Sience Of Epsom Salt

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by clerty, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. clerty

    clerty New Member

    Better health through soaking
    Magnesium can be ingested as a nutritional supplement, but studies show that a wide variety of factors - the presence of specific foods or drugs, certain medical conditions, even the individual chemistry of a person's stomach acid - can interfere with their effectiveness. But all of the subjects in a recent study experienced increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with magnesium sulfate crystals, commonly known as Epsom Salt.

    Researchers and physicians report that raising your magnesium levels may:

    Improve heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
    Improve the body's ability to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
    Flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
    Improve nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
    Relieve stress. 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.

    While increasing your magnesium levels, Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Sulfates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.


  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    They are a wonderful way to end the day. They help a great deal with muscle pain. Also, if added to water for plants, they give them a big boost.

    Almost forgot, I'm detoxing right now and I'll be soaking my smelly sweat-drenched bod later on. Epsom Salt soaks are great when Herxing/detoxing/purging.

    Love, Mikie
    [This Message was Edited on 07/14/2008]
  3. marti_zavala

    marti_zavala Member

    on making your own magnesium sulphate cream/lotion.

    I also added the scientific bits re: magnesium and sulphate.