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The health benefits of Magnesium are well documented, yet with a plethora of forms the choice in which to bathe in can be baffling. There is much confusion about the different benefits of magnesium sulfate/sulphate and magnesium chloride - and trust us, there is a difference.

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE - this is the salt we should be reaching for when it comes to an effective solution for addressing magnesium deficiency associated issues, it is the clear choice for supplementation and as strange as it sounds, the best delivery system for this is through the skin. 

There is simply nothing else that so quickly, easily and safely raises magnesium levels in the body. 

Low Mg has been linked to;

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • insomnia
  • cardiac health
  • restless legs syndrome
  • cramping & spasms

When magnesium levels are low in the cell, a metaphorical switch is flicked that begins the ageing process - its not just wrinkles and grey hair are directly linked to Mg levels.  A magnesium deficiency has been linked to decreased memory and learning ability. Increasing Mg levels can improve cognitive function in children, the elderly, and those involved in stressful situations of any nature. Magnesium is directly linked to the body's production of DHEA, often called the 'Feel Good Hormone’, our DHEA levels dramatically decline with age. 

Magnesium can help to relax and balance the entire nervous system and benefits the immune system - a healthy immune system is driven by white blood cells that require good magnesium levels. Magnesium is essential to balance calcium intake. 

MAGNESIUM SULPHATE (AKA epsom salts)- Long favoured for its ability to help soothe aches and pains in the body, it will come as no surprise that this is the form that has mostly used in topical applications (especially in bathtub soaking) over the years. Significantly cheaper than Mg chloride, also making it quite an attractive alternative… ish. 

This form of magnesium is in many ways inferior to magnesium chloride (MgCl2) - it is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate, thus the need for much more magnesium sulphate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results in terms of replenishing Mg levels. 

Yet this is what makes it a brilliant adjunct treatment in spectrum disorders such as autism, it supplies readily absorbable sulfates which attach to phenols and sets them up for being excreted via the kidneys (phenols are very high in autistic persons). Not to mention the fantastic benefits for aching bodies

Caim & Able have a range of Bath Salts, from therapeutic magnesium chloride + Australian botanicals to pure epsom salts. We also have a selection with both! Providing you the best of both words, although this is no easy feat - when combined they create a reaction causing the salts to dissolve, hence separated within the beautiful pouches they are purchased in. Each salt delivers health benefits when used alone, something remarkable happens when used together. Utter bliss