Those with an intense workout routine need to make sure they’re providing their bodies with the right aftercare too. Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays an important role in over 300 biochemical functions in the body. It is required by almost every cell in our body and is especially important to the cells in our muscles, particularly during exercise and for post-exercise recovery.
When you exercise, your body’s magnesium levels drop rapidly. This is because it is an electrolyte that is used to conduct electrical impulses and action potentials, such as the contraction of a muscle. It is also crucial for sustaining energy levels during strenuous exercise. A soak in Sports recovery salts, packed full of magnesium, could hold the key to helping you bounce back sooner and faster. A blend of magnesium chloride flakes with eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils awaken and invigorate for deep muscle restoration after a workout.
As you’re recovering post-exercise, magnesium keeps on working. It helps relax the muscles and prevent them from cramping or spasming. It also helps replenish red blood cells, which have been hard at work providing your body with oxygen during exertion. And it helps reduce inflammation (in fact, magnesium is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory minerals we consume).
One of the most popular ways of enjoying the benefits of magnesium is to indulge in a magnesium sports recovery soak. Mixing some magnesium sports soak into your bath can reduce inflammation and irritation of the muscles and joints, aiding your recovery process. You’ll wake up less sore, and more prepared for your next workout.
Numerous studies around the world are currently looking at the impact of transdermal magnesium absorption on the body, and particularly on athletes. While it is early days, the results are very promising. As it is difficult to absorb sufficient magnesium through the digestive tract, current thinking indicates absorption through the hair follicles and sweat glands is an excellent way to include magnesium levels in the body.
At the very least, a magnesium soak is incredibly relaxing, which can help you drift off to sleep better and therefore allow your body to thoroughly recover overnight.
Whether you’re an athlete, avid gym-goer or spa owner, it’s well worth sourcing your magnesium sports recovery soak from Australia’s own The Salt Box. Other popular bath salts include our Himalayan salt, natural Epsom salt, scented bath salts and Australian bath salts. Our online store makes it easy to shop for ethically sourced gourmet salts, as well as support Aussie suppliers. From food salts to wellness products, we’ve got a complete selection of premium salts to enhance your cooking or self-care experience.