Can anyone shed light on the nutritional reality of 'unrefined crystal salt'?
Before I go into my main question, I'd like to mention that the term 'salt' is misused. The term 'salt' as generally (and wrongly) used today, refers to pure Sodium Cholride. In reality, pure Salt is a combination of essential minerals (one of which is Sodium Chloride).
For anyone who is unaware of this product, it is pure, organic salt (as opposed to the bleached, refined salt you find in processed foods & stores). Before people start labeling this salt as being identical to table salt, and mere 'quackery', please consider the potential for this product to offer health and performance benefits. The difference between natural rock salts and refined salt is seemingly as stark as the difference between refined sugar and an apple. Refined salt is a waste product - 99% sodium chloride, plus the addition of bleach & chemicals. Pure crystal salt is a 'living' combination of 84 essential minerals, formed by and containing the energy of the sun.
So, it makes sense to me that in a pure, unrefined state, this salt could offer health and performance benefits. We all know that society is full of examples of how healthy raw nutrition is processed into disease promoting 'refined hybrids', so is this the case with salt?