- Organic sodium chloride (not table salt) reduces acidity and enhances circulation by regulating how much water is taken into the blood stream. It regulates the concentration of your blood.
- Increases osmosis - the ability of nutrients to get in cells and waste to get out.
- Important for efficient digestion. Chloride is a large component of hydrochloric acid which your stomach uses in digestion.
- Decreases nerve pain (analgesics). Chlorine will actually reduce excess conduction of nerve messages reducing pain symptoms. This mineral could have something to do with "pain tolerance".
- Most concentrated in blood, lymph and pancreatic fluids
- Fights germs and bacteria
- Combats odors
- Removes impurities
Signs of Chlorine Deficiency
- Depression, irritability, gloom, and poor outlook on life;
- Sensation of head pressure and weight
- Glandular swelling
- Excess mucous formation
- Inflammation and pain
- Restlessness and anxiety
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sluggish liver
- Poor appetite and metabolism
- Painful urination
- Muscular spasms and cramps
Best chlorine sources: Fish, raw goat milk, asparagus, avocados, bananas, beans, beets, blackberries, brazilnuts, brussel sprouts, cabbage (red, common, savoy), carrots, cauliflower, celery, cheeses (Danish bleu, Italian, Roquefort, Swiss), chicory, chickpeas, chives, coconut, corn, cucumbers, dandelion greens, dates, dock (sorrel), eggplant, endive, figs, filberts, guava, horseradish (raw), kale, kelp, kohlrabi, lean meat, leeks, lentils, lettuce (leaf and sea), mangoes, oats, onions, parsnips, peaches, peas, pineapple, potatoes with skins, radishes, raisins, red raspberries, rutabaga, sauerkraut, spinach, strawberries, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, watermelon, and white beans.
As always there are so many great whole food ways to supplement our bodies with the minerals it needs. Try a few new foods from the list and enjoy!