The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on July 31, 2014

Himalayan Crystal Salt

Himalayan crystal salt is far superior to traditional iodized salt. Himalayan salt is millions of years old and pure, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt.

Known in the Himalayas as “white gold,” Himalayan Crystal Salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. This form of salt has also been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities.

Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.

Himalayan Crystal Salt: The Health Benefits

The health benefits of using natural Himalayan Crystal Salt may include:

  • Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
  • Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
  • Encouraging excellent blood sugar health
  • Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
  • Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation
  • Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract
  • Aiding vascular health
  • Supporting healthy respiratory function
  • Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting over-all sinus health
  • Reducing cramps
  • Increasing bone strength
  • Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns
  • Creating a healthy libido
  • Circulator support
  • Promotes kidney and gall bladder health when compared to common chemically-treated salt

bag of Himalayan Crystal Salt

Table salt: “The Health Destroyer”

Many people are unaware that common table salt contains chemicals and even sugar! Salt is necessary but can be dangerous if taken in this chemical form.

Table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine and absorbents, and sugar. Common salt is dried at more than 1,200° Fahrenheit, a process which zaps many of the natural chemical structures.

The table and cooking salt found in most homes, restaurants, and processed foods is void of nutritional value, lacking beneficial trace minerals. Processing salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader! The body cannot dispose of it in a natural, healthy way which can lead to irritation of the tissues, water retention and high blood pressure.

Processed salt crystals are also energetically dead, as their crystals are completely isolated from one another. For the body to metabolize chemical table salt, it must waste tremendous amounts of energy to keep the body at optimum fluid balance. This creates a burden on the elimination systems in the body. Water is removed from other cells in attempt to neutralize the unnatural sodium chloride.

bowl of fine crystal salt

Studies show that for each gram of table salt your system cannot process, your body will use over twenty times the amount of cellular water to neutralize the sodium chloride in chemically-treated salt. This can lead to cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, as well as kidney and gallbladder stones. The average American consumes 5,000 mg of sodium chloride a day, the issue is serious and needs to be adressed.

Choosing to use Himalayan Salt as an alternative can have a big impact on your total health and well-being. I only use and recommend Original Himalayan Crystal Salt.

Disclaimer: †Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Global Healing Center does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Global Healing Center are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

  • Heidi

    This is so weird. My grandma bought some of this Himalayan salt over the recent holidays, and gave each of us in the family a little bit to take home. I literally just ran out of my share a few days ago, and was completely clueless as to where I could find it.

    None of the grocery stores carry it. Thank you for the informative article about crystal salt. I am going to forward this to my grandma right now.

  • Pat

    I ordered some through amazon.com. Seems expensive but it’s absolutely fabulous! Very definite taste difference than regular table salt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deanna.castro Deanna Natoli Castro

    Costco carries it!

  • Guest

    You can find it at Walmart on the baking aisle with the spices and it comes in a salt grinder. I get mine from Vitacost and Utopia Silver as well. Google it and find a wealth of places if you don’t find it locally.

  • Linda T. Kruger

    BJ’s carries it as well.

  • http://www.saltcave.us Andrea Geresdi

    Dear Dr Edward Group,
    I really enjoyed your article on the Himalayan salt. It is very informative.
    I’m bringing a new therapeutic way of the Himalayan salt to the USA. It is the Halotherapy. I will open the Salt cave in August in Florida. If You interested, please visit my website and let me know what You think.
    Thank You, ANDREA

  • Charles Bergeron

    anxious to see halotherapy and relation to salt from Hym. My son and I are extensively involved with this salt here in the US. Please reply so we can interact with each other.

  • Know About Health

    Dr. Edward,
    This is an excellent post. Information is very useful. Fact is there are so many types of salts that we are un-aware of. There is also salt which comes from region called sindh (towards pakistan). This salt as we call it in India “sindha namak”. Namak means salt and sindha refers to region sindh. You might consider it for your blogs.

  • Mahashakti

    Dear Dr. Edward,
    This morning I found a small packet of “Sindha Salt” (It is Kanchan Brand) at the local Reliance Fresh store, in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. I asked the people working there if they had any information about it. They made a few phone calls but couldn’t tell me anything about it. It is faintly pink and is already processed (free running). I’d like to know more about it, and how genuine this salt is, and what it contains,whether it is worth taking or replacing the regular common white salt. I already use black namak.
    Thank you.

  • Herman King

    Where can I find Himalayan salt?

  • Becky Wensink

    Trader Joe’s

  • joy

    I found mine at costco

  • Herman King

    What about sea salt and whole salt?

  • Sarah Deming

    Has anyone commented on how BAD this salt tastes? The trace elements make it an impossible culinary ingredient. I finally ended up using mine as a base for essential oils in a diffuser and it works great for that application.

  • Garrett

    Well obviously not everyone thinks Himalayan taste bad. 4 star restaurants use it. http://www.yelp.com/biz/hamamori-restaurant-and-lounge-costa-mesa – 3rd review down

    Maybe you had the wrong food with your salt. I love it and we sell many pounds of it off our website.

  • Susan

    This is one of the most popular culinary trends right now. Food grade Pink Himalayan salt is delicious and known for it’s health benefits but like say French Grey sea salt you need to learn how to use it and on which foods. Grey salt is popular on potatoes and steaks but not say on delicate foods like a salad. Pink salt can be used in a variety of foods, especially if you grate it yourself with a plane grater. It is like any other new food you have never cooked with before. You need to learn to use it properly.

  • Dee

    Wow, I love the taste of Himalayan Salt. It’s the only one I use now. I did a taste test of regular salt (gag), Sea Salt, (Not as bad tasting, but not good) and Himalayan Salt which I find mellow and not harsh like the others. I’ve given it to my friends and family and they all have switched over to the Himalayan. I get the Barbara Hendel’s brand from Swanson’s Vitamins, maybe you tried another brand? I’ve only tried hers. Also I never swell with the Himalayan salt but always swelled the next day after I had eaten regular table salt.

  • erika

    i would love to visit your website please inform thank you

  • Cindy

    It tastes like regular salt. It doesn’t taste bad at all!

  • Fred McNeil

    Sprinkle it on your beer. It will make you feel like god.

  • nutsacks

    you must be really really toxic and used to harsh chemical table salts. I eat it and it tastes amazing.

