Chlorine. Properties and Functions

It is estimated that in the body there are about 75 grams of chlorine. The bones contain 30% of total chlorine. This part is interchangeable chlorine. Also found mainly outside cells: the plasma.

Properties of Chlorine
Linked to the sodium forms sodium chloride, and therefore have important role in maintaining osmotic pressure and acid-base balance. Also part of the gastric secretion to be part of hydrochloric acid.

Chlorine is found primarily in the digestive system and in secretions, where necessary. It is the cleaner of the body, expels waste, cools, purifies and disinfects.

Chlorine requirements

The chlorine needs are met without any problem with food, especially salt. These needs are estimated at between 1 and 2 g / day.

Chlorine Deficiency

Chlorine deficiency contributes to poor liver function and inflammation of glands. They can also appear muscle cramps, decreased appetite and intellectual apathy. This deficit can occur in case of diarrhea or vomiting of gastric acid.

When there is excess chlorine

In case of dehydration: loss of water or salt overload. Also in some renal diseases.

Sources of chlorine

Mostly taken by sodium chloride (salt) so it is very difficult to have a shortage of chlorine. Besides salt chlorine can be found in goat milk, which provides chlorine that due to its germicidal action, acts effectively on the plight of the kidneys.

Other major sources of chlorine in this element are: raw milk, fish, cheese, coconut, beets, radishes, dried figs, endive, watercress, cucumbers, carrots, leek, cheese Roquefort, Danish blue cheese, Swiss cheese, Italian cheese and all fresh vegetables. Addition of sodium chloride, all marine plants like algae. Quinton also plasma.

Issues minerals:

* Calcium: Properties and functions. Symptoms of excess or deficit
* Iron: functions, deficiency symptoms and causes of
* Magnesium. Its properties and indications
* Potassium: properties and functions
* Sodium. Functions and properties
* Phosphorus: Properties and Functions
* The sulfur. Properties and Functions

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