Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, and is crucial for good bone health.
One of the great benefits of floatation therapy is the absorption of magnesium through the Epsom salts in the water. While most of us who engage in floatation therapy know the many mental health benefits of the practice, as well as the potential for treating pain and reducing stress on the body, few are aware of the many ways that increased absorption of magnesium can contribute to better health. Here are just a few areas in which you might see improvements thanks to the magnesium involved in floatation therapy:
If you’ve been following along in health news lately, you’ll know that inflammation has been named as one of the most likely culprits in a whole host of chronic diseases, from rheumatoid arthritis to cancer to cardiovascular problems. However, people who consume more magnesium have been shown to have fewer markers of widespread inflammation within the body than those who don’t get enough. This could potentially put those getting enough magnesium at lower risk for developing these diseases.
Magnesium is one of the minerals that your body uses to regulate blood pressure. Without enough magnesium in your body, you run the risk of developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This causes additional stress on your circulatory system, since your heart has to work harder and your blood vessels begin to lose their elasticity as a result of the increased pressure. In turn, this puts you at higher risk for developing cardiovascular problems like stroke and heart attack. Luckily, magnesium has been shown to help lower blood pressure and therefore prevent resulting heart problems!
Those who don’t get enough magnesium are at elevated risk for type 2 diabetes; for those who already have diabetes, a magnesium deficiency can lead to a higher chance of developing complications like kidney failure. Due to magnesium’s influence on the metabolism and how it releases insulin into the bloodstream, increasing magnesium intake can significantly lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Floatation therapy is great for managing mental health issues like anxiety and depression on its own, but it turns out that the magnesium salts can also play a role in this area. Supplemental magnesium has a demonstrable effect in the reduction of panic attacks, insomnia, and depression.
A recent study found that people who did not get enough magnesium in their diets had double the mortality rate of those who did throughout the period of research. Clearly, upping your magnesium intake can be an important part of improving your health and living a long, vital life!