Salt is vital for life, but health-giving salt is so much more than just sodium chloride. Our salt is pure, harvested from an unpolluted source in the pristine Kalahari Desert and is unrefined preserving all its natural essential minerals and micro-nutrients vital for optimal health.
That’s why our tears and sweat taste salty.
Salt plays a crucial role in keeping our bodies functioning properly. When we exercise, when we’re hot, and when we’re going through physiological changes, such as pregnancy or growing old, its role becomes even more fundamental. Most crucially, it maintains the balance of our fluids, which carry oxygen and nutrients around our bodies
The two elements of salt – sodium and chloride – each play a variety of crucial roles in our bodies.
The body is able to adjust to the amount of salt that we consume, such as through making us thirsty when it needs extra water to dilute the salt. A healthy body processes just the amount of salt it needs and the kidneys dispose of any excess.
Without enough salt, our bodies cannot perform all the vital functions listed above. Symptoms of insufficient salt include muscular weakness, muscular cramps and, in the extreme, heat exhaustion and heat cramps. Severe salt deprivation can even prove fatal.
“Salt imbalances can make us very ill. We need to embrace the ‘salt of the earth’ in order to replace vital minerals.” – Sue Visser, Health Researcher, Nature Fresh
“Thank you for introducing me to Oryx Desert Salt. I do a lot of trail running and suffer terribly from cramping both after an event and during a normal day when stretching. Since adding ORYX salt to my meals instead of the health salt that I have been using, I have experienced zero cramping. I can only recommend this mineral to anyone who does regular exercise as it has worked for me.”– Buzz Bolton