  • V

    Whole Foods Market carries it.

  • laura

    i’ve been told too soak it for 20 in bath wtr befoer getting in, also to drink a glass of hima-salt wtr daily. are these methods among common use?

  • samson aseervatham

    Indian medical system recamends Himalayan rock salt.It prevents and also cures cancer.It also increases the life span that is why Himalayan folks live longer. Thank you for the vital message.

  • Ryan

    If you’re looking for a magic bullet, you seriously are in for a sad one. It’s salt, and look at the benefits are compared to chemically treated salts. This is extremely biased. While sodium itself has these effects on your body, you’re right standard table salt is absolute garbage. Obviously it’s going to be better worlds better, but still you’re going to get bi products just from them digging all this up. Think they do it by hand? Think it’s shipped here by a guy hitching a ride on a Camel? No.. ancient salt. Once it’s gone man, it’s gone. We’re feeding off reserves. Same goes for oil too, I suppose.

    Main stream food is absolute garbage anyway, our agriculture is sad. Your super market is just 1 Giant market place for 5 different company’s to serve you garbage until you develop cancer, get sick, die. Food dies, preservatives, food stripped of all nutritional value, genetically modified franken’ crops. Whatever you consume has an impact on your dna. Whatever you expose yourself to, also has an effect on your DNA.

  • King Salt

    Himalayan salt has reduced my blood pressure, improved my over all well-being, and made my food taste much better. I also sleep better using Himalayan salt lamps, they really clean up my air well. Thank you!

  • Denise

    I have been using Himalayan salt for more than 6 months and I love it. If I am somewhere that doesn’t have this salt ~ I use nothing.
    I love the taste ~ so much so that sometimes I just suck on the rocks.
    I am now 95% raw food and found that I am able to use this salt when I want. I probably should get more salt in my ‘new’ diet. Himalayan is the only way to go!

  • Crystal J

    This is very helpful. Recently I have started really keeping track of my calories, sodium and fat intake and I think this type of salt will really help me reach my goal.

  • Marie

    My youngest son had very serious eczema, that would cover most of his body. He started spraying Sole onto the skin and found that it worked wonders. He also started drinking the salt concentrate. He now refuses to ever be without it, his sinus problems cleared up, more energy, wonderful improvement of his skin, weight loss. It truly is a remarkable product. I have also switched over and no longer use sea salt for cooking, and sprinkling onto dishes.

  • disqus_LJZsFCSEz7

    what is sole?

  • ghc_health
  • gaylep

    Hello, Can you please tell me how much is too much? Per day? Many thanks.

  • Paul

    Sole is a drink made with Himalayan rock salt , Google it

  • debbie kerr

    angel2000

  • Paul Elliott

    Can you tell me if great for Eczema?

  • Jim

    Himalayan Rock Salt contains some radiating elements like:Radium,Actinium,Uranium,Neptunium,Plutonium,etc.
    These elements should be harmful to human body…
    Can anyone explain?

  • Eirik

    The salt can’t possibly contain Neptunium or Plutonium. Because the heaviest naturally occurring element, is element 92 Uranium. All elements above that on earth like Neptunium ( element 93) and Plutonium (element 94) are man made. So unless somebody dropped a nuclear bomb on the salt mines, the rock salt doesn’t contain any neptunium or plutonium.

  • Himalayan Salts

    The Himalayan salt have so many benefits for the human health.The genuine Himalayan crystal salt is not only delicious but spread a typical aroma when you mill it. In case you are interested to taste or even to see the genuine Himalayan crystal salt then please visit our website . there are many different color and crystals of genuine Himalayan crystal salt are exhibited there for your interest and information.come and joined us.

  • healthylife

    So where do you get Himalayan Salt. I love salt and I know it is really bad for your body. This blog is a wake up call and I need to change from table salt to Himalayan. Can someone let me know where to get the Himalayan salt? Thank you!

  • Rebekah Hanna

    I’m sure someone’s already responded to your request, but I found it at Cosco in the spice section. I love this stuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000827638246 Starla Dejong-Goumans

    Health food stores better food quality standards

  • val

    most grocery stores have, i live in near chicago, so many international stores. i prefer shopping ethnic foods, anyhow. as i from chicago we eat lots of ethnic foods.

  • val

    its on sale for 2.99 i buy a pound bag tomorrow.

  • Healthy Salt

    I love salt and I know it salt have so many benefits for the human health. But What about sea salt and whole salt?

  • Himalayan Crystal Salt

    Himalayan Crystal Salt is the unique, genuine, unpolluted and mineral rich salt which helps to regulate your body’s blood sugar, water, and PH level, and promotes respiratory health.

  • Mikael.

    All “Himalayan” salt is from Pakistan. I’m from Sweden,but I live in Malaysia. I buy it here for US$ 1,78/Kg. It’s SALT! Use your brains!

  • Trang Thai

    Do they sell this salt in Malaysia? Could u please tell me where ? I live in sweden at the moment i buy 150gr for around 2 usd which is quite reasonable anyway but i would like to find these and buy for my parents in vietnam. Tack :)

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  • Sangen Rai

    Hello friend nowadays every dept.store can buy “himalayan Salt” I using from longtime.

  • rhjames

    Why pay more for a bit of rust that makes it pink? That’s the only significant difference over normal table salt.

  • AkhtAr

    I am from Pakistan ,Its really expensive as you wrote ,Here its cheap as world largest reserves located

  • Roharne hemryAthapattiou

    Mikael, could you please enlighten me re., the location/s in Malaysia [my friends’re in Kajang, Selangor] where genuine Himalayan Pink Salt could be purchased? online sources too may be useful; we would acknowledge ,with information that you may fancy too ;forwarding info., via; arihant4@hotmail.com ;would be appreciated.thank you; blackdrragon Protection1;

  • Abderrazak

    Peace to everyone!

    My Mom has osteoarthritis, Can Himalayan salt help in her case? God bless you!

  • Cindy

    I just bought my first Himalayan Sea Salt at Trader Joe’s. I learned of it from doing a Reset with the company that I am an Independent distributor for. Part of it is using the Salt in your distilled water 3 times a day with other supplements and a great diet plan to follow. I think that this salt has a great taste and I am so glad that I found out the benefits of it. All of the other table salt is going out of my house immedialtly. Thanks for the awesome informative article!

