Chloride

Overview

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SOURCE
Brittany, France
FORM
Natural low sodium sea salt
FOUND IN
Seaweed, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, olives, rye bread

Fast Fact

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

Especially Important For

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People who exercise, drink alcohol, spend time outside on hot days, are feeling sick and/or eat refined and processed foods.

Benefits

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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 for overall health

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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