Home > Diet and nutrition > Vitamins, minerals and supplements Updated 14 February 2013 What is sodium? About a third of the 120mg of the mineral sodium in the body is found in your bones. The rest is in your body fluids. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting About a third of the 120mg of the mineral sodium in the body is found in your bones. The rest is in your body fluids. It ensures a proper fluid and electrolyte or pH balance in your body, together with chlorine and potassium. NEXT ON HEALTH24X 5 reasons to love avocados 2018-10-14 07:00 More: Diet and nutritionVitamins, minerals and supplements advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Effective treatment for ADHD is available What is allergic conjunctivitis? FAQs Live healthier » Most couples do not get divorced after infertility struggles IVF kids may have higher risk of autism Progesterone gel as good as injection for IVF Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications For most women who cannot conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation is very safe and effective, but it may involve a higher risk of complications during pregnancy. Heart health » Another day at the office – thanks to a defibrillator close at hand Statins help the heart, no matter what your age Even the smallest fitness gains could help you reduce the risk of a heart attack 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.'