03-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Great Lakes
epsom salt baths, and absorption:
I ran across this article today:
There was a wide individual variation in this parameter. However, all individuals had significant
rises in plasma magnesium and sulfate at a level of 1% Epsom salts .This equates to 1g
MgS04/100ml water; 600g Epsom salts/60 litres, the standard size UK bath taken in this project
(~15 US gallons). However, most volunteers had significantly raised Mg/S04 levels on baths with
400g MgS04 added. Above the 600g/bath level, volunteers complained that the water felt ‘soapy’.
Although this project did not specifically set out to answer the question of how frequently baths
should be taken, the results are consistent with saturation of the skin (and possibly the gut )
transporters .These proteins are not well understood or described but, at least for sulfate, they are
believed to be high affinity but low capacity.The values obtained suggest that most people would
find maximal benefit by bathing 2 or 3 times/ week, using 500-600g Epsom salts each time.
complete article here:
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