Our bodies are exposed to more toxins in our environment than we even know. This constant exposure, accompanied by prolonged stress or a weakened health state, doesn’t allow toxins to metabolize properly so they’re being stored in our body and body fat layers. When the body can’t completely detoxify, chemicals accumulate further and disrupt biological processes. Removing toxins on a regular basis from our body is essential to maintain health.
A hot bath or sauna is one way to detox more gradually. Adding Moor Mud to the bath water intensifies this process by promoting sweating that mobilizes the toxins. It naturally contains a high amount of humic and fulvic acids, which are chelates. Chelates bind with heavy metals and other toxins and help to keep them away from the body's tissues.
What is Moor Mud?
Moor Mud (aka: Balneo-peat) is a 100% natural and organic mud. Moor Mud is created as a result of the natural decomposition of a variety of different plants, such as herbs, flowers, and grasses. Along with the humic and fulvic acids, Moor Mud also contains bio-minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, plant hormones and fatty acids in a molecular form that’s easy for the human skin to absorb. Think of it as a plant extract from hundreds, or even thousands, of plants. This is what gives Moor Mud its therapeutic properties.
Moor Mud has been used for centuries in European health spas for improving circulation and immunity, reducing inflammation, detoxifying the body, fighting eczema, acne, and rejuvenating yourself. Proponents say Moor Mud is also an excellent ally in the fight against skin aging.
Humic acid is thought to calm inflammation and is used for absorbing moisture and necessary nutrients into skin tissue.
Moor Mud and Eczema
For eczema, I recommend the Torf Moor Mud--either the mud from the Czech Republic or Hungary—both are good. Apply the mud directly to the affected area.
The Czech Republic product: Torf Moor Mud for Bath and Body Wrap
The Hungary product: Torf Organic Hungarian Moor Mud, 5kg (11 lbs)
Happy mud bath soaking!
In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods