Yes, magnesium is absorbed through the skin when taking an epsom ealt bath. But epsom salt is far from optimal.
However epsom salt is not an optimal source of magnesium.
A better source of magnesium for baths is magnesium chloride, which is more readily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium chloride has very small molecules so it is able to penetrate the skin cells more deeply and deliver magnesium to the tissues faster.
Why is magnesium chloride better for you?
Magnesium chloride, used as flakes in a bath soak, is 100% magnesium-based, whereas Epsom salt is only about 12% magnesium and the rest is sulfate.
Sulfates are important for detoxification but not so much for magnesium absorption.
If you want to get the most out of your magnesium bath, using magnesium chloride flakes is the way to go!
Bathing in Magnesium Co-Factors unique to Bathing Evolved to increase magnesium absorption
While magnesium chloride is the best source of magnesium for baths, there are other minerals that can be added to the bathwater to further increase absorption.
-Micronized Essential Amino Acids: Unique to Bathing Evolved and patent pending, micronized amino acids are readily absorbed through porous skin membranes during a 20 minute warm to hot Bathing Evolved bath. Essential for all aspects of wellness from mood to muscle building and retention, adequate to high reserves of essential amino acids are critical to absorbing more magnesium into your body.
-Beta Alanine: This non-essential amino acid has been shown in studies to improve magnesium absorption as well as deeply detoxify your skeletal system.
-Vitamin B3: Needed for over 100 enzymatic reactions in the body, this vitamin helps the body utilize magnesium more efficiently.
-Boron: This naturally is essential to hormonal health and bone health opening more room for magnesium absorption.
So if you're looking to get the most out of your magnesium bath, make sure to use magnesium chloride flakes and not just Epsom Salt.
Also, soak in magnesium soaking co-factors like micronized essential amino acids, beta alanine, vitamin B3, and boron as found in Bathing Evolved.
With these added ingredients, you'll be able to maximize your magnesium absorption for a truly health-promoting experience.