Table Salt vs Sea vs Pink  vs Original Himalayan Crystal Salt

Table Salt

Stripped of all of its natural elements through industrial processing, common table salt now contains just two minerals – Sodium and Chloride.

  • Non-bioavailable structure minimizing absorption
  • Treated with anti-caking agents that prevent it from absorbing moisture
  • while being stored, performing the same function in the body further inhibiting absorption

As you can see from this picture the crystals are isolated from each other and in an unnatural structure. In order for the body to metabolize these crystals and use the minerals in the salt, it must use tremendous amounts of energy and liquids in the body to break down the structure and absorb the minerals. This results in the body using more resources than it gains from consuming the salt – a net loss for the body. We also see other detrimental health effects such as increases in blood pressure.

 

Sea Salt

  • Sea salt contains more minerals than common table salt. However, the mineral content and ratio varies from source to source and are not always ideal for the body’s optimal health
  • Even though the crystalline structure is better than common table salt, it is still not ideal and results in a net loss for the body
  • Consuming sea salt also results in increased blood pressure
  • The largest concern with sea salt today stems from our ever increasing polluted oceans. From petro chemicals, to oil and heavy metals such as mercury, the salt from our oceans potentially has many hidden toxins
  • The process used to “clean” sea salt is a high temperature process that changes the structure back to an inabsorbable form

 

Pink Salt

Beware imitations! Many pink salts claim to be Himalayan but are in fact from other parts of the world such as South America, Eastern Europe and Australia with different structure and minerals and potentially pollutants. In addition even some salts which come from Tibet and Pakistan are simply sea salts fortified with some Himalayan Crystal Salt so they look the right color. Sad, we know. For this reason, it is very important to ensure that your source is truly supplying you with authentic Original Himalayan Crystal Salt. The five questions to ask are:

 

  1. Is this a product of Pakistan or Tibet?
  2. Do you have certificates of analysis showing all the trace minerals?
  3. Do you have structure analysis showing it is optimally bio-available?
  4. Do you have clinical research on your exact source?
  5. Does it carry the Royal Seal verifying it is the same salt researched in the book Water & Salt? Click here to see page 122 of the book discussing the seal. Here is the seal today. 

 

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®

  • Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® contains 84 minerals in almost identical ratios to what exist in our blood. Click here for our certificate of analysis
  • The crystal minerals are in ionic form, meaning they are so small that they can be absorbed straight into a cell instead of through the blood stream like we do with normal food.
  • The balanced crystalline structure as shown in the picture below of reveals the fine branching and highly absorbable structure which is easily metabolized by the body and results in a large net gain in our body’s energy

 Original Himalayan Crystal Salt is also currently the only source with its own clinic research. Click here view our Clinical Research.

 

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt is available in different granulations depending on whether you are using it for food

preparation and cooking, sole therapy or bath salts.

For Cooking

When it comes to health many people often think the steps you need to take to improve your health are too hard. One of the easiest things you can do to improve your health is go to your pantry and throw out your old table salt. That step alone will improve your health. However, imagine replacing your old toxic table salt with a functional food, like Original Himalayan Crystal Salt, with up to 84 trace minerals! That is an additional gain on top of stopping using normal table salt. It doesn’t get much easier than clicking add to cart and changing your health.

 

For food preparation and cooking Original Himalayan Crystal Salt comes in course and fine granulated:

 

Coarse Granulated

The larger salt stones are hand-crushed into coarse granulated crystals, the perfect size for those who wish to grind their own salt. These sparkling crystals possess all the natural characteristics of the original crystal stones from which they come and are a visual and culinary complement to any meal.

 

This granulation also serves as a refill for the dry salt inhaler.

 

 

Fine Granulated

The coarse crystals are further crushed into fine granulated crystals small enough to be used in a salt shaker. The full color spectrum, taste and mineral content found in the larger salt stones are all preserved in this finer grind, but is far easier to use. This radiant pinkish salt has a distinctively “alive” taste that’s naturally delicious.

 

This granulation is also used in our neti pots.

