About Dead Sea Salts 

Dead Sea salts originate from the Dead Sea, which is located between Jordan and Israel.  People have flocked to this area from all over the world since ancient times to experience the therapeutic benefits of the waters.  Two thousand years ago, Flavius wrote that the salts from the Dead Sea heal the human body.  In the 18th century, interest in the Dead Sea minerals grew with the discovery of their marvelous healing properties, particularly for skin diseases.   The Dead Sea boasts a unique source of minerals, created naturally under extraordinary climatic conditions.  Dead Sea salt is consequently quite differe16017707 xx2nt from ordinary salt.  It has almost no sodium (10%), and instead is incredibly rich in minerals such as zinc, idodine, potassium, calcium, magnesium and bromides.  These minerals are naturally occurring in the human body and are crucial to many processes, and need to be replenished regularly as they are lost.

 

Here are some reasons why regular, Dead Sea salt baths can benefit you:

 

1. You'll decrease stress. 

Soaking a in warm bath with the high concentration of health-promoting minerals found in the Dead Sea increases your circulation and supports detoxification in your body by removing toxic by-products.    As your circulation improves, your heart rate decreases. The warmth of the water and the mineral salt work together to relax your mind, your body, and spirit. After a long bath, you feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

 

2. You'll improve insomnia. 

From a nutritional perspective, magnesium deficiency can play a role in poor sleep. Taking a bath with magnesium-rich Dead Sea salts allows you to absorb magnesium effectively through your skin and helps support a good night’s sleep.   Taking a long, relaxing bath with Dead Sea salts will leave you relaxed from the inside out, and you’ll sleep better than ever before.

 

3. You can relieve arthritis pain. 

Controlled studies conducted over the last 10 years have demonstrated that treatments with Dead Sea salts dissolved in regular bath water have a positive effect on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. In a German study of patients with osteoarthritis, soft tissue swelling, pain, and range of motion improved significantly after two weeks of soaking in a Dead Sea salt bath for 20 minutes a day.

 

4. You'll improve psoriasis. 

Multiple studies have shown that people who suffer from psoriasis improve with regular Dead Sea salt baths. One study looked at 50 patients who were treated for 3-4 weeks, taking 3-4 baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement, including relief from itching and skin scaling.

 

5. Goodbye eczema!

A 2005 study out of Germany found that patients with eczema/atopic dermatitis benefitted greatly from bathing in a Dead Sea salt solution. Patients with active eczema soaked one arm in a Dead Sea salt solution and their other arm in tap water for 15 minutes a day for 6 weeks. Soaking in the Dead Sea salt solution significantly improved skin barrier function, hydration, and inflammation compared with the tap water-treated side.

 

The benefits of Dead Sea salts don’t stop there. Soaking in this mineral-rich salt does wonders for your body. Skin problems, such as rashes, sores, hives, and itching, can be treated by soaking in a hot bath filled with these amazing salts. Dead Sea salts contain large amounts of magnesium and bromide, which cleanse and disinfect your skin, making you less susceptible to skin-related allergies. It also treats acne, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies and seborrhea. Dead Sea salts are also effective in combating hair loss, water retention, and cellulite.

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