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Industrial salt – highly toxic

Topic Overview

  1. Industrial salt – highly toxic
  2. Industrial salt – consequences
  3. How much salt does man need?
  4. Healthy food – salt
  5. Composition industrial salt
  6. Composition Himalayan salt

1. Industrial salt – highly toxic

The intake of salts through food is absolutely necessary for the survival of the human organism. Is it not then misleading to claim that industrial salt is highly toxic? The answer is no.

Industrial salt does not occur in the wild. It is, in the form of sea salt or rock salt, bound to other mineral salts.

In nature, there are always equilibria and when imbalances occur, usually due to the influence of man, nature tries to restore the equilibria.

The article “Isolates – the great health hazard” explains in detail why industrial isolates are in principle unhealthy for the human organism.

Even with salt, it is not practical to isolate sodium chloride, nor is it safe for health.

Metabolism of nutrients always produces metabolic end products. On the one hand, these can have a damaging influence on the human organism.

On the other hand, they are rendered harmless, bound and discharged by other nutrients and its metabolic end products.

Furthermore, nutrients, for example minerals, must always be in the right proportion to each other.

In addition to sodium chloride, the trace elements potassium, magnesium and calcium, among others, are found in natural rock salt. Industrial salt, on the other hand, is isolated sodium chloride.

2. Industrial salt – consequences

1. Malfunction sodium-potassium pump

The sodium-potassium pump is responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses. Therefore, when there is an imbalance between sodium and potassium, nerve dysfunction occurs.

Consequently, muscle cells are also impaired in their function. Furthermore, cardiac dysfunction occurs when the sodium-potassium pump is impaired.

2. Disproportions in the mineral balance

Besides potassium, Himalayan rock salt also contains bioavailable magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.

According to official textbook opinion, this small proportion is completely insignificant. The fact that the daily requirement of zinc and iron, for example, is also many times lower, is often concealed.

After all, a lot of money can be made with non-bioavailable iron tablets, calcium supplements or the treatment of diseases.

This is because the amount of trace elements in industrial foods and their usability by the human organism is also steadily decreasing.

3. Dehydration of the cells

Isolated sodium chloride removes water from the cells if too little is drunk at the same time.

Usually the body reacts with thirst, but only when the cells have already lost some cell water. Often, even then, the feeling of thirst is perceived much too late.

4. Reduction of the cell membrane tension

Isolated sodium chloride not only removes water from cells, but also leads to decreased cell membrane tension.

Decreased cell membrane tension reduces cell performance and promotes cancer development.

5. Poisoning due to anti-caking agents

The clumping of the salt due to moisture binding, is a major problem especially for dosing in the food industry.

To produce perfectly white, free-flowing salt, so-called anti-caking agents are used.

The most worrisome of these chemical substances are silicon dioxide and aluminum hydroxide.

Aluminum is associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Poisoning by iodine and fluorine

Synthetic iodine and fluorine pose a major health hazard.

The human organism does not lack this non-bioavailable isolated iodine and it massively damages the thyroid gland. Further information can be found in the article “The truth about iodine”.

Fluorine is a waste product of industry and a severe neurotoxin. Proper disposal is very expensive.

On the other hand, the disposal in our table salt and the right advertising campaigns are much cheaper for the industry.

3. How much salt does man need?

In this regard, although there are recommendations from the WHO and the consumer center of 5-6 grams daily for an adult. However, as with protein intake or iodine, for example, the quality and composition of these nutrients is never taken into account.

Such figures are therefore not particularly meaningful. In general, it is always assumed that the daily salt intake in industrialized countries is far too high.

In principle, however, the question can be answered quite clearly. The consumption of industrial salt already has a negative impact on health far below the WHO recommendations.

The consumption of salt in its original state, on the other hand, does not have a harmful effect on health, even in quantities significantly above the WHO recommendation.

4. Healthy food – salt

Everyone is recommended to ban industrial salt from their household, preferably today. Ready-made products, such as potato chips, ready-made sauces, etc., should also be avoided.

Most people believe that natural rock salt is ten times more expensive than industrial salt, but this is completely wrong.

The price of iodine- and fluoride-contaminated salt cannot be matched by rock salt, no matter how well you buy it. The salt industry earns a lot of money by disposing of the highly toxic fluoride in this way, at the expense of our health, of course.

However, you can even undercut the price of industrial salt without iodine and fluoride. So this costs 69 cents per 500 g. This corresponds to € 1.58 per KG.

Himalayan rock salt, on the other hand, can be purchased on the world market on eBay for 1.30- 1.50 € per KG, depending on the quantity purchased, and stored in the food barrel in the cellar.

5. Composition industrial salt

at 10 g (average consumption)

  • 3875 mg sodium = 258 % of the daily requirement
  • 0.8 mg potassium = 0.02 % of the daily requirement
  • 0.03 mg iron = 0.25% of the daily requirement
  • 0.1 mg magnesium = 0.03 % of the daily requirement
  • 2.4 mg calcium = 0.24 % of the daily requirement

The ratio of sodium to potassium is 1: 4844.

With an average consumption of 10g for men (women 8.4g), the daily recommended intake for sodium is exceeded by 158%. In addition, there is a serious imbalance between sodium and potassium.

Sources: Average consumption: Federal Ministry of Health & Agriculture, Composition: USDA U.S. Department Of Agriculture

6. Composition Himalayan salt at 10 g (average consumption)

  • 3500 mg sodium = 233 % of the daily requirement
  • 14 mg potassium = 0.35 % of the daily requirement
  • 3 mg iron trioxide = 25% of the daily requirement
  • 19 mg magnesium oxide = 5.93 % of the daily requirement
  • 34 mg calcium oxide = 3.4% of the daily requirement

The ratio of sodium to potassium is 1: 250
With an average consumption of 10g for men (women 8.4g), 25% of the iron requirement and almost 6% of the daily magnesium requirement can already be covered. Iron and magnesium deficiency is very common in the population. Both are present in Himalayan salt in a bioavailable form.

Source:, with the help of X-ray fluorescence analysis by Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Peter Hefferle