Sodium

creating another. Dietary sodium can in many cases solve the edema problem, while maintaining proper sodium levels.

 

Complimentary Nutrients:

Vitamin D, and potassium.

 

Antagonists:

Lack of potassium.

 

Health Benefits:

Proper muscle contraction, blood, lymph system, muscles, nerves, and normal cellular fluid level. 

 

Therapeutic Uses:

Fever, dehydration, and heat stroke.

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Deficiency Indicators:

Intestinal gas, muscle shrinkage, appetite loss, vomiting, and weight loss.

 

Dosage:

RDA

Optimal Health

Therapeutic Amounts

1100-3300 mg

1100-3300 mg

1100-3300 mg

 

RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) are dosages developed by the FDA. These amounts are designed to prevent deficiency symptoms. For optimal health it is necessary to take a larger dose. The optimal health amounts are for adults and children weighing over 100 lbs. Children under the age of six should be given nutritional formulas designed specifically for young children. The therapeutic amounts to treat special conditions are usually much higher, and should not be taken without the supervision of a qualified health care professional.

 

Sources:

Salt, milk. cheese, and seafood. Virtually all foods contain some sodium.

 

Comments:

A proper balance of potassium and sodium is necessary for good health. Many food preservatives are sodium-based, this can lead to an imbalance of potassium and sodium. Eating more fresh foods can correct this problem.

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