Hi, this is Dr. Starkey. Welcome back to Trace Your Day.
Today’s topic that I’d like to talk about is a frequently asked question, especially from our new consumer standpoint when they pick up our #1 selling product which is ConcenTrace and they always ask the same question almost as a concern: “Why is there so much chloride in a dosage in ConcenTrace?” and I’d like to address it this way if I could.
One, I typically like to take everything back to food first and where we should be getting this electrolyte. For instance, a half a cup of quinoa has 159 mg of chloride. How about a medium potato? 926 mg of chloride. Acorn squash, 1 cup: 896 mg. A cup of orange juice: 496 mg. How about a medium sized banana: 422 mg. Soy milk: 296 mg. Kidney beans: 359 mg. The reason why I do that is… let me back up here. How about a cup of yogurt? 625 mg.
Now, I know of no one that’s calling me up and asking the question: “Why is there so much chloride in a banana, or a potato, or a cup of orange juice, or in my yogurt?” And we just don’t ask that question because sometimes we’re surprised when we hear the information that there is this naturally occurring electrolyte in our typical food stuff.
The question that I have and the concern that I have is especially when we start looking at the breakdown, the minimum requirement for chloride for adults is about 700 mg per day. That’s minimum. So in one dosage of ConcenTrace, we have 650 mg in 40 drops.
When you compare that to a cup of yogurt, that’s pretty similar. I hope that that kind of puts that to rest, that fear of that seems like an awful lot in comparison to all the other trace minerals. But this macro electrolyte is so invaluable to our overall well-being. Let me explain that.
When we’re trying to keep our immune systems healthy and strong, remember, 80% of that immune system starts in the gut. And when that hydrochloric acid, that gut acid, one of the main constituents of that is chloride. And of course, the older we get, the less our bodies produce. This is another reason why it’s so important to make sure that we’re putting that proper chloride in on a daily basis is to help maintain and sustain that proper gut function.
Of course, it plays a key role in not only our immune system but our nervous system. It plays an important role in keeping our joints and tendons youthful or agile. Every cell in the human body is surrounded by chloride. This electrolyte gets completely overshadowed by the potassiums, the magnesiums, and sodium and calcium, but remember none of them function like they should without this electrolyte chloride.
I hope that information helps you. I hope that as we compared it back to food, especially the foods we are most familiar with that this helps you understand why that naturally occurring chloride is available in this product. And remember, this product is a low sodium concentrate so it meets those low sodium standards for those individuals that are on a low sodium diet.
I hope this information puts to rest that concern about chloride, and until next week, best of health.
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