Benefits of Himalayan Salt

One of the world’s most potent secrets is the pink salt from the highest and most beautiful Himalayan Mountains. It has been used for centuries for its healing properties. Its value is so great that people used it as a currency system thousands of years ago. It is superior to the ordinary iodized salt since it is created in a pure environment devoid of toxins and pollutants that affect other seas salt forms.

We are just beginning to discover the transformative benefits of the Himalayan salt. It is rich in minerals and is pure with the pink color coming from its iron oxide content. The people around Himalayan mountains long ago understood the therapeutic and medicinal use of this salt. Here are some of the benefits to the human body:

  1. Mineral Bath

There is no better way to relax after a tiring day than a mineral bath that infuses the body with hydration and minerals. It is usually better to absorb the minerals dermally from the soak than when ingested.


  1. Soothing Soreness

When you take a warm bath with the Himalayan salt, your cramped muscles will be significantly relaxed. Trace components like magnesium are absorbed through the skin to bring healing to the muscles and soft tissues. The bones and connective tissues are also fortified to bring great health and take away the soreness.


       3. Detoxification

The salt works as an effective detoxifier to the body when used in baths at body temperature. In its dissolved state the salt becomes ions that draw toxins from the skin and adipose tissues. This leaves you feeling refreshed and your body free of toxins.


  1. Air Purification

Other than detoxifying the body, this Himalayan salt is an effective air purifier leaving us with clean breathing air. Used as a crystal lamp on a table, it serves as a decoration to the house while pulling toxic moisture from the air. The heat from the bulb evaporates the absorbed moisture back into the air but retains the toxins in the ions within the salt chunk.


  1. Irrigating the Sinus

Just like the Neti pot is used to clean the sinuses, you can use the Himalayan salt for better, and healthier cleanse. This salt kills bacteria and can easily bond to the many contaminants that may stick to your nasal cavity from polluted air. The Himalayan crystal salt inhaler can also be used instead of running water through the nose to cleanse the respiratory system.


  1. Regulating Hydration

Consuming the salt in a saturated solution provides the body with the much-needed hydration through the increased levels of electrolytes. The minerals found in the pink Himalayan salt include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride. The body absorbs water faster when taken together with these ions than when water is taken alone resulting in faster hydration of the body. This beautiful salt is 85% sodium chloride with the rest consisting of the other chloride salts like potassium, magnesium, and calcium in addition to bicarbonate of soda. They all function to regulate the body fluids efficiently. The regular sodium chloride does not provide all these other salts since it is purely sodium chloride with some trace contents of iodine and chemicals and is dried at very high temperatures that destroy the salt chemical structures.

30 Day Challenge

Try Himalayan salt for 30 days and see how your body feels. The recommended intake is 1500 mg and 2300 mg, which is 1/2 – 1 table spoon. This is for men and women ages 9 years old and up.

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