I have always heard that for sore muscles you should use epsom salt. I never questioned this, but I was interested in learning more about epsom salt. The way it works is epsom salt produces magnesium which your body needs. Magnesium creates a feeling of well being and relaxation by helping the body to bind serotonin. When you use excess adrenaline (working out) or are stressed your body loses magnesium, a natural stress reliever. It also helps flush toxins from the body, which helps ease muscle pain. This is why taking a epsom salt bath helps you relax and eases sore muscles.
It is believed that the increase metabolism level will improve heard and circulatory health. Which will help your arteries and to reduce blood clots and blood pressure. Epsom salt is also useful in helping the body produce insulin which aids in diabetes health. It also has benefits relating to the nerve function through electrolytes. A great all around product.
Epsom salt can be used in bath and foot soaks. It has also been used in the past as a purgative to cleanse the system. Next time you are stressed or suffering from sore muscles, give Epsom Salt a try. Who knew, Epsom salt could be so functional and good for you.