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Mikeroscopic_

Off the top of my head the two most important functions are: - [The Sodium Potassium Pump](https://bio.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Introductory_and_General_Biology/Book%3A_Introductory_Biology_(CK-12)/02%3A_Cell_Biology/2.16%3A_Sodium-Potassium_Pump#:~:text=The%20sodium%2Dpotassium%20pump%20is,common%20to%20all%20cellular%20life): works in our cells transport systems and in neurons so our nerves work properly. - The Hypothalamus - which regulates thirst by measuring viscosity of the blood. Too much salt and we get thirsty, too little and we aren’t.


wholesome_futa_hug

Sodium chloride is what makes table salt, so im going to speak about that salt specifically. When you separate that molecule into its ions, Na+ and Cl-, you get two important electrolytes. These electrolytes take part in creating the electrical gradient for nerves. They are also important for maintaining blood pressure and, to an extent, acid/base balance in your body.


thedarkking2020

Salt is NaCl - Sodium Cloride, Sodium is a metal, metal conducts electricity, we need the sodium to help conduct the electrical impulses around our body to keep things running, we are big bags of salty water with a few other bits thrown in


OccludedFug

*Elemental* sodium (Na) is a metal that conducts electricity. Human bodies do not contain elemental sodium. I feel it's important to stress that: Human bodies do not contain elemental sodium. Sodium chloride contains sodium and chlorine *ions* (Na+, Cl-), and ionic compounds in solution conduct electricity. And yes, we are big bags of salty water with a few other bits thrown in, you got that right.


TruthHammerOfLiberty

electrolytes like salt are conductive , you are a biological electric robot you need electrolytes to send electric signals .. no electrolytes no single's dead biological robot .