Pink Himalayan Sea Salt from Onnit Labs
Are you worth your salt? Historically we’ve equated salt with value, and only in recent history has salt been maligned and misunderstood. Salt is not the enemy.
We've spoken extensively on The Bulletproof Executive about the amazing properties of salt, and discovered many biohacking tricks with it. Our favorite Bulletproof tip with salt can help you start the day with high energy:
Salt Hacking Tip
Mix a half teaspoon of a high quality sea salt like Pink Himalayan Sea Salt from Onnit Labs in a large glass of water first thing in the morning and drink the whole thing. Studies suggest this helps your adrenals get started. Many biohackers report that it’s like flipping on a light switch. This should not contribute to high blood pressure, and it can reduce adrenal stress.
Superior Himalayan Salt from Onnit Labs
When it comes to naturally acquired salt, there is no finer specimen than Pink Himalayan Salt. The pink color is actually indicative of the presence of valuable trace minerals, and the taste is unlike anything you would find in your local diner salt shaker. It hits the palate with a smoother flavor, the difference between a fine scotch and rubbing alcohol. Pink Himalayan Salt does not have that harsh, stinging bite which allows you to utilize it much more effectively as both a spice and as a dietary supplement. There is perhaps no simpler way to get the 84 trace minerals valuable to the body that mother nature has produced than to supplement your diet with real pink himalayan salt.
The salt deposits from which their Kosher Pink Himalayan Salt is mined are roughly 250 million years old, meaning they were deposited long before the earth became polluted with heavy metals, pesticides, or PCBs. While there is really no such thing as "organic" salt, this is probably the most pristine salt you'll find anywhere on the planet. Eating this salt is like going back in time and consuming minerals from pre-industrial Earth.
References on Salt
It's a shame that salt gets such bad publicity now, considering the bulk of scientific research that suggests it can have very positive effects on the human body.
- INTERSALT study
- Fatal and Nonfatal Outcomes, Incidence of Hypertension, and Blood Pressure Changes in Relation to Urinary Sodium Excretion
- Salt, Blood Pressure, and Human Health
- Salt, blood pressure and health: a cautionary tale
- Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion and Risk of Cardiovascular Events
- Effects of Low-Sodium Diet vs. High-Sodium Diet on Blood Pressure, Renin, Aldosterone, Catecholamines, Cholesterol, and Triglyceride (Cochrane Review)
- Low-salt diet increases insulin resistance in healthy subjects