 

Sole Therapy

When Original Himalayan Crystal Salt is dissolved in water, the solution created is called Sole. The synergistic combination of pure water and Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Stones has a higher energetic vibration than either the water or salt alone as they combine to form ionic charged elements. Ionic form means these minerals have either a positive or negative ion charge. Unlike salts that only contain sodium and chloride, the additional minerals in Original Himalayan Crystal Salt allow the water to fundamentally change geometric structure. It appears that more complex geometric structures allow for improved absorption of minerals into the cell.

 

The health benefits of drinking Sole include:

 

  • Electrolytes which improve the body’s conductivity and stimulate circulation*
  • Improve hydration into the cell*
  • Balance the acid-alkaline imbalance*
  • Normalize blood pressure*
  • Dissolve and release crystallized deposits*
  • Support detoxification and cleanse the intestines*
  • Support metabolism*

 

How to make Sole

  1. Fill a wide-mouth glass jar half way up with Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Stones.
  2. Add water to the jar with the Stones in it.
  3. Let it sit for 24 hours allowing for the water to become fully saturated with Original Himalayan Crystal Salt.
  4. The water in your jar has now transformed into Sole.
  5. Recommended Daily Use: Put one (1) teaspoon of Sole into a 8oz glass of water and drink it in the morning before eating.
  6. Keep the jar covered to avoid evaporation and dust. Don’t use metallic lids.
  7. No special storage needed. Keep on kitchen counter for convenience and as a perpetual reminder!
  8. Original Himalayan Crystal Stones should always be visible in jar. Add new Stones before they have fully dissolved. Add new water as needed, let sit for 24 hours each time to ensure complete saturation before next use.

 

Where do these Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Stones come from and why are they so unique?

 

Hundreds of millions of years ago, the land where the Himalayan Mountains now exist were totally covered by the primordial ocean. These seas absorbed the sun’s unrelenting energy over uninterrupted millennia and gradually they began to evaporate and disappear, leaving behind the Original salt. Then, fifty million years ago a collision of the tectonic plates formed the Himalayan Mountains. These forces of tremendous temperatures and pressure caused the Original salts to fuse together into veins of pure, diamond-like crystals.

 

Since that time Original Himalayan Crystal Salt has remained a pure, untouched source of untapped energy … until now. Research detailed in the book Water & Salt: The Essence of Life has determined that the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt, which comes exclusively from these veins, contains ionic trace minerals in similar ratios to what is found in our blood and considered to be essential to sustaining human life. The geometrically perfect, crystalline structure means that these minerals are completely bio-available and able to be absorbed directly into a cell. When absorbed by our body, we experience an increase in our vibration, energy, life force and consciousness

Bathing

Original Himalayan Bathing Crystals has a variety of uses:

  • Recovery & Rejuvenation
  • Cleansing & Detoxification
  • Skin Health

 

While bathing can be done at any time, some people choose to follow the phases of the moon to more optimize their results. The phases of the Moon are caused by the positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun. Remember the tides are also affected by these positions and so bathing in ionic, mineralized salt water in accordance with moon rhythms is thought to be particularly powerful. Below we detail how Original Himalayan Bathing Crystals benefit each condition and highlight the particular moon phase which is aligned with it.

 

Recovery & Rejuvenation

Relaxation Bath Crystals - Harmonize your body and soul through the resonant effect of this therapeutic bath. The pleasant aromas calm the nerves, allowing for deep, uninterrupted and restful sleep. The soothing effect will indulge your senses and relax your muscles. You will experience an overall transformation as you absorb the Energy - Life Force potential released from the crystal salt. Your skin will feel smoother and more elastic. The bath will neutralize the body’s acidity, further improving the regeneration of cells.

 

100% Organic Essential Oils Ingredients: Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®, Lavender Oil, Orange Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil

16 oz. (1 lb.) Jar - Makes 2 Complete Therapeutic Baths

 

Recommended to take on the Dark of the Moon for Emotional Release: Traditionally the last three days of the Lunar Cycle, immediately preceding the New Moon, and the time when the Moon is notably absent from the night sky. The purpose of the dark phase of any cycle is that of transition between the death of the old and the birth of the new and to attend to our inner dimensions. The body’s capacity for emotional release is at its highest during this phase of the Moon.

