Detox Your Body During a Cleanse with an Epsom Salt Bath
Our bodies crave magnesium – it is the second most abundant element in human cells. It helps the body regulate over 300 biochemical reactions and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like maintaining nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, energy production and the elimination of toxins. Unfortunately though, most of us are deficient and cannot get the boost we need through supplements since it’s not easily absorbed through the digestive tract. The good news is that studies show magnesium is readily absorbed through the skin, which makes an Epsom salt bath a wonderful way to enjoy these amazing health benefits and compliment your juice cleanse experience.
Epsom salt, scientifically known as hydrated magnesium sulfate, is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium play a number of roles in your body as we mentioned above; but sulfates also play an important role. They increase the absorption of nutrients, eliminate toxins, support healthy formation of brain tissue and aid in migraine relief.
As we mentioned above, magnesium and sulfate are poorly absorbed through the stomach but luckily, both are easily absorbed through the skin, so it’s no wonder that Epsom salt baths have been historically known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments. Its eye opening when you see just how porous our skin is. If chemicals and toxins can easily enter into our bodies through our largest organ, then ridding those toxins through our skin in an Epsom salt bath becomes a no-brainer.
Sulfites vs Sulfates
Questions often come up concerning sulfites and sulfates; because the names are so close in spelling and pronunciation, no wonder there’s some confusion. Let’s help clear it up.
- Sulfites are common preservatives used in various foods and medications. Individuals, especially asthmatics, who suffer from sulfite allergies can experience severe reactions when ingested.
- Sulfates, on the other hand, naturally occur in the environment. These mineral salts can be found in soil, drinking water and rivers.
More Great Benefits of an Epsom Salt Bath
When the magnesium sulfate from Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin during your relaxing bath, it draws toxins from the body through your largest organ (the skin), calms the nervous system, reduces inflammation, relaxes muscles and exfoliates the skin leaving you relaxed and refreshed. More amazing benefits of Epsom salt include:
When we are stressed, it actually drains your body of magnesium and increases the levels of adrenaline. When Epsom salt is dissolved in warm water, it is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body. Magnesium helps to produce serotonin, our brain’s chill-out, mood-elevating chemical, creating a feeling of relaxation. It reduces irritability by lowering the effects of adrenaline. Research also shows that magnesium increases energy and stamina by boosting the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), this is basically the energy packets made in your cells.
Treat sore muscles and inflammation, asthma and migraine headaches all by taking an Epsom salt bath. You can also heal cuts and reduce soreness from childbirth. Try this: soak tired (and stinky) feet in a tub of warm water with half a cup of Epsom salt to ease aching feet and soften skin (it will even neutralize foot odor).
Improves Nerve Function
Studies show that Epsom salt baths can help regulate electrolytes in your body, ensuring proper functioning of muscles, nerves and enzymes. Magnesium is also known to be critical in the body’s use of calcium, which serves as a main conductor of the electric impulses in your body.
Keeps Heart Healthy
Epsom salt helps improve heart health and prevent heart diseases by boosting blood circulation, protecting the elasticity of arteries and preventing blood clots. That makes one happy heart!
Appropriate magnesium and sulfate levels increase insulin effectiveness in the body, and helps to lower the risk of diabetes.
Flush toxins and heavy metals from cells and help your body eliminate harmful substances. Since your skin is a highly porous membrane, adding Epsom salt to a warm bath will help trigger a process called reverse osmosis, which actually pulls salt out of your body, and take the harmful toxins along with it.
Compliment Your Juice Cleanse with an Epsom Salt Bath
Assist your body during the detox process of your juice cleanse and give it a chance to absorb more nutrients by taking an Epsom salt bath. And keep the goodness going! Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bath a few times a week as part of your daily routine for the ultimate vibrant lifestyle.
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