Epsom Salt Weight Loss
Epsom salt, or as it is scientifically known, magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, is comprised of around 13 percent sulfur and 10 percent magnesium. Epsom salt looks like small clear crystals, and is named for the place where it was discovered, Epsom, England. For many centuries now, Epsom salt has been used for various health related reasons. As with any dietary supplement, speak with your health care professional before using Epsom salt for weight loss purposes.
How does Epsom Salt Help in Losing Weight
Epsom salts contain magnesium sulfate and, when placed in bath water, magnesium sulfate gets absorbed by the skin. Once it gets absorbed in the body, the salt works naturally to lower stress levels, flush out toxins from the body and also help treat various skin issues. The Epsom salt detoxifies the body by getting rid of environmental toxins that have gotten absorbed by the body in so many years. Getting rid of these toxins automatically brings down your weight.
How to Prepare an Epsom Salt Bath for Weight Loss
To effectively prepare a bath with Epsom salt, fill the tub with hot water and add one cup of Epsom salt in the tub while the water is filling. Additionally, add two tablespoons of your favorite bath oil. Take a glass of cold water with you to drink while you are soaking.
You should not use Epsom salt baths for weight loss if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, kidney stones or kidney disease, diabetes or heart disease. The bath may additionally aggravate your allergies, especially any allergies to sulfur.