Why is sodium reduction important?

Sodium chloride is a vital nutrient and is essential for many bodily functions, however the World Health Organization (WHO) considers the average daily salt consumption in the western world far too high.

Also, the insufficient intake of potassium in large areas of the world is an important issue. The WHO recommends an increase in the supply of potassium through daily ingestion.

Regulations and guidelines

of WHO, EU, FDA, FCA and other organizations unfold a global need for sodium reduction

People consume on average

the recommended level of sodium

the sufficient potassium intake

2 x

½ x

1,3 Billion*

… people suffer from hypertension

2,5 Million*

… lives could be saved every year by reducing the salt intake to the WHO recommendation

* according to WHO

First choice:


Potassium Chloride is the most frequently utilized sodium reduction solution for replacing NaCl


  • DIN EN ISO 9001ff
  • IFS
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Made in Germany

KaliSel – For a balanced mineral nutrition

KaliSel, with highly purified potassium chloride of natural origin in food quality, is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to substitute salt with simultaneous increase in the concentration of potassium – without impairing product characteristics. Therefore, KaliSel is already used successfully in many areas of the food industry all over the world.

Application areas


Frozen meals

Breads, pasta and cereals

Processed meats and cheese

Dairy Products


Dressings and condiments


Infant Nutrition

All of our products are widely used by the food and beverage industry. They are, for example, used as processing agents and additives in the production of a great variety of foods and beverages. Because our high-purity products are from naturally occurring minerals they carry a low content of secondary salts.

The body of an adult contains approximately 130 grams of potassium (K) – with nearly 98 % present inside the body’s cells. Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes in our body fluids and is necessary for the normal functioning of cells, nerves and muscles. Moreover, it is indispensable for the creation of protein, for glucose transport and also affects the insulin metabolism. Potassium plays an important role in blood pressure regulation, the water balance and the acid-base balance.

Your solution for salt reduction, food processing & food fortification

Your benefits

  • High-purity products of natural origin
  • Highest standards for quality and product safety, especially when compared on an international level
  • Long-standing international cooperation with the food industry
  • Not only a supplier of raw materials, but also a globally reliable partner
  • Certified in accordance with the most important international standards
  • Made in Germany

Quality Standards

The quality and safety of our products have highest priority. Our production facilities in Germany are amongst the most modern ones in the world. Additionally, we offer our national and international customers high service orientation as well as particularly high supply security. Consistently high product quality is guaranteed by continuous quality controls. The production facilities are certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 ff. Compliance with hygienic requirements is ensured by the HACCP system; Kosher and Halal requirements are also fulfilled. As a K+S Group Company we have long-standing international expertise and are a globally reliable partner for our customers.

Learn more about how Potassium vitals your body

Potassium deficiency may produce the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Exhaustion
  • Amyosthenia
  • Constipation
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Cardiac arrhythmia

Potassium deficiencies may be caused by the following:

  • Insufficient potassium intake
  • Frequent use of diuretics
  • Excessive use of laxatives
  • Chronic kidney or gastro-intestinal disorders
  • Excessive loss of body fluids or medication
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Acidaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

Recommended minimum daily intake

Potassium is one of the essential elements of the body. It is absolutely vital, but cannot be produced by the organism itself. It is therefore necessary to supply potassium as part of the daily diet. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests a minimum daily intake of 3.5 grams for adults.

Balance your mineral nutrition with the #1 made in Germany