Characteristics of chlorine

How to provide chlorine to the body

What is chlorine?

Chlorine (Cl) is a very abundant mineral in the sea and necessary in nature.

We usually find it associated with other elements in the form of chloride salts, such as sodium chloride, known as common salt.

Where can chlorine be found?

Sodium chloride or common salt is made of sodium and chloride

In our organism, it supposes amounts slightly superior to 0.15% of the weight of an adult person. It is stored in some tissues of the skin and bones, but it is necessary to provide it through diet foods, so as not to create deficiencies or excesses.

We also find it in the blood as Cl– and in the form of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

Chlorine sources

It is present in most foods of both vegetable and animal origin. It does not usually need to be supplemented since they are able to cover their intake needs with a varied and balanced diet.

Chlorine supplements

In the form of supplements we can find chlorine in the following ways:

  • General vitamin supplements: in the form of tablets or capsules. They have a content of mineral salts and vitamins that help minimize possible deficiencies. For example, “Pharmatonvit”: contains pyridoxine hydrochloride and chromium chloride, among other substances.
  • Sodium chloride: used for electrolitherapy. We find it in the form of serum, vials or in solution. In cases of dehydration or a very intense exercise where there is a significant loss of electrolytes, chlorine is usually supplemented. Under normal circumstances this extra contribution is not made because it is not considered necessary and because its excessive consumption can cause diarrhea, sweating or even vomiting.
  • Potassium chloride: used to normalize potassium levels in the body. We found it in the form of phials. It is used when there is a deficit of potassium in our body. An excess intake of this mineral can lead to cardiac arrest.
  •  Magnesium chloride: used to cover the deficits of magnesium in our body.

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26 June, 2019

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