When was the last time you had an Epsom Salt Bath?
The National Academy of Sciences states that American’s are extremely magnesium deficient. This contributes to America’s high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, digestive maladies, chronic fatigue and many other chronic diseases.
Our magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and our diet. In fact, the modern American diet of fat, sugar, salt and protein actually works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies.
Magnesium is poorly absorbed through the stomach and studies have shown that magnesium is better absorbed through the skin as from soaking in a bath.
The benefits of soaking in an Epsom salt bath include:
• Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
• Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
• Flushing toxins and heavy metals
• Stress relief. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
• Reduces inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
• Improved absorption of nutrients.
Recommendation: Add two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for at least 12 minutes up to three times per week.