Sodium Chloride

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, Hypertension

Deficiency Symptoms:

Sodium deficiency is rare but Symptoms of a sodium deficiency that is combined with a loss of water includes:

  • Muscle cramps and weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Memory impairment and nausea

Rich Sources:
Sodium is found in Table Salt, Anchovies, and Bacon etc.

Important for:
  • Maintaining blood pressure
  • Regulates fluids and acid-base balance in the body
  • Nerve transmission and muscle contraction
  • Treatment of diarrhea, leg cramps, dehydration, and fever
Best Suitable Composition:

A person should consume about half the amount of sodium in relation to potassium and is best taken with vitamin D.

Recommended Daily Intake:
  • Men & Women: 2400 mg