Himalayan crystal rock salt contains 84 of the 92 trace minerals known to man, and no other natural or man-made salt has this many minerals. In addition, the salt contains the minerals in the same proportions as the human body does. As well as the vital minerals such as calcium and magnesium, Himalayan crystal rock salt also has the other necessary minerals. Many minerals need other trace minerals in order to work so it is vital to have the correct variety of minerals as well as the correct proportions for the minerals to work in the body, and Himalayan crystal rock salt contains these. Himalayan crystal rock salt comes from a large salt lake that dried naturally and was protected from pollution, contamination and the influence of man by being underneath the earth’s surface, thanks to geological shifts over time. The salt is hand mined from underground caves.
Why Does the Body Need Salt?
In reality, most people are harmed by low-salt diets. Salt is actually essential for life -- you cannot live without it. The difference between conventional and natural salt is that conventional salt is dried at over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. This amount of heat changes the chemical structure of the salt. Also, conventional processing adds harmful additives and chemicals. When your body attempts to eliminate this excessively processed salt, water is taken from your cells, which tends to compromise the fluid balance in your cells. You may be surprised to learn that for every gram of sodium chloride (table salt) that your body cannot get rid of, your body uses 23 times the amount of water to neutralize the salt. You can use natural salt liberally. Himalayan salt has been tested better than any sea salts measured. Salt is as essential to the human body as water is and the body needs almost half a kilogram of salt at any point in time to maintain proper functioning. Salt is necessary for the normal functioning of the metabolism, the absorption of water, the electrical communication between the cells, and also for mineral nutrition. On average, a person will consume around twenty grams of salt a day, but the kidneys are only able to expel up to five to seven grams of this salt. The excess salt builds up as deposits in the arteries, causing them to harden and increasing blood pressure.