Himalayan pink salt benefits

Himalayan pink salt benefits

Himalayan pink salt benefits – what you need to know. We have listed some of the Himalayan pink salt health benefits below and whilst some of them have been shared throughout the centuries and passed down from generation to generation it should be acknowledged that some may need further research to ascertain their overall effectiveness.

Himalayan pink salt in your diet (sodium chloride)

Salt is an essential ingredient required to help maintain the proper balance of water and minerals within our bodies.  The human body needs small amounts of sodium to operate muscle groups and control nerve impulses.  Of course, you also need to remember that you should stay within the daily recommended guidelines as overuse of salt can have a negative impact and can cause serious health issues.

Pink salt natural mineral traces

Himalayan pink salt is full of natural mineral traces, approximately 84.  Compare this to the 72 mineral traces in sea salt and you can see why Himalayan pink salt is regarded as a healthier, natural, alternative.

Pink salt and the gut – a natural antioxidant

Himalayan pink salt is a natural antioxidant that helps clear the digestive tract allowing the stomach to deal with the build-up of excess gas and acidity.  It is also recognized as an aid for the discomfort caused by indigestion.

Can Himalayan pink salt be used for weight loss?

The reduction of sugar intake caused by the reactivation of insulin can help with weight loss as it staves off the craving for sugary foods.  This results in less build-up of fats as the body no longer takes on-board unnecessary calories.

Please have a look at the article relating to Himalayan pink salt side effects before embarking on any weight-loss programme.

Himalayan pink salt aids joint pain reduction

Himalayan salt has long been recognized as having anti-inflammatory qualities which can help reduce inflammation of the joints and ease areas suffering from reduced mobility and pain.  

It should be noted that any weight loss (see above) may also have a beneficial effect on the human skeleton.

Pink salt benefits for skin – Skincare

The health and beauty industry has long used Himalayan salt as an exfoliator due to the crystals having a coarse texture.  When mixed with honey or coconut oil you have a natural alternative to mass-produced exfoliating products. 

There are many Himalayan salt products available on the market highlighting the Himalayan pink salt benefits for skin.  These include face creams, exfoliators, scrubs, body washes, moisturizers, massage stones, and cleansers, all designed for everyday skincare use.

Health & Wellbeing

The Health & Wellbeing industry has embraced the concept of using products containing natural trace minerals.  There are now many salt products for sale with salt lamps, salt inhalers, salt candle holders, salt diffusers, and bath salts just some of the items designed to enhance our health and well-being.  

Whilst there is no scientific evidence to support any health benefits of using these products, it is recognized that they can create a more welcoming environment and thereby reduce anxiety and stress.

More ideas

If you would like to find out more about salt why not check out our articles in the Salt Facts section?  Ready to explore a bit more?  Why not pop on over to our Salt Products and Salt Recipe sections?