Apparently one teaspoon of salt is 5 or 6 grams. I know that with vitamin C, this is the case. I would go with how you feel. I would go ahead with everything myself, but that's me. Some people might like to slow down a bit and wait until they're feeling balanced before bombarding on all levels - or they might not do the herbals at the same time as salt & vit C. I know that protocol didnt' seem to call for both. so it's up to you.