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Old 01-29-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
Travis Hall
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i stumbled upon it on the internet and it sounds allright. i guess it's old and well known, but i've never heard of it. you toss it in a bath and soak for awhile and it is supposed to perfrom miracles! :lol:
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Studies show these benefits from the major components of Epsom Salt may:

Magnesium:
Ease stress and improves sleep and concentration
Help muscles and nerves function properly
Regulate activity of 325+ enzymes
Help prevent artery hardening and blood clots
Make insulin more effective
Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
Improve oxygen use

Sulfates:
Flush toxins
Improve absorption of nutrients
Help form joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins
Help prevent or ease migraine headaches

of course this is from thier website- so of course they think it's good:
http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/health_benefits.htm

it's also really cheap. anyone use it and notice any benficial results?

t.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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I always thought the benefit was because it made you stick your foot in hot water :-).

Is there any product without a council?

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Old 01-29-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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Travis- I have used epsom salts for years. It is a tradition after a long bike ride, run, hike or a particularly tough night in the dojo, ie I know there are going to be bruises, to soak in a tub of epsom salt. The relaxing properties are amazing and it seems to decrease muscle soarness the next day.
I also encourage my kids to use it when they are not sleeping well. That and a shot of eucalyptus oil...and it is lights out.
It is a cheap enough product to purchase and try. Let us know what you think.

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Old 01-29-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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I use it from time to time. I love it.

Should use it more. Highly recommend it T

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Old 01-29-2006, 09:37 PM   #5
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I remember using it back in the day after wrestling matches. Works like a charm.

Wonder if any professional athletes ever endorsed the product. Just think how funny that would be.
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:26 PM   #6
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well, i had hurt/strained a muscle in my upper middle trap area a coupla days ago. so on hearing about this stuff i posted here for some good info. happy to here from you all that the stuff is good and won't give me cancer or purple skin or anything... i don't like not being able to train at full potential, or worse, playing around the edge of causing a real injury... i wanted to get back into things...

right right. so i tried it all out and i must say it works quite well. my back feels great. the pain was already subsiding a bit today. but turning the head was still tight and painful and i could still feel the area whenever i moved- but after the bath, no joke, all of it gone.

i'm bloody impressed! that's good stuff for a few dollars.

this should be up there with fish oil.

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Old 01-30-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
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It's the magnesium that's doing the work, most people (especially those who sweat significantly, natch) are subclinically short in it. Note, it's not included in the N-P-K fertilizers for the vegetables or the grains that are fed to our meat animals.

There is also a new magnesium chloride oil that I'm excited about. Check it out at www.magnesiumforlife.com .

Epsom salts are good, cheap medicine. The next step is making sure that your bath water isn't full of chlorine!

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