Immerse yourself, its incredibly good for you!

We all know the importance of minerals like iron and calcium for our bodies, but what about magnesium? Did you know that its the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in your body. Think Himalayan salt lamps! It aids the body in regulating over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, such as muscle control, electrical impulses, relieves the parasympathetic system, helps in energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.

The sad truth is that most of us are deficient in magnesium, so I'm going to stand on my health coach podium and tell you: soaking in a bath with Mineral Salts, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost. Since Skin is our largest organ and easily absorbs liquids, we can soothe our way to ease stress and provide our bodies with all sorts of amazing benefits. 

Now tell me who knew this fact? According to the National Academy of Sciences, American’s magnesium deficiency helps to account for high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthriti  and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments. 

Our magnesium levels have dropped in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. Industrial farming has depleted magnesium from soil and the typical American diet contains much less magnesium than that of our grandparents. In fact, the modern American diet with its fat, sugar, salt and protein actually works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies. Yikes!!! 

One might think that magnesium supplements would be the answer to our problems, but studies show that magnesium is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract. Specific foods or drugs, certain medical conditions, and the chemistry of a person’s stomach acid can render magnesium supplements ineffective.

Which is why mineral salts are so important to our health.  Mineral salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate. While both magnesium and sulfate can be poorly absorbed through the stomach, studies show increased magnesium levels from soaking in a nice warm bath enriched with mineral salt! Magnesium and sulfate are both easily absorbed through the skin. Sulfates play an important role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. They stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are thought to help detoxify the body of medicines and environmental contaminants. So put down your green juice and hop in the bath! Lets face it, who doesn't love an excuse for a nice bath? Its a perfect way to wash off the day, literally and figuratively. An ideal way to combat the days stresses and relish in your successes. 

Here are some of the top benefits of Mineral salt:

  • Boosts Magnesium Levels. Appropriate levels of magnesium are absolutely key to good health, and it is very common to have a magnesium deficiency. ... 
  • Reliever of stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
  • Eliminates Toxins. ... 
  • Relieves Constipation. ... 
  • Reduces Pain & Inflammation. ... 
  • Improves Blood Sugar Levels. ... 
  • Volumizes Hair...
  • Helps you fall asleep easier and sleep deeper.

 

I'm sold I take a mineral bath at least 4 days a week. I make my own personal bath salt mixtures now,  I add in some essential oils and herbs to aid various aliments. I bought some beautiful glass apothecary jars and have them all ready to go in my bathroom.  Give it a try for 2 weeks and let me know your results.