How does Dolomite work?

Dolomite might be a good source of calcium carbonate and magnesium.

Are there safety concerns?

Dolomite is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most adults when taken by mouth. Some dolomite products might be contaminated with heavy metals like aluminum, arsenic, lead, mercury, and nickel. Because of this concern, it might be wise to choose a safer calcium or magnesium supplement. Also, dolomite might cause stomach irritation, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Don't take dolomite in large amounts for long periods or in combination with other calcium or magnesium supplements.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use dolomite if you are pregnant or breast-feeding because of the risk of heavy metal contamination. It's best to avoid use.

Children: Dolomite is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most children when taken by mouth. Children are more sensitive than adults to contaminants such as lead. It's best to avoid use.

Heart block: If you have this condition, don't use dolomite because it is a source of magnesium. Extra magnesium is not good for people with heart block.

Problems with the parathyroid gland: The parathyroid gland, which is located near the thyroid gland in the neck, releases a hormone that regulates the amount of calcium in the blood. If this gland is either too active (hyperparathyroidism) or underactive (hypoparathyroidism), the calcium balance is disturbed. Taking dolomite, a source of calcium, can make the balance even worse. Don't take dolomite if you have a problem with your parathyroid gland.

Kidney disease: Extra magnesium and calcium can harm people with kidney disease. Since dolomite is a source of both of these minerals, don't use it if you have serious kidney problems.

Sarcoidosis: This condition increases the risk of absorbing too much calcium. Don't take dolomite if you have this condition, because it is a source of calcium.

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