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Sodium chloride is an inorganic chemical that is used to make salt.
Both sodium and chlorine are required for the nervous system to conduct impulses; without them, like potassium and calcium, the nervous system will not function.
Salt is required to create a bodily environment in which cells remain alive, do not lose water, and do not accumulate too much of it.
We lose salt through sweat and urine, thus it must be ingested on a daily basis.
Its lack causes severe nervous system diseases, low blood pressure, muscle spasms, mineral leaching from bones, and muscle degeneration.
Excess salt raises blood pressure and promotes edoema, or water retention in the body. Hypertensives and those with renal problems are particularly vulnerable.
As you can see, salt is vital for our bodies; the key is to know how much to take...