Unrefined, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt that is.  Unrefined Himalayan Sea Salt is very beneficial and good for the pink-salt_300proper functioning of your body.  Unrefined Himalayan Sea Salt can contain as many as 84 minerals and trace elements which individually and synergistically work together for the proper functioning of virtually all body processes. These body processes are attributed to certain minerals, each mineral needs one or more other minerals to properly function. For instance, a proper calcium-phosphorus balance is necessary to the body in that an imbalance reduces resistance to disease, increases fatigue, weakens intellectual faculties and leads to premature aging. Magnesium can only be used if calcium and phosphorus are in a proper balance. An overabundance of one mineral can result in a deficiency of another. Obtaining minerals from whole food sources provides the body with the wide variety of minerals it needs. Supplementing with one or two minerals is rarely a good idea unless it is under the supervision of a doctor or nutritional counselor. certain body processes. Refined, processed salt is extremely bad for you.  Processing salt involves the use of aluminum, ferrocyanide and bleach.  These toxic materials replace the healthy minerals in unrefined salt and add to the toxicity of your body.We do not use flowing or "anti-clumping" agents as commonly added to regular table salt such as aluminum hydroxide, refined sugar, stearic acid, sodium ferrocyanide, calcium phosphate and other undesirable additives. Since ancient times, salt has been revered as a precious mineral – once traded ounce per ounce for gold. Salt has played an important role throughout history and was even used as currency in Roman times. Now what's really interesting about processed table salt is that it's missing over 80 minerals. But commercial salt suppliers only put ONE mineral back in -- iodine. That's because the lack of iodine in processed salt caused goiters, so they put it back in creating "iodized salt." White table salt is ubiquitous today. Iodine is a naturally occurring mineral in the ocean. It's abundant in seafood and in Himalayan sea salt, but it's completely missing from refined white table salt and the synthetic form that's put back in is not easily used by the body. In fact the fluid retention experienced by eating white, refined, iodized table salt is due to the body's natural defense mechanism to hold water in the body to neutralize this toxin. That's the water retention you hear about eating too much white table salt. But 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? Why Pink? The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt's rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content. Benefits In the same manner that vitamins and minerals are perfectly packaged in fruits and vegetables, because this salt was formed naturally the minerals within the sodium work in synergy. (Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.) Iodine- Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn't need to be artificially added in. Less sodium consumed per serving- Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains. Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements- Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity). Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can: ◾Create an electrolyte balance ◾Increases hydration ◾Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells ◾Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux ◾Prevent muscle cramping ◾Aid in proper metabolism functioning ◾Strengthen bones ◾Lower blood pressure ◾Help the intestines absorb nutrients ◾Prevent goiters ◾Improve circulation ◾Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals. Pink Salt vs. Sea Salt Even though pink salts come from the mountains, they are technically sea salts as well. All salt comes from a salted body of water—namely, an ocean or salt-water lake. However, Himalayan salt is said to be the purest form of sea salt. Why Table Salt is Inferior Commercial refined salt is not only stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures. In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container. These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up and then deposit in organs and tissue, causing severe health problems. Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is usually synthetic which is difficult for your body to process properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.