5 Reasons Why You May Need More Salt
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let’s talk about the five reasons why people may need more salt number one low adrenals your adrenal glands make hormones that control the amount of salt in your body now if the adrenal glands are low let’s say you’re not producing sufficient quantity of adrenal hormones as in Addison’s disease you’re going to be losing a lot of salt it’s like your body has a hole in the bucket and the salts going right through and this is very dangerous because if you run out of salt your heart can’t work correctly your fluids are not balanced correctly your blood pressure drops too low there’s all these serious side effects that can happen everyone’s focused on too much salt but not a salt deficiency then we have blood pressure being too low we mentioned that because the salt actually holds the fluid to maintain the volume of blood in your body so if you don’t have enough salt there’s not the volume to maintain the blood pressure low back pain would be another symptom of low adrenals and by the way as a side note seventy seven percent of people with Addison’s have serious low vitamin D deficiencies and one of the top causes worldwide for Addison’s which is an autoimmune disease as TB and the interesting thing about this microbe is that it has the ability to block the vitamin D receptor and it’s a strategy that certain microbes used to survive because vitamin D gives you the immune system protection against certain microbes especially the epstein-barr virus and even the HIV virus and another symptom of low adrenals should be excessive amounts of calcium the blood which could lead to kidney stones and then we have high potassium anytime we have low salt we’re usually going to have high potassium because salt potassium work together weight loss so a person with Addison’s loses weight and they have acidosis on the flip side there’s another condition called Cushing’s syndrome which has a high output of adrenal hormones where the person has too much salts the retaining salt they have a low potassium they’re stressed these guys are stressed – they have belly fat they can’t lose weight they can’t sleep and they have alkalosis their blood is excessively too alkaline so these are a bit opposite the point is that if you have low adrenals you’re gonna need more salt okay because your body is not retaining it so that would be indication number one low adrenals need more salt reason number two excessive water intake there’s a lot of people that drink a ton of water like I’m talking on a gallon or more of water per day and they’re not really sweating or they’re not taking electrolytes or they’re not consuming salt if you consume too much water without the minerals and mainly I’m talking about salt that could be dangerous to the heartbeat because you’re diluting the minerals and the electrolytes which creates all sorts of problems just look up the condition called hyponatremia which is very dangerous I put a link down below and that comes from consuming too much water or water intoxication you wouldn’t think of water being toxic but – too much of it can be next one sweating excessively if you’re an athlete and let’s say you’re wearing gear like a football player for example head gear shoulder pads the whole thing and it’s a warm day you can lose up to six grams of salt per hour okay and that can be very dangerous so if you do a lot of sweating you need more salt of course I’m always gonna recommend sea salt and the best sea salt to consume would be Himalayan salt that’s very pure salt on a mountaintop now you also have Celtic salt and always consume sea salt which has 84 minerals as compared to table salt which only has two all right number four key tell the ketogenic diet can act as a diuretic and push fluid out of your body and also with the fluid comes the minerals and the soul this is why if you’re on keto you need to consume more electrolytes and you need to consume more salt because you might have some of the symptoms that come along with the keto adaptation if you’re deficient in sodium that would be weakness or weak muscles people that are a high carbohydrate diet just hold a ton of fluid okay so wherever the glucose or sugar goes the water goes so you have a lot of glucose in the body you hold a lot of fluid in the body you’re on keto it’s the opposite you’re basically gonna release a lot of fluid so you’re gonna need more salt a minimum of one teaspoon of sea salt per day and this includes doing in a minute fasting just make sure that if you’re not consuming for one or two days and you’re consuming when level teaspoon dissolve it in some water and then spread it out for the day don’t just drink it all at once the next point I want to bring up is very very important if you’re consuming the recommended amount of vegetables that I recommend which is 710 cups you’re going to be getting a lot of potassium foods if you don’t consume enough salt you can have an imbalance with a bit too much potassium so if you’re consuming a lot of veggies you must also consume enough salt one teaspoon a day and the other point is my electrolyte powder one scoop is a thousand milligrams of potassium there’s very little sodium in that electrolyte powder so it’s not necessarily meant for the athlete that sweats a lot it’s meant for the average person that’s very low in potassium so if you’re consuming my electrolyte powder also add the sea salts because eventually you’re gonna have a bit too much potassium and you may get weak muscles okay all right so there are other reasons why you might need salt but these are the five most common reasons if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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In this video, we’re going to talk about the 5 reasons why you may need to increase your salt intake.
Everyone is focused on having low sodium products and they’re afraid of having too much salt, but no one thinks about a salt deficiency. There are a lot of serious salt deficiency symptoms, and more people need to be aware of this issue.
Why you need more salt:
1. Low adrenals
2. Excessive water
3. Sweating excessively
5. Lots of potassium
When increasing your salt intake, always choose sea salt instead of table salt. The best kind of sea salt to consume is Himalayan sea salt. If you’re on the keto diet, you need to take at least 1 teaspoon of sea salt a day.
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