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The Power of Epsom Salt

Magnesium - the key component of Epsom Salt -- performs more functions in more systems of the human body than virtually any other mineral, including regulating the activity of more than 325 enzymes.Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which medical research indicates are needed for the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Studies show that sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and help to detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants. Studies indicate that sulfates are difficult to absorb from food, but are readily absorbed through the skin.  Soaking in an Epsom Salt bath is one of the most effective means of making the magnesium your body needs readily available. Researchers and physicians suggest these health benefits from proper magnesium and sulfate levels:

* Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.

* Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

* Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

* Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.

* Relieved 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.

* Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

* Improved oxygen use.

* Improved absorption of nutrients.

* Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.

* Prevention or easing of migraine headaches. 

All of this from treating yourself to a relaxing soak at Float Utila