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So I'm listening to a lecture about vitamin and mineral supplementation (for a pharmacology course) and it says that there is a product being sold in many health food stores called "dolomite" and it's being marketed as a natural source of calcium.
Apparently it is often contaminated with lead, so I just wanted to pass that along in case anyone uses it.
Have you all even heard of it? I never have, but then again I don't really scrutinize the supplement aisle.
Personally I think a better source of calcium is our leafy greens. I mean, dolomite is a ROCK. Even powderized, how much would actually get digested, or would we just poop it right out??
What most people don't know is that grains inhibit the body's absorption of calcium, so if you don't eat grains (paleo diet ) you do not need today's RDA of calcium; you get all you need from your leafy greens and other whole fresh foods.