Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contains Sodium (Na)

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Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contain essential sodium for all animals and even a few plants(1*).

Sodium is used extensively in the human body for various activities and is represented by the chemical symbol Na(2*). Inside our bodies, the sodium is dissolved in water and becomes an ion (this means it carries a charge).

Sodium works together with potassium to create gradients. The two ions work together to create a transport system that exploits a basic principle of fluid dynamics(3*): Substances naturally flow from areas of most concentration to areas of least concentration. This means your body can use sodium groupings to draw water or molecules into and out of cells(4*). This is an oversimplification, but it's only meant to give you an overview of sodium's many functions within the human body. 

Potassium works alongside sodium to create the potential for the movement of chemicals and the transmission of nerve impulses.

Sodium deficiency is quite rare and usually only affects the very ill or those who exercise for prolonged periods (e.g., marathon runners)(5*). Symptoms include weakness, nausea, and muscle cramps(6*).

Sources Of Sodium

Seafood, Meat, Dairy, Fruits, Vegetables, Beverages (tea, coffee, beer & wine), and Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear)


     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Sodium
(2) Wikipedia: Hyponatremia (Sodium Deficiency)
LiveStrong: Sodium Deficiency
(4) Health Canada: Sodium
(5) Healthy Canadians: Sodium
(6) Medline Plus: Sodium in Diet