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    Can Magnesium Salts and Epsom Salts relieve arthritis pain?

    Epsom magnesium salts in unscented rose lavender and eucalyptus for arthritis and joint pain

    You might have heard people talking about taking Epsom Salt or Magnesium Salt baths to relieve joint pain. 

    But do they really work? Or is it just wishful thinking?

    The answer lies with the amazing properties of magnesium. 

    The Power Of Magnesium

    Magnesium is important for everyone, but especially for people with arthritis.

    It strengthens bones; maintains nerve and muscle function, and helps to maintain joint cartilage.

    Inflammation is one of the main symptoms and contributors to chronic joint pain. As joints become swollen, they also become very painful. Reducing the swelling helps to reduce the pain.

    Magnesium has been shown to help fight inflammation by reducing markers such as CRP and interleukin-6. Insufficient magnesium intake is associated with increased joint pain.

    It is estimated that only half of the American population get sufficient magnesium each day. Magnesium can be found in dark leafy greens, legumes, nuts and whole grains but many people do not get enough from their diet.

    Outside of diet, Magnesium can be obtained through supplements, sprays and bathing salts.

    The most famous bathing salts are Epsom Salts.

    What are Epsom Salts?

    Epsom Salts are a type of mineral salt. The name comes from the British town of Epsom where they were discovered. 

    People have bathed in Epsom Salts for centuries to relieve joint and muscle aches and pains because they contain anti-inflammatory Magnesium Sulfate.

    Epsom Salts hold scent well so they are often sold with added essential oil fragrances like calming Eucalyptus and relaxing Lavender.

    You can also buy pure Magnesium Salts, which are usually unscented.

    Both of these products can be dissolved into a warm soothing bath.

    Your body can absorb magnesium trans-dermally (through the skin) via sweat glands and hair follicles, although there is debate on exactly how much is absorbed this way.

    Relaxing in a warm bath soaking in some magnesium salts is one of the nicer ways to practice self-care during a arthritis flare.

    Many people report that the combination of magnesium, heat, and relaxation relieves joint pain and swelling.

    We are such big fans of soaking salts that we even make our own.

    Discover Soaking Salts in the Arthritis Care Kit.

    Our salts combine Epsom Salts with Pink Himalayan Salts. Pink Himalayan Salts also contain magnesium, as well as having anti-bacterial properties.

    Choose between unscented or fragranced, with essential oils and natural petals.

    To use the Salts, add a tablespoon or two to a warm bath, and relax as you soak for at least fifteen minutes.

    It's an easy and affordable way to treat your body with kindness. When you live with a chronic pain condition, self care is not selfish, it's necessary. 

    Do not use Epsom Salts if you are diabetic or have kidney issues. 

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