Epsom Salts are the new Black

If you need a good reason to tune out from the world, take a half hour bath and not feel guilty about it, read below. Having an Epsom salt bath a couple of times a week could do you more good than you know.

So you've probalby all heard of Epsom Salts, most commonly probably Epsom salt baths, but until now have had no idea what they were or why they were apparently so good for you. I didn't either until I started going to the gym and when my muscles were sore started taking Epsom salt baths to help me recover.

Let's start with what exactly are Epsom salts and why would you want to put salts in a bath?? (among the many uses for them).

Epsom salts, otherwise known as Magnesium Sulphate, gets its name after a bitter spring from the town of Epsom, Surrey in England and is surprisingly not actually a salt but a mineral compound composed of Magnesium, Sulfur and Oxygen.

Studies have shown that both the macro minerals Magnesium and Sulfate can be readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths one of the easiest ways to enjoy the many health benefits. The mineral Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, bone functioning, development and repair, helping muscle and nerve function and preventing arteries from hardening. Sulfates on the other hand helps to improve the absorption of nutrients, rid the body of toxins and aids in the relief of migraine headaches.

There are a number of health benefits of Epsom Salts , to name a few include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back and muscle pain, healing cuts and bruises, treating colds and drawing toxins from the body.