HomeFitnessLifestyleEpsom Salt Bath Weight Loss & Benefits

Epsom Salt Bath Weight Loss & Benefits

Epsom Salt Bath Benefits (Why You NEED To Use Epsom Salts)

Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom Salts Can Help You Look Better, Feel Better And Increase Your Energy Levels

High sodium intake, drinking minimal water, lack of exercise and certain medications can cause your body to store an excess of water weight. This water retention, often referred to as bloating can make a HUGE difference in the way your physique looks.

When I’m retaining minimal water weight at 10% body fat my conditioning is far better than when I’m holding excess water at 7%.

In my latest book, F.U. Fat I discuss several methods of reducing water retention… however the one method I’d like to elaborate a bit further on today is the Epsom salt bath weight loss protocol and benefits.

These are the Epsom salts I use, working out to be roughly $2.50 per bath
These are the Epsom salts I use, working out to be roughly $2.50 per bath

Why Epsom Salts?

  • They’re cheap
  • They’re great for your overall well-being
  • You’ll look leaner
  • They're quick (you should not spend more than 20 minutes in the bath)
  • Epsom salt bath weight loss actually works!

Epsom salts draw out excess fluids and toxins from your body in a process known as reverse osmosis, leaving your physique looking leaner and 'dryer'.

Epsom Salt Bath Weight Loss: Reduce Fluid Retention!

As mentioned above I'm a big advocate of the Epsom salt bath for reducing water weight.
Several weeks before a photoshoot or event I want to look my best for I begin to have a 20 minute Epsom salt bath 3 times per week, increase my water intake and supplement with dandelion root extract.

See also
5 Home Workout Tips To Make Gains In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

The process of reverse osmosis achieved by the Epsom salts helps to flush toxins (including heavy metals) from your body as well as the removal of other salt, which in turn reduces water retention.

Stress Reduction

When your body is stressed your magnesium levels deplete and your adrenaline levels increase dramatically... an Epsom salt bath replenishes your supply of magnesium via skin absorption. This may not sound like much of a big deal but magnesium assists in the production of serotonin which is responsible for creating a sense of well-being, happiness and overall relaxation.

High levels of stress can impact all areas of your life - your sleep suffers, your mental focus suffers and your appearance (complexion etc.) also suffers. All of these negative factors of stress can be minimized or even removed via regular use of Epsom salts.

Improved Muscular Recovery

Epsom salt baths improve muscular recovery immensely - aches, pains, inflammation and strains all seem to benefit from time spent in the bath. The evening after a heavy leg workout I always go out of my way to ensure I have an Epsom salt bath as I know the delayed onset muscle soreness will be nowhere near as bad as it would otherwise be if I can spend 20~ minutes in an Epsom bath.

See also
Is Sweating A Lot Good? Here's What Sweating Says About Your Fitness

Muscles, nerves and enzymes are all said to function more efficiently after an Epsom salt bath as these salts assist in regulating the electrodes in your body.

epsom salt bath 2

Healthier Skin (Detox)

Epsom salts detoxify the body leaving you with healthy, glowing skin.
A number of skin related conditions such as athletes foot, fungus, blackheads, and odours can be removed with the help of Epsom salts!
The aforementioned reduction in stress thanks to the Epsom salts will also play a role in improved skin health.

How Often Should You Use Epsom Salts?

I recommend having an Epsom salt bath 3 times per week for 15 – 20 minutes. If you’ve never had an Epsom salt bath before or you start to feel light-headed be sure to listen to your body and get out sooner (or at least take a brief break then re-assess before going back in).

Supercharge Your Salt Baths

"SJ, is there anything I should add to my epsom salt bath?"

Yes. Essential oils.

Just like with fat burners, protein powders and the like there's a ton of dodgy multi-level marketing companies out there preaching ridiculously overpriced oils that have very few of the tangible benefits they claim. I stand behind the quality and rock bottom price of NOW Foods supplements and oils, they're literally 1/10th of the price of those shady companies.

See also
The Best Wireless Headphones For Working Out Under $50

As I take my Epsom salt baths before bed I add in a few drops of lavender oil.
Lavender oil has studies to support benefits for both your brain and the quality of your sleep.

Pick Up Some Epsom Salts Here And Get Started Today!


Have You Tried Epsom Salt Baths Before? Let Me Know In The Comments Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

Stay in Touch

To follow the best weight loss journeys, success stories and inspirational interviews with the industry's top coaches and specialists. Start changing your life today!

Related Articles