Many people suffer from low magnesium levels and don’t realize how easy it is to fix this problem! There are so many health benefits of magnesium and a Magnesium Soak is a relaxing and easy way to deliver it to your body.
What is a magnesium soak?
Soaking your body or feet in a warm bath with epsom salts allows the magnesium to absorb into your skin more quickly than with daily supplements.
Do magnesium soaks work?
Magnesium is an amazing resource for stress relief since it helps produce serotonin which is a mood elevating chemical found in the brain.
Transdermal absorption of magnesium in comparison to oral application is more effective due to better absorption and fewer side effects as it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract.National Institutes of Health
One of the first studies on transdermal magnesium absorption was published by the naturopathic doctor and founder of the American Holistic Medical Association Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D in 2000. He was an early advocate for the particular benefits of transdermal applications of magnesium . Shealy argued that a magnesium deficiency can be compensated by transdermal application within 4 to 6 weeks, whereas an oral supplementation is effective only after 4 to 12 months. 2017 study
In addition to helping you relax and destress, magnesium bath salts can help soothe sore muscles, encourage better sleep, reduce pain and inflammation, and treat eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
What are the Benefits of a Magnesium Soak?
- Stress relief
- Muscle aches
- Increasing insulin sensitivity
- Improving circulation
- Better nutrient absorption
- Headache relief
- Speeding up wound healing
- Healing from colds or flu
- Joint pain relief
Magnesium Soak Recipe
- 2 to 4 cups of epsom salts
- 1/2 cup Himalayan or Sea Salt
- 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (some soothing oils include lavender, ylang ylang and chamomile)
Mix the salts and essential oils before adding to the water. The salts help bind the oils. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Do this bath once or twice a week, unless intensive therapy is needed for illness or eczema or something else.
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