 

Rejuvenation Bath Crystals - An Original Himalayan Crystal Salt bath harmonizes your bio-energetic weak points and helps to create balance in the body. The bath purifies the respiratory system while the exhilarating aromas of natural, essential oils charge your senses and refresh your elemental being. Your skin will feel smoother and more elastic as the natural, energy potential, the trace minerals within the crystal salt, are released into the water.

 

100% Organic Essential Oils Ingredients: Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®, Rosemary Oil, Pine Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil

16 oz. (1 lb.) Jar - Makes 2 Complete Therapeutic Baths

 

Recommended to take during Full Moon for optimal Recovery & Rejuvenation: The healing potential of the body is at its peak at the time. The minerals are absorbed through the skin in the form of ions. Bio-energetic weak points are harmonized and the body’s own energy flow is activated. Even though the Full Moon only truly occurs for one night out of the entire lunar cycle, you can harness the energy of the Full Moon for about two days before or after the night the moon is truly full.

 

Original Himalayan Bath Crystals - For cleansing and detoxification, skin conditions and rejuvenation bathing

 

Directions:

  1. Add half the contents of this box (1.1lbs) into a bathtub with just enough water to cover the crystals. For a more concentrated bath use the entire 2.2lb box.
  2. Let stand for about 15 minutes until most of the crystals have dissolved.
  3. Fill the tub with warm water, approximately body temperature.
  4. Bath for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. After bathing, gently pat your skin dry then let your body air dry naturally. You will notice how supple your skin is after bathing in this sheer ocean of minerals and energy.

 

Skin Health - Imagine yourself being the first human being to take a dip in the pristine, primal ocean of 250 million years ago. In contrast to a normal bath in which moisture is extracted from the skin, the Original Himalayan Crystal bath allows minerals to be stored in the upper callus layer of the skin and binds water. This maintains the natural, protective film of the skin and the skin does not dry out and is also why they are good for people with dry skin.

 

In addition Original Himalayan Crystal Salt naturally creates an unviable environment for many pathogenic organisms which impacts nearly skin and nail at any health status. Whether it is bathing in an Original Himalayan Crystal Bath, using a concentrated Sole solution or Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Peloid Mask directly onto the affected area considerable improvements in skin and nail health can be achieved.

 

However, is it extremely important to be aware that the majority of abnormalities of skin and nails are not just external, but rather external manifestations of internal health issues, primarily around your immune system, detoxification system, and intestinal flora. For this reason we always suggest using:

 

  1. One teaspoon of Sole in 8 ounces of water every morning on an empty stomach and
  2. Fermented foods
  3. In addition undertaking a detoxification cleanse and having a food allergy test can be of significant benefit. For more information on either of these please email medical.team@naturalhi.com

 

Cleansing and Detoxification - The cleansing effects of a 30-minute Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Bath is equal that of a three-day fast. The toxins are released into the bath water through osmosis, while the minerals from the sole are absorbed through the skin. This reduces the acidity in our body and balances the pH factor of our skin.

 

For cleansing it is recommended to bath during the New Moon: The New Moon is the beginning of the Lunar Cycle, and means that the Moon is completely in line with the Sun and the Earth. It’s a time of cleansing and renewal. It includes the three days after the new face of the Moon and also the day of the new face of the Moon.

 

Rejuvenation - An Original Himalayan Crystal Salt bath is a sheer ocean of energy. Bioenergetic deficits become balanced and weak links become strengthened, reactivating your body’s electric current. The organs’ functions start to resonate with the natural frequency patterns of the minerals in the bath salts. This activates the regulatory mechanism of the body and its self-healing powers.

Inhaler and Neti Pot

Salt therapies such as gargling with salt water, neti pots and speleotherapy or salt caves, have been used for thousands of years in a variety of traditional and modern medical practices. They have been used to treat mouth infections, sore throats as well as upper and lower respiratory conditions such as cold and flu, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infection, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema.

