Get To Know Your Minerals: Sodium 2017-01-23T20:53:20-08:00


How it can help

■ Plays a critical role in regulating the body’s water balance.
■ Helps transmit nerve impulses, keep cells healthy and helps
them absorb and transport nutrients throughout the body.
■ It plays a critical role in maintaining the blood’s PH levels.

Where sodium can be found

Virtually all foods contain sodium; salt, of course, is the main source.

What are the signs of deficiency?

Abdominal cramps, anorexia, confusion, dehydration, fatigue, flatulence, dizziness, headache, lethargy, muscular weakness, nausea and vomiting.


■ Sodium deficiency is common in elderly people because of the use of diuretics.
■ A proper balance of sodium and potassium is essential for good health.
■ An imbalance of sodium and potassium can lead to heart disease.

Vitamins and Minerals: A Self-Hep Guide

This book provides a simple overview of the common vitamins and minerals available to help you supplement your diet when appropriate.
The information within this book is basic and does not claim to provide in any way comprehensive information of the subject matter but hopefully it can point you in the right direction when you need more information. All the information has come primarily from the government and authoritative bodies recommending daily intakes and pinpointing the limits of dosages per day. Experts in the field have tried to make the information easy to follow in this book.

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