We are reading a lot these days about cutting salt intake. Most reports do not make a distinction between natural sea salt and commercial salt. It is the commercial salt which accounts for most of the salt consumed in America today. Unfortunately, most of the commercial salt is refined and stripped of the numerous naturally occurring trace minerals and elements. Iodine compounds and various anti-caking compounds are added. The potassium, calcium, magnesium and other minerals naturally found in sea salt which play an important role in blood pressure maintenance are stripped out. The more active we are, and the hotter the temperature, the more we need salt. But it needs to be our biologically compatible sea salt and not our commercially refined salt. Our Trapani Sea Salt, the delicious and healthy Fleur de Sel as well as our Himalasalt should be a part of your diet since they do contain the trace elements.