  • Tasha

    Hello Cindy! I know this is off topic: never-the-less, what company are you an independent distributor for that allowed you to learn about sea salt. I am interested in learning about the company.

    By the way, I do use pure sea salt, and it has amazing benefits as far as my sleeping is concerned. When I used it before bed, I have such peaceful sleep. Also, it is one of the best cleansers for oral health.

  • Michael Driggers

    Hello Tasha, I don’t think Cindy replied to your post here and it has been 3 months. I’m pretty sure it is Beachbody she is referring to.

  • Risa

    Tasha, I believe the company is beachbody and they educate us on many nutritional items, it’s really awesome :)

  • Spring

    Cindy, Is that the BB Reset? That and another friend mentioning how her Lyme’s symptoms lessen when taking Himalayan Sea Salt brought me here looking, too.

  • Risa

    Spring, I’m pretty sure it is :) The reset is very awesome, the results will amaze you. I have been using himalayan salt ever since.

  • Kcgriefs

    drinking salt in water . . will that add to your sodium levels? I am confused about sodium intake.

  • Guest

    Your salt and water ratio must be balanced. Too much of either is not a good thing. Water flushes out minerals while salt uses our water. You can Google this for some up to date advice.

  • Linda

    One of the best places I have found to purchase all differnt kinds of salts for a reasonable price is Salt Works. http://www.saltworks.us/ Sometimes they even offer free shipping!
    :)

  • Eirik

    The average American consumes 5,000 mg (also known as 5 grams) a day. That’s less than half the weight of a penny.

  • I_R_Violet

    thanks for the info.

  • the_IRF
  • joe blowwwww

    food in packages is processed garbage loaded with toxins.
    get your head out of your asss

  • California sunshine

    so does Trader Joe’s

  • California sunshine

    Heidi you can go to Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods if you are in CA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kmtripp Kristie Tripp

    I agree. Any time you voice your opinion so boldly people will think you are a finatic, which is so the opposite. If they would not take it personally and see how honest and see how true the facts are, they would thank you. People believe eating mass marketed food that is produced on machines are really healthy for them because companies would not intentionally poison them. Ha, it is all about the money. If the trucks stopped rolling delivering your food to grocery stores the shelves would be empty in about three days, then what.

    I use Himalayan salt and it does all the things it says it does in the articles but I am not naive either in the fact that the salt is mined, transported, packaged and sold the same as everything else we consume, so to say it is 100% free of toxins is ludicrous but do the benefits outweigh the amount of production of the product, yes.

  • sue west

    Have just started using himalaya salt. Can’t wait to see the effects. My neighbour sells it at the markets for $3.50 per 100grams

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=606485561 Dee Latta

    Got a 369 gram grinder at Costco for 3.99.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1312146944 Paul Kelly

    Himalayan Salt is over 98% sodium chloride. Most of the rest is an inert mineral called gypsum. Other minerals are present in minuscule amounts. It is no better or worse for you than any other salt sold, just way more expensive. Another scam separating the naive from their money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melody.mac.56 Melody Mac

    Did you even read the article? It is not the same. And it is not a scam. I don’t pay lots for the stuff. I am getting it in a grinder at one of the “big box stores” for a very reasonable price. I was using kosher salt before (also reasonable) but quit because of the thing they add to it to make it “flow” which contains cyanide which is released when exposed to acid. I have also used a salt inhaler when sick with excellent results. I did my own research but this article IS correct. This guy is not telling you this to sell it to you, he is telling you this because it is true. We all have to make our own decisions. Mine will be to use natural salts and not those processed and then laced with chemicals in order to have better “quality”.

  • Pebbalita

    I am into Natural remedies and medicines and I am Engish ( INTELLIGENT ) for the Swedes out there :) living in Costa Rica a MODERN but charming world.Today the owner of my health store told me for my cold sneezing to put Himalayan salt and a sqeeze of lemon and it will cure my cold..I laughed when I saw it was $6 here ( Of course imported in small quantities ) but trust her and said I will, as I always do check it out on the Internet,,Upon reading these remarks I WILL BE BUYING it instead os Kosher or Sea salt in future THANK you all But ONE,,and the Swede ,,, I am a believer. People here are to HELP not here to scam us,,
    PS Is that cynic sellling TABLE SALT in her store ??? LOL

  • rhjames

    It’s a scam. Himalayan Salt comes from Pakistan. It’s about 97% sodium chloride – much the same as table salt. 40 ppm of iron oxide (rust) gives it the pink colour. It contains traces of some nasty chemicals (eg arsenic, chromium, lead). Use it if you like, but don’t kid yourself that it’s any better than ordinary table salt. When you say you did your research, does that mean you listened to some guy, or are you like me – a chemical engineer, who has access to the full chemical analysis, and an understanding of the effects on the human body? If you are scientifically qualified, I’d be happy to debate at a scientific level.

  • Barrack

    You work for the government don’t you? Uh, good work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.keogh Trevor Keogh

    You’ve just killed my buzz with that dose of scientific reality. I was allowing myself to be lulled into thinking this could be the answer to my low salt diet problems. Hard to disagree with the view that it’s snake oil. I’ll be leaving that pink salt on the shelf along with the homeopathic remedies so….

  • Guest

    There will always be those who choose to blast at natural alternatives. Be wise and do your own research and try it yourself. I had to try it myself, along with the salt lamps to know that this is indeed a valid wholesome product. Jesus said that Christians were the salt of the earth. At that time pure salt was valuable and even used for currency. What a far cry from today’s chemical salt. Just to taste the difference should convince you and I am betting you would never go back to the white chemical labeled as “salt” in the store.

  • vibrationalEnergy

    It’s a good thing there are no chemicals in Himalayan salt. I mean that stuff in the store is sodium chloride! Himalayan sodium chloride doesn’t have any sodium chloride in it! Plus…vibrational energies, man.

  • nutsacks

    idiot

  • sara

    Awakened people don’t insult so that just goes to show :)

  • melsbabysis

    You’re absolutely right. If its organic or non-GMO or healthy, it’s going to be attacked. When you find an article or study discrediting something that is a natural, alternative to conventional “science,” check and see who is writing the article or book. It will tell you a lot. There is no money for big pharma or doctors in natural alternative medicine.

  • Chrisireland

    The opposite is also true…there is BIG money in selling natural remedies too.They count on you buying from emotion. All salt is a chemical.

