Sodium is necessary for good health. It’s the primary electrolyte (mineral) in the fluid-part of the blood and around body cells. The body uses sodium to stay properly hydrated and to regulate plasma volume, nerve impulses, and muscle contraction. But too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease. It even contributes to osteoporosis by preventing your body from absorbing calcium needed for strong bones. What’s a good balance? Read more online from Dr. Don Hall and Wellsource.