Benefits of Epsom Salts You Did'nt Know About

With the weather warming up, Epsom salt can help your feet feel better, look better, even smell better.

Epsom Salt - How does it work ?

When Epsom salt is introduced to water, it dissolves and releases magnesium and sulfate ions.

These particles can be absorbed through the skin, providing the body with magnesium and sulfates,  minerals that have important functions in the body.

Better Magnesium Absorption

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, the first being calcium.

It is involved in more than 325 biochemical reactions that benefit the heart and nervous system.

Many people do not consume enough magnesium. Even if you do, many factors can interfere with how much your body actually absorbs it.

Some people claim that magnesium may be better absorbed via skin than when taken internally.

Adequate magnesium levels are essential for sleep and stress management because magnesium helps the brain produce neurotransmitters that induce sleep and reduce stress.

Magnesium may also help the body produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep. 

Most commonly, epsom salts are used in Foot Baths.
Soaking in Epsom salt can help with a range of foot issues – from athletes who have been exercising aggressively to people with injuries, infections, inflammation or arthritis

Epsom salt – otherwise known as magnesium sulfate  - helps ease muscle and joint pain, swollen and inflamed feet, foot and toe fungal infections, and odor and skin problems.

Epsom salt can help in numerous ways :

  • Easing muscle and joint pain
  • Decreasing swelling and inflammation from trauma or fractures
  • Soothing dry skin, which often stems from a lack of magnesium
  • Helping draw out infections from foot and ingrown nails of the toes
  • Reducing foot odor

Excessive moisture provides a breeding ground for fungus. To prevent that, it is recommended to wear acrylic socks that let feet breathe more than cotton socks.
Epsom salt doesn’t kill infections, but it helps  get down into the cellular level, forcing out the infection that would otherwise grow larger.


Foot Soak





References -
American Epsom Salt Council, Podiatrist Dr Bowman, Healthline 




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