Most of the people who care much about their health nutrition intakes are usually concerned about vitamins, proteins, Iron and calcium in the bodies but forget about the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body, Magnesium.
Joseph Urayeneza, a Rwandan professional herbalist and traditional medicine practitioner saysmost of the people are deficient in magnesium yet it helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
According to studies, magnesium deficiency is accountable for high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.
Thanks to global warming, magnesium has depleted from our soil and more people diet more on fat, sugar, salt and protein which also works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies. Lack of enough calcium in our bodies is also another factor for magnesium deficiency.
Studies indicate that taking a calcium supplement without enough magnesium can increase the shortage of both nutrients. Much so, these 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.
Therefore, soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost. Epsom salt known scientifically as hydrated magnesium sulfate, is rich in both magnesium and sulfate and are both easily absorbed through the skin rather than the stomach.
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.
Among many benefits of these Epsom Salt, the following should make you take that boost by just soaking yourself.
Epsom salt brings about improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure. They are good for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
With Epsom salt, your body will have the ability to flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. They help relieve stress.
Since 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 there are many different brands of Epsom salt out there, they are all the same product chemically, and can be found at most drug stores. Add two cups of Epsom salt and soak for at least 12 minutes at least three times weekly.