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Magnesium Can Help Treat the Flu, Boost Your Energy, Improve Sleep;

Get More of This Essential Mineral in Your Diet and by Soaking in Epsom Salt There’s a nutrient that experts say helps your body produce its main source of energy and impacts at least 300 enzyme systems. It can also help treat the flu by regulating your temperature, helping you sleep, relaxing your muscles and […]

Create and Have Fun with Epsom Salt

“There are so many fun crafts you can do with Epsom salt, and this is another reason why it’s always been one of the most versatile household products,” said Epsom Salt Council Vice President Mark Vincent. “Whether it’s creating a craft, relaxing

Fun Beauty Activities to Help Parents and Kids Bond

As children grow older, parents should find fun ways to spend time together that make their kids feel pampered, teach them how to take care of themselves and improve communication. That’s according to beauty expert Erika Katz, a former actress and model and now mother of a tween girl and boy. Katz wrote the book […]

Are You Missing an Important Nutrient?

Many Americans Lack Magnesium, Sulfur and Sulfate; One Solution from Experts: Soaking in Epsom Salt Many Americans are deficient in magnesium, sulfur and sulfate, experts say. It’s a problem that causes a variety of health issues that could be prevented with small changes to diet and behavior, including frequent soaks in Epsom salt. A lack […]

Summer Skin Care Tips

As summer heats up, you might want to pick up some Epsom salt. Beauty experts say it can help brighten your skin before you go out in the sun, soften it afterward and get your feet ready for sandals season.

Doctors’ Tips on the Growing Problem of Magnesium Deficiencies

Most people know about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, but many Americans are also magnesium deficient. Doctors say it stems largely from the increasing prevalence of processed foods in our diets. A lack of magnesium — which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body — can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn.

Let’s Move Together: Epsom Salt Council to Co-Sponsor 2010 Boston Arthritis Walk

Goal is to Get People Moving Every Day, Experts Say Soaking in Epsom Salt Helps Sore Muscles Recover, Keeps You Moving To encourage people to move every day—helping prevent osteoarthritis or treat any type of arthritis—the Epsom Salt Council will co-sponsor the 2010 Boston Arthritis Walk on Sept. 19. Years ago, people with arthritis were […]

Expert Growers Recommend Epsom Salt for Gardening

Epsom salt – actually magnesium sulfate – helps seeds germinate, makes plants grow bushier, produces more flowers, increases chlorophyll production and deters pests, such as slugs and voles. It also provides vital nutrients to supplement your regular fertilizer.

Doctors: Treat Colds/Flu With Epsom Salt

With cold and flu season underway, doctors say you should try soaking in Epsom salt before you reach for an expensive over-the-counter drug. This naturally-occurring mineral will ease muscle aches and help you get a good night’s rest, so you can recover faster. Some doctors say it will even speed healing by detoxifying your body and increasing your white blood cell count.