If you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle by alkalizing the body, certain types of salt (such as bamboo salt) may help. Here’s what you should know about salt and its alkalizing effects on the body.

First, Not All Salt Is the Same

Before we explain the alkalizing benefits of salt, it’s important to provide a bit of background. For starters, there are several different types of salt available on the market today, including natural options (like many types of sea salt) and processed ones (such as table salt).

Table salt is extracted chemically and contains mainly sodium chloride, which can have negative effects on the body if consumed in large amounts. It also lacks many of the minerals found in natural sea salt. Sea salt, on the other hand, is naturally rich in essential trace elements and is a healthier alternative to regular table salt. It can have a number of positive impacts on the body, including:  

  • Supporting digestion
  • Acting as an antioxidant
  • Replenishing electrolytes
  • Boosting immunity
  • Enhancing the pharmacological benefits of food

So, does salt alkalize the body? The answer depends on the type of salt you use. In general, most conventional salts are neutral with a pH of 7 (foods with a pH higher than 7 are alkaline). Himalayan salt is known to have a pH of 8.

High-quality sea salt, however, such as purple bamboo salt (also known as 9x bamboo salt) has a pH of 11.5, meaning that it’s highly alkaline. As a result, it helps neutralize acidic food and has an alkalizing effect on the body – especially when used in place of regular table salt.

Bamboo Salt: A Highly Alkaline Mineral Sea Salt

First developed by Buddhist monks a millennia ago, bamboo salt is a healthy salt that’s harvested from the South Korean coast. From there, it’s stuffed into bamboo pillars, which are then placed in an iron kiln and roasted over a high-heat fire up to nine times. Each additional firing session increases the salt’s alkalinity, as well as its purity and mineral content.

Bamboo salt is toxin-free and contains numerous bioactive minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and more. These minerals are naturally anti-inflammatory and are known for their ability to prevent bone loss, maintain hydration, and support the immune system (just to name a few of their many health benefits).

Consuming bamboo salt as part of a well-balanced diet may help balance your body’s pH. Other ways to support better pH balance include drinking plenty of water and avoiding acid-forming foods and drinks such as sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed foods, alcohol, and coffee.

Where to Find Bamboo Salt

If you’d like to experience the alkalizing benefits of bamboo salt for yourself, explore PIOR Living’s line of therapeutic salts. There, you’ll find a range of high-quality bamboo salt in several forms, including crystal, powder, and tea. You’ll even find Bamboo Salt 9X, the purest, highest-quality salt on earth.

Need some inspiration on how to use bamboo salt? Feel free to dissolve it on your tongue, use it in your everyday cooking, or create a soothing foot bath with it.

Back to blog