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Does "sodium" content on nutrition labels refer to the ion Na+ or to the full molecule NaCl?

The American label1 says "sodium", it does not say "salt". Surprising accuracy, but it really is just that one half of the salt molecule that counts and that is counted! It's really just the sodium. ...
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Is it a good idea to replace Sodium Chloride (NaCl) with Potassium Chloride (KCl) for everyday consumption?

From the context of your question I would say no. Increasing K+ intake is alright but completely eliminating Na+ from the diet would be a bad idea. In terms of the cardiovascular diseases like high ...
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How to lose water weight? Or prevent water retention?

For a healthy individual there are 2 main ways to lose water weight: To decrease sodium intake (this may take several days to become effective). A low-carb diet that results in ketosis (in as little ...
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Nutritional sodium deficiency -- documented cases?

Two case reports of hyponatremia in infants fed exclusively with almond, nut, chestnut and soy milk or a homemade sesame seed emulsion were identified. These cases appear to be due to inadequate ...
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What is the impact of electrolyte intake on weight loss?

You asked for any evidence, and we have this paper, Increased salt consumption induces body water conservation and decreases fluid intake which is interpreted in this newspaper article. Essentially, ...
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How low can you go on a low salt diet?

Assuming you are healthy, you will likely naturally regulate your sodium intake to appropriate levels. (Sodium is highly regulated by the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.) Too low and too high ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

The accepted answer is very good. I thought it might be helpful to supplement that answer with a comment about the concentration of sodium in an oral rinse, along with an actual BP (blood pressure) ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

Yes, there is increase in sodium absorption levels after rinsing mouth with salt water. This absorption is through oral mucosal lining. Increase in sodium is very little as compared to the daily ...
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Is chicken treated with sodium triphosphate classified as processed meat?

According the WHO (the organization that keeps a great list with everything that's definitely carcinogenic): "Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, ...
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Consequences of habitual overconsumption of water?

Your body should tightly control the water concentration (osmolality) via sensors in the brain (osmoreceptors) which send chemical signals (vasopressin) to the kidneys. These receptors are very ...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

Your kidneys will take care of that for you. They regulate the concentration of electrolytes in your blood. Usually, enough potassium is available in your food (e.g. coffee and bananas are rich in ...
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Specialist to treat low Sodium

No, your dad shouldn't see a hematologist. Hyponatremia (low plasma sodium levels) has several different causes. To mention just a few: certain medications, congestive heart failure, certain ...
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Affect of raw and diluted sodium on human

If you take 5 grams of salt without water, your kidneys will excrete the excessive sodium in order to maintain normal blood sodium levels. Since the kidneys can excrete sodium only together with water,...
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Is wanting to eat a lot of salt, a sign for something?

Salt cravings can be a sign of adrenal insufficiency or Bartter syndrome[1], so you should probably see a doctor and get checked out. If you have neither of those things, then you need to learn ...
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Kidney stones and sodium (salt)

1) Sodium is an essential nutrient so you need to consume it regularly. The safe minimum sodium intake for individuals who do not sweat excessively is said to be 200 mg sodium (500 mg salt) per day. ...
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Nutritional sodium deficiency -- documented cases?

Tea and Toast syndrome is a well-known cause of hyponatremia due to a diet with restricted salt/protein intake but abundant fluids ("tea and toast"), usually occurring among elderly who are ...
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Are dosages of Saccharin Sodium in food are non-carcinogenic?

The PubChem article you linked (National Center for Biotechnology Information, n.d.) stated that When heated to decomposition this compound emits very toxic fumes of SOx and NOx. It may also emit ...
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Difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt

Salt that is meant for human consumption refers to sodium chloride. Both table salt and salt tablets contain sodium chloride and not just sodium. They can both contain other naturally present or added ...
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Difference between Salt Tablets and Table Salt

According to Thought.co, table salt is 97-99% sodium chloride: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-table-salt-604008 with common additives being potassium iodide and sodium fluoride, and anti-caking ...
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Is there anything besides sodium to avoid to lower blood pressure?

The aging process itself can cause a stiffening of the blood vessels; also our genes, etc. In general, for people with hypertension, more potassium is better. One might use a salt substitute, like "...
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Does "sodium" content on nutrition labels refer to the ion Na+ or to the full molecule NaCl?

It refers to exactly what is says - Na. It would be Na not the ion. Na is not just from NaCl. It is in baking soda. Look up nutrition on table salt NaCl nutrition 100 mg NaCl has 38.758 mg of Na ...
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How low can you go on a low salt diet?

SODIUM REQUIREMENTS DEPEND ON THE SWEATING RATE Adequate intake for sodium for moderately active adults can range from 460 to 1,500 mg/day, depending on whom you ask (Nutrition Australia, USDA). You ...
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Do dietary potassium and sodium interact with eachother?

Dietary sodium stimulates the excretion of potassium into the urine and potassium stimulates the excretion of sodium, but when consumed in usual amounts, this does not result in abnormal blood ...
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What does sodium content on food items indicate?

While salt is an essential compound that the body needs, we need less than 0.1 grams of salt per day while a very strict low salt diet will lead to intakes of the order of a few grams per day. It has ...
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