​A Naturopath’s #1 Lifestyle Tip to Reduce Anxiety and Relieve Stress

Imagine a world where relaxation is at your fingertips, where stress and anxiety melt away with every soothing soak.

The centuries-old practice of Epsom Salts baths has gained popularity for its potential to promote relaxation and alleviate stress. But have you ever wondered why these baths are considered so effective? The answer lies in the unique way magnesium is absorbed through the skin, leading to a sense of tranquility and well-being.

The Skin's Absorption Power: A Gateway to Wellness Epsom salt, chemically known as magnesium sulfate, dissolves easily in warm water, creating a solution rich in magnesium ions. When you immerse yourself in an Epsom salt bath, your skin becomes a gateway for magnesium absorption. The outermost layer of your skin, the epidermis, contains pores that allow certain substances to pass through. Magnesium ions, with their small molecular size, are among the compounds that can penetrate the skin barrier.

This process of absorption is called transdermal absorption, (‘trans’ meaning ‘through’, and ‘dermal 'meaning skin. Transdermal absorption occurs when substances are absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream. Studies suggest that magnesium is highly absorbable through the skin, and the warm water in an Epsom salt bath can enhance this absorption. As you soak, your body absorbs magnesium ions, which are then transported to the bloodstream.

Why choose Magnesium? Magnesium is known to play a crucial role in relaxation and stress reduction. It helps regulate neurotransmitters that influence mood and relaxation, including serotonin and GABA. Adequate magnesium levels are linked to reduced stress and anxiety, making Epsom salt baths a natural choice for those seeking relaxation. Conversely, low levels and deficiency of Magnesium are linked to increased levels of stress and anxiety.

Which Epsom Salts do you choose?

Our Naturopath favours Epsom Salt Products that have added essential oils for extra relaxation benefits.

Our best-selling Salts are the Byron Epsom Salts Relax Bath Salts 500g.

Remember that the transdermal absorption of magnesium through the skin provides a direct pathway to promoting a sense of calm and well-being. So, the next time you draw a warm Epsom salt bath with the Byron Relax Bath Salts, take comfort in that your body is not only soaking in relaxation but also absorbing the nurturing benefits of magnesium—truly a holistic approach to self-care.

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