Everyone knows the “terrible two’s”, when kids develop their independence and start to voice it! Most of us know that it’s all normal behaviour when kids are still developing speech and learning new words. Why? Because they have a limited vocabulary, and when they can’t find the words they need to express themselves, they are likely to get upset. Sometimes they get even more upset because we get frustrated, since we don’t understand what they are trying to say!
But what happens when kids turn 3, 4 or 5, or even older, and yet STILL throw temper tantrums? Is the excuse still an under-developed vocabulary? Is it considered bad behaviour or poor upbringing in the home, or do we blame the friends we allow our kids to play with?
Although any combination of the above factors could be partially applicable, there is probably a totally different reason for tantrums in older kids: something that is so indicative of modern-day diets, (Enzymesandstuff.com & health.harvard.edu), and yet so simple to treat!
The Role of Magnesium
Magnesium is a vital mineral that our bodies require to function normally. When we are deficient in magnesium, everything else seems to take a tumble!
Various studies, kidspot.com, have in fact shown that many modern-day ailments, which include aggression, depression, attention-deficit (ADD / ADHD), poor memory, poor speech development and tantrums have all been linked to a magnesium deficiency, which usually also points to calcium and omega deficiencies. .
Another reason why magnesium is linked to relief for depression and aggression is that it stimulates the “happy hormone” called serotonin!
No or low magnesium = no smiles!
Magnesium and sulphate: a powerful duo
In general, magnesium helps to calm and relax, while sulphate acts as a natural detox, breaking down all the additives that lead to kids being in a hyped-up state.
When magnesium sulphate is dissolved in bath water, it absorbs through the skin and triggers an almost instant reaction in the body (a detox effect). This in turn helps with the absorption of calcium and omegas and will systematically (and with regular use) help stimulate the production of serotonin (an increase in the absorption of magnesium into the body triggers the production of serotonin which reduces depression and aggression).
With regular use, omegas are also absorbed more optimally which can result in improved memory and concentration!
Higher serotonin levels = returning smiles
Magnesium Sulphate Bath Salts by Therific Naturals
Considering all of the above information, what would you say if we told you there was a FUN, AFFORDABLE and NATURAL way to help treat or alleviate temper tantrums (amongst other common modern-day ailments like hyperactivity and teething pain in children and stress, headaches and cramps in adults)?
Try putting a plug in it (in your bath that is) and adding some Magnesium Sulphate Bubble Bath Salts by Therific Naturals.
Developed by Theri Rossouw 9 years ago in her quest for finding ways to add Epsom salts to her daughter’s bath for its medicinal benefits, Therific Naturals has since developed into a wide range of award-winning bubble bath salts that is available in a variety of fragrances to choose from for children (Kiddy-Calm), adults (Mai-Thaim for women and men), sensitive skins (bubble-free Pure-Thaim) individuals and salons (DermiSpa) alike.
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