epson salts used for post PEing
I got this off of T-Nation.com it’s a bodybuilding web site. There’s been allot of posts about supplements for the use of PEing. When I read this article allot of the statements can be directed a PE.
1) stimulates vasodilation
2) reduces inflammation
3) facilitates blood flow
4) increases rate of recovery.
For the cost of epson salts I am going to give it a try. One thing the article failed to mention is you should drink a glass of water before the bath and glass after due to increase perspiration.
Mini-Article: Epsom Salt Baths for Recovery
by Christian Thibaudeau
Epsom salt is also known as magnesium sulphate. This restorative technique consists of bathing for 10 to 20 minutes in a warm/hot bath to which 200-400 grams of Epsom salt is added. This is a very simple and effective way to relax your muscles and decrease inflammation. It’s also a good way to increase blood magnesium levels and prevent bloating due to excessive water retention.
A recent study conducted at the University of Birmingham found that bathing in a warm Epsom salt bath can significantly increase mean blood magnesium levels (the average improvement consisting of attaining 140,98 ppm/ml from an initial value of 104.68ppm/ml in a seven days period). This is because magnesium can be absorbed by the skin. We know that magnesium is a very important mineral for athletes, and one that we’re often deficient in. Among other things, it helps with muscle relaxation and Testosterone production.
Epsom salt baths increase perspiration, helping to get rid of toxins and impurities. Magnesium sulphate also stimulates vasodilatation, facilitating blood flow to the muscles and helping reduce inflammation. As a result, these baths can greatly increase the rate of recovery after a hard training session and, as a bonus, they reduce muscle and joint pains associated with an excessive inflammatory response.
The Birmingham study found that up to 600 grams of Epsom salt diluted in a normal size bath can be used effectively and without risk. However, they found that levels of 300 to 400 grams are sufficient. This technique should be used two to three times per week for 10 to 20 minutes after particularly grueling workouts.