Sodium comes in many forms. It is know by the following names, sodium phosphate, sodium acetate, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride. The dietary requirement of sodium is typically exceeded in most American diets, and a main dietary source is common table salt. Other dietary sources for sodium are processed foods such as meat and cheese, most prepackaged dinners and smoke, pickled or cured meats of all kinds. Sodium is present in abundance in bread products, cheese products, potato chip and other snack foods like pretzels. Sodium as a dietary source is present in almost all foods as a natural ingredient, and is added to many others as an additional flavoring. Olives are also an excellent source of sodium. In the human body, sodium works in conjunction with potassium to balance the body's water. It also is integral to the conduction of nerve impulses and the contraction of muscles. Without adeqaute levels of sodium, normal heart rhythm cannot be maintained.
"Most minerals [from food] are 8-12% absorbable, Chelated Minerals are 40% absorbable, and liquid... Minerals are 98% absorbable, being 7000 times smaller than Red blood cells, with negative-charge for absorption." - Joseph B. Marion; Anti-aging Manual. ("With a negative charge" means the minerals are ionic.)
Suggested Use for Sodium:
Adults: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Sodium daily. May be added to fruit or vegetable juice. Children: 1/4 teaspoon daily. Please consult a physician for use with infants.
Important Notes Concerning Sodium:
The suggested daily amount of Sodium is an absolute minimum intended to supplement a very well balanced diet. Should your diet be less than perfect, increasing your Sodium intake may be beneficial.
These days even well balanced diets may not provide all the essential nutrients. In 1936 Rex Beach stated in Senate Document #264, "The alarming fact is that foods--fruits and vegetables and grains--now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us--no matter how much of them we eat!" Do our farm lands produce any better crops today?
Since ionic Sodium does not build up in the body, it never reaches toxic levels. Therefore feel free to find the amount that works best for you.
Sodium may be taken either morning or night.
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