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NutriPro - Salt and sodium, what's the difference?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Are salt and sodium the same thing? Not quite

What you find in your salt shaker is sodium chloride, a chemical compound made up of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. Salt is often fortified with iodine, a necessary nutrient for metabolism

Who needs it?

Sodium is an essential nutrient, which means we all need a little to keep our bodies running smoothly. Sodium helps with important tasks like:

  • Regulating fluids
  • Balancing electrolytes
  • Keeping nerves and muscles functioning
  • Transporting glucose and amino acids across cell membranes