STOP the Salt Shame... Just Choose the Right Salt

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Lee Swanson

Dear Friends,

It’s time to stop shaming ourselves over sodium. We’ve been taught a lie over the past several decades—a lie that began with good intentions—that salt is bad for us. The truth is, the wrong salt is bad for us, but the right salt, the naturally produced salt given to us by Mother Earth, feeds and energizes our bodies. This healthy salt delivers crucial minerals our bodies need to function at its best. And that’s the truth. And that’s why it’s time to set the record straight on salt...

 

Stop Feeding Your Family Chemically-Concocted Table Salt

Today’s common table salt has nothing in common with natural salt, formed over millions of years. In fact, table salt isn’t even natural at all. It’s a chemical concoction made with about 98% sodium chloride and a 2% mixture of random chemicals like moisture absorbents and iodine... a far cry from anything one would consider natural.

 

What about Sea Salt or Rock Salt?

If you think about all the pollution and toxic contaminants that have been dumped into our oceans over the past decades, you’ll easily understand why sea salt is no longer a healthy option. Rock salt, a seemingly better choice, is still nutritionally deficient...

Himalayan rock saltWhy? Because rock salt didn’t form over hundreds of millions of years under great pressure, which, in the case of Himalayan Crystal Salt, locks in the salt’s inherent minerals and trace elements in colloidal form, making these important nutrients readily available to your body’s cells.

 

Switch to Energizing Himalayan Crystal Salt Packed with Bioavailable Minerals

Himalayan Crystal Salt’s natural nutritional profile includes over 80 energizing minerals and important trace elements that your body needs for optimal function. It is the only healthy option for you and your family. It’s pure. It’s unrefined. And it’s the only salt that delivers life-giving, natural vibrational energy you can feel.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Himalayan Crystal Salt:

Question: Is Swanson Himalayan Crystal Salt tested for heavy metals? I'm specifically concerned about the arsenic levels in this salt.

Answer: Yes, it is. The spec sheet for our salt specifies the following...

Lead:                       2.75 µg/maximum daily dose                        

Arsenic:                  10 µg/maximum daily dose                             

Cadmium:               4.1 µg/maximum daily dose                           

Mercury:                0.3 µg(organic)/maximum daily dose                  

                                 3 µg(inorganic)/maximum daily dose                  

The maximum daily dose must be based on the maximum daily dose on the product label. While there may be arsenic in it that might be higher compared to some other foods, it will be less than 10 mcg per max daily dose (¼ tsp). With that being said, arsenic is a chemical that exists in very trace amounts in most all of your food (as it is found in the soil), water, and even the air you breathe. The concern for getting too much arsenic from one single source is minimal, especially with the FDA limitations that would require a product too high in arsenic be pulled from the market.

Himalayan Crystal Salt comparison

Question: I use both Himalayan and sea salt for their mineral content, but how do they compare with iodized salt for iodine content? If I'm not using iodized salt, do I also need to supplement iodine? I have gotten iodized sea salt but it is not always available.

Answer: Himalayan Crystal Salt doesn’t have any added iodine like the iodized salts do, so you would still want to ensure you are getting at least the RDA of iodine from other sources in your  diet or with the help of iodine supplements.

 

Himalayan Crystal Salt

Question: I switched from Celtic Sea Salt to Himalayan Crystal Salt when Swanson had an interview with Barbara Hendel and then had a huge sale on her salt.  Last week, I happened across a comment that stated that Himalayan Sea Salt has aluminum in it.  I'd appreciate any info regarding this.

Answer: Actually, ALL natural salts, including Celtic Salts and Sea Salts, will have some small trace amounts of aluminum as well as the scary things like lead and mercury… but it’s such a small trace amount that you’re likely to get more from any of the fresh fruits and vegetables out of your own garden. The unfortunate fact of nature is that all of those trace minerals exist in very trace amounts in all of the soil and all of the water in the world. The very fortunate fact is that your body has filtering organs like the liver and kidneys to remove toxins and other things you don’t want in your body.

 

Question: Why is Himalayan Crystal Salt considered more pure than sea salt?

Answer: Unlike a sea salt gathered from the open sea, which is exposed to the atmosphere and subject to environmental contamination, the Himalayan Crystal Salt is mined from deposits of ancient sea beds deep in the earth which have been shielded from environmental contamination.

 

Question: Where can you buy Himalayan Crystal Salt?

Answer: There are a lot of stores that sell Himalayan Salt online. Naturally, we recommend you shop with us. We have guaranteed low prices, the highest quality crystal salt, and amazing customer service. You can buy Himalayan Crystal Salt here.


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