Celtic Sea Salt for Sheep & Goats 80 essential minerals Celtic Sea Salts are moist crystals, light gray in color, totally unrefined. Containing over 80 essential, naturally balanced minerals, Celtic Sea Salt is safe and easily assimilated into your sheep or goats diet. Unrefined, natural sea salt is indeed healthy and vital to their well being. Your animals will drink more water and eliminate more toxins through urination. Celtic Sea Salt, natures electrolyte, enhances digestion and stabilizes bodily functions and fluids. WHAT IS CELTIC SEA SALT? Celtic Sea Salt, nature's electrolyte, is natural unrefined salt. Derived from pristine ocean waters, it is hand harvested annually. Celtic Sea Salts are moist crystals, light gray in color, totally unrefined. Containing over 80 essential, naturally balanced minerals, Celtic Sea Salt is safe and easily assimilated into your sheep or goats diet. Internal bodily fluids are returned to their proper balance when the Celtic Sea Salt is used according to instruction. THE MYTH We have been led to believe that refined sodium chloride is a safe, edible salt for animal consumption. It is only so in minute quantities. Whether in the form of blue animal salt blocks or red animal mineral blocks, large quantities of refined sodium chloride are hazardous to the health of animals. Research literature and medical experience have strongly cautioned against the use of such salt. Some have been highly critical of the use of salt in mammals. These conclusions have been based on refined sodium chloride not natural, unrefined sea salt. Celtic Sea Salt is natural salt in every sense of the word. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease. ISN'T SODIUM DETRIMENTAL? "Sodium is the predominant cation (an atom or group of atoms carrying a positive charge) of tissues, body fluids and blood plasma. Sodium is essential for digestive function, metabolism, nerve and muscular functions. However, the sodium in landlocked or refined salts hardens and has an altered molecular structure. This sodium will stubbornly remain in the body long after it has done its job, causing joints to swell (edema) and kidney problems. Unrefined Celtic salt has the opposite effect: its sodium drains out rapidly, keeping the kidneys at peak function, as well as promoting flexibility in the articulations. " Sea Salt's Hidden Powers. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CELTIC SEA SALT? Mammals are salt-based creatures. Blood, sweat, and tears are all salty. Animals need and crave salt. Unrefined, natural sea salt is indeed healthy and vital to their well-being. Your animals will drink more water and eliminate more toxins through urination. Celtic Sea Salt, natures electrolyte, enhances digestion and stabilizes bodily functions and fluids. Do your Sheep and Goats get enough minerals from their feed? Food grown in soil depleted of the necessary building blocks do not contain the minerals required for a healthy diet. Natural, unrefined sea salt affects how the body utilizes minerals while increasing the effectiveness of digestion, absorption and the assimilation of nutrients. In most cases, mineral supplementation becomes unnecessary if unrefined sea salt is included in the diet at time of feeding. Since sheep and goats are vegetarians, natural sea salt enriches saliva so the stomach is better able to produce the proper digestive enzymes required to break down the complex carbohydrates, celluloid and chlorophyll from vegetation. Celtic Sea Salt, nature's electrolyte, becomes indispensable by creating hydrochloric acid in the digestive tract. HYDROCHLORIC ACID Hydrochloric acid is the product of the hydrolysation of chlorine, which aids digestion. The chlorine originates from the essentially balanced sodium chloride found in Celtic Sea Salt. When using the mineral balanced Celtic Sea Salt, the horse is capable of extracting up to seven times the nutritional value from its food. The salt increases the foods' potency and enhances the positive effects of nutrients, enriches saliva and creates needed hydrochloric acid for digestion. RECOMMENDED USES FROM THE OUTSIDE-IN TO THE INSIDE-OUT Sheep and Goats require the minerals contained in unrefined salt. As a preventative measure, add 1/2 teaspoons of Celtic Sea Salt to their daily diet. Or feed the salt free choice. Your animals will love Celtic Sea Salt. HOW YOUR ANIMALS BODY WORKS Blood is essential for life. In fact, without nutrient rich blood, bodies will weaken and become ill. Imagine the body as the blood plasma's supermarket. In search for nutrients, the body will first go shopping the the nutrient rich organs - the spleen and liver. If the blood is unsuccessful in finding the required nutrients, it will proceed to shop the soft tissues and if necessary, it will move on to the hard tissues (ligaments, muscles, etc.). Lastly, it will shop for nutrients in the bones. As the blood extracts nutrients from each of these areas, they become weaker, causing muscle, ligament and bone ailments. Lack of proper nutrients can be a major cause of lameness in animals. Give your Sheep and Goats a better chance by providing nature's nutrients in Celtic Sea Salt. HOW WOULD SALT FREE DIET BE HARMFUL? Eliminating salt from a diet is probably more harmful than using refined sodium chloride. There is a general rule of osmosis when it comes to internal body fluids. Water goes wherever salt goes. This is evident in swollen joints and sore muscles and is particularly common in animals that sweat profusely such as sport and racehorses. Without replenishing the body's properly balanced salt reserves that vital balance of salt and water, that keeps the body functioning normally, is thrown off. The body will begin to secrete water more quickly in order to raise the level of sodium concentration in the bloodstream. Signs of too little salt in the diet may take the form of profuse sweating, a decrease in appetite, extreme fatigue followed by muscles that become sore and stiff. In extreme cases, insomnia and convulsions may occur. Without proper salt, cells have little energy and cannot regenerate. As a body sweats, it loses electrolytes, salts and fluids. Properly balanced Celtic Sea Salt, nature's electrolyte, replenishes the lost electrolyte and salts naturally. Conversely, too much refined sodium chloride can cause water retention. Since the body recognizes the refined salt as poison, it retains water in order to dilute the poison to a manageable level. Again, proper Celtic Sea Salt will assist your animals in flushing out excess wastes and reduce water retention.