  • rhjames

    I’d love someone to try to tell me that Himalayan Salt is organic. I kid you not, there are people who would actually claim this.

  • kimmie196834

    Trevor, I guess thats what Fluoride does to the brain. Makes you think like a sheeple. Keep taking your prescription drugs.

  • akrodif

    Erm… seriously, the guy was just being sarcasting!

  • Angequan

    How about You EXPERIENCE THE EFFECTS YOURSELF of The Pink Himalayan Salt Yourself, before you allow someone who obviously has not, to determine the well being of your Body Temple. It is not expensive, you can find great sources on ebay, and even if it was expensive, I’d rather spend whatever is necessary to keep the functionality of my Body Temple highly efficient with the best fuel I can give it, than to spend it on, let’s say petrol at the gas station, or the electricity to power the utilities in my house. You’re going to spend the money somewhere. You should prioritize and spend it on YourSelf. Unfortunately most American’s thinking is backwards, but We’re going to help You guys, help yourselves. <3 To All Who Know, Grow, and take time to share their Glow.

  • rhjames

    Wise decision – useless unless you want to pay a lot of money for a pretty colour caused by rust.

  • nutsacks

    troll and shill!

  • 777

    People like you I refer to as stupified.

  • LaDiva Dietitian

    Where did you see the nutrient breakdown? I have been looking for a reliable laboratory chemical panel and haven’t found one.

  • vinkor

    Hi LaDiva, I’ve got this analysis from one of the Amazon’s Himalayan Salt users:

    CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

    1. Aluminium (Al) 0.45 ppm

    2. Antimony (Sb) 2.27 ppm

    3. Arsenic (As) <0.5 ppm

    4. Barium (Ba) 0.18 ppm

    5. Beryllium (Be) <0.1 ppm

    6. Bismuth (Bl <0.1 ppm

    7. Boron (B) <0.1 ppm

    8. Bromine (Br) 4.76 ppm

    9. Cadmium (Cd) 0.13 ppm

    10. Calcium (Ca) 1380 ppm

    11. Carbon (C) 68.0 ppm

    12. Cerium (Ce) 1.87 ppm

    13. Caesium (Cs) 0.82 ppm

    14. Chloride (Cl) 598,000 ppm

    15. Chromium (Cr) 0.191 ppm

    16. Cobalt (Co) <0.1 ppm

    17. Copper (Cu) 0.69 ppm

    18. Dysprosium (Dy) <0.1 ppm

    19. Erbium (Er) 0.219 ppm

    20. Europium (Eu) <0.1 ppm

    21. Fluoride (F) 7.22 ppm

    22. Gadolinium (Gd) 1.72 ppm

    23. Gallium (Ga) 1.65 ppm

    24. Germanium (Ge) 0.39 ppm

    25. Gold (Au) <0.1 ppm

    26. Hafnium (Hf) <0.1 ppm

    27. Holmium (Ho) <0.1 ppm

    28. Indium (In) <0.1 ppm

    29. Iodine ( I ) 1.42 ppm

    30. Iridium (Ir) <0.05 ppm

    31. Iron (Fe) 14.2 ppm

    32. Lanthanum (La) <0.1 ppm

    33. Lead (Pb) 0.07 ppm

    34. Lithium (Li) 0.59 ppm

    35. Lutetium (Lu) <0.1 ppm

    36. Magnesium (Mg) 20,100 ppm

    37. Manganese (Ma) <0.1 ppm

    38. Mercury (Hg) <0.02 ppm

    39. Molybdenum (Mo) <0.1 ppm

    40 Neodymium (Nd) <0.1 ppm

    41. Nickel (Ni) <0.1 ppm

    42. Niobium (Nb) <0.1 ppm

    43. Osmium (Os <0.05 ppm

    44. Palladium (Pd <0.05 ppm

    45. Phosphorus (P) <0.5 ppm

    46. Platinum (Pt) <0.05 ppm

    47. Potassium (K) 2900 ppm

    48. Praseodymium (Pr) 0.19 ppm

    49. Rhenium (Re) <0.1 ppm

    50. Rhodium (Rh) <0.05 ppm

    51. Rubidium (Rb) 7.99 ppm

    52. Ruthenium (Ru) <0.1 ppm

    53. Samarium (Sm) 3.87 ppm

    54. Scandium (Sc) <0.1 ppm

    55. Selenium (Se) <0.05 ppm

    56. Silicon (Si) 10.7 ppm

    57. Silver (Ag) 0.063 ppm

    58. Sodium (Na) 374,000 ppm

    59. Strontium (Sr) 6.98 ppm

    60. Sulfur (S) 1680 ppm

    61. Tantalum (Ta) 0.53 ppm

    62. Tellurium (Te) <0.1 ppm

    63. Terbium (Tb) <0.1 ppm

    64. Thallium (Tl) 0.69 ppm

    65. Thorium (Th) <0.1 ppm

    66. Thulium (Tm) <0.1 ppm

    67. Tin (Sn) <0.1 ppm

    68. Titanium (Ti) 0.38 ppm

    69. Tungsten (W) <0.1 ppm

    70. Vanadium (V) 8.78 ppm

    71. Ytterbium (Yb) <0.05 ppm

    72. Yttrium (Y) <0.05 ppm

    73. Zinc (Zu) 4.92 ppm

    74. Zirconium (Zr) 0.48 ppm

    OR if you wish a more detailed list:

