Chlorine (Chloride) | Chlorine (Chloride)

Chlorine (Chloride)

chlorine - a bacteriacidal action on the body

chlorine – a bacteriacidal action on the body


Chlorine is an essential mineral occurring in the body manily in compound form (chloride) with sodium or potassium.

Chlorine compounds are found mainly in the cells.

Chlorine is a cleanser

Found in cerebra spinal fluid where it is aseptic (in pure form)


Regulates the correct balance of acid and alkali in the blood

Maintains pressure that causes fluids to pass in and out of the cells membranes (osmotic pressure)

To provide chlorine for the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

Helps to clear toxic waste products out of the digestive system

Deficiency Effects

Extremely rare, but chlorine deficiency can cause

Hair and tooth loss

Poor muscular contraction

Impaired digestion



Diarrhoea – especially with a vegan diet as vegetable consumption takes chlorine out of the body

When found in water can destroy vitamin E – a free radical – linked to cancer prevention

Dosage and toxicity

There is no dietary recommendation for chlorine because the average person’s salt intake is high and usually provides between 3 – 9 gm daily.

Diets sufficient in sodium and potassium provide adequate chlorine.

Daily intake of between 14-28gm of salt is considered excessive and the chlorine part of it is the problem not the sodium.

Medical and therapeutic Uses



Added to water for purification- because it destroys water-borne diseases such as typhoid and hepatitis having a bactericide action.

Helps distribute hormones

Aids in keeping joints and tendons in youthful shape.

Kills worms in the GI tract.

Good dietary sources

Kelp, rye flour, ripe olives, seaweed, animal products, and most foods, Chinese cabbage, radish, beets, coconut

Chlorine in the diet is provided by table salt in foods and through chlorinated water.

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