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Inhaler

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A safe, natural way to support a healthy bronchial tract. The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Inhaler can provide helpful functional support for respiratory problems caused by:

• Pollen & other allergies

• Asthma

• Influenza & other infections

• Dehydrating, recycled air onboard planes or indoors

• Smoking (including smoking cessation)

Daily use for 10-20 minutes may:

• Support healthy breathing*

• Support mucosal health in the bronchial tract*

• Support hydration of the bronchial tract*

• Support cleansing and sanitation of the airways*

The natural, drug free, non-invasive inhaler is handcrafted in the USA. It is refillable but comes ready made with coarse granulated Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® already inside that lasts up to two years.

 

How it works

Coarse granulated Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® is placed between the inhaler chambers, and as you breathe through the inhaler, microscopic salt particles are absorbed through the moisture in the air, which flows into the respiratory system, delivering beneficial effects.

 

In a study involving people with severe breathing difficulties,  73.9% of those patients indicated a positive pulmonary response from use of the Himalayan Crystal Salt Inhaler. The use of salt for support of asthma and other respiratory ailments, is nothing new. Halotherapy (Halo=Salt in Greek), and Speleo-therapy (Speleos=Cave), are well known in Europe. Both treatments fall under the category of physical therapy, or drug-free treatment of disease. Salt inhalation was recommended by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, who applied the age-old method of inhaling the steam from boiling saltwater.

Similarly, the bronchial tract is mucus lined and difficult to reach topically. The layer of salt and water that coats airways in the lung is only about a millionth of an inch thick. When it becomes irritated, mucus also thickens here and can be difficult to clear. Therefore salt inhalation, which reaches the entire tract, has symptomatic benefit for due to mucus thinning.

Speleotherapy and Halotherapy

Speleotherapy, also known as cave therapy, was developed in the mid-1800’s after Polish salt miners were found to have lower incidence of pulmonary disease. Variations have developed around the world. Halotherapy is the use of a chamber creating the cave microclimate for therapeutic use. A variety of articles, most written in Russian, have evaluated halotherapy in bronchial asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, with halotherapy treatment courses of  10-20 one-hour sessions costing $500-$1000. Controlled experiments have been very difficult to measure due to lack of placebo; however, proponents of these therapies suggest use in the following:

  • Abatement of bronchial inflammation
  • Removal of airborne pollen particles from airways
  • Strengthening of immune system that decreases allergic reaction to pollens
  • Cleansing and sanitation of the airways
  • Reduction of snoring
  • Better sleep

In a pilot study of 35 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a dry salt inhaler improved six-minute walk times, but not necessarily lung volume measured using spirometry. Therefore, while dry salt inhalation does not reverse the etiology of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is believed to have therapeutic benefits in relieving the symptoms that are most often found with associated with these chronic conditions and thus quality of life.  At the 2010 World Allergy Organization International Scientific Symposium, president Dr. Richard Lockey, MD said, "I don't believe you can take care of an asthmatic without addressing their comorbid conditions, and there are many of them. In my opinion, diagnosis and treatment guidelines should also address these comorbid conditions."

This extends to other areas such as patients with compromised immune systems which include the elderly, cancer and AIDS patients who often die from diseases associated to their condition like pneumonia. Additionally, smoking cessation, during and upon quitting, causes a difficult cough while the cilia become coordinated. The use of salt inhalation therapy can help to relieve these symptoms which can in turn improve compliance to a quit smoking plan.

Often long term use of dry salt inhalation therapy has been proposed for the comorbidities of these chronic conditions with periods ranging from weeks to months to years depending on severity and condition General recommendations are once or twice daily in the morning and evening. Inhalation durations range from 5 to 20 minutes again depending on the condition. However, because dry salt inhalation does not address the original genesis of the respiratory condition, lifelong, continued use may be reasonable for chronic conditions. To date, no contraindications have been observed with current pulmonary, bronchial, or asthmatic medications.

The type of salt used in the dry salt inhaler may play an important role as well. Crystal salts are unique in that they are formed under significant pressures. Bio-regulatory medicine practitioners prefer crystal salts for their bio-energetic quality. Additionally, the crystal salt should be hand cleaned. Industrial cleaners can damage the sensitive tissues of the respiratory tract. Finally, not all crystal salt is created equally. Most have done little to no analysis of what minerals are contained in the crystalline structure. Look for one that provides a certificate of analysis listing all the trace minerals and no contaminants.

