Sodium

Sodium in an electrolyte is essential for all living things, and is consumed more than any other mineral. It is estimated that Americans consume nearly four pounds of sodium each year. Sodium is also a positively charged ion found outside of our body's cellular structures. The most abundant form of sodium in diet is salt, or sodium chloride (60 % salt, 40% chloride). Other forms of dietary sodium are added to a variety of liquids and foods. These sources include:

  • sodium benzoate
  • baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • monosodium glutamate
  • sodium saccharin
  • and sodium nitrate

Because sodium is found in nearly all dietary sources, its bioavailability (amount of a mineral/nutrient capable for absorption in any given food) in the body is very high.

An excessive intake of sodium is more common than a deficiency. It is suggested that the average American “consumes from 2,300 to 6,900 milligrams of sodium daily.” (1) The body absorbs sodium in the small intestine and a large amount is deposited in the skeletal system. The remainder of consumed sodium is either found in tissues and cells; or is constantly circulating in the blood.

The amount of sodium needed for proper functioning of cellular processes may be in direct relation to the physical activity of a person or the overall health on an individual. This is, in part, due to the amount of fluids lost through sweating during exercise, and fluid loss in conditions associated with certain illnesses (i.e. vomiting, diarrhea).

Like the electrolyte potassium, sodium is critical in maintaining proper fluid balance in our bodies. Its main function is in the regulation and allowance of potassium ions in intracellular structures. This process allows us to utilize the majority of fluids contained in our bodies. Sodium controls the balance of fluids across and through all tissue and cell structures.



Products Containing Sodium
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Advantage Matrix $27.89
 
(0)
$1.39 20 ISS
Aloe C Defense $23.39
 
(0)
$0.84 28 Nasutra
Amino 2000 $6.75
 
(1)
$0.27 25 Prolab
Amino Fuel Liquid $7.18
 
(0)
$0.34 21 Twinlab
Anabolic Halo $40.24
 
(1)
$1.01 40 MuscleTech
Anti-Ox Male $33.99
 
(0)
$1.13 30 Muscle Marketing Obesity
Bar $14.89
 
(0)
$1.24 12 Promax
Black Powder $18.95
 
(0)
$0.95 20 MRI
Carb Conscious Bar $12.99
 
(0)
$1.44 9 Supreme Protein
Carbo Hit $9.50
 
(0)
$0.40 24 Mega Pro
Casein Protein $25.99
 
(1)
$0.96 27 Optimum Nutrition
Cellmass $34.79
 
(0)
$0.87 40 BSN
Collegiate Muscle Milk $31.95
 
(0)
$2.00 16 Cytosport
Complete Protein Diet $38.98
 
(1)
$0.97 40 Optimum Nutrition
Complete Whey $21.00
 
(0)
$0.47 45 Cytosport
Creatine $18.49
 
(0)
$0.17 110 AST
Creatine Monohydrate $7.95
 
(0)
$0.13 60 Muscle Marketing
CytoCarb II $8.99
 
(0)
$0.56 16 Cytosport
CytoGainer $23.89
 
(0)
$2.39 10 Cytosport
Detour Bar $14.99
 
(0)
$1.25 12 Forward Foods
Dyma Lean Chocolate $32.95
 
(0)
$1.65 20 Dymatize
Elite Protein $32.40
 
(0)
$0.42 77 Dymatize
EndoRush $37.99
 
(0)
$0.79 48 BSN
EndoRush Fruit Punch $39.99
 
(0)
$2.67 15 BSN
Energy Gel $24.97
 
(0)
$1.04 24 Carb Boom
EvoPro $28.40
 
(0)
$0.89 32 Cytosport
Explosive Energy $23.99
 
(0)
$23.99 1 ZizZazz
Extreme Body RTD50 $26.40
 
(0)
$2.20 12 ABB
Extreme Body Shake $37.69
 
(0)
$37.69 1 ABB
Extreme Smoothie $2.10
 
(0)
$0.09 24 VHT
Extreme XXL $22.99
 
(0)
$2.30 10 ABB
FiProFlax $9.78
 
(0)
$0.33 30 Health From The Sun
Fit Drink Mix $23.99
 
(0)
$1.20 20 Apex
Gainer Matrix $24.95
 
(0)
$2.50 10 ISS
Gainers Fuel $18.62
 
(0)
$1.86 10 Twinlab
Garbage Fruit Punch $25.39
 
(0)
$0.85 30 Garbage
Genuine Brewers Yeast $6.90
 
(0)
$0.22 32 Twinlab
Glucosamine & Chondroitin Plus MSM $21.89
 
(0)
$0.36 60 NOW Osteoarthritis
Hardcore Essentials Pure Pro $39.99
 
(0)
$0.55 73 ABB
Heavyweight Gainer $17.50
 
(0)
$1.75 10 Champion
Intra Pro $28.89
 
(0)
$1.03 28 Gaspari Nutrition
Isopure meal Replacement Drink $39.95
 
(2)
$2.00 20 Natures Best
Lean Body $41.95
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Lean Body Chocolate $71.89
 
(0)
$1.71 42 Labrada
Lean Body Chocolate Peanut Butter $48.95
 
(0)
$2.45 20 Labrada
Lean Body For Her $35.99
 
(0)
$1.80 20 Labrada
Lean Body Mass $26.24
 
(1)
$2.92 9 Labrada
Lean Body Neopolitan $41.99
 
(0)
$41.99 1 Labrada
Lean Body RTD $32.38
 
(0)
$2.70 12 Labrada
Lean Dessert $14.85
 
(2)
$0.82 18 BSN
Lean Mass Complex $41.20
 
(0)
$2.06 20 Prolab
Liquid Gold Flax Oil $9.95
 
(0)
$0.32 31 Health From The Sun
Liquid L-Carnitine $7.98
 
(0)
$0.26 31 Dymatize
Low Carb Lean Body - Promote Muscle Growth $41.99
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Low Carb Lean Body High Protein Shake $41.99
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Mass Meal $31.25
 
(0)
$2.08 15 ErgoPharm
Max Protein $26.99
 
(0)
$13.49 2 Apex
Meal Replacement $41.99
 
(0)
$1.05 40 Met-Rx
Mega Gainer $16.39
 
(0)
$5.46 3 Dymatize
Metabolic Advantage Thyroid Formula $17.10
 
(0)
$0.19 90 Enzymatic Therapy Thyroid
Mix & Shake $17.99
 
(0)
$0.90 20 Amino Vital
Monster Milk $29.99
 
(0)
$2.50 12 Cytosport
Mus-L-Blast 2000 $14.95
 
(0)
$1.66 9 Genisoy
Muscle Juice $15.89
 
(0)
$1.77 9 Ultimate Nutrition
Muscle Milk $13.99
 
(1)
$1.08 13 Cytosport
Muscle Milk Light $24.89
 
(0)
$1.56 16 Cytosport
Muscle Milk Light RTD $34.95
 
(0)
$2.33 15 Cytosport
Muscle Milk RTD $31.65
 
(0)
$2.64 12 Cytosport
Muscle Milk RTD BAN $6.99
 
(0)
$0.58 12 Cytosport
Myodrive $52.49
 
(1)
$2.62 20 SAN
Myoplex Carb Sense(MCS) $39.99
 
(0)
$2.00 20 EAS
Myoplex Deluxe $99.99
 
(0)
$2.78 36 EAS
Myoplex Lite $11.99
 
(0)
$0.29 42 EAS
Myoplex Original $44.96
 
(0)
$1.07 42 EAS
Myoplex RTD $34.95
 
(0)
$34.95 1 EAS
N-Large2 $18.99
 
(0)
$0.63 30 Prolab
NaNo Vapor $37.99
 
(0)
$0.95 40 MuscleTech
New Whey Liquid Protein $26.20
 
(0)
$2.18 12 IDS
Nitrobolic Extreme $35.95
 
(0)
$0.90 40 Vyotech
Nitrocore 24 $23.99
 
(5)
$0.86 28 Optimum Nutrition
NO Shotgun V3 $35.95
 
(4)
$1.28 28 VPX
Pro Blend 55 $31.49
 
(0)
$2.42 13 Wellement
Pro-MR $37.94
 
(0)
$1.90 20 CNP Professional
Probolic SR $48.89
 
(0)
$0.87 56 MHP
ProCore Advance $23.99
 
(0)
$0.73 33 Kemistry
Proflex Joint Support $12.75
 
(0)
$0.42 30 Champion Osteoarthritis
ProPeptide $28.86
 
(0)
$2.06 14 CNP Professional
ProPeptide MBF $32.98
 
(0)
$2.20 15 CNP Professional
ProV60 $29.81
 
(0)
$1.49 20 Labrada
Pure Pro Shake $27.95
 
(0)
$2.33 12 ABB
Pure Vitargo $43.95
 
(0)
$1.76 25 Professional Supplement
Real Gains $21.63
 
(1)
$1.97 11 Universal Nutrition
Recover X $31.99
 
(0)
$2.00 16 Muscle Link
Ripped Force $26.89
 
(0)
$2.24 12 ABB
Ripped to the Max $29.70
 
(0)
$0.00 0 Science Foods
Serious Mass $22.99
 
(2)
$2.87 8 Optimum Nutrition
Shot Bloks $20.27
 
(0)
$0.56 36 Clif Bar
Sizeon $19.99
 
(0)
$2.00 10 Gaspari Nutrition
Smart Gainer $38.99
 
(0)
$1.39 28 IDS
Speed Shot $17.99
 
(0)
$1.50 12 ABB
Speed Stack $51.60
 
(0)
$2.15 24 ABB
Spike Shooter $37.83
 
(0)
$9.46 4 Biotest
Stevia Powder $5.58
 
(3)
$0.02 250 Optimum Nutrition
Super Amino 2000 $11.99
 
(1)
$0.24 50 Ultimate Nutrition
Super Charge $34.95
 
(0)
$0.70 50 Labrada
Super Heavyweight Gainer $47.82
 
(0)
$1.59 30 Champion Nutrition
Super Weight Gain $11.55
 
(1)
$1.16 10 Genesis Nutrition
Syntha-6 $25.89
 
(1)
$0.86 30 BSN
Tight! RTD $24.11
 
(0)
$1.00 24 SAN
Trigosamine $28.38
 
(0)
$0.95 30 PatentHealth LLC Osteoarthritis
True Mass $39.99
 
(1)
$2.22 18 BSN
Turbo Tea $34.80
 
(2)
$0.00 0 ABB
UltraMet $30.64
 
(0)
$1.53 20 Champion Nutrition
Up Your Mass $32.48
 
(0)
$1.91 17 MHP
Vitargo CGL $34.99
 
(0)
$1.75 20 Nutrex Research
VP2 $34.45
 
(1)
$1.08 32 AST
Whey Gourmet $27.95
 
(0)
$0.93 30 PVL
Whey Matrix $26.00
 
(0)
$0.37 71 ISS
Whey Protein Fuel $30.91
 
(2)
$0.48 65 Twinlab
Whey Stack $21.99
 
(0)
$0.71 31 Champion Nutrition
Xtra Advantage Creatine Serum $33.99
 
(1)
$1.13 30 MMUSA

 

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