My understanding is that the current "standard" recommendations are 2300mg per day for healthy people, and 1500mg per day under a doctor's care for folks with existing heart issues.
Sodium is absolutely required for your body to function, and it is highly inadvisable to drop below the recommendations without a doctor's suggestions and supervision. Going too low on sodium can cause some very serious medical issues.
Left to my own tastes and cooking preferences, I generally would end up with around 1100-1200mg per day. I am one of those who had these low levels cause problems. My doctor now has me on minimum 4000-6000mg per day of sodium.
The "standard" recommendations are what is generally safe for the majority of the healthy population, but please consult your doctor and have an electrolyte panel done before changing sodium intake dramatically either higher or lower.
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Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
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