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2024-07-06 10:17:04

Himalayan vs. Celtic Sea Salt - WHICH IS BETTER

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Today we're gonna talk about Himalayan sea salt , Celtic or you might pronounce it Celtic sea salt and other types of sea salt .

Is there a big difference ?

Let's just jump right in .

When we get into the Himalayan sea salt , we're dealing with , a salt that has been extracted from a part of the planet where there is 0 microplastics .

This salt was extracted very close to the Himalayan , mountains , but not actually in the mountains .

There's other mines in Pakistan that , provide this Himalayan sea salt , which is a very pure , wonderful sea salt with a lot of trace minerals and a little more of certain trace minerals that give it the pinkish color .

Now Celtic sea salt or Celtic sea salt is different .

It's mined from the ocean , but in a very traditional way in a certain part of France .

They sun dried and they keep this standard harvesting of this salt very , very traditional .

And so Celtic salt is wonderful for flavoring , different foods .

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And it too has a lot of different trace minerals as well as sodium chloride .

And there's virtually no microplastics in Celtic or Celtic salt either .

Then you have a Redmond real sea salt .

Another type of sea salt that's very pure without the microplastics , which they extract from Utah , deep below a certain level of limestone and this layer of diatomaceous earth .

So it's really protected from any type of pollution .

And so all these salts really have come from ancient seas , except for the Celtic or Celtic sea salt , which comes from an ocean .

But the way that they harvest the salt , makes it extremely , free of , pollution .

Now when you consume regular salt or especially sodium chloride , which is just 2 minerals .

Right ?

Sea salt has , like , between 6094 minerals .

You're gonna get things that you don't even know .

You don't know where it comes from necessarily .

It can come from an ocean that's very polluted .

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And 1 study showed that 90% of all salt , contains microplastics .

Okay ?

These plastics take a bit of time to break down , roughly 500 years .

So , unfortunately , they are polluting our environment , and they can act like an endocrine disruptor , to our bodies .

Just like pesticides , insecticides , herbicides , fungicides , heavy metals , microplastics can also affect our endocrine system .

So I highly recommend you do Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt or Redmond real sea salt or even Baja Gold sea salt , which is kind of a mixture of freshwater and ocean water .

It's much lower in sodium chloride and much higher in these other minerals .

Where these other sea salts I just mentioned pretty much have , like , 90 to 95% or more , sodium chloride .

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The the Baja Gold has , like , 70% sodium chloride .

And I'm not saying which 1 is better or worse .

They're just different mixtures of these minerals and trace minerals .

If you wanna get more trace minerals , go with the Baja Gold .

If you wanna get more sodium chloride with the trace minerals , get some of these other ones .

But just because something has more sodium chloride doesn't make it , less healthy at all .

You know , we depend on sodium and chloride .

And when we become deficient in sodium as well as chloride , boy , we have all sorts of issues .

1 of the biggest signs that you're deficient in sodium is overall muscle weakness .

Let's say you wanna exercise and you just kind of you lost that get up and go .

And what if you do exercise and you don't have enough sodium ?

You're gonna lose that endurance .

You're gonna feel tired .

And also realize that you can lose 1 half of a teaspoon of salt with 1 hour of exercise .

Also , you can lose a good amount of salt when you drink coffee .

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Like , if you were to drink 4 cups of coffee , you can lose up to , 4 teaspoons of salt .

I mean , that's crazy .

And so we need sodium desperately .

And I think , people that , are against salt really are not looking at the big picture .

Because even if someone has salt sensitivity , what that really is , is either a potassium deficiency because sodium and potassium work together or it's insulin resistance .

When you get someone on a keto and you get them off the carbs , they don't seem to be salt sensitive anymore .

We need this ratio of a little bit more than double the potassium to sodium .

As long as you're doing enough potassium , you can tolerate a good amount of sodium .

Another very interesting fact about sodium is this , when you are deficient in sodium , it taxes your adrenals .

In other words , your sympathetic nervous system goes higher .

That's the fight or flight and the parasympathetic nervous system goes down .

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And this would explain why if someone is deficient in sodium , they , will have more adrenal stress .

They might feel more anxiety .

They will definitely not sleep as well .

In fact , if you have a sleeping problem , especially due to stress , just try this 1 thing .

Consume a little bit of sea salt before you go to bed .

Now you can put a little salt underneath your tongue or in your mouth or dissolve some in some water .

Just a little bit .

Okay .

Drink it down and go to sleep and see how much better your quality of sleep is .

So without enough salt , our adrenal glands work harder .

Sodium chloride , as well as the other electrolytes in that sea salt , will really help hydrate you versus just drinking water , which is not too hydrating .

In order to take that water and push in the cells , you need electrolytes especially sodium and potassium .

Also , if you're low on salt , your risk for insulin resistance goes up .

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And so this is a really important point if you're on the ketogenic diet .

Okay .

Low carb .

If you're doing intermittent fasting , if you're doing prolonged fasting , boy , you better take enough sea salt or you're not gonna feel right .

You might end up with low blood pressure .

You might end up with dehydration and overall weakness .

And so it's not just about taking electrolyte powder with potassium .

Also make sure you take enough salt .

I would , recommend at least 1 level teaspoon per day for an average person .

And that's without exercise .

The sodium chloride in the sea salt also helps with your immune system , but the other minerals also help too .

I mean , you have selenium , you have calcium , you have iodine .

All of these minerals are very , very important .

I mean , it's pretty wild that , people will still use table salt , right ?

You have the anti caking , mixture in there .

Sometimes they put a kind of a poor source of iodine in there .

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Sometimes they add sugar to the salt .

But the problem with table salt , it's just a refined product .

You need these other trace minerals .

These other trace minerals are essential to help you with proteins and enzymes , which are catalysts that allow chemical reactions to occur .

And unfortunately , our food is very void of these trace minerals because a lot of times the farmers don't put back in the trace minerals .

They might put in 3 minerals like nitrogen , phosphorus and potassium .

But what about all these trace minerals ?

Also , what about the , all the salad that you have at the grocery store ?

Right ?

And a lot of the other vegetables .

A lot of them are grown either hydroponically or aeroponically or in soils that only have MPK .

Hydroponic and aeroponic really only use like 15 minuteerals .

And to my knowledge , they don't use all the trace minerals which you need .

So you can get these trace minerals from sea salt , a high quality 1 .

And especially if you are exercising , make sure you have more .

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There are certain , sports like soccer , football .

And if they're practicing in the summer and they're sweating a lot , boy , you could actually lose up to 18 100 milligrams per hour and sometimes up to 6000 milligrams of sodium in a given day .

Now sea salt also helps with the immune system .

People that have , especially like sinus allergies can be improved if they have enough salt .

And there's all sorts of sea salt type of , like nasal flushes that help reduce the bacteria and even the viral loads in your sinuses .

If you go on a low salt diet , okay , you're gonna trigger the sympathetic nervous system .

That alone can increase your blood pressure .

So you could end up with high blood pressure by reducing your salt because it weakens the adrenal and you have this compensatory reaction .

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Now there are other types of sea salt that I probably didn't mention that are totally fine , but you definitely need to know if that salt has microplastics .

And if it does , I would stay away from it .

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