Magnesium bath flakes, or bath salts, are a form of transdermal magnesium, a method of mineral supplementation designed to deliver magnesium through the skin for rapid absorption into the cells. Dissolved in warm water, magnesium flakes provide a medicinal, cell-restoring bath of highly soluble magnesium chloride. Soaking in magnesium salts has been shown to markedly improve skin hydration, speed wound healing, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation. One cup contains approximately 15 g elemental magnesium. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Chloride Flakes are: Ideal for children and other sensitive individuals Effective for stress relief and relaxation Great for soaking achy muscles and joints Highly therapeutic for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions Able to deliver extensive topical and cosmetic benefits Magnesium supplementation is considered essential by leading nutrition experts due to the prevalence of magnesium deficiency in the modern diet and magnesiums crucial role in over 300 fundamental biochemical reactions. Magnesium deficiency can affect several of the bodys systems, yet many are unaware of the role it plays in optimal health. Long term studies on the impact of high magnesium and fiber diets have shown potential benefits toward cardiovascular health, insulin resistance and hypertension, as well as chronic symptoms of the muscular and neurological systems.