★ The Function of Salt ★
Dr. Jacques Loeb, M.D., a biologist renowned for his discoveries on parthenogenesis, did several experiments with protoplasm (living tissue) and salt. When he placed the protoplasm in distilled water, it lived. When he added pure (refined) sodium chloride, it acted as a deadly poison.
In nature, sodium chloride never occurs in pure form. A multitude of essential major and trace elements are in its crystals. Here is a partial list of these minerals and their function in human metabolism.
◆ Sodium: Essential to digestion and metabolism, regulates body fluids, nerve and muscular functions.
◆ Chlorine: Essential component of human body fluids.
◆ Calcium: Needed for bone mineralization.
◆ Magnesium: Dissipates sodium excess, forms and hardens bones, ensures mental development and sharpens intelligence, promotes assimilation of carbohydrates, assures metabolism of vitamin C and calcium, retards the aging process and dissolves kidney stones.
◆ Sulfur: Controls energy transfer in tissue, bone and cartilage cells, essential for protein compounds.
◆ Silicon: Needed in carbon metabolism and for skin and hair balance.
◆ Iodine: Vital for energy production and mental development, ensures production of thyroid hormones, needed for strong auto-defense mechanism (lymphatic system).
◆ Bromine: In magnesium bromide form, a nervous system regulator and restorer, vital for pituitary hormonal function.
◆ Phosphorus: Essential for biochemical synthesis and nerve cell functions related to the brain, constituent of phosphoproteins, nucleoproteins and phospholipids.
◆ Vanadium: Of greater value for tooth bone calcification than fluorine, tones cardiac and nervous systems, reduces cholesterol, regulates phospholipids in blood, a catalyst for the oxidation of many biological substances.