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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:
Studies show these benefits from the major components of Epsom Salt may:

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

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:

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

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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 .

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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