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 managed 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.



Sodium (mg)

Salt (g)