Neti Pots

Neti pots, from Ayurvedic medicine, have become widely popular among natural health practitioners and consumers, especially since appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show. These ceramic pots are designed to flush water through the nasal passages and are often go-to products for sinus infection and pain, whether fungal, viral, or bacterial. Besides flushing out the sinuses, neti pots specifically use a nasal salt water (saline) solution .The most direct explanation of how this works is that salt water irrigation thins mucus which becomes thick, when the nose is irritated. This irritation can be from pollens, allergens or microbial. Salt is well known for its preservative and anti-microbial functions. When microbes are exposed to a salt water environment, the concentration of water in the solution is less than inside the cell and water tends to leave the cell. This causes the cell to dehydrate, which eventually kills the cell. By subjecting bacteria or fungus to a salty environment, it keeps them from propagating. Finally, swelling and accumulation of fluid often causes pain and dysfunction when allowed to continue. Salt water solutions can draw this fluid out and allows the body to restore local homeostasis.

Generally, a topical anti-inflammatory and a topical anti-pathogenic medication are needed through the use of nasal sprays. However, the far reaches of nasal mucosa make salt water flushing one of the only solutions. In addition salt water solution may also improve cilia coordination, another mechanism that may improve our understanding and outcomes in its use.  Cilia, the hair-like structures that line the respiratory tract, must work in concert to move mechanical irritants, excess mucus and fluid. However, coordination fails when the communication between local cilium becomes interrupted.  Irritants can disrupt this communication and saline therapy has been suggested to improve this coordination.

Directions for use: fill the neti pot with a 1% sole (salt water) solution, the same concentration as your tears. Tilt your head on to the side as shown in these pictures and pour the Sole solution into one nostril. 1% solution is 1 teaspoon of Sole solution in 8 ounces of pure water.

Clinical Research

To date there have been two clinical studies done on Original Himalayan Crystal Salt. The first was conducted at the University of Graz, Austria in 2001, and is detailed in the book Water & Salt, The Essence of Life.

The second was a double-blind placebo clinical study was conducted in 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to test the body’s reaction to the ingestion of common sea salt versus the ingestion of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt. The purpose of this study was to evaluate Original Himalayan Crystal Salt as a safe and effective all-natural mineral supplement.

In addition there are currently two other studies being conducted on Original Himalayan Crystal Salt. One testing Original Himalayan Crystal Salt’s ability to reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure and the other using the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Inhaler to improve patients suceptability to pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

2001 UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ, AUSTRIA STUDY OVERVIEW

For a complete summary of this medical study please refer to the book

"Water & Salt - The Essence of Life."

Anecdotally, in the Austrian test, subjects who drank water with our Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® sole added saw significant positive changes in respiratory, circulatory, organ, connective tissue, and nervous system functions. Patients also reported increases in quality of sleep, energy, and concentration levels, brain activity, weight loss, enhanced consciousness, and noticeable hair and nail growth.

2007 FENESTRA LABS STUDY OVERVIEW

This study was performed by FENESTRA RESEARCH LABS clinical study personnel on sight in Las Vegas, Nevada. The OPTIMAL WELLNESS TEST portion of this research was done using proprietary devices and methodologies developed by FENESTRA RESEARCH LABS.

This was a 30-day, 70-subject study drawn from a large population of subjects in good general health. The subjects were randomized into two groups, 50-subjects on live product (Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®) and 20-subjects taking a generic sea salt respectively. The group of 20 subjects was the placebo control. The group of 50 subjects was the Test Group (TG).

The Test Group (TG) consumed a solution prepared for them by Fenestra Research Labs staff of healthcare professionals in advance, of brine (sole) made with (Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®). Each subject in the TG consumed every morning one (1) teaspoon of the prepared sole solution stirred well into to an eight (8) ounce glass of purified water upon rising, on an empty stomach. The TG Subjects did not consume any other drink, vitamin, supplements, or food for the next one half hour minimum time.

The Control Group (CG) consumed a solution prepared for them in advance by Fenestra Research Labs staff of healthcare professionals, a brine solution made with generic sea salt. Each subject in the CG consumed every morning one (1) teaspoon of the prepared brine solution stirred well into to an eight (8) ounce glass of purified water upon rising on an empty stomach. The CG subjects did not consume any other drink, vitamin, supplements, or food for the next one half hour minimum time.

