What is the best way to use mySALT™?
Use mySALT™ the same way you use regular salt. It is fantastic sprinkled on foods and added to recipes. Additionally, adding mySALT™ to low sodium products is a great way to boost the flavor of otherwise bland food. While mySALT™ is delicious, it is meant to be consumed on foods and not on its own, so don't eat it straight from the bottle.
What makes mySALT™ different from other salt substitutes?
mySALT™ has the added dietary benefits of two nutrients, potassium and lysine, which are essential to good health. Food scientists have searched for decades for an alternative to salt. Potassium chloride has been the closest known alternative. While it does have a salty flavor, it leaves a bitter, metallic aftertaste. Our process masks that aftertaste while highlighting the salty flavor.
Why is potassium important?
Potassium is a very important nutrient because it helps to lower blood pressure, prevent bone loss, and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones. Potassium appears to blunt the blood-pressure-raising effects of salt, at least in part by causing the body to excrete more sodium into the urine. The National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine found the case for potassium so compelling they raised the recommendations from 3,500mg per day to 4,700mg. In addition to being a delicious salt substitute, mySALT™ is a great way to add potassium to the diet.
What is L-lysine, and why do we need it?
L-lysine is an essential amino acid needed for growth and to help maintain nitrogen balance in the body. Adding lysine to the diet helps ensure adequate absorption of calcium and the formation of collagen for bone, cartilage and connective tissues. Because lysine interferes with the replication of herpes viruses, doctors often prescribe it to people with cold sores.
Persons on a potassium restricted diet should consult their physician before using any salt substitute. mySALT™ contains 356mg of potassium per 1/4 teaspoon. One serving is similar to a small banana.