Wonderful Epsom Salts Epsom salts have been used for years to help improve our health and wellbeing, researchers and physicians report that raising your magnesium levels (the key component of Epsom Salt) by soaking in the Salts may: Reduce inflammation and relieve pain, making it a beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, bronchial asthma, migraine headaches and fibromyalgia. Epsom Salt relieves 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. 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 and can even ward off a cold or the flu if taken at the onset of symptoms. Epsom Salt improves nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also it helps to maintain the correct levels of calcium in the blood. Although magnesium (the key component of Epsom Salt) can be absorbed through the digestive tract, many foods, drugs and medical conditions can interfere with the effectiveness of this deliver method. Therefore, soaking in an Epsom Salt bath is one of the most effective means of making the magnesium your body needs readily available.   Do have a look at www.epsomsaltcouncil.org for further information Caution: If you have high blood pressure or any heart condition you should not have an Epsom salts bath. Elderly or frail people, or those that can hardly move their joints without excruciating pain, should start with a smaller quantity of salts (about 100g - 225g), and gradually increase that as the bath becomes better tolerated.
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