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Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Salt, and Nutrition

How does salt increase blood pressure? When you eat too much salt, which contains sodium, your body holds extra water to "wash" the salt from your body. In some people, this may cause blood pressure to rise. The added water puts stress on your heart and blood vessels. - Cleveland Clinic, Hypertension and Nutrition

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Salt Alternative for Your Health & Well-Being

Our bodies need a variety of salts (not just sodium), for optimal biological functioning. Boulder Salt® is the first healthy salt product on the market to combine all the important electrolytes into a single product and in a ratio that approximates what should naturally exist in our bloodstream.


Boulder Salt® is a unique blend of nutritional healthy salts. Each serving contains 40% less sodium than traditional table salt and sea salt, and also supplies the body with magnesium, potassium and calcium. Salts that every body needs. We’ve produced the first truly healthy salt!

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The Salt for Every Body

Calcium is best known for its role in strengthening bones and teeth but it brings a whole lot more to the table than most people realize. It helps carry messages between the brain and body, works alongside magnesium for muscle contraction, and is key in both nerve transmission and the release of hormones and enzymes into the bloodstream.

Milk and other dairy products like yogurt and cheese are excellent “go-to” sources of calcium. For non-dairy sources consider kale or collard greens, tofu & molasses.

Boulder Salt has 75 mg  of calcium per 1/4 teaspoon.

Sodium is critical to our survival, It plays a role in nutrient absorption and transport, proper nerve conduction, muscle contractions, and maintenance of blood volume and blood pressure. Sodium also works in tandem with potassium to maintain proper balance of fluids in the body.

The first truly healthy salt, Boulder Salt has 40% less sodium than traditional table salt and sea salt. And a balanced ratio of sodium to potassium, which along with magnesium, helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Potassium like sodium, is critical to maintaining good health and proper metabolic function in the human body. It plays a key role in proper hydration, muscle contractions, regulating heart rate and stabilizing blood pressure.

Avocados, mangoes, bananas, baked potatoes and yams are great sources, as are raisins and coconut water.

Boulder Salt offers 154 mg of potassium in a single 1/4 teaspoon!

Magnesium plays a crucial role in over 300 metabolic reactions within the human body. It is required for energy production, contributes to the formation of our bones and is needed for our bodies to produce DNA, RNA, and many other important molecules. Like sodium and potassium, magnesium is also involved in nerve transmission, muscle contraction, and heart functioning. Magnesium as also been shown to have a calming effect on the brain and may help in preventing migraines.

Where can you find the best sources of magnesium? Nuts, green leafy vegetables and whole grains are top go-to choices. Boulder Salt® is also an excellent source,  providing 35% of the RDA in a single serving (heaping ¼ teaspoon).

Alkaline is the term given to the pH in our body when it is above 7.

Our bodies are self-regulating our pH levels every second, but our modern lifestyles expose us to increased acidity and toxicity. Processed foods, pollution, and contaminants are the culprits.

When our bodies are overly acidic our health becomes compromised, and we become susceptible to the growth of harmful bacteria and organisms. An acidic pH is associated with obesity, allergies, disease and even cancer. When our body is too acidic, it can pull alkaline rich minerals from our bones. This can cause fatigue and increases the risk of osteoporosis. If you put the focus on eating and drinking more alkaline foods, your body will see fewer health issues, and you’ll just feel better.

Most fruits and vegetables are alkaline, as is green tea and the first truly healthy salt –  Boulder Salt.

The Importance of pH

An alkaline environment is the body’s first line of defense in fighting off disease and staying healthy. Unlike traditional table salt and sea salt, Boulder Salt is alkaline. It also has 40% less sodium, is an excellent source of magnesium and tastes great! It is a low sodium salt alternative that can give you all of the benefits of your much needed sodium but without going overboard. The combination of additional minerals makes this a perfect electrolyte replacement. 

Boulder Salt can be used as a 1:1 replacement in cooking, baking and food prep. Adding Boulder Salt to a bottle of water is an easy way to boost your electrolyte levels and your alkalinity. This is an extremely useful natural salt alternative–a healthy salt that will meet your sodium requirements while being a healthy salt. And it does all of this while maintaining the flavor you want from your salt. 


Boulder Salt – A Low Sodium Salt & Healthy Salt Alternative

Many people are trying to reduce sodium in their diets, but a healthy salt alternative is more complicated than just lowering the amount of sodium. Boulder Salt was created to be much more than a truly healthy salt alternative for everyone.  It has transformed salt and here is how.

Most people can benefit from reducing their sodium intake but not for the reasons they often hear or read about.  Taking sodium out of your salt isn’t the key to a healthy salt alternative.  Making sure it’s properly blended with the other key electrolytes is! Processing sodium without these complementary electrolytes is hard on the body.  Processing sodium with them is ideal for the body.  Removing too much sodium from a salt blend decreases the salty flavor we love so much. Some salt alternatives even have a bitter, metallic taste, while others contain contaminants and additives that are not at all healthy. 

Boulder Salt uses a precise blend of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, bicarbonate, and potassium, as well as sodium. This combination makes Boulder Salt a healthy salt alternative with a clean salt flavor, and a low sodium salt because it contains 40% less sodium than table salt. 

Boulder Salt doesn’t simply reduce the sodium in your diet. It is made of a healthy combination of minerals that your body needs, so it naturally has 40% less sodium.  The sodium has been replaced with the right balance of other electrolytes instead of simply being removed.  It tastes wonderful on food, and with its mild taste, you can also stir it into drinking water for an easy, healthy hydration drink, making it a perfect low sodium salt alternative that restores and regenerates you after exercise or work.

At Boulder Salt, we are passionate about healthy salt.  We invite you to learn more about why Boulder Salt is truly a healthy salt alternative, and how it can boost your hydration, performance & health.  If you are ready to order, check out our online store! Or you can always stop by one of our friendly and knowledgeable retailers

Have questions? Check out our answers to frequently asked questions or contact our salt experts directly!

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