Himalayan Salt Minerals – 84 Minerals and Elements for Wellness
One of the benefits of Himalayan salt over other salts is how many minerals and elements it contains – 84! Each of the Himalayan salt minerals have different health benefits, so if you ever wondered what is in our pink salt, this is it!
Iodine – this mineral is fundamental for healthy thyroid gland hormones. It helps metabolism regulation and energy production in the body, and it is also important for cellular oxidation. It is easy to spot iodine’s vital importance to overall health, since thyroid hormones play a role in all body functions.
Calcium – no strong bones and teeth without his mineral.
Hydrogen – this element is vital for the body’s principal energy source – adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is the source of protons required for ATP production.
Phosphorus – part of all cells in the body, with major concentration in the bones and teeth. Important element for DNA and RNA formation, a B-complex vitamins catalyzer, it helps produce energy and increase endurance. It’s included in cellular communication and many enzymatic reactions.
Nitrogen – this mineral is important for digestion and growth.
Oxygen – oxygen, beside glucose, is the main resource of chemical energy for highly active tissues like brain, kidney and heart. It breaks down sugars into carbon dioxide and water.
Carbon – a basic building block, the carbon is perfect to build biological molecules.
Sodium – it’s involved in the body’s fluid balance in and out the cells by regulating the body’s acid-base balance. Beside this it helps carbon dioxide transportation, and it’s important for muscle contraction and nerve transmission. Further, it helps the production of hydrochloric acid, and transport amino acids into the bloodstream to all cells.
Fluoride – In moderate doses it helps the body to retain calcium, so it is essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Chromium – this element is a vital component of GTF – glucose tolerance factor –that improves insulin function, making it essential for proper carbohydrate metabolism and regulation of blood sugar levels. GTF and chromium are important for energy production because they improve how glucose is transported into the cells. Studies suggests that this element may be useful for cholesterol levels regulation as well.
Cadmium – it’s the part of the metabolic activities.
Palladium – its main function is to be a transport mechanism that significantly improves the uptake of lipoic acid. At the same time effects the electrical potential of the cell.
Aluminum – it’s thought that it is involved in metabolic activities.
Nickel – it’s believed that nickel affects hormones, enzymes and cell membranes.
Arsenic – it’s believed that it’s important for the nervous system functioning, and for the body growth.
Silicon – paired with calcium to help growth and maintenance of strong bones. It’ plays important role in connective tissues formation like ligaments and tendons, but also hair, skin and fingernails growth.
Vanadium – participate in food conversion into energy. It’s believed that also helps bones and teeth form regularly.
Lanthanum – this mineral is important that works by holding on phosphate from the diet so that it can pass out to your body.
Gallium – this element prevents the body’s production of a major chemical messenger called interleukin-6 beta that promotes inflammation.
Rubidium – human body concentrates rubidium in the electrolytic fluid, because it treats Rb+ ions as if they were potassium ions.
Indium – this mineral improves the absorption of all other minerals in a healthy matter. It also empowers healthy mineralization of organs.
Cobalt – as a part of the vitamin B12, it plays a fundamental role in the production of red blood cells, as well as in many enzymatic reactions.
Copper – this mineral helps in the production of hemoglobin and collagen, and along with iron, is essential for the synthesis of oxygen in red blood cells. It empowers iron absorption, acts as an antioxidant, but also play a role of catalyst for many enzymatic reactions.
Iron – the production of hemoglobin is its main function, which is an important part of the oxygen transportation throughout the body. It’s vital for strong immune system and energy production.
Manganese – vital for regular brain function and the general health of the nervous system. It helps proteins and carbohydrates metabolism. It is necessary for fatty and cholesterol acid synthesis, and collagen formation, too.
Molybdenum – this mineral is required for the proper utilization of iron, and aids in carbohydrates metabolism. It assists the body detoxify potentially toxic sulfites usually used to conserve food. This is vital trace mineral with low potential for toxicity.
Selenium – a significant antioxidant capable of doing many of the same functions as vitamin E, including cellular membranes protection from free radical damage, minimizing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Selenium helps liver function, the production of proteins, neutralizes heavy metals and other toxic substances. It acts as an anti-carcinogen as well.
Sulphur – an essential ingredient for collagen formation. Sulphur participates in the synthesis of protein. It helps healthy hair, skin and nails maintenance. It’s involved in the process of cellular respiration, and in many enzymatic reactions.
Zinc – this mineral is a vital element for the regular function of more than 200 enzymatic reactions in the body. It is powerful detoxifier and antioxidant, essential for development and growth, insulin regulation, good immune system and healthy body tissues.
Magnesium – an important part of numerous of enzymatic reactions, magnesium performs as a muscle relaxant in the body. It is necessary nutrient for the hart, preventing spasms of the coronary arteries, which can cause heart attacks.
Chloride – this element is the most important part of the stomach digestive acid – hydrochloric acid (HCl). It is involved in the body’s acid-balance, helps the liver eliminate toxins, useful for transporting carbon dioxide to the lungs for excretion.
Lithium – alters the electrolyte balance in the brain and improve moods.
Beryllium – supplies essential trace nutrition to feed the cells, as well as body’s need for oxygenation.
Boron – this mineral impacts magnesium and calcium metabolism. It is believed that increases muscle mass, muscle strength, calcium absorption, maintain bone density, and decrease body fat.
Germanium – it helps our body to be more effective at getting oxygen to the tissues by attaching to it. Increased concentration of oxygen empowers our immune system and excrete dangerous toxins.
Trace Minerals, those working together for optimum health are: bromine, antimony, silver, ruthenium, rhodium tellurium, scandium, titanium, cesium, barium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, hafnium, tantalum, tungsten, rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, gold, mercury, thallium, lead, bismuth, polonium, astatine, francium, radium, actinium, thorium, protactinium, rubidium, strontium, yttrium, zirconium, niobium uranium, tin, neptunium and plutonium.
Trace minerals function at a cellular level helping your body keep its maintenance. They participate in homeostasis, maintain fluids, and recharge your supply of electrolytes in situations when you perspire overly.
Other important aspects of minerals are: regulation of body water content, food absorption through the intestinal tract, helping in the production of hydroelectric energy in cells. This way they promote vascular health, regulate your sleep, and healthy pH balance primarily in your brain cells.
Please note that Himalayan salt contains some minerals that are beneficial in trace amounts, but toxic in large quantities, including lead and plutonium. However, this is the case with every food or supplement. Too much of any one thing can be harmful even water. Health is a result of balance, use good judgement and always consult a physician and your intuition before changing your diet or lifestyle habits.