Epsom salt

T 013Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulphate found in special Spa springs in the nature. It is a natural product. Epsom salt is widely used in medicine and beauty parlours, because the unique value of Epsom salt is its high content of magnesium and sulphur.


Magnesium is involved in the metabolism processes of all nutrients (fats, carbohydrates and proteins), magnesium regulates the activity of heart muscle. It has an important role in the normal process of functioning and cell division, as well as the energetic metabolism supplying our body with energy.

Since our body does not produce magnesium, all quantity necessary should be received. Magnesium is found in wheat bran, oatmeal, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, sprouted wheat grains, nuts, soy products, watermelons, greens, apricots, raisins, cauliflowers, and various other vegetables. Here we can put a question to ourselves – “What is the quantity we consume of it on a daily basis?” If a person suffers from stomach and intestine problems, then it is very much likely it will have something to do with some absorption disorders and the deficit of magnesium, even if magnesium is received with food and preparations in sufficient quantities, then the practically only way of receiving magnesium is through your skin. Nowadays receiving magnesium with food has decreased by one half. Besides under the constant influence of stress the magnesium consumption of our body has increased significantly. A vast majority of people suffer from the shortage of magnesium. Only about one third of magnesium taken with food absorbs. Therefore Epsom salt is most commonly used for bathes, because it absorbs easily and enters muscles and body in the required quantities through skin. There is an increased need for magnesium:

  1. If you are subjected to increased stress;
  2. If you are subjected to physical loads – in sportsmen and those enjoying an active lifestyle;
  3. During pregnancy and breast-feeding;
  4. In situations where profuse sweating is involved, because magnesium is discharged with sweat during hot weather, going to a sauna.

For Pregnant Women

During pregnancy and breast-feeding the body’s need for magnesium increases 2-3 times because it is essential for your baby’s development. During pregnancy it reduces the activity of uterine muscles, calms down the nervous system. Pregnancy is often accompanied by such symptom as cramps. Their usual reason is the reduced level of magnesium in body, because the body’s need in magnesium increases during pregnancy.

Stress, Exhaustion and Magnesium

Nowadays people have a tense job, everyday problems resulting in sleeplessness and constant stress is always part of their life. All problems sum up and it leads to back, head or shoulder aches that do not stop. Muscle tone develops, most often in the shoulder area. Pretty often it causes vegetative dystonia. Under the influence of stress a body spends all its reserves – vitamins, macroelements, microelements, then carbohydrates, proteins, fats are destroyed, under the influence of stress the body makes use of everything just to produce energy. One of the main minerals compounds we are short of in these circumstances is magnesium.

If you work a lot, and you don’t have time to rest, then magnesium is used in order to produce energy, synthesize protein, when there is a shortage of it – we lack energy, start feeling exhausted. One of the primary reasons of any chronic exhaustion is the shortage of magnesium.

If the reserves of magnesium are eaten up, a man is much more vulnerable to stress, there is increased excitability, nervousness observed. The shortage of magnesium causes trembling of hands, increased smooth and transversely striated muscle tone and cramps – calf muscle, shoulder and back muscle cramps in particular, causes irregular or tachycardia, increased blood pressure.


Sulphur detoxicates body and generates amino acids, synthesizes collagen and protects the body cells from inside.  Sulphur forms connective tissues. Due to the phenomena our skin becomes firmer and smoothes out after taking a bath of Epsom salt, because cellulites is reduced.

Sulphur is mainly present in skin, muscle tissues, brain, hair, and bones.  Sulphur neutralizes toxins, binding them and creating non-toxic compounds. Sulphur provides the stability of protein structure; it is in the content of the irreplaceable amino acids – methionine, cysteine, taurine – that take part in the synthesis of proteins and ferments.

Skin is the body’s largest and most important organ. Its structure is determined by the connective tissue protein – collagen. Sulphur ensures maintaining it in sufficient quantity needed to enable regeneration, renewal of the damaged skin, healing wounds. In case of sulphur deficit, skin becomes dry, wrinkled, skin cracks develop. Sulphur baths have been used in medicine to treat psoriasis.