How can I reduce muscle aches and pains?

Muscle aches and pains are common during a detox program. There are some strategies you could try to reduce these symptoms.

  • Magnesium flake / Himalayan salt bath: These will help to improve circulation, eliminate toxins from the muscles and to stimulate muscle relaxation.
  • Stretching: This will help to release the tension from the muscles, and remove lactic acid build up.
  • Capsaicin rub: Is effective in reducing pain in muscles. Mix ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper, with ½ cup of coconut oil and rub into the areas with muscular pain. Wash hands and ensure not to get into your eyes.
  • Magnesium oil: Massage magnesium oil into your aching muscles to stimulate muscle relaxation.
  • Massage: A great way to stimulate the lymphatic system, and encourage the elimination of excess fluids and toxins.
  • Coconut water: Will flood your body with electrolytes and replace those which are low. Opt for one that contains no added sugar.