Although sodium intake guidelines might have to be taken with a grain of salt (excuse the pun), for most people, we want to be able to provide the same savory, convenient superfood bone broth for our customers who are on a restricted-sodium diet.
Low Sodium Bone Broth
The average serving of regular LonoLife Bone Broth contains about 500 milligrams (mg) of sodium. This amounts to roughly 20% of the maximum amount of sodium the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you consume every day. According to the 2015-2020 "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" sodium consumption should be less than 2,300 mg per day "as part of a healthy eating pattern." The CDC adds that "nearly everyone benefits from lower sodium intake."
For those that are on a low-sodium diet for medical reasons, you'll be happy to know that we now offer Bone Broth with only 95 mg of sodium per serving. As of now, it's only available on our Amazon store. The reason why is we would love it if you rate our product. We are the #1 rated bone broth and collagen brand on Amazon. And you don't get to #1 on Amazon without customer reviews. We already have several 5-star reviews for our Low Sodium Bone Broth on Amazon. But we want more. We trust that you'll find our low sodium bone broth just as savory and delicious as our regular broth. However, we want your honest feedback. We will add Low Sodium Bone Broth to our website in the near future, but for now, it's only available on Amazon (with a 15% discount for your first purchase of LonoLife Low Sodium Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth K-Cups.
(As of this writing, we only have Grass-Fed Beef available in K-Cups. Check back often or join our email list on LonoLife.com to get notified when low sodium Chicken Bone Broth is available. And if you don't have a Keurig machine, simply open the lid of the K-Cup, pour into a mug or bowl and add hot water.)
Benefits of Low Sodium Bone Broth
Lowering your sodium consumption may lower your blood pressure. This is especially true if you have high or borderline-high blood pressure. In addition, restricting your sodium may prevent fluid retention in the lower legs or abdominal cavity. People with chronic kidney disease and heart failure must control sodium intake to prevent volume overload, which increases blood pressure and causes swelling.
According to UptoDate.com, an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource, switching from a higher-sodium diet to a lower-sodium diet can modestly reduce blood pressure in people who have normal blood pressure. "When the sodium intake is lowered from 4,000 mg to 2,000 mg per day, blood pressure falls by 2 to 3 mmHg. This reduction may be as great as 10 mmHg over several years and can substantially lower the risk of heart disease," says UptoDate.com
Who is Low Sodium Bone Broth Good For?
If you take a blood pressure drug, consuming lower amounts of sodium may make the medication more effective. And according to UptoDate.com, a lower sodium intake has also been associated with a reduced risk of dying from a stroke, reversal of heart enlargement, and a reduced risk of kidney stones and osteoporosis.
Yes, it might be good to avoid reaching for that salt shaker at a restaurant. However, according to the CDC, only a small amount of the sodium most of us get from the diet is from the typical table salt shaker. In fact, the majority--over 70%--of the sodium the average American consumes is salt from processed foods and dining out.
Though your body requires sodium to work properly, too much may jeopardize your health. "Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart disease and stroke. Together, heart disease and stroke kill more Americans each year than any other cause," says the CDC.
Do You Need Low Sodium Bone Broth?
If you don't have a pre-existing health condition, you likely don't need low-sodium bone broth. That being said, though, some of our first Amazon reviews on LonoLife Low Sodium Bone Broth claim that although it has about one-fifth the sodium regular bone broth contains, it tastes just about the same. Therefore, either low-sodium or regular you can't go wrong.
But if you're an active, relatively healthy person, you likely do not need to worry about your sodium intake. That's because if you're a healthy person, you're not eating lots of processed/junk food. Moreover, if you're working out and sweating, you're excreting sodium and need more in your diet.
Furthermore, not all salt is created equal. The sodium chloride in LonoLife Bone Broth comes from mineral-rich sea salt. This is different than white table salt, which is highly processed and stripped of all other minerals.
Salt from sodium chloride plays several important physiological functions. It helps to regulate blood pressure and volume. And, it's necessary for proper nerve and muscle function.
A crucial electrolyte in muscle contraction, sodium is a key nutrient. And if your intake is too low, you can develop muscle cramps. Along with other trace minerals in the sea salt we use, sodium chloride is as important electrolyte. Along with nerve firing and muscle contraction, electrolytes also play a key role in fluid balance.
Keep in mind that ultra low-sodium diets can be hazardous to your health. In fact, not getting enough salt in your diet can increase fat deposits in the blood and increase insulin resistance. Furthermore, studies (like this one) suggest a low salt diet may cause heart failure.
That being said, however, high-salt diets may lead to stomach cancer. Moreover, anybody with salt-sensitive hypertension should cut way back on sodium chloride.
Where to Buy Low Sodium Bone Broth
Eventually, we will offer both Grass-Fed Beef Low Sodium Bone Broth and Pasture-Raised Chicken Low Sodium Bone Broth right here on LonoLife.com. For now, we are offering for a limited-time only, a 15% coupon (no code needed) for your first purchase of Grass-Fed Beef Low Sodium Bone Broth through our Amazon store. Keep in mind it's single serving low sodium bone broth available only right now in K-Cup formats (stick packs coming soon!). If you don't have a Keurig, just open the top of the K-Cup (or poke a hole in it, if you can't peel it back) and pour the low sodium bone broth powder into a mug or bowl and add 8 oz hot water.Continue reading