How Does Himalayan Salt Help – Skin and Heart Health
Want to know how Himalayan salt promotes skin health? Or exactly what elements are working to improve your heart health?
We talk a lot on this blog about the different ways that Himalayan salt can improve your health and wellbeing but this is the first time we’ll be taking a more detailed look into exactly HOW the properties of Himalayan salt can benefit your body.
As you probably already know, there are 84 minerals and trace elements found in Himalayan salt, we won’t be able to cover them all in this blog series, but let’s take a look at some of the most helpful elements and how they are strengthening your body and mind.
How does Himalayan Salt Promote Skin Health?
Zinc – helps your skin tissues to heal, and prevents scarring. Zinc also prevents acne by regulating the activity of your oil glands. Zinc also boosts your immune system which aids in the healing of wounds.
Iodine – aids in healing skin infections by increasing oxygen consumption and the metabolic rate of the skin.
Sulfur – Rashes, eczema, dry skin and acne are often due to sulfur deficiency, so this mineral can help to keep your skin clear and smooth.
Selenium – A powerful antioxidant, selenium boosts glutathione production in your body, decreasing acne. Combined with the zinc in Himalayan salt selenium also acts as a great anti-inflammatory, helping you to fight off free radicals.
How Does Himalayan Salt Support Your Heart?
Chromium – Low chromium levels can cause high cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease. Increasing your chromium intake increases “good” cholesterol.
Potassium – helps trigger your heart to pump. If you struggle with high blood pressure, heart palpitations or are worried about heart failure then it is recommended that you increase your potassium intake.
Iodine – Iodine is crucial for proper thyroid function and your heart is the recipient of most of your thyroid’s hormones. Inadequate iodine can significantly impact your cardiac function.
Magnesium – Magnesium balances out the calcium in your body, reducing the risk of your heart going into spasm. In fact, some health professionals believe that we could cut our rate of heart disease in half, simply by increasing our intake of magnesium.
Click here to view our range of Himalayan Salt products, and don’t forget to tune in next week for more information about how the minerals in Himalayan salt can assist with bone health, depression and weight loss.