Post # 1
I just finished reading a well written article about how wonderful epsom salts are for this, that and everything in between- including lowering blood pressure. It was mentioned 2-3x how epsom salts can lower blood pressure.
Scroll a short while down– it says “do not take an epsom salt bath if you have high blood pressure”
Can anyone explain this to me?
Post # 2
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
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
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.
Post # 5
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
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.
Post # 7
Hyperventilate: I read that it helps with BP lowering on a view websites– it’s the same ingredient (magnesium sulfate) that they interveniously give people with high BP. Although it’s slightly dfferent at the same time- the solution in the IV and the salts. Your body can absorb the magnesium apparently, and it can help.
j_jaye: There are lots of things that are used in bath salts. Some are sea salt, same are epsom- I don’t think epsom is in every bath salt/soak, though.