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.


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