Baseline data was collected from each client having a clean body before they were provided the product. Healthcare professionals with Optimal Wellness Test research experience collected this data. Staff consists of experienced hospital, doctor, and private healthcare professionals.

Baseline Test #1 consists of:

Optimal Wellness Test

(urine and saliva samples)

  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse
  • Temperature
  • Respiration
  • Signed consent for testing and products

The above Baseline tests were re-run at the 14-day and 30-day of this study for analysis, comparison, and evaluation.

Optimal Wellness Test:

The Optimal Wellness Analyzer is an analytical system that applies cutting edge science to evaluate health at the cellular level. Objective testing procedures are the basis for this analysis, so there is no subjective input from the tester. A computer-based software program provides printouts with the cellular imbalances brought to light. The Optimal Wellness Test runs a combination of 39 tests run on non-fasting urine and non-fasting saliva.

CONCLUSION

At the baseline testing for this study, all 70 subjects Optimal Wellness Test numbers presented in the red zone, indicating at least 35% away from normal Wellness numbers in Mineralization, Oxidative Stress Indicators, and Hydration.

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Results:

Mineralization - 58% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), Remaining 56% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range).

Oxidative Stress - 44% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), Remaining 56% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range).

Hydration - 49% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), Remaining 51% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range).

Generic Sea Salt Results:

Mineralization - 0% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 16% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range), and the remaining 84% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).

Oxidative Stress - 4% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 19% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range), and the remaining 77% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).

Hydration - 6% in the Green zone of Wellness (within 5% of normal range), 13% in the Yellow Zone of Wellness (within 15% of normal range) and the remaining 81% still in the Red Zone (at least 35% out of Wellness range).

CONCLUSION:

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt was shown to be a highly effective product for the normalizing of mineralization in the human body. It has also shown to be effective in helping to stabilize pH and Oxidative Stress numbers in the human body. Hydration indicators showed an average of ten percent increase over the course of this study.

Original Himalayan Crystal Salt has not demonstrated any adverse side effects or organ system involvement, contraindications, or interactions with any food or drug, allowing the product to be used for extended periods of time. The time course and strength of its effects make it a viable alternative to common sea salt.

FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this fair trade certified? 

A. Natural Health International has worked in third world countries for fifteen years, starting in Vanuatu, Peru and then Pakistan. During that time we have seen the huge benefit trade can have to those communities, but have also seen the even greater results that creating industries can have. Many companies around the world engage in fair trade, which we believe is a terrific program where companies ensure that workers are being treated appropriately, are being paid a fair wage and not being exploited. Generally those companies will pay an extra 20% to farmers or suppliers in those countries to support the program. And to be fair for many companies that is as much as they can do. They do not have the resources or connections to establish infrastructure or businesses locally in these sometimes dangerous third world countries. However, in practicality the are inherent issues with fair trade (of which there are too many and too much detail to discuss here) but one fundamental issue which we have seen is that unfortunately most of the goods sold under fair trade currently are just commodities such as sugar and coffee. They are not value-added goods but low cost items which are exported to other countries where they are value-added. This is the same for Himalayan Crystal Salt where apart from the cheap imitation pink salt from other countries, even some Himalayan Crystal Salt from Pakistan can be acquired extremely cheaply from companies that do not look at fair wages, established quality control processes from mining by hand (without explosives), to sorting, cleaning and packaging to ensure the process does not impact the vibration or energy and results in the highest quality product.

Instead of simply exporting Original Himalayan Crystal Salt in bulk around the world we established a joint venture with the local people where we engage in the whole process mentioned above. This means that Natural Health International pays to the local community and our joint venture partner approximately ten times what we would pay if we bought it from one of the other suppliers of Himalayan Salt that do not engage in the same quality control, cleaning and packing. To put that into perspective say NHI spends $1M on Original Himalayan Crystal Salt per year, if we bought it from another supplier it would only cost us $100,000 and if they were to be fair trade $120,000. As you can see creating industry, year-round employment, safe and fair working conditions and the highest in quality control and value adding locally results in a huge benefit for the local community.  Due to our economies of scale, apart from the initial investment, actually creates savings for us as a company per unit over the long term. This demonstrates what we believe is how true globalization should work to benefit all communities.

