Why Is Sodium Important to the Body?


It is important for osmoregulation and fluid maintenance of the human body. It also plays a pivotal role in enzyme operation and muscle contraction. Other health benefits of sodium include heart performance, nervous system and glucose absorption.
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Sodium Defined. Sodium is a universal mineral that the body utilizes to control blood pressure. It is an electrolyte that controls the extracellular amounts of fluid in the body,
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The sodium potassium pump is a protein embedded in the cell membrane. The concentration of sodium and potassium ions on each side of the membrane is different. I don't remember
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Although sodium has a lot of uses which have absolutely nothing to do with the body, it's most important uses is what it does in our bodies. Sodium actually helps to maintain our body fluid homeostasis. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium#Biological_role
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