HEALTH – Epsom salt is also known as magnesium sulfate. It’s a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen.
Most of the reported benefits of Epsom salt are attributed to its magnesium, a mineral that a lot of people do not get enough of.
How Does It Work?
When Epsom salt is dissolved in water, it releases magnesium and sulfate ions.
The idea is that these particles can be absorbed through your skin, providing you with magnesium and sulfates which serve important bodily functions.
For hundreds of years, this salt has been used to treat ailments, such as constipation, insomnia, and fibromyalgia and arthritis . Epsom salt helps reduce pain and swelling.
Magnesium may also help your body produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep
Low magnesium levels may negatively affect sleep quality and stress.