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Is Himalayan Salt Good Or Bad?

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Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

Himalayan salt has been the subject of extensive medical research; this salt can be considered as holistic, wholesome, unaltered, unprocessed and uncontaminated natural salt, as it has crystallized over millions of years. It contains all the elements (natural minerals and trace elements) found in the human body.
According to Ayurveda, Saindhava lavana or Himalayan salt is considered best among all salts and is the advised for daily use.

Health benefits of Himalayan Salt:

-It helps to relieve chest congestion due to sputum accumulation.
-Aids in the overall hormone balance for men and women.
-Maintains a healthy pH balance in your body.
-Improves blood sugar health.
-Prevents muscle cramps.
-Strengthens bones.
-Counteracts insomnia.
-Promotes heart health.
-Regulates blood pressure.
-Used in respiratory disorders.
-Rock salt is used as an active ingredient for joint disorders of stiffness.
-Major product in anti-obesity and anti-cholesterol products.

Countless varieties of products containing “Himalaya salt” are available, such as herbal salts, bath salts, facial masks, cosmetic lines etc. However some argue that Himalayan salt may be a health risk due to its fluoride content, the fluoride content in Himalayan salt sold by several natural product companies and wholesale suppliers is scaled at 192 mg. The WHO guideline value for fluoride is 1.5mg/litre, with a target of between 0.8–1.2mg/l to maximize benefits and minimize harmful effects. Acceptable levels depend on climate, volumes of water intake and the likely intake of fluoride in other sources.

It has been stated that “Himalaya salt” may in fact contain even more fluoride than what is present in artificially fluoridated salt.Soluble fluoridesalts are toxic, if our skin or eye comes in contact with high concentrations of fluoride salts, it can be very detrimental. Ingestion of fluoride can produce gastrointestinal problems .Although helpful for dental health in low dosage, chronic exposure to fluoride in large amounts interferes with bone formation.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Harry Om
Harry Om 5pts

Answer: NaCL. Bottom Line: Himalayan salt is harvested from a large salt mine in Pakistan. It has a pink color due to the presence of iron oxide. It also contains trace amounts of calcium, potassium and magnesium. Salt is made of two minerals, sodium and chloride, which are essential for human life. Too much salt can raise blood pressure, but there is very little evidence that eating less salt can improve health.

Yaduveer Agnihotri
Yaduveer Agnihotri 5pts

Rock salts, Himalayan or Poland or anywhere originated naturally and is used in Ayurveda, sustainable use is good.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Harry Om Absolutely Not. Pink / Himalayan doesn't originate from sea.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Look at any shop selling Indian spices, or look up online, many stores have them.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

That's one amazing step towards better health! :)

Penny Cents
Penny Cents 5pts

Is all Himalayan salt, rock salt, pink salt the same?

John Blackbird
John Blackbird 5pts

I guess i better stop licking my pink salt light?

Laura Mundorf
Laura Mundorf 5pts

i use the Himalayan salt inhaler with great breathing now