Vitamin Is Essential For...
aids in the production of
stomach acid - hydrochloric acid.
maintenance of all body
nerve and muscle
A diet of unprocessed
natural foods provides more than enough chloride for human health. Just a pinch of table
salt contains about 250 mg, one-third of the RDA.
Excess chloride is usually
excreted in the urine and does not pose a threat. Sometimes however, increases in chloride
coincide with a diet high in salt an potassium. This creates an increased susceptibility
to high blood pressure.
Deficiency Can Cause...
Chloride deficiency is
extremely rare and is usually due to illness such as excessive vomiting, sweating,
diarrhoea, loss of appetite and muscle cramps. Symptoms include muscle weakness, loss of
appetite, and lethargy.