Chloride

Overview

SOURCE
Brittany, France

FORM
Natural low sodium sea salt

FOUND IN
Seaweed, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives and rye bread

Fast Fact

Chloride is one of three principle electrolytes and plays a key role in keeping your fluids balanced.

Especially Important When

Exercising, drinking alcohol, outside on hot days, sick, eating refined and processed foods

Benefits

  • Energy booster
  • Muscle cramp preventer
  • Fluid balancer
  • Nutrient absorption promoter
  • Memory sharpener
  • Immunity builder
  • Blood sugar stabilizer
  • Heartbeat and blood sugar regulator

Why it's important for hydration

Without enough chloride in your body, you won’t be able to properly balance your fluids. When imbalanced, you’re either losing more water than you can take in--dehydration--or consuming more water than your body can get rid of--hypervolemia. Both are bad.

Why it's important

Chloride combines with hydrogen in your stomach to make hydrochloric acid, a powerful enzyme responsible for the breakdown of proteins and the absorption of metallic minerals and vitamin B12.

It also helps your body digest and absorb nutrients.

Your body’s red blood cells and plasma exchange chloride to transport carbon dioxide and balance your body’s pH.


Evidence-based claims, or bust

ORTHOPEDIC NURSING
Electrolytes and their relationship to normal and abnormal muscle function.

MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY
The Action Potential and Conduction of Electric Impulses.

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY
Acid-Base Homeostasis.

ELECTROLYTE BLOOD PRESS
Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances in Critically Ill Patients.

METHODIST DEBAKEY CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL
Cardiac Consequences Of Electrolyte Imbalance.

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