Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt contains the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements just like Mother Earth intended. It is an unrefined, unprocessed “raw” salt that’s hand-mined from abundant salt caves that were formed 250 million years ago as ocean salt settled in certain geologic pockets around the earth.
Most of the western world thinks of salt as sodium chloride, which is a highly refined, processed white substance that’s devoid of nutrients. Salt is so devoid of nutrients, in fact, that in the early 20th century, doctors noticed that people who ate white table salt started to suffer chronic degenerative diseases such as goiter. This was caused by the lack of iodine in the salt. Now what’s really interesting about processed table salt is that it’s missing over 80 minerals. But they only put ONE mineral back in — iodine. That’s because iodine is the one mineral that causes the most obvious disease. Iodine is a naturally occurring mineral in the ocean. It’s abundant in seafood and in real sea salt, but it’s completely missing from refined white table salt.
Now iodine is added to table salt, creating “iodized salt.”
Why would you want to eat salt that’s been artificially enriched with ONE mineral when you could be eating salt that naturally contains eighty-four minerals?
You may notice a lot of processed salt companies now claiming to offer “sea salt.” The truth is, virtually all salt is sea salt because it all came from the sea at one time or another in the Earth’s history.
The term “sea salt” is essentially meaningless. White processed salt can still be called “sea salt” even though it is devoid of full-spectrum sea minerals.
The way to tell if your salt is really full-spectrum salt is to look at the color. If it’s pure white, it’s not full-spectrum. White salt is just like white sugar: It’s missing the key supporting minerals and nutrients your body needs.
Full-spectrum salt always has a non-white color. Celtic Sea Salt, for example (which is really good salt) has a brownish sandy color. Pink Himalayan salt is a sort of sandy rose color. All the truly natural full-spectrum salts are sandy or brownish in color.
Where it comes from
Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt comes from the Himalayan Region of the Karakoram mountain range located 400 miles from the Hunza Valley in Pakistan.
These salt deposits are roughly 250 million years old, meaning they were deposited long before the earth became polluted with heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs. While there is really no such thing as “organic” salt, this is probably the most pristine salt you’ll find anywhere on the planet. Eating this salt is a lot like going back in time and consuming minerals from pre-industrial Earth.
Note: If you have high blood pressure or eat a lot of salty processed foods, then obviously don’t add more salt to your diet. Instead, replace the junky processed salt in your diet with Himalayan pink crystal salt.