Hi Janne, I’d love to inform you a bit about our stance on this.
I want to start with the negative reputation that salt has gotten. Many people think of salt in a bad way, as it’s associated with, among other things, high blood pressure. But, please don’t forget that we actually need salt in order for our bodies to function properly. Salt is namely the main source of sodium in our diet. We need sodium, chloride and potassium for the fluid balance in the body, regulating our blood pressure and for proper functioning of muscle and nerve cells.
The amount of salt in the vanilla flavoured shake is 6 g per day, which corresponds with the current guideline of salt intake set by the EFSA. In our nutritional values, we follow the recommendations of the EFSA, as they provide independent scientific advice on food-related risks and they are publishing new outcomes from time to time. We follow these publications closely. When consuming three of the vanilla flavoured shakes, your total intake of salt is six g per day. This still falls within current common target intakes of either 5 or 6 g per day (WHO, HHS).
At Jake, we are constantly improving our products following the most recent publications in science, therefore, we have already read the latest draft of the EFSA’s next publication about sodium (expected in 2019). The AI in this publication is set on 1.5 g sodium/day (3.75 g salt) as well, just like the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendation. Our forest fruit and banana flavoured shakes contain 1.25 grams (rounded to 1.3 grams) of salt per serving. These are our newest flavours, and thus, seeing the latest research publications, they contain a lower amount of salt. Taking three shakes a day, your total salt intake would be 3.75 gram per day, which is exactly the recommended AI.
Just some information about what the amount of salt in our products is based. I hope this clears it up and I would love to hear other opinions on this topic.