As Epsom salt contains both magnesium and sulphate it is believed that when you soak in the bath your body will absorb these ingredients, which will help your body to remove toxins. Over the years toxins will build up in your body that can cause weight gain and prevent weight loss.
By ridding your body of these toxins you will notice a drop in your weight along with various health benefits.
Epsom salt was first found in a bitter saline spring in Surrey, England. What it produces is not actually a salt, but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate.
Magnesium is crucial for healthy cell function throughout your body, and helps to regulate more than 325 enzymes! A lack of magnesium can contribute to high blood pressure, headaches, backache, heart problems and various other health issues.
Sulphate is essential for maintaining overall health as it is found in every cell in your body. It’s important for healthy skin, nails and hair, and is crucial for the production of collagen (the thing that keeps our skin looking fresh and young). A lack of sulphate could lead to full body exhaustion.
Why is bathing in Epsom salt so good for weight loss and cellulite reduction?
Doctors and researchers say that soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a safe, easy way to increase the body’s levels of both magnesium and sulphate. This is because the minerals are absorbed through the surface of the skin, where it can gently help to support the removal of toxins from the body. Magnesium sulphate helps to extract excess sodium, phosphorous and nitrogenous toxins from your body, and, as toxins are stored in your fat cells, the detox effect of the Epsom salt can actually help you to lose fat. Losing fat is not only great (obviously) for weight loss, but it’s also fantastic for getting rid of the appearance of cellulite.
Magnesium sulphate, dissolved in water, creates a static, unified, electrical field, and immersing your body in it helps to create a magnetic balance. The soothing action of Epsom salt has also been linked with relieving muscle aches, reducing inflammation and helping to prevent artery hardening. The baths have even been used to treat skin conditions because Epsom salt acts as a natural emollient to soften and exfoliate the skin.
How do I add Epsom salt to my bath?
A recent study found that the best amount to add to a bath full of warm water is 500-600 grams of Epsom salt. Adding more won’t give you more benefits, it will just waste your money, so stick to the guidelines for the best results.
How often should I do this?
Researchers found that 2-3 baths a week produces the best results.