Question about Sodium in Supplements

Patient

Q: Hi,
My friend recently convinced me to try a herbal "supplement" but after buying it and receiving the bottle and reading the label, each serving (10ml) contains 4 GRAMS of sodium!
This seems like an enormous amount to me, and I just wanted some clarification of whether or not it would be safe to take these?
I do have a history of heart disease in my family, and even though I am in relatively good health, I do not want to put myself at further risk..

Doctor

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