Tikun Ormus - Benefits of Chloride
Chloride is a highly important and vital mineral required for both human and animal life.
Without chloride, the human body would be unable to maintain fluids in blood vessels, conduct nerve transmissions, move muscles, or maintain proper kidney function.
Chloride performs many beneficial and important functions, however it is also rapidly excreted from the body.
For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin.
Chloride is required to produce a large quantity of gastric acid each day and is also needed to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes.
2 main beneficial chlorides which most people are familiar with are:
- Potassium Chloride
- Magnesium Chloride
Chloride Deficiency symptoms
A deficiency of chloride is rare, however, when it does occur, it results in a life-threatening condition known as alkalosis, in which the blood becomes overly alkaline.
pH Balance of blood is very essential.
Alkalosis may occur as a result of excessive loss of sodium, such as heavy sweating during endurance exercise, and in cases of prolonged vomiting and diarrhea.
Symptoms include muscle weakness, loss of appetite, irritability, dehydration, and profound lethargy.
Hypochloremia may result from water overload, wasting conditions, and extensive bodily burns with sequestration of extracellular fluids.
Deficiency of chloride can occur when sodium chloride is restricted during the active phase of general oedema or hypertension.
The symptoms produced are same as that of sodium chloride deficiency.
Excessive loss of salt from body due to perspiration can results in heat cramps.
Heat cramps are the intermittent, involuntary spasm of muscles that occur in an individual who is physically active (for example, working or exercising) in hot or humid weather.
They are often associated with dehydration.
Heat cramps usually affect the major muscles that are being stressed in the hot environment.
Most often these are the thigh and leg (quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius), the core muscles (abdominal wall and back) and the arm muscles (biceps, triceps).
Teeth and Hair Loss
Deficiency may lead to hair loss or loss of teeth.
It may also result in impaired digestion of food and derangement of fluid levels in body.
Excess Intake of chloride
Excess chloride is normally excreted in the urine, sweat, and bowels.
Excessive intakes of dietary chloride only occur with the ingestion of large amounts of salt and potassium chloride.
The toxic effects of such diets, such as fluid retention and high blood pressure, are attributed to high sodium and potassium levels.
Another situation in which increased blood levels of chloride are seen include diseases of improper waste elimination, which occurs in kidney diseases.
The mineral supplement chloride is very different from the gas chlorine.
Gas Chlorine is poisonous.
Chlorine is used for bleaching and some household bleaches which contain hypochlorites give off chlorine to produce their effect.
It they are swallowed, the stomach, gullet and mouth can be seriously irritated.