You might be worried about the adverse effect of refined salt could also be found on bamboo salt. Then, you will go asking friend around you for a review of bamboo salt before making a purchase. While you are searching the relevant information regarding the pros and cons of bamboo salt, we would like to share with you a summary of user’s feedback from 14 years HK3 user experiences. This serves as a reference to help you to optimise the health benefits of bamboo salt, at the same time, to avoid the bamboo salt side effect that could happen.
Bamboo Salt Side Effect Versus Hypertension
According to recent scientific research, the unwanted secondary effect of salt is because it is the culprit of high blood pressure. The main ingredient contribute to hypertension is sodium. Bamboo salt does contain sodium. However, the sodium content in bamboo salt is much lower if compared with table salt. A 5 gram of refined salt has 2300mg of sodium; a 5 gram of bamboo salt has only 1750mg of sodium. In addition, the molecule size minerals found in bamboo salt is in micron level. It is small enough to move freely from blood stream to cells and vice versa without creating osmotic pressure. Therefore, it does not cause high blood pressure if consume in moderate amount (5 gram a day). Korean scientist further strengthen by scientific research, the conclusion as below:
Unlike other salts, Bamboo Salt does not induce hypertension (Kim, Yong-Sick, et. al., 2013)
Moreover, people with hypertension usually has very low calcium, magnesium and potassium intake. Among 70-80 types of minerals found in bamboo salt, calcium, magnesium and potassium appear in decent amount. To replace refined salt with bamboo salt for cooking is ideal for hypertensive people to improve minerals balance and lower blood pressure level. Hence, rather than focusing on limit sodium intake, people with high blood pressure may consider the concept of mineral balancing for long term blood pressure control.
Over consumption of any functional food or supplement is not recommended, this case is applicable to bamboo salt as well. Taking bamboo salt or minerals more than what you need does not help you improve health faster. On the contrary, it may elevate blood pressure level. HKIII suggests hypertensive people to start consuming bamboo salt from 2.5 gram mixing with 1.5 litre of plain water, drink little by little and finish it in a day. If you need more minerals, you could start consuming 5 gram bamboo salt with 1.5 litre water and drink for whole day. Adding of natural organic lemon with bamboo salt water will further help to reduce blood pressure level. The natural vitamin C found in lemon is highly bio-available, long term consumption of bamboo salt water + vitamin C may helps to clean blood vessels and capillaries. Some HKIII users have reported that numbness problem disappear after taking bamboo salt water with lemon.
Bamboo Salt Side Effect Versus Kidney Disease
Refined salt increases the burden of kidney and usually link with kidney disease. People with kidney failure should not drink salt water as the side issue is water retention. This is because the kidney couldn’t process as much sodium as normal people do. Nevertheless, minerals are essential to sustain life. Everyone needs it. Although people with kidney failure can’t take bamboo salt water, the good news is, they can use bamboo salt for cooking. Mixing of bamboo salt with food slows the absorption of sodium, hence, render enough time for a weak kidney to process sodium and reduce the risk of water retention.
For bamboo salt user, we recommend you to replace 6x roasted bamboo salt with purple bamboo salt (9x roasted). This is because the effective dosage of 9 times roasted bamboo salt is 1 gram, however, it is 5-10 gram of 6x roasted bamboo salt to have equivalent efficacy. At this point, people with weak kidney ingest lesser sodium while maintaining similar effectiveness.
Bamboo Salt Side Effect Versus Heart Failure
Heart failure patients could not take as much water and sodium as normal people. The recommended intake for people with heart function lower than 40% is 500ml to 1000ml fluid throughout the day. The sodium intake should limit below 2300mg, too. Consumption of water more than 1000ml increases the risk of heart failure edema (puffy leg swelling). The water retention starts from leg and slowly build up to the lungs and the patient will experience short breath. In this case, the recommended bamboo salt dosage is 2.5 gram mix with food for replenishing essential minerals. Please make it a point, you should limit your water intake (usually below 1000ml) to avoid swollen leg. Once you have your leg swollen, you should visit hospital for diuretic treatment rather than expecting natural foods or supplement can help.
Bamboo Salt Side Effect Versus Gout
Gout happens when there is too much uric acid accumulated in the body. Unlike all other mammals, human does not metabolize purine effectively. Instead, we breaks down purine into uric acid which is not easy to be removed from the body. As the level of uric acid build up in the blood stream, a medical condition called hyperuricemia occurs. In addition, uric acid will build up around joints and cause gouty arthritis. To remove accumulated uric acid in the body, minerals are essential. Gout people usually take bamboo salt to neutralize and remove excess uric acid. However, during the process of removal, swelling (usually on big toe, foot part) or gout bursitis (swelling) may occur. We encourage people who experience these recovery effects to continue taking bamboo salt water until the symptom disappear.
Bamboo Salt Side Effect Versus Asthma
People who drank bamboo salt and felt like having asthma symptom might be a misunderstanding. In fact, the short breath is because of water retention due to heart failure. The swelling usually starts from the soles of the feet and slowly move up to the upper part of the body. When the accumulation of water reaches lungs, it will cause “water on the lung” (pleural effussion from congestive heart failure), and the individual experiences short breath or asthma symptom. In this case, you are not recommended to drink bamboo salt water. Despite, for people with real asthma problem, the multi minerals of hk3 bamboo salt may help to relieve the symptom. High alkalinity of bamboo salt increases the oxygen in the blood stream. Higher oxygen level is crucial to treat asthma. The suggested way of consumption is having 1 sachet (5 gram) of bamboo salt with 1.5 litres of plain water on daily basis to improve asthma.
Bamboo Salt Detoxification And Recovery Effect (Healing Crisis)
Recovery effect or healing crisis often arise after few days consumption of bamboo salt as the detoxification process takes place. We have summarized the recovery effect with its relevant causes based on user’s feedback over 14 years.
|Recovery Effect (Healing Crisis)||Causes|
|Headache, dizziness, insomnia||Hypertension, lung problem, bacteria infection, migraine|
|Diarrhea||Lymphatic system, liver, nervous system|
|Sore throat||Respiratory system|
|Swelling||Kidney failure, heart failure, gout|
|Back pain||Kidney, back bone|
|Bleeding stool||Haemorrhoids (piles)|
|Smelly urine||Kidney, high protein intake|
|Difficulty in urination||Kidney|
|High blood sugar level||Liver, pancreas|
|High blood pressure level||Blood circulation problem, infection|
|Abnormal menstruation||Lymphatic system, hormonal system|
|No appetite||Lymphatic system|
|Increased appetite||Metabolism of cholesterol|
|Itchy eye, eye crust||Blood vessel of eye, high cholesterol|
|Itchy skin||Skin allergy, skin detoxification|
|Red spot on skin||Excretion of chemicals, skin allergy|
|Pimples, acne||Bacteria infection|
|Numbness||Blood circulation system, blood clot, physical injury|
Remarks: The table is only for reference and it is not served as a medical evidence to treat any disease.
Supplement, herbs or functional food which serve certain functions in improving health might have adverse effect as medicine, too. It requires years of effort in collecting reliable feedback from large amount of user to confirm specific unwanted effect towards people with different medical conditions. We are proud to share with you our experiences as above and we hope the information helps clearing your doubts.