Pink salt is harvested from the Himalayan mountain range and has been kept preserved under ice and lava for thousands of years (at least).  Therefore, this salt is believed to have been protected from modern day pollution.  Moreover, the salt has been given time to soak up minerals from its surroundings- pink salt boast 84 trace minerals and elements. Here is a comparison of table salt to pink salt.

Table Salt

Himalayan Salt

Heavily processed and refined

Natural; purest salt on earth

Frequently iodine is added artificially

Iodine is naturally occurring

Stripped of natural minerals

Minerals are abundant

High in sodium

Lower in sodium

Treated with anti-caking agents


No anti-oxidant properties

An exceptional anti-oxidant

Potentially throws off pH balance

Helps restore pH balance

Destabilizes blood pressure

Helps regulate blood pressure

Potentially a cell toxin-expels water from cells

Balances excess acidity in cells

Unrefined Sea Salt vs. Table Salt

Unrefined salt is not stripped of its essential nutrients and is therefore a whole food. It contains trace minerals and other nutritional content that is natural in origin. There is no confusion in your body when this type of salt is ingested, and all elements can be utilized by various systems of your body.

Natural salts contain more iodine than is artificially added to salt in an attempt to prevent goiter (thyroid illness). Being said, refined salts do not contain sufficient iodine to prevent thyroid illness- so the addition is fruitless. Moreover, natural salt has a balanced pH whereas refined salts can throw off your internal acidity, and lead to a weakened immune system.

Table salt (refined salt) is stripped of its minerals, and when you ingest this, your body doesn’t digest it.  Refined salt is toxic without its minerals- it’s unnatural. So your body treats it like a foreign substance, generating all the health issues due to the aluminum, ferrocyanide, and bleach. Moreover, the sodium chloride in table salt is denatured, highly concentrated, and toxic.

The anti-caking agents (that tend to make up less than 2% of table salt) are the elements that allow salt to flow freely from a shaker.  The problem with anti-caking agents is that they are essentially heavy metals – which are extremely toxic to your body. Just take a look at their names: sodium ferrocyanide, ammonium citrate and aluminum silicate- take notice of the poison “cyanide” and the chemical used to clean bathrooms, ammonia.

In conclusion, unrefined salt is always a safer bet than refined, table salt. While pink salt is our personal choice here at JuiceRx, any salt not stripped of nutrients is better for your body. Be weary of buying pre-packaged, processed foods. Many popular brands use refined salt to increase flavor. When cooking at home, always opt for an unrefined type of salt.

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