    Element Order Num. Results Analysis Type

    Hydrogen H 1 0.30g/kg DIN

    Lithium Li 3 0.40g/kg AAS

    Beryllium Be 4 <0.01ppm AAS

    Boron B 5 <0.001ppm FSK

    Carbon C 6 <0.001ppm FSK

    Nitrogen N 7 0.024ppm ICG

    Oxygen O 8 1.20g/kg DIN

    Flouride F- 9 <0.1g/kg Potentiometer

    Sodium Na+ 11 382.61g/kg FSM

    Magnesium Mg 12 0.16g/kg AAS

    Aluminum Al 13 0.661ppm AAS

    Silicon Si 14 <0.1g/kg AAS

    Phosphorus P 15 <0.10ppm ICG

    Sulfur S 16 12.4g/kg TXRF

    Chloride Cl- 17 590.93g/kg gravimetrie

    Potassium K+ 19 3.5g/kg FSM

    Calcium Ca 20 4.05g/kg Titration

    Scandium Sc 21 <0.0001ppm FSK

    Titanium Ti 22 <0.001ppm FSK

    Vanadium V 23 0.06ppm AAS

    Chromium Cr 24 0.05ppm AAS

    Manganese Mn 25 0.27ppm AAS

    Iron Fe 26 38.9ppm AAS

    Cobalt Co 27 0.60ppm AAS

    Nickel Ni 28 0.13ppm AAS

    Copper Cu 29 0.56ppm AAS

    Zinc Zn 30 2.38ppm AAS

    Gallium Ga 31 <0.001ppm FSK

    Germanium Ge 32 <0.001ppm FSK

    Arsenic As 33 <0.01ppm AAS

    Selenium Se 34 0.05ppm AAS

    Bromine Br 35 2.1ppm TXRF

    Rubidium Rb 37 0.04ppm AAS

    Strontium Sr 38 0.014g/kg AAS

    Ytterbium Y 39 <0.001ppm FSK

    Zirconium Zr 40 <0.001ppm FSK

    Niobium Nb 41 <0.001ppm FSK

    Molybdenum Mo 42 0.01ppm AAS

    Technetium Tc 43 unstable artificial isotope – not included

    Ruthenium Ru 44 <0.001ppm FSK

    Rhodium Rh 45 <0.001ppm FSK

    Palladium Pd 46 <0.001ppm FSK

    Silver Ag 47 0.031ppm AAS

    Cadmium Cd 48 <0.01ppm AAS

    Indium In 49 <0.001ppm FSK

    Tin Sn 50 <0.01ppm AAS

    Antimony Sb 51 <0.01ppm AAS

    Tellurium Te 52 <0.001ppm FSK

    Iodine I 53 <0.1g/kg potentiometrie

    Cesium Cs 55 <0.001ppm FSK

    Barium Ba 56 1.96ppm AAS/TXR

    Lanthan La 57 <0.001ppm FSK

    Cerium Ce 58 <0.001ppm FSK

    Praseodynium Pr 59 <0.001ppm FSK

    Neodymium Nd 60 <0.001ppm FSK

    Promethium Pm 61 unstable artificial isotope – not included

    Samarium Sm 62 <0.001ppm FSK

    Europium Eu 63 <3.0ppm TXRF

    Gadolinium Gd 64 <0.001ppm FSK

    Terbium Tb 65 <0.001ppm FSK

    Dysprosium Dy 66 <4.0ppm TXRF

    Holmium Ho 67 <0.001ppm FSK

    Erbium Er 68 <0.001ppm FSK

    Thulium Tm 69 <0.001ppm FSK

    Ytterbium Yb 70 <0.001ppm FSK

    Lutetium Lu 71 <0.001ppm FSK

    Hafnium Hf 72 <0.001ppm FSK

    Tantalum Ta 73 1.1ppm TXRF

    Wolfram W 74 <0.001ppm FSK

    Rhenium Re 75 <2.5ppm TXRF

    Osmium Os 76 <0.001ppm FSK

    Iridium Ir 77 <2.0ppm TXRF

    Platinum Pt 78 0.47ppm TXRF

    Gold Au 79 <1.0ppm TXRF

    Mercury Hg 80 <0.03ppm AAS

    Thallium Ti 81 0.06ppm AAS

    Lead Pb 82 0.10ppm AAS

    Bismuth Bi 83 <0.10ppm AAS

    Polonium Po 84 <0.001ppm FSK

    Astat At 85 <0.001ppm FSK

    Francium Fr 87 <1.0ppm TXRF

    Radium Ra 88 <0.001ppm FSK

    Actinium Ac 89 <0.001ppm FSK

    Thorium Th 90 <0.001ppm FSK

    Protactinium Pa 91 <0.001ppm FSK

    Uranium U 92 <0.001ppm FSK

    Neptunium Np 93 <0.001ppm FSK

    Plutonium Pu 94 <0.001ppm FSK

    ADDITIONAL COMBINED ELEMENTS

    Water H2O 1.5g/kg DIN

    Ammonium NH4+ 0.010ppm Photometrie

    Nitrate NO3- 0.09ppm Photometrie

    Phosphate PO43- <0.10ppm ICG

    Hydrogencarbonate HCO3- <1.0g/kg

  • Sergio

    Very interesting that you can be so correct when stating that Himalayan Salt is over 98% NaCl and other trace minerals are in tiny quantities.

    Claiming that “It is no better or worse for you than any other salt sold” when table salt is full of industrial pollutants, shows that you are mentally challenged.

  • L

    This guy seems to be the medico quack trying his best to discredit natural plant sourced foods. And probably replacing them with his recommendations of pills!!! hahahaha Paul you’re seriously an idiot. Come to my dinner party any day and we can discuss your flawed arguments to the end of time. You will not win. I will also confiscate your mobile phone and any other electronic device that allows you to google any answers you may wish to find when arguing with me. I rely on personal knowledge and experience for my own arguments, I prefer truths to lies and vested interests. So how about it. Take me up on my challenge? I dare you/.
    This guy will likely die from high blood pressure or heart attack form his own gangrenous ignorance. So mote it be! Natural selection: Nature’s way of insuring the future generations against defective DNA and defective minds! :)))

  • jw edward smith

    i love this salt

  • jw edward smith

    the energy drink that i made with it was so good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrmeen11 Ian Fraser

    Your statement above “Processing salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader!”

    Extract from Wiklpedia “In 2003 the Bavarian consumer protection agency Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit analyzed 15 specimens of Himalaya salt sold in Germany and could detect at least ten different minerals, in addition to sodium chloride (98%)”.
    I always thought Salt was Sodium Chloride (NACL) a natuaral element. How can your Sodium Chloride be different from the one mentioned above?

  • Kcgriefs

    I have friends that are making a water solution with this pink salt and drinking it each day to add minerals and help with dehydration. At the same time I am reading more and more about the dangers of too much sodium. Can someone please explain why what they are doing will not contribute to having too much sodium (if that’s true)?

