Benefits of Salt in Your Diet

". . .all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And, when we go back to the sea. . . we are going back to whence we came."

-John F. Kennedy

Health Benefits of Salt

Salt is not only critical to your life, but it is one of the basic elements of which your body is made. Like true lovers, the relationship between salt and your health is so intricately involved as to make them impossible to be disentangled or untied. Without salt, you could not exist for a moment. At the fundamental level of the physical body, you are a walking, breathing, salty ocean.

 

The Lifeblood of the Earth

Like the ocean, the lifeblood of the Earth, your blood consists of saltwater and a specific combination of mineral elements. It’s the inclusion of these essential minerals plus the sodium and chloride that give PSYMPHONY™ Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® its unique “life-giving” qualities.

Besides the clinical research facts demonstrating the positive impact of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® on a myriad of body functions, science has already determined the role and need of salt in our existence. What they have yet to probe, and we aim to make clear, is the difference between table salt versus crystal salt or sea salt versus crystal salt. This subject has been the focus of our research to distinguish our brand from the other ‘knock-off Himalayan salt” products and discourage the companies that sell these brands from using our research to sell their untested salt.

Essentially, every cell in the human body is dependent on the presence of sodium. We find sodium diffused throughout the fluid between cells. Each cell in our body is like a small ocean containing salty water. Inside our cells we find primarily potassium. These two minerals, sodium and potassium need to be in constant, dynamic balance so the cells can exchange incoming energy with outgoing, depleted energy. Your body is constantly monitoring these minerals and working to maintain their delicate balance.

 

Some of the wondrous benefits PSYMPHONY™
Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® (OHCS) can provide your body:

  • Stabilizes irregular heartbeats
  • Regulates your blood pressure, in conjunction with water
  • Extracts excess acidity from your body's cells, particularly the brain cells
  • Balances the sugar levels in the blood
  • Generates hydroelectric energy in your body's cells
  • Increases conductivity in nerve cells for communication and information processing
  • Enhances absorption of nutrients through the intestinal tract
  • Clears mucous plugs and sticky phlegm in the lungs, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis
  • Clears up congestion of the sinuses
  • Provides your body with a strong natural antihistamine
  • Regulates sleep: It is a natural hypnotic
  • Eliminates persistent dry coughs. Put a dash on the tongue
  • Prevents gout and gouty arthritis
  • Helps maintain sexuality and libido
  • Prevents varicose veins and spider veins
  • Provides your body with all essential mineral and every necessary trace mineral it needs to thrive
  • Helps treat emotional disorders
  • Preserves serotonin and melatonin, known antidepressant neurotransmitters
  • Helps the kidney to pass excess acidity into the urine
  • Is a strong anti-stress element for the body
  • Helps maintain muscle tone and strength
  • Stops excess saliva production
  • Strengthens bone structure. Osteoporosis, in many ways, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body
  • Prevents muscle cramps

It is water and salt that regulates all metabolic functions of the body, including functions of the solid matter itself.

Without water and salt, this solid matter of our body is absolutely useless. It is water and salt that energizes and activates our bodies, period!

Salt has gotten a bad rap. Like all things your body needs to survive, too much, or the wrong type, can be problematic, as recent research shows that salt is also associated with strokes, calcium deficiency and osteoporosis, fluid retention, weight gain, stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. But all the clinical research facts to date that have established salt as the culprit points to refined, processed, chemically altered, common table salt or refined sea salt, not unaltered, holistic, mineral-rich crystal salt.

 

The Other Side of the Coin – The drastic reduction of sodium can be just as harmful as consuming large amounts of it. Too little can cause spasms, irregular heart rhythms, sudden death and even increase the risk of heart attack in hypertensive patients.

Understanding the role sodium plays in the body, and the difference between "good" and "bad" sources of sodium, will help you get the bad salt out of your diet while still satisfying your body’s need for a source of high quality sodium.

How Much Salt Do You Consume? According to The Sodium Counter {Pocket Books, 1993), the average American's salt intake is two to three teaspoons a day. This may not sound like a lot, but it provides 4,000 to 6,000 milligrams of sodium a day-which can be double the Food and Drug Administrations maximum recommended daily quantity of 2,500 milligrams.