Multi Salt Fx Smallcircle

Not all salt is created equal!

What do the top halogenerator manufacturers say about what type of salt to use for effective halotherapy (dry salt therapy)?

As part of the Salt Therapy Association’s (STA) objectives, creating consistent standards and practices is critical. There have been inconsistencies in the marketplace as to what type of salt to use in halogenerators. While various salts are used as décor, salt used in a halogenerator is very different and affects people differently. The STA has researched and surveyed some of the top halogenerator manufacturers and distributors and there is unanimous consensus among the following:

  • Halomed Pure
    99.99% Sodium Chloride
  • S.A.L.T. FX®
    Pure 99.99% Sodium Chloride
  • Iiris
    Pure 99.99% Sodium Chloride
  • Prizma
    Pure 99.99% Sodium Chloride
  • Breeze Tronic
    Pure 99.99% Sodium Chloride

Pure grade sodium chloride (also known as medical grade or pharmaceutical salt) is the only salt that these manufacturers state to use for several reasons:

1. What makes dry salt therapy effective is the property of the sodium chloride (NaCl). The purer the salt, the more percentage of sodium chloride, the more effective the salt will be in providing the characteristics of being super absorbent, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Pure sodium chloride is natural mined salt that eliminates all the trace elements, minerals, dirt and debris so you are left with 99.99% pure sodium chloride.

2. While Dead Sea, Himalayan, Caribbean, Rock and other salts contain a variety of minerals, metals and elements, these salts are not consistent in their characteristics, depending on the region where the salt is cultivated. Only NaCl dissolves 100% in water and does not stay in the lungs, so anything else beside pure NaCL could negatively impact the lungs because other minerals and dirt won’t dissolve in water and will remain in the respiratory system. While these salts are great for cooking and digesting, inhalation is a very different system. Minerals and vitamins are for the digestive system, not for the lungs. And these other minerals and elements are not what impacts the positive affects of halotherapy.

3. Some of the elements could be harmful, especially when the very small micron sized particles get deep into the respiratory system. All the clinical, medical and scientific studies that have been published are based on utilizing only pure sodium chloride. The same salt that hospitals use in saline solutions that enter the body due to its purity, is the same salt to be used for dry salt therapy.

4. Some of the other salts may contain dirt, clay and/or debris in their crystals and when the precise mechanisms of the halogenerators crush and grind the salt, any foreign particles could damage the system.