Some interesting facts about chloride:
- Chloride is an electrolyte
Chloride is one of the electrolyte minerals (the others are calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium), which carries an electrical charge, which is negative for chloride. Because electrolytes have electrical charges, they can move easily back and forth through cell membranes. This is important because as they move into a cell, they carry other nutrients in with them and as they move out of it, they carry out waste products and excess water.
- Chloride works with the other electrolytes
Chloride works with the other electrolytes to help regulate the level of fluid between the cells, throughout the whole body.
Chloride is one of the electrolyte minerals (the others are calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium), which carries an electrical charge
- Heavy perspiration can cause chloride to be lost
Heavy perspiration from high levels of physical activity or simply from high daytime temperatures cause cause a great deal of water loss through the perspiration, in which a high amount of chloride can be eliminated.
- Sufficient betacarotene is needed to absorb chloride
Sufficient amounts of betacarotene is required so that the body is able to assure adequate uptake of chloride from the foods eaten.