We had our expert weigh in on the benefits of Himalayan salt and here is his feedback.
Salt is salt… right?
Salt may be salt, but not all salt is the same. For example, So Well Fair Trade Gourmet Himalayan salt is rich with 84 minerals and is easily absorbed by the body. Other salts? Not so much! It is important to understand the differences and how Himalayan salt can help you.
Natural Health Expert Answers
The Benefits of Himalayan Salt
My Name is Walt Ingvolstad and I am a Natural Health Therapist and Coach with So Well. I have been helping people feel better for over 20 years.
Himalayan salt is one of my 5 most recommended food/frequency substances that contribute to robust vitality, mental clarity and high immune function or illness/cold/flu prevention.
Allow me to give you a broad description of Himalayan salt, why it is a unique type of salt and why it is so very important to have some every day.
Himalayan salt is profoundly amazing. It is 200 million plus years old and has been nurtured by earth energy and pressure over this time. This ancient sea salt has been alchemized over millions of years into a special energized crystalline form in a process analogous to how coal gradually becomes a diamond. The 84 minerals in this salt are in an ionic form which is molecular instead of colloidal like regular sea salt. It is therefore more easily absorbed and much more use-able by our bodies than any sea salt.
Himalayan Salt vs Sea Salt
Sea salt, because of its relatively large size, is difficult for the body to digest and use whereas ionic Himalayan salt is molecular and virtually no digestion is required.
Why not ingest sea salt?
Sea salt may dehydrate the body whereas Himalayan salt actually hydrates our tissue! Sea salt is difficult to digest and assimilate for our bodies because it is not at the organic mineral electrolyte size which is immediately usable in our blood and cells. No digestion is required for Himalayan Salt. It is therefore immediately available for use throughout the body shortly after drinking some dissolved in water – unlike sea salt! When in solution with water it becomes a solution referred to as Sole, which is electrical in nature and no longer molecular! Because the sole is electrical in nature, it therefore imparts energy for our bodies to use that other foods do not contain. Many sensitive people feel the energy from the salt immediately upon drinking a glass of the sole – I find this is true for at least 1 of 10 people who sample it when I am present. See how you feel after drinking it!