When combined with sodium chlorine forms the well known substance “salt”. Chlorine, together with sodium and potassium, is one of the main electrolytes in the body. As an electrolyte it balances body fluids and transports neural signals. Moreover, chlorine is a component of the hydrochloric acid of the stomach necessary for the digestion of foods and the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Finally chlorine acts a buffer for maintaining body’s acid/ alkaline balance. Low levels of chlorine can be an issue in cases of dehydration, excessive sweating, vomiting and burns.