Relaxing at the end of a long day in a magnesium soak is an amazing way to help calm your body, relieve stress, headaches, joint and muscle soreness while also improving your circulation, skin conditions and so much more.

Did you know though, that not all magnesium soaks are the same and that there is actually a big difference between magnesium flakes aka magnesium chloride and magnesium sulfate aka Epsom salts? Although both contain a form of magnesium there are actually big differences between the two because magnesium chloride or magnesium bath flakes are much better suited for topical application as it is more easily absorbed and utilized by the body.

So, when you are trying to decide which one is the best option for your nightly soak then known that magnesium chloride is the best choice. Compared to magnesium sulfate or Epsom salts, magnesium chloride has much greater clinical and clinical and pharmacological effects and also has lower tissue toxicity.

It is also much more easily assimilated into the body and therefore used by the body whereas magnesium sulfate is not as easily absorbed and utilized in the body. Also, unlike magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate is more rapidly excreted through the kidneys meaning that the results do not last as long and the amounts needed to achieve your desired results are far greater.

While it may be tempting to just run out and grab some Epsom salts from your local chemist to add to your bath right away we suggest you choose the better alternative which is magnesium chloride. You could try magnesium bath flakes or a topical magnesium oil or spray as they are all made from magnesium chloride. They will be your best bet when looking to help improve the magnesium levels in your body and in turn your overall health.