The Sodium is also known as salt, has been getting a lot of attention over recent years, attention which has been mainly negative. It is still classed as a major mineral and is very important that the body receives its quota every day in order to function correctly.Functionality:
It is required in the manufacture of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which protects the body from any infections that may be present in food.
Deficiency Diseases: Diarrhea, Vomiting
Overdose Disease: High Blood Pressure, HypertensionDeficiency Symptoms:
Sodium deficiency is rare but Symptoms of a sodium deficiency that is combined with a loss of water includes:
Sodium is found in Table Salt, Anchovies, and Bacon etc.
A person should consume about half the amount of sodium in relation to potassium and is best taken with vitamin D.Recommended Daily Intake: