Redmond Natural Mineral Salt is 100% pure salt drawn from underground mines. It is listed for use alongside organic production. Pure mined Rock Salt tastes better, it is free of chemicals, heating additives, aftertaste bitterness and pollutants. Stock prefer natural mineral salt and it is more economical because it lasts longer. It is the best natural trace mineral salt available for cows, sheep, horses, goats, and deer. Listed for use in organic production by Organic Materials Review Institute.
Redmond Natural Trace Mineral Salt is almost pure salt (95% sodium chloride), yet it provides livestock with many needed trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, copper, iodine, iron, phosphorous, manganese and zinc. Redmond's unique flecks of color are the result of more than 50 natural trace minerals essential to the body.
In ancient times, a great salt-saturated sea existed near Redmond, Utah. Water from the sea eventually evaporated, leaving a bed of rock salt where it lay undisturbed for thousands of years. At some point, during the earth's Jurassic era, a range of volcanos erupted around the ancient sea bed, sealing the salt with layers of thick volcanic ash, protecting these precious deposits against the pollution that man would eventually introduce into the environment. Redmond extracts this salt from deep within the earth and brings to us its pure, natural state-without any additives, chemicals, or heat processing.
Normal salt begins as a saline solution. Then after processing and kiln drying at temperatures of 350-400 degrees, its natural state is changed and nearly all trace minerals are lost. Chemicals are then used to bleach the salt, prevent caking and make it free flowing.
Sodium is crucial for maintaining the health of every cell in the body. It permeates the fluid between cells (often called the "extracellular fluid") and potassium exists mainly on the inside of the cells (in the "intracellular fluid"). If either of these minerals is deficient or in excess, cell permeability becomes compromised and the health of all the cells suffers.
Each of us contain from four to eight ounces of salt. Salt helps maintain the normal volume of blood in the body and helps keep the correct balance of water in and around the cells and tissues. It is also necessary for the formation and proper function of nerve fibers, which carry impulses to and from the brain, and plays an important part in the digestion of food and is essential in making the heart beat correctly.
The sodium found in salt is an essential nutrient. Sodium, together with calcium, magnesium, and potassium, helps regulate the body's metabolism. In combination with potassium, it regulates the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and is also necessary for proper muscle functioning. If we don't get enough sodium chloride, we experience muscle cramps, dizziness, exhaustion, and in extreme cases, convulsions and death. Salt is essential for our well being just as it is for our animals.
Ingredients: Crushed mineral rock salt.
Calcuim 0.85% Max - 0.35% Min; Phosphorus 0.02% Min; Salt 96.0% Max - 91.0% Min; Magnesium 0.06% Min; Potassium 0.03% Min; Sulfur 0.07% Min; Maganese 5 ppm Min; Zinc 3 ppm Min; Iron 300 ppm Min; Copper 6 ppm Min; Iodine 10 ppm Min
Feeding Directions: Cows, horses, sheep, and goats: May be fed free choice and/or mixed with other rations according to nutritionist or veterinarian recommendations. Swine and poultry: Mix with other rations according to nutritionist or veterinarian recommendations. Provide plenty of fresh clean water at all times.
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