Product Review: Lo Salt

When I was at the official blogger area at the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo, I was handed this Lo Salt bag:

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I was excited because I'd spoken with a lot of people at the GFAF Expo who had been put on a low salt diet.

This is what was inside:

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I sprinkled it on some raw radishes and it was great! Tastes just like salt - no complaints here.

It's definitely more fine than the Morton's Kosher Coarse Salt I always use...

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But it's good! I like the taste.

Now, to take a look at the ingredients:

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Potassium Chloride:

As long as you don't have extra high levels of potassium, Addisons, kidney failure, severe burns or tissue damage, you should be ok with this one. Seems like a pretty strong ingredient, though...

Sodium Chloride:

This is another name for salt. It's pretty common knowledge to watch out for your sodium levels (hence why this product exists). Too much can cause asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure and more.

Magnesium Carbonate:

This is the anti-caking agent. It actually has the benefits of preventing migraines, fighting CPPD and it aids dialysis patients as well.

Are you on a reduced salt diet? Have you tried Lo Salt or another alternative?

Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sodium/NU00284/NSECTIONGROUP=2
http://www.drugs.com/potassium_chloride.html
http://www.drugs.com/mtm/sodium-chloride-inhalation.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/482564-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-magnesium-carbonate/