What are Epsom salts?
Epsom Salts are essentially crystals of hydrated magnesium sulphate which, when dissolved in warm water, are easily absorbed through the skin where they go to work inside our bodies and we can reap their many benefits.
What is magnesium and why do we need it?
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA. We also need magnesium in body in order to bind with serotonin – a key hormone which stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness.
Epsom salts work by the magnesium and sulphate ions breaking apart, the magnesium promotes the production of serotonin when absorbed in our skin and reduces the effects of adrenaline. Helping our body and mind to relieve stress and relax.
Stress and intense exercise are believed to drain the body of magnesium, making us more vulnerable to muscle cramps, body aches and grouchy moods after a long workout. Soaking in Epsom salt baths after extensive training or a stressful day in the office can help prevent inflammation and irritation in our joints and muscles.
What are Sulphates and why do we need it?
The other element in Epsom salts are Sulphates- a chemical compound that is extremely difficult to get through food but is easily absorbed through the skin.
Medical research identifies sulphates are needed for the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulphates also stimulate the pancreas to detoxify the body’s residue of medicines and environmental contaminants. Magical stuff indeed!
On top of this, Epsom Salts are also known to soothe the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells and even draw out splinters!
BUFFBOMBS only use the finest quality Epsom Salts which are 100% organic (no chemical additives or processing). They are mined by K+S Kali in Germany under strict EU Quality Control procedures.
Summary of Epsom Salt benefits:
Reduces muscle pain and soreness
Prevents inflammation in the joints
Improves exercise performance and recovery
Detoxifies the body
Reduces stress, promotes that ‘feel good feeling'
Exfoliate dead skin cells
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