Salarius, the developer and manufacturer of a remarkable new low sodium salt called MicroSalt®, announces today that it has launched commercial production and secured its first customer to incorporate MicroSalt® in their snack food business.
MicroSalt® is a proprietary salt made with micron-size salt particles that dissolve in the mouth significantly faster than regular salt, delivering an increased sensation of saltiness with much less salt.
These particles have a large surface area-to-volume ratio, which provides an increased interaction with saliva and sensory physiology in the mouth, e.g., tongue, cheeks, gums, etc., and leads to an increased sensation of a salty taste.
As the residence time of food is relatively short in the mouth, increasing the dissolution rate of salt particles has a pronounced effect on the sensation of salty taste, so you can use less salt without sacrificing flavor.
According to the World Health Organization1, cardiovascular disease takes the lives of 17.9 million people per year and is responsible for 31% of global deaths.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.”2 In the U.K., there are about 160,000 deaths from heart disease each year accounting for 26% of all deaths.3 The American Heart Association (AHA) has predicted that costs related to the disease will double from $555 billion in 2016 to $1.1 trillion in 2035, and this “could bankrupt our nation’s economy and healthcare system,” according to AHA Past-President Steven Houser, Ph. D.
High blood pressure is a key risk factor for developing heart disease. On 5 March 2019, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommending reduced sodium consumption guidelines. This report introduces Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) intakes for sodium.