In the last post we talked about the salty facts and how solar dried sea salt was the way to go if you want to enjoy your salty pleasure with a little less guilt. Well, lets dive a little deeper, no pun intended, and look at one specific mineral that is found in solar dried sea salt and adds another exciting benefit to eating salt, it’s strontium.
Strontium is the 15th most abundant element in the earths crust and it is found in significant amounts in sea water. As far back as 1966 samples of ocean water were tested for levels of Strontium and it averaged 7.2 -7.8mg per liter and it didn’t matter which ocean your salt water came from or how deep or shallow the areas from which it was collected were.
But your probably asking, ok, so it is in my sea salt but why is it “an exciting benefit”? Well…. Let me tell you, studies have shown that strontium actually helps to rebuild bone density for people with osteoporosis. It does this is two ways, the first is that it encourages the growth of osteoblasts (bone forming cells) and reduces bone reabsorption. This was found in invitro studies (petri dishes). But the studies don’t stop there! In a double blind study with 160 early postmenopausal women with low vertebral bone density were given 1g of strontium a day and they showed an increase in bone density where as those given a placebo did not. In another double blind study with 353 women with osteoporotic fractures they recieved 2g of strontium a day they had an increase in bone density of 2.97% compared to the placebo group. Over all the studies showed a 44% reduction in vertebral deformities in osteoporosis patients and 41% less chance of hip fractures.
So if this doesn’t get you excited I don’t know what will! But here is the skinny. We’ve tested the Solar Dried Sea Salt from New Zealand and it contains 16 parts per million of strontium! So boost your bone density by switching to Pacific Resources Solar dried Sea Salt from New Zealand.
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