Sodium has received a bad reputation since the rise in cholesterol. But our bodies do need some amount of sodium in the body as it is the primary positive ion found the blood and body fluids and is found in every cell in the body. It is necessary for maintaining proper pH balance in the blood and is needed for stomach, nerve and muscle function. Although deficiency is rare, it can happen and is most likely to affect people who take diuretics for high blood pressure especially if they simultaneously adhere to a low sodium diet.
Some experts say 20% of elderly people who take diuretics may be deficient in SODIUM
In cases like fibromyalgia, studies show moderate amounts of sodium are needed in natural SEA SALT form. Sea salt is the most natural form of sodium and when choosing a salt to add to your food, this is the best choice
Deficiency symptoms include:
Excessive intake can result in:
A proper balance of sodium and potassium is necessary for good health.
If you sweat excessively you will need to replenish sodium intake.
**Note: this post is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses. It is for informational purposes only. Always read and follow the labels when taking supplements and always consult a healthcare professional.
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