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The power of Epsom Salt Bath

The power of Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom salt bath help in the production of serotonin, which is the mood-altering chemical in the brain that reduces anxiety Bathing in Epsom salt, at least 3 times a week, helps in overall positive mental health.

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of sulfate and magnesium. It has been known as a natural remedy for various ailments and contains many health benefits as well as household and beauty related uses.

1. Detoxify-
The sulfates found in Epsom salt can help flush out toxins and draw impurities away from the skin. Soak in a warm bath with about 2 teaspoons of Epsom salt for at approximately 10-15 minutes at a time for therapeutic benefits.

2. Controls blood sugar levels-
Healthy magnesium levels have been associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Epsom salt is a good source of magnesium. Both sulfate and magnesium help in improving your body’s ability to utilize and produce insulin.

Regular intake of Epsom salts, either transdermally or orally, can help in regulating blood sugar, improving daily energy levels and lowering the risk of diabetes.

Studies showed how a healthy intake of magnesium is linked with a lower risk of development of type 2 diabetes, therefore, proving Epsom salts acts as natural diabetes remedy.

3. Prevents Magnesium Deficiency-
Magnesium helps in stimulating muscle and nerve functions, improves oxygenation of tissues and blood flow through the body and limits inflammation.

Deficiencies in magnesium can cause significant damage to your nerves, which has been known to cause depression.

Sulfate and magnesium are both fine consistency minerals, which can be absorbed through your skin and taken up into the bloodstream. Just as the skin perspires to remove toxins through your pores, these same pores can also allow minerals in.

When one soak in water containing Epsom salts, reverse osmosis helps cleanse the body by pulling in magnesium and sulfate and throwing out the toxins.

4. Reduce Stress-
If you are under stress your body is drained of magnesium and there is an increasing level of adrenaline. Some short-term stress is actually helpful to your body, but long-term exposure can lead to a number of harmful conditions including obesity, high blood pressure, blood sugar regulation problems and insomnia.

5. Reduces Inflammation-
A warm bath that contains Epsom salt is known to relieve the inflammation associated with diseases like bronchial asthma. For swelling that accompanies bruises and sprains, Epsom salt is perhaps the best remedy. It is also useful for treating sore muscles and headaches.

Epsom salt baths are popular for softening and exfoliating skin, relaxation, drawing impurities out of skin and relieving migraine and cold or flu symptoms.

Consult with your physician before taking Epsom salt baths if you are pregnant or have a medical condition.

Dr. Nisha Kumar

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