Heavy Metal Limits:
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 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 and Idodine Levels
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 Aluminum Levels/Content
Question: I switched from Celtic Sea Salt to Himalayan Crystal Salt when Swanson's 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: Unlike a sea salt gathered from the open 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: I have been taking the Dr. Best Bone Supplement and am wondering if I can stll be using the Himilayan salt in my water? I use about 1/4 tsp. per day of the Him. salt and have started using it instead of table salt.