Sodium is a primary Ion of the electrolyte within the Body. It is a versatile element. It occurs in more than eighty different forms. It helps to regulate the water in and around the Body Cells. Sodium is commonly found in table salt. It is a necessary mineral for the Human Body. Sodium is a regular part of Food supply. It is found in both Meats and Vegetables. It regulates the Blood Pressure and maintains the Acid / Base balance in the Body. It is also present in Rock salt, Borax, and Soda.
Normal level of Sodium in the Body 2500 milligram per deciliter ( mg/dl )
Functions of Sodium in the Body Sodium helps in Muscle Contractions, Nerve Transmissions, maintaining pH balance, and Hydration. It regulates the Fluid by balancing them. Sodium is an Electrolyte Mineral. It conveys Electrical signals. Sodium regulates the Cellular activity and Nervous system of the Body.
Benefits of sodium in the Body Healthy Hair Keeps the Heart Healthy Prevention of Muscles Cramps Helps in Regulation of the Fluids It Eliminates Excess of Carbon Dioxide from the Body Beneficial for the Teeth Polishing and reduces odor Fights against Radicals and keeps the skin Healthy and Youthful Maintains a balance between the positively and negatively charged Ions.
Effects of Sodium deficiency in the Body Deficiency of Sodium may cause HYPONATREMIA. Symptoms of Hyponatremia Nausea Fatigue Headache Weakness Twitching Muscle Cramps Hypothyroidism Excessive Sweating
Effects of Excess Sodium in the Body Asthma Cirrhosis Weight Gain Osteoporosis Stomach Cancer Extreme Thirst Kidney Diseases Water Retention High Blood Pressure Congestive Heart Failure
Daily requirement of Sodium in the Body 1000 to 2300 milligram per day ( mg/per day ). About One table spoon of table salt will meet the daily requirement.
Figures given in the bracket indicates amount present in milligram per 100 gram serving :