Can You Really Detox From An Epsom Salt Bath?
Epsom salt is a popular quick fix for the treatment of swelling, arthritis, pain, fibromyalgia, ingrown toenails, insomnia, and much more. Many people use Epsom salt baths to flush toxins out of their bodies, but some people are still skeptical if it actually offers this benefit.
A widely circulated theory about detoxing Epsom salt baths is that when in water, Epsom salts dissolve into magnesium and sulfate, which penetrate the body through the skin. What some believe follows is a process called reverse osmosis, where these minerals remove toxins and heavy metals from the body.
However, physician Dr. Nitin Kumar argues there's no scientific evidence to back up the assertion that this theory holds any water. If there are real detoxing effects from an Epsom salt bath, they are based on only anecdotal evidence and not supported by scientific data.