Bath salts are derived from two mineral sources in the Israeli area, the Dead Sea and the Golan. The minerals extracted from these sources include potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, calcium sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium nitrate, ammonium bicarbonate, ammonium carbonate, sodium nitrite, sodium phosphates, chloride, fluorine, and iodine.
Dead Sea salt is commonly used as a dietary supplement in the treatment of diarrhea, arthritis, colds, and a host of other diseases. It is also used to treat meningitis, fevers, migraine headaches, dysentery, toothaches, and colds. It has been successfully used in treating thrush and chronic bronchitis.
The seawater and water which is heated in the Dead Sea to make salt have extraordinary properties that have been known for centuries. For example, the salts are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial. Scientists speculate that the concentration of these beneficial minerals in the salt may be the reason why the Dead Sea has been known for thousands of years to cure disease.
There are two main bath salt that can be purchased at any local retailer in Israel: Sea salt and Epsom salt. Both contain the same active ingredients, but the salt of the Dead Sea is slightly richer than the seawater salt. It contains more trace minerals, potassium, and magnesium.
The body naturally processes sea salt and removes any impurities. In contrast, Epsom salt is not processed and contains high levels of impurities and this can interfere with its effectiveness.
Sea salt is well known for its ability to increase the fluid content in the blood vessels. This improves the movement of blood in the body and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Sea salt is used in the treatment of many health conditions such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.
The price of sea salt is comparable to that of the high-quality Epsom salt. The advantage of sea salt is that it is more readily available, therefore the price is less expensive. Dead Sea salt is used as a dietary supplement in many countries worldwide because of its excellent absorption and good absorption rate in the body.
Studies have shown that people who use sea salt for long periods of time have fewer side effects than those who consume the same amount of Epsom salt. The latter tends to cause gastrointestinal problems and pain during bowel movements. A lot of research is being done into the effects of sea salt on cancer patients.
Dental health is improved by using sea salt. It removes plaque and discoloration from the teeth. The process is smoother and less painful than when the person uses regular salt.
Some doctors believe that sea salt is beneficial in treating hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis. Salt from the Dead Sea has shown to reduce the number of platelets in the bloodstream.
According to research, many minerals nutrients are absorbed better by the body when it is exposed to sunlight. The reason is that sunlight is the best source of natural light. Sunlight aids in the metabolism of the body and produces oxygen in the bloodstream.
These are just some of the benefits of using sea salt. There are many more benefits that the Dead Sea has to offer. It is very rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, chloride, sulfates, sulfur, and iodine.