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Himalayan Crystal Salt Usage & Fasting- Takes You Out of Ketosis?

by Kapil
(Portland OR USA)

Hey guys,

What's up! I am a newbie to these forums. I just had a question in regards to the Himalayan Crystal Salt (HCS).

Will the use of HSC take you out of your state of Ketosis?

Lets say you are on Day 9 of your water fast but haven't produced stool in 4-5 days. Will adding HSC to your H2O take you out of Ketosis?

Please let me know.

I can also be reached at just in case I can't see this post (I can't see the forum on here???).



Hello Kapil. This is Rob Johnston, Fitness Through Fasting webmaster. Himalayan Crystal Salt, in my experience, has NOT taken me out of ketosis while I have been fasting.

used it frequently during the final two weeks of a 40-day fast and I continued on Ketosis til the end. I hope other fasters can post their experience, but for me it is a good supplement to water fasting.



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Jun 02, 2009
2 more questions
by: Kapil

Thanks Rob!

Just a few more questions that come to mind:

1) If maximum breakdown of fatty tissue (and other healing benefits) occur from your 3rd to 10th day onward, then why should one do a water fast that lasts over ten days? What specific benefits does one receive by going over 10 days in a water fast, as opposed to someone that stops at 10? (I've heard that on your 21st day or so, one can start accessing higher mind functions, but I wasn't sure if this was true or not).

2) Getting back to my Himalayan Crystal Salt Question - will taking HCS allow one to produce stool far more frequently? (and hence - eliminating the need for an enema?).

Thanks once again!

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