Sodium

Sodium Atomic Number 11

Introduction

Sodium also known as table salt is obtained through eating and drinking for the body and the body loses it mostly through sweat and urine. Most sodium is found in blood and in fluid around cells. Sodium is importent for the the bodies health because it balances your body fluids. Sodium also plays an important role in normal nerve and muscle function.


Sodium is in almost everything we eat and many people can intake to much and some to little but in older age groups people should tend to watch there intake of salt more often because of being at higher risks of health problems,such as high blood pressure. Younger age groups shoulnt have an over intake of salt either but they arnt at the same amount of a risk.


Recommended daily allowences for sodium is to not consume more than 2,300 millagrams, but for the people who require a low intake it is 1,500 milligrams.


Sodium is not just in one main food source its in almost every food and even drinks too.

Sodium is already in many other mineral substances at pharmacies without having to have just its own.


An average cost of any mineral substances at pharmacies can always range but most are higher priced. If you want to intake more sodium or intake less its mostly just based on watching what you eat and drink in a daily diet.

Sources of Sodium

Many people already know that you intake salt on a daily basis and that sometimes you can definetly intake too much, or too little. But a lot of people dont know the major risks of sodium intake. Too much salt often causes high blood pressure and that leads to many other health complications such as strokes or heart failure. Too little sodium effects your electrolytes that play essential roles in your health and well being which can be bad depending on how little of your intake and how long that little intake of salt lasts.

Bibliography

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