What is FortiSalt?
FortiSalt is an innovative, new patent-pending liquid dietary supplement. FortiSalt is designed to nutritionally fortify food anywhere that table salt is desired. Unlike table salt, sea salts, or even salts marketed for their trace mineral content, Fortisalt is designed to introduce a balanced range of essential minerals and trace minerals on nutritionally significant amounts through food.
Why do I need FortiSalt?
Because we need trace elements.* Most of our foods don't provide adequate levels of essential minerals and trace minerals.* While vitamins are important, minerals serve as the foundation of our health.* Minerals are needed for our bones (calcium and magnesium), muscle contraction, nerve conduction, etc.* Minerals work closely with vitamins in numerous biochemical processes in the body.* Unlike certain vitamins, humans are completely dependent on the foods they eat to provide essential minerals and trace minerals.*
Unfortunately due to several factors (commercial farming, fertilization with NPK fertilizer, food processing techniques, over consumption of overly processed, energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods), many of the fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy contain lower levels of minerals than they used to.* This decline in nutrition has been documented in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. These factors compound wherein it's extremely difficult for most people to get the essential nutrients they need from foods.*
How Does FortiSalt Taste?
Tasted straight, FortiSalt tastes salty - just like sodium chloride or sea salts do when applied directly to the tongue; however, FortiSalt's salty flavor comes from a broad range of mineral salts. We call FortiSalt the Gourmet Mineral Supplement, which you'll understand when you spray FortiSalt on your food. Added to food, FortiSalt enhances food's natural flavors (and nutrition) while adding a richness and depth you just won't find with ordinary or sea salts. To truly understand how FortiSalt tastes on food we say that FortiSalt doesn't necessarily taste like a better salt, but more like a salt added to better food. (i.e., like red, ripe, juicy tomatoes picked fresh from the garden).
How do I use FortiSalt?
FortiSalt is available in two sizes - a 8.5oz. (250ml) table and a 18.6oz. kitchen size. The table-size bottle contains a spray nozzle so you can spray FortiSalt directly onto your food and provides 50 servings. The kitchen size, which provides 110 servings, features a flip-top cap so you can easily measure and add FortiSalt to your favorite recipes.
But why is FortiSalt a liquid?
Salt originates from two places: it's either mined from the ancient sea beds - which is the form used in most common table salt products - or processed from sea water. Via the second method, using solar evaporation, seawater is concentrated until salt crystals form, which are then harvested, refined, processed and sold. Unfortunately, when harvesting salt crystals, many beneficial minerals precipitate out or they are viewed as 'impurities' and are deliberately processed out. The final result then is Sodium and Chloride. Even sea salts, which claim to contain higher amounts of potassium and trace elements, are still 98 to 99 percent Sodium Chloride.
While FortiSalt is a liquid, which may seem unusual to some, it contains a natural balance of sodium and chloride plus a beneficial balance of other essential minerals and trace minerals.
While it may take some time to get accustomed to using a liquid salt versus a granule or flake, once you try FortiSalt and see for yourself how dramatically it improves the flavor of food, the liquid form won't seem so strange.
Another benefit of the liquid form is that unlike table or sea salts that you have to sprinkle on your food and/or recipe, FortiSalt applied directly on food results in an even distribution of salt. How many times have you shaken table salt on your food and experienced 'spotty' or uneven salting which results in some portions of food being overly salty while other portions are under salted? FortiSalt's liquid form ensures a more even distribution of sodium plus - best of all - essential minerals and trace minerals, which will please your palate.
Can I cook and bake with FortiSalt?
Absolutely, FortiSalt enriches the flavor of your cooking and favorite recipes. FortiSalt, available in the kitchen-size bottle, which provides 110 services, has a flip-top cap, so you can easily measure, pour and use FortiSalt in your cooking. You can even use FortiSalt in your favorite canning recipes.
The one limitation to how FortiSalt can be used, though, is that the high magnesium and mineral content of FortiSalt will affect the viability of yeast, which when making leavened breads, will cause bread not to rise. Therefore, you will want to avoid using FortiSalt when making leavened breads.
What are the equivalency ratios for FortiSalt and table salt?
That is, how much FortiSalt should I use to replace a normal measurement of table salt? We generally recommend that you replace one teaspoon of salt with three teaspoons of FortiSalt. Doing so not only boosts the amount of essential and beneficial minerals, but it also reduces the level of sodium in your recipe. However, taste is a matter of personal preference. Some people simply don’t crave sodium like others do or their palates are very sensitive to salt. So, you may want to experiment by gradually adding incremental measurements of FortiSalt to your favorite recipe until you find the right amount of FortiSalt suited for you.
Will heat, refrigeration, or cooking alter the mineral content of foods made with FortiSalt?
No, the minerals will not be harmed or altered by common food preparation methods - i.e., cooking, baking, refrigeration, etc.
Is FortiSalt safe to take with my medications?
As with any dietary supplement you take, check with your physician first - especially if you have a medical condition and/or are taking medications. Some individuals, especially those who have renal (kidney) problems (who are on dialysis), high blood pressure, or heart problems (those with high-grade atrioventricular blocks), should check with their doctor first. FortiSalt is not recommended for individuals who have been prescribed a low-sodium diet by their physician.
I have a medical condition... is FortiSalt safe?
For individuals with a serious medical condition, it is advisable to always check with your physician before taking a new dietary supplement. FortiSalt does provide nutritionally significant levels of magnesium, an essential mineral. For the small percentage of individuals who have renal failure, a high-grade AV (atrioventricular) block, or are following a low-sodium diet, please consult your doctor first.
What are trace minerals and why do I need them?
There are two categories of essential element: Major (macro) minerals and trace (micro) minerals. Major minerals or macro-minerals are minerals that the body requires more than 100 milligrams of per day in order to properly maintain health. Major minerals include calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, and sulfur.
Micro or trace mineral or trace elements are those minerals which are essential, but of which the body requires less than 100 milligrams of per day. Trace minerals include chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, silicon, tin, vanadium, and zinc. Trace minerals are involved in important enzyme reactions in the body.* Chromium, for instance, is involved it sugar and fat metabolism*; copper participates in the metabolism of iron*; zinc is involved with nearly 25 enzymes involved in digestion and metabolism.* So, as you can see, trace minerals serve a number of important functions.*
Does FortiSalt contain Iodine?
Yes, one serving (one teaspoon or 8 full pumps using the sprayer) provide 25 micrograms of iodine, which translates to 17 percent of the Daily Value. Three services provide 75 mcg of iodine or 50 percent of the Daily Value for the essential trace mineral.
I take a mineral/colloidal mineral/trace mineral supplement, do I still need FortiSalt?
Maybe. You may find as you examine the label of your mineral supplement that you're not receiving the optimal level of trace elements even though you're taking a mineral supplement. FortiSalt is an easy, convenient, smart way to ensure you are providing your body with the essential minerals and trace minerals you need - besides it tastes great!* FortiSalt provides nutritionally significant amounts of trace minerals in a highly absorbable liquid form.* Plus, you may find that you no longer have to swallow a nasty tasting liquid or bulky capsule or tablet to obtain essential minerals and trace minerals. FortiSalt allows you to easily fortify the mineral nutrition in food as part of a healthier lifestyle.*