Health Benefits of Rock Salt

by Adam Fonseca

About Adam Fonseca

Adam Fonseca has been a writer and blogger since 2005. He maintains a number of different blogs on a variety of subjects ranging from health care to golf. Fonseca has a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and degrees in health science and psychology from Bradley University.

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Overview

Rock salt is a natural supplement that can provide health benefits. Found in most drug stores, supermarkets and online pharmacies, rock salt is available as a powder, pill supplement, or even as a liquid extract additive in health beverages. Traditionally used as a spice or flavor addition in cooking, rock salt is also available as an over-the-counter health supplement. Consult your doctor before consuming rock salt for the treatment of any condition.

Excellent Source of Minerals

One of the main health benefits of rock salt is the large number of naturally occurring minerals found within the supplement. For example, NaturalTherapyPages.com, a website focused on providing information on natural remedies for numerous conditions, says crystallized rock salt contains 84 of the 92 trace elements currently identified in science. Many of these minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, are vitally important to normal organ function within the body. If you have low levels of these natural elements, you can benefit greatly from taking rock salt as a dietary supplement. Furthermore, as the website suggests, rock salt can also promote activity within the body that involves other trace elements that require additional mineral interaction in order to benefit the body.

Can Aid in a Healthy Metabolism

Rock salt can also help promote a healthy metabolism within the body, which can lead to improved body system function. The NaturalTherapyPages.com website suggests that introducing rock salt to the body allows for increased water absorption within the digestive system and surrounding organs. Due to this natural effect, nutrients and minerals beneficial to the body are more easily absorbed in the process. The website adds that normal cell function and communication is only possible when the appropriate level of salt is absorbed within the blood. The website suggests that excessive salt intake may lead to hardening of the arteries, but further research is needed in order to substantiate this claim.

Natural Air Ionizers

According to Ultimcare.net, rock salt lamps serve as natural air ionizers that can remove harmful ions from the air we breathe. These lamps can help if you have respiratory issues, such as asthma and bronchitis, by removing ions in the air that are harmful to inhale.

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