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Combined with Hydrogen, Chloride makes Hydrochloric acid,
better known as stomach acid.
IN THE BODY
If the body has too much Chloride, it simply disposes of
it as it would any other liquid-in the stool
or urinary tract. If your diet is high in salt, the loss
of Chloride can be greater during urination.
If you are in the early stages of rickets, cirrhosis of the
liver or pneumonia, the body does not
absorb the proper amount of Chloride.
Lack of Chloride does not occur too often. When it does,
it is known as Alkalosis, and this takes
places when you sweat or work too hard. Lack of Chloride in
the body can cause loss of strength,
balance and appetite.
Salt, yeast, packaged meats, olives, seaweed and bread are
all natural forms of Chloride.
Although the daily requirement is 750 mg, most Americans
consume an average of 5000 mg a day in their diets.
You can’t really overdose on Chloride. The same affects
having too much salt in your diet
(high blood pressure, clots, heart and kidney disease and anemia)
can take place with too
much chloride. Again, this usually comes with too much salt
in your diet.
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