What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sodium requirements for human body

Sodium plays an important role in nerve function and muscle contraction. It is especially important in controlling the heart beat. Salt, therefore, is recommended for dehydration and low blood pressure.

Sodium also is present as an extracellular constituent and maintains the osmotic pressure and maintains the osmotic pressure of the extracellular fluid. The sodium content of the body is 1.4 kg.

There are no established dosage requirements for sodium. The human body requires approximately 0.5 g/day of sodium for the maintenance of fluid homeostasis and cell function.

The intake of too little or too much sodium can result in serious disorders. High levels of sodium in the body are associated with high blood pressure and hypertension.

The average intake range in Australia and New Zealand has been set at 460 – 920 mg/day for adults.
Sodium requirements for human body

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