  • radcont5164

    According to Dr. Wallach from Youngevity, The body needs salt for various functions. During the summer, when the weather is hot, your body uses salt for hydration. If your doctor tells you to reduce your salt intake, You need to find a naturalpathic doctor. Back in the late 90’s, there was a heat wave in Chicago. 175 people died from heat exhaustion because they were elderly and on a salt restricted diet. Their doctors never told them to increase they’re salt intake.
    Think about this…The first thing a good farmer does is put salt blocks out for his cattle. SO just salt your food to taste and you’ll be fine.

  • Rob K,

    This article is a farce, and the author knows nothing about chemistry. ALL salt dissociates into its ions when added to water. It is hard to believe that folks actually believe some of this stuff, but scientific ignorance knows no bounds

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimmy.pantner Jimmy Pantner

    Rob,
    What got me interested was the claim it lowers blood sugars.
    and do not have accurate researc Dada so sometime stumble on these things.
    Bottom line,
    Does it help lower blood sugars?
    Thx
    Jimmy Pantner @ Facebook

  • E.J.S.

    This is all an absolute farce. gram for gram sea salt has the exact same amount of sodium as “table salt.” you claim “table salt” is bad because it is an unnatural chemical “sodium chloride” – that is what SEA SALT is composed of as well. Both are structurally the same compound – sodium chloride. The fact that you claim there is a difference in their composition reveals you are a liar and a FRAUD.

    Sea salt may contain traces of calcium, potassium, and magnesium sulfates – but the fact that you claim it holds some “special benefit” because it is “ancient” is just pure fabrication. Shame on you.

  • ghc_health

    Hi Eric, Thanks for reading. I’m sorry this article made you upset. You certainly have the right to prefer table salt.

  • nutsacks

    keep eating that poison sheep and do not forget to wash it down with some nice fluoridated water. Now go graze.

  • E.J.S.

    Keep falling victim to blatant marketing techniques tricking your unthinking self into buying faux-natural “garbage”. Himalayan sea salt is LITERALLY the exact same chemical makeup as table salt.

    You’re nothing more than a passive, ignorant conspicuous consumer. Do your homework.

  • Jens

    Jeeze man, you get pretty upset about salt. It’s not sea salt either, it’s from the mountains. But on to a bigger issue — why you so mad, bro?

  • sean thompson

    Jes, it’s not exactly the same, very similar perhaps but not the same. But as G.H.C said it’s your choice to stick with the processed iodine enriched stuff you call table salt. My only comment would be to look around and ask are people healthier? Does mainstream science have your best interest in mind? Why is it your so angry? Try it for yourself I quite eating what people told me was safe or good and just listened to my body which instinctly had me eating, with out knowing it was trendy , a very paleo esk diet. Again Just listen your body speaks to you and it told me table salt is posion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/letresedozier Letrese Dozier

    Wow thanks for this info. Just found out abou Himalayan salt a couple of weeks ago.

  • lori

    Most of this article does not make any sense- Colodial does not mean small enough to absorb, it means dispersed. SALT IS SODIUM CHLORIDE ..
    I’m thinking this is just a new way to market salt.

  • Sangen Rai

    I think you are right.. 😀

  • Keith Wilson

    Thank you for the laugh Edward. The palaeontologists at work cracked up over the “maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure,” I loved the “Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.” This is gold as we both know a dry crystal can’t be a colloid.

    The mineralogists want some magic salt for the collection. “Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy.” The herpetologist wanted to point out that Chloride and Sodium ions are needed in all living creatures. Salt is needed for fluid regulation Sodium in nerve signalling ” but I explained that your article was satire poking fun at the people who actually believe such alternative clap-trap.

  • Tipsy turvy

    Hello All I want to know is how is this salt for Iodine level? I have just been diagnosed with Overactive Thyroid. I don’t even use table salt for years… Someone told me about Himalayan Pink salt- I have found some– Its so SALTY tasting I almost cannot stand it… But will it help or harm my thyroid levels……..be honest – My life is on a huge balancing act rigt now… tipping the wrong way…

  • Notgullible

    I’ve been using this salt for a while, and now I can actually see in the dark!

  • Rachael

    I have noticed, that for the most part, when I get a headache I suck on a few small chunks of this salt and it helps my headache ease if not go away. I tried it with regular salt and it does nothing. I like the taste much better too!!

  • Bev

    I mix salt with manuka honey for face scrub leaves skin lovely and smooth

  • Swapan Kumar Roy

    Himalayan Salt. Is it from Himalayan region. Where it is available?

  • An MD

    Can you please state your references? I would like to read some of these studies that you “cite” in your article. I’m sorry but I’m a medical doctor (an MD) and some of your claims just do not make any sense.

  • ghc_health

    What information do you take exception to?

  • L

    Don’t worry about the troll. If he is in fact a doctor, he’s only worried about losing $$$ in the end. “You’re a number, not a name.”

  • L

    Funny how this troll never replies when he is asked to further expand on his “knowledge” which is according to the AMA anyway. Don’t you know doctorate qualifications were “doctored” back in the 17 – 1800’s…. the founding bodies decided they were going to teach what THEY thought they should ‘instill’ in people to become a doctor. They are only taught how to dispense pharmaceuticals, not health from nature / plants…. this is why everyone should absolutely distrust doctors. I mean, how many times have you heard from someone you know how they got false diagnoses from doctors?? How many doctors die from heart disease? They’re not exactly pillars of health, so their word means nothing to me. IF you are in reality a doctor, that is. The label MD to me means “mental disorder” referring to the extreme arrogance most medicos display when their ideas are challenged.

  • notchakotay

    The majority of pharmaceuticals are derived from plants. And of course the founding bodies would determine the curricula of their specialties. Who else should? Modern western medicine is probably responsible for you and half the people reading this being alive today.

  • kidcat24

    I hope we aren’t pillaging the earth to get this salt.

  • Jeanette Byrum

    Sprouts carries it too. I started using it instead of table salt and feel so much better. No more retaining water. My ankles and feet used to swell but not any more. If I go back to table salt, my feet swell and I do not feel as well. Love the taste

  • John

    Pure Himalayan salt for sale

    contact propharm2ltd@gmail.com

  • Tom

    This is one of the biggest load of bollocks I’ve read. You contradict yourself even within the article:

    “…creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities.”

    “Himalayan Crystal Salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body” Well salt is NaCl, so anything else is an impurity. The common pink colour of ‘Himalayan salt’ is caused by impurities! I’m not saying those impurities are bad, it’s just that if there were zero impurities it would be 100% NaCl (sodium chloride).

