Himalayan salts give your body the variety of mineral ions needed to balance its functions, remain healthy and heal. Many of us
Too few minerals, rather than too much salt, may be to blame for many health problems. Even the CDC admitted that there is no benefit, and may be a danger, from reducing our salt intake. However, refined salts hold little weight in terms of healing the human body compared to mineral rich salts.
Unlike the sodium chloride you find on most kitchen tables, unrefined rock salt contains more than 84 different minerals. Rose-coloured crystals of Himalayan rock salt pride themselves on traditional harvesting, avoiding heat treatment or refining methods.
Vital to your existence in crystal salts is the presence of the primary electrolytes of sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), chloride (Cl-), phosphate (PO43-), and hydrogen carbonate (HCO3-), plus other significant mineral salts. The electric charge symbols of plus (+) and minus (-) indicate that the substances are ionic in nature.
The words ions, ionic, and ionized refer to electrical charge or electrical potential. Your body functions on this electrical charge and requires a specific and complex combination of electrolytes to maintain the very delicate balance between the intracellular and extracellular environments of your body. It’s the electrolytes that affect and regulate the hydration of the body, blood pH, blood pressure, and are crucial for nerve and muscle function.
These healing properties have long been recognized all over the world, especially in central Europe where entire hospitals have been carved in salt mountains. Asthmatics and patients with lung disease and allergies find that breathing air in the saline underground chambers helps improve symptoms in 90 percent of cases.