The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

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.

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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  • 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

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

  • sara

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

  • sara

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

  • LaDiva Dietitian

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • vinkor

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


    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


    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

  • kimmie196834

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

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  • guest

    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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Global Healing Center

    Where did you see that?

  • L

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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! :)))

  • chain n

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

  • akrodif

    Erm… seriously, the guy was just being sarcasting!

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

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  • 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. ◔_◔

  • Sangen Rai

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

  • Sangen Rai

    I think you are right.. 😀

  • Paul

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

  • 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

  • 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.





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