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The Benefits of Sea Salt

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Updated on August 16, 2022.

We can finally list at least one thing that’s both tasty and healthy: let’s talk about the benefits of sea salt. Genuine sea salt is composed of naturally occurring sodium along with potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and trace elements.

This mineral-rich salt is often used as a source of electrolytes. Due to the lack of nutrient-rich soil, it has become increasingly harder to get trace minerals from foods alone.

Sea salt, depending on where it is sourced, can include iron, iodine, manganese, and zinc. Although too much salt of any kind can cause health problems, pure sea salt in moderation has wonderful health benefits, including maintaining healthy skin, electrolytic balance, dental health, and joint health.

Sea Salt in ocean

Sea salt is produced by the process of evaporation of salt water bodies. The mineral content of sea salt can give it color. Refined salts are processed with added chemicals, iodized, bleached, and diluted with anti-caking agents. The added chemicals in refined salts strip the minerals and trace elements, making it less healthy.

As sea salt usually includes very little processing, the necessary minerals are available in a form that is easily absorbed and utilized by the body. The benefits of sea salt are present regardless of whether it’s coarse or finely grained.

The health benefits of sea salt

High-quality sea salt typically contains 80 trace minerals, which are important for maintaining the alkaline acid ratio, healthy stamina during exercise, and good cellular function. Concerning balanced blood sugar levels, sea salt is an effective supplement.

Sea salt as an effective supplement

It also maintains healthy blood pressure levels and helps support regular heartbeats. It supports healthy blood circulation for the whole body, including hair, to maintain follicle strength and growth.

The benefits of sea salt also include digestion and normal aches associated with exercise. A chloride deficiency can negatively impact your digestive system, leading your body to not produce enough hydrochloric acid. As sea salt is a great source of chloride—the building block of stomach acid—this supplement helps maintain digestive health.

Magnesium and potassium help give sea salt its reputation for being a good supplement for the common aches and pains associated with exercise. Various studies have shown that sea salt can aid in easing muscle stiffness and tension.

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Salts from around the world…

Sea salts from around the world
The minerals found in salts, including sea salts, give them their distinctive colors. Note the color differences of these regional salts.

Springtime uses the highest quality sea salt — fully tested for potency, purity, and safety. Below you will find more information on Springtime products containing sea salt:

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