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October 6th, 2011, 01:41 AM
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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.
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October 6th, 2011, 06:25 AM
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It sounds familiar, but when I looked up an image... it's a rock? Do you eat the rock? Will ask around.
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October 6th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Dolomite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I agree, definitely a chance of lead being in there.

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.
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October 7th, 2011, 12:35 AM
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Yea I have no idea if they were talking about a ground up rock or what. I was thinking maybe it was kind of like Vegemite or Marmite???


I dunno!
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October 7th, 2011, 06:25 AM
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Good post Anne! LOL Ginny!
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