Bestcare - Himalayan Crystal Salt vs Table Salt
- Table salt consists of sodium, chloride and additives and has nothing to do with real, natural, holistic salt.
- Table salt is a dangerous cellular poison that the body eliminates or stores with an immense energy and effort.
- Natural salt is crucial for maintaining vital body functions.
- Crystal salt contains all the minerals and trace elements of which the body is made of.
Common table salt is referred to as inorganic sodium chloride. It can't maintain water balance in the body as well as sea salts.
Common table salt crystals are hard, dry and isolated from each other. Your body has difficulty processing this. Water molecules surround salt crystals and try to dissolve them. This separates them into sodium and chloride ions. These large, hard crystals are difficult to solubilize. The salt is also present in excess amount due to its large crystal size. All of this contributes to water being pulled out of your cells causing cell dehydration.
Sea salts are in colloidal form, easily dissolve and absorb in the body, and they contain all salts known to exist not just sodium chloride.
Taking in too much salt and the wrong kind of salt has a number of consequences. Consider taking in one serving of table salt (1 tsp., 1gm). Your body uses 23 times that amount of cell water to dissolve the salt. Think about having 3 meals a day plus salty snacks compounded daily.
Many people are taking in somewhere between 4 to 6 grams a day. Excessive salt contributes to the formation of cellulite, arthritis, gout, hypertension, kidney and bladder stones.
Common table salt contains sodium chloride, calcium silicate, dextrose, and potassium iodide.
Calcium silicate is used as an anti-caking agent. This keeps the salt flowing in humid conditions but if there's too much moisture in the air it will clump. Dextrose is used to stabilise the iodide.
Potassium iodide happens to be one of two forms of iodine that the FDA allows in table salt. Animal feed is generally fortified with potassium iodate. This is also true of food salt outside the U.S. because of its stability. The U.S. doesn't allow potassium iodate in food salt for some reason. Being unstable, potassium iodide is easily oxidized to iodine and lost by volatilization (evaporation) from the salt. Dextrose is added to prevent iodide from being oxidized and escaping as a purple-pink gas.
Iodine is added to the salt to prevent goitre. The thyroid requires iodine to make the hormone thyroxin. Deficiency in iodine causes the thyroid to enlarge in the neck. Goitre symptoms may include neck tenderness, pressure on the windpipe and oesophagus accompanied with shortness of breath and choking, coughing, and hoarseness.
Himalayan salt's colloidal nature allows each salt molecule to be inter-connected through molecular vibrations. This salt is said to be the purest salt available essentially uncontaminated with any toxins or pollutants.
Quite often this salt has been hand mined and washed in an environment that is pristine. Himalayan salt is over 250 million years old that has been exposed to high tectonic pressure surrounded by ice and snow high in the mountains.
When observed under a microscope, this salt has a perfect crystalline structure.
It is believed to be of the highest grade. This salt has an unlimited shelf life and doesn't require any pouring agents. The renowned Fresenius Institute in Europe analysed Himalayan Crystal Salt. The research analysis confirmed the holistic properties of the original Himalayan crystal salt. The sodium chloride content is 97.41% and meets the worldwide necessary standards for table salt.
Some sea salts are referred to as organic salts. Clearly, salt is a mineral and not a plant/animal so it can't be organic. Nevertheless, there are sea salts that are certified as organic salts. This means that the salt has been collected from protected, pollution-free environments, and unrefined. For that reason, the pink Himalayan salt is called an organic salt.