Benefits of dead sea salt

Benefits of dead sea salt. Great article from SkinandBodyFocus

People are always looking for ways to keep their skin, soft and supple. Going to extremes to achieve the ultimate glow and silky smooth texture.  Many dollars have been spent also, but did you know that it need not cost you an arm and a leg to get good results?  It can be as simple as taking a bath with salt. Not any kind of salt, but the salt from the Dead Sea. It contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, chloride and bromides.

The magnesium helps to slow down the aging process in our skin, while the calcium is good to prevent water retention and improve circulation. Got dry flaky  skin? the potassium helps to balance the moisture levels.  As an added benefit the Bromides works as a sedative …GOT STRESS? Add your favorite essential oils and you have some wonderful therapy going on!

Here is a CNN report you might find interesting

Via Salt Works

Minerals and naturally occurring chemicals found in the Dead Sea:

Sulfur is necessary for the secretion of bile from the liver and for converting toxins into non-toxins. Sulfur is found in the amino acids cysteine, and methionine; as well as in cells, hemoglobin (of the blood), collagen (of the muscles), keratin (required for skin), insulin, heparin, biotin and co-enzyme A (required for healthy hair, skin, nails, among many other biological structures). Sulfur is necessary for synthesizing collagen. It is required for the adequate digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and a number of vitamins e.g. thiamin, biotin and pantothenic acid; It is also essential to enable cells to breathe.

Chlorine is necessary to maintain the correct balance of alkaline and acid in the body, together with being vital for cell metabolism

Iodine is necessary for the production of the hormone thyroxin, and is also vital for both energy and cell metabolism

Potassium is necessary to maintain the water balance in order for cell metabolism to take place, assisting the cells to absorb nourishment and expel waste products. An imbalance in potassium often leads to water retention. Potassium also plays a vital role in regulating muscle contractions and the nervous system.

Sodium, like potassium, plays a vital role in assisting the cells to absorb nourishment and expel waste.

Calcium is necessary in strengthening cell membranes and cleansing the pores. In addition it is vital for production and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones, together with regulating the heart muscles and nerves.

Magnesium is necessary in assisting the body to utilize other essential nutrients and in cell metabolism.

Bromine helps with the natural repair of the body together with cell metabolism and can be used as a natural antibiotic.

Salt along the shore of the Dead Sea

Salt along the shore of the Dead Sea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A favorite place of mine to buy:

http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/si_BenefitsOfBokek.asp

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