Around forty to fifty million years ago, the Himalayas were formed from the collision of two continental plates, the Indian subcontinent and Eurasia. Prior to this the region was occupied by an extensive sea known as the Tethys.
The salt deposits left by the drying Tethys lay buried for millions of years while the energy of the earth formed the major structures of the present day.
Because the ancient salt deposits were protected by the molten rock from modern forms of pollution, Himalayan salt is not only completely pure and natural in origin, but also remains so through processing. Unlike most salts, this ancient salt is not processed with harsh chemicals. Instead, it is mined by hand and stone ground. Himalayan salt has no preservatives or additives.
In recent years the dangers associated with excessive salt consumption have become more and more apparent, but it is important to remember that a moderate amount of good, healthy salt is essential. You need high-quality salt to replenish the electrolytes that are lost whenever you sweat, and to provide your body with the potassium, calcium and magnesium that it needs to maintain good health on a cellular level.
While it is best to avoid heavily processed, chemically refined white salts, supplementing your diet with healthy salt can help you to:
- detoxify your cells
- improve your digestive health
- achieve optimum pH balance
- neutralize the acidic residues that build up in your tissues as a result of poor diet, pollution and stress
- maintain vascular health
- reduce your chances of developing rheumatism, arthritis and gout
Supplementing your diet with healthy salt can also boost your bodies ability to retain water, and encourage the proper oxygenation of your cells. Our range of healthy, highly beneficial salts can be ingested, mixed with water to create an alkalising, mineral-rich brine solution or dissolved in your bath to provide you with an effective means of detoxifying the body
This salt from the Himalayas is known as "white gold." Together with pure spring water, Himalayan Crystal Salt offers all the natural elements exactly identical to the elements in your body -- the very same elements originally found existing in the "primal sea."
Containing all of the 84 elements found in your body, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt include:
- Regulating the water content throughout your body
- Promoting healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells
- Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging
- Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
- Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract
- Supporting respiratory health
- Promoting sinus health
- Prevention of muscle cramps
- Promoting bone strength
- Regulating your sleep -- it naturally promotes sleep
- Supporting your libido
- Promoting vascular health
- In conjunction with water, it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure