Is Your Salt Real?
Not all Salt is created equal. To find out more about Real Salt® brand sea salt download our booklet here: Guide to Understanding Salt booklet.
If you are not able to find Real Salt in your area, please visit our online store or call us toll free at
800-367-7258 and we will happily ship any of our products directly to your door.
Real Salt Outside the United States
We don’t ship directly to international customers, but our products are available in many locations around the world.
A certified nutritional therapist, Craig Fear, recently wrote a blog post we liked so well, we asked him if he’d like to share it on the Real Salt blog as well. If you’re into nutrition you’ll want to check out Craig’s website, and if you’re into being healthy (who isn’t?), take a few minutes to read this post!
Why Sugar Will Raise Your Blood Pressure More Than Salt
By Craig Fear, NTP – Certified Nutritional Therapist
To salt or not to salt, that is the question.
According to your doctor, your government, just about every major health organization, and probably your mother (at least mine) salt will raise your blood pressure. This thinking is so pervasive that it’s taken as a fact by just about everyone. Read More
Not long ago, our friends at One Degree Organic Foods came to learn more about Real Salt. They brought some cameras along, and we couldn’t be happier with their video! Watch the video below, and then head over to the One Degree website to learn about another great company.
Thank you One Degree Organic Foods!
If you’ve ever had a crazy day and wished you could just escape from it all by meditating in an ancient salt deposit, we know a guy you can envy.
Zen Master Hung, Chi-Sung, is one of the most famous meditation teachers in Taiwan, practicing and teaching mediation for over 30 years. He has taught at several universities, companies, organizations, and government offices and authored more than 100 books, and he recently dropped by the Real Salt mine to meditate.
Are you curious what he thought of the experience? Master Hung said the energy in our mine is “amazing” and “a powerful cleanser of the body and mind.” Maybe that explains why our miners are so darn content all the time!
As a follow-up to our last post about the new Real Salt packaging, we thought we might show you what Real Salt packaging has looked like throughout the years and answer a few specific questions. This picture shows Real Salt shakers from the early ’80s to today.
The Real Salt look most of you are familiar with was first used about twenty years ago, and it was the first time we included “Redmond” in the logo. We took the word Redmond out in this version, but Real Salt is still owned by Redmond and Redmond still has the same private ownership we’ve had for years.
A lot of you also noticed we removed the word “Ancient” from the label, and wondered if that reflected a change in the way we process Real Salt. It doesn’t. We’re still 100% natural, delivering salt to you just the way nature intended.
If you have a question about our new packaging, go ahead and leave a comment here, ask us on Facebook, or call us at 1-800-367-7258.
If you’ve seen Real Salt on a store shelf lately, you may have noticed our new labels and packaging. Several of you have noticed and called or emailed to ask if the changed packaging means a changed product. It doesn’t. Real Salt didn’t change. The unit sizes didn’t change. The company hasn’t changed. Only the packaging changed.
A lot of customers told us our old logo was hard to read — from a distance it looked a lot like the product was called “BEAL SALT”. We’re all about REAL and not so interested in BEAL, so we wanted to simplify the logo. We also removed the “Redmond” from the logo, hoping to keep growing Real Salt as its own brand independent of our parent company, Redmond Inc.
We also updated our pouches and the labels on our shakers. The packaging is similar enough to be familiar to you, but we made them as transparent as we could to show off Real Salt’s unique appearance, and of course they’re sporting the new logo.
What Stayed the Same?
Real Salt is still harvested from an ancient sea bed here in the U.S.A. It’s still the same product, with the same unique flavor and health benefits you’ve come to expect from us. We’re still the same company– which is great because we all really love our jobs.
We know change can be a little unsettling and we love to hear from Real Salt customers, so if you have questions or comments about our new look we hope you’ll drop a note on Facebook or contact us by phone or email.
The recent earthquake in Japan has affected millions of people directly and much of the world emotionally. Beyond the heart-wrenching images coming from Japan, damaged nuclear reactors have released radiation into the surrounding area, leading to speculation that unusually high levels of radiation will soon follow weather patterns around the globe. As a result, many people are looking for ways to supplement their body’s supply of iodine, and several have contacted us here to ask if the iodine in Real Salt will help.
Iodine and Radiation
Your thyroid gland uses iodine to make hormones, so it tends to concentrate iodine whenever it is introduced into your body. One substance released during nuclear accidents like the one in Japan is radioactive iodine called I-131. Your thyroid can’t distinguish between natural iodine and I-131, so if you were to be exposed to nuclear radiation your thyroid could potentially stockpile enough I-131 to lead to cancer some years later.
The thyroid is particularly good at absorbing iodine, but if it is already saturated with iodine–say, from potassium iodide tablets or naturally occurring sources–it is less likely to absorb the damaged I-131. That is why the Japanese government issued potassium iodide, and it also explains why so many people the world over are suddenly interested in the supplement today.
Real Salt and Iodine
The trace amount of iodine found in Real Salt is not sufficient to saturate thyroid tissue with natural iodine and prevent the absorption of I-131. In fact, even artificially iodized table salt would be insufficient–you would have to eat so much you’d be sick. There are natural foods rich in iodine that certainly wouldn’t do you any harm — kelp is the iodine superstar, but yogurt, cow’s milk, eggs, strawberries, and mozzarella cheese are also high in iodine. (You can read more about the iodine in Real Salt.)
Chance of Exposure
The destruction in Japan is spectacular and visually arresting, so it’s easy for us to imagine the worst possible global scenario. But despite what you may have read in that forwarded email, experts agree that radioactive particles from the failing reactors will not reach the United States–not even the islands of Hawaii, which are far closer to the failing reactors than most of the country.
What Can We Do?
The United States has 104 nuclear power plants, and if you live within 20 miles of one you might consider stocking up on potassium iodide tablets. For most of us in America and around the globe, though, perhaps the best thing we can do is donate what we can to ease the suffering of the victims of this horrible destruction.
As our name implies, Real Salt is, well, real. When you eat Real Salt you know you’re getting salt exactly as nature made it–no minerals stripped out, nothing added, no gimmicks. We stick with what’s real, and you get a healthy, natural salt you can trust.
Sticking with what’s real is a great way to produce salt, and it’s also a great way to market salt. Our message is a lot like our product — simple, real, and easy to swallow. We know some people who use salt will never be Real Salt customers, and that’s just fine. We can only be who we are, so we don’t spend money marketing to people who don’t value the things we value.
It makes sense for us to keep our marketing messages as simple and real as our products are, but some salt companies have a tendency to complicate things with a little marketing trickery. For the most part they’re good companies producing good salt, but their marketing material can be a little misleading. We’re going to talk about it today, not because we want to point fingers, but because our customers sometimes ask and we like simple answers. Read More
We kind of like it when salt gets bad press in the media, because it gives us a chance to explain that not all salt is bad for your health. And of course, sometimes the media do a great job talking about things like salt.