Q. Are there any negative side-effects when drinking Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole (so-lay) regularly over a long period of time?

A. One teaspoon of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole contains approximately 478mg of sodium. This very small amount of salt has an incredibly positive effect on your whole body, and normally, does not cause any danger even when taken regularly. But be careful about using commercial table salt. Doctors recommend a daily intake of about 6-8 grams of salt, depending on your body weight. Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® can be more readily metabolized by the body than refined table salt. This is the reason that it should also be used for seasoning your food and for all your cooking and baking needs. An exception to this rule is when the kidneys are not functioning properly. When in doubt, one should consult with a doctor.

Q. There was a lot of press about Himalayan Crystal Salt having too much fluoride. Is that true?

A. First, that article was posted by sellers of other types of salt which they claim had lower levels. Secondly we cannot comment on all sources of Himalayan Crystal Salt but we can state that Original Himalayan Crystal Salt is completely safe and has less than 1ppm see here for the certificate of analysis we did in 2008 when these articles came out trying to scare customers. To give you an idea of how much 1ppm is, below are a number of foods and the amounts of fluoride found in each of them…

Q. After taking the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole on an empty stomach you recommend not to drink any coffee. Does this also apply to black teas, green teas or herb teas?

A. Black teas and green teas are acidic like coffee and have strong diuretic effects. The best thing to do is to drink an herbal tea at least 30 minutes after the sole.

 

Q. Can I use the same 1% sole solution for washing my eyes more than one time?

A. Never. The 1% sole solution is also an ideal foundation for bacteria. After an eye bath, you will find many bacteria in your solution. Therefore, only use the solution once. A 1% solution doesn’t require much salt.

 

Q. How many times can one heat or freeze the salt sachet?

A. The sachet can be used indefinitely because the salt does not loose its energy.

 

Q. How much Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® should I put in my body each day?

A. The human body needs only as little as 500mg of sodium per day or 1/4 teaspoon of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt®. The USDA recommends no more than 2,500mg per day. Rather, we tend to use too much salt than too little as the average American uses more than 5,000mg per day. As opposed to refined table salt, you can use Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® more freely because of its holistic properties which make it easy for the body to assimilate. The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® can even help the body to eliminate the stored refined salt deposits. The daily need for crystal salt varies from person to person. Season your food to taste as you like. Contrary to refined table salts, you can use the crystal salt freely. With the recommended one teaspoon of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® sole every morning, you are not only receiving the biophysical aspect of the salt, which is the frequency pattern of the crystal salt, but also the biochemical aspect of the salt, containing sufficient minerals and trace elements. The body will hold the frequency pattern of the crystal salt sole for 24 hours. Therefore, we only take the sole once per day on an empty stomach. Patients on dialysis, or with high blood pressure, should generally use very little salt.

 

Q. I am wondering, what would be the effects of taking the sole when pregnant if any? I guess is it safe for someone who is less than three months to start taking the sole now and throughout the pregnancy? I couldn't find anything pertaining to this in the book, could you please advise?

A. Unless your doctor has told you to eliminate salt from your diet, there’s no reason to have any apprehensions about taking a teaspoon of Sole each day. It’s mostly the sodium that doctors warn patients about. The average American adult consumes about 5,000mg of sodium daily, derived from processed, poisonous salt. The USDA recommends no more than 2,500mg per day of sodium. Based on these facts, most Americans are using excessive amounts of sodium.

One teaspoon of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole contains about 478mg of unprocessed, natural sodium. The USDA also states that the body absolutely requires a minimum of 500mg of sodium per day just to live. Sodium is fundamental to our very existence. In fact, we could not live without it. So when choosing your source of sodium for your daily need, I believe that you’re wise in choosing to take the Sole each day.

The effect of the Sole will be that your body will have balanced energy, the perfect foundation for keeping your body at its maximum level of energy necessary to carry you through your pregnancy. It’s better to have natural sodium with its 84 minerals and trace elements running through your veins and the forming veins of your baby than a harmful, processed salt.

