In Canada, the average daily intake of sodium far exceeds the Tolerable Upper Intake Level.
On average, males consume more than females, with intakes above 4,000 mg of sodium a day for those aged 14-30.
Of Canadians ranging in age from 9 to 70, over 85% of males and between 60% and 80% of females had average intakes that surpassed the tolerable upper intake level.
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about how much sodium you should be consuming. So how much sodium SHOULD you be consuming?
An adequate intake of sodium for most adults is 1,500 mg or less on a daily basis. Children need even less sodium.