Many people are deficient in magnesium which is the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body and second most abundant element in the human cells. Magnesium helps the body eliminate toxic waste, muscle control, electrical impulses and many other bodily functions. This deficiency accounts for the high rates in this country of osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, joke pain and arthritis, chronic fatigue, stress related problems, and digestive issues as well as other problems.
The easiest way to give our bodies a boost of magnesium is to soak in a bath of Epsom salts.
Because of changes in diet due to agricultural changes magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century.
Calcium depletes magnesium but yet calcium does best when enough magnesium is present. Magnesium is not absorbed well through the digestive tract. Taking a calcium supplement has been found to decrease the magnesium. Many Americans have five times the calcium in the body as they do magnesium but the proper amount should be two to one. The chemistry of stomach acid, certain drugs and foods and certain medical conditions make magnesium supplements ineffective.
Epsom salts are made up of both sulfate and magnesium and is known scientifically as hydrated magnesium sulfate. These two elements are easily absorbed through the skin and studies show increased levels when a person soaks in a bath of Epsom salts. Sulfates are important in the making of brain tissue as well as the proteins that digestive tract wall lining and joint proteins. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas in order to generate digestive enzymes which are thought to detoxify the body of environmental contaminants. So they play an important role.
It is suggested by researchers and physicians alike that the proper levels of both magnesium and sulfates in the body can have a bolstering affect on the body and how it works. Here is a list of just a few of their benefits:
* Improves oxygen use within the body.
* Improves nerve functioning.
* Easing or preventing of migraine headaches.
* Relieves stress.
* Inflammation reduction to relieve muscle cramps and pain.
Could just a ten minute bathing in hydrated magnesium sulfates help to relieve people of pain from fibromyalgia, migraines and stress? Three of the more common ailments many people seem to have now days.