Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) Bath October 3, 2016 09:56

Do you get leg cramps in the middle of the night? Do you jump out of bed, stretch out your calf.. point your toe to your nose to alleviate the pain? Those leg cramps can be associated with magnesium deficiency. A bath soak with Mari's Gold Bath Salts (especially right before bed) can be a quick and simple solution. 

Magnesium sulfate, commonly known as epsom salt, is a mineral. It works by replacing magnesium in the body and increasing water in the intestines.

Low magnesium levels can be caused by alcoholism, severe diarrhea, poor diet, or high calcium levels. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle cramps or spasms.

A bath soak with epsom salts may help to relieve sore muscles, alleviate cramps, draw out splinters, and ease the pain of sprains and bruises.

Great dietary sources of magnesium to increase your daily intake include almonds, spinach, cashews, peanuts, whole grains, brown rice, soy milk, plain yogourt, oatmeal, potatoes (skin on) and avocados.