How To: Improve Your Mood with an Epsom Salt Bath

How To: Improve Your Mood with an Epsom Salt Bath If we’re not careful, this time of year can drain our budgets as well as our energy. But there’s an affordable, simple solution to help you manage the many demands of the holidays: Epsom salts! You probably know that stress increases levels of adrenaline, however did you know that it also depletes your body of magnesium? When dissolved in warm water, Epsom salt (which is actually a naturally occurring compound of magnesium and sulfate) absorbs through your skin and replenishes your levels of magnesium. This awesome mineral lowers the effects of adrenaline and helps produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. Research shows that magnesium also increases energy and stamina by encouraging the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy packets made in your cells. So soak in Epsom salts as the holidays near to reduce your stress and get an extra kick in your step! Salud! Claire Herb Shoppe Internship Coordinator and Educator

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