The benefits of Epsom salt aren’t just folklore. In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated the profound and wide-ranging benefits of magnesium and sulphate, the two major components of Epsom salt. Doctors, celebrities, personal trainers, gardening experts and supermodels have all extolled its virtues.

Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulphate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulphate is essential for many biological processes. It helps to flush toxins and form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

Our magnesium levels have dropped by fifty percent in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. Industrial farming has depleted magnesium from soil and the typical diet contains much less magnesium than that of our forefathers. And in fact, our modern diet includes many processed foods contain large amounts of fat, sugar, salt and protein that actually work to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies.

Another factor in decreased magnesium levels has been our focus on getting enough calcium. It’s a delicate dance–calcium depletes magnesium yet calcium functions best when enough magnesium is present. Studies indicate that taking a calcium supplement without enough magnesium can increase the shortage of both nutrients. Researchers have found that many of us have five times as much calcium as magnesium in their bodies, although the proper ratio for optimum absorption of both minerals is two to one.

Located at the County Chiropractic clinic in Marsh Barton, Exeter, floatation therapy uniquely fits into the clinic’s ethos of achieving and maintaining optimal health.

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With such widespread magnesium deficiency one might think that magnesium supplements would be called upon, but studies show that magnesium is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract. The presence of specific foods or drugs, certain medical conditions, and the chemistry of a person’s stomach acid can render magnesium supplements ineffective.

This brings us to Epsom salt which is naturally rich in both magnesium and sulfate. While both magnesium and sulfate can be poorly absorbed through the stomach, studies show increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with Epsom salt! Magnesium and sulfate are both easily absorbed through the skin. Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants.

Benefits of Epsom Salts
 

Researchers and physicians suggest these health benefits from proper magnesium and sulfate levels:

  • Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

  • Improved oxygen use.

  • Improved absorption of nutrients.

  • Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.

  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

  • 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.

  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

  • Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

  • Relieved 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.

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