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Pharma salt is an essential component in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The industry uses it as an active pharmaceutical ingredient in the manufacturing of various applications such as intravenous solutions, insulin, baby food, etc.

Pharmaceutical grade salt

Pharmaceutical grade salt is a premium quality salt that contains 99.5% NaCl and some impurities like Ca and Mg. Pharmaceutical-grade salts are more soluble in stomach and intestinal juices than non-ionic components, so they are beneficial in solid dosages.

Pink Himalayan rock salt is a compound extracted in its purest form and is widely used in pharmaceutical industries due to its purity.

Sodium chloride is present in various pharmaceutical products to produce isotonic solutions. It is essential to regular nasal saline spray and eyewashes or solutions. Sodium chloride tablets replace salt lost through excess sweating to help prevent muscle cramps.

Uses of Pharma Salt

As mentioned above, pharma salt has applications in manufacturing various applications in the pharmaceutical industries. Some of the uses of salt are discussed here.

Active pharmaceutical agents

Mineral salt, as an active pharmaceutical agent (APIs), serves numerous applications


Gastrointestinal Applications

Many mineral salts act as antacids to treat numerous gastrointestinal problems such as heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach. They are also used as laxatives to treat constipation.

Neurological Applications

Mineral salts such as magnesium and lithium get used to treating many neurological disorders like bipolar disorder, stress, depression, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis.

Dermatological Applications

Mineral salts can treat many conditions like acne, stretch marks, dry skin, itchiness, and eczema.

Orthopedic Applications

Mineral salts are effective in treating osteoporosis. They are also a source of muscle nutrition.

Pharmaceutical-grade salt is present in kidney dialysis solutions too. It is an important base material for many other dietary and medicinal formulations.

Nutritional supplements

With increased health awareness, nutritional supplements have increased application to fill dietary deficiencies.

They play an essential role in improving various body functions. Mineral salts are the ingredients of food supplements and are proved beneficial for many health conditions like

  • Immune system
  • Bone health,
  • Muscle health
  • Skin and hair
  • Thyroid function
  • Blood formation and proper functioning

So we can say that pure pharmaceutical-grade salt is an important raw material in manufacturing supplements.

Animal nutrition

Pharmaceutical-grade salt contains essential minerals and elements that fulfill the mineral requirements of farm animals and pets. That is the reason they are an indispensable part of various animal foods and supplements.


Cosmetic products for personal care, oral hygiene, etc., contain a wide range of mineral salts. They act as skincare agents, buffers, and keratolytic agents. They are also adequate to control a product’s viscosity, preserve it or act as antiperspirants and deodorants.

Due to its higher purity and good quality, Pure pharma salt is an inevitable component of many skincare, haircare, and oral hygiene products.

Three main cosmetic product categories that use mineral salt as raw material are

Dental care products

Mineral salts are added to various dental care and oral hygiene products to treat the following conditions

  • Bleeding gums
  • Plaque
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Personal care products

Many personal care products have mineral salts that benefit the skin and hair. They are also present in deodorants and antiperspirants. Some personal care products that contain pharmaceutical-grade salt are

  • Foot care products
  • Haircare products
  • Skincare products

Nutricosmetic products

Nutricosmetic products are supplements that treat various skin, hair, and nail conditions e.g

Anti Hair fall and hair growth supplements

Nail strengthening and care products

Skin Acne and restoring formulas


Various foods contain pharma salts as additives or fortification agents to increase the nutrition and mineral content.

Importance of salt in pharmacy

Pharma salt is an ionizable drug combined with a counter-ion to form a neutral complex.

Today, the production of mineral salts for the pharmaceutical sector has significantly increased. So, thanks to the elements present in the salt that are important in the countless preparations of drugs for treating a wide variety of diseases.

khananinternationaltraders.com is the largest manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of pharmaceutical-grade salt in Pakistan. We are an experienced Pharmaceutical Salt Supplier meeting all the standards and exceeding customer expectations. We supply mineral products to the medical and pharmaceutical industries globally. Our export quality pharma salt can is used in a wide range of pharmaceutical applications, including the production of saline, dialysis, and intravenous solutions.

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