Did you know that the blood in your body is composed of a 3% Sole solution? And, that the same 84 minerals that are in Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® are found in your bloodstream? This is the salt that our body recognizes and accepts as a vital source of energy – Life Force – and Consciousness.

Just remember, more is not better. Stay with the 1 teaspoon of Sole each day and also use the salt for all your cooking and food seasoning needs. Try to keep your salt intake within the recommended doses and your body will be operating at its peak.

 

Q. Can the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole solution go bad? How should it be stored?

A. The sole can be kept indefinitely. It will never go bad. It can be kept anywhere. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated nor kept in the dark. However, it is recommended to keep it in a closed container to keep it free from dust and other airborne particles.

 

Q. Regarding floatation therapy, are there any circumstances when someone should not do a floatation tank?

A. Anyone suffering from a contagious disease and people with open sores or wounds should not use a floatation tank. Small cuts and abrasions will only burn a bit in the beginning. People suffering with epilepsy or a disturbed mental system should only float under supervision. Also, patients with severe heart problems should avoid this therapy.

 

Q. One can often find reddish deposits at the bottom of the container of the concentrated Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole solution. What is this?

A. Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® is a natural product and subject to changes in concentration of its elements held within the crystalline structure. Not all minerals are represented in a 100% ionized form. These deposits represent minerals that were not included in the geometric matrix of the salt crystal. These minerals are in an inorganic form which fall to the bottom of the container when the salt crystal dissolves. The deposits are totally harmless.

 

Q. Can I use a higher concentration of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole solution than 1% for frequent hand and foot bathing?

A. Yes, you can. However, if there are open wounds, one should always prepare a fresh solution. It’s also possible to warm it to body temperature, 98.6 F.

 

Q. Is my daily sole intake dependent on my body weight?

A. The recommended one teaspoon of sole solution per day is a general guideline for adults which can be adjusted a bit according to one’s own feeling. It’s not a question of “more is better,” but rather the intake of the frequency pattern of the sole that is important. One drop of the sole would be sufficient. With the teaspoon, you will also cover all the necessary minerals and trace elements from a vibration standpoint. For children, a few drops are sufficient.

 

Q. Can I also take the one teaspoon of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole concentrate undiluted, without adding it to a glass of water?

A. Yes, you can also take one teaspoon of the concentrated sole undiluted. However, you should drink a glass of water directly after taking the concentrated sole.

 

Q. Can the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® also be given to animals?

A. Just as with humans, the natural crystal salt will have its positive effect on the animal body. A few drops in your pet's food will increase the vitality and strengthen the immune system of your pet or animal.

 

Q. Can I use the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole therapy along with my fasting?

A. The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole therapy is a good complement to fasting. It helps to eliminate the toxins and also provides vitality and support to the body as it labors to rid itself of toxins. Just be sure to drink sufficient amounts of water while fasting.

 

Q. Does coffee have a negative impact on the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole therapy?

A. One of the primary benefits of drinking the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole in the morning is the balancing of the body’s pH level. Coffee is very acidic and a known diuretic. By drinking coffee in the morning you will partly cancel out the benefit of the Sole. Everyone has a different disposition and tolerates poisons more or less. Everyone has to make their own decision as to how they treat their body.

 

Q. Can I drink the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt® Sole in the evening instead of in the morning?

A. The benefits of the Sole therapy are best realized when taken on an empty stomach. You can also do the Sole therapy in the evening but you should keep this rhythm as the body maintains the frequency pattern of the salt for 24 hours.

 

Q. I have very severe varicose veins. My doctor has told me to avoid warm bathing. Does this also apply to crystal salt bathing?

A. By all means, you should adhere to your doctor’s recommendation. Warm bathwater causes vascular expansion. This is also the case with a crystal salt bath.

 

Q. Which pH factor should a good drinking water possess?

A. The pH factor should be close to neutral (7). Any pH between 6.5 and 7.5 is good. Remember, 1 is very acidic and 14 is extremely alkaline.

 

Q. Does an acrylic salt mill harm the quality of the salt?

A. Only salt mills and grinders having metal grinding mechanisms will cause a reaction with the salt. Ceramic mills and grinders are recommended.