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What is chloride?

Chloride is a mineral that is a key ingredient in several body fluids. It helps maintain fluid levels within cells, around cells and in blood. It may bond with other minerals, such as sodium (sodium chloride) or potassium (potassium chloride), or with elements such as hydrogen (hydrochloric acid). Chloride is found in foods, such as tomatoes, rye, salt and seaweed, and vegetables, such as olives, lettuce and celery. It is classified as an electrolyte. Chloride supplements are used to increase the amount of chloride in people with a deficiency.

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