Skin and Hair Health
Despite most people's immediate impression that soaking in a tub with that much salt will dehydrate or pickle you, Epsom salt is won-derful for skin and hair. In fact, Epsom salt's main use in the world right now is cosmetic. Being a entirely different compound than table salt, the Epsom salt does not dehydrate you in any way. Your skin doesn't even absorb it the same way it would water, meaning no amount of time in the float tank will ever leave you pruned up.
Muscle and Joint Soreness
Since Epsom salt was discovered (in the town of Epsom in England!) it has been used for relaxing sore muscles and joints.
Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate (MgSO4•7H2O). It is most com-monly mined from the earth, and needs to be processed and have water bonded to it (the 7H2O) before it's ready for modern day consumer use.
People have been taking Epsom salt baths for centuries, and its restorative properties have been passed down from generation to generation.
We absorb Epsom salt wonderfully through our skin. In fact, our absorption of both Magne¬sium and Sulfates are significantly higher when soaked through the skin rather than ingested.
It also allows these elements to bypass our di-gestive track, which both saves us energy and is especially important in helping our body process sulfates well. Besides it's naturally relaxing effect, we use both Magnesium and Sulfates for literally hundreds of uses throughout our body.
Muscle and Joint Soreness
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant element found in the earth. As such, we've evolved to use it for a whole slew of things throughout our body. We're used to absorbing Magnesium through the food we eat, but as our agricul¬ture is grown more and more from mineral deficient soil, and our food becomes more processed, it is estimated that 68% of Ameri¬can adults are now Magnesium deficient. We use Magnesium to:
- Regulate and catalyse over 300 enzymes
- Facilitate Calcium absorption
- Supports bone growth and strength
- Prevent Diabetes
- Magnesium is used in the production of Insulin
- Prevent Asthma
- Prevent Osteoporosis
- Prevent Stroke
- Prevent Heart Attack
- Shorten Migraine symptoms
- Lessen the severity of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
A sulfate is a salt made of Sulfuric acid. Our bodies use it for a number of things, including balancing our hormone levels, and especially in relation to digestion. Proper levels of sulfates can help:
It is found that most people with Autism are severely lacking in sulfates (up to 92% from some sources).
Sulfates stimulate the Pancreas, generating digestive enzymes which help cleanse and detoxify the body
Alleviate Leaky Gut
Play a vital role in the formation of brain tissue
Play a vital role in the formation of joint proteins