    “Processing salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader!” Umm…. Salt, is the mineral halite, which has the chemical composition NaCl, which is sodium chloride. It doesn’t matter what type of salt it is, it is almost entirely composed of SODIUM CHLORIDE. It’s not precessing that turns salt into sodium chloride, that’s just what salt is.

    If anything I reckon using Himalayan salt is worse for the planet than normal table salt. It has to be mined on a huge industrial scale, processed, and then shipped across to world to be sold to chumps. Much better to just evaporate some seawater.

  • Sal

    Will it rise your blood pressure

  • Simple Mind

    The average American consumes 5,000 mg of sodium chloride a day, the issue is serious and needs to be adressed.

    If the average American consumes 5000mg of Himalayan salt per day will we not have problems too?

  • picsbymea

    Never ever again will I use this. It’s taken 3 days just to get my rings off not to mention my mouth taste of nonstop salt. My husband licked my face to see if I taste like salt. He was amazed at how salty I taste. I have been miserable for the past week. Please be careful.

  • LessIsMore

    You’re supposed to use it sparingly, not eat the entire box for a meal. SMH

  • Wehnelt

    I was looking up articles to used in my classroom to develop science literacy which means learning to decipher between true articles and scams. This is a great example of a scam! My students will find this “article” easy to analyse and find the scientific errors in it as there are so many falsehoods and inaccuracies it’s ridiculous. You’d think that people would know better than to believe everything they read without ever questioning the validity of what is written. I would even recommend that you do your own research on the subject but please, use some common sense. You may also want to find one of the students from the tv show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” to verify what you have found. They’ll probably get it right.

  • Wehnelt

    Check out cellular structure and crystal and then reread the “article”. It’s quite funny.

  • sara

    cindy don’t waste your energy….its their loss.like you said some people are not “awake”

  • sara

    Oh that is so well written :) beautifully put !!!I want to meet more people like you.

  • Morton

    Actually our bodies need lots of good “SALTS” to function properly. The myth you talk of is the indistinguishable language revolving around a word called salt. Mostly meaningless, until qualified.

    If you are unaware of the dangers of too much of one of the “SALTS” out of balance with all the other essential “SALTS” i.e. sodium overload, then you might want to check out the levels of sodium chloride in any form of NaCl as the overload of sodium can cause many problems, unless it is plant based. You also might want to consider how bio-available rock based minerals are.

    Just because minerals appear healthy and necessary, doesn’t mean they are absorbable in any form. Of course the supplement industry, with its anti caking agents and stearates would like you to believe otherwise. We are not designed to assimilate from rocks. Sodium overload can be real, depending on its form. I hope you are not giving medical advice.

  • Feather

    I jut finished a seven day bone broth fast and am now doing a simple diet of steamed veggies, a small amount of organic meat, lots of probiotics and other supplements. My naturopath also recommende that I drink Himalayan salt water made with two teaspoons of salt a day. This seems really excessive to me. Is this safe and healthy in this large of a quantity?

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    A friend of mine has been drinking the sole mixture for at least a year. I thought the idea was interesting, but I’d have to say I am skeptical about it. She has had all sorts of unusual health problems occur since then. I’m not saying that the salt mixture had anything to do with that, but I don’t see any evidence of any health benefits either. How can a miniscule amount of salt in water do much of anything? I would like to see some research about the effect of Himalayan salt on indoor air quality. I just bought a candle holder made out of Himalayan salt. I don’t expect it to clean the air in my house, but it sure is pretty and relaxing to look at. Has anyone seen a legitimate study regarding this?

  • Jason

    Himalayan salt dissolves bone spurs, those nasty heel ones too. Dissolve as much himalayan salt as possible into a jar of water, Keep this in the fridge and add a teaspoon of this a day to your drink bottle of water.

  • Elias

    I recently purchased “Old Thompson” brand Himalayan Pink Salt…Can anyone enlighten me on the quality of this salt?

  • Warren Moore

    Come on, you people need to fess up. It’s wrong to tell people things that are not true and take money from them based upon those things. IF you’re really focused on health and wellness, quit lying to people and writing nonsense like “salt’s unique cellular structure.” That’s just plain absurd.

  • Derrick

    What’s absurd?

  • Guest

    Look up the word sarcasm

  • Saul Matthew Bateman

    Nothing within THAT self-RIGHTEOUS speech “RADIATES love and wellness for our fellow brothers and sisters” my dear.

  • sean thompson

    Who are you to make the assumption that one is being self righteous especially via text , a medium which is often open to interpretation as to the context of whats been said unless of course its expressly stated. To me read like a sweet woman speaking positively, so perhaps since you came to such a negative conclusion should look inward and not cast your personal issues onto others. But perhaps I too am now being self righteous ?

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center

    Where did you see that?

  • L

    google armchair expert…. lol drclaw, go back to your inspector gadget cartoons

  • chain n

    the most well known word that starts with L is loser and thats what you are. A big fat loser

  • Truthteller

    What a load of bollocks. This salt, like any other, is 98% sodium chloride with a few (10) other minerals “polluting” it. It is no better or worse than any other form of salt. The only benefit is to the seller.

  • Andrew

    Table salt is worse by default if it contains the kind of anti caking agents that main stream medicine agrees after decades of use causes metabolic problems, also links to neurological diseases.

  • Andrew

    How did you leave your doctor speechless? You don’t say….
    Do you realise your sodium levels can be perfectly ok, even if you don’t ingest any sodium chloride at all?
    My sodium levels are fine on plant based organic salts of sodium, plus all the other minerals in them for the other SALTS.
    The only reason I say this is because you are ingesting sodium chloride in Himalayan salt, not necessarily good for hypertension, and for good sodium levels you don’t need NaCl.

  • Andrew

    NaCl is not needed for life. Sodium salts and chloride salts among others are needed for life, but not sodium chloride.
    It is completely wrong to say it is essential for living.

  • Andrew

    You’ll be amazed at what is in plants in bound forms. All kinds of stuff like cyanide and arsenic, so don’t be surprised at what inorganic metals and minerals are in pink salt.

  • Bev

    I have just been told that I have an auto immune disease it is over active. can this help this thing.

