ZEA salt substitute brings a wealth of goodness to the table. It addition to potassium, it includes other trace minerals such as iron, zinc and copper, which help maintain the proper potassium and sodium balance in the body. ZEA is vegetable-based, so it naturally assimilates in the body. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised at its uniquely satisfying taste, which isn’t harsh or acidic. In fact, ZEA enhances the taste and flavor of any food.
ZEA aligns with Ayurvedic practices, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a balance between the body, mind and spirit. One of its main pillars is a diet guideline for eating, which includes the therapeutic measures in terms of herbs. ZEA was crafted by YUGA Health in harmony Ayurveda practices.
Zea Salt is 100% natural, fine white, crystalline granular salt from natural sea green algae processed by simple purification without synthetic solvents.
Across the globe, most people consume too much salt — on average, 9–12 grams per day, or around twice the maximum recommended level.
Today, U.S. government guidelines recommend that adults consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium/day. People with high blood pressure (hypertension), middle-aged and older adults, and African-Americans, should consume no more than 1,500 mg/day.
About two-thirds of all American adults have high blood pressure. In fact, the average 50-year-old has a 90% chance of developing high blood pressure as he/she ages.
Researchers found that a low-sodium diet reduced systolic blood pressure (top number of blood pressure) by 22.7 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (bottom number of blood pressure) by 9.1 mm Hg. The American Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health, also found that reducing dietary salt could save up to 150,000 lives a year in the U.S. alone.
In addition to the devastating effects on the body, a high sodium habit doesn't come cheap. Medical costs for cardiovascular disease are predicted to triple from $273 billion to $818 billion from 2010 to 2030. Cutting back on sodium intake by 1,200 mg/day could save $18 billion in medical costs each year.
Potassium is an essential mineral that plays a pivotal role in blood pressure health. A proper balance of potassium and sodium both inside and outside cells is crucial for the body to function properly.
Potassium is an electrolyte, a positive charged ion that must maintain a certain concentration in order to carry out its functions. That includes interacting with sodium to help control nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction and heart function.
Insufficient potassium intake (less than 3500 mg/day) contributes to high blood pressure and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Fact is, potassium is essential to heart health.