Major unknown health benefits of Epsom salt

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Epsom Salt also famously also known as the bath salt has been used for medical and beauty treatments for the past many years. This particular salt or magnesium sulfate is used as a medication to prevent low blood magnesium and in women to treat seizures. Here is a list of some wonderful benefits of this salt -

Increases magnesium level

Always having an appropriate level of magnesium in the body is very necessary to maintain a healthy body and living. Mostly low levels of magnesium occur due to alcoholism or even high calcium in the body. The best ways to increase the level of magnesium is by soaking our feet, our entire body in a bath with Epsom salt. This helps our body to function properly and lowers the risks of heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and digestive disorder, and even mental illness.

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Reduces strain

Taking bath everyday with Epsom salt mixed water will help reduce bodily and mental stress. According to some researches, deficiency of magnesium increases stress and intake of Epsom salt surely helps reduce stress and neural excitability.

Eliminates toxins

The sulfates in the Epsom salt help in getting rid of the bodily toxins. Along with this, they also provide a heavy metal detox, ultimately lowering the accumulation of harmful substances inside the body. Detox baths are also considered very helpful.  By adding at least two cups of Epsom salt to bathwater and soaking it for 40 minutes you get the best detox bath.

Relieves constipation

The best-ever way to relieve constipation is Epsom salt. It acts like a purgative by increasing the level of water in the intestines. This also a very temporary method and doesn’t have long term effects so while consuming Epsom salt make sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Reduces pain & inflammation

To ease pain and relieve the inflammation, a warm bath with Epsom salt is very useful. This makes the salt beneficial in treating bronchial asthma, migraine and sore muscles. It reduces sprains and bruises along with reducing stress and swelling of muscles.

Improves blood sugar levels

Accurate level of magnesium in the system leads to reduced risk of catching diabetes. The Epsom salt is full of both magnesium and sulfate which help in improving body's ability to produce and utilize insulin. However, this helps in preventing diabetes and curing reducing it.

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