Converting Salt and Sodium for POTS

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or POTS) is a medical condition that causes a myriad of symptoms; fatigue, high heart rate, lightheadedness (pre-syncope or syncope), migraine, and more.  POTS is often treated with a diet change that includes increased salt or sodium in your diet.

One of the most confusing things about having a POTS diagnosis might be the idea of salt and sodium.  How much do you need?!  Your doctor may have said something like, "Get up to 20 grams of salt a day in your diet."  Or, maybe he said, "Get up to 8000mg of sodium a day in your diet." 

Whatever the case may be, converting salt to sodium can be difficult.  This salt to sodium (and vice versa) calculator can make it a little easier!  Bookmark the page and use this tool anytime you need a little extra help!

Sodium and salt converter

Convert the sodium listed on food products into grams of salt or vice versa.

CONVERT SODIUM TO SALT

OR VICE VERSA

Sodium (mg)

Salt (g)