Chemical Substance - Sodium chloride

NHPID name:
Sodium chloride

Reference:
BP

Proper name(s):
Sodium chloride

Common name(s):

Category:
Approved Chemical Name

Schedule 1:
Mineral

Sub-ingredient(s):
Chloride , Sodium

CAS registry number:
7647-14-5


Source ingredients:


Additional details

Detail:
Sodium is an electrolyte, not a nutrient. As a medicinal ingredient sodium does not contribute to the maintenance of good health since there is likely to be excess sodium from the diet, not a deficiency. The safety and efficacy of the sodium chloride as a source of sodium must be assessed under the recommended conditions of use.


Roles

Medicinal

Rationale:

Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 7 (a mineral) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.

Reference:  NNHPD

Non-medicinal

Purposes:
Cryoprotectant , Diluent , Flavour Enhancer , Tonicity Agent , Viscosity Increasing Agent - Aqueous