace elements, which are casing different complicated diseases. The consumption of processed foods is another reason for the lack of magnesium in our bodies.

Benefits and Uses

Many research studies show that magnesium and sulfate both are absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits[1]. 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. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches.[2]

The modern research takes its lead from the hundreds of years of history of the use of Epsom salts. The benefits of Epsom salt are well known over the centuries and it contains the properties that can soothe the body, mind, and soul. It has numerous health benefits which include skin care, mind relaxation, strengthening the nervous system, relieving the back and joint pains, and detoxing the body.

Epsom salt also has benefits for beauty. We will share with you the list of research studies and videos in the future articles. We will keep sharing more information on Epsom salts, their availability and costs.

Also see our article on Epsom salt pedicure.

Stay healthy!!!


[1]“REPORT ON ABSORPTION OF MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALTS) ACROSS THE SKIN,” Dr. R.H. Waring, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, U.K.

 

[2] “REPORT ON ABSORPTION OF MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALTS) ACROSS THE SKIN,” Dr. R.H. Waring, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, U.K.