Questions and Answers
Is Salt good for you?
Salt has been a hotly contested minerals for years, as doctors and health experts spend more time studying this mineral its becoming clear its consumption is required for a healthy well functioning body. It helps to regulate dozens of functions in the body And much more. Maintaining proper sodium levels allows our bodies to function the way they should, so we feel and
perform at our best. Read more in our benefits section.
Why Himalayan salt?
Not all salt is created equal. Table salt, the white highly processed and refined salt we find everywhere has not helped salts reputation and a healthy mineral. It contains additives like dextrose (sugar), anti-caking agents, and artificially added iodine which is hardly bioavailable. Additionally, table salt is also exposed to pollutants like microplastics and nano plastics.
Saltwater Co has scoured the earth looking for the healthiest, cleanest most mineral rich salts to bring to you in our one-of-a-kind Himalayan Salt Water. We work with artisanal salt miners in the Himalayas to bring the best the Pink Himalayan salt the world has to offer. Its from ancient, evaporated seabeds deep within the mountains where it has never been exposed to modern pollutants and formed long before the Industrial Revolution. The taste is subtle and soft, and the benefits are real and noticeable!
How much Sodium do i really need?
Dr. DiNicolantonio’s research has shown the optimum salt intake to be around 3,000-5,000 milligrams of sodium per day for most people on non-workout days (This doesn’t include people who have hyperaldosteronism, Cushing’s disease, or Liddle syndrome. These conditions can cause people to retain too much salt, so people with these conditions do need to keep salt intake lower).
On workout days, Dr. DiNicolantonio says you may need somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 mg of sodium depending on how hard you’re working out and how much you’re sweating.
There are a variety of other factors that influence how much sodium is healthy for you, like whether you’re pregnant or nursing, whether you eat a high-sugar diet, whether you eat a low-carb diet, whether you have inflammatory bowel disease, and whether you have kidney disease. You can find a detailed breakdown of salt intake recommendations based on your unique lifestyle factors in “The Salt Fix.”
Can I drink Himalayan Salt water all day?
Absolutely! Himalayan Salt Water has 150mg of salt in 500ml of water. The human body sweats out salts, other minerals and electrolytes throughout the day, and at an increased rate when working out.
Himalayan Saltwater is formulated to replenish the natural loss of salts and minerals as well as boost the electrolytes in the body. This helps aid and maintain optimal bodily function through an intense workout or just keeping the body primed as the day progresses.
What are the signs of Low Sodium?
Salt intake is difficult to measure but the effects of low sodium are clear and the body has distinct signs to help identify this. Get enough sodium is imperative to support your body’s optimum health and well-being.
According to Dr. DiNicolantonio, you should pay attention to signs your body may give you that you need more salt and sodium, like:
1. Cold extremities
2. Dark urine
3. Less skin elasticity (you can test this by pinching your skin and seeing if it becomes tented)
4. Less sodium in your urine compared to what you’re taking in
5. Less urine output
6. Dry armpits and tongue
7. Slow capillary refill (you can test this by pinching your nail bed, releasing, and seeing if it takes longer than 2 seconds to turn from white to pink)
8. Postural tachydardia/dizzines/hypotension
9. Salt cravings
10. Loss of consciousness from low blood pressure
Is Himalayan Salt from the Himalayas?
Absolutely. We start with water from a pristine source in Quebec, Canada. The water is further purified down to H2O (to remove any and all impurities), and from there we blend together an artisanal mix of Himalayan Pink salt and minerals mined from the Salt Range in Pakistan in the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountain’s western ranges occupy the entire northern end of Pakistan.
This combination brings together some of the purest water in the world with some of the purest salt and minerals in the world making it one of a kind health and wellness drink that is designed inside and out to support the body in optimal performance.
What makes Himalayan Salt Water different from other waters?
Himalayan Salt Water is different because of its extraordinary salt and mineral qualities and purity of the water. The purity and mineral profile, which give Himalayan water it’s incredibly smooth and enjoyable taste and feel reflect the one of the highest quality waters on the market.
Why does Sodium Have such a bad reputation?
Decades of low sodium dieting have led to a bad reputation for the mineral. We’ve been taught to avoid salt because of its links to high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes when it is consumed in excess. But according to Dr. DiNicolantonio, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
His research shows that when we restrict our salt intake beyond a certain level, the body starts to produce more insulin to retain the salt we do have. This leads to an increase in glucose, a reduction of blood flow to organs, loss of magnesium and calcium in our sweat, and multiple other health complications.
We recommend you read more about it in his book “The Salt Fix.”
What types of minerals does Himalayan Salt Water contain?
Himalayan water is natural artesian water that has pure Pink Himalayan salt minerals which include sodium, magnesium, calcium, and silica which contribute to Himalayan Waters soft mouth-feel and incredible taste.
What is the pH of Himalayan water?
SaltWater's Himalayan water is ~7.0 pH. Pure or purified water has a pH of 7. Drinking and natural water can range in pH due to dissolved minerals and gases.
Solutions with a pH of less than 7 are said to be “acidic” and those higher than 7, “alkaline”.
What kind of plastic does Himalayan water use to make their bottles?
Himalayan Saltwater’s bottles are made from high-grade pet (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, which is designated with the #1 code at the bottom of the bottle. The FDA approves pet as safe for contact with food and beverages. PET is also fully recyclable and can be transformed into a number of products such as food and beverage packages, apparel, carpet, automotive parts, and construction materials. Please check with your local municipality to see if pet is recyclable in your area. You can also search for local recycling centers and services at http://earth911.com
Does Himalayan water's packaging contain bisphenol a (BPA)?
No, Himalayan Water packaging is not made with bisphenol a (BPA), a chemical intermediate used to make plastics and resin. Himalayan water bottles have never contained BPA.
Does Himalayan water come in glass bottles?
Himalayan water does not come in glass bottles. We bottle our water exclusively in high-grade PET bottles, as that is the optimal packaging that protects the quality of our water (against oxygen migration and carbon dioxide which can affect taste), ensures product safety (no breakage), and minimizes environmental impact (lightweight, lower emission during transport and less waste).
What is the shelf life of Himalayan water?
Himalayan water uses the standard “best by” date for all water sold in the Canada of two years. The “best by” date can be found on the back of each Himalayan water bottle, beneath the label. The FDA does not require an expiration date.
Where can I buy Himalayans Salt Water?
You can buy directly on our website or use our store locator to find a local store near you. Or if you don’t see any options reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will coordinate it personally.
Who do I contact for distribution?
You can reach our sales representatives at email@example.com for additional information on becoming a distributor.