Why you need more magnesium in your life
Magnesium relieves many muscle cramps and spasms and can greatly enhance sleep and nerve function by regulating electrolytes. It helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes, and performs a vital role in many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
It is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood and to metabolise calcium elsewhere in the body. It is also necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood elevating chemical within the brains that creates a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation. No wonder a long soak can make us feel so good!
All Soak Society wellness soaks are based on Epsom Salt, which is magnesium sulphate. Many people are deficient in magnesium these days, and can suffer from muscle cramps, spasms, twitches, restless leg or sleeplessness due to the deficiency. It is amazing how quick these symptoms dissipate after regular Epsom Salt baths. This is why we decided to create our range of soaks. We wanted to bring Epsom Salt baths into the mainstream and create wellness routines for everyone, that can be enjoyed everyday in your own home. It doesn’t have to be as hard as eating supplements or going to get acupuncture (although these are also great, but not quite as enjoyable!).
The sulphates in Epsom Salt help detox the body of toxins, in particular phenols. All foods contain some phenolic compounds. However, some foods have a much higher content than others do. We have a sulfation pathway and if it is not functioning well, we may not process out phenolic compounds as fast as we consume them. There is a cumulative effect. When the phenols start backing up in the system, it can cause night waking, night sweats, irritability, eczema and other skin irritations.
After reading the many benefits of magnesium, hopefully you now have a better understanding on how Epsom Salt baths can work for the benefit of your health. If you’ve never tried an Epsom Salt bath before, start with our Originale wellness soak. Use only a tablespoon at first and work your way up to a cup once you’ve become used to the new routine.