Difference between Magnesium Bath Flakes and Epsom salts
‘What’s the difference between soaking in a bath of Magneaseium Bath Flakes and Epsom Salts’?
Magneaseium Bath Flakes is magnesium chloride from the sea. Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) is also natural to the sea but now as protected and clean. It is known that sulfate is more toxic, and in transdermal application it’s less absorbable and retainable in the body.
The best form of magnesium supplementation obviously would be the most natural and that would be found where life began, in the sea. Magnesium Chloride is highly bioavaliable when applied transdermally, either directly to the skin or when used in baths or foot baths.
The difference is remarkable between the two forms and is almost instantly noticeable.
Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body. According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results.
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