Sodium deficiency is known medically as Hyponatremia.
Sodium is necessary for maintaining water balance and blood pH. Sodium prevents blood from thickening, essential for the regulation of normal blood pressure. Promotes a healthy lymphatic system, healthy skin, hair and eyes.
Sodium is essential for proper digestion of grains and legumes.
Sodium assists in saliva production which aids proper digestion of ‘carbohydrates’.
Sodium is required for Magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium balance.
If an imbalance between Potassium and Sodium occurs this can lead to heart disease. Sodium prevents hardening of the arteries and prevents excess mucus production.
Sodium is essential for preventing the crippling effects of arthritis by maintaining a healthy level of calcium which protects against loss of calcium from the bones.
Athletic endurance, cramps, dehydration, electrolyte balance, fever, vomiting, nausea, adrenal cortical insufficiency, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, impaired concentration, impaired memory, confusion, apathy, hallucinations, heat stroke, blurred vision.
Antagonists: Radiation therapy, diuretics.