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How does an epsom salt bath help with pain?

I frequently am asked how does an an epsom salt bath reduce pain and muscle spasm?

The key is found in Magnesium, which is the key to epsom salt.

This amazing mineral has several functions in the human body, being involved in virtually every system. In fact, magnesium helps to regulate more than 300 enzymes!

Magnesium helps to maintain our electrolyte balance (important for nerve and muscle function), balances cellular calcium levels, maintains the elasticity of arteries and lowers blood pressure.

Some studies have even found a link to improving your bodies response to insulin, reducing inflammation and having a direct effect on muscular pain. This is why epsom salt baths are so helpful when experiencing acute muscle pain (such as a low back pain) or even chronic pain (such as fibromyalgia).

How much salt should you use in a tub?

For best results, use 3-4 cups of epsom salt in a bath, and soak for 30 minutes or longer.

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