Recommended Dietary Intakes
Adults – 920 – 2300 mg
This Mineral Is Essential For
- water balance in the body
- muscle contraction
- stomach acid production
Most of the sodium we receive is from table salt, processed foods, soft drinks, meats, shellfish, condiments, snack foods, food additives, and over-the-counter laxatives.
We generally consume far too much sodium. It is more likely that we consume excessive sodium than too little. Excessive sodium intake can result in high blood pressure, potassium deficiency, liver and kidney disease.
Keeping sodium intake within reasonable limits is critical for long-term health.
Deficiency Can Cause
(Over-exertion can cause the deficiency).