Conflicting info about Epsom Salts…..help?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve never seen any good evidence that adding epsom salts to a bath will have a significant impact on blood pressure one way or another.  A hot bath may be the issue.

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

a bath with or with out epsom salt can be relaxing but if you have medical issue then it could potentially aggravate said medical condition. it is always best to talk to your doctor regarding any medical question. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hot baths will expand blood vessels, therefore a hot bath or shower, all by itself will lower blood pressure (This is why some people get tired in the heat or hot showers, and other people feel dizzy or woozy coming out of it.) I’ve never heard of Epsom salts, either being taken internally or added to bath water lowering blood pressure.

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Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

Isn’t it the main ingredient in those smelly bath salts that are sold everywhere? I have never seen a warning on any packet And given that in a lot of western socities high number of people have high blood pressure I would doubt if it could be sold on a commercial level without an advisory warning.

I know that it is used in some cardiac medicines, for some types of arrhythmias I think.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Not sure about the warning, though I think it is as pps said, hot baths and high blood pressure do not mix well. Epsom salts are my beauty secret. Soft smooth skin, less cellulite, less bloating. If I don’t soak weekly I feel terrible! I can give scientific proof, but as for anedoctal, they are what makes me pretty. I highly recommend them.

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