Colima High Mineral Sea Salt is the same salt that Ben Greenfield personally uses and recommends, is 100% all-natural, unrefined, handmade, organically harvested sea salt.
In contrast to this sea salt is refined table salt – the white stuff on the table at most restaurants or probably in your kitchen cupboard – and that is the same sodium source that those big food processors use to salt their foods. It is usually 99% sodium chloride, the last 1% is saved for the anti-caking agents. Problem is – these anti-caking agents are essentially heavy metals, which are toxic to your body.
Refined table salt has aluminum, ferrocyanide, and bleach in it. Anti-caking agents are added to increase its shelf life. The chemicals added to keep salt from absorbing moisture on the shelf interfere with one of salt's main functions: to regulate hydration in the body. The sodium chloride in table salt is highly concentrated, denatured, and toxic to your body.
Refined salt has that same burning effect on your internal tissues and causes a negative reaction: your body retains water to protect itself, and your cells release water to help dilute, neutralize, and break down the salt. This loss of water dehydrates and weakens your cells and can even cause them to die prematurely. It is poisonous to your body and is responsible, in great part, to the onset of many terrible diseases including thyroid and metabolic dysfunction.
So what's the alternative to common, nasty, iodized, sodium chloride and chemical laden table salt?
Sea salt, particularly Colima Sea Salt.
Natural sea salt contains 80+ trace minerals including potassium and it is only 92% sodium chloride. It is free of aluminum and other toxic substances table salt is exposed to during the refining process. Sea salt is also known for its coarse, crunchy texture and superior ability to make any food taste amazing.
Colima Sea Salt is from La Laguna de Cuyutlán – the same place in Mexico where the Aztecs got their salt over 500 years ago. Traditional salineros (salt farmers) harvest this salt using an organic, 100% renewable process (evaporated naturally by the sun) to protect the environment and wildlife.