Next time you decide to take a nice relaxing bath, don’t go in search of your favorite body wash, or bath bomb. Instead, grab a bag of Epsom salt, and do much more than just relaxing. Using Epsom salt in your bath is probably the easiest, most enjoyable, and quickest way to bring your entire body to optimize health. And, it also helps that Epsom salt is an inexpensive ingredient, and easily accessible, as it’s sold at pharmacies, grocery stores, and natural food stores everywhere.
Epsom salt is a magnesium sulfate. When soaked in water the magnesium sulfate is released and enters your body through your skin. People more commonly use it to relieve muscle aches and pains. The healthy levels of magnesium help reduce overall body infammation. But, aside from this benefit, there are many others that will leave you feeling completely renewed, inside and out
1. Boosts Magnesium Levels
Good levels of magnesium in the body are key to good health, and many people have a magnesium deficiency. This type of deficiency is known as hypomagnesemia. It can be caused by alcoholism, severe diarrhea, malnutrition or high levels of calcium (hypercalcemia). By soaking your feet or entire body in a bath containing Epsom salt, your internal levels of magnesium can be increased naturally without the need to take magnesium supplements.