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Sodium: Sodium is an essential electrolyte in the body and is vital to stomach acid and energy production, a normal balance of water and acid-alkali, muscle contractions and transmissions of nerve messages. Sodium is available in supplements and in a large variety of foods, including salt, processed and preserved foods, cheese, butter, margarine, and snack foods. Because of a high dietary intake of sodium, supplementation is generally unnecessary.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Sodium

Adequate amounts of Sodium are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Sodium

Adequate amounts of Sodium are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Sodium

Excessive intake of Sodium may involve the following risks:

Descriptions of Sodium

Sodium: A mineral needed by the body to keep body fluids in balance. Sodium is found in table salt and in many processed foods. Too much sodium can cause the body to retain water.
Source: National Institute of Health

Sodium : alkaline metallic element, symbol Na, atomic number 11.
Source: CRISP

Sodium: Other Names

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