  • Debb

    I suffer from severe hemapolygic migraines and nothing seems to work on me so recently a friend said to try himala salt it picked up the crystals how should I mix this and with what

  • Ronald Wade Cooper

    About a dozen of the elements in this salt are radioactive, among the heavy metals present are lead , mercury, arsenic, thallium, cadmium, polonium , etc. Most of these elements are toxic to the human body and some are quite deadly such as thallium, polonium and I believe, thorium. Many other elements are known to cause cancer such as flouride and the radioactive elements. Google it to find out. Check multiple sources.

  • BK

    And dihydrogen monoxide is the most serious danger to public safety. ◔_◔

  • Ronald Wade Cooper

    Dr. Pan thinks so. He obviously doesn’t know much about vaccines.

  • chassy

    I do not take salt in my food ,then I read about Himalayan ,and now I do sprinkle on my food and drink it distilled water not two much ,and found my heart palpitation have nearly stop ,this is the honest truth ,or I may have short of salt intake

  • Kelly

    Being a doctor doesn’t mean you received your MD. There are lots of different types of doctors, and MD doesn’t follow his name.

  • Jackson

    Sodium chloride, (NaCl) is is the same whether in “industrial” salt, (referred by this name in one of the comments), sea salt or himalayan salt. There are differing concentrations of the active NaCl in the different types of salt, but the normal white, table salt we usually see is the purest. The article says that “salt is necessary but can be dangerous if taken in the chemical form”. It is a chemical and cannot be taken in any other form. Processing does not “turn it into sodium chloride” it already is, whether taken from under the city of Detroit, the Dead Sea, China, or Pakistan. One comment (from vinkor) gives trace analysis of a sample of Himalayan salt and shows presence of toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, antimony, bismuth, barium and beryllium. On the basis of these points about the claims in the article I would like to see some scientific studies concerning the possible positive and negative effects of the Himalayan salt. The claims in the article and anecdotal claims from the commenters just don’t make a very good case.

  • fl merkord

    Common sence dictates that to much salt is in any form is dangerous.
    some of you are a bunch of quacks

  • sean thompson

    Same studies and clinical trials that say GMOs are safe or fluoride in our drinking water or aspertine, and on and on until the scientific community has the peoples best interest in mind not the corporations that fund them it would be of little value, I personally prefer to trust in my own innate ability to determine whether something is good or bad for me same ability we all have but it’s always easier to Google and believe others than to questions and explore for ourselves. We are all scientists as science is simply the expression of what is thought to be known and is forever changing as the collective conciusness evolves, but that’s not to say we can’t learn from each other just must be sure of the intentions of those we look to for clues.

  • Roslyn Holloway

    Who did the studies you refer to?

  • David_R59

    All together a perfectly useless article.
    Lots of information about what’s in table salt but nothing about what’s in Himalayan Salt.

  • misdirection

    How’s sea salt any different?

  • Former

    You know, this is exactly the kind of stuff that embarrasses me about being a part of the liberal and new age communities. We’ve become a cliche.

    Pick a food or substance, reject its American version, “discover” a remote or jungle version overseas, put the location in front of the food’s name, bring it here, and suddenly it has magical health and “well-being” benefits – and costs 3000% higher.

    Oh new agers my fellow new agers. Activating kundalini shouldn’t pop our brain cells out of our heads and into the garbage can, but seems it does. With every asana we seem to get more and more naive. This needs to stop, NOW.

    Somebody please define for me, scientifically, what “well-being” is, why we are all chasing it, why it takes eating or a bath to get it, and what “promotes” and “encourages” actually DO.

    I can’t take this anymore. I’m certainly not going to become a Christian or conservative, but the Caucasian yoga and Whole Foods crowd have completely ruined universal awakening for me. Perhaps it’s better to go back to sleep. We’re awful people. This is disgusting.

  • Former

    Yeah, “magical salt”.

    Remember when it was Acai berries? I CAN’T STAND THIS ANYMORE

  • Pebbalita

    SO TRUE SWEDES THINK they are intelligent HA that’s why they are STUPID ,,,LOL

  • Doug

    The statements in the text are not correct. Everything has vibrational energy. It is what we call “temperature”. And a colloid is a thin film on a liquid surface, not something buried in a salt crystal. These are major mistakes that should not come from a “Dr.”

  • joshua

    where can I purchase this product?

  • http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/ Global Healing Center
  • rhjames

    This salt looks pretty, but that’s the only benefit – 40ppm of iron oxide (rust). All minerals are naturally occurring. The unrefined ones can contain some nasty contaminants – in the case of Himalayan Salt – arsenic, lead, etc. Quantities are so low as to be of no significance. Enjoy the colour – anything else is imagination

  • Milo Minderbinder

    FYI, Himalayan, table and sea salts are approximately 40% sodium and 60% chloride so when you figure sodium intake of 1500 to 2300 mg. of sodium, that’s a lot of salt, (between 3/4 and 1 teaspoon a day). So if you only get the salt you add to food, shake away. But if you , like most, buy processed foods then you might want to use a little caution. You could easily get 80% of your Sodium from the processed foods leaving you with about 1/5 teaspoon (max) to put on your foods daily. At that rate I could hardly see much more than a placebo effect using Himalayan salt. At least you won’t go broke buying it though. Oh yeah, watch out for the radioactive radium, uranium,and polonium, and the poison thallium . Here is a pretty good read https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/pass-the-salt-but-not-that-pink-himalayan-stuff/

  • notchakotay

    This ad contains so many scientific inaccuracies, distortions and utter nonsense it’s hard to know where to begin. Processing turns salt into sodium chloride? No, sodium chloride is the definition of table salt, and the principle dissolved component of our blood, necessary for human life. The implication that iodine id bad for you? Addition of iodine, required for proper function for the thyroid gland, to modern table salt has been a boon in preventing goiter. Minerals in colloidal form are more readily absorbed? Colloids are particles not in solution, and for anything to be absorbed, it must be in solution. As for cellular hydroelectic energy production -what, our cells have little generators attached to them, producing electricity from the motion of water? Pure nuts. 84 minerals and elements found in the human body? More than that, actually -almost all, in some concentration. What are the proportions are those 84 substances in this product? Too high a concentration of many can be toxic. The list goes on. And on. This is pure snake oil huckster B$ preying on the scientifically unaware. Himalayan salt may be a fine product, but the deceptions put forth in this ad make a great case for avoiding it.


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